Experience the dedicated preservation of natural surroundings and significant landmarks at national and state parks across the country. Enhance that authentic, historic feeling by staying at a Historic Hotel of America.
Bright Angel Lodge, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, was built in 1935, has a natural, rustic character, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by famed architect Mary E J Colter.
El Tovar Hotel, a former Harvey House is considered the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012. It opened its doors in 1905 and was most recently renovated in 2005. On May 28, 1987, The El Tovar Hotel was designated by the U. S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
Phantom Ranch is tucked beside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the canyon rim. In 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt's enthusiasm for the Grand Canyon helped lead to its incorporation into the National Park System in 1919. The Fred Harvey Company was granted the concession for the camp in 1922. They hired the American architect Mary E J Colter to design permanent lodging at Phantom Ranch.
The spirit of the Otero family lives on at Tubac. The family's original hacienda houses meeting room and guests can dine within the walls of the 200-year-old barn. The scenic beauty of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita mountains are a stunning backdrop and offer a multitude of outdoor activities.
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, a desert oasis and "home away from home" ranch school for girls only. Inspired by early Moorish architecture, it showcases many details that were crafted by the Murpheys themselves.
Perched above the Victorian village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas -- recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations -- is the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, a landmark hotel that echoes the recuperative splendor of the surrounding Ozark Mountain region.
The Inn at Furnace Creek was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company of Twenty Mule Team fame as a means to save their newly built Death Valley Railroad.
A premiere Northern California hotel, the Benbow Inn is in the heart of Redwood Country, near the Avenue of the Giants, offering superb luxury accommodations, refined dining serving regional cuisine and an award-winning wine list, and beautiful meeting and event spaces.
Nestled into the heart of Napa Valley, the Napa River Inn stands out as an upscale boutique hotel offering traditional comfort, convenience, and personal service to both leisure and business travelers. Surrounded by the valley's world-renowned vineyards, beautiful scenery, excellent restaurants, and favorable climate, the inn sits snugly along the banks of the Napa River on 2.5 riverfront acres.
Cavallo Point in San Francisco is a statement of sustainable luxury and green living, and it is the home of the Institute at the Golden Gate, an environmental program of the National Parks Conservancy.
Built in 1927, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate Wine Country, California destination offering the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa, access to championship golf courses, signature dining experiences, including the Michelin award-winning Santé Restaurant, and exceptional accommodations and hospitality.
The majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains provides a breathtaking backdrop for the classically elegant Stanley Hotel. Inside, its gleaming wood, soaring ceilings and understated elegance are coupled with world-class hospitality. Nestled on 35 pristine acres, the hotel offers guests unparalleled natural beauty and a wealthy of outdoor activities.
Since 2001, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak consecutively received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for both the hotel and dining room. The dining room has also received the DiRoNa Award, and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence, every year.
One America's most celebrated hotels, the Capital Hilton has been a site for important historical events since its opening date in 1943. Located in the electric downtown district of Washington DC, the Capital Hilton promises luxury accommodations in a setting near the city's most notable attractions, with the magnificent White House located just two blocks away.
The historic Washington Hilton hotel boasts an optimal location in the vibrant nation's capital and features luxury accommodations, contemporary facilities, 110,000 square feet of event space, and a convenient starting point to explore Washington, DC.
Built in 1923, Hotel Lana'i is a historic landmark on the secluded island of Lana'i, where miles of unspoiled natural beauty awaits every guest. The hotel boasts 11 charming guestrooms furnished in a Hawaiian-plantation style exuding a true, relaxing ambiance where every guest is treated with unrivaled hospitality.
From the carefree New Orleans to the charming Memphis, explore the Lower Mississippi River with a voyage aboard the American Queen Steamboat and experience authentic Southern hospitality, dynamic cultural experiences, vibrant river ports, and sites, including Antebellum mansions, centuries-old shaded oak trees, and historic plantations.
Welcoming guests since 1742, Kelley House of Martha's Vineyard is ideally located in the heart of historic Edgartown. Framed by lush elm trees and iconic 19th Century whaling captains homes, Kelley House is a classic New England establishment offering authentic nautical artifacts and artwork mingled with historic brick fireplaces, rich woodwork, and beautiful guestrooms and suites in four distinct buildings, many with porches and views of the sea.
In the late 1990s the forgotten mill town of North Adams became a haven for technology companies and was infused with new life. Sparked by the visionary efforts of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), which has renovated parts of a sprawling mill complex, the Porches Inn represents a new twist on hospitality.
Often dubbed America's all-natural theme park, Mackinac Island has escaped many of the trappings of the last century. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, so walking, biking, and horse and buggy are the preferred modes of transportation. Guests at the historic Island House Hotel enjoy stepping back in time.
Experience the rolling hills and limestone bluffs that surround the Midwest landscape with a journey through the Upper Mississippi River aboard the American Queen Steamboat. From the dynamic St. Louis to the lively twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, discover picturesque geography, abundant wildlife, and cultural gems from St. Louis to St. Paul.
Since 1915, Many Glacier Hotel has offered a unique, one-of-a-kind experience to explore the magnificent landscape of Glacier National Park, Montana. Situated on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake the hotel is comprised of five-story, Swiss-style chalets offering 215 guestrooms that exude a Swiss-alpine ambiance.
Lake McDonald Lodge is a picturesque destination situated on the eastern shore of the magnificent Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park featuring charming accommodations amid breathtaking views of the lush natural landscape. Comprised of a main lodge, row of cabins, and a 1950s era motor inn, the lodge was established in June 14, 1914 and offers 100 guestrooms furnished with charming comforts.
Built in 1910, the historic Sacajawea Hotel is a step back into time to the charming countryside of Three Forks, Montana offering luxury accommodations, a heritage rich experience, and Western hospitality. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, the property sits on a scenic lot near some of the most magnificent outdoor attractions in the nation, including Yellowstone National Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and Headwaters State Park.
The Omni Bretton Arms Inn was built as a private home in 1896 and was first opened to guests in 1907. The inn was a part of the larger Mount Washington and Mount Pleasant Hotels which hosted a variety of visitors and was the distinguished headquarters for the Conference Secretariat during the 44-nation Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Mount Washington Resort was the creation of industrialist Joseph Stickney, who built The Mount Washington Hotel in 1902. The sparking white and red-roofed Spanish Renaissance-style hotel, with its grand, colonnaded veranda, was the setting for the historic Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club exemplifies New England. Its century-old history ties the historic hotel to the region's heritage while seamlessly offering all the high-end amenities of any modern hotel alongside pristine, panoramic views of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
The Mast Farm Inn, a North Carolina institution, is an award-winning and world renowned historic country inn and restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. While there have been extensive historically accurate renovations and improvements, the hospitality remains southern rural mountain traditional, attentive, and sincere.
Aboard the American Queen Steamboat, enjoy voyages along the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and experience the storied culture and friendly smiles that inhabit the river ports along America's rhythmic heartland of charming towns and sights between the vibrant metropolises of Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga, and Nashville.
Nestled in the woods of Newbury, Ohio, Punderson Manor Lodge is the perfect family-friendly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These rustic, yet modern accommodations are ADA accessible and local lore has it that this historic hotel is haunted by at least 12 long-term spirits.
The Chateau at Oregon Caves offers travelers a distinct and unparalleled experience amid Oregon's breathtaking scenery. With an emphasis on sustainability and preservation, the property allows for the observation of unique natural wonders while enjoying Oregon's ample outdoor attractions.
Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress where voyages between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA will reveal soaring mountains, charming river towns, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit.
An architectural gem atop a natural wonder, Timberline Lodge is an acclaimed ski lodge and mountain retreat on the south slope of Mt. Hood, standing 6,000 feet above sea level. Inviting a gracious warmth, Timberline Lodge is a historic luxury hotel featuring comfortable guestrooms and suites, refined and sustainable dining, a world-class ski and snowboarding facility, thoughtfully-appointed event spaces, and, most of all, distinguished hospitality.
A grand northwest historic lodge, the 71-room Crater Lake Lodge originally opened in 1915 and is located on the edge of one of the country’s crown jewels – Crater Lake. No place else on earth combines a deep pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost 2,000 feet high; a picturesque island and a violent volcanic past. The lodge was reopened after extensive renovation in 1995 and offers an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s, immersing visitors in its rustic charm.
The Gettysburg Hotel has a tradition of hospitality that dates to 1797, when James Scott first opened his tavern. In the summer of 1863, the hotel played witness to one of the seminal events in American history as Union and Confederate troops swarmed over the small town of Gettysburg during a pivotal and bloody three-day battle. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address at the Wills House, just steps away from the hotel.
Settled between the flourishing natural beauty surrounding the Pocono Mountains, Ledges Hotel is a luxury historic destination in Hawley, Pennsylvania affording modern conveniences without sparing its rustic charm. Built in 1890, this Federal-style structure was originally built for the John S. O'Connor Glass Factory, illustrating the deep culture and heritage of the area's manufacturing industry.
The name "Zion" means a place of peace and refuge. As a sanctuary with over 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and uninterrupted beauty, Zion National Park is well-named. Its massive sandstone walls, some as high as 3,800 feet, offer an opportunity for serenity and reflection for all who visit.
For over two and a half centuries, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered genuine Southern hospitality amid the Allegheny Mountains, boasting beautiful accommodations, championship golf courses, and an expansive conference center. A designated National Historic Landmark, this luxury resort offers modern amenities without compromising its historic charm.
The classic Georgian Revival architecture of the Mimslyn Inn rises gracefully from the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley. The warmth and charm of the Mimslyn have been welcoming guests since 1931. The inn is in close proximity to all of the area’s signature attractions, including the spectacular Luray Caverns. Purchased in 2005 by the Asam family, the Mimslyn has undergone an intensive, year-long renovation.
A storied oasis of thought, Airlie is a serene getaway from the everyday, the premier destination for conferences, retreats, and scenic getaways in Northern Virginia. Situated on 1,200 well-manicured acres at the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, Airlie is a dedicated Warrenton, VA hotel and conference center with expansive meeting space and unmatched conference support.
Constructed in 1892, the historic Sheridan Inn provided travelers to the West the luxury and elegance of the East. Through the years, the hotel has remained a hub of activity, offering posh New Year's Eve balls and the town's first electric lights.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel was completed in 1891 as part of a series of hotels to accommodate visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Beginning in 1903, it was re-designed and expanded by architect Robert Reamer. His design included a clapboarded Colonial Revival structure and three porticoes that overlook the lake.
The accommodations in Yellowstone National Park aren't just places to stay, they are monuments to a long-standing ideal that special places in the world should be set aside and preserved for future generations. Staying in the park is the best way for visitors to experience all Yellowstone has to offer. On May 28, 1987, The Old Faithful Inn was designated by the U. S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
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