California & the West
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Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

The mother of all park lodges, built in a rustic style of logs and shingles in 1904. Massive fireplace in a jaw-dropping lobby. The oldest guest rooms can be tiny and some share a toilet, but newer wings have more spacious units. Typically open early May through mid-October. Rates from $96 to $502 a night. Info: (866) 439-7375; Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times