Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016

Paradise Inn - 1916
Paradise Inn – 1916

I don’t know what’s more impressive—the iconic Paradise Inn or Mount Rainier looming behind it.

“Construction of the majestic Paradise Inn was completed 100 years ago in 1916. Today, entering the inn with its large timbers and massive stone fireplaces is like stepping back into an earlier time. You can almost envision the dusty travellers of the early 1900s in their long skirts and woolen traveling suits enjoying refreshments in the lobby,” says the Park Service.

This second shot is of the lobby, but in the 1940s. It’s still cozy today and worth a visit!

Photo courtesy of the Park Service and Diane Mettler.

Click on images to enlarge.

Paradise Inn lobby (ca. 1949)
Paradise Inn lobby (ca. 1949)


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