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Inns & Lodges

Grove Park Inn

Grove Park Inn is located in Ashville NC and opened in 1913. Four hundred men worked 10-hour shifts six days a week for $1 a day. Everything had to be hauled up the mountain either by mule train or by car train (for the heavier boulders some weighing as much as 10,000 pounds). The roof is 5 … Continue reading »

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Phoenix Building

The Phoenix Building is located in Pittsford NY. It was opened in 1814 as an inn along a stage line.It served that purpose for 150 years hosting the likes of DeWitt Clinton (who was surveying for the eventual Erie Canal),  the Marquis de Lafayette, and Daniel Webster. It burned in 1963 and sat idle for … Continue reading »

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Bush House

Bush House is located in Index WA and opened in 1898. It served the tourist trade from Seattle as well as the growing local lumber and mining industries causing the need for extensive additions to the original building. However, it eventually fell into disrepair and closed in 2001 and was sold in 2011. The new … Continue reading »

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge is located at the base of Mt. Hood OR having been constructed by the WPA starting in 1936 and dedicated by FDR in 1937. It served as an exterior for the hotel in the movie  The Shining. Timberline Lodge is four stories tall, is 40,000 square feet, and is open for skiing year … Continue reading »

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Cashtown Inn

The Cashtown Inn was built in 1797 and got it’s name from the owner’s requirement for cash to use his road. It was heavily occupied by Confederate forces during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. The Confederates’ retreat started at the Inn and consisted of a 17-mile wagon train . The Inn is now … Continue reading »

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Turkey Run Inn

Turkey Run State Park is located in west central Indiana near the town of Marshall.  The Inn opened in 1919 and looks much the same as it did back then.  The first photo is undated.

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Barlow Trail Roadhouse

Located in Zig Zag, Oregon, the Barlow Trail Roadhouse was originally called The Gateway Inn since it was (and still is)  the gateway to the Mount Hood area from the west. Built in 1926 it was a favorite hangout for workers constructing the nearby Timberline Lodge at the base of Mount Hood. It was known … Continue reading »

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Lake McDonald Lodge

Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park was opened in 1914. It was then  known as Lewis Glacier Hotel and was renamed in 1957. The front is on the lakeside because all early visitors came by boat since the first roads weren’t completed until 1921. After Glacier National Park was established in 1910, the need … Continue reading »

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