Historic US Hotels and Teak Patio Furniture
America has a rich and varied tradition spanning the entire nation. If you are in the process of planning a vacation in the States and wish to soak in some of the deep history from eras of discovery, promise and natural beauty we've compiled a list of historic hotels that provide a glimpse into our country's past.
Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C.
Constructed in 1928 following the Italian Renaissance style of architecture, the Hay-Adams hotel is so named because John Hay and Henry Adams jointly owned and funded its creation. The Hay-Adams Hotel contributes to the Lafayette Square Historic District which includes the American Peace Society house and is near the "Church of the Presidents", St. John's Episcopal Church. It offers nearly 150 rooms, including luxury hotel suites, fine dining and an unmatched view of national memorials such as the Washington Monument.
The Lane Hotel, Keene, New Hampshire
With the backdrop of downtown Keene, New Hampshire, the Lane Hotel is located adjacent to the Central Square in a former hundred-year-old department store. It features vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls to match its contemporary urban styling. Brought to life in 2001, renovated in 2011 for updated design and amenities and inducted as a member of the Historic Hotels of America group, the Lane Hotel affords visitors immediate access to the beauty and history of Keene, New Hampshire as well as fine dining and shopping.
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The Old Faithful Inn has an unobstructed view of Old Faithful Geyser, to which the hotel owes its name. When initially built in 1904, it would ultimately influence much of the "parkitecture" of the early 20th century that permeated other park accommodations and attractions, Old Faithful Inn is an example of the "Golden Age" of resort design. With wooden and stone materials gracing nearly every aspect of decor, this inn provides ready access to nature and scenic beauty that Yellowstone National Park has on display. With a deli, indoor dining and outdoor seating featuring teak patio furniture, the often confused Old Faithful Lodge is next door with souvenirs and a cafeteria.
The Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010 and housing 31 luxury suites of the 254 room count, the Saint Paul Hotel has culled a reputation for professionalism, stellar service and comfort. Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, its neighbors include the Mississippi River, Xcel Energy Center and Science Museum and the Ordway Theatre. St. Paul plays host to weddings, events and out-of-towners promising an experience unique in all of Minnesota.
Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, Georgia
Nestled in Midtown Atlanta and the Fox Theatre Historic District, the Georgian Terrace was constructed from limestone, brick and marble in 1910. Past guests of prominence include, President Calvin Coolidge, Walt Disney, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Clark Gable. In 1991 a 19-story wing was added with luxury apartments but reopened in 1997 as a luxury hotel. Nearby attractions include High Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola and more.
Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, Louisiana
An "American Castle", the Nottoway Plantation was completed in 1859 by by the Hampden Randolph family. Designed to follow the Greek Revival and Italianate styles, expensive virgin cypress wood, handmade brick and granite were all used as construction materials. The building features 365 openings, for each day of the year, 38 rooms, an a 10-pin bowling alley now converted into a museum and banquet room. Guided tours of the premises, tennis courts, a pool are available as well as dining is provided in the Mansion Restaurant.
Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake, Oregon
Finished in 1915 and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt as one of the nation's sixth national parks, Crater Lake Lodge sits above a caldera created by the collapse of the Mount Mazama volcano. The lake features clear and deep blue lake that is continually refreshed by seasonal rains and snowfall. Completely restored in 1995 to conform with modern hotel standards and amenities, the 71 rooms are reminiscent of the endearing spirit of the 1920's. Thanks to the Civilian Conservation Corps original effort to preserve and restore local vegetation, indigenous trees and shrubbery surround the grounds for an authentic and natural serenity.
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside, CA
Originally called the "Glenwood Hotel" as a small cottage in 1876, the Miller family that owned the property continued to build and expand through 1935. Borrowing design influences from a myriad of sources, the Mission Inn ultimately incorporated Mission, Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean Revival Styles. The Inn has been host to many notable guests over the past 125 years such as Albert Einstein, Huber Bancroft and Presidents Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. It has also been used in many Hollywood films such as Idiot's Delight and The Man in the Iron Mask, owing in part its convenient location to film studios.