Location is just a stone's throw from the famous Old Faithful geyser. Architect Robert Reamer placed the Old Faithful Inn so that a visitor's first sight, on arrival, would be the natural and not the man-made wonder.
"I built it in keeping with the place where it stands. Nobody could improve upon that. To be at discord with the landscape would be almost a crime. To try to improve upon it would be an impertinence."
-- Reamer actually spoke these words about his masterpiece, the Canyon Hotel, but the sentiment applies equally to the Old Faithful Inn.
The gabled roof is famous, as are the porte-cochere and the huge balcony that offers (from this end) a prime lookout to the famous geyser. Guests gather on this part of the balcony day and night, to watch the geyser erupt.
Note the "widow's walk" on the very top: early visitors could climb up via interior stairs.
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