National Park Inn

The National Park Inn provides the only year-round lodging in Mt. Rainier National Park and is located in the Longmire Historic District, an area rich in history but rarely visited.

James Longmire discovered the area in 1883, his interest peaked by the mineral springs and natural clearing that would later bear his name.  By 1889 Longmire had a few guest cabins and two bathhouses completed, and advertised “Longmire Medical Springs” in a Tacoma newspaper attracting over 500 visitors each summer.  The bathhouses are gone and the cabins replaced by the inn, but guests still walk the Trail of the Shadows, exploring the mineral hot springs and enjoying the spectacular views of Mt. Rainier that enticed the first visitors to Mt. Rainier National Park.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Visitor Center on Site

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National Geographic