Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday--N is for...

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and see who else is playing at Mrs. Nesbitt's.


N is for
National Park Inn.

If you enter Mt. Rainier National Park from the west, you will soon reach Longmire. This area was first developed in the late 1800s by James Longmire who constructed a lodge to take advantage of the mineral springs in the area. The area now has many historic buildings, including the National Park Inn.




Whether you just stop for lunch, or sit for a while on the porch to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, it is a delightful experience at any season, and a good respite after a long hike.


In the wintertime, it can be a good place to warm your toes after being out on the snowshoes or cross country skis, which can be rented here for an outing if you don't have your own.



beccause there is an ample supply
of wood for the fireplace.



And if you have booked a room for the night there is a cozy game and reading room.

The snow does eventually melt, and the Inn is just as wonderful in the summer, but most of these pictures were taken during Easter weekend.

Remember, Easter was early this year. Though that doesn't seem to have mattered. We had rain, snow, hail and sunshine within the space of twenty minutes yesterday.

37 comments:

Deb said...

It's really great to see all the Nature photos from different parts of the world.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Looks like a beautiful place... wonderful photos! Our snow was finally melting but a recent snow storm has brought in some more but I'm hoping for that to melt before the end of the week!

ellen b said...

This looks like a lovely spot! My kids have been calling me from Washington giving me weather updates. Yikes how strange it's been this Spring...

Picturing of Life said...

WOW...beautiful place.

Will you visit mine Thanks

RuneE said...

Nice National park inn - a Natural choice for Nourishing the Nature Nuts!

Ida said...

A beautiful place! :)))

Ida

mrsnesbitt said...

I fully agree with the changing weather! Whatever is going on?

Dxx

babooshka said...

I seem to be one of the few peoplw that hasn't had snow this winter, so i love all the snow scenes. Nature for N, perfect.

June said...

I keep waiting for Bing Crosby to appear :-) I'd love to go there some day.

Neva said...

This looks like a lovely place either winter or summer!...I love the reading room!!

judy said...

Oh my that is beautiful. Good N post.

Dragonstar said...

What a lovely place to stay. Beautiful!

Dirty Knees said...

My kind of place!

Suburbia said...

Wow that looks a great place, lovely photos

Daryl E said...

Pretty and perfect!

Daryl

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful landscape!Leasant place!
miss Yves

Blue said...

Now, that looks like a place I'd like to stay!

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful photos but hate to see the snow.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A fatastic choise for the letter N. Wonderful photos! I wish I was going to live there for the whole summer:)

leslie said...

What a NICE place! For me, I'd be sitting by the fireplace with the hot cocoa instead of out on the porch. lol

Andrea said...

This looks like a perfect place. Beautiful.

Teena said...

What a fun place to stay!

Liz said...

Such a beautiful place.

Paulie said...

Looks like a neat place to make some memories!

raf said...

Beautiful shots Katney. Thanks for sharing!

david mcmahon said...

What a beautiful retreat, Katney.

I loved your comment on my N is for Neutral post. Would you (PLEASE) consider expanding that into a full-length post on your blog) - it sounds like an amazing story or series of stories.

How about it?

AVCR8TEUR said...

It looks like a quiet place to spend the night. I imagine during the summer, this place becomes quite popular.

John said...

Wonderful photos and it`s looks like a beautiful place. Good N post Katney!

Stacey Huston said...

Great green and N post. looks like your still burrried in winter .. thanks for sharing

Diana said...

brrr. I'm glad Spring is warming up finally. good N though!

Lynette said...

What a wonderful, wonderful ABC Wednesday. And I've witnessed those rapid weather changes here in Portland, too. It's downright amazing.

kRiZ cPEc said...

seems like a nice place to stay, thanks for sharing and your comment at my entry.

BumbleVee said...

guess I won't complain about our little bit of snow....

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful 'n' destination in God's country, for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Petunia said...

Great and interesting choice for the N post:)
Petunia's ABC

Janet said...

Sorry I'm so late getting around. I love your choice for N! Such beautiful photos, and it looks like a cozy place.

becky voyles said...

loved the 6th shot looking out the window.