Explores the grand lodges in the western national parks, showcasing a pivotal era of American craft and design. The series defines what makes each lodge unique: masterful architecture that blends with its natural surroundings, and the artistic features that reflect the history and special characteristics of the region. Surrounding the lodges is the sheer majesty and breathtaking beauty of the national parks, highlighting the dramatic vistas, abundant wildlife, and impressive rivers and lakes.
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56:46 | #202 | TV-G
The grand and graceful Stanley Hotel may look familiar to fans of Stephen King's The Shining. Jackson Lake Lodge's magnificent views of Grand Teton were personally selected by John D. and Laurence Rockefeller when they built it. And in Alaska, Glacier Bay Lodge and Camp Denali offer luxury amid scenic splendor.
56:46 | #201 | TV-G
Showcases Death Valley's Furnace Creek Inn, the Lake Quinault and Wallowa Lake lodges in the Pacific Northwest, and the historic Volcano House in Hawaii's thrilling Volcanoes National Park.
56:46 | #103 | TV-G
Features three great lodges of snow country—Glacier Park Lodge, Lake McDonald Lodge, and Many Glacier Lodge—as well as the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, high in the mountains of northwestern Montana.
56:46 | #102 | TV-G
Features great lodges located in some of the most dramatic landscapes in the United States. Part Victorian resort and part rustic log cabin, El Tovar on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon captures the social transition of an era in its architecture. Also featured are the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim and Zion Lodge and Bryce Canyon Lodge in Utah.
56:46 | #101 | TV-G
Yellowstone's Old Faithful Lodge was the first of the grand national park lodges, and Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel is considered by many to be the system's most luxurious.
56:46 | #104 | TV-G
Showcases the spectacular great lodges in Washington and Oregon: the magnificent Paradise Inn, Timberline Lodge, the Oregon Caves Chateau at Oregon Caves National Monument, and the newly restructured Crater Lake Lodge at Crater Lake National Park.