FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
World renowned American Landscape Architect most famous for his designs of New York City’s Central Park, Boston Public Gardens, and for the layout of Chicago’s World Fair in 1893.
  
Hotel: In the High Sierras, one of America’s most visited National parks.
  
Built in 1927, the landscaping was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted.  This is one of the best known hotels in the National Park System.  Robert Redford once washed dishes here. “We all gotta start somewhere.”  Be sure to make reservations one year in advance for weekends during the summer season.
  
Accommodations:
99 guest rooms in the main hotel, a six story structure with three wings and 24 guest rooms in 7 cottages.  Many have been renovated in the past year.  The rooms are decorated with an American Indian motif and feature original handicrafts and works of art.
  
Features:
Heated pool, 2 tennis courts, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, fishing, rafting and nature programs.  Ice skating, downhill and cross-country skiing nearby.  Restaurant, bar/lounge, lobby with 2 fireplaces, gift shop, solarium, game room and club room. 
 
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