America's national park hotels and lodges offer both the romance of history and some of the most glorious scenery in the country. Among the additional great places to stay are:
*Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington: The attractions of this cedar-log lodge are the excellent woodcrafting of the interiors and its super views of snow-draped Mount Rainier.
*Grand Canyon Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: The main lodge is a grand stone structure that sits on the very edge of the much-less-visited North Rim of the canyon. Guests stay in individual cabins scattered among the ponderosa pines.
*Lake Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: The style is colonial (and the color yellow), an odd choice for a mountain inn, the park's oldest (1891). But the interiors are pleasant; the location is away from the tourist hubbub; and the lake views keep drawing your eyes.
*Curry Village Tent Cabins, Yosemite National Park, California: These are the most basic of accommodations -- a bed with linen, a lamp and a hook to hang your clothes on in a canvas tent with a floor. But the tents are clustered under the pines in beautiful Yosemite Valley, and they cost only $19 a night for two. It's the same scenery they get at the $139-a-night Ahwahnee a mile away.
*Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon: A huge stone and shingled hotel dating from 1920s, Crater Lake Lodge sits on the rim of this high mountain lake. You can expect snow even before the lodge closes in mid-September.
*Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: Cozy cabins, moderately priced ($32 to $55), just a step or two away from the canyon's edge on the South Rim. Walk from here for dinner at El Tovar.
*Wonderland Lodge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee: It's a small, old-fashioned wood-frame hotel in the woods. The wonderful long porch has swings and rockers and mountain views.