Located at the northern end of the park with views over the Painted desert this has a deal of history. Apparently on Route 66 this old inn has retained its original character and is well mainteined and should be visited.
The place is very well preserved as to get the feel of yesteryear. We enjoyed our time here, and the views of the painted desert from the back patio were beautiful. The little inn museum is right off I-40 in the Painted Desert part of the Petrified Forest National Park.
Perfect example of what luxury used to be like. Interesting information and pictures on walls. When we went I bought an anklet for my granddaughter from JJJ's Beaded Jewelry who had items for sale there. Very pleased with it.
Stunning views from outside. it takes back to in to sixties where you go for a milk shake and french fries. The paintings inside have there own stories to tell.
This is a charming little slice of history. The main building of the Inn is sort of frozen in time. You can see parts of the old kitchen, the cafe (with prices frozen in the 1940's...15 cent sundae, anyone?),the lobby and a porch or two with amazing views.
Excellent place to escape the heat and refresh yourself while enjoying the views. The Painted Desert is quite breathtaking, I remember the old Disneyland Attraction, they had a train ride and an actual Donkey Train you could ride through the "Desert" on if you didn't weigh too much.
We can enjoy 2-in-1 attractions here: the attractive Inn (now a museum) and stunning view of Painted Desert from the surrounding lookouts. Read the Inn's history. Great to take photos of. Visited this place (on Oct 2014) as our last stop in Petrified Forest NP before driving further north to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Worth visiting.