With its cedar-shake siding, huge exposed beams, cathedral ceilings, gigantic stone fireplace, and spectacular mountain views, Paradise Inn is the quintessential Northwest alpine lodge on Mount Rainier. If you want to stay overnight in Mount Rainier National Park, try to get a room at this historic lodge dating from 1917. And if you want a special place to dine, check out the inn’s dining room, which is open to the public. The cooking here is above average for a park lodge and utilizes local and regional produce and products, including fresh oysters and fish (and good Dungeness crab cakes). You can also order mushroom strudel, a quesadilla, pork roulade, and pastas with fresh toppings. Note: the Annex, which has rooms with private baths, will be closed for renovation until 2019, but you can still book a room with shared bathroom in the Lodge.