The 153-room Lake Yellowstone Hotel, one of the oldest national park hotels in the country, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year in tandem with the National Park Service recognizing its centennial. Featuring Colonial Revival architecture, the hotel completed a $28 million renovation in 2014 and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, construction commenced in 1889 when Yellowstone was the country’s only national park and opened two years later after construction concluded at a cost of $46,000. The hotel, operated by Yellowstone National Lodges, features lakeside and standard rooms as well as lakeside suites and the presidential suite once used by President Calvin Coolidge.

Only 90 minutes from Portland International Airport, groups can ski with locals, enjoy a beer at a craft brewery, spend the night in a mountain resort and follow snowshoe trails through old growth forests on Mt. Hood. These three ski resorts offer a wealth of entertaining options. mthoodterritory.com

 

The 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush is underway. While settlers originally migrated west in hopes of striking gold, groups and leisure travelers today head to Colorado in fall to strike it rich with adventures. Here are two fun ideas for groups during this golden season.  

FALL COLOR TRAIN, LEADVILLE

 

Follow the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop for the best in soaks and world-class skiing