Old Faithful Inn Enormous Fireplace

Old Faithful Inn Fireplace

The Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park is one last remaining log hotels in the country and home to one of the grandest fireplaces as well.

The hotel, designed by Robert Reamer, features an enormous lobby with 65-foot ceilings supported by a web of lodgepole pine logs. The centerpiece of this lobby is the fireplace, which reaches floor to ceiling. Made of the volcanic rock rhyolite, the Old Faithful Inn fireplace weighs some 500 tons. This grand hearth has been providing a luxurious place for visitors to warms their toes since 1904. Want to visit? Make your reservations well in advance- the inn can fill up a year in advance.

Visit the National Park Service website for information on visiting Yellowstone.

 

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Made in America

I heard this song on the radio for the first time yesterday and it made me feel proud to carry so many products that are made right here in the USA. Over 70% of our products are made in America, including all of our chimney caps.

If you are looking for Made in America fireplace accessories, we highly recommend the ones made by

 

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"Protect Your Family From Fire" Says Obama

Protect your family from fire

President Obama has declared this week National Fire Prevention Week. Read President Obama’s proclamation here.

This year’s theme for National Fire Prevention Week is “Protect Your Family from Fire.” There are simple steps families can take to help avoid tragedies. Install smoke alarms on each level of your house and in each bedroom and change their batteries every year. We like to replace ours on the day we roll our clocks back in the fall so we know our smoke alarms are in working order for winter, when most home fires occur.

Families should have an escape plan in case of fire. Agree on escape routes from the house and designate an outside meeting place. Just as kids have fire drills at school, have fire drills at home on a regular basis. The more you and your family practice, the better off you’ll be in the case of an emergency.

In addition to smoke alarms, your home should also have alarms for carbon monoxide, a deadly, invisible gas with no odor. These combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are a great way to protect your family from both dangers.

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