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Great Lodges of the National Parks Vol. II

GREAT LODGES OF THE NATIONAL PARKS VOL II takes viewers to the edge of a glowing caldera in Hawaii, to the rugged peaks and pristine lakes of the Rockies, to an oasis of hospitality in California's Death Valley, and deep into the Alaskan wilderness. From familiar rustic "parkitecture" to the modern International Style, to a grand Spanish Revival resort to well-appointed cabins in the woods, GREAT LODGES blends stunning nature, perfect hospitality, and colorful histories to transport viewers to a world of storied leisure.

Program One: Death Valley, the Northwest, and Hawaii

Furnace Creek

Furnace Creek Inn

Enter the surreal landscape of Death Valley and Furnace Creek Inn, an historic four-diamond hotel that rises from the red rock like an oasis. In the lush Pacific Northwest, Lake Quinault Lodge nestles in the heart of the Olympic National Forest, delighting guests with old fashioned pleasures like bocce ball on the lawn or chess by the fire. Step back in time at Wallowa Lake Lodge, where every item has been lovingly restored to its original 1920s condition. Finally, pay respects to Pele the goddess of fire at historic Volcano House in the thrilling Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park.

Premiers on PBS Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Program Two: Alaska and the Rockies

Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay Lodge

The grand and graceful Stanley Hotel may look familiar to fans of Stephen King’s The Shining, but with Rocky Mountain National Park as its backyard, it’s also a great place to launch an exploration of the Rockies. At Jackson Lake Lodge, John D and Laurence Rockefeller personally selected the view when they built this modern masterpiece at the foot of Grand Teton. Then it’s on to Alaska, where rivers of ice march into the ocean and bear fish from the water’s edge at Glacier Bay Lodge, and North America’s highest peak greets visitors to the cozy yet wild Camp Denalli.

Premiers on PBS Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Great Lodges of the National Parks
Produced by:  Oregon Public Broadcasting
Executive Producer:  John Grant
Executive in Charge of Production:  David Davis
Companion book available July 2008 from Graphic Arts Center Publishing

For more information about the Lodges visit:

Program 1:
Furnace Creek Inn

Lake Quinault Lodge

Wallowa Lake Lodge

Volcano House

Program 2:
The Stanley Hotel

Jackson Lake Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge

Camp Denali

Produced By:

Oregon Public Broadcasting