Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7617

$40.00 USD

"LODGE is a beautiful reminder to go somewhere rustic with spotty wifi once in a while.”—Barbara Corcoran, Shark on ABC's Shark Tank, Business Unusual Podcast Host, and Founder of The Corcoran Group

2024 Reading the West Awards, Longlist, Nonfiction (MPIBA)

Striking photos and personal, experiential stories lure park rookies and obsessives alike to the rustic charm of America’s National Park lodges.

“The lodges shown in these pages have lessons for everyone, from professional interior designers to someone who may want to bring some of the outdoors inside.”—Mountain Living

Max Humphrey shines a light on 10 rustic National Park lodges in all their airy, timeworn splendor. No historic photos here; the images of the architecture and interiors are as they look today, highlighting these storied places in a fresh, alluring way. Sure, the lobbies are the main stage, but Humphrey touches on grand dining rooms, guest rooms, and rustic canteens alike. He writes about the buildings themselves in terms of the historical goings-on at the time, why they were built, and the players involved, highlighting notable architectural moments and period-specific furnishings. A smattering of pop culture history adds extra bursts of levity throughout.

Lodges and national parks included:

  • The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Curry Village, Yosemite National Park, California
  • El Tovar, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Lake McDonald lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Lake Quinault Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington
  • The Oasis, Death Valley NP, California
  • Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Paradise Inn, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Zion Lodge, Zion National Park, Utah

More Accolades

A Best Coffee Table Book to Add to Your Collection, Elle Décor

Interviewed in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Publishers Weekly

“A heartfelt homage to these hotels that were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, a golden era of parkitectural experimentation not to be repeated.”—Sunset Magazine

“A witty, savvy, and welcoming national parts pictorial, Lodge spotlights the beautiful harmony between dwellings and natural wonders.”—Foreword Reviews

“A fascinating look at their stories infused with hints of pop-culture history and a bit of wit throughout.”—Boston Magazine

“An intimate look into the lodges found in America's national parks.”—Veranda

“No historic photos here; the images of the architecture and interiors are as they look today, highlighting these storied places in a fresh, alluring way, with a smattering of pop culture history throughout.”—House Beautiful

“Not everyone has a river-stone hearth, wrought-iron ring chandelier or exposed beam ceiling, but cozy comes in all forms, as seen in Max Humphrey’s new book.”—The Oregonian

“Interior designer Max Humphrey brings the great outdoors in with his new coffee table book.”—Luxe Interiors + Design

“What a cool idea to go into these beautiful old lodges and get inspiration from how they look in 2022.”—Style by Emily Henderson

“A love letter to the history and design of our country’s beloved National Parks outposts.”—Domino

“Yosemite’s Ahwahnee and the Crater Lake Lodge are among the 10 gorgeous National Park Service lodges in this beautiful coffee table book by interior designer Max Humphrey.”—The Mercury News

Max Humphrey spent 10 years in Los Angeles designing homes all over the US. In 2016, he moved to Portland to launch his own design firm. He has been featured in Architectural Digest, Domino, Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, and as one of Apartment Therapy’s design changemakers. Max was also featured as a Next Wave designer in House Beautiful and has been named one of Country Living’s 100 most creative people. He is the author of Modern Americana (Gibbs Smith, Spring 2021). He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Kathryn O’Shea-Evans lived in three national parks during her college summers before she became a design and travel journalist for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and coauthor of design monographs for Abrams, Monacelli, and Rizzoli New York, including Mark D. Sikes’s More Beautiful. She lives in Denver, Colorado.