Monday, May 12, 2008

Take Home a Piece of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is very likely the most environmentally faithful, green place for travel. And the historic Old Faithful Inn, overlooking the iconic Old Faithful geyser, is the best place to stay inside the park.

The inn is famous -- along with its view -- for its hand-crafted old-fashioned furniture.

Beginning this summer, visitors can buy copies of headboards, chairs, mirrors, and other items from the new "Yellowstone Collection” available in the gift shop, and also online.

The furniture is made by the Old Hickory Furniture Company, which has been making furniture for the Old Faithful Inn since it opened in 1904.

Even better -- Old Hickory is donating 10% to the Yellowstone Park Foundation, to help operate park programs that the National Park Service does not fund.

To kick off the line of furniture, Old Hickory and Xanterra Parks & Resorts, which operates Old Faithful Inn, are sponsoring a contest called the ‘National Treasure Grand Giveaway.” Prizes include a complete bedroom set of the handcrafted furniture and one five-day Yellowstone vacation including five nights at the Old Faithful Inn, airfare for up to four people, meals and activities.