The beautiful Union Pacific Dining Lodge was designed by famed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. It was built in 1925 to serve passengers traveling to Yellowstone via the Union Pacific Railroad. Underwood was known for his rustic-style architecture, defined as a style that used native materials in proper scale, avoided rigid, straight lines, gave the feeling of having been crafted by pioneer craftsmen with limited tools, and achieved a connection to natural surroundings and to the past. Underwood’s other accomplishments include the famed Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite National Park, the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, and the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone.
Little has been changed since this building was constructed, leaving a large, rustic space perfect for many types of events including weddings, quinceaneras, family reunions, corporate events, etc.
The Dining Lodge is available to rent from mid-May to mid-October. Net proceeds from the rental are used to restore and maintain the Dining Lodge. Tables and chairs are included with your rental. For more information, including rental fees, or to book this space, contact Kaitlin Johnson at 406-646-7461 or at UPDL@yellowstonehistoriccenter.org. For more photos visit us on the Pinterest.
The Firehole Room opens directly into the Mammoth Room and, with its built-in bar, is the perfect space for your cocktail hour or smaller events during the week. This room also has a fireplace. The room is 56 feet long and 38 feet wide for a total of 2,128 square feet.
The professional kitchen is complete with cooler, freezer, gas ranges, ovens, and a dishwasher, and plenty of counter space for you or your caterer’s use. Dishes and silverware are also provided.