The National Park Inn is run by Mt. Rainier National Park Guest Services and is open year-round. The dining room is especially welcome if you’re traveling off season when other amenities are closed. The Inn offers an expansive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that’s different from Paradise Inn, with selections such as crispy buttermilk chicken, bison stew, and pesto primavera. The kids’ menu for 10 and under is the same one offered at Paradise. Unlike Paradise, the National Park Inn’s dining room is open almost continuously throughout the day and has a more casual atmosphere. If you’re budget-conscious, aim for lunch here rather than dinner. You can preview the menu online.