The North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge is a historic structure from the 1930s and blocks the fantastic views of the canyon. However the sunroom and verandas offer great views the backside of the building.
Deli in the Pines
Built by Utah Parks Company and designed by Stanley Underwood who also designed the lodges at Zion, Bryce, Timberline and Yosemite. Today the Lodge is managed by Forever Resorts.
Old Navajo rug hangs in the Main lobby
The original lodge built in 1928 burned to the ground only four years later from a kitchen fire and was rebuilt by 1937. Much of the old rock was reused.
There are no accommodations in the Lodge. Instead there are almost 100 cabins also built in 1928.
In the old days the Lodge staff would perform skits and sing songs to entertain the guests. Now we give an evening slide program in the auditorium.
You can arrange a mule ride.
No, that’s not a mule. That’s a bronze statue of Brighty the burro, an icon of the North Rim located in the Lodge’s sunroom.
Main lobby from sunroom
The sunroom sits below the main lobby and offers views of the canyon.
Hand carved Kachinas
And is finely decorated with Native art.
Plus interesting old west light fixtures.
Outside the sunroom, verandas offer excellent views of sunset.
East veranda and sunroom
and the canyon.
The auditorium also provides great views on a rainy day.
Plus a fire on cold evenings on the veranda.
And on the east wing of the Lodge, opposite the Deli, is the Roughrider Saloon.
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt created an animal reserve here in 1903
Where you can indulge in an adult beverage.
Inside Roughrider Saloon
Or an espresso.
Don’t forget to send a postcard mailed from the North Rim post office.
Or buy a gift for friends and family.
Grand Canyon Lodge is the most intact rustic hotel development in the National Park system remaining from the railroad era. Constructed of native Kaibab limestone and timber, the complex was designed to harmonize with its rocky and forested setting. The Grand Canyon Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
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