On some mornings my schedule starts off with a rove around the “developed” area before opening the visitor center.
North Rim Visitor Center
These are the mornings I struggle with getting up early.
Only a 300 foot walk from the visitor center, the Grand Canyon Lodge blocks the view of the canyon. This limestone and timber structure was completed in 1934 replacing the original building which burned down in 1928.
Grand Canyon Lodge
The Lodge was designed to blend with the canyon walls. The window shades still cover the large windows of the Sunroom.
Taken before opening, there’s a lot more seating and tables now
Large verandas on each side of the Sunroom offer visitors a place to sit and relax while enjoying the view.
The view that wakes me up
The Lodge offers several services including the Saloon, fine dining and a deli.
We have our own post office
There’s a gift shop full of souvenirs, t-shirts and Southwest condiments carrying the Grand Canyon name. Plus they have some authentic Native American crafted items like rugs, jewelry and pottery.
Deluxe Rim Cabins
Overnight accommodations typically require reservations up to six months in advance. But occasionally you can get lucky with a cancellation.
Guess I’ll have to show what the inside of these places look like one of these days.
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