Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The only lodging inside the park on the more remote North Rim, historic Grand Canyon Lodge on Bright Angel Point was completed in 1928. Constructed of native Kaibab limestone and ponderosa pine timber, the complex was designed to harmonize with its rocky and forested setting, with the appearance of a natural rock outcropping. The lodge was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, an employee of the Union Pacific Railroad who also designed destination hotels at Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yosemite. In addition to its classic rustic architecture, Grand Canyon Lodge is noted for its status as the only complete surviving lodge and cabin complex in the national parks. Perched atop the canyon rim, this National Historic Landmark offers guests seclusion, peace and comfort amid one of the world's most stunning backdrops. A variety of accommodation types including detached cabins are based on availability and assigned on arrival. Meals in the lodge dining room overlooking the canyon are a memorable moment in any stay.