on February 9, 2003
The Grand Canyon Lodge is located right on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The only other place to stay in the park is Kaibab Lodge, located about five miles from the rim. The GC Lodge is rustic, but not as rustic as the Kaibab. The veranda of the lodge provides a fabulous place to look out over the canyon. There are comfortable adironack chairs that beckon you to put your feet up and enjoy a nice glass of ice tea after a day of sightseeing or hiking. Like most National Park lodges, this lodge is a large stone and log structure with timber ceilings and a gigantic dining room. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the food is excellent. The lodge is open from mid-May to mid October, since snow can close the road any time after mid-October. The lodge has motel units and cabins. The cabins vary in size from ones with a double bed and a single bed, to ones with two queen size beds. The rooms are rustic but comfortable. The smaller cabins have 3/4 baths and the larger ones have full baths. No TV's, but the motel units do have phones in the room. Water is scarce on the North Rim, and you are asked to be conservative with your water use. There are laundry facilities available. The atmosphere of the Lodge is very relaxed and family friendly. There are scenic walking trails that start right at the lodge, and the canyon mule trips leave from nearby.
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