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If you enjoy a little history with your hotel stay, then the Bright Angel Lodge is a fantastic spot to relax during your trip to the Grand Canyon. Designed and built out of native stone, and timber, the lodge is now an Arizona legend and has been declared a National Historic Landmark.
Rustic and charming, the lodge was planned by Southwest architect Mary E. J. Colter, who designed many park landmarks, including the Hopi House, Lookout Studio, Hermit's Rest, and the Desert Watchtower. Built in 1935, it's been updated many times since then, but always to the original look and feel of the building Colter created.
The Bright Angel has always been the hub of activity at the canyon. Mule riders check in at the Bright Angel, and lodging includes cozy cabins that bring back the charm of the 1930s. Some offer fireplaces and canyon views. Don't miss the massive fireplace in the lobby of the lodge, or the history room with additional stories of the lodge and its construction.