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The lodges, retail shops, restaurants and other concessions such as mule rides and motorcoach tours at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts®’ Grand Canyon National Park Lodges. The company manages seven distinctly different hotel properties, the only lodging in the park, 11 restaurants and 11 retail shops. Many structures have become recognized for their historic significance and are famous in their own right. For advance reservations, call (1) 800.297.2757 or (1) 303.297.2757. For groups of 10 or more rooms, call (1) 928.638.2525 or fax (1) 928.638.9810.


El Tovar Hotel. Long considered the crown jewel of the Grand Canyon hotels, El Tovar features 78 rooms fashioned after European hunting lodges. Constructed in 1905 by the Santa Fe Railroad using native stone and Oregon pine, El Tovar recently underwent a $1 million renovation. It offers a gift shop, dining room, lounge and sightseeing tours. Guests at Kachina Lodge check in at El Tovar.

Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges. These identical modern lodges feature a total of 104 rooms. Both lodges are located on the South Rim in the Grand Canyon Village historic district.

Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins. Overlooking the rim of the Canyon. With 37 rooms and 49 cabins, Bright Angel was designed in 1935 and constructed of log and native stone. The lobby displays a dramatic wooden thunderbird the architects called the “bright angel of the sky.” The lodge offers two restaurants, gift shop and lounge. Mule rides depart from the lodge. Guests at Thunderbird Lodge check in at Bright Angel Lodge.

Maswik Lodge. A 278-room facility located a short walk from the South Rim at the southwest end of Grand Canyon Village . Named for a Hopi Kachina who is said to guard the Grand Canyon, Maswik features a gift shop, cafeteria, lounge, rooms with private baths and sightseeing tours. Maswik Lodge North rooms were completely renovated in 1999-2000. Maswik South rooms were renovated in 2001.

Yavapai Lodge. The largest lodging complex in Grand Canyon National Park . Nestled amid a pinon and juniper forest near the Canyon, Yavapai features 358 rooms. Yavapai is within walking distance of the new Canyon View Information Plaza (the new visitor center). Yavapai West rooms were refurbished in 2002, and Yavapai East rooms will be refurbished for the 2003 season.

Phantom Ranch. Dormitories and cabins located on the floor of the Canyon and accessible only by mule, foot or river raft. The only lodging located in the inner gorge. Advance reservations required.


El Tovar Dining Room. Located in the El Tovar hotel. An extensive menu with elegant fare and chef’s specials served in a warm, inviting setting. Open 6:30 – 11:00 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. for dinner. For dinner reservations, call 1-928-638-2631.

Arizona Room. Located just east of the bright Angel Lodge. Features hand-cut steaks, poultry and seafood in a casual western setting. A full bar is available. Open daily at 4:30 p.m. Closed January and February. Inquire concerning groups of 20 or more for breakfast or lunch buffet.

Bright Angel Restaurant. An informal dining room with bar service featuring Southwest-inspired meals. Open year-round for breakfast 6:30 – 10:45 a.m. and lunch and dinner 11:15 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis, a wait list is available.

Bright Angel Fountain. Open seasonally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May through September. Located near the Bright Angel gift shop and trailhead. Features hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream beverages and snacks.

Maswik Cafeteria. Cafeteria-style dining in a food court setting. Offering sandwiches and multi-national foods. Snack bar is available. Open year-round for breakfast 6:00 – 11:00 a.m. and lunch and dinner 11:15 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Yavapai Cafeteria. Cafeteria-style dining with items ranging from soup and grilled items to fried chicken dinners, pizza and more. Open March through December. Breakfast is served 6:00 – 10:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Hermit’s Rest Snack Bar. Located east along the South Rim eight miles from the Grand Canyon Village historic district. Access by shuttle only March to December or year-round by hiking or Amfac bus.

Desert View Trading Post Cafeteria. Located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village at Desert View. A self-service cafeteria offering hot and cold sandwiches, pizza and more. Open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the summer and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the winter.

Tours and Activities

Mule Trips. Plateau Point day round-trip or Phantom Ranch overnight and two-night trips year-round.

Motorcoach Tours. Guests enjoy comfortable, narrated tours to various parts of the park. Among the highlights are stops at historic buildings and spectacular overlooks with scenic views. Sunrise and Sunset tours complement the Hermit’s Rest, Desert View and Combination Tours.

Gift Shops

El Tovar Gift Shop & Newsstand. Located in the El Tovar Hotel. Renovated in 1999. Open year-round, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Offering exclusive clothing, Native American jewelry, pottery and collectibles.

Bright Angel Gift Shop & History Room. Gift shop open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.. Features t-shirts, music, pottery and more. History Room is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Features Harvey Girls era memorabilia and a one-of-a-kind fireplace.

Lookout Studio. Designed by Mary Jane Colter and located on the Canyon Rim. Features rocks, fossils, jewelry, t-shirts and hats.

Hopi House & Gallery. Designed by Mary Jane Colter to display unique Native American jewelry, rugs, pottery, basketry and more. Second floor gallery of Native American artwork. Open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Maswik Gift Shop. Open year-round 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Offers t-shirts, jewelry, hats, pottery.

Yavapai Curio Shop. Open year-round 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Indian crafts, pottery, t-shirts and jewelry.

Grand Canyon Trading Post. Located in Tusayan in the Kaibab National Forest. Open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Grand Canyon Airport Gift Shop. Open 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Features snacks, t-shirts, jewelry and postcards.