El Tovar at the Grand Canyon Village is a must-see property, if not a must-stay.

Opened in 1905, it was designed as a Swiss hunting lodge. Many considered it the fanciest hotel west of the Mississippi at the time.

Teddy Roosevelt stayed here, but you can simply stop in for breakfast or dinner. Or you can just sit in the hunting lodge, surrounded by the original taxidermy.

This former Harvey House offered visitors something no other hotel in the world could as exquisite canyon edge view of one or the most breath-taking places on earth.

Today, El Tovar is the crown jewel of Historic National Park Lodges.

El Tovar

Grand Canyon National Park

Village Loop Dr

Grand Canyon, AZ 86023