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Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins

    Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins
 in Grand CanyonHistory: 
    Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins
 in Grand Canyon


1890 – The Buckey O'Neill Cabin was built by William "Buckey" O'Neill on the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

1902 The Red Horse Cabin was moved from Red Horse Ranch to the head of Bright Angel Trail to be used for guest accommodations.

1910-35 – The Red Horse Cabin serves as Post Office for Grand Canyon Village

1935 – The Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins was designed by Mary E J Colter.

1935 Buckey O’Neill Cabin becomes part of Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins.

1935 Red Horse Cabin becomes part of the Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins.

1935 – Present - Rooms and public areas have received numerous renovations and updates, including celling fans in the cabins. The rustic, historic nature of the lodge has been preserved.

2012 Xanterra South Rim L.L.C.* completes restoration and rehabilitation of the “Red Horse Cabin,” the oldest building at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

For more information about Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins or to make reservations please visit or call 1.888.29.PARKS (888.297.2757).


Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, dates back to 1935.

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