This is among the most iconic of all national-park lodges and a good bet for those looking for solitude when they visit the Grand Canyon. The main lodge, clad in local limestone and timber, sits at Bright Angel Point on the isolated North Rim, a mere 12 miles from the busier South Rim as the crow flies—or 200 miles by car—but a world away. Clustered around the lodge are cabins graded as Western (with two queen beds and a private front porch), Pioneer (with two bedrooms and space for 6), and Frontier (one double and one single, with showers only) as well as annexes containing nondescript rooms with a single queen bed that wouldn't be out of place at a roadside motor inn. Best views are in the rim-side Pioneer cabins; they’re $10 extra, but its money well spent.