Located at the foot of the Vermilion Cliffs, 4 miles west of the Colorado River, Lees Ferry Lodge, built in 1929 of native stone and rough-hewn timber beams, is a small place with simple, rustic accommodations. However, the lodge’s restaurant serves as a sort of de facto community center for area residents, and owner Maggie Sacher, an Illinois transplant, is usually on hand to answer questions and share stories. The patio seating area in front of the lodge has fabulous views, and the restaurant has a great old-fashioned atmosphere. With its rustic character and friendly feel, this is a fine place to stay in the area.