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Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rest House

 
 
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
1. Rest House Marker
Inscription. Your visit and rest here is part of a long tradition started in 1914 with the opening of Hermits Rest. After an 8-mile (13 km) buggy ride, you would be greeted by the resident caretaker and offered a refreshing drink to clear the dust from your throat. The smell of mules nearby may have filled the air and smoke wafted a pleasant scent from the stone fireplace. After a short walk you would return to El Tovar, or ride a mule the 7.5 miles (12 km) to Hermit Camp for a delightful meal and restful sleep.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 36° 3.736′ N, 112° 12.655′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Hermits Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This is at the end of Hermits Road at the entrance of Hermits Rest. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hermits Road, Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orphan Mine (approx. 3.4 miles away); Early Explorer (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mules and the Canyon
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
2. Rest House Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Bright Angel Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Grand Canyon Village (approx. 3.8 miles away); Kolb Studio (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historic Kolb Studio (approx. 3.8 miles away); Buckey O'Neill Cabin (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
3. Rest House Marker
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
4. Louis Boucher
Legend tells that prospector Louis Boucher was the "hermit" for whom the Hermit area was named. In actuality, he operated his own tourist cabins and was a popular canyon guide.
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
5. Inside the Hermist Rest House
The rustice design of Hermits Rest was that of Mary Colter, a poineering architect whose distinctive style helped shape architecture of the Southwest and the national parks.
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By Denise Boose, December 9, 2016
6. Rest House Marker
Hermit's Rest Has Been Designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in Commemorating the history of the United States of America 1987 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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