Grand Canyon Official Rates
Just for fun, here are the official rates for lodging and services at the
Grand Canyon National Park taken from the official Rules and Regulations
To take advantage of these rates
you will need a time machine,
they are for 1921.
"There are 93 sleeping rooms accommodating 175 guests. Forty-six of these
rooms are connected with private baths. There is a music room and rendezvous. In
the main dining room 165 persons can be seated at one time. Hot and cold water, steam
heat and electric light are supplied. El Tovar also has a steam laundry."
One person in room without bath, per day $6.00
One person in room with bath, per day $8.00
there are a few exceptional rooms with bath carrying an additional charge.
Breakfast $1.25 (in 1928 $1.25)
Luncheon $1.25 (in 1928 $1.50)
Dinner $1.50 (in 1928 $1.75)
By 1928 room prices had increased to $7 to $10 per day.
Official prices in the barbershop in 1928 were; Shave 25 cents, Haircut, Men 50
cents, Women 75 cents and Shampoo was $1.
Bright Angel Cottages
"Cozy lodgings in cottages or tents.... The accommodations are clean and
comfortable. There are four cottages, open the year round and several large
tents for summer only. All of the cottages have steam heat and electric light;
one cottage also has baths."
Lodging only, per day, per person $1.50-$2.00
On Tonto Plateau at the foot of Hermit Trail; consists of a central dining room,
lounge tent and 11 sleeping tents, accommodations for 30 persons.
American plan, per day, per person $5.00
Wylie Way Camp on North Rim
"Tourist camp, consisting of a central dining tent and comfortable sleeping
tents with accommodations for 25 persons. Rates are $6 per day."
Hermit trail, stopping at Hermit Camp overnight
Two days and one night. Rates, $18.25 per person including guide, overnight
accommodations and meals en route and at Hermit Camp. Private guide, $5 per day
Bright Angel Trail
The trip is made on muleback, accompanied by a guide. River trip $6 each person,
Plateau trip, $5 each person.
"Camping trips with pack saddle animals, or with wagons and saddle
animals, are organized, completely equipped, and placed in charge of experienced
guides." "The rates vary from $10 to $15 a day for one person; $6 to
$8 a day each additional person." These trips were available for Cataract
Canyon & Havasupai Village, Desert View, Little Colorado River, Painted
Desert & Hopi Land (which went to Saddle Horse Tanks, Tuba City and passed
Summer trips by automobile were also available, ranging from $1.50 to $20.
By 1928 the Park had official rates for automobile services at the garage.
||$1.75 per hour
||$2.00 per hour
||$2.00 per hour
|Filling & testing battery
||$1 per mile