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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

{Our Dinner at the 1905 El Tovar Hotel | Grand Canyon National Park Lodges}

Historic El Tovar Hotel that got opened in 1905, is really quite a landmark at the Grand Canyon's South Rim. The good thing with all of Xanterra's Lodges is, you can dine at any location you want. So we did walk from our Maswik Lodge to the El Tovar Hotel for dinner. We'd loved to stay here too but because of Labor Day weekend, they were fully booked!
This is the historic hotel from the outside, Nikon photo, taken around 18:00 o'clock in the evening.
THE ELEGANT EL TOVAR
Grand Canyon Lodges El Tovar ←click it.
With its mix of luxury and charm, it is widely considered a crown jewel among national park lodges...
Lovely veranda in the front and also to the side where you can sit and watch the Navajo Hoop dancers in the afternoon, at next door's Hopi House... seen to the right on the previous photo.
We also ate lunch on their back porch, overlooking the Grand Canyon.
A magical place...
At nearby Verkamp Visitor Center, they have the Grand Canyon history laid out on the floor...
With my iPad, I captured the all wooden structure as good as I could.
Do you see the wooden beams, to the right from Pieter?
Such unique atmosphere!
Even though we were dressed casual, we felt like making a trip back in time at the Elegant El Tovar!
We traveled light with only one carry on each!
Their Menu is excellent, also for lunch!
Nine years ago, El Tovar Hotel celebrated A Century On The Rim...
Pieter had taken already a few bites before I took my iPad out for capturing his selection of: Sautéed Rainbow Trout with Red Pepper Marmalade...
My choice of: Loch Duart Scottish Salmon Tostada on OrganicGreens was delicious as well!
A nice dinner and well deserved after having hiked for a part into the Grand Canyon that day.
To the right you can see the spectacular view over the rim, from the veranda...
Those are the combined restaurants at the Grand Canyon Rim.
The Story of El Tovar
When the Santa Fe railroad reached Grand Canyon, construction of this first class hotel began.
Built of native boulders and Oregon Pine, the majestic, 100-room hotel opened on January 14, 1905.
Named El Tovar in honor of the Spanisch explorer Pedro de Tobar who had led the first expedition to Hopi Indian country in 1540.

Related links:
EL TOVAR | info from Arizona State University about the historic hotel
Fine Dining at the Grand Canyon | Real Food Traveler
{Hiking Part of Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon} | previous post by me
{Grand Canyon South Rim Motorcoach Tour} | previous post by me
{Riding the Grand Canyon Railway} | previous post by me

42 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette, it look so nice:) i wanna go there:)

    Xoxo

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      It sure is a lovely place and you would no doubt enjoy this place as well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. that looks yummy! the place is beautiful!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      It is a great restaurant and has charm + delicious food!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    what a lovely place!
    Your Dinners looked very delicious!
    Happy new week to you,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      We absolutely LOVED it and are glad we got to try this out.
      Happy November week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. A nice place to have a well deserved dinner.

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Thank you, we oh so enjoyed it...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Liebe Mariette,

    schön wie immer!
    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke, wie immer! Schnell wieder zurück ins Bett. Meine Bandweite für den Tag ist alle, bis Morgen also musste ich schnell mal kommentieren hier. Kann auch etwas tun via meine iPad aber ist nicht so schnell.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  6. Hoi Mariette,
    Echt een schitterend restaurant op een zeer mooie plek.
    En het eten ziet er ook niet verkeerd uit...hmmm...!! Het water loopt me in de mond..hihi..!!

    Groetjes, Marco

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    1. Beste Marco,
      Ja, het is een droomplek natuurlijk zo'n hotel en zeker voor díe tijd in 1905! Erg goed eten inderdaad en als afsluiting op onze dag dat we gingen hiken, heel mooi.
      Lieve groetjes,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette; Wow, Having lunch overlooking the Grand Canyon at El Tovar Hotel back on the porch, how fantastic♡♡♡ More than 100 years historic hotel☆☆☆ I'm happy for you two with GREAT time at the Grand Canyon Rim, dear friend. And such delicious looking lunch(*^_^*)

    ps. After came back from errand before dinner, we had apple without peeling, my friend.
    I DO hope you are having a wonderful new week.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Yes, this is a lovely place and for lunch to eat on the porch it also is fantastic. Just imagine how back in 1905 this must have been for the very first tourists coming to the Grand Canyon.
      We did enjoy this dinner together, even more so on the day of our hike.
      Good for you to enjoy apple that way. Wishing you also a lovely new week.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Leuk zo'n houten lodge en dan nog met lekker eten, perfecte plaats om te zijn.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja, als afronding van onze drie dagen aan de Grand Canyon was het een heerlijk diner in dit historische hotel.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  9. Liebe Mariette,
    wie ich sehe, lasst ihr es euch gut gehen - das Restaurant sieht so schön aus - ich liebe die rustikale Art - euer Dinner macht mich hungrig - sooo lecker -

    liebe Grüße -Ruth

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    1. Liebe Ruth,
      Ja es war herrlich zum abschließen am letzten Abend in so ein rustikales Restaurant aus 1905. Wir haben herrlich und auch sehr gesund gegessen.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  10. Dearest Mariette.....What a lovely, elegant way to finish you explorations. The menu sounds delicious.
    Thank you so very much for sharing with us.............*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      This was indeed a perfect ending at the Grand Canyon!
      We enjoyed this very much and thanks for tagging along!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. How special it must be to have lunch over looking the Grand Canyon Mariette....
    It must be breathtakingly beautiful....

    Hugs~
    Mari

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    1. Dearest Mari,
      Oh on our first day, after driving there, we did have lunch on the porch! The view of the Grand Canyon is like a dream...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. That is such a beautiful hotel. If I remember correctly, I tried to book the room but it was fully booked as well. Seems it's a very popular hotel. Love that plate with El Tovar logo. So elegant! And the food looks very yummy. Must have been extra tasty after long hike!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      A very elegant hotel and great restaurant!
      You bet our dinner did taste well after our morning hike, a lovely active day with another surprise after our lovely dinner...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dear Mariette, your header is beautiful, and this post is so exciting and fun! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos and tour!

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    1. Dearest Linda,
      Thank you and it is a pleasure to share this with my readers. We enjoyed it so much and glad we went!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      It sure was nice and we did seal off a great time at the Grand Canyon with a delicious meal!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Dear Mariette,what a lovely and historical Hotel!The menu sounds delicious!!
    Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Especially for 'The New World', historic buildings like this hotel from 1905 mean a lot!
      The food off the El Tovar's menu is delicious. Loved to share this!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Dearest Mariette,
    I was very happy with both of your exrent lunch and your loch Duart Scootirh Salmon tostada on was the Grand Canyon!
    Hugs and love both of you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Thank you so much, it was a very lovely evening dinner and the lunch on the porch the previous day was also lovely.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  17. lieve Mariette ..
    Jammer dat jullie niet konden logeren in het hotel ,
    maar jullie hebben er iedergeval lekker kunnen eten ..
    Het hotel ziet er inderdaad mooi uit ...
    heel veel liefs

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    1. Lieve Nieneke,
      Ja, in eerste instantie vonden wij dat ook jammer maar het was best dichtbij en zo liepen we er makkelijk naar toe en ook naar de Grand Canyon; wandelen is gezond en in de volgende post lees je ook nog wat de bonus daarvan was...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  18. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist ein tolles Restaurant. Trotz des rustikalen Charakters sehr elegant. Armer Pieter, er musste sein Essen unterbrechen für das Foto *lach. Lasst es euch gut gehen.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Ja, es ist rustikal aber trotz immer noch elegant! Oh, der Pieter hat nicht lange unterbrechen müssen. Es war sehr lecker!
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  19. You'd make my mouth watery with the pictures of this great meal!
    Fortunately I just had breakfast! :)
    Sorry I can't be a regular blogger but I don't stop running!!
    Much love and enjoy your wednesday!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Mouthwatering for you and for both of us is different. With a passion for nature and outdoors at times we even skip a meal... or wait for hours!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. Such a nice place!!! An historical hotel like El Tovar is always very interesting and the meal looks so delicious! You well deserved it after your hike in the Canyon, dear Mariette!!!
    Many hugs to you!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Oh, we did enjoy our 'last dinner' at the Grand Canyon. This was very elegant and great food with healthy choices too!
      Wonder who all came to dine here in over one century. That is old for the USA; not for Europe I realize that very well.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  21. Olá,
    adorei esse lugar, cheio de história e beleza. A comida deve ser saborosíssima. Amo acompanhar suas viagens.
    Bjos tenha um ótimo dia.

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    1. Dearest Anajá,
      Glad you too love this place with its historical beauty and yes, dining there is a treat and the food is delicious. Thanks for tagging along on our travels.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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