Big Dude - Should we get hot chocolate here (at some deli) or head on down to Hermit's Rest?
Me - Hermit's Rest sounds good.
BD - Yeah, perfect for a couple hermits like us!
Me - Y'know, I wasn't such a hermit before I married you...
BD - That's only because you were still looking for me.
He's probably right. ;-)
The Hermit's Nest's architect was actually a woman, Mary Colton. And this place (as well as her other Grand Canyon buildings) is beyond beautiful and ingenious; it (and the others) blends seamlessly with the environment around it. Check out this HUGE fireplace (perfect for sipping hot chocolate when it's cold and rainy outside).
Outside there are plenty of telescopes to, ummm, see the canyon up close and personal with. Y'know, on clear days.
Just call us little red riding hood and the Jedi in the soft brown fuzzy hoodie.