Before the railroad arrived in at the Grand Canyon South Rim in 1901, the only way to get here was by Stagecoach or wagon. Stops along the route gave passengers a chance to shake the dust off and take a break from the long tiresome stagecoach ride. "RP" Thurston was one of the first settlers in Tusayan and originally built the Red Feather Lodge in 1963. The Thurston family still owns and operates the Red Feather Lodge, and added RP's Stage Stop to the Red Feather Family. In the tradition of the old stagecoach stop's, RP's has become a popular place for Grand Canyon visitors to stretch their legs, browse unique gifts, grab a bite to eat and discover a book on the history and exploration of Grand Canyon before their adventure or after a long day of on the trails.
Located 1 mile from the South Rim Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, RP's offers specialty coffees, smoothies, pastries, sandwiches and salads to satisfy any appetite. Our gift shop features Grand Canyon souvenirs and a diverse selection of original handmade Native American jewelry not found anywhere else. Come in, take a load off your feet and connect to our WiFi hot spot (free with purchase), or utilize one of our internet café computers to access your email or surf the net.