Open For Over A Century, This Arizona Lodge Is The Oldest Operating In The State

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Molly Butler Lodge in Greer, Arizona is the oldest operating lodge in The Grand Canyon State, and it’s seen many noteworthy guests come and go. The lodge has been around for over a century. The town of Greer got its start as a Mormon settlement, and it still retains much of its tiny-town charm today. The unincorporated community has a population of 39, and the Molly Butler Lodge remains at the heart of the area.


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The Molly Butler Lodge got its start when settlers new to the area were looking for a way to eat and have a comfortable place to sleep at night. John and Molly Butler began charging a quarter per meal, with no idea that they were beginning a business that would stand the test of time.


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Many famous guests have enjoyed spending a night or more at the Molly Butler Lodge, including John Wayne, Herbert Hoover, and Zane Grey.

Locals and guests alike love stopping by the lodge. Known for their hospitality, delicious food (including Molly’s Hot Dang Chili and Molly’s Famous Prime Rib of Beef au Jus.) Thinking of stopping by? You’ll want to call ahead for current hours. Reservations are recommended.


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Get a video tour of one of the rooms at the Molly Butler Lodge below.

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