National Parks are excellent places to take a loved one, the beauty and serenity make wonderful backdrops for a romantic getaway. Some people even find love in these places. One of these stories takes place in the 1930’s, where a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) ‘boy’ fell in love with a Harvey Girl, a forbidden love. As the Harvey Girls were contracted to stay single for the time they worked in the Grand Canyon. The Harvey Girls, and other female concession employees, were, and still are, housed in a two story stone dormitory name Coulter Hall. The gal in question had the one room in the whole hall that could see the Canyon. So when the CCC began building a low standing stone wall along the rim, the young man placed a heart shaped stone he found in the one spot should could see from her window. Acting as a reminder, that even though they couldn’t be together then, he would always be there. Rumor has it that they did indeed get married, and the monument is often called Matrimony Rock as well.
Maybe you’re thinking of tying the knot, the Grand Canyon surely is a glorious backdrop on your most beautiful of days. Though if you’re just looking for an adorable place to enjoy the Canyon, you can find this spot between the El Tovar, and the Kachina Lodge; with Coulter Hall just a sliver between the two buildings. You can see the angle of El Tovar in the picture above.