Grand Canyon Lodge – Historic Treasure on the North Rim
The setting of the Lodge is spectacular. It is perched directly on the rim and the lounge and dining room of the Lodge look right out into the canyon. This makes for beautiful sunsets and wonderful vistas from the convenience of the Lodge.
The main lodge building doesn’t contain any guest rooms. It houses a dining room, lecture room, an enclosed canyon viewing room (think of a living room with comfy leather couches and the world’s most spectacular views) and terraces with similarly arresting views. Branching off the main lodge are wings that contain a saloon/coffee house, gift shop and deli.
The accommodations at Grand Canyon Lodge consist of three different cabin types – Frontier, Western and Pioneer – as well as some motel rooms. All are located within easy walking distance to the canyon rim and the main lodge building.
In all, there are 431 lodging units here. Forever Resort’s web site (foreverlodging.com) does a great job of describing the various units and their amenities. All of the cabins, regardless of type, are double units with a common wall. The lodge and guest units are all nonsmoking.
Although a handful of Western Cabins have rim views, the majority of cabins and the motel building are scattered under Ponderosa pines between the main lodge building and the parking lot.
There’s no Wi-Fi at the lodge, but you can get it at the Grand Canyon store two miles away. The connection is slow, but if you need to check email or update your Facebook status, you can get a connection.
Photo by Christopher Chan and provided via Flickr Creative Commons.
If you want to be at the North Rim for sunrise or sunset, the lodge or the campgrounds are the only place to stay. The Western Cabins are the roomiest of the options, with two queen sized beds, a spacious full bath, a gas fire place and a front porch with rocking chairs. The lodge itself is nestled in pines and is quite peaceful, sitting right on the edge of the Canyon. The cabins offer standard and rim views.
The cabins, while rustic, are nicely appointed with high quality linens and bath amenities. In addition to the queen bedroom, the cabin’s other room has a set of bunk beds and a comfortable futon. The extra sink in the “bunk room” is a nice plus, as is the small desk. The 3/4 bath, while small, has an amazing shower with lots of hot water. The cabin also has a small fridge as well as a coffee maker. These cabins sleep six people comfortably. Rollaway beds are not permitted.
Unlike the other two cabin types (Western and Pioneer), the Frontier cabins are duplexes. These cabins sleep three people maximum with one double bed and one single bed. They also have a 3/4 bath with a shower only. Rollaway beds are not permitted.
These rooms are equipped with one queen sized bed and a private bathroom. Motel rooms sleep three people maximum with the addition of a rollaway bed.
Terms & Conditions:
Overnight accommodations may be booked at least 13 months in advance of planned arrival date.
Check in time is 4:00pm; Check out time is 11:00am, Mountain Standard Time
Rollaway beds are available for $10.00 per night.
Pets are not allowed in any guest rooms or lodge facilities.
$100 – $150
Please note: These prices are rack rates and only meant as guidance for pricing. Please call hotel for exact rate.