It took almost two years to reserve a rim view cabin, finally I realized I had to call as soon as reservations were being accepted. If rim view is also your dream, here is some advice..there are only four cabins that are actually on the rim..others advertised as rim view are nice, much nearer than those in other areas..but not on the rim! The four cabins on the rim are 309, 306, 305 and 301..The porch of 309 provides a side rim view..the other three have porches directly over the rim. In fact if you or any of your party are acrophobic, these cabins aren't for you..
If you have a lot of luggage, the Lodge provides a shuttle from the main entrance to your cabin.
My husband and I requested two beds, and so we had a cabin for "four"..hmm, can't imagine that, but everyone has their own space requirements..For just two, the cabin was great. Nicely laid out, a front bed-sitting area with table, chairs and desk, a small walled off office area handy for equipment and charging electronics ..or privacy if you have lots of people..and a bathroom of reasonable size..There was a gas fireplace, a nice touch, but ran out of gas after the second night.
The Bright Angel Trail is steps from the rim view cabins, as is the transept trail, which connects the Main Lodge area with campgrounds/other cabins. Since I was traveling with a companion who was not going to hike long distances, I found the transept trail inviting and quiet..not with the hordes of other people generally on these trails..and with fine views.
The dinning options are few. I recommend the main dinning room if you can afford it..the views are wonderful and the food is quite good. Make reservations way in advance!! There is also a Tavern which serves food, but that was unrelentingly noisy and not inviting..but again, everyone is different. The deli makes very good sandwiches for excursions. All of these options are centered around or in the main lodge. The only wifi is a drive away at the General Store which serves the campground. There is another deli there and basic supplies.
I also highly recommend an excursion to Point Imperial, highest point in the park..astounding views!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The more remote North Rim offers up its beauty and solitude to those willing to make a little longer trek to cooler temperatures and greener vegetation of the Grand Canyon's less visited rim. Time means little here in this Nirvana for nature lovers…abundant forest beauty and wrap-around scenic splendor as sheer walls hold in the Colorado River a mile below. The only developed lodging within the National Park’s North Rim boundaries this historic treasure has cabins and lodging tucked into the trees and dotting the canyon edge. The historic dining room with wall to ceiling windows gives diners the unique opportunity to take in the Canyon's views and tasteful regional and sustainable delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended. For guests seeking a unique remembrance of their visit to this special place, there is a gift store and convenience store located at the North Rim. Authentic Native American handcrafts, jewelry and merchandise that is U.S.A. made by local and regional artists provide an array of gift items for guests to the Grand Canyon. Smell the pines, listen to the fluttering leaves of quaking aspen, and keep an eye out for a California condor, the largest bird in North America. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only open from mid May to mid October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
- Canyon Grand Lodge North Rim