First off let me say this is my second review of the Kaibab Lodge the first being 2 years ago. And I still give them a good review but let me explain my reasons to you if you are considering a stay at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon...We have only stayed in the East view units<4 units per building> and in the newest cabins on the property,with our current preference the newer cabins. These have 2 Queen beds a large bathroom with really hot showers<great when the weather is real cold after a day of hiking> and a small room in front with a couch, chair microwave and frig. There is a large deck on the front of the cabin with several chairs and the view of the aspen trees and the meadow is just plain relaxing. We sit there in the morning and have our coffee and at nite with a beer. Doesnt get any better than that. The room on our arrival this year was very clean..there were 2 times during our 9 day stay<yes we stayed 9 days with them>that the cleaning person was running late with their rounds and we just had them leave clean towels. The mattress on one of the beds was very worn out so we just slept in the other bed. And yes the blankets and quilts on the beds were old and could use a new set real soon. The staff this stay was above excellent. The park was closed for the shutdown during the initial part of our stay and everyone was giving maps and tips on where to hike in the Kaibab Nat'l Forest. Never interacted with a better group of employees and Ellen the owner is really a gem. We ate 3 times at the lodge and each time had excellent service food was good and the wait time was nill. If you are worried about internet then go across the road to the North Rim Country store it is much quicker reception there than at the lodge.
Okay granted some of the cabins look real old and very worn but we have never stayed in one of them and honestly I would not. We stay here for the location Jacob's Lake is too far to drive in every morning and back out every day post hiking and the Rim Lodge is just too noisy and crowded for us. We find the serenity of Kaibab Lodge to be just perfect for us. We have stayed here a total of 9 different times and honestly we will always chose it for our little home at the North Rim hey we even take Halloween lights and light our deck the past several years and the staff and management get a huge kick out of this. Once again I can only attest to our experience here but I just dont have any complaint
- Also Known As:
- Kaibab Hotel Jacob Lake
- Kaibab Lodge Arizona