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teresae331 from: Cincinnati, Ohio
Published Date: Jun, 13, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Great location, basic accommodations, friendly staff
First, you need to know that this is very basic and rustic because you are in a remote location---no TV, no cell service, no wifi in the cabin (but there is wifi at the lodge). Good location close to the canyon (and honestly the only place to stay other than in the park--and the reviews for the park lodge are really scary this year). Our cabin was clean and beds were comfy (great comforters) but the bathroom floor seemed to be water damaged and seriously in need of repair. Shower was very tight but water was nice and hot. No toiletries except soap, no hair dryer. Coffee maker was nice. No air conditioning (you don't need it--it gets cold at night) but heater in main room and in bathroom (nice touch). We were in a single cabin so very quiet (some reviews complain of noise in the duplex and fourplex cabins). Lodge had breakfast and dinner for purchase (no lunch which is advertised on the website), and there was a good variety of snacks and small assortment of gifts for purchase. Small store across the street with a limited supply of food, ice, gas, etc.
- Rooms: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Good Basecamp for North Rim & Kaibab Forest Activities
I'm surprised at the number of bad reviews on here, especially regarding cell service, Wi-Fi, TV, etc. You come to a place like this to get away from these modern-day distractions.
The lodge is rustic and fits perfectly with the national park lodge motif. The setting is in a meadow surrounded by forest. Perfect for wildlife watching and star gazing at night.
From booking my reservation over the phone to check-in, the staff was very pleasant and helpful. When I arrived the area was experiencing a power outage due to high winds. The staff were good about providing updates, and they made sure that dinner service went on. They also worked on getting a large generator up and running, and eventually had the whole property on backup power until the main utility was restored.
I stayed in a single cabin and it was adequate as a basecamp for exploring Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest. The pillows were nice and the bed was OK. The cabin had a little prep counter for the kitchen and a table & chairs.
The only tip I'd offer is that this property seems to be an all-night operation. I get that many hikers head to the Grand Canyon by 3am or earlier. Headlights shining thru the windows and vehicles zipping around all night made it hard for a light sleeper like myself, but earplugs helped with this.
Otherwise, I found this to be a good place to stay near the North Rim.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 5
andeannaf from: Phoenix, Arizona
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 25, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Great location near Grand Canyon North Rim
Really nice blankets. Beds are ok. A mix of older and new cabins. Pretty meadow & trees all around. Our friends had larger cabin B1 which is new and attractive With 2 beds. We had historic Cabin 23 with had shiplap walls and 1 bed. No TV or WiFi.
Lobby has comfy chairs & gaming tables. A large nice fireplace, gift shop and resturant that serves buffet dinner or breakfast during certain hours. Breakfast was fresh cooked scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatos. Along with cold cereal, yogurt, coffee, juices, toasts etc.
There is a little store with a wide variety of stuff across the street from the cabins.
pamelab556 from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 17, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Beautiful view from Cabin #5. A private room with a full bed and a twin, and a Queen size bed in the “front room.” Brand new coffee makers (proper drip filter so you can run your own grounds through the machine). Quiet. Looks like they are building a new patio seating area for the restaurant. Christa was lovely, taking reservations and helping with the food trip. Buffet breakfast and dinner are appropriately priced. Cabins are old and a little funky, but clean. Very comfortable mattresses. If you ever did 1970sRoadtrips in cowboy country, this place will seem familiar. Nice to know not all hotels have modernized.
MtnBrd from: Edmonton, Alberta
Published Date: May, 17, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
The cabins are rustic, meaning unclean and dumpy. No TV, etc. If you can't get a room at the North Rim Lodge, you may as well save yourself the money and sleep in your car. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Location: 1
- Service: 1