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Goulding's Lodge & Campground
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Serves a purpose
User: buncey472018 from: Derby, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
Gouldings Lodge is ok as a base at best. The rooms are dated and in need of an complete revamp The positives are there is a reasonable sized supermarket and a fuel station It’s about 4 miles to Monument Valley. And let’s face it, you would stay there otherwise. We had a two bed apartment. Supposed to be kitchen with full equipment but not enough to cook a meal so beware - we couldn’t see the Valley from our room , others had a much better view Our apartment was in an area separated from the main area , so had to drive the 3/4 mile to use the shop and Resturant Make sure to do a least one organised tour - so much better than risking your own car and the guides are knowledgeable Given the opportunity I would stay at The View hotel if I went again

Stunning Location
User: Bess247 from: Scarborough, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 22, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
Currently staying in a premium lodge which has a sofa, kitchenette (microwave, toaster, coffee pod machine, fridge/freezer. It also has all the silverware and crockery you may need. The crockery and silverware were not clean so I washed everything we were likely to use and left the rest alone! Towels are old and well used but did the job. Heard mixed reviews about the restaurant but there is a really good well priced grocery store on site (inbetween the gas station and laundry) so we bought supplies from there and ate on our porch overlooking the amazing scenery. Small museum on site and a well stocked but expensive gift shop. A really peaceful, relaxing place to stay

Setting of th lodge was stunning !!!
User: Companion793273 from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
It’s the place to go !!! Stunning views, check in was a breeze, room was lovely. Restaurant was very good and the food plentiful. Museum visit on sight a must ! Took so many photos and videos because the ever changing light offered something different, truly awesome. Special shout out to our tour guide JONATHAN!!! who was on the all day tour which was fantastic, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble a real star !!

The Gouldings are gone but not forgotten
User: Taylor B from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
My wife and I have stayed at Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley, Utah, on four occasions. One time, we spent three nights in John Wayne's cabin, where he stayed when he filmed three of director John Ford's epic Western motion pictures in the beautiful desert landscape. Nobody outside the Navajo Nation would know about Monument Valley if it wasn't for Harry and Leone (Mike) Goulding. They came to Monument Valley in the 1920s, founded a trading post and persuaded famed Hollywood director John Ford to come to the valley, where he filmed seven motion pictures from Stagecoach (1939) to She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) to The Searchers (1956) to Cheyenne Autumn (1964). The Gouldings built a lodge where the Hollywood film crews stayed. They retired in 1962 and sold the property to Knox College of Galesburg, Illinois, which operated the lodge until 1981, the year that Harry Goulding died, a year after Goulding's Trading Post was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Mike returned to Monument Valley, where she died in 1992. Today, Monument Valley is a popular tourist destination and Goulding's is a popular overnight accommodation for visitors with its 63-room motel, restaurant, gift shop, RV campground, historic general store and museum. Rooms come with flat screen TVs and 200-plus Dish network channels, complimentary wi-fi and min-refrigerators. Visitors also are privy to a swimming pool and half-day or full-day jeep tours with knowledgable Navajo guides.

Gouldings Lodge
User: 900patd from: Dromore, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We stayed for two nights at Gouldings Lodge. Love this place. It just oozes Westerns! Director John Ford always stayed here as did John Wayne and the cast of many westerns. The room had a view looking out to the distance in Monument Valley. I believe most of the rooms have this view. There is an indoor pool also. We didn’t use the dining room so cannot comment on the food quality here. Apart from The View Hotel I believe this is the only other hotel on the reservation. It is older but has a great feeling about it. If you have mobility problems you may find the outside steps a bit of a challenge as it is built on a slope so that it ensures that all guests have a view. Highly recommend
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