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Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
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Rustic but functional
User: princessebird from: Fort Worth, Texas
Published Date: Jul, 28, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
We stayed in Pioneer Cabin 126 for 2 nights. We had a sliver of a view of the canyon from one window. The cabin was certainly rustic. It had a small fridge that was much appreciated. The bathroom was small but functional. The beds were not the most comfortable but we made do. We did not see any evidence of mice in our cabin. We checked in during a massive thunderstorm. It would have been nice to have been able to drop someone off at the door to avoid getting drenched, but there's about a football field walk from the dropoff point to the desk. Most of the employees were wearing masks. Few of the other guests were. Be prepared to haul your stuff down a rather slick pathway.
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Rustic. Paying for the location not the accommodations!
User: B7384JTlindah from:
Published Date: Jul, 26, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 3
Grand Canyon Lodge is the only hotel at the north rim of the Grand Canyon so you are paying for the location, not the accommodations. The cabins are small and right next to each other. We were getting up at 6:00 for our mule ride so we tried to get to sleep early. Since there was no air conditioning, our windows were open so we could hear everything from the cabins around us - crying children, conversations, laughter. Then in the middle of the night we could hear chewing on something in the room which we later discovered was probably mice eating through the bags of food (found the holes later). It was not very clean; we found garbage from the last guests on the floor. The queen bed in our cabin was uncomfortable, so soft in the middle that we kept rolling together all night. The food choices were a deli stocked with limited options and the expensive dining room. It gets 3 stars because of the location. You are within walking distance of spectacular views and 3 miles from the scenic drive of the north rim. It was convenient for the 7:30 AM mule ride, as we needed to be there at 7:00 for check in.
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Grand Canyon North Rim Frontier Cabins
User: LisaG3311 from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
We made a last minute reservation and was happy we got a Cabin. We felt rushed when booking as we needed a place for the night and took anything we could get. After reading the reviews, previously left, we planned ahead and brought everything we felt we needed for a great night in the cabin. We brought a portable fan for the hot room, bug spray for the moths, mice traps and mice ultrasonic plug ins for the mice, soft sheets and pillows, sleeping bags for the thin bed mattress and a power surg for extra plugs. We arrived before the 4pm check in and the super nice men at the desk were very friendly and gave us the keys to our cabin, cabin #21! Once we checked in we checked out the room to see what we needed to bring. The room had 2 beds, a ceiling fan, (the room was nice and cool when we arrived), I slipped into the bed and the sheets were soft, I checked for plugs and found 8! This was sooo not what we were expecting, so when we got to our Jeep we only brought a few extra pillows, the bug spray and plugs, just in case, and the fan cuz I need white noise! After a full day at the Canyon we headed to bed, we sprayed around the cabin and in the bathroom where we spotted 2 moths and 2 crickets, we put out the mice traps and plugs, turned on the fan and went to sleep. Sometime in the night we awoke to thunder and rain, we briefly heard the neighbors as they got into their cabin and then we were lulled back to sleep by the rain. The next morning we had no mice in the traps, no bugs in the cabin, the room was cold so we shut off the fan and then we got ready for our day. The only semi negative thing I can say is book far ahead and make dinner reservations but if you don’t the deli is perfect for food. We got the breakfast burrito the next morning and it was great! My purpose for this review is to share don’t believe everything you read. We enjoyed our cabin and it was better than what we expected! Tip: go outside the main Lodge to the first floor, go outside the right side doors and catch in the view, if you want breathtaking pictures walk to the outside ledge and grab some photos! No one told us about this place and it’s one thing I’ll tell everyone about moving forward! We plan to return, with less stuff, next time! lol

Unique property if you book the right way
User: scryer from: Lake Forest, Illinois
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
We've stayed at the Grand Canyon North Rim before and I don't recall who managed the concession previously, but Forever Resorts is doing a good job these days. Cabins were clean, well-appointed, and had working A/C and heat as well as a fireplace (which we skipped for July). They are not the Ritz-Carlton but good rooms by National Park Service lodging standards. The property was well-staffed despite COVID-19 and made provisions for the situation (bar service was take-away, the deli had to-go options, and the dining room was running normally with some table spacing). A bit of a wait at peak check-in time but cheerful service. One item to note, as I had questions when I booked: there are a few cabins that have direct views of the Grand Canyon out the window/on the balcony. These are booked at a separate "Western Cabin - Rim View" rate from the other "Western Cabins" and smaller/older "Pioneer Cabins". Photo attached is the higher rate cabin, and the view from our porch in room 309. You'd get mostly the same experience from the other cabins, but you'd need to walk the fifty feet. All of them are worth the money though to be able to roll out of bed and see the sun rise over the canyon without the usual crowds.
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Pretty good stay
User: mikept7 from: Detroit, Michigan
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 24, 2021
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021
Rating: 3
We stayed at the lodge for 3 nights. 3/5 stars is all I can give it. The views are awesome. We had a great cabin. The rooms are dirty. The floors and bathrooms were not cleaned at all. I’ve read this in past reviews as well so it’s not just me. However if you want to experience the North Rim this is the only place to stay. For the prices we paid for the room I’d expect at least cleanliness to be spot on. If you can get over that you’ll be fine. We were ok with it but others may not. The restaurant is way over priced for what you get. Some dishes are great, others not so much. The deli on site is meh but there are no other options for food. Again, we were good with it but others may not. All in all it was a good stay.

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