Just in case anyone is wondering...
A couple times I tried to make advance dinner reservations for El Tovar for my August trip...Each time I was told you have to call back 30 days before the trip. Fair enough.
I counted backwards to 30 days exactly then called....I told the reservationist I had been counting the days to finally make this reservation. She was very nice and asked me where I was staying. I told her Kachina and she told me I could have made the reservation up to six months in advance.
It would have been nice if the other reservationists had not been so short with me when I called and just told me to call back later.
Anyway this reservationist, Patricia, was very helpful and she gets an A in my book. And yes, we got the time and date we wanted to boot.