Yes, it's still somewhat crowded, but you can experience the canyon without a Disneyland atmosphere and fewer tour buses. The larger cabins are rustic and not luxurious, but they are very clean, adequate, and just a few steps from the rim views - they give you a feel for awesome wilderness around you, and that's what you are there for.
Food in the dining room was below average, and the service was marginal; but again there are a zillion visitors in addition to hotel guests. We were hiking and trail riding, and we found the breakfast items in the coffee bar and the deli lunch (although pricey) to be quite adequate (try the scones). You can take your food to the rim-side patios and soak up the view while you munch. (much better view than the dining room) You are there to experience the canyon, and if you can be a little independent, you can really do it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The more remote North Rim offers up its beauty and solitude to those willing to make a little longer trek to cooler temperatures and greener vegetation of the Grand Canyon's less visited rim. Time means little here in this Nirvana for nature lovers…abundant forest beauty and wrap-around scenic splendor as sheer walls hold in the Colorado River a mile below. The only developed lodging within the National Park’s North Rim boundaries this historic treasure has cabins and lodging tucked into the trees and dotting the canyon edge. The historic dining room with wall to ceiling windows gives diners the unique opportunity to take in the Canyon's views and tasteful regional and sustainable delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended. For guests seeking a unique remembrance of their visit to this special place, there is a gift store and convenience store located at the North Rim. Authentic Native American handcrafts, jewelry and merchandise that is U.S.A. made by local and regional artists provide an array of gift items for guests to the Grand Canyon. Smell the pines, listen to the fluttering leaves of quaking aspen, and keep an eye out for a California condor, the largest bird in North America. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is only open from mid May to mid October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
- Canyon Grand Lodge North Rim