I stumbled on the opportunity to sleep underground in the cavern suite while researching our trip to Arizona and immediately knew we had to do it. The cost was pretty steep, but I think it was worth it as it will definitely be something our family will remember forever. Our hosts were waiting for our arrival and after a warm welcome we were taken down to our suite. The chef prepared a fabulous meal for us, which we ate in the suite. Then we were given a private tour of the caverns and a briefing for our night's stay. And then...we were alone. I don't think I have ever felt more removed from the rest of the world. The cave is completely dry and doesn't have any living creatures or creepy crawlies in it. Our 8 year old daughter loved it and wasn't the least bit scared, even when we turned out all the lights.
The room is actually built on a rather large platform above the cavern floor. Now, keep in mind you are staying in a cave - the price tag of the "suite" does not mean you are getting 5-star luxury. There are two beds that the Inn claims are queen-sized, and a king-sized pull-out couch. The beds are actually pretty small so I think they are fulls at best. I ended up sleeping on the couch with my daughter, which wasn't very comfortable at all, but show me a sleeper sofa that is and I will show you a very nice bridge I have for sale.
There is a flat screen TV with a VHS and DVD player along with a number of movies to choose from (no cable). Complimentary candy bars, snacks, and microwave popcorn were provided (and a microwave to cook it with). The mini-fridge was stocked with complimentary sodas and bottles of water and there was also a coffee maker. The small bathroom has running water and includes a shower. And I can't forget to mention the large console record player - I loved blasting Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite no matter how cheesy the idea.
In the morning we were served a made-to-order breakfast and enjoyed eating it while the first few tours of the morning walked by.
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