We chose to stay here after the 8 mile hike into the canyon. On arrival, the entrance to the lodge had one of the gates missing, the waterfall was empty and filled with rubbish and all the flower beds were again empty. The welcome from reception staff was just about acceptable. Our rooms were an the ground floor and the doors were well bashed with flimsy locks. Inside, the bedding on 2 double beds was clean, as were the towels. The room was extremely basic, although we hadn't expected any more. AC worked, until the power went off in the morning and we had cold showers. No coffee machine, so no hot drinks all day.
We had planned to eat in the cafe, but there was a notice up saying that it had been closed down, due to a fire. As we hadn't taken any food, we resorted to visiting the shop. Supplies were limited, so we ended up with Doritos and a can of cold chilli. We had planned to eat outside, but as I started bringing the food out, 4 dogs appeared and one jumped on the table. So we ended up sitting in with our food all evening. The next morning the shop did have coffee to take away.
It is such a beautiful spot, and with a bit of TLC, the lodge could be good. I do wonder where the money goes for the accommodation, as it is not used for renovation.
The walk down was great, and we had 3 children with us age 10 to 13. It took about 4 and a half hours at a steady pace.The waterfalls are fairly spectacular, although 2 miles downhill, so 2 miles uphill on the way back, when your legs are weary.
The helicopter ride out was amazing, if not a little disorganized. We were there at 8am(to the left of the cafe). A list was then provided and you put your names down. Until you pay the man, you cannot go. He then calls out the names, whilst the helicopter is there, so no-one can hear for the noise. Anyway we did all get out, although in 2 trips.
- Also Known As:
- Havasupai Hotel Supai
- Havasupai Lodge Supai, Arizona