Talk about a blast from the past… or at least a blast from last summer. I was going through our blog archives and I found these photos taken by Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. These photos are fantastic and now that summer is right around the corner (unless, of course, you live in cities like Phoenix, Yuma, Tucson or Lake Havasu… then summer has already found you), I thought I might tempt you to book your trip to the Grand Canyon — North Rim or South Rim, both are fantastic!
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Xanterra South Rim, an operator of overnight accommodations in Grand Canyon National Park, will again offer its “End of Summer” package this year and at the same prices as in 2011. The package features accommodations, breakfast, tour and retail discounts for less than the typical cost of just the room.
Available Aug. 26 – Sept. 6, 2012, the package features accommodations at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge, cafeteria breakfast for two, one in-park motorcoach tour for two and discounts in Xanterra gift shops of up to 20 percent. Rates are based upon double occupancy. Additional guests can share the room at $9 plus tax each. Breakfast and tour may be purchased separately.
The rate at Maswik Lodge is $169 per night plus tax and features accommodations in a “Maswik North” room, breakfast coupons, choice of a Hermits Rest motorcoach tour in the morning or Sunset motorcoach tour in the afternoon and a one-time gift shop discount good for 10 percent off purchases of $50-149.99 and 20 percent off purchases $150 and above.
The rate at Yavapai Lodge is $154 plus tax and features accommodations in a “Yavapai East” room, breakfast coupons, choice of a Hermits Rest motorcoach tour in the morning or Sunset motorcoach tour in the afternoon and a one-time gift shop discount good for 10 percent off purchases of $50-149.99 and 20 percent off purchases $150 and above.
Rack rates for rooms are normally $176 per night at Maswik North and $166 at Yavapai East. Rates do not include taxes.
In addition to operating lodging, restaurants and gift shops at the South Rim, Xanterra offers activities such as mule trips and motorcoach tours. Travelers may also wish to leave the car behind and arrive at the Grand Canyon via train on the Grand Canyon Railway as it makes its daily round trip from Williams, Ariz. There are also a variety of tours and activities in Grand Canyon Village with a self-guided walking tour of the historic district of Grand Canyon Village.
When reserving this package, guests need to use the promo code SUMMER online at http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757 or 1-303-297-2757 from outside the United States. More information about Grand Canyon National Park can be obtained at http://www.nps.gov/grca or 1-928-638-7888.
Xanterra South Rim is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.