Grand Canyon Trip

Las Vegas

Bliss At The Bellagio

Zion National Park

The Grand Canyon's Two Best Kept Secrets

Rooms With A View

The South Rim

Nightmare In Sedona

Disenchanted With Enchantment

Phoenix Biltmore Bargins

Architect's Delight

Side Trips We Missed

  Rooms With A View  
Grand Canyon view from our North Rim cabin porch
The view from our North Rim cabin porch.

If you plan far enough in advance (or get lucky), you can get a room with magnificent views right into the canyon at both the North and South Rims!

North Rim View Cabins

At the North Rim, the Grand Canyon Lodge has four rim view cabins: Cabins 301, 305, 306 and 309.  The views from all of these cabins are partially blocked by foliage (remember, youíre on the edge of the Kaibab forest).  Cabins 306 (where we stayed) and 309 have the best views.  The rate was $104 per night plus tax when we were there in 2002.

South Rim Suites

Grand Canyon view from our El Tovar suite
Our deck at the El Tovar

At the South Rim, the El Tovar Hotel has four corner suites with huge rim view decks.  We stayed in the El Tovar suite ($284 per night plus tax in 2002).

To make reservations for the view rooms, see How To Book.  You'll probably need to book the full two years allowed in advance.   But if you donít have the view accommodations booked, be sure to ask when you check in.  They sometimes free up at the last minute when someone leaves a day or two early.