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Goulding's Lodge & Campground
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Perfectly situated for Monument Valley
User: DougW907 from: Wembley, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 28, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
If you want to see Utah's Monument Valley, then Gouldings Lodge could not be better placed. Located near to the bottom of a big hillside only a couple of miles from the huge sandstone butes that are the main feature of the valley floor. If you are intending to stay near the valley then the view of it from this resort is probably the best to be had. There are a variety of grades of room to choose from but whichever you choose they are all laid out in two terraces on above the other and all with small balconies facing the valley, Our room was clean and comfortable and had everything that we needed for our short visit. The hotel has quite a good restaurant on site plus a gift shop and a pool. There are also within walking distance, a grocery store, laundromat and gas station as well as a small airport fairly nearby. The Reception services was excellent and the local Navaho Indian ladies who staffed it were very efficient and friendly. On arrival we enquired about and were booked on a guided tour of the valley that very same afternoon. the Gouldings tour in an open backed truck of their own with a knowledgeable Navaho driver/guide was excellent and is a great way to see the valley close up. It really is a must do, getting close to the buttes is awesome.
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Do the full moon tour. Campground pleasantly surprised.
User: Disbet from: Indiana
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 4
When I first pulled in, it looked like sites were packed in like sardines. But, they weren't full so I didn't have neighbors. It was very quiet. I had no issues car camping. Bathrooms were so so. The tent loop one could use an upgrade. Shower in the store bathrooms was great. I did the afternoon tour and a full moon tour. Both guides were knowledgable. I actually liked doing both, and the afternoon prepared me for what to expect on the full moon tour. The night tour is more waiting for moon rise and then leaving. I wish we would have had more time in the park after dark. It was nice to have a shuttle to the campground. I'll be coming back with my kids next time.
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Great Stay in an Iconic and Stunning Location
User: jenedc2016 from: Santa Rosa, California
Published Date: Nov, 20, 2022
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
We stayed at Goulding's Lodge when visiting Monument Valley at the end of December 2021 and had a great stay. We chose one of the larger cabins so we could have plenty of room and it was very nice. It was large and essentially like a small house, with separate bedroom, living room with a sofa bed plus another regular bed in a partially separated nook, kitchen/dining area. It had a great view towards the valley and was set at the base of a ridge of the monumental rock formations. It was clean and comfortable as well. It has a large gift shop, a grocery store, and a restaurant serving good food. It is also convenient, just across the highway from the Navajo Tribal Park. There are other lodging options but we have no information about those, just the cabins. The price was very reasonable and we would gladly stay here again. We had considered the lodge in the tribal park but since we had to throw together this trip at the last moment due to Omicron problems, there was no availability there at the time. Goulding's had plenty of room. December still had many effects from the Covid shutdowns while things we reopening, so I don't know how any this will availability either way will be now.
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Perfect stay for Monument Valley
User: G9188OCmarym from: Elk Grove, California
Published Date: Nov, 10, 2022
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
We have wanted to stay at Gouldings and finally got to. It was worth it! Besides a clean, comfortable room with an incredible view of the "monuments" there is a restaurant with very good food, great gift/souvenir shop, movie theater playing old westerns made in Monument Valley and a museum. There are other amenities and tours that make this a truly great experience. Everything you need to enjoy visiting this area. You can still feel the atmosphere that the Gouldings established so long ago..welcoming and down to earth.

Once in a lifetime visit to Monument Valley
User: Neil O from: Preston, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2022
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
This was my wife and my first visit to the valley. To avoid excess travel we decided in advance to book a cabin at Goulding's to have a relaxing stay overnight before exploring Monument Valley. The site was easy to find and the staff really friendly. We checked in easily and found our cabin not really knowing what to expect. Before entering the cabin the view takes your breath away already. The cabin is really well furnished with every comfort and facility you will need and incredibly clean. In addition to the cabin the site has lots of other facilities available to satisfy your needs. We were blown away and after unpacking some things sat on the verander with a drink enjoying the view and watching the sun go down. After a great nights sleep we woke up with a coffee and went back onto the verander to watch and take in the sunrise and all the views available!!! The stay was everything we wanted and more - stay of a lifetime and something we would never forget. Definately recommend staying in the cabins.
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