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Under Canvas Grand Canyon
sbarrie from: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
The accommodations were simply amazing! Friendly staff at check in, tour of the facility and also of our tent, we had the deluxe with private bathroom, and nighttime fire pit as well as reception tent. The wood stove kept us warm, temps at night in the 40’s. Honestly my spouse was quite nervous about the stay but after the 1st night she was hooked. The quality of the site, tents, furnishings... all of it top shelf.
I travel for business 50% of my life so having this alternative to another hotel room was a very welcome relief. 30 minutes and you are in the Park and lots of dining options. Our last night we bought a bottle of red wine, cheese, salami and prosciutto and some wonderful crackers at a local market and enjoyed a relaxing eveningin the reception tent after hiking all day. Lamar and Siena were the evening reception hosts and we spent time with them sharing our stories of Yellowstone where they also work for Under Canvas.
We will definitely be staying at another Under Canvas location on our next trip. Well done team!
ryxista from: Melbourne, Australia
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 14, 2018 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Me and three friends are doing a roadtrip across USA and we were trying to decide on whether to stay in Grand Canyon or not. We came across Under Canvas and we knew that we had to stay there.
The staff were very friendly and was in constant communication with us regarding any updates. They also happily answered any questions and helped us with anything we needed on site.
When we arrived, it was already dark, and to say that we were blown away, is an understatement. I dont think there are words enough to describe this place. We drove in and you can see the tents and the pathways all lit up. We parked our car, stepped out of the vehicle and just couldnt believe the amount of stars that we could see. The ambiance of the place, the serenity of it, is nothing that I have ever experienced before.
There is no electricity (except for running generators), and hardly any reception. This could be a problem for some people, but this is absolutely perfect for anyone that wants to disconnect from the outside world.
This experience has been absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it for everyone to experience.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 29, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Very good experience but still working the kinks out
My husband and I stayed at Under Canvas Grand Canyon the other night for one night. Huge caveat- they only opened this location 2 weeks ago so they are still working the kinks out. I’m sure if I stayed there later on, I’d give it a 5 star rating.
The lobby tent is amazing with tables for eating as well as couches for lounging. It has coffee/tea and water and where you order food from. There’s also and outside sitting area. Excellent decor and very welcoming.
Our tent was just as expected and I have to say I slept like a baby after a long day of hiking. The bed was super comfortable and the blankets were nice and warm. We stayed in the safari tent. We used the wood stove for a bit early in the morning when it was cold and it warmed up the tent very nicely.
The bathhouse was a short walk away - less than one minute. It was nice to have a flushing toilet and a running shower (again after hiking). The shower has a pull handle which I actually loved since it conserves water! They provide towels, shampoo and body wash.
Now to my only two complaints- they normally drive you and your luggage to your tent, however, the golf cart that they were using could suddenly only drive in reverse. It was dark out so we had to drag our luggage along the stone/dirt path down to our tent. Not a huge complaint but an annoyance especially since it was late and I was admittedly tired. Second annoyance was that you can order food the night before to pick up in the morning to bring on your hike. We ordered the night before, paid, were told it would be ready at 7 am but - alas - it was not there in the morning and no one was there to make it. It was very inconvenient to try and find a picnic lunch we could pick up before our hike into the Grand Canyon. The management was responsive and left a message later that day that we would be refunded plus more due to the inconvenience which I really appreciated. However, it would have been much easier to just grab and go as planned.
Staff was overall very friendly and location is really convenient for accessing the Grand Canyon. It was about a 30 minute drive to the South Rim.
Overall very good experience:)
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 2, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Yöpyminen teltassa hyvin kylmässä yössä oli elämys! Kahden untuvapeiton alla oli kuitenkin ihanan lämmintä. Eli nukkumisolosuhteet hyvät; WC ja suihkutilat eivät yllä samalle tasolle. Henkilökunta oli nuorta ja innostunutta.