About 4 hours' drive from both Las Vegas and Phoenix, you’ll find one of the world’s most awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping views. Grand Canyon National Park has been stunning visitors ever since it opened in 1919, and the canyon itself has been wowing anyone who sees it for over six million years. There simply aren’t enough words in the world to accurately describe the experience of seeing the Grand Canyon in person—which is exactly why you ought to see it for yourself with a stay in a Grand Canyon National Park cabin.
Take in an iconic view from a Grand Canyon cabin
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular sights in the whole country, attracting new and returning visitors from all over the world every year. Located in Arizona, most visitors to the canyon take it in from the South Rim, which is open all year round, and where you’ll find the majority of vacation rentals in the area. Another popular way to visit Grand Canyon is to stay in nearby Flagstaff, which is a 90-minute drive from Grand Canyon Village. Grand Canyon National Park cabins come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you’re traveling as a pair, or visiting with the family in tow, you’re sure to find the cabin that suits you best.
Stay near Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon Village is the main gateway to Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Just south of the village, close to Tusayan, you’ll find a variety of cabins and ranches suitable for families and groups visiting the Grand Canyon. Located inside Grand Canyon National Park, you’ll find shops, restaurants, and informative visitor centers in Grand Canyon Village. It’s from here that you’ll set off to view the canyon itself, with popular viewing points and platforms such as Yavapai Point, Hopi Point, and Plateau Point within easy walking distance. You can also catch a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway here, from which you’ll be treated to a scenic view of the South Rim from the comfort of a vintage steam engine.
Grand Canyon Village cabins for families
Staying on the South Rim, close to Grand Canyon Village, is a great choice for families. From here you’ll be well set up for exploring everything Grand Canyon National Park has to offer. There are a great range of tours and tour operators running out of Grand Canyon Village, so whether you want to take the kids on a hike, or are after something more adventurous—such as white water rafting—you’ll be able to find it. Many of the cabins found in this area are set up for families and group bookings, too. Cabins with multiple bedrooms are perfect for bigger groups, while the addition of a well-equipped kitchen always makes a family vacation run more smoothly.
Stop a while in Flagstaff
One of the most popular places to stay while exploring Grand Canyon National Park is Flagstaff. Once a major stop along the famous Route 66, Flagstaff has been a welcoming place for travelers crossing America for decades. This historic small city is full of flavor and fun, from boutique stores to booming breweries and delicious restaurants. Flagstaff might be a longer drive to Grand Canyon National Park, but you’ll benefit from having all the delights of an independently minded town on the doorstep of your own cabin. By staying in Flagstaff, you’ll also find it easier to explore other Arizona sites, such as the famous red rocks of Sedona to the south, or the stunning natural formations of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend further north.
Flagstaff cabins are perfect for couples
When it comes to cozy, romantic cabins within easy reach of Grand Canyon National Park, you can’t do much better than a vacation rental in Flagstaff. You can take your pick from traditional log cabins built just for 2 on the outskirts of the city, or go for something right in the heart of Flagstaff, and you’ll be treated to a more modern, but no less comfortable vacation rental. Cabins in and around Flagstaff are a particularly great option for couples, because they let you experience the delights of this small, quirky town, but you’ll also find larger rentals available suitable for groups of all sizes.