Grand Canyon National Park Lodges Announces 2015-16 Winter Rates and Packages

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, November 10, 2015 – A visit to Grand Canyon National Park will be even more affordable this winter as Grand Canyon National Park Lodges is offering reduced rates and special packages at four South Rim lodges.

“Hikers, photographers and visitors in general enjoy the Grand Canyon’s slower pace and more relaxed atmosphere in winter,” said Bruce Brossman, regional director of sales for Xanterra South Rim. “At the same time, the Canyon is just as awe-inspiring and fun as it is year-round.”

Travelers can wander through the Grand Canyon’s famed Historic District using a complimentary walking tour brochure as a guide, learn about the Canyon’s human history and geology on an interpretive Sunrise, Sunset or Hermit’s Rest motorcoach tour, shop for authentic Southwestern gifts in the historic Hopi House, hike into the Canyon, enjoy wrangler-led mule rides and warm up with hot meals in one of the several Xanterra-operated restaurants. Guests can also add a fun and scenic side trip by taking Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Ariz. to the park.

Rates for all packages are based on double occupancy and do not include taxes or gratuities.

Here are the details:

The El Tovar Romance Package is available Nov. 29 through Dec. 17, excluding Dec. 12, 2015 and again Jan. 7 through Feb. 4, excluding Jan. 14, 2016. The package includes one night in a standard double bed or queen bed room, a half-bottle of California sparkling wine and two glasses, a heart-shaped edible chocolate box with hand-made sweets from the El Tovar Bakery in the room and dinner for two in the El Tovar Dining Room, gratuities included. Package guests will receive priority fire-side or canyon-side seating. The base package cost is $400, subject to availability. Guests may upgrade to a deluxe room or suite, based upon availability, for an additional charge. When booking the Romance Package online, guests must enter the promo code “ROMANCE.”

The Grand Canyon Escape Package is available at Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges. Rates per night are $211 for a street-side room and $221 for a Canyon-side room. The package is available Sunday, Nov. 29 through Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 and again beginning Saturday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The Grand Canyon Escape package includes accommodations, breakfast coupons for two people at Bright Angel Restaurant, West Rim motorcoach tour for two people and a one-time gift shop discount good for 10 percent off purchases up to $50 and 20 percent off purchases of $50 and above. When booking this package, travelers should use the promotional code “ESCAPE.”

Rates at the off-rim Maswik Lodge also drop this winter. The Winter Value Rate for two people at Maswik South is $89 per night, and the rate at Maswik North is $122 per night. Rates for additional adults are $9 plus tax per person per night. The Winter Value Rate is available at Maswik Lodge Nov. 9, 2015 through March 2, 2016. Blackout dates are Nov. 25 through Nov. 28, 2015 and Dec. 18, 2015 through Jan. 2, 2016. Travelers should use the promotional code “WINTER.”

Maswik Lodge is a 278-room facility located a short walk from the South Rim and at the southwest end of Grand Canyon Village. Maswik features a gift shop, cafeteria, lounge, rooms with private baths and sightseeing tours. Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges are twin rim lodges with a total of 104 rooms. They are located in the Grand Canyon Historic District between El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge.

Visitors can book their rooms online by visiting www.grandcanyonlodges.com or by calling toll-free 1-888-297-2757 or 1-303-297-2757 from outside the United States. You can learn more about the park by visiting www.nps.gov/grca. Travelers can also follow Grand Canyon Lodges on Facebook or Twitter.