“END OF SUMMER” PACKAGE AT SOUTH RIM OF GRAND CANYON FEATURES ROOM, BREAKFAST AND GIFT SHOP DISCOUNT FOR LESS THAN THE TYPICAL COST OF THE ROOM ONLY

As kids head back to school in late August, the opportunity to experience Grand Canyon National Park at reduced prices arrives.

“There is truly a marked difference here in Grand Canyon Village as families return home to prepare for school and before the empty-nesters begin their heavy travel season,” said Jon Streit, general manager of Xanterra South Rim, operator of overnight accommodations in Grand Canyon National Park. “On these 15 days visitors to the park can enjoy all the perks of a summer vacation and save at the same time.

Xanterra South Rim will offer its “End of Summer” package featuring accommodations, breakfast, tour and retail discounts for less than the typical cost of just the room. Available Aug. 25 – Sept. 12, 2013 excluding Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, the package features accommodations at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge, cafeteria breakfast for two, one in-park motorcoach tour for two and discounts in Xanterra gift shops of up to 20 percent. Rates are based upon double occupancy. Additional guests can share the room at $9 plus tax each. Breakfast and tour for additional guests may be purchased separately.

The rate at Maswik Lodge is $174 per night plus tax and features accommodations in a “Maswik North” room. The rate at Yavapai Lodge is $159 plus tax and features accommodations in a “Yavapai East” room. The package includes breakfast coupons, choice of a Hermits Rest motorcoach tour in the morning or Sunset motorcoach tour in the afternoon and a one-time gift shop discount good for 10 percent off purchases of $50-149.99 and 20 percent off purchases $150 and above.

Rack rates for rooms are normally $176 per night at Maswik North and $166 at Yavapai East. Rates do not include taxes.

In addition to operating lodging, restaurants and gift shops at the South Rim, Xanterra offers activities such as mule trips and motorcoach tours. Travelers may also wish to leave the car behind and arrive at the Grand Canyon via train on the Grand Canyon Railway as it makes its daily round trip from Williams, Ariz. There are also a variety of tours and activities in Grand Canyon Village with a self-guided walking tour of the historic district of Grand Canyon Village.

When reserving this package, guests need to use the promo code SUMMER online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757 or 1-303-297-2757 from outside the United States. More information about Grand Canyon National Park can be obtained at http://www.nps.gov/grca or 1-928-638-7888.

Xanterra South Rim is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.


Known for its “Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint,” Xanterra Parks & Resorts® entities include lodges, restaurants, tours and activities in national and state parks and resorts as well as a cruise line, railway and tour operator. Xanterra Parks & Resorts has operations in the Grand Canyon, including Grand Canyon Railway and The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz.; Yellowstone; Zion; Crater Lake; Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., Windstar Cruises and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts
6312 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 600 North
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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