XANTERRA SOUTH RIM COMPLETES UPGRADES TO YAVAPAI LODGE’S WEST ROOMS IN GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Concessioner Xanterra South Rim, operator of lodges, tours, restaurants and gift shops at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, has completed a renovation project to 160 rooms at the west wing of Yavapai Lodge.

Improvements to the rooms include new paint, carpet, beds, draperies, linens, bedspreads, flat-screen televisions, lighting and furniture.

Located one-half mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon, Yavapai Lodge is Grand Canyon National Park Lodges’ largest facility and is popular with families as well as visitors seeking a wooded atmosphere. The lodge is surrounded by pinion and juniper woodlands and is near the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

Yavapai Lodge features the Canyon Cafe that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The curio shop has a wide range of gifts, and a transportation/activities desk is located in the lobby. Yavapai Lodge is also located next to the Market Plaza which includes a general store, bank and U.S. Post Office.

“Yavapai Lodge has always been popular with families,” said Jon Streit, general manager of Xanterra South Rim. “The rates are very reasonable, and the upgrades make it an even more attractive overnight stay.”

Yavapai West’s 160 rooms include two queen beds, vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans, coffeemakers and refrigerators. Rates are $107 per night for single or double occupancy. Extra persons are $9. Children 16 and under may stay with their parents at no charge. Rates do not include tax.

Yavapai East offers 198 rooms with in-room air conditioning, coffee makers and refrigerator. Most rooms offer two queen beds. Some rooms with one king bed are also available. All rooms have televisions and telephones.

To make reservations, visit 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 www.nps.gov/grca or 1-928-638-7888.