Xanterra Welcomes Arrival of Spring with Last Minute, Limited-Time Package at Maswik Lodge

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, March 27, 2014 – Xanterra South Rim is celebrating the arrival of spring with a limited-time online package available Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 12.

The “Spring Break Away Package” features an overnight stay in a Maswik Lodge north guest room, a motorcoach tour along the West Rim of the Canyon and two breakfasts at the Maswik Lodge Food Court or Yavapai Lodge Café plus retail discounts in any Xanterra gift shop. Guests who spend up to $50 in a gift store will receive a discount of 10 percent, and guests with purchases in excess of $150 will receive a 20 percent discount.

The package is priced at $196.25 per night. The rate is based on double occupancy and does not include tax. Package valid for two people, and each additional adult is $9 (does not include tours or breakfast). Children 16 and under stay in the room for free and receive the complimentary tour, but breakfast is not included.  Tours are based upon space availability. Guests should check with the Maswik Lodge Transportation Desk upon arrival for availability.

This package is available only online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com using the promotional code “SPRING.”

“Spring is no longer around the corner – it’s here – and after a long winter it’s time to go outside and play,” said Bruce Brossman, regional director of sales and marketing for Xanterra South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. “Early spring in the Grand Canyon typically features mild temperatures perfect for sightseeing and day hiking.”

Maswik Lodge is located a short, easy walk to the rim of the Grand Canyon and the rim trail which meanders along the edge of the canyon for miles in two directions. The lodge is also very close to the Grand Canyon Village Historic District, where two of the park’s famous lodges – El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge – are located along with popular shops, restaurants and other historic buildings. The lodge includes a Food Court that serves an array of freshly prepared, healthy cuisine as well as a Pizza Pub and gift shop. There is also a shuttle stop for free transportation throughout the park provided by the National Park Service.

As part of the “Spring Breakaway Package” guests can take advantage of one of three West Rim tour options. For early risers, the 1½-hour Sunrise Tour shows off the canyon at what some consider to be the most peaceful time of day. Or, the two-hour Hermits Rest Tour takes guests all the way to the historic Hermits Rest, a beautiful building designed by the famed architect, Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter. The final tour option of the day is the 1½-hour Sunset Tour. The driver takes guests to a viewpoint along the West Rim drive for photographs and learning about the canyon geology, human history and much more. Tours are reserved on a space available basis.

Visitors can book Grand Canyon in-park rooms online or by calling 303-29PARKS (303-297-2757), or 888-29PARKS (888-297-2757). Travelers can learn more about Grand Canyon Lodges by signing up for the e-newsletter and connecting with Grand Canyon Lodges on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTubePinterest and Instagram.