New winter rates and packages in the Grand Canyon are discounted as much as 44 percent below summer-season rates.
The Winter Value Rate is available at Maswik and Yavapai Lodges, Xanterra’s two off-rim locations. Xanterra is not currently accepting reservations for Yavapai Lodge during most of the period from November through February. If rooms are needed during those months, however, Yavapai Lodge will open.
The Winter Value Rate is $85 per night plus tax at Maswik South and Yavapai West and $110 per night at Maswik North and Yavapai East. No promo codes are required to receive the Winter Value rate.
Guests desiring to experience more of the Grand Canyon and stay at least two nights at Maswik North or Yavapai East can receive an additional discount and pay $95 per night plus tax. This “Stay 2 and Save More” rate requires at least two consecutive nights and the promo code “STAY2” when making reservations.
The Winter Value Rate is available from Nov. 11, 2011 through Feb. 16, 2012, excluding Nov. 20-26, and Dec. 24-31, 2011. The rates are valid for single or double occupancy. The cost for each additional person in the room is $9. Children 16 and under stay at no extra charge. Lodge and room type are subject to availability and seasonal closures. Summer and holiday rates at these hotels range from $92 to $173 per night.
The El Tovar Romance Package at the elegant and historic El Tovar includes one night in a standard queen room, a bottle of California sparkling wine and fruit basket in the room and dinner for two with a bottle of Grand Canyon label wine in the El Tovar Dining Room. The base package cost is $380 plus tax subject to availability. Guests may upgrade to a deluxe room or suite, based upon availability, for an additional charge. The Romance Package is available Nov. 27, 2011 through Feb. 14, 2012, excluding Dec. 10, 2011, Dec. 24, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012 and Jan. 11, 2012. When booking the Romance Package online, guests must enter the promo code “ROMANCE.”
Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges on the South Rim will be closed from Jan. 2, 2012 until sometime in April for renovations. El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge on the rim will remain open for the winter.
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.
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