Glamping at Under Canvas Grand Canyon
One thing I wanted to do on our road trip through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah was go glamping. But since we booked everything last minute, availability was an issue. We found these amazing tents for glamping at Under Canvas Grand Canyon available and booked them immediately. Bonus, they were pet friendly!! Note, they do charge an extra $25 pet fee per pet, per night. It’s always a struggle to find great pet friendly hotels and I have to say this was one of them.
I’ve never actually been camping, only glamping so I was excited that we had a bathroom in our room but not excited about the 30 degree temperatures that night. We visited early October and the temperatures were in the 80s during the day and 30s at night.
Keep reading for our review and general information for Under Canvas Grand Canyon.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon Location: Valle, Arizona (25mins to the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon).
Other Under Canvas Locations: Lake Powell, Acadia, Mount Rushmore, Great Smoky Mountains, Zion, Moab, Yellowstone and Glacier.
2021 Availability: April 15th- October 25th.
Cost: $200+ Depends on whether you get a room with a bathroom or shared communal bathroom.
Check in/check out: 3pm/10am.
Food: There is a cafe on site that sells breakfast, lunch and dinner including alcohol.
AC/Heater: No AC but there is a wood burning stove for heating.
Wifi: There is no wifi at the camp and we had limited cell service.
Parking: You are able to park pretty close to your tent, and they do have some carts to help with luggage.
We stayed at the deluxe with kids tent which came with this additional tent with two twin beds. Again, since there was limited availability this was all they had left. We actually ended up using it as storage for our luggage so we could take pictures at our main tent. It sure came in handy!
Our room came with it’s own bathroom and shower which to me was a necessity. Not all rooms do, but there is a communal bathroom nearby. Even though the shower was a pull shower (you pull a handle to release the water) the water was warm. Although, ladies don’t plan on washing your hair because you will be extremely cold, and there is nowhere to plug in your hair dyer, curling iron, flat iron etc. You have to make some sacrifices right? Towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are provided. USB charge packs are provided so you can charge your phones.
With the temperatures getting down to 30 degrees that night, the woodfire was a necessity. I was also surprised at how warm their blanket kept me and not to mention how comfortable the bed was. I slept like a baby! There are also USB fans and misting systems to cool off the tent during the day, as it does get hot.
The tents are naturally spread apart, so it was easy to social distance. The camp has outdoor tables also spread apart where we could have our meals. Everyone wore masks indoors, so we felt very safe in general.
We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at their cafe. I will say all the meals were good and better than expected. We had dinner outdoors with space heaters available. There was a communal firepit and they provided free smores for you to make. There was also live music which was nice to experience while having dinner.
If you want to go glamping near National Parks then definitely look up glamping at Under Canvas. To be honest, Under Canvas Grand Canyon did not have the best views and I don’t think I would stay at this location again for that reason. I suggest one of the other locations such as Zion National Park as the views are incredible!
Also note, check in is at 3pm and I suggest arriving exactly at this time to be able to fully enjoy your first day as it does get dark early. Since check out is pretty early at 10am, I suggest staying two nights. I feel like our day went by so fast especially since we went to Grand Canyon for sunset our first night.
If you have any questions about our stay feel free to leave it in the comments below!
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