It a long ways from the North Rim to the nearest outside-the-park accomodations. And since sunset and sunrise are when you really want to be at the rim, the G.C. Lodge is really your own choice. We scored one of the duplex Western cabins, a one- to two-minute walk to the canyon rim and the Angel Point trail. The room was quiet, reasonably sized. The mattress was soft but OK and no noticeable noise from the adjacent unit. We were also close to the lodge itself. Each unit has a small outside porch with 2 chairs, where we ate breakfast (brought with us from a grocery store in Cedar City, UT).
Check in was very slow - three check-in desks open and perhaps 5 parties ahead of us - but took 20 minutes to get to the head of the line. Once their, the staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Construction activities made for a convoluted walk between the car, the lodge and the cabin, but all was made up for my the view from the lodge patio of the star attraction - the Grand Canyon itself. And speaking of stars, the park rangers and park volunteers had telescopes set up on a lodge patio after the evening ranger talk (which was on rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon). My first look at the rings of Saturn in many a year. Special treat.More
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