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Today is Sunday June 15th. Happy Father's Day
We are on Lake Powell in Page, Arizona.
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Friday, June 13th, we hiked the south rim of the canyon to Hermit's Rest. (6-7 mile hike) This hike did not bring us down into the canyon, yet afforded the most …
Can't tell you a whole lot about Page, because it was just sort of our overnight after the Grand Canyon. We were scheduled for a boat ride, but opted not to take it. We visited the Glen Canyon Dam but didn't have time to take a tour. (Young people, are you hearing all this "not enough time"--that means do what you can when you are young and do it …
... and any attempts to generate an echo by screaming is quickly met with anti-acoustic, sound-absorbing canyon walls and intermittent dead space. Below, the river pushes gently around the contorted, engraved ravine within the canyon. And the ravens again. They caw to each other and glide in circles--likely to defend against predators or organize a strike on prey. It was the first time that either Pavel or Michael had heard the audible rush of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLake Powell Resort Page
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From the moment we walked in the door we felt a warm welcome from staff at Lake Powell Resort. The room was clean and beautifully decorated, and the restaurant world class, with a nice wine list to boot.
Arriving at night we were delighted to open the curtains in the morning to the sumptuous vista of the stone, water & boats of Lake Powell, a mere 2 minute pajama-clad meander from our sliding back door.
Wish we'd been able to stay longer - this is a marvellous place for a week or two's holiday.....or a honeymoon!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lake Powell Resort Page
There was a mix-up with our booking, as I had booked for June and then, due to illness, had cancelled the booking and rebooked for September - but the computer showed that we had stayed in June and there was no mention of our September booking! Oops, we feared the worst - but I had all my paperwork with me - and the staff behind the desk were extremely helpful - and, in no time at all, the mix-up was sorted out and we were happily sitting on our lakeside balcony, overlooking the most beautiful scenery. Later in the evening, we watched a jack-rabbit on the grass - it was all most idyllic. Though not the most luxurious of rooms, it was comfortable and more than adequate for a night's stay - would definitely stay there again!
Worse than the dickens!
Our stay at this highly overrated Wahweap Lodge was absolutely horrible. The staff at the front desk were rude and about helpless. The room was very small and the air conditioner smelled stinky. Suspecting that the air conditioner just needed its filter changed, we notified the front office around 6PM. It took until almost 9PM until someone came to our room. This person was also very unprofessional and tried to say that the awful smell was coming from outside, which was not true. To make matters worse, we ended up moving down the hall and that room smelled musty. Thank goodness we were tired or we definitely would have packed our belongings up and stayed at some cheap hotel in Page. At check out, they wanted to charge us the regular rate, which with all the inconveinences we had was way too much. We could only convince them to give us 10% off, which was !@. (Most hotels will give you your money back if there is a problem and you are not satisfied, but not this dump). Please do me a favor and don't stay here! A cheap hotel in Page has to be much nicer and cheaper than this place which is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in!
Good Stopover -Kids love the pool
Stayed here on 8/30/04 with family of four. Had lakeside room near pool on the first floor. Would agree with other posters--not luxurious, bland decor but just fine for a night or two. Pool is nice with a bar/snack bar. Food at Rainbow Room was pretty good with a pleasant server. No problem with bus tours even though they were definitely there with us. About a 10 minute drive from Page but glad to stay on the lake. Had my laundry done in Page at a laundromat (did wash and fold service overnight--great alternative to waiting on my own). DEFINITELY go to Antelope Canyon on a tour. It was awesome and a highlight of our 10 day tour. Page isn't much of a town but it has decent services.
Stayed one night here 8/04 and rooms were somewhat expensive ($150.00 lake-view). Agree with other reader that the rooms are nice but not "luxurious" motel rooms, with a small veranda outside on 1st flr and balconies on the 2nd. Very beautiful scenery from the room and two pools for swimming - do not get the idea you will be "on the shores" of the lake - you must walk down a long, steep incline to the lake or drive down - there is motor oil in the water from all of the motorboats so we stuck to the pools for swimming - there was also a warning in a brochure in the room about people becoming sick from the water in the lake - this scared us off from swimming there, also a disappointment. Great 4hr raft trip down the Colorado on the other side of the dam - a smooth ride - highlight of the visit there except the surreal scenery. Did not eat at the resort, but good eats in town of Page.
Lake Powell - Bullfrog Marina
Rented a 54' houseboat and 18' speedboat from ARAMARK at Bullfrog Marina at Lake Powell. Great service from ARAMARK with a very speedy check-in process. Our houseboat had a few problems during the 5 days we were on the Lake. One of the two refridges worked off and on but things kept cold, not a long enough anchor rope on one side of the boat, a/c did not work, but we kept cool enough. We stayed at the Definance House Lodge at Bullfrog Marina and I felt that the price was very good and a very nice place. The Anasazi restaurant was very good and prices were good for such an out of the way place.
Try the Wahweap Lodge
Stayed memorial day at Wahweap and was very satisfied on all counts. Rooms were clean, moderately sized and had a ground floor patio to sit on as we overlooked the pool. Kids enjoyed the pool which had a bar/towel dispenser, and plenty of lawn chairs. View is awesome over Lake Powell. Try eating at the Rainbow room. The prime rib was 1st rate, and didn't break the bank. Would recommend the Wahweap to anyone.
Excellent place to stay (May 2004)
What a superb hotel. Ask for a Lake View room (1st Floor = Ground Floor in UK) in one of the West wings. Private patio leads onto lawned area with superb views including your own sunset. Restaurant was busy when we were there due to delayed coach tours messing up the table allocations but might be sorted out by now. If all else fails there is a Pizza restaurant at the far end of the EAST wings which was good and cheap.
Fantastci views at Wahweap Lodge
Wahweap Lodge is at Wahweap Marina right on the shores of Lake Powell. The hotel is lodge style and coloured to blend with the desert so looks unremarkable but was very comfortable. We had a personal balcony with secure doors, a fridge and a tean and coffee maker. Drinks, snacks and ice available easily. We thought the restaurant was a bit expensive and limited (though the buffet breakfat was excellent) but it is only 5 minutes drive to Page over the Glen Canyon Dam where there is far more choice. The situation of the hotel is spectacular with stunning views even from the large swimming pool. You can also get boats from here on the lake and especially to Rainboqw Bridge - at $100 an expensive trip but includes lunch and is well worth it as you get a guided tour and it's a lovely relaxing day after driving across the desert.Highly recommended location and hotel
We had no intention of staying at this property but we had purchased a yearly National Parks pass and at the last minute (early evening) decided to drive through Glen Canyon Park. To get here you must pay park entrace fee. We came upon the "wahweap" and I had always read about it in travel lierature so we went in to see rates. We were quoted $89.00 but if we wanted "lakeview" it would be $99.00 so we decided go lakeview. They gave us a "marina/parking lot/smokestack view". This being off season (March 27, 2004) we felt they could do better and they did without a problem. Such a beautiful lake. Room was decent, not luxury but clean. The pool was beautiful unfortunately it was too cold and windy to enjoy. We did have a problem checking in. It seems their computer system is not up to snuff and they were training the new kids for the upcoming season. They were more than pleasant but SLOW. It took us almost 1/2 hour to check in. Check out was another story, again SLOW but this time they could not find our Credit Card imprint and we were being held hostage until they did. After a while I searched my bags to see if maybe I had it and lo and behold it was in my bag. I brought it to them and they were most pleased. God knows what they were going to do about us as we were not giving them another imprint. All in all this took yet another 1/2 hour but we were given our room for $55.00.
Sounded good to us and we left happy campers. I would stay there again but only at a budget price. Restaurant was ok, had a fixed priced 4 course meal that was good but expensive. There were other menu choices and it was the only place to eat. Had it not been for our parks pass we would not have gone to Glen Canyon Park. FYI if you are going to this area there are many parks and they are not cheap ($10-20 per vehicle) per park so for $50.00 per year it includes spouse/children if per person charge or your entire vehicle if per vehicle charge regardless of relationship. Enjoy this area.
Family Friendly--Average place
This hotel was nice enough. The deluxe rooms are really not what you would call "Luxury", but just average. This hotel seems to take reservations from many different sources; I recommend calling them direct, and specifying that you want a room with a view of the lake (or else you'll get the parking lot). They had a little trouble sorting our reservation out, but gave us the room we needed in the end, and were very nice about it.
The carpet in the room was a mess, that's about all I can say that's negative about the place. The carpet was probably a mess in all of the rooms, if the customers went swimming in the Lake. It has a sand shoreline. Be prepared, the water in the lake and in the room is quite smelly...I think it must have to do with the minerals in the water.
If you are on a budget, there's a little store on-site at the RV park...so the fridge in the room comes in handy. We just spent one night...and saw what there was to see in Page. If we wanted to make the lake our destination, I would have rented a houseboat. Besides the dam, that's about all there is to see. Still...it IS a beautiful lake!