Fun - a great rustic lodge with beautifel views A review of Kaibab Lodge
Only stay here if you can get a large room (sleeps 5, costs $110). If not, you get a wooden closet to sleep in ($85). I'm not kidding. My walk-in closet at home is bigger than the first room (#25) we had originally booked. It measured out to 10' x 12' (though seemed much smaller). However, that included a low full size bed with an ancient thin bedspread, no headboard, a rickety desk & chair, another small table and chair, and all our luggage. There was no room to move. The bathroom had no vanity space at all. (Keep in mind, there are no TVs, radios, clocks, coffee makers, smoke detectors, hangers or carpeting in any of the rooms.) However, our vacation was saved by switching (before we unpacked) to the larger room (#15). Recently re-panelled with blonde wood throughout, new linoleum on the floor, two queens and a single bed (which you can throw your luggage on and have plenty of room left to walk around.) A very large vanity area outside the bathroom with sink, nice artwork, desk, chair and lamp in bedroom. New bedding. However, there is only one outlet in the whole room. That means drying your hair in the bedroom, at the desk, which has no mirror anywhere near it. We brought along a portable DVD player which worked out great. (We put in on a chair between the beds, plugged it into the light outlet and watched a good movie). The lodge was nice. We had dinner which was sub-par, although the hot apple cobbler desert with ice cream was huge and delicious and only cost $3.50. Great atmoshere, lots of wood and windows looking out at the landscape, real cozy. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet and would recommend it. The egg & sausage and egg & ham breakfast burritos were delicious. They also have fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, waffles, bagels, muffins, danishes, cereals and good coffee. Bought several items at the gift shop and ordered a few drinks at dinner. We had a great time and would recommend it as long as you bring some provisions for the room (a small clock radio would have been nice to have). The amount of stars at night is truly jaw dropping. Enjoy.