grand canyon

Lovers of 5-star hotels, step out of your comfort zone and enter the world of luxury camping, aka glamping. This hot right now travel trend offers all the indulges of a luxe vacay with an authentic back to nature experience.

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Under Canvas at the Grand Canyon

One of the world’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon is now home to an immersive safari-style glamping experience courtesy of Under Canvas, which offers all-inclusive glamping adventure packages at seven luxury glamping resorts around the country.

Enjoy the rustic glamor of glamping surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon from your fully-equipped safari tent turned luxury resort guest rooms, complete with king-sized beds, full kitchenettes, heated flooring, spa-like bathrooms, and state-of-the-art WiFi.

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Glampers can wake up to the sounds of nature, marvel at the views of the desert and Colorado River, and stargaze by the campfire at night. 

Desert Dining

First-time glampers can either test their culinary skills in their tent kitchenette, dine out, or order take out from local restaurants after a long day of hiking and sightseeing adventures.

Expect classic Americana fare –  burgers, chicken, steaks, soups, and salads – during your adventures to the iconic Grand Canyon.

Located at the National Park Lodges at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch is a laidback canteen-style restaurant with breathtaking views of the canyon and hearty American staples perfect after a day of hiking and exploring like steak dinner and stew. 

If you’re looking for something a little more upscale but still a bit casual, Arizona Steakhouse serves up local-inspired and sourced cuisine alongside unbelievable views over the canyons.  Head here at sunset for Southwestern fare, steaks, and seafood. 

For a next-level classic favorite, a reservation at El Tavor Dining Room and Lounge is a must. Located inside the historic El Tavor Hotel, this elegant rustic-style dining room features an impressive lounge made from native stone and Oregon pine and murals throughout adorn the walls honoring the customs of local Native American Tribes. A fusion of international cuisine with a Southwest flair, signature dishes are the prime rib hash, salmon tostada, and their beloved burgers, which can be paired with any of the 100 plus strong vinos produced from predominantly West Coast wineries on their extensive list. It’s no wonder this hot spot was visited by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, President Bill Clinton, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Book it

If glamping in the Grand Canyon is at the top of your travel wishlist, booking with Under Canvas will ensure a truly authentic, immersive, luxurious experience.

In line with their commitment to protecting nature and the environment, Under Canvas experiences are 100 percent solar-powered. Under Canvas has also eliminated single-use plastics and adopted a minimal footprint approach, aiming to leave the land that the tents are on as untouched as possible. Water is also preserved through low-flow toilets, automatic sinks, and showers that will only turn on with the pull of a chain.