Arizona, also known as “The Grand Canyon State”, attracts visitors from all around the world to come to see this unique natural wonder that inspired the state’s nickname. While there is plenty to do in and around the Grand Canyon itself, you might want to explore it more in-depth or take advantage of the variety of options in the area while you’re here.
Many people like to stay in the park for a day or two, but most nearby hotels and resorts are typically just as crowded as the campsites and lodges in the park. For adventurous travelers who like privacy and quiet, a vacation rental is a great way to stay close to the Grand Canyon without getting stuck in tourist traffic. Here are the best places to stay near the Grand Canyon that are really the icing on the cake. For a more authentic southwestern vacation, be sure to add these vacation rentals to the top of your bucket list!
Welcome to fresh, clean, high country living at the Bear Paw Lodge. This 2 bedroom condo is located in the hills of Flagstaff, in the highly sought-after area of the Continental Country Club. Cute and cozy describes best this four-seasons getaway.
Luxurious Desert Southwestern Home
The KOKOPELLI HOUSE at Lake Powell is a gorgeous luxury home that sits on over an acre of private land overlooking spectacular LAKE POWELL, the beautiful COLORADO RIVER, stunning desert plateaus, mesas, canyons, cliffs, and plateaus. The sunsets on the patio overlooking the amazing pool and waterfalls are EPIC!
Closest Airbnb to the Park: Grand Canyon Bungalow
This Grand Canyon Bungalow is located 1 mile south of the Grand Canyon National Park and it is the closest Airbnb to the park. This bungalow is a nature lover’s perfect getaway as it is nestled in the Ponderosa Pines and surrounded by trails and natural wonders.
The house has a comfortable laid back vibe that lends itself well to the area. It can accommodate up to 6 guests and it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Now, inside the bungalow, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a fully-stocked kitchen that has all the utensils to cook a full meal. Like to grill? There is a brand new propane grill just steps away from the front door.
Enjoy the big skies, wildlife, and rustic living of the Grand Canyon Countryside. Conveniently located 45 min to the Grand Canyon entrance, stay in style in this 3000 sq. ft. modern house with 3 master bedrooms, 2 living areas, large kitchen and outdoor dining area, dining room, and covered porch. Great for large groups and overlooking 36 acres of land, you’ll experience all the area has to offer, including wildlife, the Grand Canyon railroad, and unique off-the-grid living. The house is set up with games and entertainment for the whole family.
Inn History Grand Canyon
Brand New cabin inspired by the Phantom Ranch cabins located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. These beautiful cabins provide more than just a place to stay, but a place to learn and discover more about the history of the Grand Canyon. Located just 45 mins. from the Grand Canyon, it’s a great home base as you explore all the area has to offer.
Glamper Cabin for the Eco-Conscious Traveler
Darling and super cozy off-the-grid glamping cabin, perfect for creating special memories for you and your besties! Unbelievable views of the San Francisco Peaks, gorgeous glistening aspen groves, graceful pine trees, wildlife sightings, and good old-fashioned eco therapy will soothe your soul and ease away your tension. Close to the Grand Canyon!
Elk Meadow Cottage – Perfect Family Escape
In the middle of it all, yet away from it all… Elk Meadow Cottage is the best of both worlds. Our house is just 5 miles off of I-40 and bordered on 3 sides by the Kaibab National Forest, giving you privacy, peace, and quiet. Yet, it is also conveniently located just 20 minutes from Flagstaff and Williams/Polar Express, and just over an hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona! There is so much to do and see in Northern Arizona and Elk Meadow Cottage is the perfect home base for your adventures.
Grand Canyon Eco Cabin
Off-the-grid and away from it all! With porch views of the San Francisco Peaks and stellar sunsets, this is the perfect setting for unplugging and taking in the beauty of the American southwest. The cabin is 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon National Park, but far enough away that you can enjoy the peace and quiet away from the tourists and traffic. Amenities include an indoor fireplace, pack-n-play cribs, and a fully-stocked kitchen. There are also other nearby attractions, including Bearizona, Flagstaff Downtown, the Scenic Skyride at Snow Bowl, and the famous Antelope Canyon.
Million Dollar View Home
This home has 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas, a dining area, an outside patio, and an upper balcony. Perfectly located in the town of Page gives everyone the opportunity to explore the area. From Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Colorado River, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and so much more!
Large Lake View Vacation Home
Perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Lake Powell with friends and family. Designed with all your needs for a vacation in mind such as Gas BBQ, pool table, ping pong table, laundry room, private bedrooms, three huge decks for all your outdoor entertainment. Enjoy the stunning views of Lake Powell while paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and just relaxing on the beach.
Brand New Custom Built Stunning Kiva Cliff House
This desert house is completed along with a custom pool and spa and including all brand new custom furnishings! The Kiva Cliff House is a true southwestern designed home sure to immerse you in the native culture. From hand-carved log posts and beams to native-style latillas, to the Kiva watchtower and the stone water features, this home embraces the beauty of the great circle.
RIM VIEW CHATEAU with Resort Style Backyard!
RIM VIEW CHATEAU at Lake Powell, is a gorgeous luxurious 3 story home of over 4300 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms that has amazing views and includes a beautiful spa and pool! With more than 300 feet of view fence, you find yourself nestled on a large private property that sits high on the Manson Mesa with unlimited views of Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River, Page National Golf Course, amazing plateaus, and canyons that invite more than 2 million visitors per year!
Secluded Mountain Suite
This place is a perfect private getaway! Great for small families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Minutes to Flagstaff Snow Park, the North Pole Experience, and 30 mins to the Polar Express. A great home base to the Grand Canyon as well. A separate entrance leads you into your own private kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. There is also a private washer and dryer in the unit, available for your use! Whether it be rain or shine, you can hang out under the outdoor seating area on the deck.
A-Frame Mountain View Cabin
This Grand Canyon vacation rental is a uniquely shaped and cozy cabin that is surrounded by nature, so you can have a relaxing holiday here. This amazing cabin borders Coconino National Forest on the north and south sides, and it’s a great mix of a peaceful rural area with great vistas but 10 minutes from the excitement of a vibrant mountain town.
The 1970’s era cabin is rustic, cozy, very open, and functional with a fully-stocked kitchen, comfy bedroom, and incredible views of the forest and the mountains from all rooms and 3 decks. The hosts have been restoring this cabin using only recycled sustainable building materials and plant-based coatings.
West of the Moon Retreat
Perfect for a couple, this one-bedroom cabin lies between Flagstaff and Williams in the town of Parks on 12 acres that back up to the Kaibab National Forest. You’ll enjoy a gorgeous view of the San Francisco Peaks and a tranquil setting that’s ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those who enjoy stargazing.
It’s a perfect location for those who want to explore more of northern Arizona, an hour’s drive from the national park and less than an hour from Sedona’s renowned red rocks, while Williams is just 20 minutes away making it easy to catch the train to the canyon.
Little Ranch Retreat
This home sits on a ranch with horses (bring carrots!), just 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon. It offers magnificent mountain views and comfortably sleeps as many as eight guests in three bedrooms.
The Grand Canyon Cabin is a little hidden gem in Southern Utah. It is located in the Ranchos area of Kanab, just a couple of minutes to town. The log cabin is situated on 2 private acres amid the red rocks surrounded by breathtaking views. Enjoy the warmth and privacy of the cabin while you explore the wonders of Southern Utah.
On an acre, the 2260 square foot Bearly A Cabin is located at 7000 feet in the Tall Pines, between Flagstaff and Williams, the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. With room for up to 10, Bearly A Cabin has four bedrooms besides a sleeping loft.
Cozy Log Cabin
This two-story cabin has three bedrooms and two bathrooms; a perfect getaway for small families. The lower level has tile and natural hardwood flooring. The second-floor rooms have carpeted a share a tiled bathroom.
Lovely Log Cabin
The natural slate floor, pine walls, and a beautiful deck overlooking an amazing view create the environment of a true “Montana Log Home”. The cabin was designed with many windows to allow our guests to take in the breathtaking views while bundled up next to the woodstove.
Luxury Secluded Cabin in Pines
Bring your family and friends along on your holiday to Grand Canyon and stay at this luxurious cabin that can house up to eight guests. Surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, this cabin offers seclusion and privacy. From the outdoor deck, you can enjoy serene views of the woods or have an alfresco meal.
Unique Home with Spectacular Views
This vacation home was designed to take advantage of the beautiful Northern Arizona landscape. French doors and windows frame the breathtaking Arizona scenery. The house provides a perfect, peaceful getaway or a home base to see the best of what Northern Arizona has to offer.
My Sedona Place – Home Sweet Dome
My Sedona Place is a Sedona vacation rental that offers an entire home, fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, two full baths, skylights, a large bright open living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful patio – and some truly spectacular Red Rock views! This vacation rental consists of a geodesic dome home, with over 1500 sq ft of bright, open living, situated on more than half an acre in a secluded and quiet location in West Sedona. It’s only a hundred yards from the start of some magnificent hikes that take you around airport mesa, through Carroll Canyon, or directly down to Cathedral Rock and Buddha Beach.
Private and Cozy Desert Sage Chalet
The Desert Sage Chalet is more than just a vacation rental, it truly is your home away from home. The house is fully furnished with everything you need to have a comfortable, relaxing stay. On a chilly day, you can warm up by the fireplace while relaxing on the sofa. Bright and cheery, the kitchen comes well-stocked with all the necessary appliances you’ll need to cook a delicious meal. In total. there are 2 adjoined bedrooms.
The biggest features the Desert Sage Chalet has to offer are the stunning mountain views and spectacular sunsets. When you step outside, the air is filled with the aroma of desert sage. At night the sky is filled with billions of stars.
The Gateway Cottage
The Gateway Cottage is situated at above 7000′ altitude in a natural setting on a peaceful acre of cool pines in Northern Arizona. It’s just minutes east of Williams, the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, where you will find plenty of shopping for most anything you need.
Cabin for two in Kaibab National Forest
Surrounded by the tall pine trees of Kaibab National Forest, this peaceful cabin for two is 65 mi (105 km) to Grand Canyon. Perched on a slope, this cabin forms a pretty picture against the woodsy backdrop. A large outdoor deck with seating is perfect for viewing the local wildlife.
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