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Aug 042012
 August 4, 2012  Posted by  Expired
Grand Canyon View from Yavapai Point

A visit to the incomparably spectacular Grand Canyon National Park is more affordable with the “End of Summer” package combining South Rim accommodations at the Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge, cafeteria breakfast, choice of a Hermits Rest or Sunset motorcoach tour and retail discounts of up to 20% at Xanterra Resorts-run for less than the typical cost of just the room at peak times. The package is available from August 26 through September 6, which is not really the end of summer in northern Arizona — just a hiccup in park visitation once school starts and before the fall travel season begins.

These are not view rooms, but the price is right and most Grand Canyon visitors don’t spend many waking hours indoors anyway. The nightly special “End of Summer”  rate in a specious North Room at Maswik is $169 per night, and  is $154 in a modern Yavapai East Room in Yavapai Lodge next to Market Plaza. Rack rates for these rooms are $176 and $166 respectively, without all the extras. Taxes are, of course, additional. Reserve online using the promo code SUMMER or call 888-297-2757.

Grand Canyon Lodges photo.

Claire Walter

Claire Walter is an award-winning freelance writer, author and blogger specializing in travel, food and winter sports. Her books include Nordic Walking: The Complete Guide to Health Fitness & Fun, The Snowshoe Experience and Skiing on a Budget; she was also a contributor to Rodale Books’ How to Cut Your Spending in Half Without Settling for Less. Originally from Connecticut, she lived for more than 20 years in pricey New York, where she learned to live well for less. She co-owns Mile High on the Cheap. Claire and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado, and she is the mother of grown son who, as a single mom for years, raised him “on the cheap.”

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