Writer Shannon Severson // Photo by Bailey Made
When you imagine a luxurious, high-end glamping experience, Under Canvas Grand Canyon is probably exactly what you have in mind. This spot is one of a series of luxurious glamping resorts that began in 2012 near Yellowstone National Park and has since expanded throughout the United States — mostly in the West — and has since been named one of the top 25 resorts in the US – Midwest and West.
Located 25 minutes from Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim entrance, this 160-acre resort is surrounded by piñon and juniper forest. There are various types of tents to choose from, some with private baths. With current camp dates available through Oct. 25, Under Canvas Grand Canyon is known for its safari-style stargazer tent option — which has built-in windows that allow you to lie in bed and look up at the stars.
The tents are beautifully furnished and the brand is known for its many activity options. Complimentary on-site programs include yoga, live acoustic music, guided hikes, movie nights, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, bingo and campfire s’mores. Guests can pre-book a variety of adventure packages — such as Jeep safaris, driving tours and hikes — or concierges can help them decide from the long list of possibilities upon arrival.
On the culinary front, breakfast, dinner and snacks are offered with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. There’s even a kids’ menu, as the spot is both family- and pet-friendly.
Even with all this action, the camp strives to keep a minimal environmental footprint, maintains undisturbed green spaces and even keeps guests more in tune with nature by very purposefully not offering WiFi. The emphasis is on enjoying nature and the people around you.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon // 979 Airpark Lane, Valle // undercanvas.com