by Whitney Rife
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon offers a 1920s elegance with hickory furnishings as well as its historical setting in the national park. Nearby, guests can access the amphitheater’s rim and hiking trails. Four different types of suites, motel-style rooms and spacious cabins are available at The Lodge. The hotel is a great place for families who want to relax with nature, as there are no televisions in the rooms. Motel rooms have two beds, a full bath and a private porch or balcony. Suites offer two separate rooms, a sitting area, clock radios and coffeemakers. The Western Cabins feature private porches and log fireplaces. Cribs and rollaway beds are available on request. Guest laundry facilities are at The Lodge, too. The dining room serves up gorgeous views of the Ponderosa Pine Forest in a rustic atmosphere. It is open for all meals. Green Restaurant offers organic and locally-inspired dishes, focusing on sustainability. In-room dining is also available, and box lunches for hikes can be provided. Children under 17 stay for free with parents. The national park provides ranger-led children’s programs.
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Watching the sun rise over Bryce Canyon is an unforgettable experience, and here you will be just 2 minutes’ walk from Sunrise Point, where everyone gathers at dawn; also, 2 minutes’ walk to the Queen’s Garden trail, the Navajo Loop, the Rim Trail, and a shuttle bus to everywhere else. I want to emphasize, though, that location is not the only great thing here. We stayed in the “Sunset Unit” in a modern motel room in handsome earth colors, with a porch, microwave, refrigerator, and other conveniences. Peaceful setting in a forest, away from traffic. The main lodge, adjacent to the Sunset Unit is a grand old hotel (with restaurant) and the staff is helpful and friendly. A nice “camper store” 5 minutes’ walk away.
by Ken M
The very best thing about the Lodge is its location. In addition to daily activities, we enjoyed being able to walk to Sunrise Point and Sunset Point at the appropriate times. That is not nearly as easy to do if you are staying outside of the park.
We were not in the main lodge but one of the two nearby two-story hotel-like structures. The room was rustic and very comfortable with a balcony looking into the woods. One thing to be aware of - you are definitely off the grid here - no TV, and the wi-fi is really spotty and poor. The front desk said it was a coverage issue, but I think it was really a capacity issue - it worked well in the middle of the night when no one was on it, but was always bouncing connections during the day and evening.
From our room, we were able to walk to the General Store, to dinner at the main lodge, and also to the evening ranger talks at the main lodge. On one night, the talk was on astronomy, and they even set up several large telescopes at Sunset point to be able to look at the starts.
The dinner menu had about 8 entrees but was absolutely fine. We had entree salads and the trout. Was it 5-star? Maybe not, but definitely good enough and super convenient.
Loved, loved, loved the location and Bryce overall. Many options for day hikes.