5 Epic Grand Canyon Glamping Sites that you will love

Glamping in Grand Canyon offers wild west fun for the whole family

The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder, exposing 2-billion years of the Earth’s geological history. At a staggering 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, the Grand Canyon is a breathtaking sight that can only be truly appreciated when seen in person. 

Since visiting the Grand Canyon is such an amazing destination, you can make it extra special with a truly wild west experience. I have put together an incredible list of Grand Canyon glamping sites that I promise will take your visit to the next level!

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Under Canvas Grand Canyon

979 Airpark Ln, Grand Canyon Junction, AZ 86046

Family Glamping  –  Tent Glamping  –  Onsite Dining  –  Private  Bathroom  –  Camp Activities  –  Fit Pits  –  Zen Garden

Located just 25 minutes from the South Rim of Grand Canyon, Under Canvas Grand Canyon offers luxury safari-style glamping. There are several types of tents at Under Canvas, including Suite Tents, Deluxe Tents, Stargazer Tents, and Safari Tents. The Suite Tent sleeps up to four with a king bed and a lounge area with sleeper sofa. The Stargazer Tent & Deluxe Tents sleeps two with a king bed, but the Stargazer has a night gazing window above the bed. The Safari Tent can sleep two with a kind bed or three with three twin beds. The Kids Tent sleeps two kids with two twin beds. All tent types (except the Safari and Kids Tent) come equipped with a private bathroom and wood burning stove. Additionally, all tent types can have an additional cot or be coupled with a Kids Tent for extra sleeping space for bigger families or groups.

Onsite, you can enjoy fresh locally-sourced breakfast and dinner at the lobby dining area. There is also a community grill for enjoying your own cookouts. You can also book an adventure, like guided hiking, jeep safari or driving tour as well as participate in camp activities. Camp activities include, yoga, live music, arts and crafts, campfire chats, movie nights and outdoor games. The scenery is beautiful and its proximity to the Grand Canyon make this one of the best glamping spots near the Grand Canyon.

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Clear Sky Resorts

629 Highgrove Rd, Williams, AZ 86046

Family Glamping  –  Sky Domes  –  Private Bathroom  –  Onsite Dining  –  Camp Activities

Located just 20 minutes from the South Rim, Clear Sky Resorts offers a luxury dome glamping experience. There are seven themed sky domes for you to choose from, all offering upscale linens, funky furniture, panoramic window, skylight and telescope, bathroom with rain shower and eco-friendly fireplaces. The domes sleep anywhere from two to seven people, depending on the type of dome you choose. There is the two-person Grand Canyon and Stairways to the Stars domes. Both have queen beds, but the Stairways to the Stars has a round queen that is suspended from the ceiling! For families, the 80’s Video Game, British Secret Agent, Pink and Grand Canyon XL domes all sleep up to five with two queen beds and a twin bed. For even bigger families, the Space Galaxy dome sleeps seven with two queens, one space bunk and a twin.

Onsite, you will love to be greeted in the huge Welcome Dome with lounge areas for relaxing and taking the views. Additionally, the Welcome Dome offers daily happy hour, onsite breakfast and dinner, nightly s’mores and artisan craft firepits. Camp activities include, lit frisbee golf, lit sculpture night walks, movie nights, live music, astronomy nights and storytelling. Clear Sky Resorts offers a truly unique glamping experience with features that the whole family will adore.

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Wander Camp

5859 N Pleasant View Dr, Williams, AZ 86046

Family Glamping  –  Glamping Tents  –  Campfire Meals  –  Shared Bathroom  –  Adventure Concierge

Located just 15 miles from the South Rim, Wander Camp offers a feeling of being out in nature without being too far from the action. There are four types of glamping tents available at Wander Camp, the King Tent, Twin Tent, Family Tent and Triple Tent.  The biggest tent is the Family Tent which features a king bed and a twin bed. All tents have 1000 thread count sheets, 4 pillows, 2 side tables, 2 lounge chairs, 2 solar-powered lanterns, 2 solar-powered fans, solar-powered USB outlets, and a soft rug. The tents do not have private bathrooms, but the bathhouse has hot showers and flushing toilets.

Onsite, you can enjoy campfire meals, prepared with Dutch ovens over a hot campfire. Breakfast is served at sunrise and dinner is served at sundown. You are able to be a part of the cooking process or just show up to eat. Take advantage of being in the high desert by booking an adventure with the Adventure Concierge, like mule rides, guided hiking, helicopter rides, and jeep safaris.

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Grand Canyon Western Ranch

3750 E Diamond Bar Rd, Meadview, AZ 86444

Family Glamping  –  Cattle Ranch  –  Cabins  –  Glamping Tents  –  Cowboy Campout  –  Live Music  –  Onsite Dining  –  Camp Activities

Located just 10 miles from the South Rim, the Grand Canyon Western Ranch is a 19th-century cattle ranch, once owned by a wild west gunslinger. Now it is a fun ranch for families to come and enjoy a stay in the high desert. The cowboy-themed pine cabins sleep from two to five with porches, fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, and en-suite bathrooms with showers or antique claw-foot tubs. For additional sleeping, some cabins add loft bedrooms. The glamping tents are furnished in western-style decor and sleep from four to six with great views of the Grand Canyon Plateau. 

Hot Tip: For those looking for a really unique experience, try the cowboy campout complete with a horse ride and overnight guided campout with a real cowboy.

Onsite you can enjoy an authentic western-style meal, live music and cocktail at the Ranch House and Diamond Bar before joining the nightly campfires for some live music and entertainment. At Grand Canyon Western Ranch you can participate in guided horseback treks, wagon rides, a western gun range, and helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon.

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Bright Angel Lodge

9 Village Loop Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Family Glamping  –  Rustic Cabins  –  Lodge Units  –  Rooms  –  Historical Landmark  –  Trail Head  –  Onsite Dining  –  Private & Shared Bathrooms

Designed in 1935, Bright Angel Lodge is a national historic landmark. The lodge is surrounded by charming rustic cabins, some of which have very interesting histories. For instance, the Bucky O’Neill Cabin was built in 1890 and was the original home of one of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Red Horse Cabin, also built in 1890 was once a post office. Most accommodations have one bed and come equipped with telephone, coffee maker, refrigerator.  The lodge units have a shared bathroom and do not have TVs. There are also standard lodge rooms that have their own bathrooms. 

Bright Angel Lodge is located at the top of the Bright Angel trail head, making it a great option for those looking to hike along the Grand Canyon. You can literally walk out the door and start hiking the South Rim. At the lodge, you can enjoy two onsite restaurants, Fred Harvey Burger and Arizona Steakhouse. The Arizona Steakhouse has amazing views of the Grand Canyon!

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That’s A Wrap!

The Grand Canyon is such a magical place and natural wonder, why not add to the experience with a one-of-kind Grand Canyon glamping experience?

For more information on visiting the Grand Canyon, check out our guide on the Grand Canyon Railway. Also, while visiting don’t forget to check out the town of Williams, Arizona. It is a famous Route 66 stop! For more information on Route 66 see our post on Williams and our Route 66 road trip

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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