Best cabin on the Grand Canyon North Rim??
For whoever is searching for the best cabin on the North Rim, and/or the locations of the cabins…. The cabins ARE very close to the edge — Numbers 309, 306, 305 and 301 are right on the very edge of the canyon. The porch/patio of #301 and 306 look right out over the edge, and are by far the premier cabins. However, they’re often booked a year in advance, so good luck with that.
The more expensive cabins (Western) are full log/timber construction, with a porch and rocking chairs, are a little more spread out and feature more attractive, natural landscaping. The less expensive ones (Frontier) are part-timber, with no porches, and are really squeezed closely together. However, they’re still steps away from the rim, some of them right on the rim, and right in the middle of the Canyon “action.” The Pioneer cabins are rather in the middle, both features-wise, and pricewise.
Find the rates on this page — scroll to the bottom. When we stayed there in May, we took whatever they had, and it was a Frontier cabin. However, since the most expensive, nicest cabin is only $25/night more, the next time we go, if we can, we’re going to get one of the larger — and hopefully rim-facing — cabins.
From what I understand, in order to book a rim-facing cabin, you have to book over the phone, not online. Find the phone numbers here — scroll down to Reservations.
From the Xanterra website (manages the food/lodging at the Canyon), the more expensive “Western” cabins: