Initially glance, Grand Gorge Park does not seem to be the perfect vacation choice for those who have mobility issues. However, even though the gorge is not accessible, many trails, attractions and sites across the rim work for motorized wheel chair-users and slow walkers. Accessible lodging is yet another issue entirely. The majority of the South Rim qualities have motorized wheel chair-accessible rooms however, the access options that come with individuals rooms vary greatly. Knowing that, here are a few items to bear in mind when looking for accessible lodging in a single of America’s favorite nature.
Accessible rooms are only able to be reserved by telephone. Although searching for rooms online, accessible rooms won’t usually be came back therefore it may seem that there isn’t any accessible rooms available, while in fact you will find. To find the best availability call Xanterra Central Reservations directly at (888) 297-2757.
If you do not require an accessible room, but simply can’t navigate stairs, consider booking an area in the Kachina Lodge, as it is the only real South Rim property by having an elevator.
The Thunderbird Lodge may be the only South Rim property which has accessible rooms with gorge views. Book early though, because these prime rooms are often clicked up when the reservation period reveals – 13 several weeks ahead of time.
Should you prefer a room having a roll-in shower, choose Maswick Lodge, Yavapai Lodge or Thunderbird Lodge, because they are the only real South Rim qualities with this particular access feature.
A transportable shower chair can be sent to any room, if you have no need for an accessible room, but find it difficult waiting in the shower, let the reservation agent know whenever you book your living space.
Yavapai East and also the Thunderbird Lodge would be the most accessible qualities around the South Rim.
El Tovar Hotel includes a small group of non-accessible rooms around the bottom floor for slow walkers however every one has one step up in to the bathroom.
Kachina Lodge and Thunderbird Lodge have steps along some first-floor corridors, so slow walkers should contact Central Reservations when they desire a standard first-floor room along an accessible route.
All the South Rim qualities are air-conditioned, except Yavapai West, Maswick South and Vibrant Angel Lodge.