Imagine waking up in the middle of Grand Canyon National Park, cozy in your bed with a fire going in your wood-fired stove and a view of park through your open tent flaps. Yes, glamping has reached the Grand Canyon thanks to Under Canvas. The high-design, low-fuss style means Under Canvas will satisfy the city-slicker who demands creature comfort and the nature lover who wants a secluded campsite.
Located on 56 acres only 40 minutes from the South Rim, the Grand Canyon site is the fourth for the company. All are located in some of the most gorgeous natural locations in Moab, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks. Inspired by safaris, the new interiors of the whitewashed canvas tents are a mix of natural earth tones and bright colors. From the repurposed wood plank that sits across the claw foot tub to the eye-catching patterns and natural materials, the local landscape inspires the fresh design elements that complement the crisp white linens and light, airy feeling created by the natural sunlight. Each tent is individually decorated, offering details such as leather butterfly chairs that capture the rustic luxury of glamping. The tents also include en-suite bathrooms complete with eco-friendly toiletries, a hot shower, sink, and flushing toilet – the suites also have the added luxury of cast iron roll top bathtubs. Plus, you’d never realize it when staying there, but the entire property uses the daily water equivalent of just one residential house! So have a long soak, guilt-free.
The perks of glamping aren’t just about relaxing, however. With the assistance of the onsite ‘activity concierge,’ Under Canvas excursions include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, scenic flights, zip lining, jeep safari tours, the Grand Canyon scenic railway and more. And after a day of adventure, it’s time for s’mores around the campfire.