Grand Canyon Bright Angel Lodge

Old Dec 28th, 2001, 05:10 AM
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Grand Canyon Bright Angel Lodge

Has anyone stayed at Bright Angel Lodge's Powell Lodge Suite on the rim?

I have a map of the Bright Angel Lodge cabins and it is located behind the rim cabins next to Bucky Lodge.

I tried to get reservations in June in one of the cabins and this was the only one available.

Any comments are appreciated.

Old Dec 28th, 2001, 05:48 AM
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We stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge several years ago--I don't know about the Powell Lodge Suite specifically.

We loved it. We had a window that looked right out over the canyon. It's not a fancy place--it reminded me of a college dorm. But you can't beat the view.

Be sure to eat at El Tovar while you're there.
Old Dec 28th, 2001, 10:51 AM
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Now that I see a reply to another question on this forum, I remember we stayed at Thunderbird, not Bright Angel.

Try to make sure you've got a canyon view wherever you stay. It's worth it.
Old Dec 28th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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i have stayed at bright angel twice in a single dormitory room in back of the rim cabins with parking lot outside the door, which was very handy. the lodge was designed by architect mary jane coulter in the 30's and they have kept it unspoiled. the rim is steps away, don't walk in your sleep.

you might want to read up on the history of g.c. architecture - the older buildings are very historical and blend in with the wonderful views. bright angel is not fancy, but clean and cheerful and affordable.
Old Dec 28th, 2001, 12:02 PM
Neal Sanders
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Jackie, I had the pleasure to stay in the Bucky O'Neill suite at Bright Angel last year. It was well worth the added expense.

I'm puzzled by your description, though. There are three general classes of accommodations that are collectively known as "Bright Angel".

First, there is the main building, which features accommodations that are, as described below, about like college dorm rooms; most of which do not have private baths.

Then, there are the "rim cabins", roughly 10 of them as I recall, that have great views over the canyon and are attached as a wing to the main building.

Finally, there are a collection of 20 or so small cabins built behind the rim cabins. They have no view but are aparently large enough to sleep four.

The Bucky O'Neill suite is attached to the main building at Bright Angel but pe-dates the Lodge by some 30 years. I cannot for the life of me recall anything called the "Powell Suite." But grab it anyway; staying on the rim is the best way to see the Grand Canyon.
Old Dec 28th, 2001, 12:52 PM
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Neal: I stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge last year. I saved the map from the lodge telling how to get to your cabin. Looking at that, the Powell Lodge is to the left of the Bucky Lodge, while the Bright Angel Lodge is on the right.

Last year I had a cabin with a view, which is directly to the left of Powell Lodge across the parking lot. I loved my cabin!!

There are 4 of us and when making reservations today there were no cabins available but the Powell Lodge does accomodate 4. The reservationist said there are 2 rooms separated by a bath. (a suite in her terms).

Old Jan 1st, 2002, 02:25 PM
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The Powell Lodge is a suite. One of the disadvantages is there is only a tub, no shower!

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