Grand Canyon cabins on the rim

Old Mar 27th, 2003, 06:03 AM
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Grand Canyon cabins on the rim

Hello all,
My girlfriend and I are making our second trip to the GC south rim and we are considering staying in a cabin at either Maswik or Bright Angel. Could anyone share their experience in the cabins as opposed to staying in a hotel room? We are visiting in August '03. We like the outdoors but wonder about their location and their location to the rim. Thank you in advance for your input!!
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 06:30 AM
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I may be wrong but I think the Maswik is a motel a short walk away from the rim, not cabins on the rim. The Bright Angel is on the rim and does have cabins. Other rim accomodations are El Tovar which is the nicest of the hotels, and Kachina and THunderbird which are generic looking motel type accommodations with good views.
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 06:40 AM
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Maswik has both cabins and motel buildings. We stayed in the lodge but walked past the cabins many times. I didn't get a good look in but there was definitely a rowdier crowd in the ones near our building (younger, partying types--not that there's anything wrong with it).

As far as location, Maswik is a little further from the rim than Bright Angel but still very close.

Either way, enjoy yourselves!
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:12 AM
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We stayed in one of the Bright Angel cabins in September 2002. We really liked it. The location is great, just a few steps to the rim. It is near the trailhead for Bright Angel Trail. Even if you are not a hiker (which we aren't) you should still take a walk down into the canyon a little ways. I thought it was great. But watch out for the donkey waste.

The cabin has a full bath, TV, phone, but was not air conditioned. It had screened windows that you can open. It cools off at night and with the windows open it is very comfortable. The daytime highs when we were there were in the lower 80's.

You can walk to Bright Angel Lodge and El Tovar easily. These both have restaurants. If we go back again I would stay in one of the cabins again.
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Old Apr 8th, 2003, 05:01 AM
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My husband and I also liked the Bright Angel cabins a lot (we were there in August 2001). We also liked hiking down the Grandview trail, I think it's called, to Cedar Point.
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