Our Favorite Grand Canyon Airbnbs for Adventurous Travelers

Posted by
Jake Case
December 04, 2018
Updated February 05, 2024

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As one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World — and the best damn hole in the ground we’ve ever seen — Grand Canyon deserves a spot on everybody’s bucket list.

Staying in an airbnb can make your experience even more memorable — especially if the alternative means staying a plain old hotel room in Tusayan or Williams. Of course, if you get the chance to book a room in the park at the historic El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, or North Rim Lodge, do it!

Like most National Parks, there aren’t an incredible number of Airbnbs directly adjacent the park, and most of the ones located in Grand Canyon Junction (30 minutes from the South Rim gate) fall into the glamping category.

However, we’ve also included a few non-glamping properties in and near Williams (about an hour drive from the gate) to make sure there’s something for everyone on this list of the Grand Canyon’s best Airbnbs — just be sure to arrive in a personal vehicle and plan to use it to get around.

Notes for glamping in Grand Canyon Junction: there are no grocery stores nearby, so the best bet is to buy groceries in Williams, Flagstaff, or Grand Canyon Village. The glamping spots are off-the-grid so be prepared to use water and electricity sparingly. Winter nights are cold at 6,000 feet above sea level, so bring extra blankets, warm clothes, and consult with hosts about local conditions.

1. The Grand Canyon Nugget

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Why you should stay: A warm and cozy “glamping” stay that’s not really roughing too much — just don’t use all the water.

  • Location: Grand Canyon Junction
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $105/night

Located in Grand Canyon Junction, this eco-friendly tiny home sits on an acre plot of pinyon-juniper woodlands. While still technically a glamping experience, the Grand Canyon Nugget feels a little more like a normal home — and there’s an indoor bathroom! If you prefer to cook inside rather than on a grill or campfire, you’ll like having the kitchenette as well.

Of the Grand Canyon Junction glamping options, this is one of the better for wintertime since it’s an actual home, so it gets warm and toasty inside if you turn on the heater — but it’s a great stay any time of year!

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Related Read: Essential Guide to Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

2. The Wheel House

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Why you should stay: Amenity-rich rustic cabin with plenty of gathering spaces — and a hot tub.

  • Location: Williams
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $250/night

Located just north of Williams (about 50 minutes from the South Rim), the Wheel House is a great stay if you want an awesome cabin with all the amenities. Named for the old wagon wheel leaning on a column on the front porch, this modern-rustic is a real beauty.

Inside and out, you’ll enjoy old west inspired decor, and then best part might be the hot tub — perfect to relaxing your muscles after an epic day hiking the Grand Canyon’s rugged trails. If you’re willing to stay closer to Williams, this airbnb should be at top of your list — and keep in mind the host’s other property, the Grand Canyon Cabin, in case the Wheel House is booked up.

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