The Best Time To Visit The Grand Canyon In Comfort

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Visitors have started to flock to the Grand Canyon National Park, the sprawling 493,000-hectare natural wonder in Arizona, as spring comes to full sway.  The National Park Service lists March to May as the best time to visit the Grand Canyon. The latest National Park Service records more than 4.36 million visitors to the Grand Canyon in 2011, and more are expected this year as Americans continue on this traditional “must-go” destination.

With these numbers, finding vacation rentals near Grand Canyon that provide amenities for a large group’s comfort can be daunting, especially for families. Large, furnished cabins that offer serenity and accessibility are few.

One such prime log cabin vacation rental is offered by The Cedar House of Arizona. This real estate company has been accommodating large groups visiting the Grand Canyon, the Snow Bowl and Flagstaff for over five years.

“It is difficult to find rental properties that can sleep as many people as we can,” says Malcolm Giles of The Cedar House.  “Currently the home can sleep 14 people comfortably. It is also rare to find rental homes as close to the Grand Canyon as we are.  We are about 50 minutes from the Grand Canyon National Park.”

Next Generation Properties’ log cabin is located on five acres of gorgeous forest land in Arizona’s secluded Parks, known for its rustic elegance, comfort and absolute tranquillity.

“The property backs up against 500 acres of the Coconino National forest, so the only unexpected guests will be the deer, elk and eagles”, added Giles.

Visitors can enjoy the night-life of Flagstaff, only 15 minutes away or the quant town of Williams, AZ a short drive of 12 minutes or so and of course the adventures of the Grand Canyon and everything in between, including mountain biking, skiing or any number of outdoor activities while staying in any of the group’s affordable vacation rentals.

“They are now making snow up at Snow Bowl, so the ski season is much longer in the coming years,” said Giles, who quickly adds that, while the log cabin is just a 50 minute drive from the Grand Canyon, it remains very secluded. “There is a general store about a mile away, but the nearest house is about five acres away so it is very secluded.” In fact, there is sledding for the kids right in the front yard during snow season.

The furnished Grand Canyon vacation rental home is well stocked with dishware, pots/pans, appliances, linens, satellite TV, firewood, and even Internet is available, leaving food as the visitors’ only concern.

The Cedar House

The loft is great for kids and the covered porch, just off the living room, is great for BBQ’s, boisterous conversations, relaxing evenings….Or just watching the wildlife. You are in the woods! The property backs up against 500 acres of Coconino National forest, so the only unexpected guests will be the deer,elk and eagle.





The Cedar House

The Cedar House

Choose from the night-life of Flagstaff or the adventures of the Grand Canyon (that is only a 55 minute drive!) , mountain biking, skiing or any number of outdoor activities within minutes of this beautiful retreat.





The Cedar House

The Cedar House

4 Bedrooms + Loft – 2 Baths – (Sleeps 14)

Set in 5 acres of tall timber, this Park’s home offers rustic elegance, comfort and absolute tranquility. A visitor would never know they were only minutes away from Flagstaff, restaurants and city activities.

This 2500 square foot home features a master suite, 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2 bathrooms. A supplemental wood burning stove adds that cozy touch while a family, or group of friends are nestled in for a late night home movie in this beautifully appointed Casa.

Snow play park off of Route 66 : 5 minutes away is a state park for kids to play in the snow, they have small runs for sledding and sliding etc. Anything you can think of to do in the snow. Great time for the family. Tubing year round at Elk Ridge Ski area.