Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

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Grand Canyon National Park Lodges provides the premier in-park lodging, managing six distinct hotel properties. From the El Tovar Hotel, long considered the crown jewel of Grand Canyon hotels, to Phantom Ranch, the only lodging on the floor of the canyon, we are a proud member of the Xanterra Travel Collection.

The Grand Canyon is located in Northern Arizona.

About Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

Providing guests with Legendary Hospitality while contributing to the preservation of this incredible natural resource is our guiding mission.  With this in mind, the history and the future of the Grand Canyon is ingrained in all that we do.

Until 1968, the principal concessioner and provider of Grand Canyon visitor services was the Fred Harvey Company. Founded in 1876, the Fred Harvey Company became the “civilizer of the West.” Although Fred Harvey died in 1901, he envisioned Grand Canyon as a major tourist attraction and convinced the Santa Fe Railroad to run a line from Williams, Arizona to this natural wonder. With his sons and grandsons carrying on the business, the company kept pace with service and facility needs as Grand Canyon visitation steadily increased during the first half of the twentieth century. In 1905 the El Tovar Hotel opened at the South Rim, at the end of the railroad line.

In 1968, Xanterra purchased the Fred Harvey Company. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is currently recognized for its leadership, creativity and innovation as the largest parks management company in the country. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Xanterra has national park concession operations at the South Rim of Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Crater Lake, Mount Rushmore, Zion and Death Valley.

Today, as six million people a year visit Grand Canyon, the genius and spirit of Fred Harvey lives on. The train arrives every day, the view from the El Tovar dining room is as it was in 1905 and the hospitality of the modern-day Harvey Girls still beckons.

Come join us.

Ideal Candidate

At Xanterra, we are a welcoming community of employees who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Ideal candidates possess the following characteristics:

  • Adventurous spirit
  • Strong Work Ethic

Room and Board

We live along the South Rim of the Canyon at a 7000-foot elevation in the ponderosa pine forest.

Most new employees will reside in dormitory style housing sharing a room with another employee. The dorm rent is $19.20 per week, which is deducted from the employee's paycheck. Employees who stay for long-term and/or have a higher job grade can qualify to live in an apartment setting. No pets are allowed in dormitory housing.

Couples' housing is available on a limited basis, but housing for families is not immediately available. 

The employee meal plan is a pay-as-you-go system. We have an Employee Cafeteria, which offers a set menu, plus daily specials which include vegetarian specials. Meals are sold at near cost in the "E-Caf." A 50% discount off the menu price is extended to employees in our public cafeterias. A minimal amount of cooking is allowed in the dormitory housing.

Grand Canyon has basic services available such as shopping, banking, post office, medical clinic, church services and a community library.

Employee Perks

  • Free in-park Bus Tours
  • Discounted mule rides each winter
  • Vacation Day on your birthday
  • Free Flu Shots
  • Free Grand Canyon Railway train rides
  • Discounts at other Xanterra Parks and Resorts
  • $200 Referral Bonus
  • 40% Retail Discount twice a year
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Free Uniforms and Cleaning
  • Free Laundry Facilities
  • Verizon phone services and product discount
  • PrimeLending Mortgage discount
  • Low Cost meals at employee café
  • No forced meal expense
  • Opportunity for transfer to other Xanterra Properties
  • Sam’s Club membership discount
  • Holiday Party
  • Summer Property Olympics
  • Community Recreation Center for exercise, computers, free WiFi, activities and trips
  • 30% Retail Discount all year
  • 50% Cafeteria Discount all year
  • 20% Restaurant Discount all year
  • Work alongside employees from varied cultures and countries
  • Free satellite TV signal in dormitories
  • Deeper Restaurant/Retail discount for you birthday
  • Recognition Dinner and Gift for significant service anniversaries
  • In-House Training Department

For Fun

The secrets of the inner canyon, the slick rock plateaus, the heavily forested rim country ~ these are the worlds of Grand Canyon for you to explore in your free time. Hiking, biking, camping, skiing, photography, wildlife viewing and athletics are but a few of the recreational activities happening at Grand Canyon. C'mon play with us on over 700 miles of hiking trails and countless miles of back roads for biking. A year-round-outdoor playground is waiting for you. A community recreation center provides indoor activities such as weight/fitness center, computer lab, evening classes, basketball, volleyball and co-ed softball.

How to Apply

Click on APPLY HERE to read more about our available jobs and our on line application procedure.

All Xanterra operations in Grand Canyon National Park are suspended from March 20 – through May 21, 2020 due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. At this moment, we are not hiring new employees. We are currently working on taking care of our current staff, making sure we have proper safety protocols in place, and assisting employees that were scheduled to check-in within the next 2 weeks.

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