Forever Resorts’ Operating Contract With National Park Service, Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, To Continue Through 2023


View from Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
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Forever Resorts announces its contract with the National Park Service to operate Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim will continue through 2023. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based National Park Service concessioner has operated the historic lodge since 2008, when it was awarded a 10-year long contract to manage marketing and bookings for the lodge, its restaurant, gift shop and other amenities. Its contract was last renewed in 2020.

As a part of this scenic spot since 1928, the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, open seasonally from May 15 – Oct. 15, sits just above the canyon with a variety of cabin and motel room choices and dining options. Sitting at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, the comparatively tranquil North Rim gets just one-tenth of the visitation of the South Rim and is known for its recreational activities including hiking trails, mule rides and exploring the local flora and fauna.

The gift shop and the dining room will be open next season. The dining room will offer limited seating at all times. For breakfast, it will offer a served breakfast buffet with an egg station. Reservations will be required for dinner service. In addition, the deli will be open from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. for grab-and-go items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grab-and-go breakfast options will include baked goods, breakfast burritos and barrista-brewed coffees; lunch and dinner options will include salads, pizzas and sandwiches.

“Operating this historic lodge amidst the tranquil splendor of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim represents a distinct privilege,” said John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts, the concessioner operating Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim. “We look forward to welcome visitors from around the world in the coming years.”

Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim is the only lodging inside the National Park on the North Rim. Located at Bright Angel Point, the Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The original Lodge was constructed in 1928 and burned in 1932. The current Lodge was rebuilt in 1937 using as much of the original structure as possible. Here guests may enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Rim while enjoying comfortable guest rooms and cabins. Our cabins were constructed in the 1930’s and 1940’s. While restrooms and showers have since been added, these cabins retain their original rustic charm. To this day, not one of the cabins has a television or radio. The Lodge Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It features regional cuisine; all-natural beef and poultry products are antibiotic and hormone free and the wine list showcases American organic selections available by the glass. Meanwhile the Gift Shop purveys Grand Canyon souvenirs, clothing and accessories. Free self-parking, bus, truck and RV parking are available. For more information about the lodge, visit or

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Forever Resorts' Operating Contract With National Park Service, Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, To Continue Through 2023