A Dozen Digital Detox Destinations for Post-Election Escape

forever resorts


-Head to Chisos Mountains Lodge in spectacular Big Bend National Park—it’s one of
“Eight Great American Winter Road Trip” destinations.

-Delve into a stunning slot canyon on a Forever Adventure Hummer Tour in Kanab,

-Relax on a 12-mile smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River with Black
Canyon Adventures.

-Escape on tranquil Lake Powell, Lake Mead or Lake Mohave for a Forever Resorts
houseboat getaway.

-Explore Yellowstone National Park on an exhilarating winter snowmobile tour.
-Head to remote Isle Royale on Lake Superior, America’s least-visited national
park…and many more.


Come Nov. 9, no matter the outcome, millions of Americans will let out a long exhale, comforted by the knowledge that at least two years separate them from another Presidential campaign season. It’s a perfect time to go someplace wild and remote, where Wi-Fi and cellular coverage is limited-to-nil—but no one really minds. After all, these are destinations where plenty of revitalizing scenery and cleansing outdoor recreation ventures beckon. Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner operating resorts, attractions and tours in majestic park lands around the United States, offers plenty of reasons to put the devices down at these 12 idyllic locales:

  • Black Canyon River Adventures – All-day smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River, departing from the base of Hoover Dam. Striking grottos, hot springs, wildlife, majestic rock formations and historic narrative from river guides make this a memorable tour. Open year-round.
  • Callville Bay Resort and Marina, Lake Mead – Escape the Strip for a day aboard a party pontoon boat and bring along a ski boat for some wakeboarding fun on the side. Houseboats also available for 2-day rentals and longer. Open year-round.
  • Cedar Pass Lodge, Badlands National Park – Enjoy unobstructed views of the Badlands’ sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires from in this historic lodge, as well as hiking, wildlife viewing, fossil hunts and stargazing in the park. Open mid-April to mid-October.
  • Chisos Mountains Lodge, Big Bend National Park – The only lodge in Big Bend National Park, offering extraordinary landscapes and varied hiking opportunities. Big Bend was recently named one of “Eight Great American Winter Roadtrips” by US News & World Report. Open year-round.
  • Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina, Lake Mohave – Houseboats, kayaks, power boats and superb fishing on crystal-clear waters. Open year-round.
  • Forever Adventure Tours, Kanab, Utah – Hummer tours of area natural landmarks, including Peekaboo Slot Canyon, the Grand Staircase, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and scenic Kanab Overlook. Open year-round.
  • Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim – The only lodging inside Grand Canyon’s North Rim is perched right on the rim affording dazzling views from terrace seating overlooking the canyon. Also offers access to the iconic park’s hiking, mule rides, ranger interpretive programs and junior ranger programs. Open mid-May to mid-October.
  • Lake Powell Houseboating – Explore this lake via houseboat, powerboat or kayak and investigate its stunning slot canyons on foot. Otherworldly red rock landscapes surrounding the lake make this a true desert gem. Open year-round.
  • Mad River Boat Trips, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Shoot the rapids on the wild and scenic Snake River on Class II and III rapids or take a scenic float trip a via guide-powered raft. Raft trips may be combined with ATV tours, horseback riding and wildlife-viewing tours of nearby Grand Teton National Park. Open late May through mid-September. 
  • Rock Harbor Lodge, Isle Royale National Park – On the shores of Lake Superior, accessible only by boat or seaplane. See historic lighthouses, tour an ancient copper mine, witness dazzling displays of northern lights and venture out on the lake via canoe, kayak or motor boat. Open early June through the end of August.
  • Scenic Safaris, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks – take a snowmobile or cozy snow coach tour in the winter, or enjoy fly fishing, ATV rides and wildlife tours in the summer. Open year-round.
  • Temple Bar Marina, Lake Mead – The “hidden gem” of Lake Mead rents lakeside rustic fishing cabins and offers tranquility unmatched by other areas of the lake. Open year-round.

Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures.  For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ForeverResorts.

Forever Resorts, Guests Support National Parks’ Centennial with Give Back

forever resorts


Guests Encouraged to Donate $1 for Every Overnight Stay to Support our National Parks


Scottsdale-based resort operator Forever Resorts announces the “Find Your Park: One Night, One Dollar” initiative. Now available through Dec. 31, 2016, Forever Resorts will encourage guests staying at its overnight accommodations in and adjacent to national parks to earmark $1 per night for non-profit organizations. Funds raised will support improvements to our National Park Service, which celebrates its centennial year in 2016.

Find Your Park is a public awareness campaign that invites the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates to discover that a park can be more than a single place. It can be a feeling of inspiration or a sense of community that comes from volunteering. There is a national park in every state, and the National Park Service is encouraging people to find their park and to share their experiences at FindYourPark.org.

Based on projected occupancy levels across each of Forever Resorts lodges, the “Find Your Park: One Night, One Dollar” campaign has the potential to collect more than $175,000 for organizations that support national parks.

In recent years, Forever Resorts has engaged in $1-per-room-night donations at many of its destinations, including Rocky Mountain Park Inn in Estes Park, Colo., supporting the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy; the Lodge at Bryce Canyon, supporting the National Park Foundation, Inc.; the Badlands Lodge and Badlands Inn, supporting the Badlands National History Association; Chisos Mountains Lodge, supporting the Big Bend Natural History Association and Rock Harbor Lodge in Isle Royale National Park, MI. These efforts have raised more than $527,000 over the past seven years for these non-profit agencies that support the national parks.

“People enjoy supporting causes close to them and we know our guests love our national parks just as much as we do,” says John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts. “We want to make it easy to have a memorable vacation and do something that makes our guests feel good at the same time.”

Forever Resorts’ properties participating in the Find Your Park: One Dollar, One Night campaign include lodges in and surrounding some of the nation’s most scenic and cherished recreational parklands: Badlands Inn and Badlands Lodge at Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Lodge at Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; Chisos Mountains Lodge at Big Bend National Park, Texas; Cottonwood Cove Marina at Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada; Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; Mammoth Cave Hotel in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky; Rocky Mountain Park Inn outside Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; and Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

For more information and to book reservations, go to www.ForeverResorts.com.

Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter @ForeverResorts.