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11 wonderful Airbnbs close to the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park accommodations and campsites are booked months in advance, and you are limited to frequently overcrowded hotels and campsites. But if you don’t mind a short drive to the park, you can find an Airbnb with character and lots of solitude not far from the canyon rim. Here are some of our favorites.

The dome

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The best part about sleeping in a dome tent? A clear window on the roof lets you sniff the stars from your bed. This heated dome (from $ 180), 35 minutes from the South Rim, sleeps up to four people in a king bed and a double trundle bed, and has solar powered electrical outlets. You won’t be cooking much here, although there is a mini fridge and propane grill. A separate bath house is outside.

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The safari tent

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Get a view of Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks from this luxury safari tent (from $ 130) located 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon. There are electrical outlets to charge your phone and a wood burning stove, but there is no running water during the coldest winter months. If you’re traveling with friends, they can book a second tent (from $ 120) a short distance away on the same property, which has its own wood-burning hot tub.

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The shipping container

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We got it: a windowless shipping container may not be ideal. However, if all you need is some sleep, this renovated container home (from $ 78) is one of the closest Airbnbs to the Grand Canyon, just 15 minutes from the south entrance. Amenities are minimal at best, and the uninsulated container is cool on winter nights, but if you’re looking near the canyon, you’ve found it.

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The A-frame

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This two-bedroom A-frame from the 1970s (starting at $ 183) outside of Flagstaff, Arizona is small (only 755 square feet) but has plenty of open space and is on 1.5 acres of neighboring Coconino National Forest surround. The place comes with rental mountain bikes and tour guides; You get cellular service here, but no WiFi. The only downside: it’s a full 90 minutes to the Grand Canyon, but you’re close to all of Flagstaff’s amenities.

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The little house

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Cozy is the best way to describe this 100-square-foot, off-grid, tiny home (starting at $ 104), 30 minutes from the park’s gate on an acre of private land lined with juniper bushes and views of the Milky Way. This little pad is best for one or two people. You spend most of your time in the outdoor fire pit, but there is a wood burning stove to keep the indoor spaces warm.

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The house of the earth

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This earth house (starting at $ 150) is known as the Hogan and is a sacred home for the Navajo made of mud and wood. It is a truly unique sleep experience. It’s 30 miles from the Grand Canyon on Navajo Nation property for a taste of traditional life. There’s no running water or electricity – just you and the coyotes and antelopes. The Hogan stays naturally cool in summer and, thanks to a wood stove, warm enough in winter.

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The log house

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You can get to this three bedroom log cabin (starting at $ 215) by driving two miles on a secluded dirt road from Highway 64, the main drag to the south entrance of the Grand Canyon. From the cabin it is approximately 45 minutes to the South Rim and only 15 minutes to Williams town. The place is perfect for families – it’s outfitted with kid-friendly plates and games – and small groups. Inside, you get gnarled pine walls and a renovated country-style kitchen. Outside, you will be pampered with a hot tub and fire pit.

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The yurt

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For yurts, this four-bed tent (from $ 269), 40 minutes from the Grand Canyon, is as breathtaking and huge as it gets. It is 700 square meters and can accommodate up to eight people. You’ll find a wood-burning stove, camp-style kitchen, and complete solitude, but don’t expect WiFi or electricity. There is no running water in winter, but in summer you will love the outdoor shower.

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The camper

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This off-grid vintage RV trailer (starting at $ 122), 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon on a bumpy dirt track, is essentially camping. While there’s no electricity, hot running water, and a composting toilet, there are upgrades like cozy linens, board games, and a wood-burning stove. The hosts provide breakfast accessories. Prepare for a rustic camping experience and million-star view from the palace deck.

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The ranch house

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Past guests have named this private one-bedroom suite on a working alpaca ranch (from $ 125) 50 minutes from the South Rim as one of their favorite Airbnb experiences. Your hosts, Rob and Donna, live and work on the property and are happy to give you a tour of their ranch where they raise alpaca and turn the fibers of the animals into yarn. Ask the local chickens for fresh eggs for breakfast.

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The farmhouse loft

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You have the upstairs loft in this quaint one bedroom farmhouse (from $ 149) that is half an hour from the Canyon. The bedroom is separated from the main living area by matching barn doors. Grand Canyon guides are located in the attic to direct you on the right hike. The Grand Canyon Railway passes the 12 acre property on which the house is located.

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