The Caverns Underground Suite!
The Largest, Oldest, Deepest, Darkest, Quietest motel room in the world!
Imagine, if you can, spending the night in the oldest, darkest, deepest, quietest, and largest suite room in the world. Imagine, 220 feet below ground, in a cavern that took 65 million years to form, in a room that is 200 feet wide, 400 feet long with a 70 foot ceiling. The largest dry cavern in the United States, so dark that it is completely absent on any light, so quiet because it contains no life forms; nothing lives in the caverns, not a fly, not a mouse, a bat, bug or animal. Nothing. The only thing moving or breathing is you. The air is as dry and clean as one can get, coming in via 65 miles of limestone crevices from the Grand Canyon to the caverns. The limestone takes out all moisture and impurities… Please, re-read the above paragraph, slowly, and think about what each feature represents.
You take the elevator down 22 stories underground and spend the night in a place so quiet and dark, so large and so old, and so alone. It is not for everyone, but if you have the desire and will, you can do this.
Now accepting reservations beginning in January 2010. There is only one room available in the caverns… we do have plenty of motel rooms above ground… in case the entire group is not as adventures.
The room is completely furnished with all amenities one would need… 220 feet below the surface, 2 double beds, living room with a queen fold out sofa, (room sleeps up to 6), a library of old books and magazines such as a National Geographic collection dating back to 1917, dictionaries and other books dating back to the late 1800’s. A working record player with records, table and chairs, bathroom, several lightening options for the over night stay in the caverns, and personal lightening. A comfortable “home for the night”. Your check in time is normally with the last tour of the day (4 PM) and check out is shortly after the first tour begins. (10 am) . You can check in earlier and stay later… but keep in mind that the caverns has guided tours 363 days a year along the concrete trails that curves around all sides of the room, so your privacy is limited during tour hours.
There is only one Grand Canyon Caverns Cave motel room, only 364 nights a year. If someone has said they have done it all…have they stayed in the Cave room? Your water is hand carried down and up by staff (100 gallons) and an employee is station on top ground level at the top of the elevator should you need assistance. Not everyone will get to experience this wonderful most unique unusual place in time and in the world. Book early! Rates are $700 per night for 2, $100 per each additional guest up to 6 total.
The largest, deepest, darkest, oldest, quietest motel room in the world:Largest. 200 feet by 400 feet with 70 foot ceiling
Oldest: Caverns and walls over 65 million years
Deepest: 220 feet below the surfaces, access via elevator
Darkest: absent of any light
Quietest: the only sound is your heart beating and your breath. You are the only living thing in the caverns… The only living thing. Driest: zero humidity, nothing lives in the caverns, not a fly, not bat, nothing!
Please call us at 928-422-3223 for reservations.
A little History
In 1961 President John F Kennedy declared the Grand Canyon Caverns a bomb shelter. During the Cuban missile cruise, the military stock the caverns with food and water to keep 2,000 people alive and well for 30 days. The supplies are still located in the caverns… just in case. Tours are still given thru the ccaverns.362 days a year. Over a mile of trails are explored daily by tourist that arrive via the longest remaining strip of historic route 66, the mother road. These Caverns and resort was the place to stay by all the Hollywood celebrities and politicos as they travel back and froth from the west to east. It was the wide spot on the road. 400 miles from Hollywood which made it the first nights resting stoop for millions of visitors, and it still is.
The Grand Canyon Caverns property (800 acres) also has above ground, a full service motel, restaurant, bars, gift store, gas and fuel station, rodeo arena, airstrip (L37) RV parks, camp grounds, horses and bike trails (you can rent both) Frisbee golf, convinces store, meeting rooms tour guides, Jeep tours to the Grand Canyon and friendly employees.
I booked your Cavern Suite as a surprise for my wife’s birthday and really didn’t know what to expect. Never having visited, I really had no concept of how large the cavern is or how you managed to get a fully functional room down there with all of the amenities. Then the biggest concern, how would my wife react to me surprising her with a night in a cave for her birthday? She really is not the adventurist type, but at the very least, I figured that she’d have a hell of a story to tell if the whole thing went bust. Spending the money was a leap of faith, but I could not resist the uniqueness of a night in the cavern with all of the comforts of a nice hotel suite. The evening that we spent “in the basement” exceeded all of my expectations and best of all, my wife loved it! It was awesome! She can’t stop talking about what a great time that we had. She was truly blown away by the entire experience. The thing that really topped off the whole thing was how hard everyone tried to make sure that everything wad just right for our adventure. From Jerry, who gave us our private tour, to Tanner, who took such care in making sure that we had a great dinner and were set for the night, to Nadine who greeted us in the morning with a yummy breakfast and Judy, who set the whole thing up and made sure that my wife got her special birthday cake, white cake with chocolate frosting, exactly how she likes it, all in the comfort of our own private cave. The level of service that we received was that of a 5 star resort, we appreciate everything that you all did in making our stay a night that we’ll never forget.
Bob and Marcy Curtis
Gold Canyon, Arizona
P.S. Check out “Alien Bob” waving to you if you look up on the ceiling while sitting on the couch.
Please call us at 928-422-3223 for reservations.