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It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park
Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax.
Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks from Route 66 and downtown Williams.
Canyon Railway RV Park offers three types of RV spaces: pull-through sites, buddy spaces, and back-ins. All 124 sites have full service utilities with 50-amp electric service, cable TV, wireless Internet, access to the indoor swimming pool and hot tub at the adjacent Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. The property has coin-operated laundry machines and a common picnic area with gas grills and a fire pit. Daily rates are $39.
Grand Canyon Railway Pet Resort
While pet parents enjoy a trip to the Canyon, their furry friends have something to wag about at the Grand Canyon Railway’s Pet Resort.
The Pet Resort boasts an entire residential wing for pets: 28 spacious rooms for dogs and 16 comfortable custom-made condos for felines. The Pet Resort is a modern retreat for pet parents who want to experience the iconic Route 66 in the town of Williams, an entertaining historic train ride, and take in the splendor of the Grand Canyon without leaving their four-legged family members at home or in a kennel far away.
It offers a safe, comfortable, secure, and modern environment while the staff ensures your furry friend will have a great vacation.
When checking in your pets to the Pet Resort, allow extra time the morning of your train departure. The Pet Resort recommends checking them in by 8:00 a.m. to ensure enough time for you to board the train.
The Pet Resort is available to guests of both the RV Park and Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, as well as Grand Canyon Railway passengers and the general public.
Dogs and cats are kept cool and comfortable with separate central air conditioning and evaporative air-cooling systems during the summer months, and heat in the cooler Northern Arizona winter months. That’s right—separate state-of-the-art air systems—because we all know how dogs and cats think of the others’ scent!
This may be the cleanest air in Northern Arizona, which is already known to have some of the cleanest air in the nation.
Our canine friends enjoy their own private indoor/outdoor space, with standard size runs 4 feet x 4 feet on the inside and 4 feet x 10 feet on the outside. For bigger dogs, there are four extra-large runs that measure 6 feet x 4 feet on the inside and 6 feet x 10 feet on the outside. All outdoor runs are covered for your dog’s contentment.
Canine guests also enjoy individual playtime in the exercise yard during their stay at the Pet Resort.
The Pet Resort has soft background music playing for your pet’s enjoyment.
To make their stay even more comfortable, you are encouraged to bring your pet’s favorites: food, snacks, beds, bowls, bones, chewing items, and toys.
All animals must have paperwork to provide proof of current shots.
Each cat condo is custom-made and has a sitting ledge. The cattery looks out to the basketball and volleyball courts: built-in entertainment! And there are plenty of windows to let in natural sunlight, making it the perfect setting for—you guessed it—a catnap.
The pet resort is conveniently located adjacent to the Grand Canyon Railway, Hotel, and RV Park.
Daily rates begin at $16 for cats and $23 for dogs, with the option of adding a second cat or dog to the same kennel for just $12 and $16 respectively. Extended stays of seven nights or more are available for a weekly rate of $98 for cats and $140 for dogs.
For information about RV parks and campgrounds, check out Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory.
Grand Canyon Railway
Xanterra Parks & Resorts owns and operates the Grand Canyon Railway as well as restaurants and lodges in several national parks.
The Grand Canyon Railway operates year-round and departs Williams at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. daily.
Train rates start at $59/adult; $29/child. Numerous package options are available.
Address: 601 W. Franklin Avenue, Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: (800) THE-TRAIN (843-8724)
Trains are wonderful… To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.
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