Life's Sweet Journey: Grand Canyon RV Tips for Booking Trailer Village RV Park Last Minute

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Grand Canyon RV Tips for Booking Trailer Village RV Park Last Minute

 Hey Adventurers! 

Another post a few years in the making, but I'm going to stop calling myself a broken record and say that's just life this days, so here we go. When we were on the road we mostly flew by the seat of our pants, which is how we liked it, but there are a few places where it is hard to do that and the Grand Canyon is one of them! We did know this, but unfortunately did not know the exact dates for when we would be hitting the Grand Canyon until maybe a month before we hit it. That really didn't give us a lot of time to plan our stay at Trailer Village  We knew we were going to take 3 full days off of teaching, because we weren't sure what the wifi situation would be like when we got to the park and knew we wouldn't be able to find other accommodations as Trailer Village RV Park is the only full-hookup RV park within Grand Canyon National Park. We almost didn't score the days we wanted with such last a minute booking window, but we made it work and here's how: 

Tips for Booking Grand Canyon RV Spots Last Minute

 
- Stalk the Website! Once we found our dates we knew when we would hit the Grand Canyon area I basically lived on the Trailer Village RV Park website. At first there was nothing, a downside to trying to book any RV site last minute, but especially true for Trailer Village. I refreshed the site for over a two hours in between working on other tasks. Eventually there was one night available. I booked it! Over the next few days I was constantly checking and refreshing the website. Finally two nights popped up and I was able to snag those, though it was originally for a different site. It took almost a week of getting back on and off the website, but I was able to secure three back-to back-nights at Trailer Village. {Calling really didn't help, though it never hurts to try; but you see the dates in real-time just like the person on the phone so it's better to just keep refreshing and grab the sites before they are gone} 
- Be Flexible- It's better if you are able to be flexible by a few days. We knew we wanted three nights in Grand Canyon National Park and about the time we were planning to go, but if you are able to be flexible it helps. We were looking at any three consecutive nights at Trailer Village RV Park within a week-two week period. Once the first date opened up I snagged it and waited for other nights to open around it. It also helped being able to go midweek. 
- Book Off-Season- If you are planning last minute, you won't have any control over this, but Trailer Village RV Park is open year around. It will be easier to secure a spot last minute during off-season or midweek. Again, being flexible to which days you are able to go by a day here or there can really help.
- Be Willing to Switch Sites- While we actually lucked out and they had adjusted to allow us to stay in the same spot, our original stay was under two separate bookings that had us at different spots. We would have been totally fine with that just for the chance to stay, but thankfully it worked out for us not to have to move. If you are willing to book under two different reservations this can help you with a longer stay. 
**Trailer Village RV Park is not a NPS campground. It is actually a third-party allowed to operate within the park. The Mather and North Rim Campgrounds are run through the Grand Canyon National Park Service, but those do not offer hook-ups, so are only available if you are able to boondock. 

Booking Trailer Village RV Park Grand Canyon
Booking Trailer Village RV Park Grand Canyon
Booking Trailer Village RV Park Grand Canyon
Booking Trailer Village RV Park Grand Canyon

Wifi/Cell Service at Trailer Village RV Park

We need strong service to be able to teach from the road and because we were unsure how stable to connection would be we choose to take the three days we visited the Grand Canyon off of work. The break was actually really nice, but we honestly did NOT need to do it. Maybe because it's such a touristed park, but surprisingly enough we had very strong cell service at the campground. You are surrounded by the lodges, so that may help and there was wifi in different parts of Grand Canyon Village, so if you need to work while you are there or be connected for any reason you should be just fine.

We loved our time in Grand Canyon National Park and hope to make it back one day! Highlights were our hike to Ooh Ah Point, drinks at El Tovar lounge and nightly bike rides to the rim. It is one of the most touristy parks we have visited, but still leaves you feeling like you are in another world entirely. I definitely recommend a visit whether you are camping or staying at one of the many lodges. Grand Canyon National Park is a beauty to behold!

Happy adventuring! 
Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?

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Grand Canyon RV Tips for Booking Trailer Village Last Minute


For other fun adventures out West checkout our time in Antelope Canyon or Zion National Park!


12 comments:

  1. it is my dream to go see the grand canyon!!! its so stunning in pics

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    1. I hope you make it there one day! It's even more amazing in person.

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  2. I've always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. Hoping next year we can take the family.

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  3. Awesome tips for RV travelers. It wouldn't be for our family, but we do want to see the grand canyon one day!

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    1. If RVing is not for you there are tons of great lodges there that would be perfect for families!

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  4. We went to the Grand Canyon for Thanksgiving and it was so cold we didn't enjoy ourselves. I want to go back with these awesome tips.

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    1. Awww, I'm sorry to hear that. We were there in really mild temps. Hope you can enjoy it more next time you go!

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  5. I love the grand canyon!! I havnent been in years I would love to go back!!

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  6. Your photos have now convinced me that maybe I need to give the Grand Canyon another shot!

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    1. Yes, definitely give it another try. It's not a park that I feel the need to repeat over and over, but it's definitely special to see!

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