The Cavern Suite is nestled 70 meters below ground, in a cave that took 65 million years to form. The suite is part of Grand Canyon Caverns, a resort that offers guided cave walks and rafting trips, but the owners are keen to emphasize that the experience isn’t for everyone. Stick on the vinyl record of Ferde Grofes Grand Canyon Suite, browse the dusty library of ancient books, and flick through a National Geographic collection that dates back to 1917. Grand Canyon Caverns are 80 miles from the Grand Canyon National Park visitor center and were discovered by an enterprising woodcutter in 1927.
- The Cavern Suite is nestled 70 metres below ground, in a cave that took 65 million years to form. To reach it, you have to take a lift down the equivalent of 22 storeys, descending into the eeriest hotel room you’ll ever sleep in.
- The cave has a small kitchen, lounge area and bathroom – plus some retro entertainment to keep cabin fever at bay. Stick on the vinyl record of Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, browse the dusty library of ancient books, and flick through a National Geographic collection that dates back to 1917.
- Comedian Billy Connolly stayed the night here for his Route 66 road trip series. “I have never known such silence,” he wrote in the guestbook. “I slept more soundly than I have done in a long time. I think I might be a caveman after all.”
“In the absence of a mains water supply, staff must to carry water down from the surface by hand to ensure there’s enough for a shower and seven to eight flushes of the en suite loo.”