Please note: We are a TRUE Bed and Breakfast! Not just a room inside a house.
The $25 entrance pass (not included) is good for the whole week...so think about staying more than one night. The park pass is also good for the North Rim too. That being said...
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY is a European styled B&B and the CLOSEST B&B to the GRAND CANYONS SOUTH RIM! We're only 20 minutes away from the GCNP entrance gates! All stays, over $159, include breakfast (See below for specifics.) We have 20 acres of peace, quiet and serenity with super-easy and DIRECT ACCESS on/off AZ HWY 64 (to Grand Canyon) with free parking right out in front!
A water feature out back draws elk, deer, pronghorn sheep (aka antelope), various raptors, songbirds, hummingbirds, bunnies, coyotes and native wildlife too various to mention. We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.
Also, you can actually see stars and the Milky Way horizon-to-horizon, especially on new moon nights! However, full-moon nights are something to experience too. These are just a few special qualities you'll experience here, oh-so-close, to the Grand Canyon.
Before we get started, please note: Rooms accommodate TWO persons ONLY.
Offered is The HUMMINGBIRD ROOM. After a big day at the Grand Canyon, there is a queen super-pillowtop bed for your comfy-cozy visit to dreamy-dreamland. There is a SHARED full-bath w/the Pilot Room. If calendar shows booked, and you'd really like to stay with us, drop me an line/inquiry and I may be able to help.
As there has been a bit of confusion and I don't want anyone disappointed, PLEASE, NOTE: Any rate less than $159 include coffee/tea and homemade banana bread (not our standard breakfasts listed below).
-Overnight stay includes our packed "to-go" SOUTH RIM BREAKFAST PICNIC.
-Two nights includes our South Rim Breakfast Picnic and our leisurely, sit-down YUMMY-FOR-YOUR-TUMMY southwestern style breakfast. Or if you're really on the move and don't have time for a leisurely breakfast (served between 8:30a-9a, the Picnic is available both mornings.
-A three nights retreat includes two picnics and a sit-down. Or three picnics if you'd like.
-Four+ nights...let's talk!
Our South Rim Breakfast Picnic is fab for a sunrise breakfast on The Rim or to take along if you hit the road early.
Our Yummy-for-Your-Tummy breakfast can be taken out back under the umbrellas where you can enjoy the wide-open spaces and various birds (especially hummingbirds in spring/summer-though numbers start to dwindle by mid-Sept). Who knows, maybe an elk or coyote might trot by. Either is a lovely way to start the day.
Again, OFF-SEASON RATES LESS THAN $159 INCLUDES COFFEE/TEA or JUICE AND HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD. If your rate is less than standard and would like full-breakfasts let me know as there are ways to handle this..
We are flexible up here Grand Canyon way. So, please, if you have further questions or special requests send them on over and let's see what can be done. Look forward to talking w/you soon.
Let it be known pets on property. So, if you have allergies bring along proper medication, if needed, or an aversion to pet hair, please do not stay with us.
Cookie-Monster, our large medium-sized lab mix is a work in progress (a rescue w/diminishing trust issues thanks to the kindness of previous guests). She has two cats. LoverBoy and Razzle-(website hidden) was born under the house (feral). RD is no longer a visitor but permanent addition to the HHJJ crew. He loves people, will head-butt you and purr loudy. Don't be surprised if he comes visit you in your room so, keep door shut if you don't want a kitty visit.
Rates are subject to change until you are a confirmed guest.
Guests are welcome in the common areas and will get a quick walk-through the "Rainbow" house.
The county restricts kitchen use! However, using the microwave and putting a few things in the fridge are okay with me.
Interaction with Guests
This is my home so will, more often than not, be around to answer any questions and give a point in the right direction, if needed.
There is no public transportation in the area. Once inside Grand Canyon National Park, there is free shuttle service.
Also, bike rentals are available around the Visitor Center.
Other Things to Note
There is very limited cell/internet service in the area.
I have moved internet provider and continue to have HUGE issues with connectivity. And until these issues are resolved, working consistently and smoothly, please, DO NOT EXPECT to use internet service on property! There are serveral wi-fi connections available in Tusayan (not sure about The Canyon).
I am soooo sorry for this inconvenience!! It's one of the prices we pay for being out in the middle-of-nowhere. If you need to look at check your email or look up something on the web, we can try to use my laptop. THANK YOU for you understanding on this matter!! (You have know idea what a hassle this has been since moving providers.)
Sorry, grumpy people not allowed.
It is imperative to PRINT & BRING ALONG, IN-HAND, A COPY OF THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS!! If you peruse some of the reviews you will understand why this is so important. I used to go into all the reasons but hardly anyone reads them. So, that your stay here is smooth and stress-free (remember you're going to be out in the middle-of-nowhere) do us both a service and, please, PLEASE, PRINT & BRING ALONG THE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS!! They are in your itinerary. Trust me, you'll be HAPPY~JOY you did!!!
Some flexibility on check-in/out times. Mandatory 48 hour advance noticed required! Email/text/call-if no answer, leave voice msg for specific request.
Sally is a friendly host. She prepared a lot for our coming including all the information we need, the water and welcome candy. The house is so beautiful and close to Grand Canyon. If you choose to visit the park and don't like the hotel, here is a good choice. It just spends 25 minutes to drive to the park and very quiet.
Absolutely wonderful space. It feels like home. Completely cozy. You will leave happy. One tip though... She is very serious about not using GPS, phone, or any modern tech to find her place. Read the instructions and follow them and you will arrive on time and never miss it. Don't listen to the instructions and you will have a very interesting drive I'm sure. Stay here. Great value for the price. Great host. Friendly dog. And it feels like home instead of a cold impersonal hotel.
Nice place to visit the Grand Canyon! 20min. drive to entrance.
Comfortable accommodation. Great bed!
Sally is very friendly and helpful. She prepares nice breakfast, also very early in the morning when you want to go for the sunrise.
Thank you Sally.
We were warmly welcomed. We had a real nice breakfast and lunch to go.
The house is in the desert, which is fascinating.
The room was real nice, however, be prepared for synthetic bedlinen!
There is a 25 min's drive to the gate of Grand Canyon and if you want to be closer to the park, there is hotels closer by and also accomodation within the park.
If you're going to the Grand Canyon and the lodges inside the National Park are full, I recommend staying here. The location is great, the house is charming and the host very friendly and thoughtful.
The B&B is very nice and cozy and Sally is a great and easy going host.
It is convenintly located (20/30 min driving from The Grand Canyon park entrance) and if the given instructions are followed, it is easy to be found.
We really enjoyed our (short) time here and we highly suggest it instead of the several impersonal motels around the park if you are looking for a more colorful and relaxing experience.
Sally's dog (Cookie Monster) and cats are lovely too!
Sally was a friendly girl, she gives me all the information I want to have, she gives me a big breakfast to go, and at least self made banana bread for the trip to the next stop at Death Valley
Let me share my little piece of heaven/paradise with you!
It's all about Relax, Retreat, Regroup up here near one of the most beautiful, spiritual & inspiring places on Earth.
Know the area well. For two years, when a teenager, worked in Reservations at the General Offices inside The Park. Graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (NAU). After graduating, taught at Tuba City Jr High on the Navajo Reservation. In Phoenix, played radio for 15 yrs (Why work for a living when you can play radio?) It turned into a job so, was time for me to go. Returned to the Grand Canyon area and, oh my goodness, have been back for 13 (or is it 14) years.