Page, Arizona Hotel Alternatives

By Alley Keosheyan / September 26, 2017

Vacations are awesome. Hotels? Not so much. Cramped living quarters, spending a fortune (and gaining weight) eating three meals a day at restaurants, and coming home to a mountain of dirty laundry makes you want to take a vacation from your vacation. Surely, there has to be a better way to go on your upcoming Grand Canyon/Lake Powell vacation. There is: go home!

Like many American tourist towns, Page, Arizona has a diverse array of vacation rental homes that can make you feel as though you’re really getting away from it all. Imagine, wrapping up a busy day touring Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell, not by jockeying for a parking space at a traditional hotel, but driving into your own secure garage. Instead of cringing at the prospect of sleeping side-by-side with your parent or sibling, you might have your own comfortable bed, maybe even your own room! And instead of drinking weak coffee that has sat cooking on a burner for who knows how long and noshing on stale bagels and donuts, you can make your morning coffee just the way you like it, and enjoy it with your own home-cooked breakfast. You can even dine al fresco on your own private sunlit porch. It’s all possible when you stay in a Lake Powell vacation rental home instead of a hotel or motel.

If you’re thinking “vacation rental homes are expensive,” think again. Page/Lake Powell vacation rental homes are surprisingly affordable! Take this 2008 modular home conveniently located to Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and other slot canyons, and Lake Powell Boat Tours: it can sleep up to 10 people comfortably in its 4 spacious bedrooms, comes with free wi-fi and satellite TV, and features a fully-stocked kitchen and laundry facilities. Would you believe it averages $100/night?* With such a reasonable price tag, and being so conducive to total relaxation, you’ll want to settle in and use this home as a base camp from which to explore the many nearby attractions, including:

  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • ….and much more!

2008 3-BR/2-BA Lake Powell Vacation Home

Another popular choice is this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath stucco home. Also built in 2008, this house is located in a safe, attractive residential area of Page, Arizona and features an open floor plan that’s great for entertaining, cooking, and relaxing. 8 people can sleep comfortably in this home that also offers an attached garage for storing your vehicle or off-road toys. A small boat could be parked on the south side of the house as well, so if you’re bringing your own means of touring Lake Powell, this vacation home would be perfect for you, especially with an average nightly rate of just $85.* Other in-home amenities include:

  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet & Wi-Fi
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels & Linens
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully-Stocked Kitchen

Everyone loves a room with a view, right? So why not take it a step further and stay in a house with a view! This late model 3-bedroom 2-bath modular home is situated in a brand-new Page, AZ neighborhood on the edge of town, where a 180-degree red rock panorama stretches out before your eyes. If you like to start your day off with a walk or a run, the Page Rim View Trail is just footsteps from your front door. Large bedrooms and closets make this an ideal location for extended stays for up to 8 people and averages $86/night.* Like the afore-mentioned properties, your rate includes all linens, kitchen utensils, use of a washer and dryer and dishwasher, as well as access to a locally-based property manager should you have any questions or need suggestions on sightseeing or dining.

Is that all there is? Not hardly! This is just a small sampling of many vacation rental homes available in the Page, AZ area. Visit,,,, or your favorite hotel booking site for more suggestions. You’re sure to find a Lake Powell Vacation Home that suits your needs and your budget, and that really feels like a home away from home.

*Average rates quoted annually, calculated by nightly rates which vary according to season


About the author

Alley Keosheyan

With 20+ years in the tourism industry in Northern Arizona, including 7 years at Grand Canyon South Rim and 15 years at Lake Powell, Alley has taken part in virtually every commercial tour there is! She has ridden the Grand Canyon mules, hiked rim to rim, rafted the rapids of the Colorado River (and the smooth bits, too), enjoyed many a houseboat weekend on Lake Powell, logged countless hours on both airplanes and helicopters, walked on air on the Grand Canyon Skywalk and frolicked in the blue-green waters of Havasu Falls. About the only thing on her "to-do" list now is the Tower Butte Helicopter tour! She now makes a living as a freelance writer by day, bass player in a cover band by night.

Cindy - October 22, 2018

Coming out to Las Vegas in early Dec. want to visit Antelope Canyon area. Any tips.? How many days should we plan for that area? Other places to explore?

    Alley Keosheyan - October 22, 2018

    Hi Cindy!
    First off, it takes ~4.5 hours to drive from Las Vegas to Page, AZ. Since December is considered “shoulder” season or “off” season, you’ll find that water-based activities are on seasonal hiatus, so a 2 day/1 night visit is usually sufficient for touring Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, the Glen Canyon Dam and the other local attractions that are still operating.
    If you have a few days to work with, other areas you might consider visiting include, but are no way limited to, Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Monument Valley. Ultimate 7-Day Itinerary in Northern Arizona & Southern Utah
    Keep in mind that the time of year you’re visiting is winter. Snow is a very real possibility in the higher elevations of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah (Grand Canyon, Bryce, etc.), which usually translates to rain in the lower elevations (Page, Zion, Monument Valley). Best case scenario, it will most likely be cold, so be sure to pack accordingly. Start monitoring local weather about 2 weeks before you get ready to travel.
    Best wishes for a safe trip!
    Alley 🙂

    Alley Keosheyan - October 23, 2018

    Hi Cindy,
    How many days do you have? LOL
    Since December is considered “shoulder” season or “off” season, some activities, namely, water-based tours, will be on seasonal hiatus. Therefore, you can have a fulfilling visit to Page, AZ, in just 1-2 days. In addition to touring Antelope Canyon, you should also plan to visit Horseshoe Bend.
    Other attractions in the area you might consider exploring include Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches/Canyonlands, just to name a few. Taking two weeks to enjoy quality time at all these attractions is definitely not unheard of!
    Hope that helps you get started in your planning. Best wishes for safe travels!
    Alley 🙂

Peter V - April 18, 2018

Hey Alley,

My wife and I are planning a summer or early fall week in Page. Flying into either Las Vegas or Phoenix. We’ve already been to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Monuments and Lake Powell. Other than Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, what else is within easy driving distance of Page

    Alley Keosheyan - April 18, 2018

    Hi Peter and thank you for your inquiry!
    Since you’ve already been to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, aka, the attractions frequently visited using Las Vegas as a “base,” I would suggest flying into Phoenix and visiting some of the parks and scenic areas between it and Page. First on the list, IMO, should be Sedona. It’s only 2 hours from Phoenix, and has enough to see and do to reasonably occupy 3 days. Visit Sedona Other areas worth a stop include, but are not limited to, Flagstaff (for the Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Riordan Mansion, Arboretum, Walnut Canyon, etc.), Montezuma Castle/Well and Tuzigoot NM’s (which are accessible from Sedona, too), the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert, Meteor Crater and the “Standin’ On The Corner In Winslow, Arizona” tribute statue in the town of the same name.
    Another suggestion, if you’re inclined, is to try for a walk-in permit for The Wave. You would do this at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center in Kanab, UT the day before you wish to hike. While the odds are slim of you actually getting one, in the likely event that you don’t, you can find plenty to see and do in the area, like take a tour to the White Pocket Fold, or some of the attractions around Kanab, such as Mystical Slot Canyon, Peekaboo Gulch, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, just to name a few.
    Regarding the timing of your visit, since Phoenix is still rather hot during the later part of summer, definitely try and time your trip for the fall, at least until after the kids are out of school, so you’ll just be amongst grown-ups (usually 😉 while you’re out touring.
    Good luck and have fun!
    Alley 🙂

      Peter V - April 23, 2018

      Thanks for the quick response and the many suggestions. Can’t wait to visit your beautiful area and doing some kayaking while out there

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