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Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley

Situated in Monument Valley, a historical area known as the “Land of Lost Shadows”, the remote Goulding’s Lodge provides the ideal base for adventure.

It boasts a fine location in America’s Grand Circle of national parks, adjacent to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Defined by its dramatic sandstone monoliths and mesas, the valley has been the setting for many classic western movies including John Ford’s 1930s film ‘Stage Coach’. You can discover the intriguing history, culture and geology of the area on one of the lodge’s guided park tours, led by experienced Navajo guides who will share interesting facts and stories about the valley along the way. 

Guestrooms are simply but comfortably furnished, with the addition of flat screen TVs, mini fridges, full bathroom amenities and individual climate control. The lodge also offers a range of spacious suites and houses which come with private bathrooms, living areas and fully equipped kitchens – a great option for families or groups. Staffed by local Navajos, the restaurant serves dishes inspired by both Navajo and American Southwestern cuisine, including local specialities like Navajo tacos and beef stew with fry bread.

Goulding’s Lodge, at a glance

  • A charming lodge with simple, cosy accommodation, with spectacular views over Monument Valley
  • 63 main lodge rooms, each of which has a flat screen TV, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer and bath amenities, ironing facilities and individual climate control
  • Large suites and houses offer at least two bedrooms in addition to a private bath, living room and fully equipped kitchen
  • Restaurant serving traditional Navajo and American Southwestern cuisine
  • On-site coffee shop
  • RV Park and Campground with full RV hook-ups and tent sites  

For leisure and pleasure

  • Take a dip year-round in the heated indoor swimming pool
  • Make a stop at Goulding’s Yellow Ribbon Gift Shop to browse an array of locally made south-western items including handmade jewellery, pottery and rugs
  • Fitness room with treadmill and weight bench
  • Seasonal, outdoor sun deck
  • Enjoy fascinating guided tours around Monument Valley Tribal Park, taking in famous monuments, viewpoints and rock art
  • Historical Museum
  • Stage Coach Dining Room
  • Earth Spirit Theatre 
  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. I booked a bespoke family holiday to Australia that needed quite a lot of work, all completed with efficiency and skill. Covid then hit and my holiday was cancelled. Within 7 days, I received a full refund into my bank account. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them. I have previously used this company for a trip to South America and my experience on that occasion was identical. A great travel company.

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    KM, August 2020