Deal alert: Xanterra offering up to 30% off on your bucket list national park trip

Jun 30, 2021

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest sale. It was originally published in November 2020. 

Socially distanced vacations and road trips are all the rage in the age of COVID-19. National park vacations are especially popular.

If you’ve always dreamed of doing a bucket list trip to a national park, now could be a good time to plan one.

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Xanterra sale booking page.
(Screenshot courtesy of Xanterra)

Xanterra is the concessioner for all accommodations inside some of the best U.S. national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. They are currently running a “Free to Travel” sale that could save you as much as 30%. Hit the website for deals on everything from lodges to train rides to cabins. Use the promo code “FREEDOM.”

webpage for Xanterra travel sale
(Screenshot courtesy of Xanterra)

We’re seeing deals and availability at Grand Canyon National ParkGlacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Death Valley National Park and Zion National Park.

You can save up to 30% on room rates inside Grand Canyon National Park lodges and stays and activities at several other national parks.

Do note that you will need to stay during the offseason from Halloween to March 10, 2022.

Here’s an option for the Grand Canyon from the website: “Stay inside the park at the Grand Canyon South Rim’s Historic Village, within walking distance of the rim of the Grand Canyon, as well as Lookout Studio and Hopi House. Take advantage of the secret season at the Grand Canyon and enjoy the park without the crowds!” 

Or you can stay at the Maswik Lodge for $181 instead of $259 a night.

Xanterra booking page for Grand Canyon
(Screenshot courtesy of Xanterra)
(Screenshot courtesy of Xanterra)

There’s also a decent deal for 30% off round-trip train tickets or lodging at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Xanterra describes it as, “Stay within walking distance of the Williams Depot and retro-cool Route 66 and then embark on a scenic journey aboard the Grand Canyon Railway to the Grand Canyon.”

Related: 6 ways visiting national parks is weird right now

There are 30% off stays in Zion, and similar discounts in Yellowstone. They’ve also got options for international travel including deals on airfare to Europe, Ireland tours and going on a Windstar cruise.

Go to for more deals.

If you’re not looking to use points to stay near a national park and you don’t want to camp, you may want to consider some of these deals.

Additional reporting by Katie Genter. 

Featured photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

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