Cliff Dwellers Lodge
Cliff Dwellers Lodge is at the base of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in one of the Western United States’ most spectacular settings. We are on the road that connects the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon. In addition, it’s an easy drive to several other National Parks, Monuments, Lake Powell, the Navajo and Hopi Nations.
Located adjacent to the Colorado River, fly-fishers, kayakers and river rafters travel from around the world to stay with us. In the past few years, people have discovered that our lodge provides the ideal base for Southwestern vacations. Come stay with us, dine with us, see the sights, raft the Colorado River, fly-fish Lees Ferry on the Colorado, watch the birds, hike, photograph sunsets or just relax. It’s your vacation and we are here to make it a good one.
Cliff Dwellers Lodge staff members have one mission – to do everything to make your visit a pleasant and memorable one. Whether you are a river runner, angler, or just traveling though, see for yourself that not only is the lodge surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on earth, but it offers an opportunity to meet some really nice people. If you visit us once, we know you will come back and see us again.
Cliff Dwellers Lodge was built in the early 1950s as lodging for Bill Green’s famous air boat trips up the Colorado River for adventurous travelers visiting Rainbow Bridge. Lees Ferry Anglers purchased the lodge in 2001 and immediately began renovation, remodeling and redecoration. It is appropriate that half a century after the lodge was built, it has returned to its roots: providing a fine lodging experience to a river-based business. Lees Ferry Anglers, a fly-fishing guide service and retail fly-fishing business, was founded in 1989 by the current owners, Terry & Wendy Gunn. In less than a decade, we grew our business into the largest fishing guide service in the U.S. We apply a simple successful strategy, with an understanding that exemplary customer service and a quality lodging experience results in return business.
“Just a note of thanks to all of you, for another trip made all the more enjoyable by your 1st class staff. As always, everything from the rooms to the meals and especially the service just added to the scenery and fishing.”