About Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Open all year, Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Zion National Park offers the only “in-the-park lodging”. We are authorized by the National Park Service to provide many visitor services within the park:

  • Lodging
  • Dining
  • Unique Shopping
  • National Park Operations
    • Crater Lake National Park
    • Death Valley National Park
    • Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    • Petrified Forest National Park
    • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Yellowstone National Park
    • Zion National Park

    State Park Operations

    • Ohio State Park Lodges
    • Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center
    • Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center
    • Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
    • Punderson Manor Lodge and Conference Center
    • Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
    • Geneva State Park Marina

    Resorts & Other Holdings

    • Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley, California
    • Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona

    Xanterra Kingsmill, LLC

    • Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA

    Windstar Cruises, LLC

    • Windstar Cruises, Seattle, WA

    The Road to Xanterra

    Our Company philosophy of warm and friendly hospitality began 135 years ago with Fred Harvey, a 19th century visionary who provided weary travelers on the Santa Fe Railroad with a warm bed and a home-cooked meal. Today, we are the largest park management company in the nation, with operations spanning from Yellowstone to Grand Canyon, and we remain true to the legacy of simple hospitality established by Fred Harvey.

    Our name “Xanterra” is derived from “Xanadu,” originated in the poem Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who depicts Xanadu as an idyllic and beautiful paradise, and from “terra,” the Latin word for earth. Thus, the name means “beautiful places on earth.”

    At Xanterra we recognize the interdependence between our resorts and the natural environment and we are committed to the preservation and protection of the environment in each of our “beautiful places on earth.” For this reason, we’ve:

    • Banned endangered fish from all our menus
    • Installed emission controls on our tour buses
    • Reduced our global greenhouse gas emissions
    • Reduced our energy and water consumption.

    And, we will continue to set the standard for ecologically sound resorts that complement, not harm, their natural surroundings.