There are many hotels and resorts owned by Indigenous people in the US. Many tribes and communities can be found in between the areas of pristine wilderness and the National Parks. The properties owned and managed by indigenous people are as varied as the communities themselves.
This Native American Heritage month is a great time to come for the cultural education and the unforgettable vacation.
One of the largest purchases ever made by a Native American tribe was the acquisition of Hard Rock International by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
The tribe owns and operates several hotels, including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Guitar Hotel is a place where live music and light shows are held.
There are over 1,200 guest rooms, a casino and a spa at the property. While the resort is not on the beach, it has done a good job of creating a watery playground along an expanse that stretches the length of three football fields.
Guests of the Hualapai Tribe can stay at the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation and its attractions in Grand Canyon West.
The best place to stay at the canyon's west entrance is the Cabins at Grand Canyon West.
Some of the cabins can sleep up to six people and all have porches where you can enjoy the views. You can either spend your days floating down the Colorado River or check out the Skywalk, a glass bridge that spans over the canyon.
Hualapai Lodge is a great base for exploring the western entrance of the Grand Canyon from the hotel's location along Route 66.
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The only Native American owned hotel in Santa Fe is the Hotel Santa Fe.
The hotel is in the center of the city. The tribe built its resort here to appeal to visitors as a meeting venue that has close ties to Native culture.
Guests can enjoy a private dining experience in a teepee at the on-site restaurant Amaya. The rooms and hallways of the hotel have artwork from the tribe.
It is possible to get an energy work treatment at the hotel's spa, which uses ingredients like white sage and wild pinon bark.
There is no other place like the Top of the World Hotel in Utqiagvik, Alaska, where you can see the intersection of the two. The property in the northernmost city of the US is owned by a non-profit organization.
In addition to meeting the local Iupiat people and learning about their culture through drumming performances, hunting stories and other experiences, you can also take a tour of the North Slope and see the northern lights and polar bears.
The hotel is clean and easy to stay in. You are here for the amazing nature and the chance to learn from the people who know this land best.
Few Pacific Northwest lodges mix ease of access from a major city with the wilderness that awaits guests at the Salish Lodge and Spa. It's from the TV series "Twin Peaks".
Each guest room at the property has a gas fireplace, lavender and mint bath amenities, a copper kettle and pour-over coffee service, and a pillow menu to ensure a good night's sleep.
The timber and glass spa has soaking pools, saunas and steam rooms that will make you want to stay longer.
The Alaska Native owned Cape Fox Lodge is a great base for exploring Southeast Alaska in a deeper way than a cruise ship can.
All rooms at the hotel have either sea or mountain views, and are spread across the main lodge and three detached lodges. Alaskan king crab and halibut can be found in the hotel's main restaurant, along with reindeer sausage and bison dishes.
Go fishing in the salmon capital of the world, take a tour of nearby Totem parks, or even scout for wildlife while you're there.
One of the largest casino floors in the state of California is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseo Indians.
It is an hour's drive from San Diego and 90 minutes from Los Angeles to see the cultural installations in the hotel's lobby.
The golf course is named after Native American history. Native Kichaa can be seen at hole five along the gorgeous, links-style course that winds through natural canyons.
The sister property, Temecula Creek Inn, has just 127 rooms and an on-site vegetable and herb garden that is a delight to visit.