The Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise, which runs the facility, is an Enterprise of the Navajo Nation.
Navajo owned and operated, the Thunderbird Lodge is the only hotel in picturesque Canyon De Chelly. The staff are friendly Navajos who will make your stay truly comfortable and add to your experience of Navajoland. To get the most out of your visit, we invite you to “stay in Canyon De Chelly.”
Adjacent to the lodge is the Trading Post, which was built in 1896 and serves as the restaurant. Local foods are available in this historic atmosphere. The restaurant’s Navajo chefs blend traditional and non-Navajo cooking techniques to create a variety of Navajo and non-Navajo dishes. A cafeteria-style dinner is served seven days a week at this location.
The most popular way to see Canyon de Chelly is on one of our daily excursions. Our Navajo guides and vehicles are excellent, and both will offer you a journey that complements the scenery.