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Monument Valley's Premier Destination Resort

Goulding's
Resort & Tours

Monument Valley's Premier Destination Resort

Goulding's resort room with view of mountains

Monument Valley Rooms

Take in the breathtaking Valley views from a variety of lodging options, including contemporary rooms, spacious suites, and detached villas. All accommodations include modern amenities to help you explore, relax and unwind.

Goulding's tours photo of mountain during stop

Breathtaking Tours

Experience the sights, culture, and history of Monument Valley through one of Goulding’s exclusive tours. Travel along backroads and trails not usually open to the public while being introduced to the unique culture of the native Navajo people.

Goulding's RV's at RV park with buttes in distance

RV & Campgrounds

Relax under the starry sky while enjoying full RV hookups and tent sites, along with cable TV, wireless internet, full bathrooms, and a sun deck. Shuttle service connects campers to all Goulding’s amenities. Cabins also available.

White silhouette of Monument Valley mountains

Goulding's at Monument Valley

Enjoy the stunning southwestern sights of Monument Valley at Goulding’s Lodge – the area’s premier lodging and recreation destination. Whether you choose the lodge or RV park and campgrounds, expect endless views with resort-style amenities. But Goulding’s is so much more than just a place to rest. Feast on authentic southwestern and Navajo flavors in the Stagecoach Dining Room. Relax and rejuvenate in the indoor pool or on the sun deck. Commemorate your visit to the gift shop or pick up supplies at the on-site convenience store. Take a glimpse into the past at the Goulding’s Trading Post Museum or catch your favorite Western in the Earth Spirit Theater. A private airstrip is also available. Goulding’s is a can’t-miss destination in your southwest sightseeing adventure!

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Visiting Goulding's Resort & Tours?

Download a copy of our brochure to learn more about the amazing amenities and accommodations that Goulding's has to offer!

Interior view of Goulding's Museum

MUSEUM

Goulding’s Lodge is steeped in a rich history, from native Navajo trading to the iconic Western films that put Monument Valley on the map. The museum explores all aspects of the area over the last 90 years. Open to all visitors.

View of Stagecoach Restaurant and mountains behind

STAGECOACH RESTAURANT

Dine on delicious traditional Navajo and Southwestern cuisine while taking in the surrounding sights of the Valley. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a hillside setting, offering unparalleled views and a glimpse into the local culture.

Interior view of Goulding's Gift Shop

GIFT SHOP

Take home a memory from your Monument Valley adventure! The gift shop features handmade jewelry, pottery, rugs and more. All artwork is guaranteed authentic, made locally or regionally by Native Americans.

Get to know Goulding's

Goulding’s Lodge has been synonymous with Monument Valley for nearly a century. Harry and Leone (aka “Mike”) Goulding purchased land and started Goulding’s Trading Post in the 1920s. During the Great Depression, they saw an opportunity to bolster the local Navajo economy by bringing in movie production companies looking to film in the Southwest. Harry met with director John Ford, the wheels were immediately set in motion, and the film Stagecoach started production in Monument Valley soon after.

Since then, Goulding’s has hosted films crews, photographers, artists and tourists from around the world. The trading post has expanded to include a lodge, campsite, tour operation, restaurant, convenience store, and a private airstrip. The LaFont family bought Goulding’s Lodge in 1981 and continues to keep the amenities modern while honoring the rich American and Navajo history surrounded by iconic landmarks.

Black and white photo of Harry Goulding
John Wayne photo with Monuments in background

Hollywood Loves Monument Valley

From classic Westerns to modern favorites, Monument Valley has set the scenic stage for countless movies. Visit the museum to see behind-the-scenes photographs and learn more about Hollywood’s love of the Valley.

Harry Goulding standing on John Ford's Point in Monument Valley

Earth Spirit
Theatre

Sit back, relax and experience Monument Valley through the Western films that made it famous. Iconic John Wayne movies rotate and play throughout the day. Click to see the current schedule.

Happy couple after wedding in Monument Valley

Weddings
& Events

The breathtaking sights of Monument Valley are the perfect backdrop to weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. Contact Goulding's Lodge for availability, packages, and more information.

Smaller photo of airplane on air strip in Monument Valley

Airstrip at Goulding's Monument Valley

Fly in to see the scenic southwestern sights of Monument Valley and land on Goulding’s exclusive airstrip, one of the few in the area. Fuel and supplies also available. Click for details.

COME FOR THE VIEW, STAY FOR THE COMFORT

See what others are saying about their stay at Goulding's Monument Valley

Summer Vacation 2018

Loved it with a CAPITAL "L" This area is best described as majestic. Beautiful, Iconic Bluffs and Mesa. Forrest Gump Highway is near here. Took the sunrise tour. I was going to do the drive myself, glad I sprung for the cash and had somebody else do the driving. We went from here to Page Az, then to South Entry of Grand Canyon. If you love BIG Nature. Take the trip. We stayed at Goulding's 1 night and had a cabin near the Store / Gas station just a bit down the road. Excellent, comfortable, backed the rental car up to the back door of the cabin and unloaded the cooler and suitcase. Could not have been easier.

Sunrise tour of Monument Valley

Our family took the sunrise tour of Monument Valley and were thrilled with the scenery and "photo ops." The ride was a bit rough over unpaved roads through the valley itself. The guide was Navajo and grew up locally so she showed us all the highlights and more. She told us local stories and made sure we were at a good angle to catch the sunrise at the Mittens. Expensive tour, but worth it!

The View is Monument Valley

We stayed here after visiting 4 Corners and Mexican Hat. We arrived in time to take an afternoon tour which we did. We had dinner at their restaurant and a free movie featuring westerns that were shot in Monument valley, the showed Stage Coach this night. The room was big and comfortable and had a view of Monument Valley!! A nice place to stay!

Best hotel we stayed in on our whole trip to the USA

Great rooms - all of which have an incredible view of monument valley from their balcony. Really amazing food served at the lodge’s restaurant and friendly staff. A few shops etc nearby, not too much of an issue but something to note is that you can’t purchase alcohol anywhere on the reserve (nearest place 16 miles away) including inside the restaurant. Great experience

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