We’re not ones to brag, but …

2014

  • Grand Canyon Lodges:  El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, Kachina Lodge and Phantom                    Ranch -  2014 Certificates of Excellence, Trip Adviser
  • Yellowstone National Park Lodges: Old Faithful Inn and Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins2014 Certificates of Excellence, Trip Adviser 
  • Ohio State Park Lodges: Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Mohican State Park Lodge2014 Certificates of ExcellenceTrip Adviser
  •  Zion National Park Lodge - 2014 Certificates of Excellence, Trip Adviser 
  • Crater Lake National Park Lodge - 2014 Certificates of Excellence, Trip Adviser

2013

  • VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations – Ranked fourth in the world, Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards
  • Windstar Cruises – Ranked third in the world, Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards

2012

  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Leader in Sustainable Tourism Gold Award Winner, Hotel Sales & Marketing International, sponsored by National Geographic Traveler
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Top Company of the Year Award, Colorado Biz Magazine
  • Mt. Rushmore – Recipient of 2012 National NPS Environmental Achievement Award for superior accomplishments in sustainable operations in support of NPS’s commitment to sustaining and preserving natural resources
  • Austin Adventures – Top 5 Best Tour and Safari Operators in the World, Travel + Leisure
  • Austin Adventures – Global Vision Award Winner, Travel + Leisure
  • Grand Canyon Railway – Environmental Achievement Award, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Grand Canyon Railway – Environmental Achievement Award for Greening a Railroad Operation, National Park Service
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Xanterra’s Environmental Achievements, National Park ServiceNational Park Service
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial – 2011 Friends of the Faces Award, Mount Rushmore Society
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial Governor’s Great Service Star Award, Governor’s office South Dakota
  • VBT – World’s Best Readers’ Poll #13, Travel + Leisure
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Zion Lodge Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Initiative, National Park Service’
  • Zion National Park – Green Seal Certification, Green Seal
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Sustainability Index and Scorecard, National Park Service

2011

  • Grand Canyon Railway – Environmental Achievement Award, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Grand Canyon Railway – Environmental Achievement Award for Greening a Railroad Operation, National Park Service
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Xanterra’s Environmental Achievements, National Park Service
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Zion Lodge Vehicle Fleet Efficiency Initiative, National Park Service
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Sustainability Index and Scorecard, National Park Service

2010

  • Yellowstone National Park – Green Earthkeeping Award, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Austin Adventures – World’s Best Awards #2 Tour Operator in the World, Travel + Leisure
  • Austin Adventures – World’s Top Adventure Trips, Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure Best Life-Changing Trips
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial Governor’s Great Service Star Award, Governor’s office South Dakota
  • VBT – World’s Best Readers’ Poll #4, Travel + Leisure

2009

  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Zion Lodge Sustainability Program, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Waste Reduction at Phantom Ranch, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Grease Recycling to Heat Buildings, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Zion Green Team Water Bottle Ban Project, National Park Service
  • Zion National Park – Green Business of the Year Overall for Zion Lodge Green Suites and Water Bottle Ban Programs, Utah Business Magazine
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Onsite Grease Recycling to Heat Buildings, National Park Service
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Phantom Ranch Composting and Waste Reduction Program, National Park Service

2008

  • Grand Canyon National Park – Stars of the Industry Award, Good Earthkeeping Award for Phantom Ranch, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Death Valley National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for One-Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Installation, National Park Service
  • Death Valley National Park – Flex Your Power Award: Demand Response Category for Solar PV Installation, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Zion National Park – Global Hospitality and Design Award: Sustainable Hotel of the Year for Zion Lodge, HotelWorld
  • Zion National Park – Clean Utah! Award for Zion Lodge, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • Austin Adventures – Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, National Geographic Adventure
  • Austin Adventures – World’s Best New Trips, National Geographic Adventure
  • Austin Adventures – Best Adventure Trips of 2008, Concierge.com
  • Austin Adventures – 15 Best Bike Trips, Bicycling Magazine
  • Austin Adventures – Communicator Award of Distinction for company website, International Academy of the Visual Arts
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial Governor’s Great Service Star Award, Governor’s office South Dakota

2007

  • Crater Lake National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Crater Lake Sustainable Design, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Grand Canyon South Rim Green Purchasing and Painted Desert Oasis Waste Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Rocky Mountain National Park – Gold Environmental Achievement Award, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Yellowstone National Park – Odyssey Award in Partnership with National Geographic Museum “Geotourism Award for Sustaining the Environment of a Place”, Travel Industry Association
  • Crater Lake National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for LEED-Silver Certified Sustainable Design and Construction of Annie Creek Restaurant, National Park Service
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Performance Track for Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Petrified National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for “Taking Waste Management to the Highest Level”, National Park Service
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Innovative Green Purchasing, National Park Service
  • Austin Adventures – World’s Best New Trips, National Geographic Adventure
  • Austin Adventures – 50 Tours of a Lifetime, National Geographic Traveler
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Performance Track for Grand Canyon South Rim

2006

  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for EPA Region 8, Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Interior – Environmental Achievement Award, Yellowstone National Park and Concessioner Employees, Montana and Wyoming Departments of Environmental Quality, and Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Environmental Stewardship at Yellowstone National Park and the greater Yellowstone area
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Zion Lodge Environmental Stewardship, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems, Infrastructure and Training Award, National Registry of Environmental Professionals
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – National Environmental Performance Track Corporate Leader Award for Exceptional Environmental Performance, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Green Purchasing Gold Achievement Award for Grand Canyon South Rim WasteWise Program, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Zion Lodge Environmental Programs, National Park Service
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Concessioner Team Efforts for Waste Reduction, National Park Service
  • Austin Adventures – World’s Best New Trips, National Geographic Adventure

2005

  • Yellowstone National Park – Stars of the Industry Award – Good Earthkeeping Award for Energy, Waste, Sustainable Design and Water Conservation, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Adrian Award for Green Marketing, Hospitality Sale and Marketing Association International
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (First Place) for LEED-Certified Sustainable Design of Housing, National Park Service
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for On-Site Camper Propane Bottle Recovery Unit, Hazardous Materials Management Association
  • Yellowstone National Park – Innovation in Design Award for LEED-Certified Housing, Environmental Design and Construction Magazine
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Top Company of the Year Award Finalist, Colorado Biz Magazine

2004

  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Environmental Achievement Award, American Society of Travel Agents
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – International Green Apple Award for Company-Wide Sustainability Efforts, Charter Institute of Environmental Health, Environment Agency, Great Britain
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Silver Environmental Achievement Award for Sustainability Reporting and Pollution Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Governor’s Pride in Arizona Award for Recycling Waste Management at Grand Canyon South Rim, State of Arizona
  • Yellowstone National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Environmental Performance in Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award for Environmental Performance in Environmental Management Systems, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Zion National Park – Outstanding Achievement in Pollution Prevention, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (First Place) for Grand Canyon South Rim Waste Management and Recycling, National Park Service
  • Zion National Park – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Environmental Management Systems, National Park Service
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Odyssey Award for Environmental Performance (Finalist) for Company-Wide Environmental Programs, Travel Industry Association
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Ecotourism Award (Honorable Mention) for Grand Canyon South Rim, Condé Nast Magazine
  • Austin Adventures – Top 10 Adventure Companies, Diversion Magazine

2003

  • Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona Preservation Award for Environmentally Sensitive Tourism at Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona Governor’s Tourism Award
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Environmental Achievement Award (Honorable Mention) for Environmental Programs, National Park Service
  • Austin Adventures – Annual Catalog Awards – Silver Medal in Travel Category, Catalog Age

Property Environmental Certifications

ISO 14001 EMS Certifications

  • Everglades National Park, 2005
  • Petrified Forest National Park, 2004
  • Yellowstone National Park, 2004
  • South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, 2004
  • Death Valley National Park (Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort and Scotty’s Castle), 2004
  • Crater Lake National Park, 2004
  • North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, 2003
  • Zion National Park, 2003
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 2002

Clean Marina Certification

  • Everglades National Park Marina, Florida Department of Environmental Quality
  • Geneva Marina Park, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Maumee Bay State Park Marina, Ohio Department of Environmental Quality

U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification

  • Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop, Crater Lake National Park
  • Yellowstone Employee Housing

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS)

  • Furnace Creek Golf Course, Death Valley

Chain of Custody Certification

  • Marine Stewardship Council

National Environmental Performance Track, Environmental Protection Agency

  • Zion National Park
  • Grand Canyon North Rim
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Grand Canyon South Rim

EPA Energy Star Partner

  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Credits

  • Zion National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Yellowstone National Park

Trip Advisor GreenLeaders

  • Yellowstone National Park Lodges
  • Zion National Park Lodge
  • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Ohio

Green Restaurant Certification

  • Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Green Seal

  • Zion National Park – Green Seal (GS-33) Gold Level Certification,