Skip to main content
  • Sailboat

    Our Mission

    Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint

Twelve Values Fundamental To Our Success

Legendary hospitality speaks to Xanterra’s heritage of welcoming and hosting guests in legendary places like the Grand Canyon even before it was designated as a national park. A softer footprint speaks to our mission of sustainability so that future generations may have the same privilege of visiting and enjoying the special places that we are fortunate to own or operate.

 

  • Leadership: Lead by example. Encourage, praise and inspire others.
  • Respect: Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Candor: Commit to candid and honest dialogue, delivered and received with respect and without fear of reprisal.

 

  • Guest Service: Provide services and products that create memorable experiences while continually exceeding guest expectations.
  • Attitude: Be positive. Work hard and never give up. Enjoy what you do.
  • Teamwork: Be a team player. Our success depends on highly motivated, committed and competent people who share our vision and work together to attain it.

 

  • Environment: Protect the environment. This is vital and part of everyone’s job.
  • Community: Be good citizens and good neighbors.
  • Innovation: Embrace alternative thinking, responsible risk-taking and continuous improvement.

 

  • Health & Balance: Live a healthy lifestyle that balances personal and professional responsibilities.
  • Honesty & Integrity: Practice honesty and integrity in all business and personal dealings.
  • Profitability: It is everyone’s job to contribute to Xanterra’s sustained financial success, which allows us to invest and preserve our beautiful places on earth.

Trending Stories

Read All Stories
Xanterra’s 2022 Our Softer Footprint Awards

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

2022 Our Softer Footprint Award Winners

Always Onboard With Sustainability

Couples / Families / Seniors / National Park / Sustainability

Always Onboard With Sustainability

Fresh Forward Sustainable Food Program

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Tours / Sustainability

Fresh Forward Sustainable Food Program

Sailboat

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

See the Best of the Best With The Xanterra Travel Collection

Anytime is the Right Time to Take a Vacation

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Culture & History / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

National Parks: A Perfect Vacation for All Ages

Wind Down, Wise Up

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Sustainability

Wind Down, Wise Up

Sensational Alaska Experiences

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Sensational Alaska Experiences

Roadtrip Bingo

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Roadtrip Bingo

Steam Engine Train

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Sustainability

Treading With a Softer Footprint

The Icons of the Xanterra Travel Collection

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Icons of the Xanterra Travel Collection

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

How Composting Apples is Helping Preserve the Grand Canyon

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Montana Welcomes Back the Prairie Grass

The Grand Canyon’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Grand Canyon’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

Where to Visit: 9 Beautiful Places to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Road Trips: Best Scenic Drives in the National Parks

Grand Canyon: Where the Birds Are

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Grand Canyon: Where the Birds Are

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability

The Inn at Death Valley: Desert Dining Dream

Rooms with a View: The Best Grand Canyon Lodging

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Rooms with a View: The Best Grand Canyon Lodging

Northern Exposure: Canadian Getaways That Will Leave You Speechless

Couples / Families / Solo / National Park / Tours / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Northern Exposure: Canadian Getaways That Will Leave You Speechless

The Real Reason You Should Visit Death Valley in Winter

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Good Life in Death Valley

Picture Perfect: Best Views in the National Parks

Couples / Families / Solo / National Park / Tours / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Picture Perfect: Best Views in the National Parks

Respecting the Past, Embracing the Future

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Sustainability

Respecting the Past, Embracing the Future

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

The Oasis at Death Valley: Preserving the Past While Upgrading for the Future

How the Waste Was Won

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

How the Waste Was Won

Changing Course: Conserving Water at Grand Canyon

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Changing Course: Conserving Water at Grand Canyon

River

Sustainability

How Xanterra National Park Lodges Are Saving Water

Amazing African Adventures to Have Right Now

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Best African Safari for Every Interest

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

An Oasis of Water-Saving Measures

Picture Perfect: Best Views in the National Parks

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Turning Food into Flowers and Cooking Oil into Fuel

Seven Vacation Dining Experiences You’ll be Talking About for Years

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Seven Vacation Dining Experiences You’ll be Talking About for Years

Yellowstone’s New Canyon Lodges Go Green

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Yellowstone’s New Canyon Lodges Go Green

3 Perfect Days: The Oasis at Death Valley

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Grand Canyon After Dark

Taste the Regions of Italy Through These Five Italian Wines

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Taste the Regions of Italy Through These Five Italian Wines

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability

Choose to be Straw Free

Farm-to-Table in Yellowstone National Park

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Culture & History / Sustainability

Farm-to-Table in Yellowstone National Park

Rock on with the Grand Canyon Railway!

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Mules, Trains, Boats and Bears! Grand Adventures in the Grand Canyon

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Incredible Green Machine

5 Reasons Why Yellowstone is Super in Springtime

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Value of Fires to Yellowstone National Park

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Bug-Damaged Wood Becomes Beautiful Furniture

Working (and Living) on the Edge: Grand Canyon’s Unusual Occupations

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability

Go Carless at the Grand Canyon

Secrets of Winter Wildlife Watching in Yellowstone

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability

The Call of the Wild at Yellowstone

Tasting Nature: Farm-to- Table Dining at the National Parks

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Tasting Nature: Farm-to- Table Dining at the National Parks

What to Know Before You Hike the Grand Canyon

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Pioneer Woman: Mary Colter

Celebrate Your Special Occasion in Death Valley

Couples / Families / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Pursue Your Passion on a Learning Vacation

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

The Animal Kingdom: 4 Great Experiences

Hiring! Seasonal Jobs in the National Parks

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Giving Back at Glacier

Secret Europe: Discover its Best Hidden Places this Summer

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Tours / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Secret Europe: Discover its Best Hidden Places this Summer

River

Couples / Seniors / Solo / Cruise / National Park / Active / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability

Harvest Delights: Europe’s Best Fall Food Destinations

5 Iconic Experiences at the Grand Canyon

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Active / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Camping Dos & Don’ts in the National Parks

Let’s Get Physical: Active Vacations That Push the Boundaries

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / Tours / Active / Health & Wellness / Luxury / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Let’s Get Physical: Active Vacations That Push the Boundaries

Recycled Waste Vegetable Oil Powers Historic Steam Train

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Culture & History / Health & Wellness / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Recycled Waste Vegetable Oil Powers Historic Steam Train

Disposable Water Bottles in the National Parks: My Retro Canteen

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Health & Wellness / Sustainability / Travel Tips

Disposable Water Bottles in the National Parks: My Retro Canteen

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Luxury / Sustainability

Water Conservation at Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley National Park

River

Couples / Families / Seniors / Solo / National Park / Sustainability

Earth Week with Xanterra