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Forever Resorts Serving Up Regional Dishes

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

If you are starting to plan for a Spring Break trip with the family or yourself and some friends, Forever Resorts has recently announced their regional menu items. What better way to truly experience an areas culture and cuisine? Ini addition to an array of great resorts and marinas, the company also features special outdoor adventure packages, perfect for couples or the whole family.

Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, operates lodges and restaurants in some of the country’s most revered park lands. At all of these restaurants, guests experience an array of distinctive dishes, consisting of those influenced by the specific region and its indigenous inhabitants.

“Our company is committed to offering not only sustainable business practices in each of our park destinations, but also a culinary experience representative of the local area and its traditions,” explained Rod Taylor, vice president, Forever Resorts.


Forever Resorts’ Park-Inspired Dishes

Badlands National Park

Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge | 20615 S. Dakota Hwy 240 | Interior | SD | 57750 | 605.433.5460

Enjoy the best that Badlands National Park has to offer at Cedar Pass Lodge, featuring all new cabins to put you you right in the heart of the all the scenery. Constructed to resemble the original cabins built in 1928 at Cedar Pass, these eco-friendly cabins are built to Gold LEED Standards making them the perfect way to enjoy the more than 244,000 acres of Badlands National Park. Learn more about their new cabins as well as other Cedar Pass Lodge amenities by visiting their site.

Forever Resorts | Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge | Sioux Indian TacosSioux Indian Tacos | House-made, fluffy Indian fry bread topped with refried beans, buffalo meat (or spicy black bean burger for vegetarians) and topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar and black olives.

Big Bend National Park 

Chisos Mountains Lodge | Big Bend National Park | Basin Rural Station | Big Bend National Park | TX | 79834 | 432.477.2292

In the heart of Big Bend National Park, you’ll find the uniquely located Chisos Mountains Lodge nestled in the basin of the majestic Chisos Mountains. As the only lodging in the park, our accommodations provide modern comforts with our famous Texas hospitality. Our guests are treated to stunning scenery and serenity, as well as a vast undisturbed wilderness, all within a quick walking distance to our services and easy access to many of the park’s world famous hiking trails.

Once you visit the Chisos Mountains Lodge, you will also experience Civilian Conservation Corps history. In the early 1930’s, crews built the 7 mile stretch that is now known as the Basin road using only picks, shovels, rakes, and a dump truck that they loaded by hand. By 1941, a second camp built the Lost Mine Trail and the 6 Roosevelt Stone Cottages that are still in use today.

Black Bean Chili and Cheese Burrito | Bell peppers, onions, cheese and black bean chili-stuffed flour tortilla topped with chili and cheese, served with refried beans, rice, sour cream and salsa.

Bryce Canyon National Park

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon | Bryce Canyon National Park | Box 640041 | Bryce | UT | 84764 | 435.834.8700

The historic Lodge at Bryce Canyon offers unrivaled access to breathtaking views, world-class hiking trails, and a tranquil wilderness. As the only lodging within the national park, all of our facilities are just steps from the Bryce Amphitheater; featuring stunning ancient rock formations that you have to see to believe. Opened in 1925, The Lodge is one of Bryce Canyon National Park’s architectural treasures. It was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, who defined the rustic style of beloved sites such as Old Faithful Lodge at Yellowstone, the Ahwanee at Yosemite, and Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. The Lodge at Bryce Canyon remains a completely original structure and has been carefully maintained with an emphasis towards modern comfort while preserving the look and feel of one of the first western park lodges in the United States.

Forever Resorts | The Lodge at Bryce Canyon | Elk ChiliElk Chili | Ground elk in a white bean chili, garnished with shredded cheddar and jack cheese.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim | Grand Canyon National Park| AZ-67  | North Rim | AZ | 86052 | 877.386.4383

When it comes to experiencing nature on it’s grandest scale, look no further than Grand Canyon Lodge located in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Here, at the North Rim of the canyon, you can experience what few get to enjoy, with incomparable formations and scenic views of this 7th wonder of the world.

During your stay settle into a western log cabin or a timbered guest room, which are just a short distance from the recreational activities that the canyon has to offer, including hiking trails, mule rides and exploring the local flora & fauna. The history and scenery of the Grand Canyon speak for itself, so book your visit today and discover Arizona’s premiere landmark.

Sugarloaf Bison Flank Steak | Sage, honey and citrus-rubbed and grilled to order. Served thinly sliced, topped with a red wine demi-glace and accompanied by butter-herb roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.

Grand Tetons National Park

Signal Mountain Lodge & Marina | PO BOX 50| Moran | Wyoming | 83013 | 307.543.2831

In the heart of Grand Teton National Park you’ll find unique lakeside lodging at Signal Mountain Lodge – the only lakefront accommodations in the park. Stay amidst the beauty of the Teton Range in a variety of lodging accommodations, from rustic one-room mountain cabin units, to suite style units with views and kitchenettes.

Adventures and scenic beauty are plentiful in the local Jackson Hole and National Park area. Jackson Lake and the Snake River provide popular water-based activities including fishing, scenic river float trips, canoeing and kayaking. Guided fishing trips and a variety of boat rentals are also available.

Forever Resorts | Signal Mountain Lodge | Surrounding Peaks BurgerThe Surrounding Peaks Burger | Lockhart Cattle Company ground beef (Jackson, Wyoming), Persephone Bakery bun (Jackson, Wyoming), Manwaring elkhorn cheese (Rigby, Idaho), housemade mayo, arugula, homemade bacon relish, house-cut steak fries, homemade pickles.

Isle Royale National Park

Rock Harbor Lodge at Isle Royale | PO Box 605 | Houghton | MI | 49931 | 906.337.4993

Experience the northwoods at remote Isle Royale National Park, located in northwestern Lake Superior. One of the least visited National Parks, Isle Royale is accessible only by boat or seaplane. The Park is home to moose, wolves, loons, beaver, fox, and other small mammals and birdlife. Lake Superior and the island’s inland lakes offer excellent fishing and photographic sites for viewing pristine forest and waterways. Diving opportunities abound to many shipwrecks of Lake Superior.

Rock Harbor Lodge provides visitors accommodations in this unique National Park. Located along the shore of Lake Superior, Rock Harbor Lodge has rooms with private baths, housekeeping cottages, and services include a dining room, snack bar, gift shop, dockside store, marina, rental motor boats, kayaks and canoes, guided fishing and sightseeing tours.

Forever Resorts | Rock Harbor Lodge | Superior Lake TroutSuperior Lake Trout | Eight-ounce grilled filet fresh-caught from Lake Superior, oven baked with lemon and herbs and served with daily vegetable and wild rice pilaf.

So where will your sense of adventure take you this year?

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© Taryn Jeffries 2017

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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