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Phantom Ranch

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked to Phantom Ranch and had a once-in-a-life experience. Rustic cabins built in the early 1900s set amongst the cottonwood trees and a babbling ice cold creek. Setting was jaw dropping and the hospitality fantastic. Although it is a workout like no other to get there and back we wouldn't trade the experience for the world! Expect a wonderful...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a terrific decision to make thirteen months ago to make reservations! The night before was stressful, signing the death warrant made us a little wary until the wrangler told us more people die hiking than riding a mule. The ride down took its toll on our buttocks, but the tenderness was well worth the breathtaking views. There simply is...

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After hiking down the canyon, Phantom Ranch was an amazing experience. I put my name on the cancelation list at Bright Angel Transport desk the night before, and that morning I got word that someone had cancelled and I had a spot in the dorm! You can only get to Phantom Ranch by hiking or riding a mule. I hiked....

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Little Brickhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the middle of a peaceful valley at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is a truly beautiful ranch and one of life's hidden gems. Clean, in fact very clean, and run by ten or so fantastic and enthusiastic staff members ( who hike in and out every ten days) this ranch best all my expectations. The good was...

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Limassol
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The only ways to get here are to either hike down the canyon, or take a mule ride. Once down, you are rewarded with a little oasis situated alongside Bright Angel Creek, with plenty of shade. There are some easy walks from here to scenic locations nearby, or you can just chill and enjoy the tranquility. From here it's possible...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is as close you can get to finding an oasis in the middle of the desert. One of the most remote lodges in all of America, Phantom Ranch cannot be missed if you are hiking the Bright Angel trail or are doing the rim to rim. In fact for rim to rim hikers it is highly recommended you get...

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Eatonville, Washington
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch is a great way to see the Canyon. It's far more scenic than I expected. Phantom Ranch is a quaint oasis on the trail. Rustic amenities & a great staff make it a wonderful stop. The highlight is the ice cream. The French Vanilla is my favorite. This alone is worth the 10...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to get a single men's bunk in the dorm on two weeks notice. Dorms are basic. Ten beds share one toilet and shower. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. Also, plan on getting up early, and if you're getting breakfast, you might as well take the early seating. Some people inevitably will be getting the early...

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Bedford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 February 2017

So the big deal about Phantom Ranch is that it's the only place to stay in the bottom of the canyon unless you're camping out. That being said, the ranch is great because you get a bed and food. It's a lot like being at adult camp. It is much easier to get reservations around now (February) and I would...

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Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, along Bright Angel Creek (a tributary of the Colorado River), the Phantom Ranch is a must-stay when visiting the area. The canyon is beautiful beyond words, but most people stay at the rim and never venture much further than that. Fewer than 1% of the annual 5 million visitors to the park...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom is the only lodging below the canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: $66 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Phantom Ranch 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch
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“If you're staying the dorms, start your hike early - as the bunk beds are first come first served.”
Sandita_travels, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Cabins are obviously more private, but dorms perfectly acceptable, with 5 2-berth bunks (one above the other) in each dorm.”
524SteveC, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want a good room book at least a year in advance”
RaktimRay, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can get a cabin do it! The dorms are very tight.”
genmackenzie, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good”
  • 2 room bunk cabin
worrellj2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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