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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Phantom Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fargo, North Dakota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great destination after a long hike down the canyon. We stayed in the bunkhouses, 3 adult women, 3 adult men and 2 kids, ages 7 and 10. All the women in our bunk house(10 in all) we very friendly, its a tight space fyi! Everyone sleeps well after a big hike, the beds comfy and you get a towel... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phantom Ranch is one of the great treasures of the outdoors, combining natural splendor, architectural beauty, and historical significance. To stay there is a privilege. Too bad it's under the control of the Xanterra corporation, with a government-granted monopoly that the government can't seem to get out of. My experience started by phoning a year in advance at 7am sharp,... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Phantom Ranch. I do want to expand on a few of your comments which I hope are helpful. The demand for Phantom is overwhelming, and the Ranch is open year-round, 365 days a year. All supplies are brought in by mule, unless items are too large and we contract with NPS to fly them... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got into Phantom Ranch on a cancelation ( I just kept calling), and were so glad not to have to bring down our tent and camping gear. You can book a meal here if you are camping near by and there were a few campers lingering after dinner enjoying a drink and the cozy warm place. Staying in a... More 

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked rim to rim (bucket list - almost the bucket. I'm 71 and the temperature was 116 degrees)) and stayed ay Phantom Ranch for 2 nights. We had a cabin. It had 2 bunk beds , a sink and a toilet which was in a separate little room. The showers were in a close-by building. All... More 

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Lusby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If I had driven up to Phantom Ranch there would not be half the charm as having done such an amazing and for me challenging hike down the South Kaibab trail. To find such an oasis from any modern ammenities is really special. My only wish upon arrival was a greeting commitee with a presentation of some wine and snacks.... More 

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Alberta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

what an incredible experience ! the hikes were amazing and to be treated so good at this little oasis at the bottom was such a bonus. Took us 5 hours to hike down South Kaibab (stopping way to often for photo ops - in late october. We arrived at Phantom and after a very cold beer were immediately and happily... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on our Phantom Ranch. There is no place better for cold beverage. I am glad you had a memorable trip. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband & I were so fortunate to spend two nights at Phantom Ranch in October. The hike in and out of the Canyon was a bucket-list item for us, and we booked our Phantom reservation almost 13 months in advance. Despite that, we were unable to get a private cabin, so stayed in the bunkhouses. The bunkhouses are exactly... More 

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XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

I am glad you were able to experience Phantom Ranch, one of the great places on earth. Having been there, I agree that the available seating is a bit firm. I am sending your comments to our Rooms Director for any thoughts on improving. I think chair rentals are a great idea, but the Park Service has to approve all... More 

Carroll, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Less than 1% of the annual visitors to the Grand Canyon every make it to the bottom and Phantom Ranch. For those willing to take the extra few thousand steps to get to the bottom they will discover it is worth every step. The views from the bottom of the canyon are even more awe inspiring as the ones from... More 

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Maroa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Amazing experience! this was a trip of a life time and we couldn't ask for better food or service or scenery. Rangers talks were very entertaining and educational. I loved mailing the postcards that are brought up by mules.

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Alexandria, VA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was my fourth time at Phantom Ranch, which means I managed to hike out four times! Yes, when we go in April and May it's always very hot in the canyon (like over 100 degrees), but this time - October 1&2 -- the weather was ideal. We left the South Rim at dawn with temps in high 40s but... More 

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Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Location: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch

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