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Phantom Ranch

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North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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  • Location
    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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South Bend, Indiana
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ambiance of Phantom Ranch is tough to beat. The staff is highly welcoming, and your fellow guests are hikers, not tourists in search of selfies (a nice change of pace compared to the tourism mecca that is the South Rim). The ranch itself is very rustic and sits in a tree-filled oasis next to a stream. Wading in the... More 

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the mule ride down to Phantom Ranch amazing place, it is so worth the ride or hike to get here. The cabins are cute and quaint with air and flush toilet. There is a shower house. The creek is so refreshing to sit in. The food here is better than some of the steak houses in Chicago. The... More 

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texas
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Phantom Ranch while doing a rim to rim hike. Glad to have the accommodations as opposed to hiking in with camping gear. Stayed in the dorm. there were 5 sets of bunk beds in our cabin. There was also a good shower and a flushing toilet. the hike was during August and the valley of the canyon can... More 

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South Cave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 from the UK who successfully completed the rim-to-rim hike in July 2015. Phantom Ranch was a welcome sight as it came into view at the end of our very challenging and rewarding hike down the North Kaibab Trail. We booked our cabin 13 months in advance and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Check in time is 12:30--important to know as you will be tired! We self-booked and didn't use a guide. The cabin was $119. 1. We were able to book 2 WEEKS OUT by calling for a cancellation--we booked 3 Grand Canyon hotels this way and it was fantastic. We stayed in the Bright Angel Lodge the night before our hike,... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came here on a bucket trip for my wife. Took a mule ride on the 10 mile Bright Angel Trail. When we got to Phatom Ranch I was knocked out tired from the Mule ride. We were greeted with ice water and a little speech by the manager. Our cabin was rustic at best. Featured 2 bunk beds, a sink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I did the mule ride as a kid with my family back in the mid 80's. Took my kids in 2015. The mule ride was challenging - your bottom will be sore. The guides were fantastic. Helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. They really took care of my family. The ranch at the bottom is quite unique. The creek along the ranch... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Phantom Ranch was a lovely spot to recover from our South Kaibab hike. The staff was friendly and professional. Naomi Jo was especially kind to our family. The beautiful Bright Angel Creek was a welcome spot to relax in during the heat of the day. The meals were good and plentiful. A special thanks to all who helped us there... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A place to stay after a long hike into the canyon. I arrived at Phantom Ranch at 3:10 pm. After hiking 15 miles (From the North Rim with a diversion to Ribbon Falls). It was great to stagger into the canteen and order an ice cold lemonade. After all I had just hiked through the box during the hottest part... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great 2 night stay at Phantom with only a minor downside that I will explain but that was no fault of the ranch. You’re at the bottom to the Grand Canyon – views and scenery is amazing! There is an ice cold creek to sit in when it’s hot (it was 114 when we were there). Cabins are cozy, rustic... More 

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