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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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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had tried previously four times, each time calling Xanterra on the first day of the month thirteen months prior to our visit, before we were successful in making a reservation. We were in the bunkhouses. There are four of them, two male and two female, each sleeps ten. Sheets blankets and towels are provided. There is one large hook... More 

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Phila, PA
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18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is true what they say about persistent calling. After several calls I was able to get reservations in the dorms for man and woman and after several more calls I was able to get dinner- stew. We stayed the day after Thanksgiving and I heard that if I was even more persistent I may have been able to get... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire adventure exceeded our expectations. From the spectacular scenery, the North Rim lodge, the 4 hour shuttle and the wonderful Phantom Ranch dinner and lodging ... it was a 10 out of 10. We've hiked all over the world, and I would definitely consider the Grand Canyon and Phantom Ranch worthy of your vacation time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim (north to south) in September. We're old (sixties) so spread it out over 3 days....unlike the manic folk who do the 24 miles in one day. So our middle day was spent exploring the canyon floor and hiking up some side trails. Got the full Phantom Ranch experience: One night in a cabin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll get the important stuff out first. Phantom Ranch is a great way to spend a night in the canyon. I generally would prefer to camp, but our travel schedule kept us from being able to bring our gear and this was a great alternative. Unseasonably cold temperatures occurred during our trip, but the canteen and bunk rooms were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (3 of us - Mum, Dad & 15 year old son) hiked down here on Christamas Eve, spent two nights in a cabin and hiked back out on Boxing Day. It was one of the most magical Christmases I have ever had. A beautiful setting with a friendly atmosphere. The time we spent at Phantom Ranch was mixed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We booked the overnight mule ride package and stayed two nights at Phantom Ranch. From start to finish our adventure was top notch. We were very well-cared for. The cabins at Phantom are extremely clean and well-maintained. The bunkbeds are comfy and the cabins are heated. Ours had its own private bathroom. The family-style meals are hearty, delicious, and generous.... More 

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washington DC
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There is no place on Earth like Phantom Ranch. Amazing scenery, delicious food, friendly staff, clean cabins, comfy beds/bedding, hot showers, i could go on. Last week was my 2nd stay at Phantom and it did not disappoint. After a grueling hike down kaibab, the steak dinner and warm bed at Phantom was just what I needed. See you in... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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39 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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38 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

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 

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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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