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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We tried to get reservations for a cabin at Phantom Ranch for 4 years, and finally got one this May. The hike down was really hard for us and we arrived exhausted and with our quadriceps in pain. The whole Phantom Ranch area is so pretty and restful, we just flopped on our beds until dinner time. Our cabin had... More 

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were really excited about our hike / stay at the bottom of the Grand Canyon but the Phantom Ranch wasn't the pleasant experience that we were expecting. The bunkhouse itself was nice for dorm-style accommodations. The segregation between the men and women was okay but a little tricky when trying to sync up in the morning for the hike... More 

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

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Phantom Ranch. The 10 person dorms can be noisy with different people on different schedules. We have to wake up guests for the early breakfast to stay on schedule, as we only have two seating times. And, we want people to get fed and on the trail before it... More 

Bristow, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I spent two nights at Phantom Ranch while completing what is called a South Rim-to-North Rim-to South Rim Grand Canyon hike. The existence of Phantom Ranch, with its lodging and dining facilities near the Colorado River, allowed me and my hiking partners to carry only minimal weight in our packs, as there was no need to carry a tent or... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited Phantom Ranch in mid-May 2015. We started in the Bright Angel Campground, but ate supper in the PR dining room. There were two seatings for supper: 5:00 (steak) & 6:30 (vegetarian chili & beef stew). I ate at the 5:00 seating. Food was served family style. Steak was good, but a little rarer than I like (probably medium... More 

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