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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Woodbury, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of the mule trek to Phantom Ranch. Next time we would like to hike now that we've seen the trail, but this review isn't about the trip down, it's about Phantom Ranch. Being that we took the mules, we only had one night. If we hike, we will stay for 2-3 nights so we have more time... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This vacation was with my husband,son,father,step-mother we opted to hike down into the grand canyon so needless to say we were exhausted by the time we got to the ranch. The food was really good and big enough portions to satisfy the hungriest crew. My only complaint was that the ranch was set up as male and female lodges with... More

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Heron, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked down Kaibab and up Bright Angel six times. Once, did it in a day (17 miles, lots of gain, way too much heat). Always book way in advance to get a cabin, didn't like the intimacy of the dorms so only did dorms once. Learned to hike in hiking Tevas, never in boots again in that heat. Ounces matter... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my second visit to this delightful place. I knew that I needed to book meals and a bunk in a dorm 12+ months ahead of time, but even though I had been on the phone early on the day reservations opened up, I wasn't able to get the dinner choice I wanted by the time I got to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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149 reviews 149 reviews
23 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was my second time hiking to the bottom of the Canyon, along with a second stay at Phantom Ranch. There was a water pipe breakage in the Canyon, so we couldn't enjoy the famous lemonade or take a shower, but we brought along swimsuits and enjoyed cooling off in the nearby creek. The cabins book out 13 months, so... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went with a bunch of friends, it was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. We spent a night by the South Rim, so we got an early start for our hike down. The hike itself was fantastic, with postcard-like views at every turn. By the time we reached the bottom, we were definitely ready to dump off our packs,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Note - this place is rustic. Accommodations are minimal and space is small. That being said - we loved it! You have few choices at the bottom of the canyon, camping or the Phantom Ranch. Space fills quickly and reservations are an absolute must - 13 months in advance! Our party, with two couples, shared a 4-bunk cabin one night,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hiked the 10 miles from South Rim to Phantom Ranch. Stayed overnight at Phantom Ranch in the Dorm. Food for dinner and breakfast was plentiful, and surroundings were very nice. Dorm is a bunch of bunk beds, very close together. 2 folks in our dorm were very loud sleepers, so not an optimal experience. Would consider the camping option next... More

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Olathe, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Accommodations in the Phantom Ranch cabins are generously described as primitive. Food is repetitive and the dining experience is a monument to OCD. There is no TV, your phone won't work and there's a good chance you're tired and hurt somewhere. But if you don't love it after hiking from the rim of the Grand Canyon, your hormones are seriously... More

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Cottage Grove
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Exhilarating rush when you finally make it to the bottom! There is a wonderful sense of community here. The beef stew and lemonade were wonderful and definitely hit the spot after the hike. Really a special place. My only wish is that we could have stayed longer... like forever!

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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): $
Also Known As:
Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch

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