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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
  • 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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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I (5 of us total) hiked down to Phantom Ranch from the North side on 5/17 and stayed for 3 nights. It was really cool to experience the rustic group cabin and bunk houses. The beds were surprisingly comfortable and the food was really pretty good. My complaint is with the staff, two people in particular, Sarah... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, the hike to the Phantom ranch down the Kibab trail in the morning was great. I got an early start so I could take my time and enjoy the views. The trip down was some what long but when I got to the Ranch it was all worth it. For their age, The buildings were great,... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I wa so glad we had a night there! Saves on having to carry everything down the canyon. We were so tired and happy just to be there and not having to set up a campsite. It's pretty "rustic" in my opinion and reminded me of younger days at summer camp. Try to reserve early!! We were not able to... More 

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had come down the South Kaibab Trail, gone through the tunnel, crossed Black Bridge to the north side of the Colorado River, passed Bright Angel Campground and the Ranger Station, and arrived at the Phantom Ranch canteen at the north end of the compound, about ¾ mile from the river and about ½ mile from the campground. The park... More 

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I can't express how thankful I felt when we arrived tired at Phantom Ranch. We were camping for two nights at the Indian Gardens campground and hiked down to Phantom Ranch for the day. We did not stay the night here and we also didn't order any of the larger meals but we were so happy to get ice cold... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This review is specific to the reservation process, not the very kind gentleman I spoke with on the phone, nor the experience of staying there itself. I can appreciate that this is a high demand reservation, however the reservation process needs to be revised. Once a month, you devote an hour or more to hitting redial and hearing either the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A friend and I stayed at Phantom Ranch for two days in February 2015. Despite snow at the South Rim, it was comparatively warm at the bottom, and I found I was warm with a normal jacket and a rain guard. Though we would have preferred a cabin, availability at the time of our booking made it so we stayed... More 

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Cambria, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Did the mule trip down and spent one night at Phantom. I had one of the cabins, it could sleep 4, has power, A/C and heater, a little bathroom and a beautiful view. The food was great and they have a vegetarian dinner option. The whole place is very welcoming and well run. The staff Rocks, they are awesome. You... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed one night in the dorm. The location is beyond wonderful. But the physical plant is run down, and needs a refresh. Staff is nice and helpful (nothing like coffee available at 3:00 am for an early start). Meals are ample and served spot-on time. Challenge can be fellow guests, but that's not the lodge's fault. Get to the... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful Haven after a hike down South Kaibab trail. Awesome views of the canyon from the trail and very welcome site of the black bridge. A cold beer, shower and hot meal. It's all good. We stayed 2 nights in the dorms and were able to meet new and interesting people. Everyone settles in early so things get pretty peaceful... More 

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