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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I hiked rim to rim (bucket list - almost the bucket. I'm 71 and the temperature was 116 degrees)) and stayed ay Phantom Ranch for 2 nights. We had a cabin. It had 2 bunk beds , a sink and a toilet which was in a separate little room. The showers were in a close-by building. All... More

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Lusby
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I had driven up to Phantom Ranch there would not be half the charm as having done such an amazing and for me challenging hike down the South Kaibab trail. To find such an oasis from any modern ammenities is really special. My only wish upon arrival was a greeting commitee with a presentation of some wine and snacks.... More

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Alberta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what an incredible experience ! the hikes were amazing and to be treated so good at this little oasis at the bottom was such a bonus. Took us 5 hours to hike down South Kaibab (stopping way to often for photo ops - in late october. We arrived at Phantom and after a very cold beer were immediately and happily... More

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

Thank you for your comments on our Phantom Ranch. There is no place better for cold beverage. I am glad you had a memorable trip. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I were so fortunate to spend two nights at Phantom Ranch in October. The hike in and out of the Canyon was a bucket-list item for us, and we booked our Phantom reservation almost 13 months in advance. Despite that, we were unable to get a private cabin, so stayed in the bunkhouses. The bunkhouses are exactly... More

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

I am glad you were able to experience Phantom Ranch, one of the great places on earth. Having been there, I agree that the available seating is a bit firm. I am sending your comments to our Rooms Director for any thoughts on improving. I think chair rentals are a great idea, but the Park Service has to approve all... More

Carroll, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Less than 1% of the annual visitors to the Grand Canyon every make it to the bottom and Phantom Ranch. For those willing to take the extra few thousand steps to get to the bottom they will discover it is worth every step. The views from the bottom of the canyon are even more awe inspiring as the ones from... More

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Maroa, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Amazing experience! this was a trip of a life time and we couldn't ask for better food or service or scenery. Rangers talks were very entertaining and educational. I loved mailing the postcards that are brought up by mules.

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Alexandria, VA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was my fourth time at Phantom Ranch, which means I managed to hike out four times! Yes, when we go in April and May it's always very hot in the canyon (like over 100 degrees), but this time - October 1&2 -- the weather was ideal. We left the South Rim at dawn with temps in high 40s but... More

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Getting to Phantom Ranch felt like a miracle at the end of June. Although I live in Phoenix and am used to the extreme heat, hiking from the North Rim at this time of year was exhausting. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat! My next trip will be at a different time of year and may not include... More

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my second trip to the Ranch and I love it more now than before. it was 15 degrees cooler than on my last trip - only 102 degrees. It's easy to cool off by spending time in the creek or at the cantina. We also had one of the best steak dinners ever. They say the steaks are... More

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

I am glad you could enjoy Phantom Ranch. Our staff there prides itself on quality food and customer service in the Fred Harvey tradition. Thank you for sharing your experience. More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
67 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I are not young gazelles; we’re late-middle age and were only in fair-to-good physical condition but made a plan to hike in, stay at Phantom Ranch and hike out, and we followed through with training and preparation. Research, reading the comments of others, looking at hundreds of photos, following the Google cameras step-by-step, adding more and longer... 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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