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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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Hibbing, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I made reservations are to stay at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (Phantom Ranch) 6 months ago. We engaged a rigorous workout routine to be in shape for the 17 mile round trip hike down and back up. We bought new hiking equipment...We flew to the Grand Canyon from Minnesota and made hotel reservations at the... More 

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Agoura, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our halfway stop while going down the colorado river for a week. only way here is from the river or 11 miles down the canyon on foot or mule, and back up. its rustic and scenic all around. there were small cabins and a little store. getting to phantom ranch via the river was two checks off the... More 

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Arizona, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here dozens of times over the years. The cabins are basic but clean. You have a choice of the hiking cabins (most hold 4/2 bunks); Male/Female bunk houses; and Group cabins. all are VERY difficult to book. Either one year before or last minute are your best bets. My last trip was over New Year's. Great to... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to do this for the last 20 years and finally on a fluke found space available not only for lodging before that famous steak dinner!!! The natural beauty of the canyon on the Colorado River are matched perfectly with the tremendous skill and craftsmanship of those who run Phantom Ranch. Bravo!!! Nine know why they say... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Phantom Ranch on September 1st for one night. We were originally a group of 11 that became 9, so the only hiccup was 3 of our group was in one bunkhouse and the other 6 in the other. Would have been nice to have us all together, but separate reservations made it hard for them to tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Don't expect 5 star but a dorm style accommodation (there are cottages that fits 4 pax too). After a long day hike, that's exactly what you need, especially if it is winter and you need a warm place to crash. Good clean bunk beds, shared shower (attached to dorm) and toilet. Sleeps about 10 per dorm, segregated for men and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I had been planning for this trip for about a year and a half. I made the initial reservation in late spring 2014 for January 2015 but had to reschedule to Dec 2015. We reserved a room at el Tovar and we reserved space at phantom ranch for one night and then another night at el Tovar.... More 

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washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

There is something magical about the bottom of the Grand Canyon and Phantom Ranch. The food is incredible, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the accommodations are cozy & comfortable. Last week was my third stay at Phantom and I cannot wait to hike back down in 2016 for another epic stay at Phantom. Thanks to the wonderful... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Rustic accommodations, but what more do you really need when you are hiking! This is a wonderful way to stay at the bottom of the grand canyon without packing down a tent and a ton of food. They offer hot meals and cold beer that are well earned after a long morning of hiking. You can mail a postcard by... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The best part about visiting Grand Canyon during the week after Thanksgiving is that there are no crowds at the top and the trails hiking down to Phantom Ranch are not busy. December weather can be unpredictable, with rain or snow, or sunshine and blue sky. This year we were lucky with sunshine. Morning temperatures at sunrise were in the... More 

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