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Phantom Ranch

North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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    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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Stateline, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My husband and I usually travel over the Christmas holiday, and this year spent three days at the Grand Canyon. We chose to ride the mules to Phantom Ranch which is a WONDERFUL way to see the canyon ( we have hiked it as well from the North RIm). On the morning of Dec. 23rd it was about 16 degrees... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

After our long, strenuous Bright Angel Trail hike, there was NOTHING better than seeing Phantom Ranch! The rooms are pretty small but practical and clean. They have two sets of bunk beds, but no shower, which is fine - the showers are communal. They are very clean and spacious. Liquid soap (doubles as shampoo) and towels are provided. Service is... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Staff was great, lemonade was amazing, and clean facilities. If you reserve the dinner, get the stew, not the steak!! My only recommendation would be to have more games/activities because it is pretty boring down there. The ranger shows are a definite must. The only other thing to do while your down there is another hike which is the last... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

My husband and I took the mule ride to Phantom Ranch. It was absolutely one of the most memorable travel experiences that we have ever had and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it! Staying at Phantom Ranch gave us a completely different perspective of and appreciation for the Grand Canyon. The accommodations are basic, but clean,... More 

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18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I just recently stayed at the Bright Angel Campground and it was so nice to be able to walk to the Canteen at Phantom and get lemonade or iced tea (with ice!) as well as get dinner and breakfast there. It was served all at once by 1 person and it was all family style. There was a ton of... More 

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Hoschton, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
14 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Wonderful experience. Group of eight seniors hiked down South Kaibab and up Bright Angel. Going down six hours and up about seven and a half. No rush, took loads of pictures. We went in April and heat was extreme at the bottom. Take plenty of liquids and fuel replacements. Ranch was an real oasis for a group of tired and... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Phantom Ranch is one of those rare magical places that you only dream about. Book it in the off season. Less visitor use. Stay a minimum of two nights. We were there when the Cottonwoods were just beginning to leaf out. Joanie (Phantom Ranch manager) and her staff are exceptional! Those people want to live and work at Phantom Ranch.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

If you can get 2 nights here, do it! But book early. I had a 4 week window so thought I would be safe only booking 4 months in advance. There was only one night available in all of March at this point! The lady that runs the place is great. The ranger presentations are really cool. She gets so... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Spent 2 nigths at the Ranch in the middle of March. It was everything that I thought that it would be and more. The staff was very helpful. The ranger presentations were great. - they give them twice a day. If you have time hike to Ribbon Falls. it's a fairly easy 5 mile hike and the falls are awesome.... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I really started planning this trip in January 2011 and we completed our journey on April 1st, 2012! I'll try to give information that may not have been covered fully in other reviews: Dorms: 5 sets of bunk beds. Sink and mirror in main room. Only outlet is by the sink. Be courteous and remove your device as soon as... More 

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