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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I loved Phantom Ranch and had such a great time meeting other travellers and just hanging out with people. It really reminded me of summer camp! After a long hike down into the canyon, this is the perfect place you'd want to stay at. It's quiet, beautiful, has great food and very friendly. The vegetarian chilli is delicious as is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We hiked down the South Kaibab and up the Bright Angel trail. We spent one night at Phantom Ranch. I would not trade one second. We have tried for years to get a reservation at the Ranch and finally got through on November 1 2011. So we waited an entire year for the trip and the weekend we hiked a... More 

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ri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I had wanted to hike into / out of the Grand Canyon for 40+ years and finally made it 2 weeks ago. The weather was perfect for both days, and the experience made the leg pains following the hike all worthwhile. The Phantom Ranch meals were great (steak dinner @ night; full breakfast the next morning). The dorms are so-so,... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visited Phantom Ranch in February 2012 for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. My wife, myself and my 14 year old son all hiked down on the South Kaibab Trail. We got a fairly early start and arrived by mid afternoon. If you aren't in shape you better rethink this hike. Do whatever you can to get your calf muscles in... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We are working on our bucket list and decided to take the mule ride into the Grand Canyon and stay at Phantom Ranch. It was a fantastic ride and the accomodations at the bottom were the best surprise of all. Understanding that things were be rather rustic, what we found was superb! The cabin we stayed in was comfortable, air... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After hiking 14 miles down from the North Rim this place was a most welcomed relief for my wife and I. We stayed in the old air-conditioned dorms, ten bunk beds to a dorm, with one toilet and shower each. The location was most beautiful, the accommodations were rugged and basic, the food was very good and the staff was... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My wife and I overnighted here in early October 2012. Mixed dormitories if you are in a group as not always possible to get sexes apart into Male and female dorms. In our case we had four married couples and 2 other females in same 2 adjoining dorms but if that sort of thing bothers you you would probably not... More 

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Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

After almost six hours on the mule, I was ready for the friendly greeting from Fred from Phantom Ranch who met us with a cool glass of water . The cabins are small but clean. The bunch beds are a bit tiny but the cabins had AC which was fantatick as the ride was long and hot. The shower house... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

After hiking 5-6 hours down the South Kaibab Trail, the first thing that greets you is the sign, welcome to Phantom Ranch, it's a different world, lots of trees, the river, first thing you head to is the dorms, they have two for men and two for women, 5 sets of bunk beds in each, my friend and I tried... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

A long (4-8 hours) on the South Kaibab Trail brings you to Phantom Ranch: a quaint collection of stone cabins, four 10 bed 'dormitory' buildings and a central 'canteen' (dining hall/store/ gathering place). BEST OPTION: a cabin w/ 9 of your best friends! We stayed in the dorms. Due to a late start (8 a.m.) bottom bunks were taken. One... More 

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