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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Riverside, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

A buddy and I hiked the canyon on Aug 28 and stayed at the singles dorm for 2 nights. The dorms were clean and inviting, the shower pan could use some cleanser to brighten it up. The linens were clean and the mattresses were comfortable. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was great and the price of beer... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Just returned from a wonderful trip to Phantom Ranch w/ my 22 year old daughter( all Dads should do this). It was marvelous, and we stayed in the single sex dorms which were quite comfortable and cheaper than the cabins. The meals were excellent and we met fascinating hikers... a tip- this trip was last min. and I tried to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Phantom Ranch is your only lodging option at the bottom of the canyon, and thank goodness it's a great one. REVIEW -Length of stay: We stayed a whopping three nights, though most people seem to stay one. We decided that two nights would have been perfect. -Dorms vs Cabins: It's worth calling to see if there is a last minute... More 

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Oz In Rome
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed in a hiker's cabin in the ranch for a night, hiking down south Kaibab trail and then up the Bright Angel trail.The cabin was basic but sufficient. It has an air conditioning which was welcome as the outside temperature was at high 30s Celsius. The stew diner, breakfast and pack lunch were very good. We would do it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My girlfriend and I hiked down to Phantom Ranch in July 2012, not really sure what to expect. Once we got into our basic cabin and took a nap (we were tired from early morning hike into the canyon) we realized we made a great choice by staying in the cabins instead of the dorms or a campsite. We had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This place was a contradiction in terms, a mixture of the basic with charm and character. We stayed in a wooden hut with rudimentary air-conditioning and an en-suite toilet; the evening meal was a really good example of basic home-cooking (by a charming staff, who seemed to do everything). There are communal showers (but with hot water at all times).... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Walked the canyon rim to rim, and this was an awesome place to stay the night. Great stopping point to cool down, have dinner, and just sit by the river. The food was excellent but you have to tell them you are dining with them, a member in our group thought they would just pack their own and missed out... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Last summer I had the opportunity to do a 4 day, 3 night north rim to south rim hike in the Grand Canyon. On the second night we made it to our campsite next to phantom ranch. We quickly dropped our stuff and headed over when we heard they had cold beer. Our guide pointed us the way, with a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

It takes a bit of effort to get to Phantom Ranch - either your own or your mule's. This oasis in the heart of Grand Canyon is simply a special place. I have no idea if the food is actually any good, but after hiking down and finding yourself in this paradise, food just tastes better, air smells fresher, jokes... More 

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