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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2014

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...

4Thank Karin S
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...

Carroll, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2014

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...

1Thank Bob A
Maroa, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

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.

1Thank Dsarna
Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 11 October 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...

5Thank Mary A
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Reviewed 8 October 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...

1Thank alsobidingmytime
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 30 September 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...

2Thank Teresa R
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.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 September 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...

15Thank CorpsofDiscovery
San Luis Obispo, CA
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Phantom Ranch is an amazing place because you have to work so hard to get there. Then you get there and you can have beer, lemonade, candy, full meals, lodging, campsites, ranger led programs, etc. And the views...are so special. My favorite thing is to lay on a granite outcrop by the Colorado River and nap with my feet dangling...

1Thank Backpacker_0905
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

I am glad you were able to experience Phantom Ranch. It is one of the great spots on earth!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We returned to Phantom Ranch this August - having last been there 20 years ago staying in a dorm room. This time we took our two teenage sons and we had a cabin for four. The cabin as awesome. It had four sturdy beds, air conditioning, and a small room with a toilet all part of an original structure that...

4Thank Andrew B
XanterraCorporate, Director of Sales at Phantom Ranch, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed Phantom Ranch, and I also like the Kaibab trail. But all should be aware that there is no water and very little shade on the Kaibab Trail.

Kernersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 September 2014

After reading a number of reviews before my trip, I had high expectations for Phantom Ranch. Wow, did they exceed that!!! My only reservation about the trip was overnighting in one of the bunkhouses, but that was a good experience, too. I read about the snoring, but I think that all of the guys were tired (including myself) and I...

4Thank rayjay10

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is on the north side of the Colorado River tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek. Phantom is the only lodging below the canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot or by rafting the Colorado River. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phantom Ranch

Address: North Kaibab Trail, South Rim, bottom of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Price Range: ₹ 3,336 - ₹ 9,395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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“If you have a group of 4 or more you can get a cabin if you wish to be together. The dorms are separate for men and women.”
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