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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only ways to get here are to either hike down the canyon, or take a mule ride. Once down, you are rewarded with a little oasis situated alongside Bright Angel Creek, with plenty of shade. There are some easy walks from here to scenic locations nearby, or you can just chill and enjoy the tranquility. From here it's possible...

1Thank Steve C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is as close you can get to finding an oasis in the middle of the desert. One of the most remote lodges in all of America, Phantom Ranch cannot be missed if you are hiking the Bright Angel trail or are doing the rim to rim. In fact for rim to rim hikers it is highly recommended you get...

Thank RaktimRay
Eatonville, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch is a great way to see the Canyon. It's far more scenic than I expected. Phantom Ranch is a quaint oasis on the trail. Rustic amenities & a great staff make it a wonderful stop. The highlight is the ice cream. The French Vanilla is my favorite. This alone is worth the 10...

Thank pastorman9
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to get a single men's bunk in the dorm on two weeks notice. Dorms are basic. Ten beds share one toilet and shower. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. Also, plan on getting up early, and if you're getting breakfast, you might as well take the early seating. Some people inevitably will be getting the early...

1Thank dparentcof
Bedford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 10 February 2017

So the big deal about Phantom Ranch is that it's the only place to stay in the bottom of the canyon unless you're camping out. That being said, the ranch is great because you get a bed and food. It's a lot like being at adult camp. It is much easier to get reservations around now (February) and I would...

5Thank genmackenzie
Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, along Bright Angel Creek (a tributary of the Colorado River), the Phantom Ranch is a must-stay when visiting the area. The canyon is beautiful beyond words, but most people stay at the rim and never venture much further than that. Fewer than 1% of the annual 5 million visitors to the park...

20Thank worrellj2
Indialantic, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Phantom Ranch is a true oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and a must visit for those able and willing to make the long trek to the bottom. We waited three years to get a cabin fro their famous Thanksgiving Dinner and it was worth the wait. This is truly a special place and gives you the time...

1Thank JJames04
sf, United States
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Steak Dinner was fantastic Very nice comfortable beds and rooms. We were there in winter and still very warm in room. The creek right by the cottages is very pretty, nice little hike to the river. We took the mules down, separate review.

1Thank Junaid K
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 20 December 2016

After along hike down from the south rim, the ranch is a welcomed sight. There are several small cabins and dorm style small cabins. The main building serves as the trading post, dinning hall, game room and beer hall. The cabins have flushing toilets and cold running water. The shower house has hot water and fresh towels. The water pressure...

5Thank Antoine S
washington DC
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

There is no place on Earth like the bottom of the Grand Canyon and I am privileged to have stayed once again at Phantom Ranch. The staff is great, the food is excellent, and the accommodations are ideal for hikers. Our group of 20 enjoyed our stay at phantom and look forward to being back in 2017.

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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: €45 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Phantom Ranch 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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Phantom Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch
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“Cabins are obviously more private, but dorms perfectly acceptable, with 5 2-berth bunks (one above the other) in each dorm.”
524SteveC, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want a good room book at least a year in advance”
RaktimRay, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can get a cabin do it! The dorms are very tight.”
genmackenzie, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good”
  • 2 room bunk cabin
worrellj2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The small cabins are the way to go if you can get one!”
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JJames04, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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