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Phantom Ranch


    Phantom Ranch
 in Grand Canyon

Overview

Phantom Ranch, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, is tucked beside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the canyon rim.

In 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt's enthusiasm for the Grand Canyon helped lead to its incorporation into the National Park System in 1919. The Fred Harvey Company was granted the concession for the camp in 1922. They hired the American architect Mary E J Colter to design permanent lodging at Phantom Ranch.

Construction presented a major challenge because the building materials had to be hauled down by mules. Meeting the challenges at this and other national parks led to the architectural style known as National Park Service Rustic, which features native stone, rough-hewn wood, large-scale design elements, and intensive use of hand labor. Phantom Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and holds the distinction of being one of the only two places left in America whose mail is still delivered by mule.

Overnight Accommodations
Open year-round, the ranch is only accessible by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River. Because of its location, it’s a popular stop-over point for hikers and mule riders traveling to the bottom of the Canyon via the famous Bright Angel or Kaibab trails. Please note: mule trips have important rider qualifications and safety requirements that one must follow before taking the trip to Phantom Ranch. Before making reservations, please view the additional information about mule rides.

The accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins, which are heated in the winter and cooled during the summer months. The overnight mule rides include overnight accommodations in a cabin. Hikers can stay overnight in a cabin or dormitories that are segregated into male and female. Phantom Ranch has extremely high demand and sells out very quickly. The Phantom Ranch Canteen provides hearty breakfasts, sack lunches, and dinner choices of hiker's stew, vegetarian chili, or steak to adventurous travelers who journey to the bottom of the Canyon. Advance reservations are required for either overnight mule ride packages or hiker overnight accommodations and meals.

An Experience of a Lifetime
Once guests arrive at one of the most exclusive spots in the Grand Canyon, they will soon realize that this is definitely an experience of a lifetime. Plan to explore the area or just sit by the creek to cool off. Take part in the ranger programs and wildlife and bird watching during the day, and then planned to be wowed at the incredibly clear skies at night. The natural darkness that the Grand Canyon provides makes it great for stargazing.

Phantom Ranch, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, dates back to 1922.

Fun FactAll materials used during the construction of the lodge were hauled down into the canyon by mule train.

Original Property Opened: 1922

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number +1 800 678 8946


Location

North Kaibab Trail
North Rim, AZ 86052

Check-in time: Varies
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

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Hotel Amenities & Policies
Accessible Rooms: Not available.
Adjoining Rooms: Not available.
Age Requirements: Guests are required to be 18 years or older with photo identification to reserve a room and check-in.
Airport Transportation: Not available.
Cancellation Policy: Guests must reconfirm their reservations 2 days prior to arrival. This allows hotel to notify guests of trail closures, pipeline breaks, inclement weather, or other items that may impact ability to stay.
Deposit: If your plans change for any reservation, you may receive a full refund of the deposit provided you cancel the reservation and obtain a cancellation number at least 2-days prior to the designated check-in time and arrival date. If making a reservation within 2-days of arrival, the deposit is immediately non-refundable.
Extra Person Fees: $13 additional person in cabin.
Hotel/Resort Fees & Taxes: All reservations may be subject to additional taxes.
Occupancy Restrictions: Varies by room type. Ranges from 2 to 10 people in cabins, and single bunks in 5-bed dormitories.
Parking: Not available. Lodge is accessible by foot, raft or mule only.
Payment: All forms of payment are accepted. Payment is required at time of booking. Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover are accepted.
Pet Policy: Service animals: Please contact hotel. Pets allowed: Must be kenneled, dogs and cats only. Please contact hotel for rates. Restrictions: All dogs must have proof of current inoculation against rabies, DHLP, bordetella and parvo. All cats must have proof of current inoculation against rabies, feline leukemia and distemper combo (FDVR).
Rollaways: Not available.
Smoking Policy: Non-smoking property.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.
Image Credit: ©Rashad Ashurov/Shutterstock

Phantom Ranch is located in Grand Canyon National Park.

For more information about Phantom Ranch or to make reservations please visit grandcanyonlodges.com/phantom-ranch or call 1.888.29.PARKS (888.297.2757).

The Jazz Age, 1919 ~ 1928

Phantom Ranch, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, is tucked beside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the canyon rim. In 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt's enthusiasm for the Grand Canyon helped lead to its incorporation into the National Park System in 1919.

Learn more about the History of Phantom Ranch .


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