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Phantom Ranch


    Phantom Ranch
 in Grand Canyon

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  • GOOD LUCK GETTING A RSERVATION

    by Tax I on 2018-06-18 02:12 pm

    Good luck getting a reservation to the Phantom Ranch . most of the spots are reserved to tour groups or the people that come down on the mules. The average Joe Blow doesn't have a chance getting in. Getting why too commercialized

  • Never been so excited to sleep in a bunk house with a bunch of strangers!

    by JSWTAW on 2018-06-18 01:46 pm

    We had been trying to get Phantom Ranch reservations for 9 years. GOT THEM!! Then the reality of training for the hike set in. We hiked down North Kaibab to Phantom then up Bright Angel to south rim.
    Arrived at 1pm, both my husband and I were able to get a bottom bunks in our respective dorm cabin. Exactly what you need there. Bunk houses are male or female, with power, a sink, flushing toilet, shower and air conditioning. All are pure luxury at the bottom of the canyon. We pre-purchased all of our meals. Skip ordering the lunch. Breakfast and dinner are family style and more than you can eat. Ranger programs are fun.
    The instant friendship with others is great down there. Everyone has conquered the hike down, sore and excited/nervous for the hike out. But we all made it and enjoyed every minute.
    Believe it when they tell you to eat the salty food. You need the salt to process all the water you are drinking.
    This is more than the review for Phantom, but the whole experience.

  • Bucket list stay

    by Karin B on 2018-06-15 06:07 am

    My family of four took the Xanterra mule ride down to the bottom and stayed at Phantom Ranch - my bucket list - not the kids! However - everyone loved it! The staff at the Ranch were friendly and helpful, park ranger gave 2 good presentations, and the accommodations were great. Thank goodness for the AC and the creek in the middle of summer! Food was family style, plenty of it, and delicious! Worth every penny.

  • Welcome Respite from Heat

    by relevart2 on 2018-06-10 05:43 pm

    Facilities are basic but for the location, quite luxurious. Welcome respite from heat with AC available in lodge where hikers,campers and overnighter are welcome to have a cold drink and stock up on essentials and souvenirs. Be sure to send a postcard.

    I stayed overnight in the dorms that have big comfy bunkbeds and a bathroom/shower in each for 10 people. Also AC. Kind of cramped but it's really only for sleeping.

    I had stew dinner $35 and breakfast. The 5am breakfast was unnecessary since I ate at 630pm night before. Better to get an early start on hike and save yourself $25. Yes, meals are pricey. And worst part...it is very rushed. You must finish in 30-40min and you get kicked out. Not at all relaxing.

    Stew dinner hearty with tons of veggies( green beans, corn, potatoes,carrots) and beef. Cornbread ok. Salad plain and just ok. I didn't eat the chocolate cake--looked dry.

    Breakfast was mini pancakes, scambled eggs, bacon and sausages. Yummy but not worth the price since you won't/can't really eat much before getting started on hike out.

    Employees friendly but also ambivalent if that makes sense.

    Lemonade $4.75 with $1 refills...worth it for the ice. It was over 115F when i hiked down so I needed something to stave off the heat.

  • Neat adventure!

    by Gypstactor on 2018-05-28 07:36 am

    This place is incredible! And has a cool history to its origin. The cabins are very clean, the staff is friendly and wonderful. I took the mule trip down and stayed the night! The meals were served family dining style and there was a lot of good food to go around. When I booked this trip in April 2017(and I can't stress this enough: book early, the mule trip fills up quickly)to go that July, I booked a cabin and you get 1 of 2 choices for dinner; I picked the steak dinner and was pleasantly surprised at how big it was! You can book a cabin or bunkhouse if you want. I can't tell you how much fun it was! There is a trail down to the Colorado, the big dining hall, a shower house, a neat 80 year old fig tree where the mule deer like to hang out for shade, a small stream which is great for soaking tired feet in along with a bench litterally right in the middle of the running water! It's a nice relaxing place to relax and enjoy the spectacular landscapes and phenomenal views! Oh, and don't feed the wildlife, because it's a big fine if you do! The deer might approach you out of curiosity, but technically you can't approach them. Bring extra memory cards for you cameras, because you're going to need them; I could have spent hours and hours just taking pictures and video! Note to families with kids: there's no internet or WiFi down in the Canyon, oh well?. And don't forget about sending a post card postmarked from Phantom Ranch/Grand Canyon!


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