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Phantom Ranch

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$$ - $$$
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North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 888-297-2757
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the mules down to the ranch and were so thrilled to see it after our 61/2 hour ride. We crossed the Colorado River on a sturdy suspension bridge and entered the ranch area. We were greeted by the ranch mgr who gave us quick info on where our comfy cabins were located and the time we should arrive... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

On other trips to the Grand Canyon we have been fortunate to score a bed here, last minute! But not this trip. We had to content ourselves with trips halfway down and back up. Still Phantom Ranch holds a special place in my heart...such a sense of accomplishment to get there!! And then back up again.

Thank happyme_13
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

On our recent trip to The Grand Canyon we had the opportunity to camp at The Bright Angel Campground right beside Phantom Ranch. We were celebrating my husband's 40th Birthday so we decided to celebrate with a breakfast beer at Phantom Ranch. Everything is brought down to the ranch by a mule train, which is a sight to see Beautiful... More 

Thank Shannon S
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49 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was here for Christmas 2016. I stayed here for Christmas Eve & Christmas day. I stayed in one of the male dorm rooms. Had steak dinner on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day we had roasted turkey & ham for dinner. A selection of pies for desert. Beer & wine is also available. Also had breakfast each morning. The food... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

When backpacking in the winter it gets dark early and you find yourself with nothing to do -- it's cold (campfires aren't allowed) and dark. The Phantom Ranch is open in the evenings from about 8 or 8:30 (I can't remember which) for two hours. It's a great place to get a drink (beer, wine, hot drinks, etc.), stay warm,... More 

1 Thank TBSuz
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had time to sit and talk. Really just get to know people-like without cell phones stuck in the hands! The food in great and the place is perfect.If you want to step back and relax; this is Eden.

Thank blueridgealleycat
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I read somewhere that the Phantom Ranch is the most difficult hotel to reserve in the world. So first we called over a year before to get a reservation. All of our group of 6 called Xanterra and 2 of us actually got through. So a year later we got to actually go there. We planned everything else around this... More 

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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was a Rim To Rim this trip out. We came down North Kaibab (my GPS said 17.5 miles, not the 14 on the maps), checked in, got showered up (what a luxury), and had an excellent beef stew dinner (3 years ago the stew was fatty and not very good), with great corn bread and a chocolate cake we... More 

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san antonio
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

These are amazingly great cabins at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. They have to be reserved many months in advance. The setting has to been seen to really believe it exists.

Thank P1122XJmikes
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Phantom Ranch is located close to the south rim at the bottom of the canyon. It has a campground, offers some basic food and you can stay in very basic lodges overnight. We just passed by Phantom Ranch on our day trip and did not stay but if you fancy a night in the canyon but do not want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 888-297-2757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?