Courtesy of Phantom Ranch

Exclusive non-campground accommodations in a national park.

Travel + Leisure
September 05, 2012

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime stay at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Below the rim, Phantom Ranch is the park’s only non-campground accommodations, which are accessible by hiking/mule-riding the steep, seven-mile South Kaibab Trail, or by rafting the Colorado River. Book at least one year in advance—demand is that high.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Contact Xanterra, the in-park concessionaire, for information on mule rides and raft outfitters.

Phantom Ranch

Since the ranch’s 11 spartan cabins are the only non-campground accommodation below the rim, they’re often booked up to a year in advance. Each is furnished with a set of bunk beds, a sink, toilet, bedding, and towels. At the Phantom Ranch Canteen, food is available for hikers who’ve journeyed to the bottom of the Canyon—as long as they’ve called months ahead to arrange meals.

Phantom Ranch Restaurant

Since the ranch’s 11 spartan cabins are the only non-campground accommodation below the rim, they’re often booked up to a year in advance. Each is furnished with a set of bunk beds, a sink, toilet, bedding, and towels. At the Phantom Ranch Canteen, food is available for hikers who’ve journeyed to the bottom of the Canyon—as long as they’ve called months ahead to arrange meals.

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