Nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon

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.

In the 1920’s, the National Park Service selected the Fred Harvey Company to build a tourist facility within the canyon. Mary Jane Colter was commissioned to draw up the plans.  She produced sketches for a series of cabins.  Everyone was pleased and announced they would name it Roosevelt’s Chalets. Upon which she snatched up her work and declared, “Not if you are going to be using my work”. A consummate perfectionist, she had already chosen the name: Phantom Ranch. The rustic cabins and main lodge are built of wood and native stone blending with the natural beauty of the setting.

Accommodations at Phantom Ranch

HIKERS – If you are hiking the canyon or meeting /departing a white water trip, and wish to stay at Phantom Ranch in a cabin or a dorm, you must call our Central Reservations Office. Due to the popularity and high demand for Phantom Ranch Reservations, bookings are on a first come first serve basis.  Room inventory opens for sale 13 months prior to your desired arrival date, on the first day of each month.

Please contact our Central Reservations Office to speak with one of our knowledgeable Reservations Agents toll free:

Central Reservations Hours of Operation
Daily – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time
Toll-free within the U.S. 888-29-PARKS (888-297-2757)
Outside the U.S. 303-29-PARKS (303-297-2757)

NOTE: The reservations Office is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Submit an Online Reservation Request

Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated in winter and cooled during the summer months.

  • DormitoriesThese accommodations are available to hikers only. There are 2 male dorms and 2 female dorms. Each dorm has 5 bunk beds, a shower and restroom. Bedding and towels are provided for each guest occupying a dorm bed.
  • Cabins Come with either 1 queen bed or 2 bunk beds. 10 person cabins are also available, (10pp cabins are primarily for Mule Riders and Groups).  Cabins are equipped with bedding, cold water sink, toilet, liquid soap, and hand towels. Showers and bath towels are provided at a central location.

MULE RIDERS – One night or two night mule trips can be booked with the Central Reservations Office. These trips are sold as a package.  For more information view Mule Trips.

Phantom Ranch Room Rates

Room Type Rate
Cabin, four people $137.69
Dorm, per person $48.30
Breakfast, per person $21.03
Sack Lunch, per person $13.07
Steak dinner, per person $45.81
Stew dinner, per person $29.84
Veggie dinner, per person $29.84
Duffel service $68.30 each way


  • A National Park Service campground is located nearby and requires a backcountry permit. A backcountry permit is not required for people staying in Phantom Ranch dorms or cabins.
  • The Phantom Ranch Canteen serves breakfast and dinner, which must be reserved in advance. The Canteen is available for all visitors during specific hours, with snacks, beverages and sundries for purchase.
  • Accommodations for rafting trips must be booked through the outside vendors