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Phantom Ranch Lottery

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Phantom Ranch has extreme demand for reservations and typically sells out very quickly under the current reservations process in which we begin accepting reservations on the first of each month for the same month of the following year. We recognize that because of the extreme demand there are challenges with securing reservations at Phantom Ranch. As a result, we will be changing the reservation process and converting to an online lottery system beginning with stays on January 1, 2019 and beyond.

Below is a high-level outline of the process to help everyone prepare for this change that will require action up to two months earlier than under the current reservation process.

Effective with stays on January 1, 2019 and beyond, Phantom Ranch will utilize a lottery system for random selection of the bed space (cabins and dorms).

  • Lottery entries will be required between the 1st and 25th of the 15th month prior to the desired stay month.
  • Lottery submissions will be processed, lottery winners notified, and reservations guaranteed within the 14th month prior to arrival.
  • Any unsold/unclaimed inventory will be released to general availability for reservations following the current 13-month reservation window.

Reservation Schedule

The below grid provides a schedule for the first complete year of the lottery with key dates of the lottery process, based upon the month of stay at Phantom Ranch.

Enter the Phantom Ranch Lottery

Month of Stay Lottery Submission Lottery Processing and Notification Unsold Inventory Released for General Sale
January 2020 November 1-25, 2018 December 2018 January 2, 2019
February 2020 December 1-25, 2018 January 2019 February 1, 2019
March 2020 January 1-25, 2019 February 2019 March 1, 2019
April 2020 February 1-25, 2019 March 2019 April 1, 2019
May 2020 March 1-25, 2019 April 2019 May 1, 2019
June 2020 April 1-25, 2019 May 2019 June 1, 2019
July 2020 May 1-25, 2019 June 2019 July 1, 2019
August 2020 June 1-25, 2019 July 2019 August 1, 2019
September 2020 July 1-25, 2019 August 2019 September 1, 2019
October 2020 August 1-25, 2019 September 2019 October 1, 2019
November 2020 September 1-25, 2019 October 2019 November 1, 2019
December 2020 October 1-25, 2019 November 2019 December 1, 2019

 

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