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What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

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What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Hi,

Getting ready to attempt to reserve a cabin at the Phantom Ranch for April 2013 (or possibly future months depending on my luck.... ).

Question-- what time should I start calling the ranch? I can't find when the office opens?

Thanks!

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1. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

grandcanyonlodges.com/reservations-informati…

7AM Mountain time

You aren't calling the ranch. You'll be phoning the reservation call center in Colorado.

Edited: 25 March 2012, 19:32
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2. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

If you can make sure you have as many family and friends on hand to call with you! The more people you have calling, the better your chances will be!!

Good Luck!

SJG

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3. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Thank you! I'll report back on how it goes!

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4. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Also thought i'd just double check. It seems like they are open 7 days a week for reservations? April 1st is on a Sunday and just wanted to make sure before I recruit a bunch of people to help me call.

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5. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Yes, they open 7 days a week. April 1 is the day, even if it is a Sunday.good luck to you!

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6. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Reporting back.

I started calling 1 full minute before 0700 MT for reservations-- the line was busy already at that time and I continuously re-dialed the number from both my landline and my cell phone for ~ 15-20 minutes. I got through and put on hold from my cell phone and then was on hold for ~ 15-20 minutes. By 0835 all the cabins were booked from April 15th 2013 onward. I was able to get 4 male and 4 female spots in the dorm for April 30th 2013 and booked my dinners (steak), breakfasts(early seating) and lunch sacks as well as the bright angel lodge historic cabins x 4 for the night before.

Overall, really happy I got the dorms, but I plan on trying again in May just to see if I can get cabins since I'd prefer them.

Thanks for everyone's help!

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7. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

*Correction: 0735 MT all cabins were booked...

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8. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Congrats! Well done. Continue to try to "upgrade" your lodgings. We met people at Phantom Ranch last week that got a private cabin the day before they descended into the canyon, and were even able to add a night once they were down there. Oh, but it's such a long wait...

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9. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Congratulations! April is a great time to hike in the canyon.

Just to put things in perspective, I'm amazed that there were private cabins available in April for a whole 30 minutes after reservations opened! A few years ago, most of us would never have even dreamed of scoring a cabin. The fact that hikers sometimes got one was more like a canyon myth...

Edited: 01 April 2012, 17:56
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10. Re: What time to start calling for Phantom Ranch reservations...

Thanks for the idea on trying to upgrade to the cabin-- i hadn't even thought of that!