Stay IN the Grand Canyon. Yes, you read that correctly, Phantom Ranch is the only lodging below the canyon rim. You can only reach this amazing setting by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River. The rustic cabins and lodge (dormitory beds) are basic but are heated during the winter and cooled during the summer. The Phantom Ranch Canteen provides meals, beverages, and sundries for those who trek the 10.5 miles to the bottom of the Canyon. Both the lodging and the Canteen are super popular, so make sure to reserve well in advance (up to 13 months before you want to go).