Located 4,600 feet below than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a community of eleven tiny houses designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter back in 1922. This is Phantom Ranch – the only lodging facility below the rim of the Grand Canyon.
You can’t drive there. The only access is by mule train, foot, or rafting down the Colorado River. It must be a welcoming site along the Bright Angel Creek with its bunks, fresh bedding, towels, and toilets. Showers are located centrally. It’s open year round but very popular so advance reservations are recommended.
Inspiring little design with the robust rock corners and slight tilt up of the shed roof over the door. Lots of windows in the wooden walls must make the interior light and still connected to the surrounding beauty.
Learn more about Phantom Ranch. Photo credit to the Grand Canyon National Park Service.