This is one of the most remote lodgings on the planet, but its location on the floor of the Grand Canyon hasn't put a dent in its popularity—it routinely sells out the first day reservations are available, 13 months in advance. Locale aside, the ranch’s nine air-conditioned cabins are pleasant but ultimately unremarkable, with a concrete floor, as many as 10 bunk beds, and a toilet and a sink, but little else. However, this is the only place on the bottom of the canyon where you can get a hot shower, a cold beer, and a roof over your head. The setting is like nothing else on Earth—you see the canyon and only the canyon, and have easy access to trails along the Colorado River and to Ribbon Falls—and you'll only get here via a hike, mule ride, or raft trip. Despite the popularity of the ranch, there are often cancellations due to weather or people not making the require 200-pound weight limit for the mule ride; contact the Bright Angel Transportation Desk ([tel] 928/638-2631, ext. 6015) to get on the waiting list when you arrive and you might just get lucky, especially in the colder months.