Major trips are synonymous with summer, like little league ball, school break, and afternoons by the water.
Summertime is perfect for rolling down the windows, turning up the tunes and taking a road trip with family or friends. For an amazing change of scenery head to Moab.
Towing toys for a getaway to Moab, consider the following choices. The Nine Mile House of Moab has access to three sections of ATV and Jeep Trails. Moab Cabin is situated on the Sand Flats Road with Fins and Things plus Hells Revenge Trails. And up on the La Sal Loop Road Bear Hollow Lodge is in close proximity to the trail system in the La Sal Mountains. These cabins have full kitchens, so bring along groceries.
Perhaps a retreat is in store for this trip to Moab. Whispering Oaks Ranch can accommodate 20-65 people combining a main lodge with six rustic yet modern cabins. The ranch is situated on 50 acres at 8,000 ft elevation with private mountain lakes for canoe paddling or catch and release fishing. Or in Moab’ Spanish Valley the Hideout at the Rim sleeps 31 people. The Hideout is 300 yards from Hidden Valley hiking trail and Pipe Dream mountain bike trail.
Preferring to be in town, to enjoy Moab’s growing night life, look into Creekside at Moab, these rustic cabins are listed under condos and are charming. Grab the Moab Happenings, a free local publication, for a list of live music available evenings in Moab. Many establishments are walking distance from Creekside.
Families looking for more affordable options, these options have a double bed and bunks. Camp cabins at campgrounds in Moab typically require guests to bring sleeping bags. OK RV will provide linens for an extra charge. Kokopelli West has adorable cabins and is a newer accommodation selection in Moab. If you need linens, these brightly painted cabins operate like a hotel.
Honestly, Moab has busy weekends, consider a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night stay if there is flexibility in travel plans.
Los Vados is listed as a guest house. Four wheel drive high clearance is required to get to this gorgeous cabin in a nearby side canyon to Moab. It is one of two houses in Utah included in Weekend Houses, (Chronicle 2000). This isolated location is desert quiet — birds, brook, buzz of an occasional insect and the breeze. It is remarkable, requires a 3 night minimum, and books up fast. You will want to plan ahead.
Castle Valley Inn is off the beaten path. Deer are often pausing or crossing the property because of the tranquility of this location. In the Bed & Breakfast category, Castle Valley Inn has rooms, bungalows and a cabin to rent. Out of the way from town’s hubbub, still central to all the fun activity available to visitors, Castle Valley Inn is close to two fine-dining restaurants steeping in beautiful views beside the Colorado River. Let the planning begin! www.DiscoverMoab.com/lodging.htm or 435-259-8825.