Spacious Cottage Rental for a Weekend Getaway near Arches National Park, Utah
- ID authenticated
- Phone, email and address confirmed
- Pets allowed
- Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Each of the first two bedrooms features a queen-size bed, while the third bedroom is furnished with two twin beds. Each of the bathrooms, in turn, contains a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens, towels, and toiletries are provided.
In the living room, guests will find a flat-screen television and a large sectional sofa wrapping around an inviting space that is naturally lit by windows on three of the walls. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, and ample counter and cabinet space. In the dining room, guests will find a six-person dining table. The laundry room features a double set of washers and dryers, as well as an additional refrigerator. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, cable television, and air conditioning.
Outside, guests will find a private porch with a porch swing, a private patio with an umbrellaed table and a hammock, and a communal patio that the cottage shares with the other three cottages with which it forms a compound. In the latter patio, guests will find a Jacuzzi, tables and chairs, a barbecue grill, and a chiminea, all set in a peaceful, gardened setting, providing the perfect place to relax in the evening after a day full of outdoor adventure in the stunning landscapes of the Moab region.
- Queen-size bed
- Twin/Single bed
- Linens and pillows
- Air conditioning
- Cooking basics
- Washing machine
- Dining table
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Shared Barbecue
- Sound system
Location + Surroundings
While in Moab, guests will enjoy the unique opportunity to visit not just one but two national parks on the same trip–or even on the same day! Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park lie about half an hour to the north and the southwest, respectively. The former encompasses 76,528 acres that boast some of the most remarkable geological formations in the West, including gigantic balanced rocks, soaring spires, towering pinnacles, and more than 2,000 sandstone arches.
Canyonlands National Park, in turn, is the largest national park in the entire state of Utah and is home to the Island in the Sky--a massive mesa whose sheer sandstone cliffs rise 1,000 feet over the parkland below. From the top of the mesa, guests can enjoy magnificent views extending 100 miles in every direction.
There is more to both parks than just extraordinary rock formations and geological features, although they are certainly worth the price of admission alone. Arches National Park, for example, is dotted with ephemeral pools that collect rainwater in their sandstone basins, while the Colorado River, Green River, and intermittent canyon streams flow through Canyonlands National Park.
The site is about three hours and 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, where the nearest international airport is located.
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
- Jeep tours
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Water sports
- Whitewater rafting
With two national parks within half an hour's driving distance from the cottage, guests will be well-positioned to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. At Arches National Park, they can explore a spectacular landscape of more than 2,000 arches and other geological formations on 14 different hiking trails. These trails encompass a range of difficulty levels, from the undemanding, 0.3-mile Balanced Rock loop trail to the difficult, 7.2-mile Devils Garden Primitive Loop.
Guests can also go on guided walks and hikes with park rangers, and they can go on a variety of hiking, van, bus, 4x4, and photography tours with more than a dozen local companies, such as Adrift Adventures, Moab Photo Tours, and Tag-A-Long Expeditions.
At Canyonlands National Park, guests will find even more hiking trails, including four easy trails, five moderate difficulty trails, and nine difficult trails. This park is also a popular location for mountain biking, with the White Rim Road providing a 100-mile track winding around the Island in the Sky.
The Colorado River and the Green River weave through the park, eventually meeting each other at a confluence. The calm waters upstream of the confluence are perfect for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and scenic rafting, while the wilder waters downstream are ideal for whitewater rafting through Westwater Canyon and Cataract Canyon. Tours and rentals are available through a variety of local companies, such as Canyon Voyages.
Guests can go horseback riding on Ken's Lake Trail, Pack Creek Trail, Seven Mile Canyon Trail, Onion Creek Trail, with rides ranging from two to four and a half hours. Custom trail rides on the Moab Desert and along the Colorado River are also available through Moab Horses at Hauer Ranch.
For birdwatching, guests will find a variety of scenic birding locations, including Moon Flower Canyon, La Sal Mountain Loop Road, Fisher Mesa, Negro Bill Canyon, Colorado River Scenic Byway, and the Matheson Wetlands at the Scott M Matheson Preserve. At the latter's 875-acre wetland area, more than 225 bird species have been spotted, including plumeous vireos, indigo buntings, and yellow-breasted chats.
For exploring the geological formations of the landscape up-close, guests can go bouldering near the Big Bend Campground and along the Moab Canyon Pathway, canyoneering at Granary Canyon and Morning Glory, and climbing at numerous sites, such as the River Road Dihedrals, with guided climbs available through local companies such as Moab Base Adventures.
Other possibilities include skydiving with Sky Dive Moab, ATV riding with High Point Hummer and ATV, ballooning with Canyonlands Ballooning, and zip-lining with Raven's Rim Zipline Adventures.
Check-in: 04:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
Some spaces are shared