Red Cliffs Lodge
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We had a relaxing day at the Red Cliffs Lodge. We went for a trail ride on horseback in the morning, wine tasting in the afternoon, and a Hummer off-road ride at sunset.
The Hummer ride was crazy. We were climbing rock faces of 60 degree inclines. If you want to see some videos of others that did not do as well check out "Lions Back Crash" on YouTube.
We just finished 4 amazing days and nights rafting about 95 miles of the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. We slept each night on cots under the stars.....incredible. The water was extremely high because of the snow melt so the rapids were pretty awesome...Class 4 and 5. And, there was a stretch of rapids that lasted a mile that was pretty …
Nach einem Frühstück im Denny's - unserem Lieblingsrestaurant - ging die Fahrt nach Moab los. Meile um Meile, nur begleitet von den Strommasten neben der Strassen. Die unendliche Weite des Landes wurde einem wieder einmal mehr bewusst.
Am Monument Valley sind wir nur vorbei gefahren. Die Navajo-Indianer haben uns gestern eindeutig einmal …
Not much to say apart from I had to do a day of mountain biking, which was more like an episode of junior kickstart, trying to motor up inclines onto rocks, balancing, then steep turns with sheer drops. I can't say I enjoyed this day much at all. Add in too much sun and not enough water and I was a grump all day.
Up at 6 for the sunrise, fantastic views between the great monoliths. A fresh chilly (not unlike a winter's) morning at home. And so we start the trip along the 17 mile valley drive through the reservation. That was not without excitement, good job we had 4wd. Seeing the saloon style rental cars attempting the same route did make us chuckle. Found …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRed Cliffs Lodge Moab
I feel so "at home" here in a place I thought I'd never see again. Yes, it's "out there" along the Colorado and in a red cliff canyon. The restaurant, winery, and location are beyond all expectations. I just can't get enough of this wonderful place.
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Set among cliffs on all sides, very nice accomodations. Horseback riding on site.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Red Cliffs Lodge Moab
Well, what a treat. Sure the gravel parking lot isn't much, as the previous reviewer wrote, but perhaps he needed to park the car and go in. In any case, it really is not a $300-$400 a night lodge but it is very nice for the area. Our room was facing east and overlooked marvelous red cliffs and the Colorado River. The rooms are split level which gives you the same wonderful view from the bedroom area, the kitchen/living area, and the large covered cement patio - with a short wall and wrought iron gate leading to the grass lawn - and then the Colorado River. At the Lodge we ate outdoors two nights and had a window seat the other two nights. The food was great, the wine selection adequate, and the service excellent.
Our room was immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable.
The biggest treat of all is the movie museum which occupies a huge area beneath the lodge. It is a must see. Really.
Bottom line. We shall return.
Such a lovely place to stay--beautiful and comfortable, without being stuffy. The view from our room was glorious. The workout room was very nice too. We had dinner at the restaurant, which was great. We only stayed overnight, but we're planning to revisit and to take advantage of the activities offered.
My family stayed at the Red Cliffs Lodge during December 2002. My husband and I wanted to explore Utah and wanted to start with Moab. What a beginning! I must say, there is nothing quite like Red Cliffs Lodge. The staff was superb, the furnishings were perfect. Waking up in the morning it was a nice 30 degrees but seeing the sun come up over those cliffs gives you a warm feeling you never forget. I work with State Parks and felt I had already seen the best and that I was spoiled with beauty. However, when I visited Moab I knew I had just begun to experience life and it all started at Red Cliffs Lodge. Praying to return SOON!!!!
Definitely not what I was expecting judging from the pictures, brochure and Web site. Red Cliffs is a motel, in a nice setting, but it's a motel. When we drove up and saw the huge, gray crushed rock parking area we were immediately disappointed. There is a much nicer place up the road called Sorrel River Ranch which is more expensive but worth it. There was nothing wrong per se with Red Cliffs, but it's not lodgey and I could do without motor homes parked right outside my door.
Locals love the RedCliff lodge
We have ben traveling to Moab for the past 12 years to vacation and have witnessed the development of the Red Cliff Lodge in it's absolutely stunning locale along the Colorado River. We dine there whenever possible and enjoy drinks with friends on the outdoor veranda overlooking a turn of the Colorado River as well as the face of the red-rock canyon wall. Sunsets are magnificent, the food was great & priced reasonably and the local artwork in the lobby beautifully done!
The owner and staff are friendly and helpful and well respected by the locals we visit with for having such an upscale lodge paired with friendly, down-to earth service and hospitality.
An oasis between hikes
3 nights this summer, but certainly a lot of nights in the nexts years... We were here in july/august, travelling from Monticello(base of some Canyonlands's hihes a little strenouses, but so beautiful) and we've stayed here to explore Arches, canyonlands-island in the sky district and Dead Horse. The choice was excellent...Road from Moab in the evening and to moab in the morning was everyday a wonder... The rooms are great, with the river and the staff is excellent.As others, I can say that breakfat is great and the meals are a good value for the price and the panorama. Swimming pool is a plus... An anecdot : as one of precedent guest in the room next door to us let the alarm clock on at...4'30 p.m. and it has been ringing from an hour...before we discover what was this cling/cling/cling, they offer me a 20% discount on the nights and it's all the profesonalism of the staff which appears in such act.. So we'll are impatient to come back in a soon future Erik and Anny Monpetit
Red Cliffs Lodge Was Wonderful
I recently stayed 5 nights at Red Cliffs Lodge and had a wonderful stay. The setting is stunning, right on the Colorado River surrounded by towering red sandstone cliffs. The room was very attractive, faced the river with a private patio, and the mini kitchenette came in handy for preparing picnic lunches. A complementary continental breakfast with a lot of choices is served and you can et it on the restaurant deck overlooking the river. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, by the way. Everyone associated with the lodge was very friendly and accomodating, from the front desk staff to our waiter to the housekeeping staff.
The lodge offers some special amenities. There is a winery on the premises and wine tastings (and sales) are routinely available. The lodge is part of a larger working ranch, so they offer trail rides. I strongly recommend spending the money for one, since you ride through amazing scenery on a semi-challenging trail (up and down some small ravines) with very pleasant wranglers to guide you. My travelling companion had only been on a horse once before in her life, but had a great time. The trails are billed as "those made famous by John Wayne," and the ranch was indeed used in filming many movies. A small museum area in the main building shows posters, photos, and other memorabilia from movies shot there and nearby.
Understand that the ranch is about 25 minutes from Moab with its restaurants and services, but it's worth every mile to get the seclusion and ambiance provided by Red Cliffs Lodge.
Red Cliff's Adventure Lodge deserved a longer stay
Travelling to Moab, we considered staying one night in the Red Cliff's Adventure Lodge. Well, one night became three nights. Easy! Superb location. Right at the border of the Colorado River, surrounded by you guessed so? impressive red cliffs. Friendly service by helpful people, and an excellent house keeping. A warmly decorated room. The fitness-room is very well equipped, and the pool is OK. Last but not least the food. If for any reason I can't think of you don't want to stay at the Lodge, go there for dinner. You'll love it, the kitchen is really good. In every aspect, the place deserved the longer than planned stay.
The cabin-like room was modern and beautifully appointed, clean and quiet. The setting is exquisite and very serene; we stayed two nights during May. There is an excellent restaurant on the premises that serves gourmet meals at reasonable prices. We were able to make a second meal of the leftovers, using the kitchenette in the room (no stovetop or oven but quite adequate). The continental breakfast was extraordinary, included farm-raised boiled eggs, delightful fruit salad as well as choices of cereals and customary fare. Diners may opt to sit on the spacious balcony overlooking the Colorado River. There is a museum of posters and memorabilia from the myriad of films shot in the area located in the basement of the main building. The water in the large outdoor pool was thought by my travel companions to be too cold.
It provided definite refreshment from the high air temperature.
Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab
The Red Cliffs Lodge is a new lodge located 14 miles down the Coloroda Rive outside of Moab, UT. It is an incredible location, with the river right outside your back porch. It was as if we were in a western movie. At first the drive seemed long from the town of Moab to the Lodge, but it was well worth it. The scenery is breathtaking along the river drive. I highly, highly recommend this place if you like staying at places off the beaten track. It is new and very nicley furnished with timber like furniture.