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424 Amber Lane, Moab, UT 84532   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Moab B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bedford UK
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We had a very scenic, if long, drive from Denver to Casle Valley. We stayed in the Inn for four nights at the end of June - and it was very hot.
We stayed in the Anazazi cabin and loved it. It is a little dseparate from the other biuidings with its own balcony and barbecue. The setting is idyllic, with red rocks all around and the inn itself a green oasis. There are hammocks under the plentiful trees and we relaxed a couple of mornings in them. We never tried the hot tub.
The accommodation was clean and spacious enough. We had limited cooking facilities with a 2 ring hob, microwave and fridge but this was enough for us to relax and eat in on three nights.
In the main biulding there is a lounge area with books, DVD and TV that all guests can use. Breakfast was largely eaten outside. You book into one of three start ties and there is a changing breakfast menu - announced the previous afternoon. The quiche and crepes were specially good. We could have passed on the biscuits and gravy but that may be our funny foreigh tastes.
It was a great place to start our US adventure. The only down side is the approx 25 min drive to Arches/Moab. However this is along the valey of the mighty Colorado with views at every turn. Also there are more local hikes that you can take.
The hosts were very helpful and pleasant.
Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

This was one of those finds that leaves you feeling totally in awe and makes you really regret ever having to leave.

Conveniently placed for both the Arches and Canyonlands National parks Castle Valley Inn is located in a beautiful lush green valley surrounded by nature at its most spectacular - the views of the La Sal mountains in the distance and the magnificent red rocks of Parriot Mesa and Castle rock surrounding the Inn are quite literally breathtaking while those on the drive along the Colorado river whether from the centre of a much dustier Moab or coming from interstate 70 to the north are equally sensational.

Directions to the Inn using either route are provided but as we wanted to see the Colorado river we chose the 30+ miles route along the 128 from interstate 70 and we were so pleased we did as it provided some fabulous photo and paddling opportunities as the river is beautiful, calm and so inviting along that route.

When we reached the Inn we were pleasantly surprised by how close we were to the magnificent scenery but how much greener the inns location was. We were greeted by a very pregnant Jeanette and her very friendly hound who promptly rolled over and asked for a tummy rub. They showed us to the cooler Moenkopi Kayenta Suite which is a very spacious suite for four plus that was given to us at a discounted rate and far exceeded the needs of just the two of us. Facilities in the suite were excellent and the Inn offers so many little extras like freshly made cake at tea time, a great hot tub, a good range of videos, a pretty black cat that brought us presents, enormous swallowtail fritillary butterflies, humming birds and deer's that walk across the lawn when Jeannette's daffy dog wasn't trying to stalk them. Breakfast was freshly cooked and quite delicious, it was taken on a pretty patio surrounded by great views and a number of bird feeders so you could sip coffee while watching humming birds and pretty songbirds feeding. In the early evening you could laze in the hot tub and watch the colours of the mountains as the sun slowly sinks in the west - what a fabulous place.

We were only there for a couple of nights which was a real regret since with so many national parks on the doorstep there is so much to do in that area and if you can find enough time Jeanette can even arrange horse riding through one of her friends so you don't have to join the bigger dustier rides arranged in town.

This was one of the real highlights of our stay and as I said at the start we really did not want to leave so I would have no hesitation in recommending the Castle Valley Inn to anyone - my only regret was we were on a fly drive and typically trying to cram as much as possible into our trip and did everything at a rush and we just did not know how fabulous this place would be before we arrived so I sincerely hope one day we can afford to make a return trip and enjoy Jeanette and Jason's wonderful hospitality and their excellent facilities at a much more leisurely pace.

Room Tip: The Moenkopi Kayenta Suite is a great suite and is lovely and cool on hot nights
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Castle Valley Inn is almost a mirage in the desert. When driving past the beautiful, towering red rocks of the canyon, it was very hard to imagine that we were going to a bed and breakfast that promised to be surrounded by acres of greenery. But low and behold, Castle Valley Inn is exactly as they describe on the website. It has an absolutely gorgeous garden surrounding the cabins and it is all maintained very well. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly black cat, which made it feel very homey. Jason (one of the owners) was very friendly and showed us around the grounds. In the family room of the main house, there are books and DVD's that you can take back to your room. This was a very nice touch and we enjoyed watching some movies in our room. The breakfast was also delicious, but we were so exhausted, we accidentally slept in and missed the time we were supposed to be at breakfast (sorry again!). Thankfully, they made us breakfast despite us waking up late. They also had a very friendly dog who I enjoyed petting after breakfast.

Room tip: the separate cabins (i.e. not in the main house) looked beautiful and were more private than if you were to stay in the main house. We stayed in the Moenkopi/kayenta suite which is a two room suite in the main house (since there were only two of us--they gave us a discounted rate to stay in this room). This room was great for the summer because it is downstairs and is much cooler. However, it could be a little noisy above us since we were directly below the living room. Luckily, they don't allow visitors to walk around the living room past a certain time.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed for two nights in June 2011.

What this B&B does well, is give you access to Moab and the surrounding area without the more commercial trappings you might associate with some 'tourist towns'.

The owners and staff were friendly and professional while still providing a more personal touch that can be lost in a big chain hotel. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was good. The setting was very quiet and relaxing. The local bird life added to this feeling and it was a pleasure to watch the humming birds on a feeder. Abbey the dog further added to the more homely and informal feel.

TV's in the rooms were for use with the DVD and video library with no TV signal. A lap top was available in the lounge for guest use, including internet access with cookies and a paper on the coffee table in front of the fire place.

The inn is situated in a quiet residential area but there are plenty of options for shopping, eating and drinking in Moab, or you could bring back a bottle and relax in the garden area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

In Moab we stayed at the Castle Valley Inn, a charming B&B in a delightful valley 17 kms from Moab. To get there you have to travel along the Colorado River, so it is definitely worth a drive. Jason and Jeanette (his lovely wife from South Africa) run the place and you could not get a warmer welcome. The main house is pretty and it has all the amenities: books and a large collection of videos and dvd’s that you can watch in your own room. There is a lot of attention to detail, like for example you can get a nice piece of homemade cake from the living room and each day it was a different kind of cake. Breakfast is served in the garden, which is very well looked after and has a Jacuzzi that guests can use. Good value for money, a choice of different priced rooms and separate family accommodation. Take a stroll around the valley to see different types of animals. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Wingate room is large but cosy
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed in the Fremont bungalow for 2 nights in June. The accommodation was exactly as described on the website extremely clean with all the amenties. The breakfasts were awesome, especially the quiche. Although the B & B is a little way out of Moab the drive is stunning following the Colorado River down to Castle Valley and is in a very peaceful area. The views from the bungalow overlooking the red rocks are amazing.
We will definately return when we next visit Moab.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in the main house. Our room although fairly small by the American standards was very cosy. It was equipped with a fridge, free internet wi-fi also a guest laptop was available. Breakfast was outstanding, sitting outside with all the scenery around and wildlife was amazing. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the outdoor hot-tub. There isn't much around the area and Moab is about a 25 minute drive.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 424 Amber Lane, Moab, UT 84532
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Location: United States > Utah > Moab
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Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Moab
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Number of rooms: 8
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