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Retreat Lodge & Cabins at Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary and Healing Center

1415 East Highway 46, La Sal, UT 84530
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We are a cozy, homey and clean lodging facility on the outskirts of Moab, and we provide lodge rooms and cabins to rent. We are a healing center and we do provide healing services such as Shamanic Work, Plant Medicine, Animal Healing, and much more. Not only are we a peaceful and cozy sanctuary for our human friends, we are also a sanctuary and home for special needs animals, such as horses, cats and dogs. We are a non-profit 501c3 rescue. If you are interested, we do accept volunteers. You know when you step onto this land that it is special. This land is filled with the energy of spirit, of healing and of service. Here at Mt. Peale, we believe in honoring the totality of life. The spirit of this land has healed us, and so many others who have been guided here. We invite you to come and have sanctuary here among the people and the animals of this land.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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1415 East Highway 46, La Sal, UT 84530
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Brooke0505 wrote a review May 2018
Tempe, Arizona155 contributions1 helpful vote
The lodge at Mt Peale was the perfect place for us to get off the beaten path. Refreshing and relaxing beautiful scenery everywhere. Our host Morgana is awesome and was very inviting, all areas were kept nice and clean. We really enjoyed our time at the lodge just relaxing breathing the fresh air and taking in the beautiful mountain scenery we also enjoyed balancing the relaxation out with helping out with the horses as well as walking a couple of dogs. The owners were nice and happy to have us help out and we were happy to help and very appreciative of the hard work that they put into helping the animals at the sanctuary, many who have special needs. The lodge at Mt. Peale is certainly a sanctuary and a place of healing and we can't wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Jeanie A wrote a review Mar 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO92 contributions31 helpful votes
We were a family of 5 adults traveling to see Moab and all the National Parks. PROS: Cabins are beautiful inside and out, beds were very comfortable, full kitchen + washer/dryer was handy, nice wrap-around deck with outdoor seating, beautiful views, quiet area to be in, cool deer sightings. The people who run it are very kind and their sanctuary for animals is a wonderful thing to do. CONS: It is 28 miles/40 min from the town of Moab (and not time-efficient at all for getting to & from our adventures), Closest gas station or store is in Moab, Wifi in cabin is really bad (and I mean almost non-existent. Absolutely weak downloading of a page and definitely no streaming), no Verizon cell phone service at ALL (Landline available only at the main lodge), the living/gathering area is too small (since it is also part of the kitchen area) especially if you have little kids that need a play area, and comfortably seats only 3 adults (even though cabin sleeps 6 people), water was not as hot as we prefer (compact shower stall with no tub), outdated (and up too high to view) TV & DVD/VCR combo unit with no HDMI port to hook up laptops or other electronics. The biggest bummer about the wifi was not being able to research & plan the next day's adventures, find cool places to eat based on online ratings, etc... We were told the wifi was better at the main lodge. (This was not a convenient option to go drive or walk to to get wifi each time you needed it.) But even when using that 2nd network it kept kicking us out and was never a stable connection for more than a few minutes at a time. ***In summary, if you want to be COMPLETELY off the grid, be far from Moab smack-dab in the middle of nowhere, and are able to self-entertain, this is your perfect place!
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
duckpondep wrote a review Oct 2017
East Palestine, Ohio98 contributions62 helpful votes
My husband & I have been to 50+ countries & islands. We've stayed in new hotels, old '50's motels, 5-star Fairmonts, crowded hostels, B & B's, apartments, beach houses, tiny cruise ship cabins, a tree house & a few places that others might call "dumps". We are not picky people & don't complain as evidenced by the many reviews I have submitted to Trip Advisor during the last 10 years. That said, I will begin my review. PROS: The sleeping room & bathroom were clean & the decor was nice. The room had a ceiling fan, which is always welcome. The view of the mountain from our shared deck was spectacular. CONS: The description of this place on hotels.com said, "MAIN AMENITIES: 10 CABINS". Some might assume they'd sleep in one of 10 cabins. That's what we assumed. (Please note that we were not searching for a hostel, a B & B or a boarding house when we booked.) The Sanctuary sits in a very dark, remote area more than 30 miles from Moab. By the time we found it, it was 9:55 pm. The parking lot was dark. Black. No lighting. My husband went up steps to what we assumed would be an office with a person who would direct us to "our" cabin. Instead we found nobody. No one came to the door. A note taped to the door directed us up a ramp, through an unlocked door of a BIG HOUSE, through an empty dining room, a kitchen, a living room, up steps & to a little "room" upstairs at the end of a hall. The door to our "room" was standing open. My husband was parking the car so I went in alone & thought it was a bit creepy to be in there alone after finding both the exterior door & our individual room door unlocked in this remote area of Utah. (My husband was a Police Chief-we don't leave our doors unlocked.) At that point, I did hear voices behind a door across the hall from our room, so I guess we weren't actually alone in the house although we saw no guests OR employees that night. I had a carton of milk with me & didn't see an ice machine but did see a large fridge in the kitchen so I put my milk in there. The sign on that particular fridge said not to eat anything from it unless YOU purchased it. We were confused as to what type of place this was, since we were expecting to be directed to a cabin, but instead it seemed we were in a little room in a hostel with no host. There was just a partial roll of toilet paper on our roll when we got there the first night, no bar soap, no hair dryer, no shampoo. There was pump hand soap in there. There were no printed pamphlets on the table in our sleeping quarters like there are in most lodging establishments, no binder with helpful information. I was disappointed when we climbed into bed & felt the scratchy FLANNEL sheets. (It had been nearly 80 at the National Park that day.) As another reviewer posted, the sheets felt like SANDPAPER. After tossing & turning on the rough sheets, I finally fell asleep but woke up in total darkness needing to use the bathroom. The bed that we were given to sleep in was shoved against the wall under a sloped ceiling & the ceiling had huge beams nailed to it. (6-12 inches) (see my photos) I am only 5'2" but as I went from a sleeping position to a sitting position I cracked the right side of my head on one of the beams so hard that it woke my husband up. (and possibly the people across the hall) The pain was excruciating. Since the bed is shoved against the wall under low beams & the footboard is actually a log, I had no way to get out until my husband got out of bed so that I could crawl out his side. Later I had to wake him & he had to get up again because my head was throbbing so badly from hitting the beam that I needed to go into the bathroom again to take Ibuprofen. The next morning I used my own milk from the big fridge downstairs & some cereal that I had brought from home & ate upstairs in our sleeping quarters. My husband went downstairs. He was told that food was provided in the dining room & the fridge in the other room. (a DIFFERENT fridge) We left for the day & returned the second night at 10:55 after eating in Moab again (we didn't see any restaurants near this place). Again, we entered an unlocked, quiet house with no employees or proprietors visible. We found that not only were the rough sheets not changed (my dream was that they would be GONE) but the bed wasn't even made. The sheets & bedspread were still in a tangled mess, just as we'd left them 14 hours earlier. No one had replenished the toilet paper or emptied our nasty trash while we were gone & the wet towels remained along with a dirty drinking glass that I had milk in earlier. (No Kleenex boxes were provided, either.) There was a sign taped to a door that said the housekeeper had taken the day off. (not sure how many days that sign was there) In all of our travels, we have never had a rental that didn't provide us with TOILET PAPER. We had no cell phone service in this remote area & there was supposed to be a map of the property that showed where the owners' house was located, but at nearly 11pm we did not want to go looking for someone's house in the dark & didn't want to wake anyone requesting toilet paper. There were no stores nearby to buy any. We looked all around our room for toilet paper. I looked behind the bathroom door & even under the bed. There was a closet in our bathroom but it was PADLOCKED. So my husband decided to go to the public bathroom downstairs next to the dining room to see if there were any extra rolls of TP in there. There were none. So he just pulled a bunch from the open roll that was in use down there & brought a big wad of it up to our room. Unbelievable. Once again, I had to sleep under the beam & wake my husband to get in & out. I hadn't purchased milk since my husband was told by Chris (?) that the breakfast items were provided. So the next morning we BOTH went into the dining room, put (their) cereal into bowls & poured (their) milk from the proper fridge onto the cereal. I took one bite & nearly gagged. The milk was outdated & sour. We both immediately dumped our breakfasts into the trash. Just then Chris (?) walked in & my husband politely told her she should check the out date on the milk provided. She told him that she doesn't have time to check on the age of the food & when she dumped the gallon jug of sour milk down the kitchen drain I heard her say that the sour milk would be "a good probiotic for the septic system". We quickly packed our bags & got out of there. My head was aching & continued to hurt on the right side throughout my entire vacation unless I took Ibuprofen. No owners introduced themselves to me during any of the 3 days we were there. My husband pointed out who Chris was during the milk incident, but she never said a word to me. I had hoped there might be some interaction with animals, but as I said, no owners even spoke to me, so that didn't happen. Although there was no binder containing helpful information on the table by the bed, there was a jar of money there with a sign on it asking for donations to take care of the owners' animals. If this is actually a hostel, I think it should be advertised as one. My husband & I only travel with carry-on luggage....we don't travel with bed sheets, rolls of toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner or a hair dryer. And I don't COOK when I am on vacation. Coincidentally our reservation the next night was in a "cabin" at Duke's in Hanksville. After our unpleasant experience at Mt. Peale we didn't know what to expect at another "cabin" but after a day of hiking in dust in another National Park, it was wonderful to arrive at Duke's to discover we had a cabin all to ourselves that was filled with fresh towels, plenty of toilet paper (2 rolls), Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, a bathtub, a hair dryer, 2 beds with soft sheets, a cathedral ceiling over the beds & a restaurant within walking distance. In some ways Mt. Peale seemed to be a B & B but I have never known of a B & B to offer their guests sour outdated milk. If you are not expecting many amenities and don't mind being 30 miles from stores & restaurants, you may love this place. If you are a very short person traveling alone, you might enjoy sleeping in the bed under the sloped ceiling with the huge protruding beams. We didn't.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay away from the room with the sloped beamed ceiling over the bed
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Richard M wrote a review Sep 2017
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Stayed at a cabin. Was very clean and quiet. Only saw the owner one time. The view of the mountains was outstanding. I didn't care that it was off the beaten path. We went North and South so this was right where I needed to be. Would go back in a heartbeat
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
Alyssa S wrote a review Sep 2017
10 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband booked this night for us after hiking the Arches all day! Off the beaten path a bit, you pull up to a little oasis. I immediately had an "at home" feeling. There was a note for us with clear directions to our room, which we found to be very clean and comfortable! I loved the energy of this place! It was just what we needed. We had a great night sleep and was able to keep some of our food and drink in the community fridge. In the morning we enjoyed coffee and bagels they supply. Angela was amazing! I expressed my love for animals and was able to help her walk their dogs in the morning, which I enjoyed beyond words! Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!!! We would go back if ever there again!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$109 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesUtahLa Sal
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