We stayed here for two nights whilst visiting Arches NP in Moab.
The drive up to the cabin was exciting and beautiful. Unfortunately we hadn't realised that the quickest road up to the cabin (45 min from Moab) was closing for roadworks. Luckily we got through on the first night when we arrived ( it was subsequently closed the next morning and we had to take the much longer route of 1hr 15min!). We had been emailed about the roadworks but it was one of 6 attachments and we must have missed it - i think this should have been mentioned in the main email and made very noticeable (e.g red, bold text!) as it had a huge impact on our stay and how long we spent driving to and from the cabin each day. That said I guess had we realised the road was going to be closed we may have cancelled our stay which would have been a mistake as it was the highlight of our trip.
All 3 roads up to the cabin were very scenic and quite fun to drive - we saw lots of wildlife in the mornings. We even tried the dirt road once but quickly regretted it - you need a 4 wheel drive. We held our breath the whole way and finally exhaled when we arrived without a puncture!
We stayed in the wildflower cabin which was adorable. It was very pretty & spacious inside. We loved coming home each evening and had fun cooking and eating dinner in the well-stocked kitchenette. Amazingly there was TV (upstairs & downstairs) and supposedly wifi internet but we were not able to get reception during our stay. The highlight was the outdoor shower - it was incredible! The bed was very comfortable and we had the best 2 nights sleep of our holiday. From the bed you could enjoy the gorgeous views but it still felt very private as the cabins are spread across the property out so you do not feel overlooked or have any noise from the other guests.
The whole experience was both exciting and relaxing and we can't wait to come back for a longer stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whispering Oaks Ranch is a gorgeous 50-acre private property located in the La Sal Mountains, just 20 miles southeast of downtown Moab, Utah. We offer 7 comfortable and inspiring cabins each with their own unique amenities, charm and decor. At nearly 8,000 ft elevation the views of the Moab area and the La Sal Mountain peaks are second to none. We are an excellent location for a romantic getaway, a family reunion event, corporate retreat or destination wedding! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whispering Oaks Ranch Moab, Utah