My wife Nancy and I have completed a recent tour of the West, including CO, SD, ND, MT, WY, UT, and AZ. For the first time, we spent the majority of our stays at B&B's and Inns. If you can afford to do so, we recommend it.
Adobe Abode was a delightful place to stay. Our host, Keith, was very interested in us enjoying our stay in his home, along with his many other guests. He was there for us when we needed suggestions about where to go, what to do, where to eat, etc. -- otherwise, he was as close to "invisible" as a gracious host can be.
Moab is a great focal point for touring several area parks and wonders. So, first and foremost, AA gives you a great starting location. As a B&B, it has the ambiance of an owner's home with an unobtrusive presence. That said, this place is all Keith. Our host is an "artist" (he denies it) that expresses himself in metalwork, which can be found throughout this home -- both in its construction details, and in its decoration. You cannot miss Keith's work. It is literally everywhere.
A standard B&B this is not. A home, however, is what it is. And Keith shares it, genuinely hoping you'll enjoy the experience, feel comfortable, and relax. The first floor has plenty of common area to enjoy, though frankly, if like us, you are too busy being out and about to spend much time there. Nonetheless, breakfast is served there, made up fresh for you as you wish around 8:00AM, or later if you prefer, with some flexibility... fresh coffee is brewed by 7:00AM, and you can use the morning as you wish, mingling with other guests, sleeping in, whatever... just a very relaxed atmosphere.
Your room is keyed, and Keith gives you privacy. You decide how much attention your room needs during your stay (we stayed two nights, and required only fresh towels each morning). The room had its own mini fridge for wine and beer and drinks, and Keith provides same at the common area for you to take to your room... a very nice touch.
The Abode is clean, well maintained, adequately furnished, and uniquely decorated (to say the least). The decor is somewhat eclectic -- not exactly Western, but very much "in touch" with the surrounding area.
From Keith we discovered a wonderful sunset treat with the Moab Cowboy leading us on an off road tour adventure on Hell's Revenge. We also learned of a wonderful place to stop for lunch on our drive to Denver, after our stay, at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Those two tips alone made a two night stay into a grand adventure we'll never forget.
Don't let the VG Rating fool you... this is one of the better stays, and could easily have rated "excellent" except for some "over the top" experiences we had. On a 5 point scale, this rates a 4.4-4.5 in my book.
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- Adobe Abode Bed & Breakfast Moab, Utah