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Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
gusgast from: Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Relax and enjoy nature’s beauty!
My wife and I spent a wonderful time with our children at Sorrel River Ranch. The setting is spectacular on the banks of the Colorado River and the accommodations were very clean and comfortable. You are away from the hustle and bustle of Moab yet conveniently close to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Outdoor activities abound - hiking, horses, rafting, UTV’s, jeeps, to name just a few. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. There was a nice variety of tasty food choices offered in the restaurant. And who doesn’t love s’mores outside by the fire!
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
WOW! Could not be MORE IMPRESSED with this resort! Gorgeous rooms, stunning views, offers everything! Clean, top of the line, accessible, and everywhere you look is a fabulous view! VERY friendly staff! Lots to do, with a super relaxing, chill vibe! I'd live here if I could, it's truly spectacular in every sense!! LOVED it and HIGHLY recommend it!!!!!
- Value: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
The ranch and its staff were phenomenal. We intend to go back. Everything you need is on site. And located right on the banks of the Colorado River. I would recommend to families and couples. Short drive to Moab, Arches and Canyonlands.
EdGHTW from: Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
Christmas with a beautiful view
We (family of four from the UK - kids 11 and 9) stayed for three nights over Christmas. We enjoyed our stay but it was expensive for what it was and (maybe because it was Christmas) some of the staff seemed pretty disinterested.
We stayed in a family suite overlooking the river. The room was pretty decent - clean, tidy, spacious. TV was old and small compared to all the other hotels we stayed in in the US. Kitchenette area was useful. Upstairs bathroom was very nice, downstairs bathroom a bit tired and could do with updating. View from the porch was fantastic - looking across the river to huge red cliffs - very special to wake up to on Christmas morning.
Restaurant was okay - it felt like they were trying to over complicate everything in order to justify the high prices. It felt like they could have simplified the menu, made it a bit cheaper and made everyone happier. On the first night we had made a booking but the only tables available were upstairs (which was completely empty and as a result had no atmosphere) so we waited for a while playing games (kids can't sit at the bar - Utah laws) - which was okay but not perfect.
We did a UTV drive up the Onion Creek Trail which was pretty good fun. A really beautiful trail up the mountain side crossing over creeks to get to a sheltered ranch in a valley. At US 800 for 4 of us (only one driver) it was not cheap though!
The staff were a mixture between extremely helpful - one of the waitresses and one of the receptionists and pretty indifferent - the rest of the receptionists. For example as we were leaving there was a lot of snow forecast and we were driving to Bryce Canyon so I asked if the receptionist knew anything about the likely road conditions and whether we would be safer to take the longer route on highways rather than the scenic route. His answer was that he didn't know as he wasn't from the area before looking back at his computer screen. No offer to go and check with a colleague to see if anyone could say or even to have a look at the Utah roads website (which I later found to have loads of webcams and very good detailing on all the mountain passes).
If you are planning to play a game of pool you should know that the pool table is completely broken - all the balls roll towards the middle.
All in all in a nice place with amazing views but not nearly good enough given the prices and doesn't really live up to its own marketing.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 3
KARXPRT from: Tustin, California
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Feb, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great Place for Sights and Adventure
Sorrel River Ranch is about twenty or thirty minutes outside Moab on the banks of the Colorado River. The rooms are four to a cottage for most of the resort. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are decorated in a western theme that's a bit hokey, but not distasteful. There is a thick guide book in each room offering adventure activities. Not cheap. This is a great base point to get to Arches National Park. That is a must see national park.