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Under Canvas Moab
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Eh, not what I expected
When you pay $540 all in for 2 nights, you expect to be getting an experience worth staying here instead of a hotel (for the same price or cheaper). Unsure what part of “glam” is Under Canvas Moab glamping.
PROS- Comfortable bed, USB packs we could charge our phones in, convenient parking a minute walk away from our tent.
CONS- Extremely hot with no effort on Under Canvas’ end to make the experience more enjoyable. We had 2 hand-sized fans in our tent that barely helped. There were misters in our tent but when we tried to use during the day we were told they only go on later in the afternoon and ours were broken when we finally could use. You would think for so much $$ they would get bigger fans or figure out the air circulation when temps are at 100 degrees.
There was no cold water or ice available the entire time we were there, which is CRAZY when it is peak heat. The water available was lukewarm and we had to drive into town everyday to buy ice to use for our cooler (which I will get to the food situation below...)
The grill area was in direct sunlight at prime dinner time and had some trendy tent/shading that looked cool but didn’t actually cover the tables or grills. No misters or any sort of fans. No utensils, grill cleaner, when we asked for a can opener they told us no. I get it that COVID has made providing utensils tough, but again you’d think for the $$ they would provide SOMETHING. We brought all of our own food in a cooler, brought our own plates, cooking supplies, etc and then washed everything in a plastic bin (UC provided a plastic bin and soap but no sponge).
The communal bathrooms were dirty and nothing better than shared bathrooms I’ve encountered in actual campgrounds. Great to have them, but wouldn’t consider them “glam” or even nice. The bathroom line was long in the morning when I woke up, so I had to wait ~5 min or so to brush my teeth and use the restroom.
All in all, we were really excited and disappointed by the experience. On Instagram it seems so luxe and fun, when in reality it’s just a hot tent in a desert with little to no amenities. Seems like other locations are nicer, but then again that could just be for the ‘gram
jaimew920 from: New Hartford, Connecticut
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Great but pricey
This was our first time to Moab and first time glamping (and camping). We stayed for 1 night on our tour of the National parks.
We got the Deluxe tent so having a personal bathroom was quite nice, especially when we got back late.
The bed was really comfortable and my kids said the cots were as well.
Due to our schedule we didn’t get to spend much time there, I would recommend allowing more time to enjoy the camp.
They provided ear plugs to block out the noise from the wind and we found out also the road noise. We were disappointed with how much we could hear the traffic from the road, loud trucks, which ruined the experience a bit. For the price we paid, was hoping for it to be a bit more serene.
Regarding booking, I checked multiple times and the week was sold out, a couple of days before I was able to book the night. I was surprised at how empty the camp was given it appeared sold out right before. If you’re trying to book, just keep checking for availability.
The location was very convenient to Arches National Park.
Christine T from: Thornton, Colorado
Published Date: Jul, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Request north/south exposure
The tents are lovely and clean. The shared bathrooms are well maintained. We booked for two nights and left after the first night. This is a desert property and the door to the tent had a western exposure. We were unable to enjoy the tent until after the sun set! There were bbq for grilling but no utensils and did not see any water for washing dishes. You may want to do some discovery for these items.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Published Date: Jul, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Beautiful, clean but overpriced
This was a very overpriced stay. The tents are clean and comfortable but the location of our tent was next to a parking lot that consisted of bright car lights, door slamming and voices at night and early mornings. I was expecting a lot more for what we paid for. Would recommended checking the map and location of tents. Not all tents have a great view or ideal location.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 2
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 3
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
tcaselman from: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
This was an amazing experience. We even donned formal wear for a photo shoot of our glamping. Accommodations were super comfortable and the customer service was outstanding. Everyone was super friendly and helpful - and careful due to COVID. We liked it even more than our experience at Under Canvas Grand Canyon. We’ll be back!!!!