Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa


Sorrel Ranch exudes a frontier-living lifestyle but with all the luxury amenities.


Life on the frontier can be tough. Luckily there is the Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, a luxury gem settled in the red rock cliffs and desert landscape of Moab, UT.

This resort has the distinction of being Utah’s only member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, as well as the sole AAA Four-Diamond resort in Moab. The property boasts a wide range of luxe room types along with a cohesive mix of traditional ranch activities. We are told that the River View Deluxe Suites, each at 650 square feet, are the most requested options. What to expect: These particular picks have a luxury bathroom with free-standing, claw-foot hydrotherapy tub and separate oversized glass shower, private deck, kitchenette with dining area and large picture windows—which lend themselves to views of the Colorado River.

Top View: Because of the topography, you can’t go wrong choosing any of the accommodations—not with postcard-perfect vistas of the river, the red rock cliffs of Arches National Park and the myriad buttes and mesas (think Red River, or any classic Western film, for that matter).

Those traveling with young cowboys and cowgirls should opt for the River View Family Suite, which, at two levels and 1,000 square feet, has ample space. Parents can unwind after a day spent on the trails in the king-size bed downstairs while kids retire to the two queen-size beds on the second level (or they can jump on them if they haven’t got enough activities in during the day).

Speaking of which, guests have a range of ranch activities to choose from such as rock climbing and rappelling, private rafting trips, biking, hiking, 4x4 tours and campfires. A real Western treat is horseback riding, as well as learning about the history of the Old West.

Guest Rooms stay true to the location with Western motifs.


Even the most authentic ranch experience can still include spa pampering. At Sorrel Ranch, your VIPs can lounge in any of the five treatment rooms, or enjoy a romantic escape in the Couple’s Suite—make sure to ask for Faye, the most popular masseuse as well as the spa director.

For dining, try River Grill, a local favorite that brings a French fusion twist to American ranch classics (think house-smoked Utah trout with crème fraîche, capers and lemon wedge).

Bathrooms offer wide views of the red rocks.

Matt Ceniceros ([email protected]; 435-259-4642, ext. 332) is the general manager and can be contacted directly. The most difficult time to book rooms is late summer and early fall. Try to book six to nine months in advance to ensure availability.

The Resort Grounds are meticulously groomed. Beyond them, the natural red rock formations stretch for miles.


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