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Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
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.
sarahferr from: New Paltz, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Luxury stay in Moab
Beautiful ranch that offers seclusion and stunning views of the Colorado River and red rock formations. The River Grill has wonderful top of the line food and wine. You will not be disappointed! Sorrel offers horseback riding, yoga, morning hikes, mountain biking, etc.
TeresaB25 from: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jan, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018 Rating: 3
I have dreamed of staying here since I first saw it
In years past we have stayed in Castle Valley on our visits to the area parks, so we passed this property twice a day. It is in a gorgeous setting. Our views were amazing and we enjoyed our family suite very much, spacious and comfortable for relaxing.
The dining experience was unsatisfactory. The first night of our visit we ate in the restaurant on site and I almost choked at the prices, but hoped the meal would be special. It was fine, but not worth the cost. We were in Moab for every other meal. I felt a bit bad for them, noticing how few guests used the restaurant, but the prices were wildly out of sync with the food and the 18% gratuity on overpriced food sealed our decision to eat elsewhere.
I have wanted to stay at this resort since I first saw it so have thought a lot about our experience during our five night stay. I think it is an expensive operation and there appear to be far too few rooms for them to stay open if they charged less. Nevertheless, we stay in lovely hotels all over the world and this was quite a bit pricier than Le Trois Roi on the Rhine in Basel, Switzerland, or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna. With that perspective, I’m not sure how they stay in operation here. However, looking at the other options for lodging in the area, the choices are meager. We wanted a nice experience and we got it, but boy did we ever pay for it. My attitude and review would be far more positive if we had paid $300 per night. Sadly, as much as I loved it, the out of proportion expense spoiled our experience. We will be back to our nice B&B in Castle Valley for our next visit, but at least we gave it a try.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 29, 2018 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Exceptional in every way
From the scenery to the ranch itself there is nothing to fault. the scenery is breathtaking and the service and standard of food is first rate. A hidden gem in utah for the discerning traveller. The fire pit at night was a real winner with our family
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5