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Red Cliffs Lodge
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
This property has excellent staff and the location is magnificent. The rooms are always clean. The opportunity to have a room with the river right outside your door is not to be beat. The museum is worth a visit.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Entrada_Regatta from: Washington, DC
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Return to RCL in2019 Was Just As Wonderful As The First in 1999
I’ve been to Moab several times over the years on my annual rafting trip, and I’ve stayed at the Red Cliffs Lodge several times. I’ve always loved it. This November, I brought my family with me (two teenage girls, father, and spouse) for the first time. The Lodge (and Moab itself) lived up to all I remembered. The location is wonderful. Right on the Colorado River with red rock cliffs in front and behind. Very close to Arches NP and Canyonlands NP. The rooms and cabins are great; the cabins are especially great for a family. The staff is top notch. I travel 2-3 weeks a month for work, so I stay at a lot of hotels. I’d put the RCL staff up against anywhere else I stay. The front desk staff actually called us during our drive from Grand Junction to Moab because we were coming in late to ask if they should hold a box meal for us since they were running out. And the dining room staff was just as great. The guy who bussed our table during the morning buffet saw us out on the back porch trying to get a family picture, and he put his stuff down and ran out to take it for us. Diane (the hostess) was giving my kids a big hug by the second day when she recognized us from the day before. We will return to Moab soon and we will stay no where else but the RCL. In fact, we’re thinking about bringing the extended family there next year!
naturelover57 from: new jersey
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Just an OK Place
Average. Rooms need updating. Nice people. Good restaurant. Sunday brunch is superb. Room was right on the Colorado River. About 20 minutes to Moab and Arches National Park. Hotel is in a beautiful setting in a very scenic area. The local sights are also very beautiful.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
JosephAndMicki from: Central City, Colorado
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Staying off season has it’s challenges.
I can’t give it 5 stars although I’d like to.
First off, AMAZING PLACE AND VIEWS!
However, we arrived right after Thanksgiving on the way home to Colorado from Arizona, a quick stop from wild and crazy family times.....needing some quiet.
And boy, did we get it. We are one of two rooms occupied here right now, off season, quiet and no real amenities.
So to put this in perspective.... you are driving 16 miles from the nearest gas station, restaurant, townspeople to get here in the boonies from the actual town of Moab. As you’ve already driven over 350 miles from Arizona with a tank reaching below quarter full, you wonder whether there is a gas station on the road, but know you have enough fuel to get you there and back. Queue the amazing views and open the moonroof.
You arrive, tired looking for food, check in and are told the restaurant is only open for breakfast since it’s off season. but they do have sack lunches in the fridge which are actually pretty good, a sandwich, apple, cheetos, and cookie. You grab two and are told you can get a soda or water for free with each one. “They are made fresh every day” the front desk person says.
“Great, because I may be back tomorrow to get them again...no sense wasting an hour’s drive to town and back.”
Room is amazing, view is amazing, place is a little older, but it used to be a movie ranch, plenty of movies made in the area, and they have a museum which tells the tale... very cool.
TV’s are old, and not many channels. WIFI works great.
Bed is comfy, and man is it ever QUIET out here, a perfect retreat from wild family shenanigans.
They had beer next to the sandwiches so I opened the one I bought and chowed down on a very hefty roast beef, very fresh.
Luckily I had other snacks from Thanksgiving, ...chips, chocolate, oranges, more chips, water, pretzels.
Still I would have liked to be able to order a pizza.
Next day comes, relax, quiet, surf the net, drink coffee (room is well stocked with coffee and fixin’s, a fridge, toaster etc.) -no stove-
Didn’t go to breakfast, but later wanted something.....off to get two more sandwiches, but they only had ONE. Asked if they could make another or if they had another and no luck. “They make them in the morning and when they are gone, they are gone”.
Who the heck ate them all? There’s only two occupied rooms?
Back at my wife’s and my room....
“Honey, was there any chance only one sandwich bag was left yesterday after we bought those two?”
“I think so”.
Ok, so either a massive run or they didn’t make any more. Maybe the other occupied room had more experience at this place and is hoarding the sacks.
Moral of the story? BRING FOOD, stock up before coming here. You have a decent kitchen, no stove, but a microwave. Bring beer, snacks, food!..
Other than that, a pretty cool place, isolated and I like that, but in the off season, don’t expect any real amenities.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 2
almdec from: San Francisco, CA
Published Date: Dec, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Amazing location on the Colorado River in a red wall canyon
We had a great time here. It really feels like "the west." We enjoyed a horseback ride with Magda who was a wonderful canyon guide and made all of us inexperienced riders feel confident on our horses as they navigated the rocky trails and walked through a creek (four times!). We loved walking around the grounds, taking the trail down to the river, looking at horses and cows graze, etc. We also enjoyed our dinners in the Cowboy Grill and looking around museum of western movies they have downstairs. The only criticism is the heater was a bit loud in the room when it came on periodically, but we all still slept well.