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Tour Group

We traveled with a tour group and spent three nights at Red Cliffs Lodge. The setting is beautiful, with the Colorado River running through the property, the red cliffs themselves all around, and a large green pasture with dozens of horses peacefully grazing. We stayed in one of the deluxe cabins with the river and gentle rapids right outside our our door, viewed from the deck. The cabin had a kitchen and eating area, living room with gas log fireplace, desk, full bath, and large separate bedroom with a jacuzzi tub in the corner (which we didn’t use at all, in an effort to conserve precious water in the desert). It is a bit of a walk from the cabins to the main lodge, but they will come pick you up if you call the front desk. Other amenities include a nice pool, laundry facilities in the pool house, a lovely restaurant, and a winery. Our tour company arranged a wine-tasting one evening, which was delightful. And if you’re a movie fan, check out the movie memorabilia museum on the lower level of the main lodge. Movie- and commercial-making is big business in the area around Moab. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. This is just a beautiful resort…well-maintained and managed. As others have probably mentioned, it is a few miles from downtown Moab, but the setting will knock your socks off!

LibraryLady328 -


Our daughter and now son-in-law had their May wedding here and it was very special. We just want to thank Red Cliffs Lodge for being built where they are along the beautiful Colorado River alongside the beautiful red sandstone, for just being in existence. They provide a beautiful and special experience for people who visit. That is how we feel about the whole experience of our daughter having been married here. The staff are very nice and you feel very welcomed and comfortable here in this beautiful environment. Thank you for having been built.

MajesticMVTours -

Moab Utah Best Vacation Spot

If anyone visits neat Moab Utah, be sure to stay at the Red Cliffs Lodge. This resort is right on the Colorado River, in a valley with giant Red cliffs surrounding. The view is breathtaking! They have a pool, and horses on the property for rent or trail rides. The dining room is great, with an outdoor deck to watch the sun go down while eating dinner. Food is excellent, and reasonable. My only regret is that this place isn’t near Boston. If your trip takes you near Moab, be sure to visit this hotel/resort.

Wellsyank - Boston, Massachusetts

5 Stars Are Not Enough!

This place is a western paradise. Wake up listening to the burbling river and watching the horses munching grass. Then have breakfast in the large sunroom or outside on the deck watching the sun creep up over those beautiful red cliffs. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the afternoon. And at night the shooting stars really put on a show. But that’s not all… Super friendly staff, delicious meals, tastefully decorated large rooms with kitchens and even beach towels for the pool. They think of everything! We also enjoyed the wine tasting and film museum. This place has it all.

NationalParkPA -

One Special Night

Our night was one of those nights where everything was special. Unique room, view of the rocks and river from our room and the restaurant, good prime rib, surprisingly good local cabernet, and a rainbow at sunset.

Tmdossey -

Great views!

Stopped here only for one night on a group motorcycle trip. We will definitely be back. The view from our room was unbelievable. There is a winery at the front of the property with some great wines. They also have wine tasting, all the people at the winery were great fun. We booked this place last minute when our plans changed due to weather. Everyone was very helpful in getting us in. They arranged a large table for our group for dinner and the steaks were fabulous. I wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the pool area. There is a laundry facility which we used and it was clean. Make sure you go the the museum in the basement of the main lodge.

Kesrock -

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

We planned our most recent Land Rover off road trip in Moab. Being the off road enthusiasts that we are, we were very familiar with Moab and their hotel accommodations. Most recently, we decided to book our 16+ families at the Red Cliffs Lodge. This place is AMAZING! Judy is great to work with and did everything in her power to make everything go smoothly. We enjoyed a warm breakfast at the lodge everyday. They had our bag-lunches ready to go every morning and we enjoyed a great Cowboy Cookout on the patio. Kasey handled our group of 45 + like a champ and there was never an empty glass. Guests loved the views, the food and the organization. A huge thanks to Judy and her team at Red Cliffs Lodge for making it a great off road weekend! We will be back.

The team at Land Rover Flatirons iheartdenver - Superior, Colorado

Perfection! Next time will stay longer.

During our trip to the Grand Circle National Parks in Utah, we were lucky enough to stay at the Red Cliff Lodge. If you are looking for a luxurious stay right on the river in proximity to Arches and Canyonlands while feeling like you stepped into a John Wayne movie (because you really have), then come here. We particularly enjoyed the sunset horseback rides, Negro Bill’s hike, river rafting trip, movie museum, and restaurant. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. My only regret was were didn’t book more days. Best place in Moab for a family vacation or a getaway weekend for rest and relaxation. Also, food was fantastic and not over-priced, so why go anywhere else!

SFdaisy - San Francisco

Magnificent Lodge

The lodge is right on the Colorado River in the Canyonland National Park. The Arches National Park is nearby. Rooms are clean and a good size. The food was great and there is a local winery on the grounds. There is also a nice pool and spa. The sunrise and sunsets were magnificent. I would definitely recommend staying here.

BrianS694 - Canberra, Australia

Well Worth the Money and More

We spent two days at this lodge and had a wonderful time. The rooms were more than we expected and the people there were outstanding in service and humor. We will be back for a longer stay and enjoy the scenery that’s nowhere to be found except here. The food was very good and we views we had from our room were great. I can’t say enough about this lodge or the people that work there. We stayed in the 100 block of rooms and were delighted with everything.

BCdeputy - Stonewall, Louisiana

Didn’t stay long enough….

The lodge is right on the Colorado River underneath the beautiful red rocks of Moab. The location is perfect for hiking in Arches and Canyonland National Parks. The food was great and local wine good. There is a beautiful pool and spa on location. We were there during a full moon which was beautiful over the mountains and the sunrise and sunsets were magnificent. I would definitely recommend staying here!

Lbr2468 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Amazing Place, Amazing Room, Amazing Surroundings

After a day on the road and in the Arches national park with +40C, we were dreaming of swimming and we arrived at the Red Cliffs Lodge, we checked in and had a beer watching the breathtaking surrounding scenery… we then went to the pool and this was heaven… The restaurant is also great and the food was outstanding and don’t miss their red wine (produced locally), which is excellent!!

Christian L - Lausanne, Switzerland

Great Place, 14 Miles from Moab

We booked a room for our family, 6 people. We have had 3 fantastic days in this place. Our little house was just in front the Colorado river with an extraordinary view. We got up early to visit Canyonlands, Arches National Park and do some Rafting. Then we came back to Redcliffs around 3-4PM to have fun around the pool and have a fantastic dinner in front of a magic landscape. Everything we did in this place was really great!

Toscane-Aout2013 - Abbadia Isola

Fabulous Resort

We stayed 3 nights at this amazing resort. The reviews we read were spot on. If you want a way to experience the amazing place that Moab is, this is the resort for you. We stayed in a River King Suite and the views were amazing. The staff was very friendly, restaurant served good quality food for the price, and there is even a winery on site to taste and purchase wine. We traveled with our two kids, age 8 and 10. They enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing tetherball. We would highly recommend this resort.

Lisa M - Collierville, Tennessee


This lodge will not disappoint! Beautiful southwest rooms with great beds, small kitchen, and wonderful bathrooms. Individual patios facing the Colorado River! It also has a pool and hot tub for guests. Wine tasting on the property. Great little museum of the area. The restaurant serves delicious foods for breakfast or dinner at very reasonable prices. The property is located several miles outside of Moab and is very secluded and quiet. I use it as my get-away from the city quite a bit!

780Globetrotter - Salt Lake City, Utah

Highly recommend, best location in the valley AND great rooms and amenities

We really enjoyed being there, with he horses in the morning, at our backdoor, with a nice wheat beer on the porch overlooking Colorado River, with a glass of Local Red (Castle Creek) sipping on the door to the museum, that goes for free and has been assembled with great focus on detail covering the history of film making in Moab (John Wayne, etc)

FOL-1003 - Out Islands

Red Cliffs Lodge

Red Cliffs is set in a vast area. The setting is stunning and the view from the restaurant is fantastic. Unfortunately we only had 2 nights here. One day we spent hiking in Arches National Park but we wished we had another day to spend on the Colorado River as there were various activities available. These included Kayaking, tubing, rafting etc. The Ranch also has a pool, which is was lovely to come back to after a days hiking!

Karen P Bromley - United Kingdom

Red Cliffs Rocks!

Red Cliffs Lodge was exactly what we were looking for – a little bit off the beaten track and in an absolutely beautiful setting along the Colorado River. We enjoyed the onsite restaurant and winery, horseback riding and river rafting. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the moderately priced rooms – perfect space. Can’t wait to visit again.

Suzanne H - Chelsea, Michigan

Best Road Trip Ever 2014

We found Red Cliff Lodge on line and thought this looked pretty nice from there pictures, let’s just say the pics didn’t do the lodge justice. This place is AWESOME, totally more then we expected. We were greeted with open arms, the staff was very helpful and willing to do what ever they could to make our stay enjoyable. Clean rooms, food was great oth dinner and breakfast. We did a horse back trail ride, and rafting trip that were both set up by the ladies at the front desk. The Arches National park is about 30 minutes from the lodge, which the drive was just beautiful around every corner was another Kodak moment. Oh yea, the museum about the movie history shot there at the lodge and surrounding area is terrific as well. Rate our stay a definite 10+ Thanks to all at the Red Cliff Lodge

Dave Buell - Columbus, Ohio

Awestruck by Awesome Lodge

Words can hardly describe the majesty of this location. The physical setting is breathtakingly spectacular. Every view in every direction is stunning. Pictures do not do the place justice. Standing on a manicured lawn or lounging in the pool while looking over the Colorado River would be idyllic by itself. Add to that the massive red cliffs and the unearthly rock formations and the scene becomes truly magical. If that were not enough, the lodge provides world-class amenities that enable guests to enjoy the mystical surroundings in rustic luxury. The lodge also offers a range of activities from liesurely to adventurous. The owner, Colin Fryer, has developed a little slice of heaven in this rugged western setting. His family and attentive staff will make sure you are delighted by every aspect of your stay. Put this place on your bucket list.

Rick W - Washington DC

Wonderful, Family Friendly Hotel

My husband and I stayed in a Creekside queen suite with our daughter and our three grandchildren. We loved the beautiful setting and all the activities the resort offered. The grandkids especially loved the pool. We ate in the restauraInt twice. The food was delicious! My husband and I especially liked the Cowboy Museum featuring John Wayne movies. So many of his movies were made in this area. The free wine tasting was enjoyed also. Over all the Red Cliffs Lodge was great!

Kathy P - Helotes, Texas

Loved Every Minute

What a great place to spend a few days. Fantastic service, spacious rooms, delicious food, interesting movie museum. And of course, a stunning location. We would recommend it for families or couples. We booked River rafting and horseback riding, too. A lot of fun.

GAgirls2 - Chesapeake, Virginia

Unwind the River Road and Make Your Way to Red Cliffs Lodge

As you unwind the river road and make your way to Red Cliffs Lodge, the two-thousand foot canyon walls envelope you and hush the bustling world. Where some reviewers have spoken of the distance from town (15 miles) as a disadvantage, I found nothing but the allure of quiet and solitude—a place to rest.

Approaching the property, a herd of horses stand together nuzzling one another. As though the welcome committee, they watch you with large, dark eyes and throw their noses into the air in greeting. You begin to breathe deeper and your heartbeat slows. Without realizing it, you slow and then coast the final yards—reluctant to pass the scene.

The Castle Creek Winery stands as sentry just inside the main arch; its presence promises an evening under the stars—a fine glass of wine in hand as the river’s sounds wash away life’s concerns like watercolors in the rain.

The pasture guides you to the main building, which houses a restaurant, meeting rooms, a film museum, and gift shop you cannot resist browsing often.

Red Cliffs Lodge is nestled at the base of canyon walls so high you will be challenged to capture them in a single photo. Tennis courts, a pool, the horse pasture, a small stream, the Colorado River, and lovely stretches of lawn—which provide a stark plant-to-earth contrast—are scattered beyond.

The gravel road is lined on both sides by a row of rustic suites. To the left, each room’s private back deck faces the pasture and horses are likely to greet you during your morning coffee. On the right the suites are crouched along the bank of the mighty Colorado River. Both provide solitude, though of a different type. Be sure to request your preference.

The suites feel and smell new, though are rustic and earthy—a call to another era. Decorations, artwork, and layouts are functional, yet ever so relaxing. Evidence of the beauty of Moab and John Wayne and other western films abound in artwork throughout the property. With just a little imagination, you can imagine the rugged actor-cowboy walking across the field with his unique swagger.

Though my stay was the first week of November 2015, we were greeted with warm, summer-like weather during the day and cool evenings—though the trees had not yet entirely donned their autumn gold. A few nights in, rain fell and washed the red of the rocks into the water giving new understanding to the Spanish name for colored-red river.

Cabins, like the one in which I stayed, line the river beyond the suites. Each has a small galley kitchen—somewhat larger than in the suites—replete with a Keurig coffee maker, small refrigerator, and full sink. Table and chairs separate the kitchen from the living room, which has a gas fireplace and a desk. The bedrooms are set to either side of a large bathroom.

Stealing from the palette of the canyonlands, the walls of the main rooms are the color of baked clay and minor rooms are those of sundried grey mud. Furnishings are natural woods; large, round, and unpainted; fabrics are southwestern or perhaps Native Indian designs. Each color and decoration diminishes the differences between indoors and out.

Like the suites, each cabin has a private deck with furnishings for enjoying the sun and watching the never-resting river. By mid-afternoon, you are painted with the canyon’s shadows, and the valley becomes both quieter and noisier. Wildlife abounds and you’re likely to see dark shapes scurrying across the lawns or flying across the sky. You may find eyes watching you from a nearby tree as an owl considers your presence.

After a long ride along the Moab cycling trails, or excursion by Hummer, ATV, or jet boat, on this deck, in this place, your body and mind will become a part of the night as stars tease at your thoughts and promise adventures yet to come.

—Cyndie S.
Pinetop, AZ

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