by Lissa Poirot
For a more authentic visit to Moab, rent a cabin at the Pack Creek Ranch. Nestled into the foothills of the La Sal Mountains, the ranch offers 10 fully renovated cabins for guests. Originally, the cabins served as housing for ranch hands. Today, many of the cabins feature full kitchens and fireplaces. Cabins range in size from one to three bedrooms with rustic log cabin and stone features, living space, separate bedrooms and kitchens. To fully enjoy this cowboy experience, there are no TV’s or telephones. Daily housekeeping is not standard, but can be requested. Guests may also enjoy the ranch’s outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Some cabins allow pets.
Our Editor Loves
- Individual cabins with complete privacy
- Full kitchens
- Up to three bedroom options
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
Such a shame this nice property is so badly managed! We liked the house and setting, but had no Internet during the whole stay (property manager never answered our numerous voicemails to try to solve the issue), the shower of one of the bathrooms was severely clogged, the barbecue not usable with a super dirty grid (no tools/products available to clean it ourselves), the seasonal pool was closed mid-May (wish they gave the dates when it opens in the ad...) and the sauna was out of order! Overall we felt we paid a high price compared to the level of service we got...
PLUS we accidentally left behind a very expensive valuable and realized it the same day we left the property, so we were able to contact the property manager to alert the cleaning team and try to find it. They absolutely never called us back, did not do their job properly. This rental is now managed by VACASA and the people answering the phone are not locally based and apparently cannot communicate at all with the local teams.
We found this little gem of a place on VRBO. After reading reviews on TripAdvisor we booked for a stay during Labor Day 2018. I can't begin to tell you how Awesome this place was to stay at. Do you like the Milky Way Galaxy? You can see it here. Do you like the peace and quiet? You can have that here. Do you like to save money on lodging? You can do that here.
We stayed in the Creekside West cabin. Family of four with a teenager and a pre teen. This place was big enough for all of us. The kitchen was fully stocked and equipped, The only really downfall was the tiny shower. It is tiny! The pool was a nice addition but we didn't use it, a bit too cold in September.
Pack Creek Ranch is located about 20 minutes outside of Moab and away from all the noise and light pollution. Our kids enjoyed petting the goats on the farm and eating the apples from the apple orchard. I highly recommend this place for your next getaway in Moab.