Sorrel River Ranch Resort
What We Love
- Sorrel's dedication to conservation and sustainability
- Personalized, attentive service
- High staff/guest ratio
- Breakfast on the patio overlooking the river
- In-room bath products by Angelo Caroli
- You can bring your dog — and even your horse
What To Know
- It’s a 30-minute drive to downtown Moab and Arches National Park
- Though it’s dry heat, summer highs average around 95 degrees
- Watch for wildlife — mountain lions and rattlesnakes live in these parts
- Nearby, quaint Moab has limited cultural and culinary options
- Moderately high (4,000-foot) altitude can take getting used to for some
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Sorrel River Ranch Resort in Moab, you’ll be close to The Red Hills. This 4-star resort is within the region of Delicate Arch and The Windows.
Make yourself at home in one of the 55 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a spa tub, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar and a pool view. You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
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Our experience here was disappointing- the setting is spectacular and that's the most positive comment I can make. We stayed in a Balcony Studio room for 2 nights and paid $2,019.10 which should have netted us a 4/5-star experience but did not. Our room was terribly warm even though we turned the AC down and closed all the blinds. The thermostat would not go lower than 68 degrees. We called and requested maintenance. They were in our room til 10 pm and said management had set the controls to not go below 68 and they could not override it. The room never cooled down and it was miserable. The rooms/bathrooms need renovation; the furniture and bedding seem worn. Housekeeping was sloppy. We had to ask at the front desk for a bar of soap the first night, with no apology, and the second day we did not receive any refresh of toiletries. The previous day's used bottles were still in the shower with a smidge left- not enough for 2 people so we had to use our personal supply without time to wait for housekeeping. They had also left the previous day's glasses in the sink without a refresh. We felt that no value was received for the $194 ranch resort fee and this just seemed a way to add on to the high room rate. The pool was outdated and below average. All in all, I would suggest Moab visitors stay in town instead of out in this remote location- there are a number of places to stay that offer close access to the darling shops, restaurants and adventure centers for outdoor activities.
Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa was an amazing "immersive" experience in luxury and natural beauty. The resort is set in a pristine valley surrounded by red rock mountains - right along the banks of the flowing Colorado River. I stayed in a cabin suite, just yards away from the river with a view of the red rock cliffs on the opposite shore. Enjoyed the warmth of the sun, rising over the cliffs in the morning and setting at night. Also gathered with fellow guests to enjoy s'mores around a campfire each night. The hospitality of management and staff provided a nice community feel - which included a Garden Dinner where their award-winning chef provided a four-course meal and wine. I also enjoyed several guided outdoor activities, booked through their on-site adventure center - hiking through Fisher Towers, driving an ATV through nearby rocky hills and valleys, and a sunset horseback ride. Do not miss out on this experience!
I led a yoga retreat at Sorrel River Ranch which was truly a transformational experience! The setting, the service, the staff's willingness to accommodate our every request, the creative and really delicious locally sourced food was outstanding! Not only was the resort beautiful, but the proximity to iconic adventure locations immeasurable! We did a hike to delicate arches with experienced guides, A rafting trip down the Colorado River, Local hikes, Horseback sunset Rides, and a Jeep tour thru Hell's Revenge and Hell's Gate with Jeff finessing at the wheel which was probably the single most fun adventure I have ever had!!!
I am already planning my return trip!
We decided to go to Moab for our 15th wedding anniversary. Sorrel River Ranch looked great online. Pricey but it was a very special occasion and I assumed it would be worth the near 700 dollars a night. As other have said, the location and views are stunning. The staff was mostly friendly. Here is what wasted my money:
1. Our bed was so hard that we did not sleep for 4 nights. I complained to the front desk and they asked if I would like a topper. I said yes expecting a decent topper. Nope, it was essentially a thicker mattress pad.
2. The first night our sheets had a layer of grit on them, yup they were sandy.
3. The floor turned my feet black. I took a shower in the not so luxurious bathroom and walked to the dresser to get dresses. I was stunned that my feet were black from the floor. Same thing happened to my husband. It took them 2 days to mop the floor and even then, it was not clean. We have 5 dogs and this never happens in my house, let alone when I ha e paid nearly 700 dollars a night!
3. The food was okay but way over priced.
4. The 700 per night only includes complementary coffee.
5. They said a manager would call me when I was checking out to make things right. That was two days ago.
We would have been better off camping. I wanted to stat someplace special but o feel like I just wasted close to $4,000. I paid as much per day on a Seaborn Cruise that included drinks, food, a comfortable bed, the French coastline, and impeccable service. Perhaps we should have done another cruise.
We were impressed the moment we checked in. The front desk staff are friendly and professional. The rooms are superb, very relaxing and clean. We were impressed with all the staff we encountered, they seemed to really enjoy being there and serving the guests. The food is delicious, very well presented and fresh. We booked a private 3-hour horse ride. Dianne our guide was wonderful. She and her partner oversee the horses on the ranch. The ride took us beyond the ranch and into the hills. It was breathtaking and beautiful. We were also impressed that Dianne and her partner took great care of the horses. They knew their temperaments and made sure they were not over worked or stressed. We have been to many places riding and have never seen that level of care regarding the horses. Next, we booked a UTV ride with Rory. He was fun and knows a lot about the area. He impressed us with his safety, knowledge and respect for nature. We stopped on the dirt road a few times to look out at the view, and he would stop to pick up any garbage other riders had left behind so that the natural environment wasn’t spoiled. Our vacation had to end expectantly early because we received an emergency call from our daughter. Our granddaughter was in ICU so we packed immediately to drive back to Portland. The front desk was very compassionate and helped expedite our checking out of the hotel. One of the front desk gentlemen even called us the next morning to make sure we were ok because we had a long drive back. I believe his name was O’Neal? That really showed us that not only do the staff want you to have a wonderful time but they also care about your wellbeing.