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Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Moab
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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“Modern western style by the river.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Found the place as a modern western. Right at the Colorado River any close to the river and you will be in it. The rooms are decorated with chic modern cowboy flair. With all the amenities from a coffee maker to oversize whirlpool tubs in the room. It was so nice waking up to my private terrace and while sipping a cup of coffee watched the rafters going down the river. The terrace are strategy designed for your privacy. I have visited twice.

  • Stayed November 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

The position of the cabins beside the river and the backdrop of the red rocks is stunning . The accommodation matches the location and is of the highest specification. Given these aforementioned attributes the restaurant lets the side down in terms of quality also the service was very willing but rather amateur for these prices. In defence of the establishment our stay coincided with a large conference which may have adversely effected normal service although of course that should not be the case.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Excellent location, view is outstanding.
Bungalow is quite spacious, kitchenette is ok.
Restaurant is not bad, needs more specials.
Unfortunately there are very few choices (restaurants) within 17 miles around.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
I think hotel could do a little more to compensate for it remote location,
But overall experience is very positive, we liked it very much.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

The property is gorgeous!
I highly recommend splurging & getting the private corner room at the far end of the property. It was such a highlight, that we stayed an extra night, & also had breakfast delivered to our balcony with views of the mighty Colorado & mountains. The view from each window is fantastic, including the indoor jacuzzi. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, ambiance, the food, the winery next door, and the proximity to Moab, and yet you are a world away from the kitschy little touristy town in a world of your own. It was a fabulous haven for us when the national parks shut down. Really beautiful!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Sorrel River has the most idyllic setting imaginable - gorgeous red rock and Colorado River views, all from your cabin's front porch. How can you beat a clear view of the Milky Way or watching sunrises and sunsets turn the rocks to fire? Nine days was not enough. The cabin accommodations are quite nice, but the bathrooms need some more careful thought -- lighting is very dim, towels are not convenient to shower and tub, shower needs additional ledges or storage space. I found the practice of giving several teensy bars of soap but replacing them every day a bit odd. Housekeeping was very good most of the time but not great -- way too late at least once and the floor was gritty from the ubiquitous sand blowing under the door. Given the remote location and lack of alternatives, the restaurant is a disappointment. Mediocre to OK food, slow service, not enough variety of price points, beautiful setting. I recommend stocking the mini-refrigerator from stores in Moab (20 miles away) or timing your return to Sorrel so that you can dine in Moab, as we did. The Activities Desk was outstanding if you were lucky enough to encounter the right staff, a complete disappointment otherwise. All the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely return to Sorrel with the hope that they can kick it up a notch and make it a better experience for the price.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Guildford, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

On a bend in the Colorado River the valley broadens out creating a small swathe of fertile land, it is here you will find the Sorrell River Ranch nestling in the arid magnificence of the Utah wilderness. Acommodation consists of spacious log cabins. Ours consisted of a generous downstairs bedroom / kitchen / sitting room with a seperate bathroom. Upstairs there was a large bedroom with twin queens but no bathroom; perfect for a family not so perfect for separate couples who want to use the bathroom in the night, unless you are on really informal terms. The rustic style rooms were reasonably clean and fairly well apointed, although to our annoyance our room had not been cleaned when we got back from touring the National Parks in the late afternoon. All the cabins have a porch and on our second we and our travelling companions, were able to sit just 30 feet from the Colorado eating a picnic style dinner and quaffing chardonnay whilst we watched the sun go down. The change of venue took place because our first night's meal in the resort restaurant was much less agreeable. We started with carpaccio of buffalo, which was the smallest portion of carpaccio imaginable and bland to the point of no taste. At $10 it was also probably the most expensive meat we ever ate. Was this part of a buffalo conservation program? At this price the future of the species is assured. The main course was a disaster, rib eye tough, overdone and at $39 for a smallish portion, eye wateringly expensive. The mash was stone cold; enough said; we passed on dessert
Our impression of the resort was mixed great potential but unfufilled. The staff were polite and helpful but biggest disappointment was the combination of sky high prices and poor food, which marred the entire experience. If you are going there, bring your own food, eat it on the porch. Alternatively for dinner, Moab is 17 miles away on a twisty road, believe me if you want to eat out it's better than the alternative at the ranch.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Miller Place, New York, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed at the SRR for our anniversary. They had a lovely plate of chocolate strawberries for us in the room! The resort is beautiful but we were disappointed with our stay for a couple of reasons. First was the staff many of whom had a snobby attitude and were not service oriented. There was a bad smell outside our room (sewage?) and one night our smoke alarm went off two or three times during the night. The view from the porch was amazing. Not sure if we would spend the money next time.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Address: Mile 17 Highway 128, Moab, UT 84532
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Region: United States > Utah > Moab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Moab
#5 Business Hotel in Moab
#9 Romantic Hotel in Moab
#11 Family Hotel in Moab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst southern Utah’s spectacular scenery, Sorrel River Ranch Resort elevates the standard of luxury lodging in Moab, offering 160 acres of wide open ranch land along the Colorado River. Escape and discover extraordinary Arches and Canyonlands National Parks adventures, horseback riding, hiking, farm-to-table meals, rejuvenating spa services and more. ... more   less 
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