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Utah – Family-friendly hotel with an amazing view

Red Cliffs Lodge definitely ranks way up there in hotels with an amazing view. This gorgeous property is not far from Moab, Utah. While it is a bit of a drive from town, the amazing views more than make up for added driving time.

Red Cliffs Lodge - Moab Utah

It’s easy to see where they got the inspiration for the hotel name.

Red Cliffs Lodge and Castle Creek Winery

We stayed in a double queen mini suite in the Creekside section. The rooms have outdoor corridors, but don’t let that turn you away. It’s very convenient to be able to drive right up to your door; plus, with this layout, the suites each have a patio out back with amazing views. This was the view from our patio.

The view from our patio at Red Cliffs Lodge

Inside, the suites have two queen-size beds, a desk, and a TV in the bedroom area.

Red Cliffs Creekside Double Queen Mini Suite

I love the rustic, western decor.

Red Cliffs - inside Queen suite

A couple of steps down is the sitting/dining/kitchen area. The patio is just outside this area.

Sitting and dining area in Red Cliffs Lodge Suite

The hotel offers several recreational opportunities including horseback riding and rafting (for an extra fee, of course). My favorite free recreational activity is the pool. The view is simply amazing!

Pool view at Red Cliffs Lodge

In my post about Canyonlands National Park, I mentioned that we were supposed to visit the Island in the Sky section of the park on the second day, but made an impromptu change of plans. Swimming in this pool was what we did instead. Red Cliffs Lodge conveniently stocks beach towels in each room.

Amazing view from the pool at Red Cliffs Lodge

An outdoor restaurant offers a buffet lunch with a view. The restaurant is designed to serve tour groups on rafting adventures, but is also open to individuals and families.

Outdoor lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge

We dined with a beautiful view of the cliffs and the rest of the property which includes these teepees.

Red Cliffs Lodge - gorgeous property

The kids explored while my husband and I dropped into the onsite winery for a free tasting.

Castle Creek Winery - Moab, Utah

Wine tasting at Castle Creek Winery

Dinner is served at the onsite Cowboy Grill. We didn’t dine here, but I snuck inside for a picture. There are tables both inside and on the outdoor deck. Another amazing view. I took a peek at the menu. Entrees range from $14-32.

View from Cowboy Grill Restaurant at Red Cliffs Lodge

Another very cool feature of Red Cliffs is the Movie Museum. Officially named the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, the exhibits here showcase movie posters and memorabilia from the many films made in the area.

Movie memorabilia - Red Cliffs Lodge Museum

You’ll find exhibits on classic John Wayne westerns along with movies of my generation: Back to the Future II & III, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma and Louise, City Slickers II, and Forrest Gump.

Movie Museum at Red Cliffs Lodge

This was truly a lovely property and a good base for exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. My kids loved it too. I would love to go back again sometime.

Red Cliffs near Red Cliffs Lodge

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Red Cliffs Lodge
Mile Post 14, Hwy 128
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-2002

 

We received a discounted hotel rate from Red Cliffs Lodge so that I could research and write this article. My opinions are my own, as always.

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