When it comes to vacation destinations that truly have something awe-inspiring to offer every traveler, there’s something particularly appealing about Moab, Utah. This inviting and undeniably scenic locale is one that is loved by adventurers looking for a place to explore and enjoy year-round. Whether you’re one for discovering the best of Moab at the National Parks or you can’t wait to shop and dine your way through a stay, Moab offers up an abundance of options in the way of fun on all fronts. Moab is home to stunning Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park, just to name a few. Its downtown is also brimming over with savory eateries to explore and charming boutique storefronts to check out when you can’t wait to spend some time investing in local handcrafted goods.

While the parks are sensationally appealing to Moab visitors, the terrain here has a way of inspiring that’s one-of-a-kind. While sandstone arches tend to dominate the post cards showcasing Moab, visitors will find that the terrain has much more to offer. Upon arrival, adventurers will be privy to forests and rivers as well as canyons, red rock cliffs and beyond. The diversity within the landscape makes it a prime place to enjoy everything from rock climbing and river rafting to hiking, biking and even wildlife photography. This ruggedly beautiful place is notoriously hospitable and welcoming, turning first-time travelers into those who are excited to come back year after year.

Beyond the abundance of options when it comes to exploration and discovery, picking a place to stay that keeps you close to those Moab destinations you can’t wait to experience and discover for yourself can make all the difference. Not only will you find that strategic planning when it comes to booking can maximize your vacation time, it also offers up the option to customize your adventure down to the very details of your surroundings. The following are a few of the very best places to consider booking when your travel plans next bring you to the Moab, Utah area!

Castillo de Las Rocas

For those Moab-bound travelers excited to get settled in the beautiful Spanish Valley, Castillo de Las Rocas is just the right community to find yourself in. This breathtaking retreat sits within a charming community just 8 miles south of Moab central and provides guests with surroundings dotted with canyons, red rocks and more. Booking a stay in Castillo de Las Rocas means constant proximity to some of the area’s best wineries as well as scenic Ken’s Lake when outdoor recreation is a priority. The vast majority of the wineries in this area are open from March through October, giving travelers plenty of time to savor the flavors of the region. Castillo de Las Rocas is situated right on the Moab Golf Course and is only a 10-minute drive from downtown Moab. Looking to explore even further? This community is no more than a 15-minute drive from iconic Arches National Park.

Castillo de Las Rocas offers up condo rental options that come with private deck access as well as an on-site seasonal pool for visitors to enjoy. Many of these condos are multi-level properties that can be booked as pet-friendly rentals as well. From the outdoor gas grilling area to the stunning views, it’s a stay that keeps you off the beaten path while deliciously close to the best of Moab when you’re ready to jump in and make the most of every moment.

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Kokopelli West

For many travelers, finding time to visit all of Moab’s most iconic stops is a priority when heading this way in the name of vacation. If that sounds like you and some of those must-see arches are on your list, booking a stay in Kokopelli West is a great choice. This inviting and undeniably colorful community of rentals in Moab is a mere 15 miles from Landscape Arch and 13 miles from Mesa Arch—giving guests prime proximity to their top destinations at all times. Guests are often drawn to this community thanks to its eye-catching take on interior and exterior aesthetics as well! Every charming home away from home is finished in a stunning hue ranging from yellow and orange to lime green! Each rental enjoys a private patio but it’s the community hot tub and grilling areas that bring guests together. Parking is made simple at Kokopelli West with free options for everyone who books a stay. This is a huge plus for those who know they’ll be spending time out exploring and don’t want to hassle with looking for or paying for, a spot at day’s end. The atmosphere here is decidedly peaceful and scenic with red rock views readily available for the enjoying. May guests who book a stay at Kokopelli West do so with every intention of hitting up the easy-to-access nearby hiking trails and biking trails. When spending time indoors, guests will find that every Kokopelli West rental location is outfitted with air conditioning, televisions, and kitchen essentials as an added convenience.

Rim Village

Those who are looking to experience an authentic Moab adventure but could also stand to pair their getaway with the comforts of home, booking a stay in Rim Village is sure to please. Often pinpointed as Moab’s premier townhome development, Rim Village is a great place to enjoy luxury accommodations whether you’re in town traveling solo, as a couple, small group, or large family of revelers. Complete with beautiful surroundings, Rim Village is a great place to pair a comfortable and inviting stay with stunning views. From red rock vistas to distant canyons and mountains, the landscape is here is nothing short of breathtaking. Many guests who book a stay in Rim Village do so to make the most of nearby rafting, hiking, horseback riding and 4 wheeling options. In many ways, it’s an outdoor adventurer’s paradise!

Booking a stay here is a great option for those who are traveling with trailers or vehicles as the community has ample parking space for both varieties. After a day of Moab exploration and fun, guests are invited to make the most of time in the community pool and spa. While the pool is open seasonally, the spa is open year-round making for constant access to restorative fun. After resting up and getting ready for another day of adventure, those who book a stay in Rim Village will find that they’re never far from some of Moab’s most appealing locations. This community is only 15-minutes from Arches National Park and 45 minutes from Canyonlands. Hoping to make the most of shopping and dining fun during your stay? Calling Rim Village your home away from home means you can reach downtown in just 10 minutes time. Those who can’t imagine a getaway to Moab without a tee time booked will be thrilled with the fact that this community is just 2 miles from the Moab Golf Course as well.

Every property in Rim Village offers up a collection of tasteful interior furnishings for guests to enjoy as a well as options to customize a stay according to space and style needs. When guests are looking for a fresh-air moment without traveling far, booking a stay with a spacious patio, grilling area and inspiring view is always an option too.

One of the Best Places to Stay in Moab UT at Red Sands Habitation

When a quiet stay is just your style, but you don’t want to sacrifice anything in the way of access to fun, booking your getaway in Red Sands Habitation in Moab is always a great choice! Located south of downtown on a seven-home street, Red Sand Habitation offers up a tranquil place for family and friends to enjoy time in Moab with easy access to amazing local dining, shopping, and outdoor recreation as well. Red rock views abound from every rental in this community, making a stay here as scenic as it is inviting and comfortable. Property options in Red Sands Habitation feature stylish and tasteful furnishings as well as plenty of space for everyone in your traveling crew to make the most of their journey. Many properties here feature central air conditioning as well providing a comfortable stay no matter what time of year you arrive in Moab. Outdoor patios offer up an inviting space to enjoy an alfresco meal or two during your stay which can be served up from the convenience of the on-site fully kitchen. This community hosts a shared gas grill as well as free Wi-Fi and a bike wash and repair station for those who know they’ll spend ample time on the trails. Just 45 minutes from the front door of a rental in Red Sands Habitation, guests can find themselves exploring both Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Arches is only 10 minutes away while Jeep and bike rental options are within 5 minutes reach. Whether you’re spending time exploring Main Street or making the most of the stylish features indoors, Red Sands Habitation has everything travelers need to elevate a great stay to an unforgettable one.

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Moab Redcliff Condos

If you’re the type of traveler looking for a budget-friendly way to stay in Moab that doesn’t sacrifice anything in the way of views, comfort, or access to fun, Moab Redcliff Condos checks every box on the list. This community sits just 4-miles from exciting downtown Moab and no more than 10 minutes from iconic Arches National Park. While the location is prime, so is the price. Many of the condos available or rent in this community are available for less than $200 a night! The vast majority feature 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, ideal for welcoming groups of family or friends alike looking to make the most of their time in Moab. Redcliff Condos is a welcoming community that offers up seamless access to some of the best area trails to explore including Hidden Valley and Pipe Dream as well. Those who are in Moab to make the most of time on the water will love how easy it is to get to both the Green and Colorado River from this destination. When you’re not out exploring, guests of Moab Redcliff Condos can enjoy time in the community pool (open April through September) or hot tub. There’s also a shared grilling area on-site where guests can savor an alfresco meal and mix and mingle with other guests staying in the community as well. Of course, spending time inside your Redcliff condo promises to be just as appealing. Each 10-guest accommodating unit enjoys complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, large flat-screen televisions, and a DVD player too. From full kitchens and cookware included, guests will find that it’s easy to step into the style and luxury they find at such an amazing price within Moab Redcliff Condos.

Stellaruby Cottages

For the Moab traveler that’s looking for the ultimate location to enjoy during their stay that comes complete with ample charm– booking a place in Stellaruby Cottages is sure to be an amazing decision! Situated just a half-block off of Moab’s Main Street, those who book a stay here at one of the best places to stay in Moab UT are never far from the vibrant downtown fun. That said, Stellruby Cottages offers up a sublime sense of tranquility and comfort that’s hard to top. When you’re not out adventuring, savoring local restaurants, or browsing boutique storefronts, guests who stay here will find it’s easy to relax into cozy luxury. Those travelers who prefer to leave the car parked and simply explore on foot will love that Stellaruby Cottages keeps you within walking distance of many area attractions! There are over 45 restaurants within .3 miles of these rentals and no less than 25 attractions within the same distance. Some of the notable restaurants within reach of Stellaruby Cottages include Desert Bistro, Quesadilla Mobilla, Thai Bella and Moab Garage Co. Exciting attractions to check out any day of your stay in these homes away from home include everything from the Tom Till Gallery when artistic inspiration hits to Back of Beyond Books where you’ll find an abundance of literature and souvenirs to browse. Of course, both Gemini Bridges and Wilson’s Arch are also within reach when outdoor exploration is exactly what you crave.

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Book Your Moab Adventure Today

Making your way to Moab, Utah in the name of vacation fun means setting your travel sights on a destination that’s renowned for its diverse activities and dynamic vistas. At Arches Vacation Rentals, we work hard to make sure our guests always have access to a portfolio of rental options that are made to seamlessly match these surroundings. We’re proud to offer property options across all of the above-listed Moab and Spanish Valley communities for those planning a visit this way. When you’re ready to turn travel dreams into plans, we’re here to make sure you’re settled into not only the right rental to fit your style, but the right rental community full of the best places to stay in Moab UT to keep you close to places that promise to inspire. Reach out today to learn more about our many rental property options across the area’s best communities and how we can help you start planning your next adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful Moab soon!