The condo in Moab is undergoing a few upgrades along with some annual maintenance. Good news, the Federal shutdown is temporarily over. We anticipate that Arches and Canyonlands National Parks will be back in action with full services. However, we urge caution this time of year as the roads can be icy and slippery in places.
The improvements being done at the condo in Moab include new light fixtures in the bathrooms along with new sheets and towels. The entire property is given a deep cleaning and all of the appliances are tested to make sure everything is ready for the next set of incoming visitors.
The calendar is already heavily booked from March 20 until
late May. We even have reservations for
guests arriving in June. If you are
planning a trip to any of the national parks in Utah now is a great time to
make reservations before everything gets filled up. During the busiest seasons the entire town of
Moab sells out consistently and very often the nearest accommodations are found
in Green River about 1 hour away.
If our condo in Moab is booked, you can always visit the website for our property manager to see if they have other places available. They handle a lot of condos in the Rim Village Vista complex. So, you would likely find a similar floor plan and good quality furnishings throughout.
No matter what time of year you visit Moab and the desert,
be sure to keep at least one or 2 gallons of water in your car. Water sources are few and far between in this
part of the world. You would hate to
have a flat tire or some other problem that causes your vehicle to be disabled and
get stuck in the desert without water.
Many of the most scenic spots are down a lonely dirt road where you
might not see anyone for hours or even days.
Always better to err on the side of caution and have water, food and
some warm clothing in case you need to wait out a tough situation.
It’s a quiet time of year for the condo in Moab. Both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are hidden in snow and closed due to the Federal government shutdown. So, things in Moab are even quieter than usual for this time of year.
From December thru late February many stores and restaurants are closed for the winter season. Proprietors often depart for their own vacation home someplace warm to enjoy the winter months. Although there are a few who own places in the mountains near ski resorts where they spend winter enjoying the slopes.
If you come to Moab this time of year be prepared to find a limited selection of stores and restaurants from which to choose. Fortunately, City Market and the Village Market remain in full swing so you can always buy all the groceries you need.
The condo in Moab has a really nice kitchen with all of the appliances and conveniences one could expect. You’ll find a nice variety of spices so you can cook up your favorite dinners. The gas range is perfect for even the most discriminating chef. And you’ve got a large supply of utensils, glasses, dishes, etc. so you won’t worry about running out of things on a busy day.
This year bookings are very strong and most of April and May have already been reserved. These 2 months are always very popular due to the beautiful weather, long days and water levels in the rivers and creeks. Another very busy time is during September and October when summer temperatures drop to a more pleasant level. If you do stay at the condo in Moab during the summertime you’ll find fewer crowds along with hot, sunny days (and the occasional thunderstorm).
It’s a bit lonely at the condo in Moab this week. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are closed due to snowfall and the Federal government shutdown. A couple of good sized snow storms rolled through in the past few weeks. This lead to Arches closing 1st and then Canyonlands (beyond the Visitor Center).
You can still get to Dead Horse Point State Park since you’re on a state highway all the way to the entrance. It features dramatic scenery similar to what you’d see in Canyonlands. There is a wonderful hike along the rim that takes you to both sides of “The Neck”.
While Dead Horse Point has a morbid history, the story is fascinating and the views of the red rock scenery are worth seeing. There are lots of nice spots to picnic along the way, although it can be a bit chilly this time of year.
The legend of Dead Horse Point is based on the story from around the end of the 19th century. This narrow neck of land was used as a corral for wild horses that would roam along the top of the mesa. Cowboys would herd the mustangs across the narrow neck of land and out to the point. This narrow neck of land was then blocked off with tree branches and brush. Unfortunately, in one instance (for reasons that will never be known), horses were unattended and blocked in at the point. Eventually, they died of thirst within view of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below.
We recommend that you allow at least 3 to 4 hours to walk along the rim trail and take in the incredible vistas. You can’t get lost, at any point in time you are no more than 1/4 mile from the paved park road.
There is not a lot of shade along the route since you are on a neck of land stretching out into the canyon. Make sure you bring at least 1 to 2 quarts of water per person and wear a hat and sunscreen. The wind can kick up at anytime so don’t lose your hat!
Our condo in Moab at Rim Vista Village makes a great jumping off point for visiting both the state and national parks. It’s located in a quiet spot close to the highway for easy access to all of the sights and activities in the Moab area.
Rim Village Vistas is a new and growing condo development just a few minutes south of downtown Moab. This 2 story, townhouse style condo in Moab is beautifully furnished and comes complete with everything you need to enjoy a great vacation!
This particular unit in building 11 was completed in October 2017, so you have the added enjoyment of new construction. Easy living floor plan with the kitchen, powder room, dining and living areas plus a nice patio with BBQ all on the entry level.
Upstairs you’ll find a generously sized and private master suite with vaulted ceiling. A gorgeous view of the mountains and red rock scenery awaits you along with a private balcony. Down the hall are two guest bedrooms along with a full bathroom.
The master suite features 3 nice size closets, double vanity, toilet, tub /shower combination plus extra pillows and blankets. One guest bedroom has a queen size bed and bedroom three contains 2 twin beds. Each bedroom has ample closet space. All towels and linens are premium quality throughout the condo.