Moab condo rental update

Autumn is one of the nicest times of the year to enjoy our Moab condo rental.  The summer heat is dissipated but you still get lots of daylight.  On weekdays it’s not very crowded although you might run into bottlenecks at the entrance to Arches National Park between 9 AM and 3 PM.

We like to arrive at Arches early in the day preferably between 7 and 8 in the morning.  The sun is at a low angle which makes the colors in the rocks that much more brilliant.  You are also ahead of the traffic and can park pretty much anywhere.  If you want to do a day hike you can save that for after you have visited some of the other turnouts and overlooks.

One of the great things about Arches is that you can get a lot of really good views right off the road.  Anyone who is elderly or disabled can still enjoy most of the beautiful natural rock formations.  Be aware that many of the turnouts and parking areas are fairly small.  Not all of them can easily accommodate the larger recreational vehicles.

One of our favorite short hikes that Arches is in what is called the Windows section.  The North and South Windows are quite majestic and easily accessible.  We recommend that you always wear closed toed shoes or hiking boots when walking in the park.  Sneakers or trail runners are fine but flip-flops and sandals will probably result in smashed toes somewhere along the way.

There is still good availability for the Moab condo rental in November.  While the days are shorter and it can be a bit chilly you can pretty much have the scenery to yourself.  Also, with the sun drop even lower in the sky the colors are at their most beautiful.  And another positive benefit, you won’t have other people in your pictures just the amazing red rock scenery!

Moab Condo Rental - Canyonlands National Park
Moab Condo Rental – Canyonlands National Park

Moab Lodging at the Condo

There are many choices for Moab lodging from renting tent and trailer space all the way up to luxury hotels.  Vacation rentals come in all different shapes and sizes including condos and single-family homes with varying amenities.  When choosing a property, price is not always the primary consideration.  Having enough space for your recreational toys such as four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, mountain bikes, golf clubs, rafting equipment, kayaks, etc. is very important.

Most of the Moab lodging that is available provides little to no space for the above-mentioned recreational toys.  This is a major problem especially for people traveling long distances to Moab for their vacation.  Additional parking and storage space is not readily available or necessarily easily accessible at most of the Moab lodging accomodations.

One of the great things about the condo in Moab is that you get an oversized two-car garage.  This allows you to park 2 SUVs plus still have plenty of room for mountain bikes and other things.  The complex also has ample outside parking so you can leave one vehicle outside and pack even more stuff into the garage.

Inside the garage is a utility room with a full size washer and dryer.  We purposely installed extra large machines since the condo sleeps 6 people.  There is plenty of room for everyone stretch out and each bedroom has its own TV set.  The wireless network is super high speed and sure to please all the Web surfers in your group.

Prices for Moab lodging will vary throughout the year depending on supply and demand.  The least expensive time to stay at the condo in Moab is December and January.  While both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks remain open, there tends to be snow on the ground.  This can somewhat limit hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

On the other hand, there are hardly any visitors that time of year.  So you can go to dramatic overlooks and have them entirely to yourself sometimes.  The days are shorter.  But the sun is also at a much lower angle in the sky making the colors in the red rocks even more brilliant!

Moab Lodging view of monument valley
Moab Lodging – View of Monument Valley

Moab Condo Blog

It’s beautiful autumn weather as we write the Moab condo blog this week.  September is a great time to visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  The summer heat is taking a reprieve and you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery without a parasol.  While we do see a bit more visitor activity in September and October it’s still a very pleasant time of year.

Water levels are dropping which means river rafting can be touch and go as we get deeper into autumn.  Be sure to check with the local rafting companies for the latest up-to-date information.  Considering the monster big snow year that we had last winter it’s nice to see tamer rapids in the canyons.  However, you still need to wear a life vest and be careful whenever you are taking on any of the rivers in canyon country.

Reviews for the Moab condo have all been five-star and we appreciate the nice compliments from our guests.  If you are staying at the condo and you notice anything that needs attention please contact Makenna’s right away.  They do a great job of managing the Moab condo and will promptly fix anything that’s not up to snuff.

If you’re interested in renting the Moab condo, you can Click Here to Check Availability.

When you go shopping at the City Market make sure you bring the discount card that is attached to one set of keys.  We’ve noticed average savings of between 10% and 25% of our total grocery bill almost every trip to the store.  Make sure you check out the deli counter where you can get a large tasty sandwich at a very reasonable price.  They also have lots of delicious side dishes and a full bakery for your sweet tooth.

The store went through a major overhaul during the past year.  If you visit Moab on an annual basis you might have a little bit of trouble finding things on your fisst trip through the aisles.  Not to worry, the new store is a breeze once you get to learn it. 

Hope you enjoyed this week’s Moab condo blog!

Moab condo blog canyonlands
Moab Condo Blog – Canyonlands – Monitor and Merrimack