A Classic Western Moab Cabin at Historic Pack Creek Ranch
Located southeast of Moab in a foothill valley below the La Sal Mountains, the Road House cabin is part and parcel of 15 acres of land, most of it pasture. This small hamlet is part of a larger 300 acre plot established in the early 1900's. The Road House is one of ten privately owned homes sharing common property, open spaces and pasture land. At an elevation of 6000 ft., summer temperatures are cooler and alpine mountain vistas much closer. Still, the desert views down valley provide amazing sunsets enhanced by the overall natural beauty of the surrounding foothills. Between the other nine original cabins at the ranch, there are no fences or formal boundaries and visitors are encouraged to explore the wide open spaces, natural surroundings and native wildlife. After all, it's our unique and picturesque serenity that sets us apart from lodging in town.....
The Road House sits at the upper end of teh ranch and has two bedrooms, two baths and an adjoining guest cabin that sleeps two. It has an authentic, old west, character with a classic rock fireplace, original log walls and ceiling joists. In contrast, Road House amenities are anything but rustic — European style contemporary furnishings and fixtures are installed throughout.
Not surprisingly, the Road House and Pack Creek Ranch have been a favorite retreat for authors Edward Abbey, Robert Fulghum, Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams, Wendell Berr and others. Other notable guests include Amy Irvine, Katie Lee, Robert Duvall and John Wayne and Susan Sarandon. In fact, most of the crew of the movie Thelma and Louise made their base at the Ranch while filming. Physicist Stephen Hawking and other scientists have also enjoyed the beautiful and serene environment.
The Road House cabin at Pack Creek Ranch is an excellent base for year-round Moab area adventures. Please visit our other links above for Activities and Adventures. Arches National Park, Canyonlands
National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park are but few only a short drive away — all this and more are within easy reach of our
quiet and restful Ranch.
-- Abbey Cabin --
In his cult classic The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey's
good friend and ranch owner Ken Sleight was his inspiration for
the character 'Seldom Seen Smith'. Abbey also wrote Desert Solitaire, Black Sun and others. He frequently used the quiet house and small ajoining cabin to write and edit. The smaller cabin now serves as detached accomodations for two additional Road House guests.
Note: If you need more room, reservations for the Ranch
House, Orchard House, Farm House and Lodge can be
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