This is a hard list to narrow down. Moab has quite a few fine bed and breakfasts to choose among. But with some sifting and intense consideration, here it is: the top five B&Bs in Moab. Why these? Style, comfort, ambiance, food, and convenience were the categories that decided the cut.
From its sincerely welcoming hosts to its comfy homelike vibes, this B&B exudes an easygoing ambiance that surrounds guests as if they were family. Hummingbirds investigate their feeders in the spring, the lily pond reflects the green leaves of the trees above, and the well-appointed interior invites coffee sipping and book reading. Watch a video of Desert Hills to get a good idea of what it looks like. This bed and breakfast is a great option for families, since the owners have a young son themselves and can both accommodate all that energy as well as offer tips for kid-focused adventures in Moab. Bonus: trilingual owner Vic can converse with native Italian and Spanish speakers.
photo: Desert Hills
Graceful and elegant utterly define this B&B. The rooms are luxurious and beautiful, as is the entire B&B. Every convenience has already been thought of so you don’t have to. Spa robes for the outdoor hot tub, large gardens for wandering and contemplation, a library filled with plenty of material, and hosts whose extensive area knowledge is at the ready add to the pleasure of a stay here. Try to reserve the lavish French Bedroom if you want to enjoy truly sumptuous decor. A good choice for those deliberately seeking peaceful surroundings while still being in the heart of Moab.
photo: Sunflower Hill
Serenity and service are the hallmarks of this 6,000 square foot B&B. Owners Carey and David provide detailed suggestions for Moab activities and restaurant recommendations based on 5th-generation experience. If you want to know to get to the dinosaur tracks, just ask them. They can also make a mean blueberry pancake. The heated pool invites relaxation and play after a day spent touring nearby Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park. The Mayor’s House is an ideal choice for larger families or groups traveling together who want to save a little money while still rooming in distinguished quarters: their Bunkhouse can quite comfortably sleep up to eight people for only $300 per night.
photo: Mayor’s House
This place makes the list for its middle-of-town location, tranquility despite said location, romantic little garden, and most delectable puff-pastry concoction at breakfast. Inside the Victoria-era house, they offer three guest rooms and one suite. In addition, two freestanding cottages are available for those seeking a little more privacy. The knowledgeable owners, who are great sources of area hiking and dining, also display an admirable response to the rare constructive criticism, which is a refreshing change from many small business owners in tourist towns. Cali Cochitta would make a fine stay for those who especially relish the “breakfast” part of the designation; chef David whips up astounding morning meals.
photo: Cali Cochitta
While this B&B is farther outside of Moab, it’s a superb spot that must be considered. Cozy and serene, the inn embodies the very spirit of relaxation and rejuvenation, as do the gracious hosts. Read a book while lounging on the hammock and enjoy both the view and the birds that flock to the garden. Savor the spectacular sunset colors playing over Porcupine Rim while seated on the balcony of one of the detached bungalows. The outdoor hot tub beckons you to blissfully sink in after your day’s outdoor adventure. The drive to and from Castle Valley to Moab is worth every one of its 17 spectacular miles. Castle Valley Inn is a prime choice for those seeking true solitude and wishing to avoid the bustle of Moab while still taking in all of the area delights.
photo: Castle Valley Inn