The Wilderness House is set in one of the most stunning areas of the American Southwest. This house is completely off the grid with no one in site in this unspoilt private canyon, it feels like you are a world away from everything, yet you are still close enough to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as the Colorado river and the excitement of Moab.
Beautiful hikes are on your doorstep. And, you can relax at the end of the day with beautiful red rock and mountain scenery and to the sound of rushing water below.
Preparing this description is quite difficult, because the Wilderness House is indescribable. You will be speechless too.
If you need to quiet the chatter and reconnect with nature, then this is the place.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Thu, 11:44 AM
The Wilderness House
FROM David Simcik TO You + 2 More
A prospective gues
Terry Edwards asked that I drop you a note regarding The Wilderness House.
I will be returning for my 5th stay at the house the first week of June 2014.
I can not say enough good things about the house and working with Terry on setting up your accommodations. She has always been a pleasure to work with and is very responsive to any of your needs. She is also very good about returning your security deposit right away after your departure.
The house is completely private and very remote. The house sits perked on the edge of the mountain that makes up one side of the canyon walls. You drive a couple of miles into the canyon to get to the house and go through a locked gate which keeps anyone and everyone from entering the canyon except for the guest staying at the house. As you get far enough into the canyon you will begin to see the house sitting perfectly up the canyon wall waiting for your arrival. The only other people you will ever see once in the canyon are the possible guest of the vacation house further up into the canyon ... Buy several times that I have been there we see NO ONE the whole time we are there. The high clearance vehicle Terry mentioned is a MUST! Just a good SUV is needed.
As Terry mentioned, it is about 25 minutes into Moab for anything you might need. The house has a fully equipped kitchen so after several very disappointing meals in town we tend to buy groceries to stock the refrigerator and make meals at the house.
As far as the night skies and stargazing ... you can not pick a better location. If the sky is clear of clouds at night you will see stars like you've never seen before. I live in Dallas where you're lucky to see one or two stars at night. There are plenty of spots around the house to plant a lounge chair and enjoy just looking at the night sky. We've even slept out when the weather permits. If you are looking to go in June you should really enjoy the cool evenings because of the altitude. Check to see if there is a meteor shower scheduled for when you are there. It's pretty spectacular to be there during one of the yearly showers.
Also it gets pretty warm in June so you will be able to enjoy the luxury of having your own pool just out your door. It's big enough for a couple of rafts to just float t
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. It was great to be back in the canyon, away from the hustle of town. We enjoyed the pool during the hot summer days, and the hot tub under all the stars at night. We will definitely return!
Close to Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and Castle Valley. 3 hours drive to Telluride (skiing) and Ridgeway (Orvis Hot Springs) in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.