Magical. Mystical. Mesmerizing!
Ravens Retreat is Moab's most unique and favorite vacation rental. It is truly a one-of-a-kind place. The roomy house, built by a stone mason, is situated by a creek on an acre of land with large trees providing cool summer shade. The land was once inhabited by Native American Indians and has a sacred, peaceful feel to it.
From the moment you drive down the private lane and set your sights on Ravens Retreat, you'll feel a sense of harmony and serenity envelop your soul. Very private, yet close to town, Ravens Retreat has a hot tub on the patio by the creek, with a barbecue and picnic table nearby. The house itself is beautifully, yet comfortably, decorated and easily sleeps eight people. It has a fully equipped kitchen and high-speed internet for those who want to break the spell.
Ravens Retreat is perfect for groups, families, couples, or individuals wanting a retreat. It has plenty of parking, and it is also pet friendly. A music and literature library awaits, and an art studio is available upon request.
The house is owned by a nationally and internationally acclaimed photographic artist whose work is displayed throughout the house.
Keywords: Private home, Large Yard, Hot Tub, Patio, Private, Pet Friendly, Spacious
Internationally recognized photographer. Psychologist and Principal of Soulworks Retreat, www.soulworksretreat.com
Cathy Mattingly purchased this house in 2007
I've traveled all over the Southwestern U.S. over the past 20 years, indulging my love of hiking and my second career as a photographic artist. When I returned to Moab in 2007, I knew that it was no longer a place I just wanted to visit. When fate brought me to this incredible stone house by a creek, I knew I had to make it mine. My Australian Shepherds couldn't agree more. One of these days we hope to spend a lot more time at Ravens Retreat!
We have had a wonderful restful and comfortable stay here. Now its back to camping! Thanks so much!
We were on a Nation Park Trip. We stayed in Moab for access to Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point State Park. This was just one stop along the way for us. After arriving in Moab, we started to follow the directions provided for the home. We were initially a little concerned about the area as we started to pass homes with livestock and some trailers. Finding the house was a little tricky the first time. Once we arrived at the home we felt at home immediately. The house was beautiful inside and out. The setting was nicely secluded for privacy, very green and quiet. The inside was a nice eclectic mix of decorations from many different backgrounds. We had a young 9th month baby with us and she loved to crawl on the carpet in the huge living room. We rented three different houses on this trip and all of them were very nice. This home was the favorite one for many of us. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to spend their time in Moab. There is a hot tub right out the back for anyone wishing to use it. We were just a few minutes drive from the downtown Moab area. This was a perfect location for trips to Arches & Canyonlands. Rafting and 4 wheeling are available near by too.
Early spring, four adults and one teen, in Moab but off the beaten track. This place was perfect. The house is expansive, allowing spaces for gathering or being alone. The yard with stream, hot tub and Zen Garden is very inviting. The kitchen is well appointed, so eating in is an easy choice. We'll definitely check availability our next time through.
We arrived at night, into a cozy, warm welcoming home. The next day was warm and sunny, and the home and grounds are just delightful. We enjoyed the hot tub, sat in the yard and played guitar, read in the shade of the beautiful tree. The house is very comfortable, very spacious for a group, and filled with interesting pictures and books.
Our only suggestion is to mark the ends of the driveway, perhaps with a pole reflector at each side. It is difficult to see it at night, all the way over to the left, and we had to walk down twice to signal the other 2 couples that joined us for the weekend.
Thank you again, we would love to rent it again soon!
I staid there 4 nights with two adult sons. A great time on all counts, Arches and Canyon Lands were nearby, and the house was perfect for our needs. Clean and well maintained, convenient, private and exactly as advertised. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
Very clean, spacious, quiet. Ideal for a variety of travellers. Our group had 3 different families; six adults and two children, there was plenty of room. I highly recommend this one!
We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ravens Retreat. The owner clearly has a keen eye for art and the property is very well appointed. An Excellent stock extras in the kitchen meant that we didn't have to cater for lots of the little things. The Citi Market is close to hand for those bits and pieces that are required (customer card provided to save a few bucks). Also worth a visit is Ye Ol' Geezer Meat Shop, which stocks a superb range of meat and fish. We chose not to use the gas BBQ, but the Webber charcoal one was fired up most evenings. I did have to spend a little time replacing some blown bulbs from the supplied stock of spares. Will leave a note for the owners to replace them. All in all a great location for visiting local attractions - Arches N.P. and Canyonlands a must do. The hike to Morning Glory Bridge is stunning too (from Negro Bill Trail Head). We did take the time to drive out to Monument Valley too, but it's a full days drive there and back - well worth it if you have the time. Thanks so much for renting out this wonderful house.