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Ravens Retreat - Magical House by Creek - Private, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

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 for your enjoyment..

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

More Details

Property Manager
Danielle Hansen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Danielle Hansen

Internationally recognized photographer. Psychologist and Principal of Soulworks Retreat,

Danielle Hansen purchased this house in 2007

Why Danielle Hansen chose Utah

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a wonderful restful and comfortable stay here. Now its back to camping! Thanks so much!
Jun 2013
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Moab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bathroooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa sleeper - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three queen bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2), 2 Additional single rollaways two single rollaways
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Large shade trees, fruit trees, picnic table, private, soothing sound of creek. Previous inhabitants of land were Native Americans and you may be able to find arrowheads on Raven's Retreat property. Deer often on property or across creek. Large park with fire pits, pond, games within short walking distance. Games and toys for children and adults available at Raven's Retreat. Large music and literary library available and home is large enough to allow privacy. Much love and thought has been put into your needs, wants, and comfort. Enjoy and give us your feedback so we can improve the experience of all that follow.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Ravens Retreat - Magical House by Creek - Private, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 105 reviews

Amazing oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Raven's retreat last year with a group of guys for a bike/golf weekend. Normally we camp in Moab but we decided we wanted to have a nice shower and bed for once on a bike trip, and we loved every minute of it. It ended up being a very warm weekend and having the creek, LARGE tree for shade, and actual grass made the heat go away. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking equipment you need and we took full advantage of it to save money. We never needed to go out and made all of our meals at home. We really enjoyed all of the space and the multiple beds. There was TV which I think was turned on once during a nap, otherwise we were outside the entire time. The house is in a neighborhood, but I don't think we ever saw any other people except for when we ventured out.

This is a hidden gem that we are glad to have found. It was so good we are coming back soon! I don't think i'll ever camp again for a bike trip when Raven's Retreat is available. We even were able to do a ride right from the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparta, NJ

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Raven's Retreat! Thank you for your lovely review - you seemed to have captured its magic. Jealous that we can't spend more time there ourselves!
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Fort Collins, CO

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Lovely, a perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay, All OK

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four-car garage. Mountain biking capital of the world! Rafting, kayaking, and moontlight cruises on the Colorado River. Great scenic hiking. All kinds of restaurants. Gift stores with high quality art and merchandise.


Rates & Availability

Moab House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Clean & re-stock $125
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.2%

Pet friendly House Fees Apply

Full amount will be charged to card two weeks before arrival. cancellation 21 days before arrival date.
If cancelled after this date you may schedule a return visit for the amount charged (if the House can be re-rented)
If the house cannot be rented you will be charged the full amount.