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Cathy Mattingly

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Moab House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Mattingly (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Cathy Mattingly

Internationally recognized photographer. Psychologist and Principal of Soulworks Retreat,

Cathy Mattingly purchased this house in 2007

Why Cathy Mattingly 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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Ravens Retreat - Magical House by Creek - Private, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 104 reviews
Sparta, NJ
5

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
5

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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5

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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5

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

moabite22

  • 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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Bisley, Surrey. U.K.
5

Excellent start in Moab

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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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.

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Amenities

Moab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bathroooms
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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