Western settlers ventured into the Moab Valley a little more than 100 years ago. Many ranches were established at that time because a great number of the settlers were stockmen and cowboys, looking for native grass to support their cattle. The Red Cliffs Ranch was homesteaded by a cowboy family at the turn of the century and has been a working ranch ever since, raising cattle and horses.
On April 18, 2002, the Red Cliffs Ranch opened as the Red Cliffs Resort, offering guests a ranch-like experience amid luxurious Western charm.
The Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by cliffs reaching 2000 feet high. Its interior boasts 20-foot ceilings, wood-paneled walls, log furniture and floors covered in imported Mexican tile. The King guestrooms face east toward the river and feature private patios and kitchenettes while the Queen guestrooms face west toward Castle Creek with private patios and kitchenettes. A honeymoon / executive suite overlooking the famous White's Rapid is also available and includes an outdoor hot tub.
The lodge also has a large conference room, a small bar and a terraced dining room that features a traditional menu of entrée items and homemade desserts.
The resort even has its own winery, the Castle Creek Winery. Several varieties of award-winning wines are produced from a dozen local growers. The winery includes a tasting room and gift shop.