There are two rooms and two queen sized beds on the lower level of my home. There is a private 3/4 bath. I can also give you recommendations on things to do in Moab based on exploring for 14 years. Click on calendar for seasonal rates. I also have a second listing Moab Hiker that can accommodate up to 2 people.
I make the best homemade bread in Moab if not all of UTAH.
I ask you don't wear your street shoes in the house.
I am about 7 minutes from downtown Moab.
The space in my downstairs (12 steps) has two queen sized beds, couch, closets, a barn door to separate the two rooms. It is more like a suite than just a simple bedroom. I can take 1 to 4 quests. You get BOTH beds even if you just use one bed. There is a large space with two love seats and a TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime) just outside the bedroom for your use. Please NOTE that I am a SHOELESS house. You can wear slippers, socks, or other shoes in the house; that just keeps the house cleaner.
You have to look at the pictures to see how nice it is. The whole space is yours and you will have a private bath 3/4 with a shower. (Please note the laundry is on your level. Other guests or the owner may have to access the laundry.)
I will leave out my homemade bread, oatmeal, eggs and soy or coconut milk in the refrigerator if you want to make yourself a breakfast. That is your choice, please clean up your own dishes by rinsing them out in the sink and putting them in the dishwasher or hand washing.
There is a shelf in the cupboard for your things and space in the refrigerator too.
You still have access to the kitchen for other meals.
You will come in my front door. There is a touch pad entry system on the front door (I will send you the combination before you arrive). If all else fails there is key box on the front porch. Inside that box is a key that will open the front door.
You will share the kitchen with me and any other guests staying upstairs in "Moab Hiker".
There is parking off street. I will send you a map of where to park after reservations are made.
2 day minimum stay.
What do I have at my little house: washer, dryer, hair dryer in each bathroom, microwave, toaster, coffee makes, tea pot, WIFI, NetFlix and Amazon Prime (no regular TV ), my kitchen, living room, bathroom, backyard with fire pit, air conditioning, a quiet neighborhood, on street parking, fireplace -- in my opinion a great place. (see pictures read the reviews)
If you want to use the kitchen you access to all the pots and pans, dishes etc that is in the kitchen. --Just clean up your dishes.
Since there is a common entrance in the home and a common kitchen you are going to have to do some talking to me and other guests. If you want total privacy and no interaction then this space isn't for you.
I have two dogs but they really love attention. Please don't let them sleep in your room or on the beds.
I have snacks in the house for guests; I just ask you use them in house and not pack them off for your lunch.
Many of my guests compliment me on my knowledge of the Moab area and my willingness to send you information to plan the best hikes, places to mountain bike and places to see and at the best times. I have current maps, solar umbrellas to use during the summer heat -- you will love them.
I will send you planning information before you come to Moab outlining activities and giving you recommendations.
I have hiked thousands of miles in this country. Mother Nature doesn't take prisoners in the Moab country. Enjoy this country but be prepared: water, hats, sunscreen, food, common sense and all that stuff your MOM always told you to do.
I have one or two solar reflecting umbrella's that you can use. They are great when hiking up to the Delicate Arch. You can use them, share them with other guests, and return them where you found them.
I have extra water bottles packs, headlamps and things like that to use if you don't have one.
If you want I will teach you the card game "golf" and "Hollywood Rummy".
Our County Ordances do not allow people to stay at my home that have trailers.
Like your mother would have taught you -- they will be the same. There is a keypad on the front door of my house. I will send you the code after the reservation is made.
When you come in: I may not be here when you arrive. While retired I still have a couple of part-time jobs or I am out exploring. Just come on in. I will put a note on the door to the room or area that you are staying. There is a pad and pen on the kitchen counter. Leave me a note that you have arrived so I won't worry. Have question leave me a note and I will get back to you.
If you have children under the age of 18 you cannot leave them in the house unattended. Minor children must have adult supervision if they are in the house. Please don't make me responsible for your children.
If you have bicycles you can put them in the garage or back porch but NO BICYCLES in the house.
There are maps, sun reflecting umbrellas, packs, water bottles, snacks, headlamps and other things you can use in the house. Ask if you need something. Please return the items before you check out. Snacks and homemade bread are for in the house use only.
Leave your shoes at the door. That keeps the place clean. You can bring slippers or socks or inside shoes.
No loud music after 10:00 PM that is quite time for all of us.
No doing laundry after 9:00 PM (Ask for permission to use the laundry)
No smoking in or outside the house no exceptions.
Ask if you have questions. If something isn't working please just tell me (even if you broke it), please just don't walk away and let someone else discover it.
I have two dogs so you can't bring your own pet. Odie and Sadie love attention. They really love to be petted. But keep them out of your room. No dogs in the beds --too hard to clean.
So if you want to save the planet then turn off the lights when you leave :)
You can use ice from the refrigerator for a cold beverage or for your water bottle, but there isn't enough ice for you to fill your ice chest or cooler. You can buy ice in town for a couple of dollars.
Put your trash in the garbage cans in the house or in the garage.
Put things back where you find them. You cannot move the couches or beds without permission from the owner. If you use something like a foot stool when you are done, return it where you found it. I don't want to be your maid -- see rule on what your mother would have told you.
The downstairs great room (Adventures Await). The great room and bedrooms are for your use. That being said the laundry has to be accessed by other guests and the owner. If you have food please put it in the kitchen.
There will space in refrigerator and cupboards (there will be a self labeled for your room) for your stuff.
Some guests will want to cook a meal. If someone is preparing a meal ask if you can use space or wait they will be done. You are responsible to clean your dishes and keep the space clean. Rinse and wash dishes in the left sink.
Sanitize dishes in the right sink. You can also rinse your dishes and put them in the dishwasher.
Don't assume you can eat the owner's or another guest's food just because it is there. Ask for permission. The owner will tell you what you can or cannot eat or use when he walks you through the house. There are snacks for your consumption in the house. Snacks not for filling your purse or pack when you leave or out for a hike. About ice-- there is no way my little ice maker can fill your ice chest, so ice is for in house use only. You can buy ice in town for a couple of dollars.
I can't believe I am writing a rule for my homemade bread... but here goes -- The bread is wonderful, maybe too good. If bread is baked you can eat the bread, but the bread isn't for sandwiches to leave the house for your next excursion. Please be considerate of other guests who might like toast in the morning too. Is my bread good? Hey I used nearly 400 pounds of flour in 2017 for baking bread. So it is good.
There is honey, butter, oatmeal, peanut butter, sugar, creamer, and tea bags that you can use. I will label the shelf in the cupboard with these items you can you.
No loud music after 10:00 (quite time to settle in time) There might be other people wanting to sleep.
No smoking in or outside the house
Ask if you have questions.
I have two dogs so no pets
My house really isn't "child proofed" with locks on the cabinets.
Recycling is in the garage
Bucket on the back porch to put in vegetable scraps for the compost pile behind the house.
I have lived in Moab for the past 14 years. I am an avid hiker and road bicycle rider. Hunting ruins (Anasazi) is a passion with me. It just connects we with the past. Those people were no different than you and them -- 8,000 years ago.
If you want advice about what to see and do in coming in and while in Moab I think I have some pretty good insight.
I make the best bread in MOAB for my guests.
I am an amateur photographer; well a point and shoot kind of guy, but how can you screw up when you live in Moab with pictures?
So is there anything unique about me other than I am 6' 9" tall? Just your average giant living in a small town :)
I have seen a lot of foreigners just want a place to relax, cook some of their country's own food and just rest...not caught up in the motel life. So my house has always been a respite for weary travelers.
Where ever I travel there are usually 100s or 1000s of tourists. Besides the "tourist spots" in Moab let me recommend 6-10 hikes where you might be entirely alone or very few others for a day.
Traveling: My children and I plan a trip every couple of years. We have been to Barbados, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Cancun, and Belize. I have traveled to Nanjing China and Bravaria in Germany.