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Modern and new can be fun, but for many of our visitors taking a step back into the past makes their journey to Moab one they will never forget, as they learn about the people and places that made our desert town one of the most popular in the nation. Originally known as the Spanish Valley in reference to the families that once lived here, the name Moab is considered to have been taken straight from the pages of the bible, and when your historic journey brings you in our direction, we are pretty sure you will find the region a heavenly one! This guide to everything historic promises to make your Moab getaway an exciting adventure you will never forget.

Moab Giants

Before our ancestors stepped foot on the desert land that is Moab, dinosaurs once freely roamed the area, although it probably looked far different than it does today. Moab Giants, a dinosaur museum, allows visitors to see what the creatures once saw. Taking you through a virtual prehistoric aquarium, it teaches us about the undersea creatures as well as the ones who walked on land. Offering the opportunity to meet a megalodon and ancient sea turtles in 5D, as well as the “monsters” that ruled the air and land, the Moab Giants museum, located at 112 UT-313, is a local favorite!

Wilson Arch

The landscape of Moab is one of red clay and sandstone, and some of the natural features of the land entice visitors to examine it a little closer. Wilson Arch is one of the features you won’t want to miss! Created from centuries of wind and water, the opening inside the arch is the perfect spot for a picnic, but if you’re not in the mood for a hike, the pull off located just South of Moab off Highway 191 allows for an amazing photo opportunity. Taking nearly 75 million years to form, the arch was in its infancy when dinosaurs roamed. Its survival is a testament to the hardiness of the Valley; not all formations have stood the test of time!

Petroglyphs in Moab

The best way to learn about the history of a place is through their own words, or in this case, their own pictures. There are many places throughout the valley that feature petroglyphs that are symbols of the cultures of the Native American peoples who made Moab their home. Examine the birthing scene off Kane Road that depicts childbirth of people from 2000 to 8000 years ago or take your children to the Courthouse Wash Rock Art found along the Moab Canyon Pathway; there is a panel interpreting the art in both locations. If your family is interested in something more than red sandstone and pretty pictures created by ancient peoples, Potash Road offers petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks that have been preserved for millions of years. The Golf Course Rock Art Site at 3573 Westwater Road will allow the golfer in your family a chance to play if he or she can tear himself away from the fascinating stories told by the petroglyphs located there.

Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage

When traveling with children, you often discover the difficulty of finding attractions that keep both young and old and happy and entertained. Children’s museums only appeal to the very young, and only the over 18 crowds seem to be drawn to art and history establishments, but the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage may be the exception to the rule! Located at 14 UT-128 and featuring a collection geared towards film enthusiasts, it’s the Western Heritage part that will fascinate your children! All kids love the romance associated with cowboys and the Old West, and this free activity has plenty to keep your children entertained as you fall in love with memorabilia associated with movies that were filmed in the area. Hollywood isn’t the only town where make believe is the key commodity; many Western movies, including Wagon Master, Rio Grande, and Son of Cochise, were filmed right here in Moab!

Moab Cabin

This historic complex located off 65 North 200 East offers a fascinating example of life in Moab in the late 1800s. Featuring a cabin originally built in 1879 and moved here from another location, this is one of the homes that began the settlement of our desert town. Made of wood, clay, and thatch for the roof, this small structure is what most early settlers lived in when they first moved to the region. Also built in 1879 and located in this historic complex is the Moab LDS Church, which served as the primary church for settlers until the congregation grew too large and a new building had to be built in 1925.

Empty Spaces Waiting to Be Filled For Your Moab Getaway

As you travel the historic roads of Moab, going “home” each night to the comforts of our Empty Spaces vacation escapes may be the highlight of a getaway that sparkles with joy. Reserve your stay today!

Although none of us pictured 2020 turning out the way it has, there are some benefits to this new normal with which we are dealing. We get to spend more time with our children and less time dealing with traffic, and many of us have begun to use this time out to organize our homes and learn new recipes. Working without pants, not having to deal with office politics, and learning to really appreciate teachers are some other benefits, but we’re betting you haven’t even given the best benefit of all a fleeting thought! As travel restrictions are lifting, our desire to travel grows, and even though you may have to work and your children may have school, there’s no reason the home you have to work from has to be your own; free internet in our Moab, Utah rental homes may be just the incentive you need to spread your wings and fly, and this guide to discovering the joys of a working vacation will ensure you can do it all. And because many of our properties are available at a discounted price during the month of August, it really is the perfect time for a Vacation in Moab!

All the Comforts of Home

As you start to explore all that your Empty Spaces vacation escape has to offer, you may start wondering why you didn’t think of this sooner! Offering beds so comfortable you will wake every morning feeling refreshed and rested, plush furnishings, and views of the unique beauty of the Utah desert that will take your breath away, your work day is about to be one you look forward to once again. Start out by claiming your space, but don’t be surprised if you have to fight for the right to work in some of the more beautiful spots; with a spouse and children working or schooling from “home,” everyone will want the best seat in the house. Fortunately, there will be plenty of options from which you can choose, including the breakfast bar that is closest to the coffee pot, the dining room table that offers plenty of space to spread out your papers, and a balcony that offers incredible views! Holding Zoom meetings by the pool will give you a clear look at the expressions of envy found on your coworkers’ faces, and when your children’s teachers discover the location of their homeschooled students, don’t be surprised if they come up with a special assignment involving the history of the area!

When the lunch bell rings, you and your family have the choice of heading to one of the nearby restaurants for takeout, or you can order contact-free delivery from any of the restaurants in the area; a local guide will be provided in your unit to help you decide what to eat. The afternoons will go by quickly as you finish up reports, take meetings by phone and by Zoom, and clear up all the little details involved with work and school. Before long, the evening will arrive, and just as children are anxious to escape their schools at the end of every day, you will find yourself watching the hands on the clock slowly move around the face until at last, you too are free to explore during you Vacation in Moab!

Free for Fun When You Vacation to Moab

Whether it’s a few hours at the end of every workday or the entire weekend that spreads out before you, now is when the real fun begins! Whether you’re watching the sun set over the mountains on a quiet evening at home or spending a few hours exploring the beauty of Arches National Park, this vacation promises to bring new adventures around every turn. Hop in the car and drive to some of the beautiful attractions nearby, including Devil’s Garden, which is located a little north of the Landscape Arch. Trout fishing in the lakes and streams found in the La Sal Mountains, playing in Swanny City Park with your children, and taking a scenic drive along the Upper Colorado Scenic Byway on U-128 are more adventures you won’t want to miss. Unlike many big cities, Moab is designed to be explored while maintaining a safe social distance, making it the perfect place for a getaway at this time!

Returning to Your Workspace

When it’s time to come back to your work from home space, you’ll find yourself looking forward to the experience, knowing that the luxury and comfort you’ll find in your Empty Spaces vacation escape will make these workdays fun and exciting! After the last few months of 2020, don’t you think it’s time to spoil yourself a little? We definitely think so, and can’t wait to see you enjoying your Utah getaway with us when you vacation to Moab!

Although none of us pictured 2020 turning out the way it has, there are some benefits to this new normal with which we are dealing. We get to spend more time with our children and less time dealing with traffic, and many of us have begun to use this time out to organize our homes and learn new recipes. Working without pants, not having to deal with office politics, and learning to really appreciate teachers are some other benefits, but we’re betting you haven’t even given the best benefit of all a fleeting thought! As travel restrictions are lifting, our desire to travel grows, and even though you may have to work and your children may have school, there’s no reason the home you have to work from has to be your own; free internet in our Moab, Utah rental homes may be just the incentive you need to spread your wings and fly, and this guide to discovering the joys of a working vacation will ensure you can do it all. And because many of our properties are available at a discounted price during the month of August, it really is the perfect time to come stay with us and travel to Moab!

All the Comforts of Home When You Travel to Moab

As you start to explore all that your Empty Spaces vacation escape has to offer, you may start wondering why you didn’t think of this sooner! Offering beds so comfortable you will wake every morning feeling refreshed and rested, plush furnishings, and views of the unique beauty of the Utah desert that will take your breath away, your work day is about to be one you look forward to once again. Start out by claiming your space, but don’t be surprised if you have to fight for the right to work in some of the more beautiful spots; with a spouse and children working or schooling from “home,” everyone will want the best seat in the house. Fortunately, there will be plenty of options from which you can choose, including the breakfast bar that is closest to the coffee pot, the dining room table that offers plenty of space to spread out your papers, and a the balcony that offers incredible views! Holding Zoom meetings by the pool will give you a clear look at the expressions of envy found on your coworkers faces, and when your children’s teachers discover the location of their home schooled students, don’t be surprised if they come up with a special assignment involving the history of the area!

When the lunch bell rings, you and your family have the choice of heading to one of the nearby restaurants for takeout, or you can order contact-free delivery from any of the restaurants in the area; a local guide will be provided in your unit to help you decide what to eat. The afternoons will go by quickly as you finish up reports, take meetings by phone and by Zoom, and clear up all the little details involved with work and school. Before long, the evening will arrive, and just as children are anxious to escape their schools at the end of every day, you will find yourself watching the hands on the clock slowly move around the face until at last, you too are free to explore Moab!

Free for Fun

Whether it’s a few hours at the end of every workday or the entire weekend that spreads out before you, now is when the real fun begins! Whether you’re watching the sunset over the mountains on a quiet evening at home or spending a few hours exploring the beauty of Arches National Park, this vacation promises to bring new adventures around every turn. Hop in the car and drive to some of the beautiful attractions nearby, including Devil’s Garden, which is located a little north of the Landscape Arch. Trout fishing in the lakes and streams found in the La Sal Mountains, playing in Swanny City Park with your children, and taking a scenic drive along the Upper Colorado Scenic Byway on U-128 are more adventures you won’t want to miss. Unlike many big cities, Moab is designed to be explored while maintaining a safe social distance, making it the perfect place for a getaway at this time!

Returning to Your Workspace

When it’s time to come back to your work from home space, you’ll find yourself looking forward to the experience, knowing that the luxury and comfort you’ll find in your Empty Spaces vacation escape will make these workdays fun and exciting! After the last few months of 2020, don’t you think it’s time to spoil yourself a little and Travel to Utah? We definitely think so, and can’t wait to see you enjoying your Utah getaway with us!

Summertime has always been our favorite season, one that brings back memories of our own childhoods where the days seemed to stretch out before us without end. We would get up early and play outside for hours, drinking from the hose when we were thirsty, and staying out until the street lights came on. As adults today, our summers are far more structured, but the promise of summer vacations to new places gives us hope that adulthood isn’t that bad after all! And when your summer journey brings you to the desert landscape of beautiful Moab and a stay in one of our Empty Spaces vacation escapes, your inner child will laugh with glee when you discover all the fun that can be had. This guide to the top summer activities in Moab will ensure that you don’t miss out on a single moment of the fun and excitement!

Play in the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs

Traveling with children can be a bit tricky, as the younger generation isn’t exactly fond of museums and scenic sites and the older generation doesn’t feel the need to play the entire time, but the two generations can come together in agreement when a trip to the Dinosaur Tracks Trail is involved. The landscape where dinosaurs once roamed many millions of years ago is dotted with dinosaur tracks and authentic-looking recreations of the creatures with unpronounceable names. The museum, Moab Giants, is located at 112 UT-313, and promises an adventure the entire family will love!

Enjoy a Sip of Elegance

Not all getaways are created equal, and sometimes we just need a vacation sans children, allowing us to do exactly what we want to do. If that means sipping wine at noon on a hot summer’s day, Moab’s Castle Creek Winery is the perfect place to do so! Open every day except Sundays and national holidays from noon until 6 PM, the winery is located on a ranch that is still working today. Located at Milepost 14 off UT-128, every sip will surprise with the silky sweetness you may not expect from a desert winery.

Get Out of the Heat

Summertime in Moab is a tad sweltering, to put it mildly, so be sure to hydrate and get out of the heat as much as possible during your explorations. It’s a great time to visit the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage! For those who are big fans of older Westerns, you may find yourself recognizing much of the landscape surrounding you from many of the movies you have watched over the years, as Utah was a popular location for filming, which this unique museum explains in detail. Walk (or swagger) in the footsteps of John Wayne, swoon over movie stills of the exquisite Maureen O’Hara, and follow the lives of cowboys real and fictional at the museum found at 14 UT-128.

Mill Creek Hiking & Swimming Holes

Just outside of Moab, Mill Creek and North Fork of Mill Creek offer a unique opportunity for fun in the water. A number of natural swimming holes are reachable along these streams, and there’s even an accessible series of pools and an artificial waterfall near the parking lot. For those with the appetite for adventure, the signed trail up North Fork Mill Creek leads to more secluded pools and a natural waterfall. You can easily spend a day or more exploring the area and discover all of its natural wonders making these fantastic summer activities in Moab.

A Gift for You

Shopping is always a popular vacation activity and downtown Moab offers a nice selection of stores and shops for a shopping spree that will help get you out of the heat, featuring shops like The Find filled with all the things you never knew you needed until you saw them, outdoor outfitters that will help you find the gear for your Moab adventures, and charming souvenir stores in which you can find the perfect gift for your dog sitter back home! Most can be found on Main Street, allowing you to walk in and out to your heart’s content; the only thing you’ll miss is a pack mule to hold all your purchases!

Explore the Parks

In our humble opinions, Moab is the center of all that is beautiful, and the parks that can be found in the area offer breathtaking examples of this irrefutable truth. From Dead Horse Point State Park to Canyonlands National Park, the red clay earth and cliffs of beauty offer sights you won’t be able to stop yourself from immortalizing with your cell phone or digital camera. Wonder at Corona Arch, walk in the paths of ancient seas that have long ago dried up, and discover the daredevil in you when you raft along the Colorado River. World Wide River Expeditions is one of our favorite groups to adventure with, but there are others that are equally good!

Stay Home and Play

The most difficult part of your Utah vacation may be forcing yourself to leave the boundaries of your Empty Spaces property—so don’t! Take at least one day to sleep in late, sip coffee on the patio, and play in the outdoor pool or hot tub. Read in the air-conditioned coolness until your eyes begin to close and it becomes time to take an afternoon nap. Play video games with your kids, showing them their gaming skills were inherited from you, and revel in the luxurious comfort found in every nook and cranny of our homes. Summer has never been this fantastic, but only if you reserve your Empty Spaces abode in Moab, Utah today!