Beautiful, new cabin surrounded by national forest land. Great place to get away from the noise and enjoy yourself. Close to Moab (40 miles) and Colorado (15 miles). Wonderful views of mountains. Great place to bike, hike, hunt, or relax. Cell phone service spotty and currently does not have internet. Wild life all around with deer, elk, turkeys, and many others in the area. Situated on 10 acres with outdoor firepit and loads of open space.
- Cabin1000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 nights
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Nov 2018
About Steve Walston
My family and I moved to Moab in 1962. I graduated from high school there, ran hospitals for more than a decade, returned to the University of Pennsylvania for a doctoral degree and have taught at various universities since 1997. Currently, I am a professor at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business and live in Salt Lake City, but come often to Moab and La Sal.
Steve Walston purchased this Cabin in 1995
Why Steve Walston chose La Sal
This property has special meaning to me, as my parents purchased it many years ago. I have fond memories coming to our family's early cabin and hunted and fished in this area.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cabin was constructed with large windows that have fantastic views. The property sits in the middle of national forest land and so many things are available to see within a relatively short distance.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Such a cool place. There are wasps (not a huge issue) but if you are allergic bee aware of that. 100% would stay again.
While I was very excited to stay here, and enjoy the natural beauties of the area, unfortunately there were a few big problems with this home.
1- While we were looking for something off the grid and remote, we didn't realize HOW remote this house was. It's over an hour drive to Moab. The description says "close" to Moab.... I think that's a bit misleading.
2- A major issue with the house was that there were wasps, everywhere. We had to kill more than a dozen inside the house. With no cell reception, internet, or even a landline... this just seems dangerous. What if one of us were allergic to bees or wasps?
3- Smaller issues- some of the blankets were dirty when we arrived, and there wasn't a wine opener/ cork screw (which wouldn't be a problem, except if you're an hour away from stores that sell cork screws, which we were).
I am sorry for the wasps. They can be pests. There is a can of wasp spray, but in that area they tend to enter without an invitation. The listing does show that the cabin is 40 miles from Moab, which in the West is relatively close and, as the guest indicated, takes about 50 or so minutes to travel.
Remote, quiet, comfortable
About a 40 minute drive south from Moab so make sure you have everything (we forgot ice). Beautiful remote cabin. So peaceful. Very spotty cell service but was occasionally able to get service. Amazing sunrises and sunsets. And the stars at night blew our minds. Pretty windy and had some rain in October but the cabin was so cozy inside we weren’t even affected by it. Caught a double rainbow on our last evening. Great stay off the grid!
Secluded and quiet, a great place to get away from everything
The cabin is beautifully well maintained, and the views are wonderful. Watching the sun rise off the deck with a coffee was awesome, but as a coffee lover, we could have used a larger coffee maker.
The kitchen was fully equipped and there were basics (condiments, water etc) in the fridge which was a bonus.
We loved seeing all the wildlife in the morning and especially at dusk.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what a sky full of stars really looks like, sit outside to watch the beautiful sunset behind the LaSal mountains and then watch the sky come alive with every star and constellation imaginable!! Wow!!
Steve was a great host, gave great directions and was very easy to reach if any problems arose.
The cabin is a little off the beaten path and a longer drive to Moab then I expected, but it’s an easy drive and full of beautiful scenery, so that’s not bad.
It’s a great place to stay in the Moab area.
We came to Moab for a weekend of 4-wheeling. Moab was crazy busy, but staying in LaSal was wonderfully peaceful. The cabin was so clean and beautiful. We loved the fire pit outside.