This home has a large living area. 3 bedrooms and 2 bath and is located in the historic Ghost town of Thompson Springs. The town is very quiet with 3 to 5 trains passing through town in a 24 Hr period. The California Zephyr comes through at 8am headed east on its way to Denver . At 6pm the California Zephyr passes through headed west to Salt Lake City. Buffalo herds are known to roam the Book Cliffs that overlook the town
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 4 nights
3 bedroom 2 bath 1900 square Ft home
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Oct 2018
About Dave McKay
I have always enjoyed freedom and the outdoors and adventure starts in this part of Utah
Dave McKay purchased this House in 2011
Why Dave McKay chose Thompson
This property is for those who want peace, quiet and lots of freedom. The best dinosaur tracks in the world are a nice little 11 mile ride to the south. 4500 year old Indian paintings are just 3 miles north of town. A lot of wildlife passes through the little town, including herds of antelope and deer. Black bear has been spotted in town and there is a herd of buffalo in the nearby Book Cliffs. Moab is just 30 miles to the south , so if you get lonely for heavy traffic and lots of people, it's a relatively short drive.
What makes this House unique
This property is surrounded by hundreds of miles of ATV trails that can be accessed from the front door . In 2012 myself and 8 others rode our ATVs from the front door to Arizona (504 miles one way ) and never crossed private property. In 2014 we rode ATVS from the front door to Wyoming ( 384miles one way)
Sports & Adventure Activities
I can't think of any way this could have been better! It was just perfect for us. Plenty of room and extremely clean. Great beds. Luxurious bed linens and bountiful supply of bath linens as well. The kitchen was well stocked. The laundry room was even complete with soap and dryer sheets. We didn't see the antelope that other renters mentioned, but a little rabbit did make an appearance one day. The train passes quite close by, but we hardly heard it. This made a great jumping off place for Arches, Canyonlands and we even went to Monument Valley one day. Loved the history of the area. Very unique location. We almost hated to leave. Would highly recommend it!
Loved our stay in this ghost town close to several abandoned houses and businesses.
Thompson House was clean, comfortable and provided plenty of room for us. It was a 40 minute drive to Moab and offered peace and quiet, with the exception of the train. We would definitely stay there again!
Very nice place! Lots of room and very clean.
What a deal! Plenty of room and very nice and clean. Just like described or better. Watched the Antelopes out the window. Well equipped and nicely appointed.
Great place for a visit to Moab area
This was a nice house for our trip to Moab to visit the natural parks. It was fully stocked with everything we needed, and had 3 comfortable beds. The house was very clean, and in good condition. We’ll definitely stay here again.
We had a great stay. It was very roomy and super clean. We would stay here again.
Quiet location in a "ghost" town. 30 min from Arches
We stayed here for our time in Arches and Canyonlands. The house is clean, well maintained and in a quiet location. It was very spacious and comfortable for our family of 5. It is in a ghost town so the surroundings are run down but not in a bad way. The only store in town is a 7 Eleven connected to the gas station so be sure to do your shopping elsewhere (we shopped at City Market in Moab after our day in Arches). It was about 30 minutes to Arches which was reasonable for us. There are trains that come through during the night and blow their horns as they pass but it is not consistent from night to night. We enjoyed seeing the antelope grazing out in the field behind the house and running up through the driveway. Wished we could have taken advantage of the back patio but the bugs overtook us. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if we are ever back in this area.
Historic Ghost town of Thompson Springs Utah that is 30 miles north of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Moab Utah is 31 miles to the south.