Our home state of Utah is a treasure trove of National Parks, and we’ve worked hard to visit them all throughout the years. It’s so interesting to consider that people from all over the world travel to our home state for a holiday, and here we are just itching to go see the rest of the world. Despite our craving for global adventures, we also explore local places throughout the year and not take our beautiful home state for granted.
Arches is a gem! It’s full of hikes, trails, viewpoints, scenery, wildlife, geological formations, and of course, arches! Read more about our adventures at Arches National Park.
During our trip to Arches, we thought it would be fun to stay in what our kids call a ‘car hotel’. We rented an RV in Moab on airbnb: Glamping in Moab. I’m not sure I’d call the RV we stayed in glamping, per se, but it was a definite unique experience for sure.
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Glamping Family RV
The RV was really nice, except for the carpet. I freely admit, I’m hysterical when it comes to carpet – it’s so gross in all it’s forms. This RV in Moab is a 2017 Wildwood DLX 39FDEN RV. It is located in the OK RV Park in Moab, about 10 minutes outside of Arches National Park. It’s close to grocery shopping, and restaurants.
Sleeping arrangements for the RV included one full bedroom with lots of pillows and a comfy bed. The separate bedroom also had its own air conditioner.
The front living area includes two couches that convert into beds, with plenty of extra bedding and blankets. Our 3 littles loved swapping beds all night long, but truth be told you had to climb over the beds to walk into the front room and that got annoying fast.
This RV has a full size kitchen with full size microwave, oven and fridge. There is not a dishwasher, but a full size sink for you to get your hands dirty. The bathroom has a good size shower, toilet and sink. The lever for the toilet was located at the floor and to flush you press on the pedal with your foot. Our kids thought that was pretty cool.
The price included everything you needed including a BBQ, propane, wood and campfire pit, regulator and water hose. (I don’t know what most of that means, but it’s written in the description so it must be important!)
The TV didn’t play anything, but we could watch movies. The wifi was slow, but that seems fairly normal for the location. The area and the price were pretty consistent with a hotel. It was a unique experience that our kids still talk about, but for us parents, a hotel would have given us more space and when it comes to camping we’d rather go in a tent.
► For Kids: Our kids loved staying in the car hotel! They loved that it was different, unique, on wheels, outside was a fire pit, everything was cramped into a tiny space – you know, all the things that Gabe and I dis-liked. It was a great opportunity for all of us to stay outside of our comfort zone.
As far as the park and the company, the RV manager was on point. Two out of the three nights the vacant RV next to us had blaring music going off in the middle of the night but he was quick to respond and take care of it.
► Nap-Time Version: Glamping to one person may not be glamping to another person. Our airbnb experience in an RV in Moab.
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Check out all our adventures at Arches National Park!