History

Seen from the air, the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa landscape is a sea of twisted, sun-worn sandstone formations and canyons with a broad path carved by the Colorado River. An exclusive Moab retreat, our Ranch is ideal for the discerning traveler who’s keen to explore the majestic surroundings, while appreciating the level of service that comes with our Four-Diamond standards. Adventure, luxury, unrivaled hospitality and one-of-a-kind experiences await you.

Our Story

In 1903, homesteaders Fred and Ida Stearns claimed the untamed territory on the Colorado River that is now Sorrel River Ranch. Their original two-room farmhouse still stands by the resort’s organic herb garden. In 1947, the farm was sold to Bill and Lillian Boulden who continued the family farm tradition as Boulden Cattle Ranch. In 1994, former bass guitarist for Rick Springfield, Robbie Levin, purchased the ranch from the Bouldens and developed the property that officially opened as Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in 1999 a part of Moab history. The current owner purchased the property in 2008.

Silver Screens

For the past 60 years, Hollywood has been immortalizing Moab and its surrounding scenic landscapes. The majority of the movies shot in the area surrounding our ranch have been filmed in Professor Valley, an area that you will visit on your many Moab excursions. Numerous classics, commercials, and music videos have been filmed in our area, from John Wayne Westerns like Rio Grande and The Comancheros to the more recent hits such as Westworld, 127 Hours, After Earth and The Lone Ranger.