In 1903, Fred and Ida Stearns claimed the untamed territory on the Colorado River that is now Sorrel River Ranch, as their homestead. Fred used a single plow horse to develop the high desert valley into enough farmland to feed his family and livestock. The original two-room farmhouse has been preserved and 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, drove through the rustic metal gates of Boulden Cattle Ranch and was awestruck by the setting and spectacular views. Levin purchased the land from the Boulden’s and began developing the property that officially opened as Sorrel River Ranch in 1999. Elizabeth Rad purchased the property in 2008 and is the current owner. The name “Sorrel” originated from the specific red rust color found in American Quarter horses which is identical to the color of the scenic red rock mesas surrounding the property. The property’s 160 acres are surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched, pristine, BLM property in close proximity to the La Sal Mountain Range.
Nestled on 160 acres along the banks of the Colorado River amidst the majestic red rocks of Moab, Utah, the Four Diamond Sorrel River Ranch is renowned for its exclusive destination as the adventure capital of the American Southwest. The full-service resort and spa is located a short distance from Moab Canyonlands Airport (approximately 30 miles) and about 90 miles from Walker Field Airport in Grand Junction, CO.
Elizabeth Rad, SRR Partners LLC
- - Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award
- - Fodor’s Choice Gold Award – “Sense of Place” category
- - AAA Four Diamond Award – 2003 through 2013
- - “Top 10 Luxury Wilderness Lodge in the USA” by Luxury Travel Magazine
- - “Fifty Best Luxury Adventures in the World” by Adventure Temples Guidebook
- - Utah’s Best Wilderness Resort – Officialbestof.com
- - Best Hotels in the USA – US News & World Reports 2012