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August 24, 2021

Under Canvas Moab – What to Expect Before You Stay!

A women wearing an Astr the Label maxi dress at the Under Canvas Moab camp

UNDER CANVAS MOAB – WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOU STAY

If you are looking for a fantastic and unique place to stay in Moab, Utah look no further than Under Canvas Moab. Under Canvas has been awarded one of the ‘Top 15 Resort Hotels in the West’ by Travel + Leisure, and ‘Top 25 Resorts in the US – Midwest & West’ by Condé Nast Traveler – and for good reason.

Located just a few 7 miles north of downtown Moab, Under Canvas offers a unique glamping experience in Moab. The camp is tucked between some of the best mountain biking, hiking and world-class climbing the area has to offer.

Speaking of climbing, biking and hiking – if you’re looking for incredible things to do in Moab, be sure to check out our full Moab Travel Guide. In the post, we outline all the great things to do, where to eat in Moab, where to stay and more! You won’t want to miss a trip to both Arches and Canyonlands.

In this Under Canvas Moab review, we are going to be answering all of the following topics and questions so you can plan your best trip! Feel free to use these links to navigate the post.

The outside of a large canvas tent for glamping in Moab at Under Canvas Moab

UNDER CANVAS MOAB AMENITIES

Your stay at any Under Canvas location includes a number of great daily amenities:

  • Luxurious tents
  • On-site dining options (available at select locations)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Complementary communal fire pits and s’mores
  • Organic bath products
  • USB battery packs
  • Complementary camp activities
  • Fans and lanterns
  • Pet-friendly stay
  • Adventure concierge
  • Wood burning stoves with complimentary firewood

UNDER CANVAS TENT OPTIONS

Moab Under Canvas offers a number of tent styles to accommodate groups ranging from large families to couples.

All locations offer upscale canvas tents with West Elm decor including their Suite, Deluxe, Stargazer and Safari tents.

You can also choose a suite with kids tent which accommodates up to two children. Select Under Canvas locations feature specialty tent styles like treehouses and two suite tents.

Below are additional details regarding the tent options at Moab Under Canvas:

SUITES

The Under Canvas Suite is ideal for larger families or couples looking for the ultimate glamping experience in Moab. The Suite sleeps up to 4 and offers private bathrooms with a shower, flushing toilet and sink. The bedroom features a king size bed with luxe linens along with a lounge area with a leather queen-sized sofa bed. If needed, an additional camp cot can be provided.

Grab a cocktail and lounge on the private deck with chairs while catching a breathtaking sunset. And, if it gets a little chilly at night, each tent includes a wood burning stove with complimentary firewood. The staff at Under Canvas will give you detailed instructions on how to operate, as well.

STARGAZER

The Stargazer offers all the upscale amenities of the Deluxe Tent with a viewing window above the king size bed for gazing at the stars. We did say this was the ultimate glamping experience, correct?

Enjoy a private ensuite bathroom, wood stove and private deck. The Stargazer is perfect for couples looking for an elevated glamping trip as it sleeps up to 2 people.

DELUXE

Under Canvas Deluxe tent is ideal for couples as it sleeps two people. This tent boasts a plush king size bed, a private ensuite bathroom with a shower, flushing toilet and sink.

Enjoy the night stars on your private deck before retreating into your luxurious tent kept warm by a wood burning stove.

SAFARI TENT

The Under Canvas Safari-inspired tents include a plush king sized bed, a wood-burning stove and small outdoor seating are with chairs for your enjoyment.

The Safari tent is often the most affordable canvas tent option at Under Canvas. While the amenities in this tent are still incredible, the biggest difference in this option is it does not include an indoor restroom.

Guests staying in the Safari tent will have access to a bathhouse with private stalls, including hot showers, flushing toilets and sinks that are conveniently located close to your tent.

UNDER CANVAS MOAB EXPERIENCES AND CULINARY OPTIONS

A stay at Under Canvas is not exclusive to just a great glamping experience. Your stay is just as much about connecting with your friends, family and loved ones through the great experiences Under Canvas has to offer.

Their on-site programming includes adventure packages, culinary options and camp programming such as on-site yoga, movie nights, live music, family games, s’mores by the campfire, beach volleyball, ornament making, bingo and so much more!

Their staff is really spectacular. We have stayed at several Under Canvas locations and their Guest Experience Coordinators have gone above and beyond every visit. If you have any questions at all, they’ll be glad to offer guidance and suggestions.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR STAY AT UNDER CANVAS

Before you book your stay at an Under Canvas location, there are a few things you may want to consider:

  1. BOOKING YOUR STAY – Under Canvas Moab is only open between the months of March and October each year. If you are looking to book your stay in 2021 be sure to do so before they close on October 25th. They will reopen in 2022 on March 3rd.
  2. THEY SELL OUT FAST – Stays at Under Canvas locations book up very fast. If you’re hoping to secure a particular weekend or week day, be sure to do so quickly. Also, special holiday can get a bit pricey.
  3. PARKING – When you arrive at the camp there is a small, central parking lot where you’ll park your car before checking in. Once you are checked in, an Under Canvas staff member will come around with a gold cart to escort you and your belongings to your camp/tent location. Be sure to pack everything you need as the trip back to your car can be lengthy based on your assigned site location. Also, it’s worth noting the paths around the camp are gravel.
  4. FOOD OPTIONS – It’s worth noting the Under Canvas Moab location does not offer dining like many of the other locations. However, they do offer first-come, first-serve grills for personal use in their common grilling areas. Grab-n-go provisions are also offered in the lobby marketplace. With that said, you will want to consider eating before you arrive at the camp.
  5. SOUND – IF it happens to be a windy evening, the canvas tents can get a bit loud as they wrestle with the wind. If you are a light sleeper this is something you may want to consider before booking your stay. Otherwise, it’s relatively peaceful and quite.

UNDER CANVAS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below, we are answering all of your questions that have come through regarding your stay at Under Canvas Moab. If there are any others we have not listed here, please feel free to let us know in the comments below. We are happy to expand!

DOES UNDER CANVAS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

Under Canvas tents do not have air conditioning. However, they do provide USB fans in each tent and misting systems to help keep the tents cool during the summer months.

We stayed at both the Moab and Lake Powell locations in the dead of summer and stayed pretty cool at night. I recommend checking the weather in advance of your stay to confirm the temperatures in the evenings.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO UNDER CANVAS MOAB?

As mentioned above, I recommend checking the weather before your stay so you can plan to pack accordingly. Things you may want to consider packing would include a small flashlight, hiking boots, water bottles, a USB or portable charger and a cord for your cell phone and other devices.

Based on the weather, it may be a good idea to pack layers for clothing along with a rain jacket – just in case!

DOES UNDER CANVAS PROVIDE TOWELS AND TOILETRIES?

They most certainly do! All Under Canvas locations offer towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand sanitizer. Their product offerings are plant-based and available in private tents and common areas.

If you need any other toiletries, be sure to pack them as they are not available to purchase on-site.

WHAT ARE THE SHARED RESTROOMS LIKE?

The shared restrooms are fully private and offer a hot pull-shower, flushing toilet, sink and toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Each shared restroom is private, locked doors and is kept very clean and sanitized.

If you need to use the restrooms at night, the paths are very well lit.

WHAT ARE THE FOOD OPTIONS AT UNDER CANVAS MOAB?

The majority of Under Canvas camps offer locally inspired café-style dining at an additional charge. You can enjoy seasonally rotating breakfast, lunch and dinner options at their on-site restaurant.

Grand-and-go lunch items such as sandwiches, salads and parfaits are prepared fresh each day and offered at all camps. Grab their on-site options for your to head out for your outdoor adventure or enjoy at their on-site outdoor recreation area.

As we noted above, the Moab and Glacier locations do not offer full dining options. However, there are grills available for personal use in their common areas. Grab-and-go options are also available in the lobby marketplace.

Dining at Under Canvas is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not required. Are you entertaining a large group? Feel free to call the camp in advance so they can assist in accomodating your needs.

There is something for everyone on the menu including vegetarian choices, gluten-free options, and nightly specials.

NOTE: For health and safety reasons, there is no food allowed in your tent. They recommend locking all food in your car if needed.

IS THERE ELECTRICITY IN THE UNDER CANVAS TENTS?

Similar to most camping experiences, there are no electrical outlets available in the tents at Under Canvas. However, there are battery powered fans and lanterns with USB plugs so you can charge up to 2 cell phones.

If you are traveling with a medical device or CPAP machine and need a powered battery, feel free to contact your Under Canvas location in advance of your stay and they can arrange to have one available for you.

HOW SAFE IS THE UNDER CANVAS CAMP?

In my opinion, the camps were very safe and well maintained. Under Canvas staff members are regularly walking or riding golf carts around the camp to ensure all your needs are met. All locations we have stayed at are well situated off any main road, as well.

Quiet hours are enforced throughout the camp starting at 10:00PM.

IS THE CAMP LIT AT NIGHT?

Absolutely! If you need to move about the camp after dark, the camp uses solar lighting along all pathways and battery-powered lamps are made available in each tent.

The main reception tent and all shared bathrooms are well lit inside and out, as well.

ARE THERE FIRE PITS AT EACH CAMP SITE?

In order for Under Canvas to provide a safe camping environment for guests, they only offer communal fire pits that are lit between 7 pm and 10 pm nightly in the outdoor recreation area.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy some time by the fire with friends and family with complimentary s’mores & roasting supplies. After all, what would glamping in Moab be without s’mores?!

NOTE: Depending on the number of guests using the communal fire pits, you can often get one you can use for your group alone.

HOW IS THE PARKING AT UNDER CANVAS?

As we mentioned above, when you arrive at the camp there is a small, central parking lot where you’ll park your car before checking in.

Once you are checked in, an Under Canvas staff member will come around with a gold cart to escort you and your belongings to your camp/tent location. Be sure to pack everything you need as the trip back to your car can be lengthy based on your assigned site location. Also, it’s worth noting the paths around the camp are gravel.

IS UNDER CANVAS MOAB PET FRIENDLY?

If you are traveling with our furry friend, you’ll be pleased to know Under Canvas is pet-friendly. There is a $25 per pet, per night fee. Service animals are welcome at the camp at no charge.

IS WIFI AVAILABLE AT UNDER CANVAS MOAB?

Because Under Canvas believes in taking advantage of the great outdoors and spending quality time with friends and family unplugged, there is no wifi available at their camps.

If and when we needed wifi, we had to use our cellular data. When we needed to work from our laptops, we create wifi hotspots from our cell phones.

It’s also worth noting, the quality of the wifi is entirely dependent on the location.

OTHER UNDER CANVAS LOCATIONS

Under Canvas offers stays at 9 different locations, yet this list seems to grow every year. If you’re looking for another incredible glamping location, here is where you can find your next Under Canvas stay:

  • Bryce Canyon
  • Lake Powell – The Grand Staircase
  • Zion (National Park)
  • Grand Canyon
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Yellowstone
  • Glacier (National Park)
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Acadia

WHERE CAN I CAMP FOR FREE IN MOAB?

If you are looking to camp in Moab for free, I highly recommend checking out the many free camping options available via the Bureau of Land Management. Be sure to download the BLM map to find the best locations in the area.

OTHER GLAMPING IN MOAB

If you are looking for more glamping in Moab, Utah you may consider checking out:

  • Red Rock Base Camps
  • Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa
  • Wander Camp

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