5/5 - Great place to stay
Stayed there Thanksgiving week. It was everything I was wanting plus some. The place is off grid but still had electricity and nice hot water for a shower. Rooms were nice, had a little propane heater that kept them very warm. You have to bring your own food but you can use the kitchen and grill to cook. The views are second to none, everywhere you look is amazing. The stars at night really came out, no light pollution. Lots of hiking starting right at the Lodge. Mountain biking and off roading opportunities too. You can just sit back, relax and take it all in too. The road getting there can a challenge, be sure to allow enough time to make it out there before dark. It took 2 hours to get to town from the Lodge. I was in a Subaru Outback, it did it no problem but I did have to get out and stack rocks to get over some ledges. Everyone there was nice and very helpful. They were also concerned about your safety. They made sure you had a walkie-talkie before you headed out. Will be back.
- LarryJ123, Dec 2022
5/5 - Perfect combination of isolation, comfort, and beauty!
We come to Moab twice a year for mountain-biking, hiking, and solitude. Usually we have to make the trade-off: peace and solitude or a comfortable hotel, but Basecamp has it all. Tom's "condo" is really a beautiful two-bedroom house with spectacular views of red rocks, buttes, and the Colorado River just a few steps away. The house itself is incredibly comfortable with lots of couches, a full kitchen, hot water, and a cozy gas fireplace. Outside are beautiful patios all around the house with tons of lounge furniture, even an old-fashioned porch swing. We were there mid-week in early November and it was soooooo quiet. The evening feeding was a treat--many foxes and racoons. Getting up close and personal with a 200 pound tortoise was also incredible! Tom and Colin welcomed us (and our dog) very warmly, gave us very explicit instructions to find some awesome hikes, and shared some fascinating stories of life at basecamp. And we couldn't believe this wild, remote place was still connected to the world by wifi--which let us work from paradise! The road getting there is tough so be sure you have high clearance or a skilled driver (both is ideal). We made the drive in the dark with a Nissan Rogue, though, so that tells you that most vehicles will make it with perseverance. We will be back--thanks Tom and Colin for a wonderful visit!
- M., Nov 2021
5/5 - Beautiful place in the desert with an amazing disc golf course
My motivation in visiting Base Camp was for its disc golf course. It's reputation had put it on my bucket list for years, and I finally got to go play it. It did not disappoint. Incredible views, challenging holes; really great layout on both courses.
But, it was the other components that I didn't really know much about that made the place so memorable. The incredible hospitality of Tom and Linda. The kindred mindset of the other folks who take the time and effort to make the drive to get there. The amazing stars at night. The evening wildlife feeding by Tom. (One night attracted a half dozen fox, a dozen raccoons, a pair of ringtails, and a half dozen skunks!). The serene walk through the desert in the cool morning air to visit the Wind Caves.
We camped this time, because all the rooms and hogans were sold out. Next time, we'll try to book earlier and get a room. But even while camping, Tom was the most gracious of hosts. He let us use the bathrooms, charge our batteries in his outlets, provided extra water, etc. Thank you Tom!
- Jeff R, Oct 2020
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