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Historic Utah Ghost Town

Thompson, UT, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

3 bedroom 2 bath 1900 square Ft home

This home has a large living area. 3 bedrooms and 2 bath and is located in the historic Ghost town of Thompson Springs. The town is very quiet with 3 to 5 trains passing through town in a 24 Hr period. The California Zephyr comes through at 8am headed east on its way to Denver . At 6pm the California Zephyr passes through headed west to Salt Lake City. Buffalo herds are known to roam the Book Cliffs that overlook the town

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Dave McKay

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Dave McKay

I have always enjoyed freedom and the outdoors and adventure starts in this part of Utah

Dave McKay purchased this House in 2011

Why Dave McKay chose Thompson

This property is for those who want peace, quiet and lots of freedom. The best dinosaur tracks in the world are a nice little 11 mile ride to the south. 4500 year old Indian paintings are just 3 miles north of town. A lot of wildlife passes through the little town, including herds of antelope and deer. Black bear has been spotted in town and there is a herd of buffalo in the nearby Book Cliffs. Moab is just 30 miles to the south , so if you get lonely for heavy traffic and lots of people, it's a relatively short drive.

What makes this House unique

This property is surrounded by hundreds of miles of ATV trails that can be accessed from the front door . In 2012 myself and 8 others rode our ATVs from the front door to Arizona (504 miles one way ) and never crossed private property. In 2014 we rode ATVS from the front door to Wyoming ( 384miles one way)


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • master bedroom has private bathroom with shower and a separate tub


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, large bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Large bathroom in the master bedroom

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Book Cliffs / La Sal mountains
        • Rural
          Ghost Town


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      gas logs


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          fully stocked
                        • Kitchen
                          large kitchen with oven , micro wave and fully stocked
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          large side by side
                        • Stove
                          gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • ruins

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • photography
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                            • hunting

                                              37 Reviews


                                              Latest reviews

                                              The place is very clean and has plenty of room.

                                              Merrilee H.

                                              We really enjoyed our stay at the Thompson House. It was nice not to be right in the crowds of Moab. We really liked exploring the nearby Sego canyon with all the Indian rock art and Ghost town ruins. We would stay here again. It was perfect for our family.

                                              The house is well kept and immaculate! Not enough stars to rate this house!

                                              Dave M.

                                              The house is 35 minutes north of Moab, but so worth the extra distance because we rode north. We didn't have to fight the Moab traffic, going into the Arches National Park was easy access in and out. The house is across the street, next to the train tracks, but we hardly noticed the noise from the trains because we were usually gone for the day or too tired from having fun to notice. The owners were great, they fully stock the house. The kitchen and eating area is huge! The bedrooms are good sized. The furniture, lines and dishes all coordinate. This was a great place to stay and at a great price.

                                              We had a great time staying at the Thompson House. We will definitely be back.

                                              Kelly S.

                                              The house was clean. It had everything we need to spend a week there. Loved the location!! Just a short drive to all the locations we wanted to see.

                                              It was a great time by all.

                                              sue v.

                                              We had three couples that stayed and went four wheeling. It was nice to come home from a long day on the trail . Which it felt like. Home!

                                              Exceeded our expectations

                                              Kevin M.

                                              Very clean, well stocked linens, kitchen equipment, and towels. Comfortable and spacious, will defiantly return.

                                              Very clean, large rooms.

                                              Cathie V.

                                              Beautiful setting. Pronghorn were grazing out back, scenic drives nearby. Very friendly and helpful staff


                                              Thompson, UT, USA

                                              Historic Ghost town of Thompson Springs Utah that is 30 miles north of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Moab Utah is 31 miles to the south.

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                                              37 Reviews
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