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
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
3 bedroom 2 bath 1900 square Ft home
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 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)
Sports & Adventure Activities
Excellent in Every Way!
We completely enjoyed our stay at The Thompson House. The home is spacious, very beautifully decorated, comfortable, and impeccably clean. The home is conveniently located near several National and State parks. Quiet and peaceful location. Not conveniently located to shopping and restaurants, keep that in mind if that is important to you. Moab is about a half hour drive and has all the food and shopping you need. This house is so awesome....we LOVED it!
Quiet location with newer house!
We totally enjoyed our stay! We did lots around Moab and the 35 min drive was relaxing with great views. The house is in a semi-deserted town but we loved the peacefulness and the cliff views. Added bonus...there are panels of petroglyphs just minutes from the property!
The house was nicely decorated and had a full, large kitchen. 2 bathrooms was also great. A great hideaway after some wonderful exploring and biking days!
Great way to sight see and avoid the crowds!
We use VRBO every time we travel. This is a nice, clean property and pet friendly. Great kitchen and 3 nice sized bedrooms. We would definitely stay here again.
The only thing I didn’t like was that I had to leave. Great place to stay as we enjoyed the National parks in the area. We will return next year and try our best to stay here again!!
We loved everything about it including the trains right across the street.
Everything went according to our expectations meaning that it couldn't have been any more perfect. The humongous kitchen could have easily accommodated more than the two of us, but we felt more than a bit pampered.
We didn't get around to meeting Dave McKay (property manager) until later in the trip and that was an error on our part; he knows the territory and we could have had even more fun than we had if we'd dropped by sooner!
When we return, we'll be there for two weeks and see even more of this breathtaking area.
Great place to stay!
We really enjoyed staying at the Thompson House. The home was very clean and well stocked. We had all the kitchen tools needed to cook our meals. The kitchen is a great size and was very clean. We used the BBQ grill out on the back patio and enjoyed the evening outside too. The area is quiet and we never heard the neighbors. We would definitely stay again.
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.