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Historic Utah Ghost Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Dave McKay
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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)


Thompson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom in the master bedroom
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Historic Utah Ghost Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It was a great time by all.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, large rooms.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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This place was really nice inside.

  • 5 of 5

We were surprised with how nice it was inside. Train was definitely close and since there's a stop sign right there they honk. But it wasn't too bad and my little boy loved watching the train.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Adventure Headquarters

  • 5 of 5

First off the property is not in the RV park but a small jaunt away. It is a double wide home but is not a compromise what-so-ever. It is spacious and designed really nice, easy to clean. A lot of places we have rented has been very chintzy about supplies such as towels or toilet paper but this property is well stocked with more than one would expect. Prior reviews talk about the rails right up on the property, but there is the front area of the property, a road, an easement ( with the prairie dogs), then the train tracks. I did not even hear the first train go by as my wife mentioned it had. Moab and the National Parks are less than thirty minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely good value. Very clean and large living space.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay. Only drawback is extremely limited WIFI bandwidth

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Geen River
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $44 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.87%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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