Ulum Moab, a new 3.5-star glamping resort in Moab, Utah, offers luxury among 100-foot cliffs and views of Looking Glass Arch and Canyonlands National Park.
Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some luxury. Take Moab, Utah for instance — an adventure sports town heralded for its breathtaking landscape and rock formations, not to mention its quaint downtown. Now, with the introduction of the Ulum Moab glamping resort, it’s becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury adventure travel.
Ulum Moab is connected with Under Canvas, which Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with upscale, safari-inspired accommodations. Under Canvas has 11 other resorts in locations such as Acadia, Maine; Bryce Canyon, Utah; and West Yellowstone, Montana. There’s also an Under Canvas property located in Moab.
Under Canvas, introduces new, luxury outdoor resort brand ULUM™. Born from the belief that nature allows for greater connection, ULUM reflects the splendor of its scenic surroundings with a focus on well-being and approachable adventure for refined travelers looking to bridge quality and comfort with the restorative virtues of nature. The safari-inspired brand provides elevated design, exceptional hospitality, and refined comfort in the outdoors.
The two and a half hour drive to Moab from Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport is nothing short of breathtaking. You will be surrounded by endless scenic views, from mountains to spectacular rock formations.
Upon arrival, visitors will discover that the site is carefully integrated into 200 acres of stunning desert landscape, the brand’s first location, ULUM Moab, is enveloped within its own ecosystem surrounded by 100-foot cliffs on three sides and opening to expansive views of Canyonlands National Park.
Steps from the property is Looking Glass Arch, an exceptional, natural rock arch that is the focal point around which the property was designed. ULUM Moab provides easy access to Utah’s largest national park, Canyonlands National Park, along with the awe-inspiring Arches National Park, myriad world-class hiking and biking trails, white water rafting and more.
The new resort experience offers all suite, safari-inspired accommodation tents with the amenities of a luxury hotel; hot and cool dipping pools, upscale dining and complimentary, wellness-focused programming.
Embracing the natural contours of the land, each of ULUM Moab’s spacious (360 sq. ft. interior with a private 70 sq. ft. deck) guest Suite Tents are intentionally integrated into the natural landscape for uninhibited views, featuring a bedroom with a king size bed, luxurious Parachute linens, plush, custom-branded robes and bedside tables topped with lanterns, in addition to a lounge area with West Elm furnishings including a queen size sofa-bed and lounge chairs.
Guest tents are equipped with evaporative cooling fans and wood stoves to deliver the perfect sleeping environment from spring to fall. A contemporary barn door slides open to reveal an ensuite bathroom with rain shower, polished concrete sink and plant-based, Aesop bath products. Natural woods, woven rugs and a Pendleton wool blanket highlight the use of organic materials to reflect the surrounding natural world.
Design + Amenities
ULUM’s low profile, temperature-controlled contemporary lobby, lounge and restaurant feature thoughtful, natural design elements curated to further connect guests with the surroundings.
Boutique design firm Design360 did the lobby interiors and Under Canvas’s Vice President of Design Ben Landry designed the interiors of each tent. Designed by nature, organic materials include local stone and natural wood, with the entry revealing a custom crafted chandelier made entirely of ancient rock fragments from the site. Bi-fold, floor-to-ceiling glass windows blur the separation between the indoors and out.
Comfortable yet stylish custom furnishings provide a range of social seating areas while cascading outdoor lounge areas, hot and cool dipping pools, fire pits, yoga deck and intimate and communal gathering areas showcase the adjacent Looking Glass Arch and desert vista beyond.
Resort programming includes complimentary yoga instruction, evening stargazing, onsite hiking, live, acoustic music and evening s’mores by the terraced firepits. For one-of-a-kind excursions, ULUM’s Adventure Concierge connects guests with trusted, local outfitters for world-class white-water rafting, rock-climbing at adjacent Looking Glass Arch and surrounding landmarks, guided national park tours and of course favorite local hikes for self-discovery.
Guests wake to the energizing scent of burning juniper in the communal area, where daily rituals are held to greet the morning sun, clearing stagnant energy and creating space for spiritual awakening.
Approachable, high quality and expertly crafted culinary offerings and elevated service are pillars of the ULUM experience. Full service, al fresco dining with a fresh, seasonal menu highlighting southwest inspired flavors and sustainable ingredients, is further enhanced by craft cocktails inspired by local flora such as sage, juniper and prickly pear.
In addition to a full breakfast and dinner menu in the restaurant, an onsite cafe brings coffee culture to the outdoors with premium hot and cold espresso beverages, as well as fresh juice and smoothie options and grab ‘n go lunch offerings. Not to be overlooked, artisan chocolates and marshmallows are offered for nightly s’mores.
A cornerstone of the Under Canvas development ethos is the company’s mindful approach to sustainability. ULUM is designed to minimize intrusion and maximize open space.
The site has been designed to flow with the natural topography of the land, minimizing the impact to the landscape and maximizing natural sightlines. Furthering a commitment to sustainable initiatives and in partnership with Rivian, ULUM Moab offers Rivian Waypoints Level 2 chargers to allow for guests with electrical vehicles to adventure responsibly and enjoy the convenience of an overnight charge while they re-energize for a day’s adventure.
The company’s mindful approach extends to construction materials and even tent and lobby furnishings, including use of thermally modified lumber, recycled paper board walls and shower basins and sinks that employ carbon sequestration to minimize carbon footprint.
Additionally, the resort utilizes International Dark Sky standards, recognizing thoughtful development practices that mitigate light pollution and maximize the night sky. Under Canvas Inc. and global environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have come together to help fund conservation and raise awareness through education, volunteer efforts and donation programs. Guests of ULUM are invited to join the company with a donation of their choosing to support important research and actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Partnerships with like-minded, premium lifestyle brands further enhance the ULUM guest experience with beloved lifestyle products available for onsite purchase and enjoyment in the comforts of their tent during their stay. Partner brands include:
- Sun Bum
- Parachute for ULUM
- West Elm
- Friends of Friends
In keeping with the brand’s vision, partners have been carefully curated based on a shared ethos around sustainable practice and well-being, elevated quality of product experience and connection with the outdoors by way of organic properties, superior comfort, functionality, and mindful practice.
Nightly stays start at $549 per night.