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Most hotel check-ins are forgettable: You walk up to a desk, get your keys, and maybe sip on a welcome drink as you make your way to your room. But not at, a resort that sits at the edge of the Colorado River in scenic eastern near Arches National Park.
At this gorgeousspanning more than 240 pristine acres, guests can skydive in to kick off their dreamy vacation set against a backdrop of arches, rivers, canyons, and mesas.
Sorrel River Ranch'spackage carries a price tag of nearly $10,000 for two guests over four nights, and it starts with a priceless experience: the chance to into the resort.
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Guests arriving at the airport in Moab, Utah, are met by skydivers for a 15-minute plane ride above the Colorado River Valley before jumping in tandem toward the resort's landing pad where their bags and cabins await. It's the ultimate way to make an entrance to afilled with horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting, and relaxing in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
The package includes accommodations with river views, some meals, massages, and a sunrise horseback ride. Guests also have access to tennis and volleyball courts, a petting zoo, and the canyoneering and rock climbing opportunities that make this part of the American Southwest such a popular destination.
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It's a party you don't want to miss.Originally opened on Dec. 15, 1936 by entrepreneur Jack Stewart, the hotel was acquired by J. Willard Marriott and the Marriott Hotel Corporation in 1967, making Camelback Inn the first resort in the company's portfolio. Marriott expanded the property from 118 to 453 guest rooms, and to this day, remains a longtime favorite of the Marriott family.
And when the sun goes down and skies get dark, resort guests will find that they're in a prime location for. They'll even have the opportunity to learn how Utah's light-pollution policies make this a truly magical place after dark. Owner Elizabeth Rad tells Travel + Leisure, "Education is built into everything we offer because it is crucial to us that our guests leave Moab with more than memories."
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