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Sep 29|Lionsback Resort

New Lionsback Development Offers Relaxing Basecamp in the Heart of Adventure

Catering to the active lifestyles of residents, guests and the Moab community, Lionsback Resort is a seamless architectural basecamp that delivers sun-filled living with a premium, yet understated edge.

(MOAB, Utah) Sept. 29, 2021—After more than a decade of planning and review, the new 175-acre Lionsback Resort in Moab is under construction, with the first phase of premium casitas slated for completion in late fall of 2022. Located at the gateway to 9,000 acres of the renowned Sand Flats Recreation Area and a stone’s throw from the center of town, Lionsback Resort will be an ideal basecamp to relax and recharge after a day of exploration around Moab’s famous landscapes.

“The land and its conservation are at the very center of Lionsback Resort,” said Jon Dwight, president of Invent Development Partners. “Our own personal histories are intertwined with this rugged terrain, which has led to careful consideration in every design, development, and landscaping decision. It’s our dream to create a destination that shares all the wonders of Moab—in a way that preserves this land for generations to come.”

The Lionsback Resort casitas will feature a timeless, contemporary design that meets tread lightly principles. Using the natural grade of the land, two-story casitas sit higher than one-story casitas so that views from the expansive windows and doors are not blocked. Open and inviting indoor and outdoor living spaces are ideal for gathering with friends, family, and guests after a day of recreating. Oversized garages fit gear and vehicles for every Moab adventure.

Lionsback Resort is committed to respecting and protecting the Moab landscape with sustainable design, construction, and long-term maintenance. The all-electric casitas will include vehicle charging in the garage, exterior lighting designed to minimize light pollution in accordance with Moab’s dark sky initiative, and natural landscaping designed to minimize the need for irrigation. The 175-acre project has also committed to maintaining 70% of the property as open space, which will include bike and pedestrian trails. A comprehensive drinking water source protection plan protects the aquifer through every development phase and long-term ownership of the property.

Floorplans of the two- and three-bedroom Lionsback casitas are available at  Contingent upon market conditions, financing and, approvals, the Lionsback development also includes a proposed hotel that will provide a four-star, family-friendly experience with a spa, fitness center, pool, restaurant, and a 7,500-square-foot convention center and wedding venue. The hotel is also intended to allow casita owners to put their homes into a rental program through the hotel operator for added convenience at the time the hotel is developed.

For more information about Lionsback Resort, visit,

Ian Anderson

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