Cozy Glamping Pod for a Nature Escape in Monticello, Utah

Pod in Monticello, UT

2 guests • 1 bed

This cozy pod are for those who want an extra layer of privacy and that woodsy cedar cabin feel. A private fenced viewing deck, hammocks, picnic table and firepit are key outdoor features each of our units offer. All our accommodations are at least 50 yards away from each other to provide maximum privacy. Inside the pod is a cozy queen bed to accommodate up to 2 people, extra blankets, lounge seating, board games, fan and a propane heater for cooler nights. Battery packs to charge phones. Complimentary coffee/tea delivery service and breakfast is available for purchase. Communal spaces are a fully stocked kitchen, grilling deck, Adirondack seating area, modern bathrooms and a cedar barrel skylight bathroom. Bathrooms are a short distance from the tent, less than a 1 min walk. Sauna is available to our guests. Strong Wifi available.

The closest neighbor you will have is approximately 50 yards away.
We have other tents with different views. If you would like a different view, please see our other listings.

Check-in is 3:00pm or later. Check-out is 10:00am.
Office Hours 9am - 7pm. After hours check ins are available.
**2 GUESTS MAX. Please do not bring anymore than 2 people.

FIREWOOD & EXTRAS
We sell firewood, propane tanks, fire starters, hand warmers, smores kits, alcohol and breakfast. All these MUST be purchased during open hours, 9am- 7pm. We do not sell these items after 7pm or before 9am.

LOCATION
40 mins South of Moab
40 mins from the entrance of The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
50 mins from Arches National Park
1 1/2 hours from Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park

COMMUNAL BATHROOMS
The modern and clean bathroom facilities are well maintained and a 1-2 min walk from all accommodations. We have 1 full bathroom, 1 toilet room, 1 shower room and 1 seasonal glass roof barrel full bathroom (closed during freezing temps)
We provide hot water, flushing toilets, towels, hand towels, toilet paper and organic bath amenities. Lockers available to store your supplies.

COMMUNAL KITCHEN
We have a fully stocked kitchen for you to prepare meals.
The kitchen has a stove, flat top grill, bbq box, pizza oven camp chef oven, pots, pans, sink with washing up soap and hot water, plates, cups, seasonings, oil and more.
No power so no refrigerator but we do have coolers for you to borrow. WE DO NOT SELL ICE.
*The grocery store in Monticello (Blue Mountain Foods) is closed on Sundays.

ACCOMMODATIONS
-There is no insulation inside the accommodations so whatever the temperature is outside, it will be inside as well.
Each accommodation has:
-Cozy Queen Bed with sheets, 4 pillows and duck down comforter (our safari tent has a king and queen bed) ~ Extra blankets ~ Lounge chairs for two ~ Area rugs ~ LED string lights ~ Lantern ~ Board Games ~ Small Mirror ~ Phone Charging Pack ~ Small Rechargeable Fan (June-August) ~ First Aid Kit ~ Hand Sanitizer ~ Combination Lock ~ Local Guide Book ~ Guest Book ~ Private entrance and deck ~ Private Fire pit with grill top ~ Private shaded picnic table ~ 2 private shaded hammocks ~ Cooler. BRING ICE, we do not sell ice. ~Propane Heater. Bring 1lb propane tank or we sell them here (1 tank lasts approx 2 hrs on high, 5 hrs on low. These won't heat the space like at home but helps to take the chill out.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION
WEATHER - We are located in Dry Valley. You will not find this on any map or weather app. Monticello, UT is the closest town with weather service and sits at 7000 feet above sea level. Moab, UT is the second town worth looking at, but sits at 4000 feet. The glampground sits at 6000 feet. Typically we are 3-5 degrees warmer than Monticello and 6-10 degrees cooler than Moab.

WIFI - Strong Wifi is available around the communal spaces. The Pod, Mountain Tent and Mesa Tent typically gets good Wifi but the others are too far to reach.

SAUNA – Available to our guests for $5.00 a session. You can make an appointment when you arrive. Limited appointments are available. 3 evenings and 2 mornings.

WATER - We haul 400 gallons of water at a time so we ask everyone is water smart. Plus, this is a desert where we should be consider anyways.

FIRES - The only fires allowed on the glampsite are campfires. No smoking of any kind allowed. However, we do allow smoking in the parking lot or in your vehicle.
*If there is a county fire band, no fires will be allowed. You may reach out to ask if there is one.

PETS – No pets allowed

HEATING/COOLING – Each tent has a small portable heater but you will need to bring 1lb propane tanks. We do sell them if you do not bring any with you. 1 tank lasts around 2 hours on high or 5 hours on low. We provide duck down comforters and extra blankets so once you are in bed, you will be warm. Rarely does anyone complain about being cold while sleeping. There is no AC but we do provide small fans in the summer (June-Aug).

COMPLEMENTARY COFFEE/TEA DELIVERY – Coffee and tea delivery service every morning free of charge when requested.

BREAKFAST, ALCOHOL AND SNACKS – Available for purchase between 9am-7pm daily.

LIMITED LIGHTING - To help preserve our night sky, we do not have a lot of lighting around the glampsite. A headlamp or flashlight when first arriving will help find your way. Once here, there is a lantern inside your tent and solar pathway lights.

QUIET HOURS - 10:00pm - 6:00am.

ANIMALS – We have 2 14 year old dogs (Crow and Raven) and free-range chickens. They may come greet you or follow you to your accommodation.

WALKING PATH - We have 22 acres and 1/2 of the property is untouched and are surrounded by State Trust Lands and BLM. These lands are welcomed to be explored.

TOURS/ACTIVITIES – We are always on the lookout for local activities and tours. Please find our current offerings on our website or on our tour board upon arrival.
TUBES – These are available June-Aug. There are 3 lakes in the Abajo Mountains and 1 large Reservoir in Blanding, all within a 30 min drive. Tubes are available at no cost.
ASTRONOMY TOURS - Twice a month a local astronomy comes to the glamping site with an amazing telescope. You will learn about constellations, planets, dead stars and much more. Paid event. Tickets can be purchased on our website.

SUGGESTED PACKING ITEMS – Slippers, warm socks and beanies as desert nights are chilly. Check our Visitor Guide on our website for more suggestions.

Stargazing - Bring a telescope if you have one as the night sky is one of the best features of this property! No obstructions so you will have clear views of the brilliant sky. We recommend downloading The SkyView Lite app and The Moon app. This will help you determine a full night of stars or the moon cycle (weather permitting).
There is usually highway noise but around 11pm, it slows down.

THINGS TO DO ON PROPERTY: Lay in the hammocks, take a sauna, astronomy tour, nature walk, stargaze, play board games, grill.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY: Visit Arches and Canyonlands National Park, visit the nearby lakes and reservoirs (borrow our tubes), fish, mountain bike (rentals coming soon), scenic drive, hiking, many local tours.

We are Keshia and Erik and we own the property. We live and run our business here so you will see us delivering coffee, cleaning, building or relaxing here. Our place is rustic and simple at the moment. We are a new business opened October 2020) and as we grow, we will be improving. We will always be working on the property to improve your experience. Most of our guests don't need us (other than having great conversation) but we are never far away!

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Features and services

Beds

  • 1 Queen-size bed

Most popular features

  • Breakfast

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Mountain

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • barbecue

    Shared Barbecue

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Parking

  • Fire pit

  • Deck/Patio

  • Fuel station

  • Horseback riding

  • Supermarket

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Where you will stay

Canyonlands National Park | Moab Glamping

Monticello, Utah

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Canyonlands National Park
    17 miles straight-line distance
    27 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Desert

  • Mountain

This Utah glamping site is located right off HWY 211, near the entrance to Canyonlands National Park and The Needles District. The small town of Monticello is 15 minutes away, as is Newspaper Rock. In 40 minutes, guests will find themselves at Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Moab. This is the only site that offers a true Glamping experience close to these park's entrances.
Activities near Monticello
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • Climbing

  • Fishing

  • Wildlife watching

As one of the best campgrounds near Canyonlands National Park, guests are ideally located to access all three districts of the park, where they'll be able to go hiking, biking, or 4-wheeling around the most stunning scenery. fishing, hiking, mountain biking and four-wheeling around a very different type of terrain is possible in the Abajo Mountain Range and Manti-La Sal National Forest, just 20 minutes away. One of the best features of this Utah glamping site is the stunning night sky. The Milky Way can be seen on most nights, and stargazing from the decks is a must!
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: From 03:00 PM

  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Open fires allowed

  • Minimum age to rent: 18

  • Some spaces are shared

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Additional info

This glamp site is an off-the-grid property with four 16.5 ft, one 16x24 ft canvas wall tent, and a pod. This pod is dog friendly (max 2 dogs) and furnished with a comfortable queen mattress fitted with bedding, extra blankets, seating for two, an area rug, string lights, board games, a first aid kit, hand sanitizer, phone battery pack, small battery operated fans, 2 deck chairs, private firepit with grill top & shaded hammocks and a picnic table. For the pups, we provide a memory foam dog bed, water and food bowl, welcome treats, a bed blanket if they sleep in bed with you, and a fully fenced-in deck (READ PET SECTION BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS).

Communal areas are 3 bathrooms (one is seasonal), an outdoor kitchen, picnic tables, and a sauna (by appointment). French press coffee each morning. Limited WIFI to properly unplug & unwind.

Late check-ins are available. You will receive more information closer to your arrival date.

The closest tent neighbor you will have is approximately 50 yards away.
We have other tents with different views. If you would like a different view, please see our other listings.

Check-in is 3:00 pm or later. Check-out is 10:00 am.
**2 GUESTS MAX. Please do not bring any more than 2 people.
Late check-in is available. More information will be sent a few days prior to arrival.

HOW TO GET HERE
Save these directions! There is a good chance you won't have service to reference this later. Load your GPS prior to leaving town. The drive to us is rural with no service.
-We are just .5 miles on the right as you make the turn from HWY 191 onto HWY 211.
-Pull into the gravel parking lot on the right-hand side. You will see "private property, private drive" signs.
-There is no parking next to your tent. Use the 3 carts provided to move your luggage.
-Daylight arrivals: almost immediately when turning on HWY 211, you will see our canvas tents and buildings.
-Nighttime arrivals: you will see solar lights on the ground.

COMMUNAL BATHROOMS
The off-grid solar-powered bathroom is the building directly in front of the parking lot and next to the office. We have 1 full bathroom, 1 toilet room, 1 shower room, and 1 seasonal glass roof barrel full bathroom (closed during freezing temps)
We also have limited water so please be mindful of your usage. We provide towels, hand towels, toilet paper, and organic bath amenities.

COMMUNAL KITCHEN
The communal outdoor kitchen is located behind the bathroom and office. You will find a sink, a grill, a stovetop, a pot, pans, plates, bowls, cups, cooking utensils, cutlery, a can opener, a wine opener, scissors, cutting boards, a measuring cup, grilling supplies, s'mores sticks, seasonings, olive oil, cleaning sponge, dish soap, instant coffee, Tazo tea, hot cocoa, sugar, dry creamer, and to-go cups. No power, outlets, or microwave. We provide you with a cooler as we do not have a refrigerator. BRING ICE!
Attached to the kitchen are shaded picnic tables.
*The grocery store in Monticello (Blue Mountain Foods) is closed on Sundays.

ACCOMMODATIONS
-There is no insulation inside the accommodations so whatever the temperature is outside, it will be inside as well. The Pod holds the heat better than the tents.
Each accommodation has:
-Queen Bed with sheets, 4 pillows and duck down comforter (Desert Sunset has a king bed)
~ Extra blankets ~ Lounge chairs for two ~ Area rugs ~ LED string lights ~ LED candles ~ Lantern ~ Board Games ~ Small Mirror ~ Phone Charging Pack ~ Small Rechargeable Fan (June-August) ~ First Aid Kit ~ Hand Sanitizer ~ Combination Lock ~ Local Guide Book ~ Guest Book ~ Private Fire pit with grill top ~ Private shaded picnic table ~ 2 private shaded hammocks ~ Cooler. BRING ICE, we do not sell ice. ~Propane Heater. Bring a 1lb propane tank or we sell them here for $9.00. (1 tank lasts approx 2 hrs on high, 5 hrs on low. These won't heat the space like at home but helps to take the chill out.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION
WEATHER - We are located in Dry Valley. You will not find this on any map or weather app. Monticello, UT is the closest town with weather service and sits at 7000 feet above sea level. Moab, UT is the second town worth looking at but sits at 4000 feet. The campground sits at 6000 feet. Typically we are 3-5 degrees warmer than Monticello and 6-10 degrees cooler than Moab. But rules are meant to break...

WIFI - Strong Wifi is available around the communal spaces and office. Do not count on service reaching your tent. We do not have outlets to power laptops and you will be using the picnic tables as workspaces. If you would like to use the Wifi, please ask us for the password when you arrive.

SAUNA – 1-hour Complementary session each night of your stay. Four, 1-hour time slots are available starting at 4 pm with 15 mins in between for cleaning. If interested, please sign up for your slot at the office.

WATER - Please bring your own drinking water. We do have water at the glampsite but this is water to run the bathroom and kitchen. We do not have unlimited water and haul 200 gallons of water per day to the glampsite, we ask everyone is water-smart.

FIRES - The only fires allowed on the glampsite are campfires. No smoking of any kind is allowed. However, we do allow smoking in the parking lot or in your vehicle. Butts must be completely out and not left on the ground. If seen, you will be asked to put it out and penalties will apply.
CANDLES - Candles are strictly prohibited in tents. We provide LED candles and string lights to provide the same coziness while keeping safety and odor in mind.
CAMPFIRE - We sell firewood on-site for $6.00. You may also bring your own. We DO NOT provide lighters.
*If there is a county fire band, no fires will be allowed. You may reach out to ask if there is one.

PETS – DOGS ONLY, no cats. No dogs are allowed in any of our tents. Our new Sugarloaf Pod does allow for up to 2 dogs. You must be with your dog(s) at all times, they CANNOT be left alone, they must be on a leash, be well-behaved, and have no yappers. We have the right to ask you to control your dog(s) or find other accommodations. We want to maintain a good experience for all our guests. You will be asked to sign a waiver upon check-in.
The Sugarloaf Pod has a dog bed, food and water bowls, poop bags, and more.
IMPORTANT! We have 2 dogs and chickens that roam the property freely. They will come and say hi. If your dog(s) will not like this, finding other accommodations may be best for everyone.

HEATING/COOLING – Each tent has a small portable heater but you will need to bring 1lb propane tank. We do sell them for $9.00 each if you do not bring any with you. 1 tank lasts 2 hours on high or 5 hours on low. There is no AC but we do provide small fans in the summer (June-Aug).

COMPLEMENTARY COFFEE/TEA DELIVERY – Curve Coffee Roasters in Moab are the beans we use to brew your morning coffee. A french press is left at your door around 7 am daily. Tea or hot cocoa is available for non-coffee drinkers.
HOW TO ORDER – A chalkboard menu board is located by the office. Please mark "C" for coffee or "T" for tea/hot cocoa on the order board.
**If this is not marked, we will assume you do not want this service and we will not deliver coffee to you.
Tea, coffee, and hot cocoa are available at all hours of the day in the communal kitchen. To-go cups are also available.

BREAKFAST – Breakfast boxes are available for purchase.
Breakfast is delivered with your hot beverage the next morning around 7 am.
OPTIONS -
YOGURT BOX - $12: Includes a locally made pastry*, 1 fruit, yogurt, granola, honey, and juice. *Please choose your pastry
PROTEIN BOX - $11: 2 farm fresh hard-boiled eggs, protein oatmeal cups, peanut butter packets, juice, and 1 fruit.
BAGEL BOX - $8 – Locally made bagel, cream cheese, preserves, and juice.
DOGGIE BOX - $8 – Ground beef, white rice, sweet potatoes, and peas.
LOCALLY MADE PASTRY - $4.00 – Choice of Mini Banana Loaf, Blueberry Muffin, Cinnamon Roll.

LIMITED LIGHTING - To help preserve our night sky, we do not have a lot of lighting around the glampsite. A headlamp or flashlight when first arriving will help find your way. Once here, there is a lantern inside your tent.

QUIET HOURS - 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.

ANIMALS – We have 2 dogs (Crow and Raven) and 3 free-range chickens (Myrtle, Marigold, and Big Boy). They may come to greet you or follow you to your accommodation. Everyone is very friendly and good listeners so please be kind to our family.

WALKING PATH - We have 22 acres and 1/2 of the property is untouched. Unless we have a private event, which will be posted on the information board by the parking lot, feel free to walk the path and explore. Please do your best to walk only on established pathways. When up at the top of our hill amongst the sagebrush you are fine to walk off the path. Easy and 1/4 mile.

TOURS/ACTIVITIES – We are always on the lookout for local activities and tours. Please find our current offerings on our website or on our tour board upon arrival.
TUBES – These are available June-Aug. There are 3 lakes in the Abajo Mountains and 1 large Reservoir in Blanding, all within a 30 min drive. Tubes are available at no cost. Paddleboards are available at $20/per day per board. Just ask us if you would like to borrow them. *Limited supply.
SUNDAY MORNING YOGA - Starting April 16th, we will be offering yoga classes at 8 am for an additional fee.
BICYCLE RENTALS - Coming late Spring or early Summer.

MERCHANDISE – Take home a little reminder of your time here. We have items available at the office or on our website.

SUGGESTED PACKING ITEMS – Slippers, warm socks, and beanies as desert nights are chilly. Check our Visitor Guide on our website for more suggestions.

WILD ANIMALS - There is something wondrous about hearing coyotes howl at night. Glamping, like camping, is all about being outside and enjoying the outdoors. In addition to coyotes, some of the other desert friends we have are prairie dogs, spiders, mice, snakes, rabbits, deer, mountain lions, scorpions, antelope, birds, bears, big horn sheep, and cows.

Stargazing - Bring a telescope if you have one as the night sky is one of the best features of this property! No obstructions so you will have clear views of the brilliant sky. We recommend downloading The SkyView Lite app and The Moon app. This will help you determine a full night of stars or the moon cycle (weather permitting).
There is usually highway noise but around 11 pm, it slows down.


We are Keshia and Erik and we own Glamping Canyonlands. We live and run our business here so you will see us delivering coffee, cleaning, building, or relaxing here. Our place is rustic and simple at the moment. We are a new business that opened in October 2020) and as we grow, we will be improving. We will always be working on the property to improve your experience. Most of our guests don't need us (other than having a great conversation) but we are never far away!

We look forward to your stay with us!

Thank you for choosing us to stay with,
Erik and Keshia Joot
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