Secluded Getaway Surrounded by a Pinion Pine Forest near Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Monticello, Utah (United States)

Secluded Getaway Surrounded by a Pinion Pine Forest near Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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1 unit
6 guest capacity
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Todd
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  • Joined in 2014
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Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
This beautiful off-the-grid yurt is located in Monticello, Southeast Utah, near Canyonlands National Park, andcan accommodate up to six guests. There is a queen-size bed, a large twin couch, a double futon, and a twin pull-out bed. There is an enclosed pit toilet that is located 25 feet from the yurt, and there is also an outdoor shower that is 20 feet away. For showers, guests will need to heat water and use the shower bucket, or rinse in the sink inside the yurt. Sheets, blankets, propane, and a 55-gallon drum of water is provided during spring, summer, and fall, and two five-gallon jugs of water are provided for guests to fill up in town during winter. Guests are asked to bring extra water if they is necessary. In addition, guests can fill up with water in the town of Monticello at the Discover Center, which is just 15 minutes from the yurt.

The secluded getaway is fully insulated from floor to ceiling, so the wood-burning stove will take the nip off the coldest of days. It's equipped with a small solar system power for basic appliances, including lamps, so guests can snuggle up on the couch and read about the next day's adventure. The kitchen area has a sink plumbed to the outside for washing dishes inside the yurt, though there is no running water. There is also a double-burner stove, with all necessary cookware and tableware. Wood is also provided during the winter months but during spring through fall, guests will be provided with one bundle, and will responsible for bringing their own additional wood. Guests must also chop their own kindling and bring newspaper for starting fires in the wood-burning stove.

The yurt is a partial self-service glamping experience. Glamping means that guests can expect a camping like experience, but will have additional amenities that may not be provided when camping. These amenities include solar power, a wood-burning stove, a queen-size bed, a couch, clean linens, and a sink plumbed to the outside. However, guests will still experience camp-like conditions, such as having to make a fire in the wood-burning stove to heat the yurt, hot temperatures in the summer, cold temperatures in the winter, using a pit toilet, and filling up water in jugs to wash and clean dishes.

There will be dirt/dust and the occasional cobweb, and although hosts do the best to clean the yurt after each guest, it should be expected that the yurt will not be as clean as a hotel. Animals and insects, such as coyotes, mice, spiders, flies, rabbits, dogs, and occasionally goats or horses might be around the property. None of the above items are grounds for a cancellation or refund, so guests should please come prepared and have appropriate expectations before the stay. The yurt is a special place to many, including the hosts. The hosts are constantly working on property in order to make it as nice of an experience as possible for all guests.

Features

  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Firewood
  • Linens and pillows
  • Stove
  • 2 Twin/Single bed
  • Cooking basics
  • Tea kettle
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
The yurt can comfortably accommodate six people. This is a partial self-service accommodation, meaning that some work or extra preparation is required on the guests' part, both pre and post-trip.Inside the yurt, guests will find a wood-burning stove and a propane heater to keep warm.

The yurt is only a short walk away from a country dirt road and sits at 7,500 feet, so during the winter, an all-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended to avoid getting stuck in the mud and/or snow. The host also recommends that guests have roadside assistance in case they get stuck and need to be towed. High clearance is not necessary, and the roads are plowed after any snow in the winter.

Location + Surroundings

Terrain
  • National Park
    distance: 35 miles
  • Forest
  • Lake
    distance: 10 miles
  • Mountain
  • River, stream or creek
Local services
  • Fuel station
  • Supermarket
    distance: 7 miles
Entertainment
  • Bowling
This cozy yurt provides the comforts of your home, but the owners have stripped away all the nonsense, all the distractions, and all the noise and stress. The yurt is located in wide open country near snow-capped mountains. The site is located 7 miles north of Monticello, Utah, and 40 miles south of Moab, Utah, off of Highway 191. The yurt will time warp guests back 50 years: chopping wood, heating up water, and breathing in the fresh high desert air of southeast Utah. It's time to decompress, slow the hectic pace of modern times, and enjoy the great outdoors!

Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Meditation
  • Climbing
  • Zip-lining
  • Hiking
  • Whitewater rafting

This yurt rental is located 40 miles south of Moab and 15 minutes north of Monticello, Utah—in the heart of outdoor adventure land. From rock climbing to hiking, mountain biking, finding ancient ruins, to just relaxing and disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life for a while, the yurt is a true escape from a normal vacation and offers many nature-based activities for glampers to participate in.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
  • Some spaces are shared

Accesibility & Safety

Safety
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

This property is pet-friendly, and dogs are welcome for a non-refundable fee of $25. Guests must confirm that the dog is tick/flea-treated and friendly.

For single-night stays, there is an additional fee of $20. There is a two-night minimum stay on weekends. Guests will be sent a "yurt newsletter" upon booking the yurt that will include important information about their stay, including the lockbox location and code and more detailed driving instructions.

Guests are responsible for cleaning and putting away dishes, removing dirty linens, sweeping up, removing garbage, and leaving the yurt in good condition for the next guests. If the yurt is not left clean or garbage is left behind, there will be a $25 fee issued.

The yurt is cleaned and new linens delivered after each guest by a local service, but please help by tidying up after the stay.

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