About this listing
The yurt will time warp you 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!
The yurt is 24 ft in diameter (approx 450 sq feet), and comfortably accommodates 6 people. It's located 40 miles south of Moab and 15 minutes north of Monticello Utah. It is in the heart of outdoor adventure land. From rock climbing to hiking, mountain biking, finding ancient ruins, to just chillaxing and disconnecting from society for a while, the YURT is a true escape from a normal vacation. It has a wood burning stove, couch, queen size bed, kitchen area that includes a sink, and double burner stove. All cooking supplies are included. Sheets, blankets, propane, and a 55 gallon drum of non-potable water is provided during Spring/Summer/Fall and 10 gallons of non-potable water provided during winter season (This is for cleaning/washing. Please bring your own drinking water). Wood is provided during Winter Months (Nov-Feb), but during Spring-Fall you will be responsible for bringing your own wood. There is an outside pit toilet with the best view a at the yurt, and also a "luxury outhouse" 20 feet away, that is fully insulated, tiled, and has an emergency compost toilet and a shower. For showers you need to heat water and use the solar bag, but it is really nice after a hard day of playing in the outdoors. Although the yurt is only a short walk from a county dirt road, it sits at 7500 feet, so during the winter an all wheel drive vehicle is recommended. You do not need high clearance, and the roads are plowed after any snow in the winter. For single night stays there will be an additional $20 fee. I will send this to you via a "special offer" after your inquiry. For more detailed information visit (website hidden). You will also be sent a Yurt Newsletter upon booking the Yurt that will include important information about your stay. Thanks and enjoy your Yurtcation!!!!
Relaxing at the yurt. Decompressing from your hectic life. Close to the Needles District of Canyonlands, where you can lose yourself on beautiful canyon hikes, climbing in Indian Creek, local ruins, rafting, phew, the list goes on!
Interaction with Guests
I do not live at the yurt. You will not be greeted by anyone, so please read directions on how to get the key closely. The neighbors can always help if you need someone on site, or call me at (phone number hidden).
Very rural, beautiful high desert area of southeast Utah. Sage brush, pinion pines and wide open prairies with views of 3 different mountain ranges. This is a part of the US that many people don't get to see and experience. My neighbors still raise cattle, farm and live simple lives.
You'll need a car. Many times of the year you will need an all wheel drive vehicle, but not high clearance. The county dirt roads are grated and cleared frequently. There are no big hills or descents to reach the yurt. Most of the best hiking and outdoor areas will require a 30 min-1 1/2 hr scenic drive.
Other Things to Note
BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER. ONLY WATER FOR CLEANING/WASHING PROVIDED.
BRING YOUR OWN FIREWOOD FOR NON-WINTER MONTHS. FIREWOOD ONLY SUPPLIED NOV-FEB.
Yurt Rental Rules Agreement:
NO SMOKERS PLEASE
1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 12 P.M. AND CHECK OUT IS 10 A.M. 2. Please DO NOT smoke in yurt. 3. Pets are permitted in Yurt only with prior approval. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up all pet poo close to the yurt. All pets need to be treated with flea/tick medication prior to arrival. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The yurt owner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises. 4. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $100 is required. This is collected/held thru airbnb automatically (not directly from me). It is fully refundable within 5 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
a. No damage is done to yurt or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b. No charges are incurred due to pets or necessary services rendered during the stay. c. All debris, rubbish and discards are removed from garbage cans in yurt. d. Used dishes are cleaned, dried and put away. e. All keys are returned to original spot and Yurt is left locked. f. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure. g. No linens or Yurt items are lost or damaged. h. Yurt is swept and left in good order. i. Solar and propane tanks are turned off. j. Outhouse is locked, swept and left in good order. k. Windows are zippered shut. l. Road gate is closed. m. Wood burning stove is completely out, and excess ashes are disposed of properly.
CANCELLATIONS – A 14 day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 14 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. 6. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests for the yurt is 6 persons. An additional charge per person per night for guests in addition to six (6) will be assessed and approved/declined by owner in advance. If more than allotted guests are found staying at Yurt, the deposit will be forfeited and additional charges may occur. THE YURT REQUIRES A TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY 7. Longer minimum stays may be required during PEAK SEASON. 8. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup, and propane. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate. If renter needs to fill up propane or incurs additional expenses for included amenities, the owner will reimburse renter for that amount. 9. NO DAILY CLEANING SERVICE – Clean linens and bath towels are included in the yurt, however daily cleaning service is not available. Please do not take towels or linens from the yurt. It is every renter’s responsibility to keep yurt clean during and prior to checking out. 10. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance. 11. STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS – No refunds will be given for storms. The dirt county road is well maintained, however we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions. 12. The yurt is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Yurt owner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
If you're an outdoorsy person who can live without modern comforts for a few days, then this place is perfect for you.
The Yurt was exactly what we expected. The silence except nature (kayotees howling in the night). Even the daily thundestorms could not bother us in the Yurt. A super experience for us city dwellers in Stuttgart Germany.
The yurt was overall a good experience. Very different from anything I've ever done. It was a little tricky to find because our service was spotty but the detailed directions from Todd were very helpful. The toilet situation is something that needs a little work & would deter me from staying here again. I also thought the windows/screens in the yurt could've been cleaned or something. There was very little airflow in the yurt. The amount of flies outside was a bit frustrating at times, mostly just during the day. I've done tent camping plenty of times but I guess I expected something a little nicer.
Our Yurt-cation was fantastic! Todd sent us the newsletter prior to our arrival and was quick to reply with any questions we had.
To be honest, we spent very little time there, as we were constantly out and about. The bed was very comfortable after our days though!
The stars above were marvellous. We'd definitely stay here again if the opportunity arises!
Todd's Yurt was just as described. My son and I stayed there for 3 nights while hiking in and around Moab and Canyonlands NP. The yurt was sooooo nice to come back to after long days of hiking and the shower was AWESOME........
Todd's listing description is spot on, meaning it is awesome, very comfortable, remote (you will be driving a lot to get to and from National Parks and Moab, if that's what you're after), and slightly primitive (the bucket shower works just fine, but it does take some getting used to). And it is totally awesome! We will back soon!
Very nice place, original. 2 days to learn to live with simple things. Beautiful star in the sky on the night because no light far away.
Un endroit très sympa et original. On réapprend à vivre avec le confort mini et avec le beau temps c'est plutôt marrant. A tester!
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