Awesome Yurt Retreat Southeast Utah

Yurt - Private room · Unnamed Rd, Monticello, UT 84535, United States

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 Space

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 (email 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!!!!

Guest Access

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).

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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



Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $650 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is an awesome yurt. We arrived right at nightfall when it was already below freezing. The propane heater got it warm very quickly. It snowed a little at night and we woke up with a layer of powder snow on the landscape. Very memorable. The neighbor dog stayed around the yurt all night and came to us for play. I'm not a dog person at all but this was the friendliest dog you could meet. Great view from the outdoor toilet :-)

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our yurtcation. We enjoyed all the magic of camping (serenity, peace, great night sky), with the comforts of a real bed table, woodburning stove. Packing for the trip was so much easier too, because everything you could possibly need for cooking is already there. Just throw in clothes, food, a headlamp, and you're good!

    April 2014
  • My wife and I stayed in the Yurt, which was indeed Awesome. It was quiet, secluded, and a great place to stay for hikes in the Needles district of Canyonlands. We were there in mid-March, the days were cool, sunny, and dry, and the nights were clear and beautiful and temps dropped down to freezing. The stars were amazing. The wood stove heats up the yurt well in the evenings. With little electricity, no internet or running water, it was a luxury to stay here and get away from the clutter of daily life while maintaining a very nice level of coziness and comfort. The neighbors dogs are incredibly sweet and friendly too! (Drive slowly on the road!) We can't wait to return. Thank you Todd!

    March 2014
  • Our family truly enjoyed our stay at the yurt. It was such a unique experience in a beautiful and secluded part of the country. The stars are amazing! As mentioned in previous reviews, the neighbor dogs will chase your tires as you drive by. Watch out! They are super sweet, though, and we enjoyed their company. Neighbor/caretaker Pam and her children were really nice and helpful with bringing water and a saw to trim down firewood for the wood stove. One thing: we opted to use the wood stove for heat through the first night of our stay- it got really windy pushing smoke back into the yurt. We let it burn down and chose to use the propane heater instead. Nice to have that option! Thanks for such a great experience. We love Utah and hope to return soon!

    March 2014
  • We stayed in the yurt over a cold January weekend. It was exactly what we needed for a quick get-a-way from gloomy, smoggy SLC. The yurt has everything you need, nothing more, nothing less. We did haul down a bunch of our own firewood and glad we did. There was some wood under the tarp outside but a fair bit of it had frozen in the snow and ice. Plus this way we could burn as much as we pleased and not feel like we were taking too much. We had some issued with one of the propane tanks but called Pam and she responded right away. The dogs are really sweet but be careful not to hit them! They'll chase and jump at the car! We loved the outdoor toilet - such an open experience and such a view. :) We had two wonderful evenings by the wood stove (with whiskey in hand!) and already wish we were back at the yurt.

    January 2014
  • This place is rustic no running water, limited power, and pore cell service. In other words perfect. We loved staying here it was so relaxing and a great way to get away from it all. The stars where amazing and the yurt felt like home. It was cozy inside. I can't wait to stay again.

    January 2014
  • This was such a great yurt. My sisters and I stayed there over New Years, and it stayed toasty warm and had everything we needed.

    We drained the solar battery once well before we had intended fact, five minutes before New Years! (Aggh!). BUT, we learned, the problem was that we tried to charge a computer. Phones, lights, and little things are fine, but that computer drained the battery pretty quick. (and anyway, why would anyone bring a computer to such a place!!) :)

    We will definitely be returning!

    and p.s. those neighbor dogs!! (especially the big one)....The sweetest beings ever! So nice. One night, the big one and I hung out on the deck watching the stars, with her head on my lap! I love her.) (p.s. that little one really does chase cars. No joke!)

    January 2014
  • We were traveling from Page to Moab and chose this Yurt as an adventurous accommodation in the middle of winter. It was a wonderful choice and experience. It is 4.5 miles from the main road and its easy to find based on the description. It is in a remote area and we really enjoyed this romantic feature of the place with perfectly starry nights. The bathroom was a bit unusual (basically under the sky), but we got used to it. The best part was cutting the wood and setting the fire in the stove to make the yurt nice and warm. Temperature can drop in winter if fire is not fed during the night. All in all was a wonderful experience for the adventurous soul and highly recommended anyone who loves the Yurtication accomodation type. We will be back !

    December 2013
  • The yurt was awesome! My favorite part of the experience was the beautiful landscape surrounding and view of mountains in the distance on all sides. When I kept the wood burning stove going consistently it was warm enough and comfortable. A little chilly sleeping but worth it for a great adventure.

    December 2013
  • The yurt is sweet and well stocked on a well maintained county road. We came for Thanksgiving week and the temps were in the 30s during the day and teens at night. Once we figured out the wood oven and the propane heater we were able to keep it nice and toasty but we had a couple of chilly nights. Also when we arrived it had recently snowed so we had a hard time finding the wood pile (covered with snow) and the outhouse (tree branches bent down covering the path and dark when we arrived). Propane stove was awesome and powerful enough to make a hot stew or pasta every night. It was too cold to shower in the outhouse, so made do with "backpacking baths". All in all we had great time. This place is definitely for the self sufficient who like camping over hotels. If you want a hotel or even house like experience this is not for you.

    November 2013
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