Pet-Friendly, Off-the-Grid Yurt with Heating in Monticello, Utah

Monticello, Utah (United States)
1 unit
6 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed

This beautiful, off-the-grid yurt is located in Monticello in southeast Utah, has plenty of heating to keep glampers warm in winter, and can accommodate up to six guests. There is a queen-size bed, a large single-size couch, a full-size futon, and a single pull-out bed. The yurt is fully insulated from floor to ceiling, so the wood burn 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 of the yurt—though there is no running water. There is also a double burner stove, as well as all necessary cookware and tableware.

There is an enclosed pit toilet that is located 100 feet from the yurt, and there is also a green "shower house" that is 20 feet away. The shower house is fully insulated and tiled and has a place to wash and take a shower. For the showers, guests will need to heat water and use the shower bucket.

Sheets, blankets, propane, and a 55-gallon drum of water is provided during spring, summer, and fall—approx mid April-mid Oct—and two five-gallon jugs of water are provided for guests to fill up in town during winter—approx Nov-Mar. Guests are asked to bring extra water if they think they'll need more. 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.

Wood is also provided during the winter months, from approx November to March, but during spring through fall, guests will be provided 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 stove, a queen sized bed, a couch, clean linens, a sink plumbed to the outside, etc. However, guests will still experience camp like conditions, such as having to make a fire in the wood stove to heat the yurt, hot temperatures in the summer, cold temps in the winter, using a pit toilet, 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. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Dining table
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • Fan
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fireplace

One bundle of wood is provided complimentary per night. Additional bundles can be purchased on site for $5, or guests can bring in their own wood. Guests are also responsible for chopping their own kindling and bringing newspaper for starting fires in the stove.

There is an enclosed pit toilet (blue outhouse) 100 feet from the yurt, and there is also a green "shower house" 20 feet away that is fully insulated, tiled, and has a place to wash and take a shower. For showers, guests need to heat water and use the shower bucket, but it is really nice after a hard day of playing in the outdoors.

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Guest Services

The yurt is a short walk away from a country road, but because it is at an elevation of 7500 feet, an all-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. If neighbors have to pull guests out, there is an additional $25 fee. Roads are plowed after snow in the winter, and guests do not need high clearance.

Location + Surroundings

  • Forest
  • National Park
    distance: 35 miles
  • Lake
    distance: 10 miles
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Supermarket
    distance: 7 miles
  • Fuel station
  • 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! Read More


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

Glampers and pets who love exploring the open country will have endless things to do during their stay at this glamping site. It is surrounded by wilderness and is close to several mountain ranges, so hiking, mountain biking, and climbing are great recreational activities to take part it. Guests can also take a day trip to Moab, Utah, to explore its attractions, or they can wander into Monticello, which is seven miles away and offers shops, eateries, and more.

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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
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

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

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at this glamping site for an additional $25 pet fee.

There is an additional $20 fee for one-night stays mid-week.

On weekends, there is a minimum two-night stay.

Guests are responsible for cleaning and putting away dishes, as well as leaving the yurt in good condition. Read more

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