The SpaceThis is an extremely rural setting where you can really get off the beaten path on the Navajo Nation. The hogan has a traditional sand/dirt floor, an east-facing door, and is extremely peaceful, private and quiet. Since I have no running water, this means there is no bathroom. There is, however, an outhouse adjacent to the hogan. There is a queensize bed for sleeping, and a twin-size air mattress for additional sleepers if you give me advance notification. Basically, you want to come equipped for car or lean-to camping, and you will be pleasantly surprised by how much more comfortable it is than camping! Guest AccessGuests have access to the land for extended hikes and are welcome to visit the horse corral and hang out with my dogs. Please do not feed the animals, and please take basic safety precautions (when hiking: water, cell phone, allergy medicine, sun protection). There is a mini-fridge, Coleman camp stove, coffeemaker, and microwave in the hogan as well as cooking utensils, cutting boards, washing water, a bowl to wash dishes in, and an electric space heater. Intermittent wireless internet available in hogan. There is an outhouse but no bathroom. Also, in the summer there is a fan and two windows for cooling down (we're at high elevation so it cools down considerably at night, even in summer). In the winter, there is a wood stove for heat and cooking, Firewood will be provided during the winter season. Since there's no running water in either the hogan or the main house, the closest place to take a shower is 30 minutes south in the town of Chinle at the Chinle Aquatic Center ($1). Operating hours are: M & W, 6-7:30 am, 11am-1pm, and 6pm-8pm. T & Th: 6-7:30 am, 11-1, 5 pm-8 pm. Fridays: 6-7: 30 am, 11-1. Closed Saturdays and Sundays (always call ahead to verify they're open: (phone number hidden)). The Chinle Chapter house also has showers available for a small fee (M-F, 8-11:30 and 1-4:30). Interaction with GuestsWe are both working professionals but like to spend at least some time getting to know our guests--that might be an evening meal, a sunset walk or an evening spent around the campfire (we live adjacent to the hogan in a house, also with no running water or central heat). The NeighborhoodI love that the nearest neighbor is 1 mile away! The night sky is *incredible* up here on Carson Mesa, as are the sunrises and sunsets. Experiencing Canyon de Chelly National Monument--the only national park on tribal trust land where tribal members live and farm in the canyon--is a must. Attending a local rodeo, country western dance or going to the flea market (swop meet) on Fridays in Chinle also highly recommended (best place for mutton stew, green chiles, tortillas, fry bread, navajo jewelry, traditional teas and medicines, etc.)! Finally, tune in to AM radio, especially KTNN AM 660! There are three amazing Navajo-language, country-format AM radio stations (AM 660, AM 930, AM 1330 on the dial), and you'll learn a lot about local events, dances, community issues and the Navajo language by listening to it. Enjoy your travels across Navajoland! Getting AroundPublic transportation is very limited, however there is a bus, Navajo Transit, that will take you from close to here (along route 59) to Chinle once a day for $1. Parking is included and you may park inside the perimeter fence adjacent to the hogan. Other Things to NoteThe area is at high elevation (6500 feet above sea level), which means in the summer it's hot in the daytime and quite cool at night. Conversely, in the wintertime it snows and can be quite cold (woodstove and wood supplied in wintertime). You will need to bring your own drinking water, hand sanitizer and/or wipes, and headlamps or flashlights for trips to the outhouse are recommended.