The SpaceThe yurt is 572 square feet with an open floor plan. There is plenty of space outside to relax in a hammock, play a game of horseshoes or sit out on the deck and enjoy the view. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire yurt! From the yurt deck, a small pond is visible - this is not included with the yurt and is on another parcel of private property. We ask that you please respect this and not attempt to swim, fish or wade in the pond. Interaction with GuestsOur family owns and still operates a small sheep ranch a few miles up the road. We will not be staying near the yurt property and due to it's primitive location, there is no cell phone service or internet to contact us there. If there is a problem at the yurt, one would either need to drive up the road to the ranch or drive towards Zion to get service. So enjoy time away from the city, away from technology and become one with nature. The NeighborhoodOne of the best features of the yurt is that it offers a mountain to yourself - no noise pollution or noisy tent neighbors - just you, your guests and Mother Nature! Getting AroundNote: To get to the yurt, one must travel on a dirt road. There are a couple options of getting to and from the yurt. If your party is hiking the Narrows from the top down, a shuttle of some sort will have to be set up. If you have two vehicles, one will be left at the visitor center inside the park, while the other will be left near the yurt. If you have only one vehicle, there are private shuttle companies that will be happy to drop you off either at the trailhead or at the yurt.
The North Fork Road can get very muddy during and after a rainstorm. If it has rained, the road may be impassable. Typically, after about 3-4 hours after a storm has passed, the roads become passable and you will still be able to drive your own vehicle to the yurt. Some shuttle companies will still drive during wet conditions, so it's advisable to keep an eye out for the weather and make/adjust plans accordingly. If the road is dry, a regular car should be able to make it to the yurt. Yurt road is a well-made gravel road. Other Things to NoteA detailed list of what to bring & what we provide can be found on our website. Guests can opt bring their own linens/sleeping bags/blankets, or they can rent linens & towels for an additional $10.00 per set. In order to add linens to your booking, send me (Jen) a message by clicking the "contact host" button at the bottom of the page. This will allow me to adjust the final cost to include the items. In your message, let me know how many sets you will need (we have 4 full beds and 3 twin beds). Keep in mind this will raise the service fee a tiny bit! To cover the extra time needed to prepare the top bunks, sets of 4 or more will be subjected to an additional $20 cleaning fee.
The following is what is definitely not at the yurt as to throw no surprises your way: There is no plumbing or running water to or from the yurt. The toilet, shower & outdoor sink are located in a separate facility close to the yurt. There is no electricity or outlets to plug in anything, nor are there any generators. There is no cell phone reception at the yurt. There is no internet and no satelite phone.
You will be in primitive country which means miles from help if needed. Please use caution & good judgement when at the yurt! And hey, enjoy the solitude!