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Near the end of the road, under the shade of tall pine trees, lies our tiny, off-grid, a-frame cabin. It offers a unique outdoor experience of pure tranquility. AND it is between Bryce and Zion National Parks! You can also visit nearby Panguitch Lake and the Duck Creek area. The best part of your day will be returning to relax on the deck, cook dinner over the fire, and enjo

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Near the end of the road, under the shade of tall pine trees, lies our tiny, off-grid, a-frame cabin. It offers a unique outdoor experience of pure tranquility. AND it is between Bryce and Zion National Parks! You can also visit nearby Panguitch Lake and the Duck Creek area. The best part of your day will be returning to relax on the deck, cook dinner over the fire, and enjoy our 21' hammock. Watch the stars come out at night as you drift off to sleep in our cozy, transforming cabin!

There is a place to pitch a tent for 2 additional guests if needed. Our property is 35 miles away from Bryce Canyon National Park and 50 miles away from Zion National Park.

Our cabin is off-grid with a composting toilet that requires turning the drum every other day. There is no power and no water so you will need to bring some drinking water and water for washing. There is no cleaning fee so you will need to leave our place as clean (or cleaner) than you found it. We provide two twin beds and two, 6-inch, tri-fold mattresses (see pictures). We provide mattress covers. We do not provide linen. You need to provide your own linen or sleeping bags. We provide a small camp stove that takes the 16 ounce green Coleman canister of propane. We do provide the propane. We provide one small frying pan, spatula, stirring spoon and knife. We provide paper goods (utensils, plates, cups, and bowels). We also provide toilet paper, garbage bags, cooler, dish pan, dish soap, hand soap, and grill for fire pit. You will need to haul your own garbage out and throw it in the dumpster on your way out. You will also need to make sure pan, spatula, stirring spoon, and fire pit grill are cleaned and ready for next guest. We also have tiki lamps. We provide the tiki oil and lighter. There may be bugs, flies, and mosquitos. This is basically glorified camping in a great location. We are also about 6 miles off of the oiled road. You will come in on a gravel/dirt road. If you have a nice car you may not want to come to our place (see pictures). We do have a flat area to pitch your own tent as well. If you have any concerns with the arrangements of our cabin you may be happier at another property.

PLEASE READ ALL ITEMS BEFORE BOOKING! Read the entire section before making the reservation, so there are no surprises. And, should you need some things Tod’s convenience store is about 10 miles away at the Duck Creek junction (junction of hwy 89 and sr 14). You are in the alpine wilderness and therefore you must have respect for it and be aware of a few items. One of the greatest elements of this property is that it allows you to experience what off–grid living can be like with only minimal sacrifice.

*Outhouse: There is a LitezAll wireless battery led light switch in the outhouse to use during the night. Just flip the switch. There is a sky light in the roof that provides daylight light. The special composting toilet allows for water conservation with little smell or mess. You will be asked to turn the drum on the composting toilet the second day of your stay (and then every other day for longer stays). The combination for the outhouse will be given prior to your stay.

*Sloping hillside: You can park on the sloping, graveled pullout along the dirt road. Be careful as you traverse the property (slope, limbs, rocks, etc.).

*Altitude/weather: You are at around 7,500 feet in elevation. If you have any heart problems and/or coming from sea level, you will notice a difference. The weather is cooler in the pine trees so prepare accordingly. The weather can also be unpredictable so bring warm and cool clothes. Rain can make the road a challenge with potential accessibility issues. Usually with Utah weather Summer storms don’t last long. Heavy rain can make roads impassable until mud settles without a 4-wheel drive.

*Water: We don’t provide water. Stop at Wal-Mart and buy a couple of gallons for cleaning, cooking or washing and some bottled water.

*Electricity: We don’t have electricity. We do provide LitezAll wireless battery led light switch in the outhouse and in the cabin to use during the night. Be sure to turn off the lights when not in use to be careful not to drain the battery. We have solar path lights to illuminate the path at night. During the day the windows provide plenty of natural daylight.

*Critters/bugs: You are in the wilderness. There may be occasional alpine critters on our property including (squirrels, birds, deer, turkeys, etc.) There are bugs that fly and crawl. There may be spiders, ants, beetles, mosquitoes, and flies. There is not a large presence and we usually only notice a few at dusk. Bugs will be there regardless and most of the time not bothersome but know you will see some especially in a cabin that has a convertible wall. We have tiki torches.

*Convertible Wall: Opening and lowering the convertible wall. It is not hard for two people but still a little awkward. There are two braces (2x4) to help hold the wall up on the sides. This allows the legs (braces) to be lowered one by one or together, when two people are assisting. To open you lift the wall (from the inside) from closed to open by pushing and lifting on the frame (from the inside) and once open, one person holds open the wall and one person places the 2X4 braces vertically. To close you do the reverse. One person holds the wall up while the other lowers the legs as the wall closes down.

*Wash Basin: We do provide a wash basin to wash hands or wash dishes. We provide hand soap and dish soap.

*Linens, Towels and blankets: We do not include linen, towels and blankets. You will need to provide your own linen, towels, bedding and blankets (or provide your own sleeping bag).

*Cooking: You can cook on the open fire on the grill (provided). We do not provide firewood. Or, you can cook on the small propane counter top stove (provided). We do provide a small cooler to act as a fridge for your stay. You will need to provide your own ice.

*Fire pit. We do not provide firewood. Please keep fires moderate or mild in size due to forest fire risk! Fire snuffer (cover) is there to help put out fire. Never leave a fire unattended until completely extinguished. Please clean grill after use. You may want to bring your own marshmallow sticks.

*Camp furniture: Adirondack chairs, ottoman, bistro dining set with small table, camp chairs and hammocks provided. You will need to connect the hammocks to the existing hammock straps (and secure them in the cabin at the end of your stay).

*Guest access: Instructions for the key to open the front door will be provided prior to your arrival.

Your off-grid, A-frame experience is so unique and amazingly different from other places. It is all about perspective and what experience you want to take out.

If there are any questions, please contact us. We hope your stay is a wonderful and blissful experience filled with great memories!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Amenities
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Russ a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Property
Utah National Parks Retreat
State
Utah
Country
United States
$94/night
1 Site