This is the perfect basecamp for any of your southwestern Utah adventures. The hosts are fantastic! They made us dinner, let us have as many eggs as we could eat, gave some great suggestions for activities in the area, and overall just made us feel so welcome and at home. Also very dog friendly :) Highly recommend!
It is a gorgeous, sprawling property loaded with things to do and see! There are hills, creeks, trails, ponds, vineyards...you name it. The location right off of Highway One was ideal. It was so surreal seeing elephant seals down on the coast and zebras inland. We set up our tent on a hill for a simpler experience but there were more refined sites set up all over.
Plateaucamp is an entire experience in itself. In less than 24 hours we rode bikes, hiked, bouldered, climbed a tree, grilled outside, participated in a yurt ceremony, explored downtown Flagstaff, hiked again, stacked rocks, watched a woodworking demonstration, and played with fire! Tomas is a natural tour guide with a wealth of information and takes great pleasure in sharing it with others. If you want to discover some off-the-beaten-path spots around Flagstaff, this would be a great place to start. The house was impeccable. It’s in a really cute neighborhood with amazing national forest access right out the door. A very memorable experience!
This was a special and unique experience. Anthony built the hogan himself and we felt very fortunate to be able to spend the night in this sacred space. They had chopped wood and kindling ready for the wood stove (which heats up the place really quickly) and a small kitchen area to make some food. Sweet dogs, kind hosts, beautiful landscape!
Absolutely blown away! This handcrafted oasis beat all my expectations. Beth was such a thoughtful, caring, creative host with great passion for all that she does. The artistry that spans every detail of her property is a testament to her creative spirit and drive. Some of the stuff she’s made is seriously amazing. Beth has thought through every detail and built her sustainable slice of paradise with guests in mind. I felt so at home. Lovers of art, animals, and the great outdoors will surely find some comfort here.
We had a much-needed relaxing time at this charming, rustic cabin. The deck + fireplace right on the Pecos River was so dreamy. It felt very secluded and like going into another world, but it was very easy to get to and had lots of amenities. I loved all the charming details and appliances inside the house, it felt like a home with lots of character. You will need to be respectful of neighbors but there are lots of places to explore beyond the cabin. It's a real treat, and just outside of Santa Fe!
This was definitely remote and wild! It was so nice to be fully immersed in this gorgeous landscape. We saw no other people the whole time, just tons of wildlife and a surprising variety of plant life. There was a nice fire pit with pre-chopped wood and also an unlimited supply of juniper (which makes the *best* campfire smells) so we hung around the fire a lot. There are a lot of game trails to explore and plenty to do in general vicinity (Lyman Lake, Painted Desert, Pie Town, Hubbell Trading Post, Zuni Reservation, etc...) so this could serve as a good basecamp to explore from. Joshua's directions are spot on, but if you miscalculate your mileage (like we did) he is on-hand to set you straight!
Monument Valley is much bigger than I ever imagined and this serves as a great central location to explore from. While in a private location down a dirt road, it is only a few minutes from the visitor center and “The View.” The Holiday and Yellowhorse families were incredibly helpful, gracious, and enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge of their home. They made this mystery of a place so accessible and opened my eyes to so much; I can’t imagine doing Monument Valley any other way. What an incredible way to help support the indigenous community!