Hipcamp host Todd S.
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The Pinyon Pine Yurt sits on 6 acres of forested pinyon, juniper, and sage brush atop a mesa approx 45 minutes south of Moab. There is a pit toilet, shower house and the yurt is fully equipped to hold up to 6 guests. The yurt is a great basecamp for exploring the surrounding desert canyons, including convenient access into South Canyonlands NP. The yurt is intended to be a t

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The Pinyon Pine Yurt sits on 6 acres of forested pinyon, juniper, and sage brush atop a mesa approx 45 minutes south of Moab. There is a pit toilet, shower house and the yurt is fully equipped to hold up to 6 guests. The yurt is a great basecamp for exploring the surrounding desert canyons, including convenient access into South Canyonlands NP. The yurt is intended to be a tranquil off the grid escape, so the amenities are simple yet comfortable and cozy. You have a wood burning stove and propane heater for warmth. A full kitchen with all the utensils, pots, pans, plates you need to cook up a great meal. Water supplied for washing up. Solar panels provide enough electricity for light and music and charging a phone. Linens are washed and brought to yurt after each visit, but we also request visitors to help maintain the yurt and keep it clean and tidy for the next visitor. 

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pinyon Pine Yurt Escape in Utah.

Desert
Forest
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Pinyon Pine Yurt Escape

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Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler F.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2018

Wonderful place to stay! The privacy and comfort are worth the longer drive to the national parks. Perfect for “roughing” it without having to actual rough it

Hipcamper Carter
Carter C.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2018

My stay in the Pinon Yurt was so nice. I had spent the entire day in Indian Creek and Canyonlands and this spot was so close to the park. The yurt had all of the conveniences you could need. I cooked a nice dinner on the stove and enjoyed sleeping in the super comfortable bed. The views from the back of the property were incredible and I enjoyed wandering around.

The key is available in a lock box right on the doorBed was so nice to crash into after a long day out in the parksGreat lounging area Easy parking right in front of the yurt
Hipcamper Allie

Can i stay forever?

Allie O.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2019

Staying in this yurt was a trip of a lifetime in itself. It was peaceful, beautiful, and stress-free — we cant wait to come back and rent out the Pinyon Yurt next time we’re back out in Moab area. I’d recommend this rental to anyone and everyone (its great for those who camp, like myself, and those who are less experienced with the outdoors, like my friends). Loved all the little touches in the yurt. The directions were straight forward and the host was easy to communicate with if any promised arose (which didn’t!). Love love love. Wish I could go back right now!

Hipcamper Nolan
Nolan T.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2019

Todd’s place was incredible. It’s so close to the parks, and far enough from the city you can see the stars. We saw deer, eagles, rabbits, and even a skunk nearby.

We drove in at night, and found the place without a problem. My girlfriend was a bit scared of hitting the dogs, but just drive by at a steady pace and you’ll be fine.

I would love to stay here again when we come back to explore more of the area.

Hipcamper holly

Great campsite but needs help

Holly M.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2019

This yurt and surrounding grounds is really cool BUT needs a bit of TLC. The outhouse was just fine if it had been swept out this season. It's chock full of spiderwebs and literally dozens of dead flying insects were hanging in webs. Gross. Also, the showerhouse was there, looked like at some point it was serviceable but was dirty and looked in disrepair - def not usable without some serious elbow grease and basic tools. The bathroom situation is a big deal to me - maybe if I could pee off the deck I'd not care so much! ;-) also, the yurts vent didn't open and the fan wasn't operational so it was super uncomfortably hot in there til the middle of the night - we visited in August so we expected hot but it was frustrating that the tools (vent and fan) to cool down were there but were not usable. The bed was comfy, plenty of bedding and stuff available. Quiet and dark. Pretty far off the beaten track.

Hipcamper Teresa

Unfinished construction site?

Teresa S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 29th, 2019

The yurt was spacious, clean and had a mountain of mostly folded sheets and towels that looked like they would collapse the metal shelving they were stacked on. There was a handy collection of dishes, ear plugs (though it was so quiet I didn't need them) and batteries for the lanterns (in case the solar power was depleted). There was a fancy camping stove for cooking (which I didn't use). The miles of gravel road required to drive on to reach the yurt were well-maintained.... That's the good part.

The outhouse was a couple hundred feet away from the yurt and the car park. After walking there as soon as I arrived, I discovered an overflowing trash can full of empty toilet paper rolls and not a single square of usable materials that women require while visiting the potty room. I was not a happy camper.

When I arrived about 6pm, my thermometer indicated the yurt was almost 20ºF hotter than the outdoor temps. I saw no visible signs the glass dome was propped open to let out the hot air (as indicated in one of the host's emails.)

The shower facility was rustic, but mostly just unfinished construction. Within plain sight of the yurt, there was an unattractive, massive pile of ash where the fire pit had been emptied time and time again. At the kitchen sink, one of the plastic gallon jugs had about 1" of water in it. When I unscrewed the lid, the sour smell indicated the water had been in there quite a long time and was unsafe for any use.

In the immediate area (as in underneath and beside the yurt), there was a random variety of construction equipment like a window, insulation, PVC pipes, plus partially submerged giant underground tanks that you had to walk around to get from the car to the yurt. The entire facility felt like it was abandoned halfway through the project.

There was no view of anything interesting or pretty to make putting up with these conditions worth the two nights I paid for. When I realized I needed ice for my cooler and had to drive ten miles to get it, I packed my belongings and did not come back. For the first time ever, I forfeited one night of what I paid and was darn happy to leave that place.

P.S. I have stayed in a lot of "rustic" places with no plumbing, no electricity, and no outhouses. I had no complaints because I knew what I was getting. I have never left a bad review anywhere -- until now.

Hipcamper Veronica
Veronica S.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2019

This place was pretty awesome! It was so much bigger on the inside than we expected! Awesome first time yurt experience! We didn’t get to meet Todd but that’s ok because Check in was straight forward with the instructions. I DO recommend getting here by day as it makes things a lot easier to see and find! The stars at night are majestic as heck and sitting out by the fire is very lovely! Definitely be quick with closing the door as moths are desperate to get in and also drive slow and just be aware of the dogs that might chase your car as you drive by! Super cool place to stay! :)

Hipcamper Darcie

A great place to rough it

Darcie O.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2019

The yurt is a lovely old-fashioned spot, perfect for 4 people. Loved the wood-burning stove and how primitive everything was. And while using an outhouse is never a glamorous experience, I think not having a shower or flush toilet made the price for a night for two people a little steep. IF you had 4 people it’d make a little more sense economically. But it was a comfortable stay and the dogs that lived up the road were great company. :)

Hipcamper Priscilla
Priscilla R.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2019

The yurt was way cute and more comfortable than we expected, it made the hour drive to Moab worth it!

Property
Pinyon Pine Yurt
State
Utah
$65/night
1 Site
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