You’ll love staying here because of the spectacular 360˚ views on a private 13-acre property. Conveniently and easily accessible directly off Hwy 89. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers. Enjoy spectacular views of Red Rock Cliffs and the Sevier River from your hilltop private TIPI. Fifteen minutes to Red Canyon and Scenic Byway 12, 30 min to Bryce Canyon, 45 min to Kodachrome Basin, 1 hour to Zion. * If you don’t see the date you want, check out my SOARING HAWK TIPI.
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Staying in a TIPI is sort of like camping (but more comfortable), below you can read about what I provide and the basic items I recommend you have with you during your stay (not all are required, I leave that up to you to determine).
1. I provide 4 deluxe sleeping cots, two backrest chairs, colorful Southwestern style wool pillows, colorful wool floor rugs, and a propane gas lava rock open flame burner for heat (bring a long stem lighter). You need to bring a SLEEPING BAG or a good blanket (and a pillow if you need).
2. There's no water on site so you’ll need to bring your own drinking water. I suggest buying a gallon or 2 at a grocery store, you can use it to drink and wash your hands.
3. There's no shower, bring a wash cloth and use your water to wipe down if you feel dusty and dirty after hiking all day.
NOTE: SHOWERS are available at the nearby Red Canyon Campground on Highway 12, about a ten minute drive from my TIPI site. They are "pay" showers requiring coins (quarters), but the facilities are clean and well maintained and there are parking spaces near the shower building. The cost is $2.50 for eight minutes. The showers require quarters. There is a change machine on site that accepts $1 or $5 bills.
4. There's no electricity onsite so, a portable battery charger for re-charging your phone is good to have. The solar powered camp light I provided does have one USB charging port, it works at night as long as it gets a good charge during the day.
5. I provide a solar powered light but it's not a bad idea to bring a small flashlight of your own because it is pitch dark at night if the moon is not out.
6. If you plan to grill, there's a small charcoal grill which I provide but you need to bring charcoal, a long stem lighter, and starter fluid.
7. If you want to burn a fire in the fire pit you'll need to buy fire wood (most stores here sell wood), bring some newspaper to get it started easily. The fire pit area is shared between guests so there could be some burning materials left behind but it's hard to say for sure.
8. If you want to eat dinner out at a restaurant I recommend Cafe Adobe in Hatch, however keep in mind it is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and they close early, sometimes by 7pm, so go early before 7pm.
9. Bring a trash bag, you'll need to haul your trash out with you when you leave. Local garbage dumpsters are located 3 miles South just before the town of Hatch. Turn right onto the gravel road just after you see the power station and save animals billboard sign.
There's an outhouse bathroom onsite, don't forget to bring a roll of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, or baby wipes. I provide those things as a backup in case you forget them or run out, but please don't rely on it, bring your own.
* There's no cleaning fee when you rent my TIPI because cleaning and tidying up is your responsibility before you leave.
* Be aware I'll be requesting the next guest staying after you informs me if the place was NOT left in good condition and the same goes for when you arrive, let me know if the previous guest did not leave things in good condition for you. If I don't hear from you then I'll assume everything was in good condition when you arrived.
ABOUT ME, YOUR HOST - I live in Hawaii most of the time however my Mom Jeannie and her husband David live on the adjacent lot, they will be your local hosts should any issue arise during your stay. I am always available to you via email, text, and phone.
OTHER INFO - Hatch (4 miles South) and Panguitch (7 miles North) are the closet towns. Both offer great places to eat and some unique shopping stores. My favorite place to eat in Hatch is Cafe Adobe. Panguitch has several places I like to eat at, C-Stop Pizza, Cowboys Smokehouse, and the Flying M has a great breakfast menu. Note many local businesses are closed on Sundays and many restaurants close before 9pm. Major retail stores like Walmart are in Cedar City about 1 hour away.
Into fishing? About 7 miles South of my place along Hwy 89, Mammoth and Asay Creek are the head-water streams of the Sevier River. Asay Creek is designated as a Blue-Ribbon Stream, and Mammoth should be as well. Both streams have large fish populations and are easily accessed. There is over seven miles of public access on Mammoth Creek and several miles of access on Asay as well. Both streams are home to brown trout, with some rainbows in Asay, along with mountain white fish. Make sure you get a permit.
I think that about covers it, let me know if any questions come to mind. Cheers! - Brant
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Running Deer TIPI near Bryce Canyon
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Wow!! What an incredible space to spend a night away. The Tipi was absolutely out of this world. The inside is surprisingly very very spacious, and Brant had 4 cots circling the edge of the Tipi. In the center was a fabulous propane fire pit to keep the space nice and warm during the cool desert nights. Brant also had a nice little basket with all the essentials such as extra toilet paper, garbage bags, and a lighter for the propane fire pit, which came in very handy. The site layout was also very nice, with an awesome fire pit, picnic table, and outhouse all within a couple yards from the Tipi. The space felt very private, and seemed like it was kind of in the middle of no where, but in the very best sense of the phrase. Being out of range of any major towns was not only nice for privacy, but also made for the best stars I have ever seen in the United States. Holy cow, they were literally out of this world!!! It didn't stop there though because sunrise was also in the top five best I have ever seen. The sun crests right over the mountain ridge in front of the Tipi, and I would highly highly recommend setting the alarm early enough to catch it. All in all this was one of the coolest spaces I have ever camped in. Definitely hope to be back soon!
It’s clear this tipi was made with a lot of care and love. It’s so cozy but spacious and has everything you need for an amazing night. The views outside are awesome and the area is quiet, peaceful, and just about a 20 minute drive right to the entrance of Bryce!
It was a relief to come into a clean and spacious Tipi after a several nights of camping around the area. The propane heater was so great to have especially during the passing rainstorms during the afternoon which would have made it impossible to start a fire. Great views and perfectly located between all of the Bryce/Zion landscapes.
Thanks Brant for the awesome spot. We'll think of you next time we're in the area!
Very nice, well built, and clean tipi camping experience. Brant's instructions, communication, and resources at the site were above and beyond. Absolutely beautiful view. Very close to Bryce and Red Canyon hiking and close enough to a variety of cafe and small town restraunts for food options. Only thing to keep in mind is, for light sleepers, you are quite close to highway 89 and cars can be heard into the night. As long as your good with that, this place is excellent. Thanks for hosting!
This was an amazing experience, we're so happy we ended up staying here. It was clean, private, with a breathtaking view. Had everything we needed. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!!!