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Africabin, 2 BR plus a Loft, 4 Queen Beds, Secluded, Quiet, Private

Africabin, 2 BR plus a Loft, 4 Queen Beds, Secluded, Quiet, Private at Monticello, UT and Surrounding Area
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Cabin in Monticello
from $89 per /nt
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Property Description

3 Bedroom Cozy Mountain Cabin with a charming outdoor breakfast nook overlooking the canyon and forest, plus a spacious loft. Full Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Big Screen TV, Campfire Bowl. Central to more than a dozen national and state parks

Property Details

The Cozy Africabin is a family favorite! Lavishly decorated in African decor. Sleeps up to 8 in beds including the loft beds.
Set in a beautiful location at 7,200' elevation - surrounded by trees in the forest at the foot of the Abajo mountains, this cabin is the ideal spot to escape to - while remaining central among more than a dozen state and national parks and monuments!
Featuring a spacious main level with Master Suite with a full 3 room bathroom with shower. Also has a full kitchen, dining table, and a plush sofa and love seat. The upper level loft features two additional queen beds. On the main level there is a family room with a big-screen tv and surround sound! And don't forget the extra loft w/ carpet and additional pads for the kids! HDTV w/dvd player, wi-fi, and all linens are provided.
Outside you'll find a beautiful breakfast nook overlooking the canyon and forest, a large family campfire area, covered deck, picnic table, bbq grill.
Enjoy morning and evening walks among the deer and wildlife on more than 3 miles of private trails.



This property has 2 Queen(s), 2 Full(s).
Booking Calendar

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Location

Property Location

Amenities

Amenities

  • Linens Provided
  • Biking
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Central Heat
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • DVD
  • Fishing
  • Gas Grill
  • Hiking
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Iron and Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mountain View
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Golfing
  • Balcony
  • Washing Machine
Policies

Policies

Daily Rate: $89 - $149 per night
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Policies

Taxes
TrRm Tax - 5.25%
Sales Tax - 6.60%
Fees
Processing Fee - 2.30% - Tax Exempt
Optional American Express Credit Card Fee - 2.00%
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations are refundable, less a 7% reservation fee, if cancelled more than 30 days (for cabins) or 90 days (for lodges) prior to scheduled check-in date. All cancellations must be made in writing (email preferred). For cancellations less than 30 days (cabins/homes) or 90 days (lodges) before check-in date, any and all payments are forfeited, unless dates are booked and paid for again by another party. (“Cabins/homes” include: Ranch Cabin, White Pine Cabin, Canyon View Cabin, Bunkhouse Cabin, Four Corners Loft, Moab Guest Cabin, Moab Rockhouse, Elk's Grove, Mountain View, etc... “Lodges” include: Blue Mnt. Lodge, Camp Jackson Retreat, Grist Mill Lodge, Lasal Mountain Lodge, etc...).
Last updated 07/20/2017
Deposit Policy
Any reservation made more than 30 days prior to your arrival date requires a down payment of 25% of the total rental charges to confirm the dates. Reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date require 100% payment to confirm your reservation.
Last updated 07/20/2017
Reviews

Guest Reviews

Tucked Away by Quiet and Peaceful 07/10/2017
Quiet, peaceful and tucked away
The Africabin was a lovely and quiet place to stay. We felt at home and enjoyed the patio and outdoor living space after our long hiking days. Thank you to the Murdock's for the hospitality they showed us during our stay. This was a great base for activities in Southeast Utah.
Stunning by Deborah 05/19/2017
Stunning
Left on May 17, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017
Wanting to visit Arches and Canyonlands but not really wanting to stay in a motel, and really wanted somewhere with room and views. Did we strike a gold mine. Yes some distance from the parks but even with road construction it was under a hour and would have missed the scenery between the cabin and the parks. Back to this cabin, It was spectacular. It was just the two of us and it worked really well. House has two separate bedrooms, plus loft that had 3 beds, which would work for older children. Stairs are a bit steep so young children might be a issue. Open living, dining, kitchen format, with the kitchen being well stocked with cookware and serving ware. Host even leave muffins and sarsaparilla as a welcome. Only drawback I saw was just the one bathroom. Not a problem for us but could see if a very large group might be. Saved the best for last. The back porch. Awe. Overlooks a pine tree filled ravine. Early mornings watching the deer and listening to the birds wake up. Chipmunks scurry around during the day. It was a peaceful place to return after a day filled of sightseeing. Would recommend and if in the area again will stay again. Many Thanks.
Definitely worth every penny spent by Bryan 05/01/2017
Loved the cabin and hospitality. Only minor issues that come with renting a cabin. Thanks for everything.
Great Place by Rochelle 04/24/2017
Beautiful and full of so much character. Comfortable beds So much to do. There was four of us, and room for four more easily. But remember that there is only one beautiful large bathroom. We didn't have the opportunity to take advantage of all the luxurious. Jerry is great with answering questions ahead of time. Beware of the deer when driving in at night. Definitely would stay there again.
Unique Experience by Joe 04/14/2017
“A cool, unique experience. Strong communication going into the stay and as advertised in every way. If you're in the area and would like a more remote stay, or are passing through, I'd recommend!”
Nice cabin, nice setting, friendly & responsive management by Peter 04/09/2017
Nice, relaxing cabin. Kids enjoy the upper loft. We liked the friendly watchdog that roamed around and paid us a visit now and then.
Absolutely wonderful Africabin by Carol 03/29/2017
The Hideout Cottage was not available, but Jerry matched the rate at the Africabin, located outside Monticello. We were absolutely thrilled with the result. The Africabin met all of our needs beautifully, housing my spouse and I and two college students. The fire pit was a real bonus. Africabin is a great place to home base for adventures in Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep and now Bears Ears! Thanks so much! (Staying in a Blanding motel the night after our was never more of a downer by comparison!)
This Africabin is Wonderful by Kelly S 11/21/2016
This Africabin is wonderful! My partner and I stayed in here in mid-October while touring the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. It's quiet and remote-feeling, though not too far at all from the grandeur of the surrounding sights. Tasteful decor, spacious, and with new kitchen amenities including a gas range and a great coffeemaker. The cabin feels new all around, with beautiful woodwork including rustic wooden doors and a marvelous, slanted-ceiling loft that kids would just love (we were nearly tempted to sleep up there ourselves!). The beds were comfortable and the shower was efficient. There's also excellent wifi, a big TV, and a Bluetooth-capable sound system that is very easy to use. Outside, the deck is beautiful and faces the morning sun--we enjoyed a few cups of coffee in the big, comfy chairs there, basking in the warmth and watching bluebirds flutter around. There's also a great grill and a very nice firepit outside, complete with marshmallow-roasting skewers. A sweet, jovial property dog named Inja befriended us in the yard. He may have been the favorite part of our stay! The property host met us as we pulled into the cabin, which was perfectly easy to find with the provided directions, and he was very friendly and accommodating whenever we bumped into him throughout our stay. Overall, we have zero complaints about this place, found it far outdid our expectations, and would love to return in the future. Maybe the best package we've experienced yet on Airbnb. Thank you so much, Jerry, et. al.!
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What Kelly loved about your listing:
I loved how the cabin operated, with the gray water from the sink flowing to the mint garden outside. It almost had an eco-cabin feel. I loved Inja. I loved the fine appliances and feel of the kitchen. I loved the deck. The young man who met us as we arrived was very kind and friendly. The bed in the East room was wicked comfortable. I really loved everything about this space and think you've done a thoughtful and thorough job in making it a marvelous experience for your guests.

What Kelly thought you could improve about the experience:
I would just try to make it more apparent on Airbnb how marvelous this space is! I think there have been a few updates since pictures were posted. However, maybe scratch that, as I'd hate to not be able to book because the space is popular. 🙂
Best one yet by K slivka 11/21/2016
This cabin is wonderful! My partner and I stayed in here in mid-October while touring the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. It's quiet and remote-feeling, though not too far at all from the grandeur of the surrounding sights. Tasteful decor, spacious, and with new kitchen amenities including a gas range and a great coffeemaker. The cabin feels new all around, with beautiful woodwork including rustic wooden doors and a marvelous, slanted-ceiling loft that kids would just love (we were nearly tempted to sleep up there ourselves!). The beds were comfortable and the shower was efficient. There's also excellent wifi, a big TV, and a Bluetooth-capable sound system that is very easy to use. Outside, the deck is beautiful and faces the morning sun--we enjoyed a few cups of coffee in the big, comfy chairs there, basking in the warmth and watching bluebirds flutter around. There's also a great grill and a very nice firepit outside, complete with marshmallow-roasting skewers. A sweet, jovial property dog named Inja befriended us in the yard. He may have been the favorite part of our stay! The property host met us as we pulled into the cabin, which was perfectly easy to find with the provided directions, and he was very friendly and accommodating whenever we bumped into him throughout our stay. Overall, we have zero complaints about this place, found it far outdid our expectations, and would love to return in the future. Maybe the best package we've experienced yet on Airbnb. Thank you so much, Jerry, et. al.!
Beautifully Decorated! by Lana 10/12/2016
Stayed at Aficabin for 5 nights. The cabin is beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable, equipped with all essentials and more. Jerry was very supportive and accommodating. Highly recommend! Thank you Jerry!
Cabin was Wonderful by Linda F 10/12/2016
“The Cabin was wonderful! Jerry and his wife go over and above to be helpful and accomodating. There were plenty of brochures and info available in the cabin. Ask Jerry for help. He gave us a great day drive that was as good as some of the more well known places such as Arches. The Africabin was super clean and the towels and linens were first class. Beds were really nice! Inja the ranch dog is a gentle giant that followed me on a hike and stood guard while I sat on a rock overlooking the canyon. We loved staying here! It is a little bit of a drive to town but the privacy is well worth the drive. Thanks Jerry and Tina! Linda from Atlanta”
Everything you need or want by L Fordham 10/12/2016
We stayed at both Ranch Cabin and Africabin. They are both very nice. Ranch Cabin is a little bigger if you have a larger group. I was not expecting to love this place as much as we did! It is hard to tell from a few photos online. I was concerned about everything being old or musty. I have allergies and, after all it is a ranch,but NO,everything was super clean and new.Towels and linens plentiful and plush. Mattresses were great. Everything you need including nice shower gel shampoo and conditioner. It was very private, cozy and it felt like home before we left!
Jerry gives great advice on what to do while there. We took a great trip that we hadn't planned on his recommendation. It was awesome! Don't limit your time to Arches and Canyonlands.
Inja the ranch dog watched over me on a hike to the canyon and sat with me on a rock until he saw me safely back to the cabin. We stayed at a very fancy and expensive motel in Durango and didn't enjoy it as much as staying here. 1 hour drive to Moab and 1 1/2 hr to Monument Valley. A lot to do with some driving but worth it to see deer grazing outside your window in the morning.
We had an awesome time . by Knecht Family 08/25/2015
We had an awesome time . . . visiting Natural Bridges, Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands . . . so much to see and do and so little time. Little did we know what a "gold mine" southeastern Utah is! The Murdock's were very accommodating and helpful. The two largest cabins, The Canyon View and the Blue Mountain Lodge were perfect for our large family. Absolutely everything was available in the kitchen. Wonderful memories!!!!
We stayed in the family cabin and it was nothing short of fantastic. by Misty Young 04/12/2015
We stayed in the family cabin and it was nothing short of fantastic. The ease of getting to the Cabin was great as well. Would definitely recommend and will visit again in the future.

Response: Thank you for being here with us. It was great to have you here
Beautiful & spacious cabin! by Michelle 04/03/2015
Beautiful & spacious cabin! Very clean,it had everything we needed. The views & sunrises were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Response: Yes, the sunrises and sunsets are amazing, and the star gazing is out of this world! Hope to see you again.
We loved our stay at Canyonlands lodging. by Avital 03/29/2015
We loved our stay at Canyonlands lodging. Our cabin was beautifully decorated, kitted out and easy. We made a fire every night, fed the birds and got to know the giant white ranch dog, Inga. Our hosts were friendly and attentive, making sure that we were happy and comfortable. The surroundings were beautiful. We took walks around the property and couldn't believe the sheer gorgeousness. Our kids loved it and were delighted to find a tree house to play in. We would absolutely come back.

Response: Thank you for enjoying this with us. Hope to see you back soon.
by Karen 02/26/2015


Very nice & clean! We happened to pick a winter storm for our days at the place, but made for a fun place to wait out the 12" of snow! Loved the decor, but one suggestion, oil the hinges....my sister likes to sleep in and we kept waking her up! Hope to be back some day...

Response: Hi, yes our rustic western decorations include barn hinges on the bedroom doors, they have been oiled now. Thanks for the heads up on that. Hurry back!
Amazing location, very comfortable for our family, awesome management that made our stay relaxing. by New Guest 12/29/2014
“Amazing location, very comfortable for our family, awesome management that made our stay relaxing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Murdock's went above and beyond to make our stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. The scenery was breathtaking. The building was clean and felt like "home". Thank you for a wonderful family vacation!
Unlike many who stay at Canyonlands Lodging for a vacation get away, we rented a cabin to accommodate a family gathering to say our last goodbyes to our dad. by Gretchen 12/29/2014
Unlike many who stay at Canyonlands Lodging for a vacation get away, we rented a cabin to accommodate a family gathering to say our last goodbyes to our dad. From the flexibility of our changing needs, to the homemade bread welcoming us, tothe gentle presence of Inja (the gentle BIG White Dog), we felt wrapped in a soothing cover of peace, beauty and joy. The cabin was impeccably furnished, comfortable, and able to accommodate our family gathering to sustain and uphold each other in a beautiful \'home\'.
We have stayed at many of the Canyonlands lodging cabins. by Currents 08/07/2014
We have stayed at many of the Canyonlands lodging cabins. Always very happy with all of them. Our most recent stay was at the Recapture Cabin. So remote, so quiet, so beautiful. All Solar powered. This is an extremely well built, upper end home, not a cabin. We can't wait to come back. We hunt, fish, and golf in the area. Jerry and Tina have always been so helpful. Thanks for all the great choices. See ya again soon.
The Currents
Excellent cabin and a great location to explore Canyonlands, Arches, and Natural Bridges parks. by Rachel 05/19/2014
Excellent cabin and a great location to explore Canyonlands, Arches, and Natural Bridges parks. The cabin was clean, spacious, and comfortable. We had no trouble finding the cabin from the directions given and would gladly spend another vacation there. A great value for the price and the privacy we enjoy.
I wish there was a "+" on the rating because I would certainly give our stay a 5+ rating. by Alice St 05/19/2014
I wish there was a "+" on the rating because I would certainly give our stay a 5+ rating. The Ranch Cabin was more than we ever expected and Jerry and Tina were excellent hosts and most responsive to our questions. We appreciated their assistance in planning day trips so we wouldn't miss anything. The cabin was very roomy and clean, the kitchen was completely equipped, the bathroom towels were thick and plentiful, and furniture was comfortable, and there was plenty of room. The view from every direction was beautiful. Yes, some of the sites are a bit of a drive, but we knew that and actually found the location to be perfect for us because it was fairly centrally located for the sites we were visiting. I highly encourage anyone who is planning to spend time in this area to stay at one of these cabins.
We've seen amazing sights and have had incredible experiences during our stay here. by Don, Alice, and Donna 05/06/2014
We've seen amazing sights and have had incredible experiences during our stay here. I say that our stay here at the cabin and Jerry and Tina's hospitality made this great trip even better! Their assistance in planning our daily trips was great. We will definitely return and encourage anyone to stay here. Thank you Jerry and Tina,
From Don, Alice, and Donna
Thanks for the use of your "Beautiful" Cabin. by Hansens 04/20/2014
Thanks for the use of your "Beautiful" Cabin. We loved our stay, and we hope to come visit again with our family. We especially loved the inspirational thoughts/pictures on the wall.
The Hansens
Private Mountain Cabin! by York 04/14/2014
Private Mountain Cabin! Canyonlands' Ranch Cabin!
We stayed here for three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect place to come back to after a day's hiking or sight seeing. Set amongst trees with mountains behind and so quiet and peaceful yet with all the mod cons you could wish for. It was warm and very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and there were fresh, home made muffins waiting for us when we arrived. There was no hassle having to arrange to pick up or drop off the key which is great when you are not sure when you'll arrive or you want to make an early start. There was so much to do from here - Canyonlands, Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, Monument Valley are all easy to do in a day and there are lesser known sights and ruins close by. We just wished we'd had more time.
Thank you so much for our stay at your Canyon View Family Lodge these last few days. by T Myrick 03/18/2014
Thank you so much for our stay at your Canyon View Family Lodge these last few days. We had an absolute blast! This place is truly beautiful, and we hope to all come back some day. We'll certainly remember the moments we had all together!
Danielle, Christina, Trevor, Geri, Alba
The Canyon View Family Lodge is a Brand-New option for 2014! by Owner 01/07/2014
The Canyon View Family Lodge is a Brand-New option for 2014! Beautiful western log lodge with full wrap around covered deck. We welcome you to be one of the first groups to enjoy the place and to leave us a review after your stay!