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Africa Decorated Cabin, Breakfast Deck overlooking the Canyon!
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Cabin in Monticello
from $69 per /nt
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Property Description

Imagine This! Eating breakfast on the veranda, overlooking the forest and canyon, with hummingbirds on the feeders, deer eating and meandering through the trees, a beautiful sunrise with the sounds of Enya playing thru the kitchen window. Typical day

Property Details

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The Cozy Africabin is a guest favorite! Lavishly decorated with 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, there is parking for all your vehicles, trailers and toys!
Featuring a spacious main level with Master Suite with a full 3 room bathroom with shower. Also has a full kitchen, dining table, plush sofa, and love seat. The upper-level loft features two queen beds and a full bed. 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.
Our pricing is based on a two person occupancy, with a small charge per person for additional guests. This makes it so everyone can afford to stay here, and smaller groups aren't paying the full property fee.
Please let us know what activities or sites you would like to experience while you are here, and we will be happy to assist you in FREE trip planning.
This cabin is not pet-friendly

This property has 1 Full(s).
Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar

Location

Property Location

Amenities

Amenities

Entertainment
  • DVD
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
Location
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Outdoor
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
Sports
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
Themes
  • Family
  • Romantic
Policies

Policies

Daily Rate: $69 - $139 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 - County - 4.57%
Sales Tax - County - 6.35%
Fees
One Time Cleaning Fee - $30.00
Processing Fee - 3.20% - Tax Exempt
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 10/02/2019
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 10/02/2019
Reviews

Guest Reviews

Great location by Virgil 09/15/2019
Great location
Fantastic place to stay! by Jordan 09/15/2019
The cabin was a fantastic place to stay. And the view is amazing. Loved staying there. My only regret was we could stay longer.
We really enjoyed our stay! by Bruce 09/15/2019
The cabin was beautifully decorated with artifacts collected from Africa. We especially enjoyed the quiet location away from the noise of town. There was no air conditioning so the early evenings were a bit warm inside until it cooled down inside, but overall it is a wonderful place to stay.
Lieu magique by Catherine 09/15/2019
Lieu magique. Nous avons eu la visite d’un couple de daims et le bourdonnement d’un colibri ! Cabane très accueillante et équipée de tout le nécessaire. Nous recommandons cette adresse à tous les amoureux de la nature.
Great Suggestions for Things to See by Sarah 09/14/2019
Nice cabin. Good location to many sites. Book in cabin gave great suggestions for traveling in the area.
Amazing in photos, better in real life! by joni 09/14/2019
The cabin looked amazing in the pictures but in real life it’s even more impressive! The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Super clean and the decor is awesome! The cool mountain air in the evenings was so soothing. The kitchen and bathroom were very well stocked! The loft upstairs is very nice and even had quite a few toys for kids. We absolutely loved the cabin and will definitely rent it again
Super endroit pour se retrouver au calme by Jérémy 08/11/2019
Super endroit pour se retrouver au calme
Wonderful, super clean and super comfy! by Joni 08/11/2019
The cabin looked amazing in the pictures but in real life it’s even more impressive! The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Super clean and the decor is awesome! The cool mountain air in the evenings was so soothing. The kitchen and bathroom were very well stocked! The loft upstairs is very nice and even had quite a few toys for kids. We absolutely loved the cabin and will definitely rent it again.
Fun place! by Jennifer 07/14/2019
Fun place! The decor is most definitely unique with all the Africa decorations. It was a fun place to explore, and so central for several of the Eastern Utah national parks. Would stay there again!
We really enjoyed our stay here! by Suchi 07/14/2019
A mixup with our original reservation resulted in the host upgrading us to the Africabin. Although we only stayed one night, it would be a great place for a family to spend relaxing vacation time. There is plenty of room, a well stocked kitchen, and a great porch and fire area to sit and watch wildlife - We had three deer by the cabin early in the morning. We enjoyed our brief stay.
A lovely home! by Tina 05/20/2019
My family had a wonderful stay here at the Africabin. It's a lovely home in a quiet area that is an easy drive to major sights from Canyonlands to Natural Bridges and other interesting historical sights in between. The home is comfortable, clean, and well stocked with everything anyone could possibly need.
Beautiful place! by Vicki 05/20/2019
Beautiful place!
Close to Canyonlands without the craziness of Moab by Michelle 05/05/2019
Really enjoyed our stay here. It had everything we needed and was close to canyonlands without the craziness of Moab.
Loved everything here! by Joshua 05/05/2019
We absolutely loved everything about our stay at your cabin minus a little ant problem
Great place to stay! by Mark 04/14/2019
Great place to stay
Loved!! by Rebecca 04/03/2019
Loved my short time here and will plan I’m staying again when in the area on business.
Beautiful cabin by Brennan 03/29/2019
Beautiful cabin and a great location, close to Canyonlands and Arches. If expecting snow or rain, you'll need a 4WD vehicle to access the cabin.
Fully enjoyed it here! by Michelle 03/29/2019
Fully enjoyed our stay at the clean, comfortable, and quiet cabin with a mountain view. We appreciated the information on local attractions and the little extras that helped us feel at home.
Amazing hospitality, Jerry was great and oh so helpful! by Janelle 03/22/2019
Beautiful, peaceful location with all the right amenities. Went cross-country skiing nearby with the help of the suggested local outdoor rec company and had a great time! We ran into some rough weather at checkout and Jerry went above and beyond to make sure we made it out of the snow and got on our way home safely. Amazing hospitality, made us feel like esteemed friends rather than just patrons. Highly recommend and hope to return soon!
We look forward to coming back! by Michelle 02/12/2019
Our stay at the Africabin was so nice. The location is amazing, the cabin is exactly as described, and the amenities are thoughtful. We had everything we needed to feel at home. Make sure you bring your own food as any restaurant is ~10 miles away. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen utensils. We look forward to coming back in the summer!
Beautiful cabin! by Samantha 01/04/2019
Beautiful, clean, comfortable cabin. The Africabin was a great layout and had great access to activities in each direction. The views were fantastic and the property was very peaceful. We had everything we needed and felt like welcomed guests the whole time. We were extra excited that the cabin was already decorated for Christmas which took a lot of pressure off of preparing for the holiday. Thank you so much. Hopefully we make it back again in the summer sometime.
Cabin is exceptional! by Pat 01/04/2019
If you're looking for time away from the city and time to reconnect with nature, this is the place. Jerry's cabin is exceptional and with every amenity needed. The cabin offers privacy and seclusion. There's lots of room for kids to run around in and outside of the cabin. My family and I were extremely satisfied with our stay.
Wish we could have spent more time at the cabin! by Katelinn 12/14/2018
Clean, secluded and BEAUTIFUL! This cabin is great!!!
We had a wonderful stay in nature by Sabrina 12/14/2018
The chalet is extremely comfortable and fully equipped. We had a wonderful stay in nature but close to all the services and reasonable distance from the large national parks (and the smaller ones not to overlook as very beautiful too). What a pleasure to go home in the evening in this well-heated chalet, clean, to be able to cook a good meal or a barbecue, to sleep in comfortable beds, in nice rooms and in case of bad weather the big TV with all the channels and internet A real joy for kids and adults alike. The feeling of being truly at home also thanks to the discretion of Jerry and his wife, the ease of entry into the premises, the excellent communication they show as well before and during the stay. We really like to thank you both for the good time we have in your place, we will recommend you to our family & friends and hope to come back an other time in your amazing cabin! Thank You

Sabrina & family ( party of 6 )
See a billion bright stars! by Mary 10/29/2018
If you want to see a billion bright stars, this is the place! Cabin was clean, cool, comfortable, private and extremely peaceful. Loved the back porch and cool breeze after long day of exploring. Great location for Canyonlands Needles, as well as surrounding area. Lots to do and see in the area. Jerry has an awesome book with all the info you need.
Beautiful Cabin! by Stella 10/29/2018
Beautiful cabin! Nicely decorated and a beautiful yard. We loved our stay there
Wonderful! by John 10/29/2018
Wonderful! Outstanding backwoods cabin.
New Review by New Guest 09/05/2018
New Review
Everything you could want!! by L Pinelli 08/30/2018


Southern Utah is a great place to visit, but it can be a little tricky finding clean, functional, and affordable accommodations. Canyonlands Lodgings is a great alternative to the outdated motor lodges and overpriced hotel rooms in Bluff, Blanding, and Monticello UT. Our 2 BR, 1 BA with loft cabin was perfect! From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. The hosts had opened up the cabin to let a cool breeze in. They had also left a cinnamon-swirl coffee cake with an introduction and welcome card- it was amazing! Personal touches like complimentary bandanas with the Canyonlands Lodging logo and a cute sign with "20 Ways to Use a Bandana" added to the wonderfully decorated cabin. Don't be concerned about only having one bathroom. The way it is laid out, it's really more like 3 separate rooms. The cabin itself is also an open layout so that the family can still be in close physical proximity, but with enough space to do different activities without getting on each other's nerves. Towels, linens, toiletries- everything is provided. And the kitchen is fully stocked! No need to bring anything but your family, food, and your luggage. There was a huge binder full of things to do in the area and places to eat. We had already planned our stay with daily tours, but now we know when we go back that there are so many other things to do! We can't wait to go back!
Absolutely stunning! by Samir 07/09/2018
Jerry’s place was absolutely stunning! Perfect location, cozy spaces, quiet area, and great amenities. Would stay again!!
Exceeded our expectations!! by New Guest 05/17/2018
Exceeded our expectations! The cabin and property were beautiful.



Loved the Africabin! by David 05/10/2018
Loved the Africabin! Great location for home base to explore surrounding parks and attractions. Cabin was spotless and guestbook included great day trip itinerary options. It is situated along with 2 other guest buildings but still a very private feel- back deck and fire pit area facing away from neighbors. Mule deer were plentiful. Communication from the host was excellent. Would highly recommend the Africabin! Thanks Jerry for a great stay
The Africabin was the perfect fit for our group of seven! by Hickman Family 04/03/2018
The Africabin was the perfect fit for our group of seven! We were right in the middle of great opportunities for hiking and dirt biking. We were worried that one bathroom might be tight, but the layout was perfect and we all had our own space. What a special family event this turned out to be. Thank you!
We love it here! by Sara 02/27/2018
This was our 2nd trip to Canyonlands Lodging and I cannot say enough great things! The hosts are amazing and truly pay attention to the small details to make you feel welcomed and at home. The Africabin was affordable, clean and a super cozy space to spend a snowy weekend. There is also endless amounts of outdoor exploration nearby. We love it here- what a special place!
LOVED the Afri-cabin!! by Heidi Kildee 02/20/2018
LOVED the Afri-cabin!! Very cozy and the perfect location for exploring all that southern utah has to offer.
the perfect home base by Holmes Family 01/12/2018
The Africabin was the perfect home base during our holiday hiking adventures. We initially booked 3 nights and ended up extending for 5 nights; the hotels on the remaining nights on our trip (in Chinle and Sedona) were nowhere near as cozy and comfy. I think this is great for 3 or 4 guests, but might feel a bit crowded if you went higher than that. Close access to both Needles and Natural Bridges, though keep in mind that Arches and upper Canyonlands are a solid drive.
Very comfortable after the day of sight seeing. by J. Braun 12/06/2017
The Africabin was very clean, bright and quiet. Very comfortable after the day of sight seeing. We met Tina and Jerry only briefly but they were very friendly. My only advice (not a criticism) is that there is 4 queen beds (1 each in 2 bedrooms and 2 in a shared loft) but only 1 bathroom. For the 3 of us (1 couple + 1 single) this was not a problem but for larger groups there could be scheduling issues. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider this again if we were in the area.
Loved our Cabin! by Jcler 10/03/2017
Our original plan was for two night but we ended up spending three nights at the Africabin and loved it! We arrived after dark the first night and Jerry met us there to ensure we got in ok. This is a secluded area with lots of privacy. It was nice to come back to a beautiful cabin after a day out sightseeing and a day at Cayonlands National Park. Jerry was very helpful and great to work with. Would highly recommend!
Clean quiet secluded cabin with all modern conveniences by Karen Hrapcak 09/25/2017
Beautiful setting and convenient to attractions. Well equipped kitchen.
even better than anticipated! by Adriene 09/12/2017
Africabin was even better than anticipated! The setting is secluded and quiet but still offers excellent access to nearby parks like Canyonlands and Arches. It is very spacious and clean... definitely somewhere we could stay for awhile. We hope to be back!
La casa è molto accogliente e immersa nella natura by Rudi Gobbo 08/24/2017
La casa è molto accogliente e immersa nella natura. All'arrivo abbiamo trovato anche dei muffin ad attenderci. Perfetta residenza per godersi la tranquillità e riposare alla grande dopo aver visitato i parchi dei dintorni. Ci tornerei subito!
Beautiful by Alvira 08/04/2017
I booked this for a family vacation , everyone enjoyed themselves, I plan on booking a bigger cabin next time. love love
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.