What would a great American road trip look like to you? Imagine if you could find the perfect spot to visit located in the middle of the most extraordinary landscape. A vast place to explore and then a unique and memorable place to rest for the night…Well, we’ve found that place at Yonder Escalante, Utah.
What once was the grounds of an old drive in movie theater and the Shooting Star RV Park, this piece of property has been transformed and brought back to life. With a vision from a father and son and nostalgia from our past, the “Yonder Experience” was born.
This unique concept aims to incorporate elements of elegance among the rugged desert landscape. It’s a place where camping meets glamping meets desert luxury. So get ready to experience something old and something new and welcome to Yonder Escalante Utah!
Where is Yonder Escalante Utah
Yonder Escalante is located in the town of Escalante, Utah. Its a unique destination of southern Utah about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City tucked in between 2 national parks; Bryce Canyon National Park and Capital Reef National Park.
With Yonder’s easy access from the beautiful scenic highway 12 and visibility from the road, you will be be sure not to miss it. And with its grand entrance sign you know you are about to enter into something special.
From the moment you arrive until you drive away, you feel at home. Yonder, makes you feel that way. With a unique set up, maintained grounds, friendly staff and spa like facilities. Every detail is taken to ensure a wonderful stay.
“Come experience something extraordinary at Yonder Escalante! “
Unique Ways to Stay at Yonder Escalante Utah
There are three ways to stay at Yonder Escalante: Modern Cabins, Renovated Airstreams or the Campground. So, on your road trip, you can experience camping, glamping or a hotel style stay. And all accommodations have full access to all of the property amenities.
There are 23 small A-frame cabins located throughout the property. Beautifully designed to incorporate an indoor outdoor feel with large glass walls and doors. These units include sleeping and seating areas along with outdoor seating and private fire pits. Prices start at $229.
Renovated Custom Airstreams
There are 10 vintage Airstreams located on property. All fulled gutted for an open feeling with a mid century design and vintage furniture. Each Airstream includes outdoor seating and fire pits. Prices start at $249.
The campground includes a mixture of tent, van life and rv camping sites. There are 60 sites that offer a variety of hook ups options. The sites include a picnic table and fire pit. Prices start at $69 for tent/van camping and $129 for RV sites.
Luxury Amenities at Yonder Escalante Utah
Get ready to be spoiled with all the luxury amenities at Yonder Escalante! From relaxing by the pool to the amazing outdoor showers, superior property wide wifi and the unique drive in movie theatre.
Spa Like Bathrooms and Open Air Showers
The bathrooms at Yonder Escalante are unlike any other bathroom at a campground or even hotel. You feel as if you are in a high end spa with the music, ambiance and aesthetics. Towels, toiletries and Dyson hair dryers are provided. And the most amazing outdoor showers! Beautifully designed to bring the inside out, even equipped with personal heaters for when the weather is cold. And a rain shower water head to wash away the cares of the day. But if you prefer to shower inside, those are available too.
Beautiful Relaxing Pool Area and Hot Tub
At Yonder Escalante, they have a beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub. With glass walls surrounding the pool, this elegant feature also makes the areas feel so large and inclusive of the surrounding landscape. Its’ a great way to end the day after a long hike or outdoor adventure.
Drive in Movie Theatre with Vintage Cars and FREE Popcorn
Where else can you find a drive in movie theatre with vintage cars to sit in? In my experience, this is the only place! So, go grab some free popcorn at the Airstream concession stand and then find your favorite classic car to watch the movie in. A different classic movie plays every night of the week.
We absolutely loved this activity and saw a movie both nights we were there. It’s a great for the entire family. Simple, fun and included with your stay!
Food Truck On Property for Breakfast and Weekend Dinner
The Yonder Escalante food truck is located on property and serves a hearty breakfast selection every morning from 7 to 11am. And on Friday and Saturday evenings dinner is available at the food truck.
However, if you feel like having a camping dinner experience, you can purchase a dinner kit at the general store. Then you can enjoy a cooked meal on the open fire just outside your Airstream or cabin door.
It’s easy to be social with 2000 square feel of communal space
The open-air lodge is a great place for meeting some fellow travelers! And this indoor outdoor clubhouse offers lots of outdoor seating with fire pits and great wifi! Books and board games are also available.
It’s a great place to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. And make a new friend in this great open air social space. Furry friends are welcome here too!
Pick up what you need at The General Store
You can find the general store in the lobby/check in area. Filled with fun Yonder Escalante goodies such as stickers, t-shirts snd cool merchandise to take back home. And be sure to check out their cocktail kits and dinner kits available at the general store.
Things to do and see nearby Yonder Escalante
Bryce Canyon National Park is located about an hour away and known for its hoodoos rock formations and beautiful scenery.
Capital Reef National Park is about 2 hours away and known for its golden sandstone, canyons and rock formations.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an entire area encompassing 1.9 million acres. You will find beautiful scenery, rock formations and slot canyons with great hiking in the area.
Scenic Highway 12 is a beautiful drive that spans about 60 miles in each direction.
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is only a 5 minute drive away. It features petrified wood, plant and marine fossils and dinosaur bones.
Slot Canyons are plentiful within the area but a 4 wheel drive vehicle is needed to access the best of them.
Are you ready to stay at Yonder Escalante?
So if your next road trip takes you near Escalante, Utah and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, then adding a stop at Yonder Escalante is something you should really consider. It is an enjoyable experience that you will not forget.
Yonder Escalante is unique, its fun, its in the middle of amazing places and has the best amenities. You too can have a “Yonder Experience” and discover all the reasons we loved our stay!
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