Visiting Yonder is like traveling through time on the open American road to a place where the air is crisp and clear, the pace of life is slow, and the night sky is thickly dusted with stars. Yonder Escalante feels as familiar as it is unique and is a luxuriously pared-down getaway nestled deep in the stark beauty of southern Utah.

To arrive at this secluded spot, travelers can fly into Las Vegas and then venture on a true American road trip from Vegas to Escalante along the iconic Scenic Byway 12. The 122.863 miles of pavement in the Beehive State is one of a few byways in the country considered an All-American Road—a distinction offered only to those routes with one-of-a-kind characteristics.

This epic road adventure leads you up winding mountain roads and through canyons to your destination at Yonder Escalante’s 20-acre desert oasis, which welcomes all sets of wheels and features 10 newly renovated vintage airstreams, 22 custom-designed cabins, and 35 RV sites. Every lodge site includes private fire pits and picnic tables in a true sense of community and openness. Guests can access curated meal kits to be cooked over their own personal fire pit as well as craft cocktail kits for a delicious treat to sip on over sunset. Though simple, amenities have been carefully curated and include an open-air lodge, a spa-inspired bathhouse, a large lounge pool and hot tub, an onsite food truck, and a drive-in movie theater equipped with nine stationary, restored classic cars. Movies play seven nights a week with free popcorn available for any guest, whether they sit in one of the cars or on the bleachers.

All are welcome at Yonder, from van lifers to tent pitchers to those renting a cabin or airstream, and the spa-inspired bathhouses are available to everyone. You meet fellow travelers in the open-air lodge over communal tables and shared fire pits where you can roast mallows from the general store.

Whether it is camaraderie or solace you seek, Yonder will deliver with options for mingling with like-minded travelers from all wheels of life or for finding solace in your thoughtfully appointed cabin room before setting out on one of the area’s immeasurable possibilities for outdoor exploration.

Jumpstart your day sipping a cup of coffee while looking out over the vast, epic canyons that are backdrop to Kiva Koffeehouse, then drive to the iconic Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks or the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Venture on an advanced hike in the otherworldly slot canyons, four-wheel along Hole-in-the-Rock Road, horseback ride along the red rock hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, or take a boat or canoe out for fishing in the Wide Hollow Reservoir within the Escalante Petrified Forest. Yonder is dedicated to making the wild outdoors accessible to any, and the range of southern Utah’s ecology will cater to whatever your experience level or adventure desires.

published 2022-10-28 19:26:02