The Cowboy Bunkhouse

Have you ever wanted to explore the National Parks of Southern Utah: Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, The Wave, and Grand Staircase National Monument? We are an international Hostel, Bed and Breakfast, and Extended-Stay accommodation. Come stay with us and help host thousands of guests from all over the world who come here to vacation. For 5 days each week you will meet travelers, intermingle with the family, give information, serve breakfast, and answer questions. On your days off you can go explore, hike, camp, fish, and play in this scenic playground.

JoAnn grew up in Kanab, Utah and loves the outdoors. For 25 years she ran youth camps in Southern California and has now moved back home to run a hostel. She manages the business side of the hostel, employees, and guests. Jeff has vacationed in Southern Utah many times and now enjoys sharing his love for the outdoors with guests. When he is not telling visitors how to see the sites best he is doing the maintenance of the building: fixing doors, plumbing, cleaning floors, etc.


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This was my first work exchange and couldn be better. The hostel is awesome. You aren’t just a volunteer here, Joann and Jeff make sure that you are part of the family. You feel like home!
There is so many things to do here, i’ve been in 4 national parks and more than 2 times in each one even that i dont have a car. You can always take a ride with a volunteer or a guest. So i just wanna say a huge thank you to Joann and Jeff and to all the volunteers that i met there. So far this was the best 2 months that i had in my last years.

28 days ago

United States

Great opportunity if you are looking for a home away from home! JoAnn makes an effort to ensure everyone enjoys their stay

2 months ago


Great place if you want to learn English people from there are very patient with volunteers who do not speak English very well. I really recommend it

4 months ago

Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature





Adventure Sports