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.
JoAnn and Jeff are very open minded hosts who are accepting of all different kinds of people.
The work I completed at the bunkhouse felt like I was making a difference for the future of the property. After a few days of working on the campground, there was a clear difference in the landscape and I felt like the work I put in made a difference.
I have been to a few work stays now and the time I spent at The Cowboy Bunkhouse stands out as one of my favorite experiences. I highly recommend visiting if you are planning on working in Southern Utah.
16 days ago
The Cowboy Bunkhouse is unreal! It is a great place to connect with people from all walks of life. There is always something to do and someone to talk to. If you are willing to work hard, communicate openly, and integrate yourself into the wonderful group of volunteers at the Bunkhouse you will have an amazing time. The owners, Jeff and JoAnn, are very kind and thoughtful people. They expect you to complete your scheduled shifts, and they encourage you to connect with fellow travelers and explore the beautiful sights around Utah during your time off. This has been a wonderful experience for me
3 months ago
This was my first Worldpackers trip, and it was a great experience. The work was very reasonable, and in the time off I was able to borrow a bike, explore the town, or go to a national park, etc. I liked the nightly family style meals as well. Thanks Joann and Jeff!!
9 months ago
This was my first Worldpackers/hostel experience, and it was perfect for that. JoAnn and Jeff were so welcoming to and often patient with me as I adjusted to the new environment. The work was clearly outlined, and they were very trusting with the volunteers to do it without very much micromanaging. Every night there was a family style dinner with all the volunteers which encouraged interaction. The landscape and local attractions were stunning. I absolutely loved staying here and would recommend it to anyone.
9 months ago