Joy and Bernie's Place


Entire rental unit hosted by Joy & Bernie

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Our log home is 3 blocks from downtown Torrey. 4 miles to beautiful Capitol Reef and scenic highway 12. Seasonal nightlife includes local natural history, culture, and live music. The natural area brings wildlife into our backyard orchard. Great for bird watching! Home is rustic and eclectic, all wood interior with wood burning stove. Great place for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Smoke and pet free, we use natural soaps and cleaners for your health. 1 block to town park.

The space
The apartment is rustic with all wood and/or rock interior. There is a queen size bed that can sleep 2 and a couch that can sleep one small-medium adult or child comfortably. Apartment and bathroom are not wheelchair accessible. There are a few stairs to navigate coming in to the apt. and also up to the kitchen and bathroom. Bathroom is attached to the kitchen and is small, but functional, with a custom-tiled walk-in shower. The small kitchen has an electric 4 burner stove top and oven, a toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, and a small dormitory style refrigerator with small freezer section. The kitchen is stocked with basic dishes, pots, and pans needed to cook and eat, a few spices, oatmeal and cold cereal for you to prepare if you choose. Coffee and tea are available as well and fruit from orchard when in season. Bring your own milk.

There is a wood burning stove as well as an electric heater. Electric heater should be pulled away from wall when using. If using the wood burning stove remember to pull the flue out just a little to get it started and going well. Instructions for using the wood burning stove are on the wood box in the apartment. Fire starting materials and wood will be available for your convenience. Please take all precautions when starting and using a fire. If you need advice, please ask.

Our BnB is just across the street from a fringe wooded area, where deer often bed down at night. Our east window faces the woods and sometimes you can see deer coming and going to our orchard property or to other places in the neighborhood. The deer frequent all parts of the property, eating fruit from the orchard in season, alfalfa, and wild greens in the yard. The fruit orchard and the canopy of mature trees in Torrey bring in an abundance of birds for viewing.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Window AC unit
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 244 reviews


Where you’ll be

Torrey, Utah, United States

The apartment is in the valley of Torrey, between Boulder Mountain to the south and Thousand Lakes Mountain to the north. North views are of the redrock cliffs and knolls of Torrey, with Thousand Lakes Mountain above. Torrey's elevation is 6837 ft. above sea level. Torrey has a beautiful combination of redrock cliffs, knolls, pinyon and juniper forest, and sage and rabbit brush desert scrub. The area has been referred to as high desert or cold desert, due to it's elevation and cool temperatures, fall through spring.

The apartment sits opposite an open lot with a small wooded area that deer often bed down in at night, a meadow, and a small wetland area, based on the irrigation ditch that runs through town. This open natural land so close to the apartment brings wildlife and an abundance of birds into the area and property. We have kept our yard free of pesticides and let it grow wilder than most do, to facilitate our yard being used by the local animals and birds for food, habitat, nesting material, etc. We have noticed that the birds, deer, ants and squirrels have all been eating from the 90 year old apricot trees just outside the apt. door. We are happy to share our property with our "deer friends and neighbors."

Because the mountains and plateaus surrounding Torrey rise to nearly 11,000 feet, the town rarely experiences the heat that much of Southern Utah does. We do get rain occasionally -- mostly in July and August. If temperatures do get hot during the day in July and August, the nights cool off quickly.

To the East, the Torrey valley drops down into the red rock country of Capitol Reef National Park (4 miles away), to approximately 5,500 feet in elevation. The Navajos and Utes referred to the beautiful multicolored rock of the "waterpocket fold" and surrounding area, as "the land of the sleeping rainbow."

Torrey is centrally located for many Southern Utah adventures. Accessible within 1.5-2 hours drive are parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and the canyons of the San Rafael Swell. Moab, with Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is about 3 hours east. The Escalante Canyons are approximately 2 hours south. Bryce and Zion National Parks are about 3 hours south.

Boulder Mountain to the South, Thousand Lakes Mountain to the North, and the Fish Lake area to the west and north, all have mountain lakes, streams and wooded areas.

The area around Torrey is stunning in it's natural beauty and is a wonderful get-a-way from the city or the suburbs. Come to the "land of the sleeping rainbow." Enter the land of your soul.

Hosted by Joy & Bernie

  1. Joined in July 2016
  • 257 Reviews
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We are both nature enthusiasts and enjoy the natural beauty of this area, including hiking, bird watching, and gardening. We love sharing this beautiful area with any who are interested and are happy to help you find what will make your stay meaningful to you. Joy is a Psychologist in private practice in Torrey and available for counseling sessions, Opening to Nature and Yourself sessions, a nature walk or a birding session for a fee. Bernie makes and sells solar ovens and solar roasted coffee. He is a musician, plays in a local band, and loves to play music around the campfire.
We are both nature enthusiasts and enjoy the natural beauty of this area, including hiking, bird watching, and gardening. We love sharing this beautiful area with any who are inter…

During your stay

We very much enjoy meeting our guests when we are in town, and we do our best to meet each guest at the apartment soon after you arrive. If our schedules work out, we'd love to sit in the yard or house with you and chat. However, we'll also be happy to give you whatever privacy you want. We do travel at times and then are not available on site, but are still available through phone or messaging. We wish to assist you in having a meaningful stay, so please feel free to ask any questions.

Feel free to knock on our door, call, or message us any time with questions.

We are both nature enthusiasts and love sharing the beauty of the area with guests. Joy is a licensed Psychologist in Utah with a private practice in Torrey and may be available for a counseling session, a customized retreat, an Opening to Nature and Yourself Session, a nature walk around Torrey, and/or a bird watching session for a fee. You can find Joy on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) at joymorrisin motion.

Bernie makes and sells solar ovens and solar roasted coffee. He is also a musician in a local band and loves to play music around the campfire as well. You can find Bernie on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) at Bernie Wuestefeld.
We very much enjoy meeting our guests when we are in town, and we do our best to meet each guest at the apartment soon after you arrive. If our schedules work out, we'd love to sit…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $143

Cancellation policy