Surrounded by Nature. Not Tourists.℠
Distantly encircled by the Four Sacred Mountains, Monument Valley is a global destination of sacred, quiet grandeur, in the heart of the Navajo Nation. Year-round, our intimate Tipi Village provides visitors with a personal cultural experience unlike any other in the Valley, with elegant red rock views in every direction. Our Village is located just four miles west of the entrance to the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, away from the large hotels, parking lots and noisy campgrounds. With only nine sites, Tipi Village is neatly nestled amongst Native American homesteads, quietly respectful of the majesty, history and culture surrounding our ancestral property.
Our secluded quarters include a contemporary Hogan – a breathtaking, hand-constructed Octagon Log Cabin with cool concrete floors and most of the amenities found in a modern cabin, including two queen-sized beds, fresh linens, area rugs, wood stove, tables, chairs, sofa, fridge and microwave. Our five teepees are masterfully constructed and durably carpeted, and include camp beds with linens and blankets, a table and a lamp. Our three premium Campsites are far from the hoards that occupy major campgrounds in the Valley.
As a bed and breakfast, we are happy to cook for you. Guests can enjoy hot scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham, fried potatoes, toast, orange juice and freshly-brewed coffee. With gentle persuasion, we will char-grill top sirloin steaks for an unforgettable al fresco dinner, complete with baked potato, hard roll, seasonal vegetables and dessert. For interested visitors, we can also prepare hearty Navajo Tacos for an authentic Native American dinner experience. All meals are optional. Please note that alcoholic beverages cannot be purchased in the Navajo Nation.
Each Tipi Village dwelling faces east toward Monument Valley and has its own remarkable views of the red sandstone cliffs and spires that draw photographers from all over the world. Every site has a private shade ramada, with picnic table, mounted BBQ grill, electricity, light and running water. Steps away, our clean and modern bathhouse includes two restrooms, flush toilets, sinks and showers. We provide free wi-fi for all guests.
We are located one mile west of the Monument Valley Welcome Center, and 4 miles west of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. You will find a convenience store and gas station just one mile west of the Tipi Village, featuring outdoor, camping and grilling supplies, fresh groceries, laundromat and souvenirs. In Monument Valley you will find two restaurants, plus several more within a 25 minute drive.
Our on-site Navajo guide can turn your visit into a unique Native American adventure, that can only be accessed with a Navajo guide, providing narrated, music-and-story-filled tours of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – where most of the sandstone buttes reside. We also provide short or long tours of nearby Mystery Valley, with its fascinating red rock formations, natural arches and vistas. These 4-wheel tours conveniently depart directly from Tipi Village, scheduled to meet your needs and interests.
Our campground host can also provide a breathtaking, 2-hour guided hike to Tear Drop Arch, also originating right here at Tipi Village. Situated atop Horseshoe Canyon, Tear Drop Arch offers unparalleled, high-vantage views of Monument Valley, just a mile away. For archaeology buffs, an extra hour on the trail reveals the little-known Hidden Ruins, cliff dwellings built by our Puebloan/Anasazi ancestors over 1,000 years ago.