I get it- life is BUSY. But one of the best things we can do for ourselves is take a break and make time to actually enjoy it. If you’re looking for your next getaway I’ve got the perfect place for you. Maybe you need some time to yourself to relax and unwind, or maybe you’re looking for a special place to spend Valentine’s Day- either way, Doreen’s Yurt will not disappoint!
My mother is notorious for letting her work run her life. So for her birthday weekend I took her for a mini vacation to get away from the city and relax. Luckily the vacation spot is only about a 3 hour drive from the Phoenix valley, and if you’re in Tucson it’ll be an even shorter drive for you!
The Yurt sits in the high desert Mule Mountains and is positioned strategically to provide mountain views that take your breath away. From the wrap around wooden porch you can lounge in the cushioned chairs and read, watch the sun set behind the mountains, and cuddle up afterwards with some hot tea and blankets to stargaze- they are unreal up there!
If you’re looking for a Glamping experience with all the amenities then you’ve found the right place. Doreen made sure we were fully equipped with a queen size bed, toilet and standup shower, sink, stove, and a fridge that was stocked with basic necessities- even Hershey’s kisses (basically what won me over)! There was even a television and DVD player. We brought our favorite scary movies with us so we cuddled up next to the gas fireplace while laughing and screaming to the Conjuring. Don’t worry though- if you forget to bring your own, Doreen has a collection of the best classic western movies!
With this Yurt comes privacy and the sense of seclusion while being conveniently located just minutes from the city itself. Just a short drive down the mountain and you can explore Bisbee, go for a hike, grocery shop, or visit one of the many bars and restaurants. While my mom stayed in and caught up on her reading, I took Monty down to the city to walk around and hike up another mountain. Bisbee always has something going on for its visitors so I was lucky enough to be able to listen to the live music they had playing during my hike!
All in all, it was a weekend much needed. I got to relax and explore and my mother got to relax and catch up on her favorite books. Sometimes we just get caught up in the hustle of working, paying bills, and taking care of other people that we forget to take care of ourselves. I’ve learned that we can’t perform our best at these duties if we ourselves aren’t our best. So take some time for yourself and do what you love. Do what makes you happy. I’ll be the one to tell you- YOU DESERVE IT.
Because of Doreen’s exceptional hosting and the Yurt’s beautiful views, amenities, and proximity to Phoenix, the Yurt on top of the Mountain has become one of my favorite getaway destinations! Check it out for yourself, and be sure to tell Doreen I say hi 🙂
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