The Jewel Basin Yurt is located approximately 4.7 miles up the Jewel Basin Road and sits at 5,000 feet above sea level. The yurt is privately owned and is located on private property. The vertical gain from the valley to the yurt is about 2,000 vertical feet. The Camp Misery Trailhead is approximately 1.7 miles up the Jewel Basin Road from the yurt and gains about 700 vertical feet.
During the winter months the Jewel Basin commonly stacks up snow to a settled snow depth at 6,000 feet in the triple digits. This offers a multitude of recreational opportunities throughout winter- come spring your snow bounty still awaits!
Distance to the Jewel Basin Yurt:
From Bigfork: 12.4 miles
From Kalispell: 25.3 miles
From Whitefish: 37.5 miles
From Glacier National Park: 41.7 miles
From Missoula: 111 miles
From Bozeman: 290 miles
The 24’ (452 sq. ft.) Montana-made Shelter Designs Yurt accommodates eight people with three bunk beds and two trundle beds. A wood stove heats the yurt, which is also equipped with a table, chairs, propane cook stove, solar lights, Goal Zero power station, smoke alarm, mop and bucket, a fire extinguisher and a snow shovel. Firewood is available just outside of the yurt.
We are off the grid: A wood stove heats the yurt. Toilet facilities consist of an outhouse with a pit toilet. There is no running water at the yurt. Guests should bring their own drinking water.