There are millions of invisible signals, messages, and lessons in nature. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience them all.
Our passion lies in connecting people to nature’s playground, and everything it offers.
We are driven by a mission to nurture the kinship between people, plants, animals, and organisms.
Wonder is unforgettable. We have made it our business to seek out the kinds of places and experiences memories are made of.
Never fail to inspire, comfort, surprise, heal, or create joy.
Connecting people to nature immeasurably
benefits hosts, guests, and the planet.
Acquaint guests with the healing powers of nature
Inspire more people to respect and protect the world we share
Boost host revenue, enabling them to do more of what they do, and open it up to more people
Looking to pursue a more wholesome life in the mountains, Tim Southwell acquired an 80 acre parcel of land in Southwest Montana located on the river bottom of the Bitterroot Valley.
It was here, in the fall of 2012, when ABC acres, a Permaculture Farmstead, was born.
They offered on-farm vacation stays referred to as “Farm Stays”, as well as guided farm tours, livestock feedings, nature observation walks, and workshops.
The economic and educational benefits couldn’t be ignored. Tim wanted to help other farmers open their businesses to more opportunity.
Popular online travel agencies and booking sites couldn’t properly support a property like this with so much more to offer than just a place to stay.
Tim, along with the Yonder founding team saw the tremendous potential for both hosts and travelers, and suggested that they expand beyond Farm and create a platform for diverse nature-rich experiences.
It’s no secret we’re picky about our hosts, but that’s because they’re the true heart of our brand. Every host selected has inspired us and is sure to inspire others.
Yonder Scouts are the protectors of our high standards, keeping us true to our promise of quality, life-enriching stays and experiences.