What is glamping?2016-01-22T19:08:20+00:00

A mashup of “glamorous” and “camping,” glamping is a world-wide phenomenon that combines the thrills of camping with the creature comforts of home. While the term glamping may only be a few years old, the concept has a venerable history. Centuries ago, Turkish Ottomans would set up extravagant tents—appointed with silk fabrics, expensive rugs, and furnishings—as mobile palaces for their sultan. In Africa of the early 1900s, wealthy Americans and Europeans arranged for their safari tents to be outfitted with such luxuries as Persian rugs, linen bedding and a chef to prepare meals. At Conestoga Ranch, our glamping guests luxuriate in amenities that far surpass those found at conventional campgrounds.

What is Conestoga Ranch?2019-04-18T21:33:22+00:00

Overlooking the turquoise-blue waters of Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch is Utah’s first premier glamping resort. The resort’s accommodations include glamping tents and wagons outfitted with hotel quality beds.  An array of high-end amenities ensures your family has everything it needs for an unforgettable stay. Besides offering plentiful on-site diversions, Conestoga Ranch is the ideal base camp for exploring the area’s superb lake recreation, hiking trails, ATV trails, and road and mountain-biking routes.

What is a Conestoga wagon?2016-01-22T19:06:44+00:00

Conestogas were horse-drawn freight wagons that originated in the Conestoga River region of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County around 1725. Built by Mennonite German craftsmen, these large, striking wagons were pulled by teams of six horses and carried up to eight tons of farm produce or manufactured goods. White hoods of homespun or canvas protected the goods from weather. Railroads eventually replaced Conestoga wagon trains. The smaller “prairie schooner,” famed for ferrying countless pioneer families to the West, was based on the conestoga design.

Conestoga Ranch’s wagons are based on traditional conestoga designs and were built by our own team of skilled craftsmen.

What sleeping arrangements are available?2019-04-18T21:41:07+00:00

Our tents and wagons are furnished with real beds and soft, fresh linens. Our tents accommodate from two (2) to six (6) people. Each Grand Tent features an en suite bathroom. Our wagons feature two sets of bunks and a single king or a single king bed. The resort offers Pack ’n Plays for rent to families with infants or toddlers.

What services, amenities and entertainment does Conestoga Ranch offer?2017-08-19T23:58:52+00:00

Every tent site has its own campfire, and each group of wagons encircles a fire pit. The resort is laden with upscale amenities, including a Main Lodge with private showers and bathrooms, activities field, game tent, and small general store stocked with essentials. The Campfire Grill  features a wood-burning pizza oven, indoor and outdoor seating. The resort hosts live entertainment on Saturday nights.

How big of a group can Conestoga Ranch accommodate?2016-01-29T18:12:28+00:00

Conestoga Ranch can host up to 100 people at one time, and is ideal for family reunions, corporate retreats and other group getaways. With enough advance notice, you can reserve the entire resort—tents, wagons, dining pavilion, chefs, and everything else—for your group.

What does my family need to pack for our Conestoga Ranch adventure?2016-01-22T19:04:20+00:00

Pack as though you were staying at a luxury lakeside resort—because you are. Conestoga Ranch takes care of all your camping needs—tent or wagon set up, comfy beds, campfires, meals and plenty of diversions.

Is WiFi and cell phone service available at the ranch?2016-01-22T19:04:02+00:00

The entire resort is wired for WiFi, and cell reception at the property is excellent.

How close is the nearest grocery store?2017-06-24T06:01:52+00:00

The resort has an on-site general store, which carries a variety of vacation essentials and conveniences. You’ll find a larger grocery store located right down the street.

May I roast marshmallows at my tent or wagon?2016-01-22T19:03:18+00:00

Yes, you can roast hotdogs, s’mores, and marshmallows at your tent campfire or wagon fire pit. Our general store offers all the fixings for these traditional camping treats.

May I bring my dog to Conestoga Ranch?2016-01-29T18:13:59+00:00

Unfortunately, no.

When is the busy season at Conestoga Ranch?2019-04-18T21:42:28+00:00

Bear Lake is especially popular June through September, but the busiest days of all occur during Garden City’s famed Raspberry Days festival which traditionally happen the first weekend in August. 

Do I need to make a reservation? Is my reservation deposit refundable? Are there additional guest fees?2021-07-30T06:37:48+00:00

We strongly recommend reserving your tent or wagon campsite several weeks in advance of your stay. Due to glamping’s growing popularity and Bear Lake’s summertime appeal, we anticipate our resort will reach full capacity nearly every night.

Conestoga Ranch offers a full refund up until 14 days prior to the date of your arrival. Within 14 days of arrival, your reservation is nonrefundable.

You may cancel or change your reservation 14 days prior to your stay. If you cancel, you will receive a refund minus a 3% credit card processing fee. If you change dates, you will be responsible to pay for any increase in rates that may apply. If you wish to cancel or move your reservation and it is less than 14 days prior to your stay, the reservation can not be rescheduled and is nonrefundable. We do not offer refunds for inclement weather or if fire restrictions are in effect.

Base Rates for Family Wagons, Grand Family 6 Tents are based on 4-person occupancy. Additional Guests above 4 are charged at an additional $10 per night per additional guest for Family Wagons and $20 per night per additional guest for Grand Family 6 Tents. Guest arriving with more guests than originally reserved shall be charged for additional guest costs at check-in.

Is beer or wine available onsite?2017-08-20T13:43:32+00:00

Yes, both are served at the Campfire Grill Restaurant.

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