Last weekend our family did something we’ve never done before. We went glamping!
Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake in Garden City, Utah invited our family up to stay a night in one of their amazing tents.
Bear Lake is one of Utah’s most sought after vacation destinations. I’ve often heard friends talk about their amazing Bear Lake vacations, but not being a native Utahan, I’d never been myself. And I’d certainly never been “glamping”.
Never heard of Glamping?
If you want to experience the outdoors, but don’t necessarily want to rough it, glamping is for you!
Conestoga Ranch, Glamping at Bear Lake, Utah
Conestoga Ranch Accommodations
There are 4 different camping accommodation styles for you to choose from at Conestoga Ranch. Each is equipped with nice, comfy beds! No sleeping bags necessary here!
Conestoga Ranch’s basic accommodation, the Traditional Tents, provide guests with 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds. While the Traditional Tents don’t provide electricity, they are equipped with rugs, chairs, and a private outdoor fire pit.
Perhaps the most unique accommodation option at Conestoga Ranch are the signature Conestoga Wagons. Glampers can choose from a wagon with 1 King Bed or a wagon with 1 King and 2 Twin bunks.
Private luxury bathrooms and showers for guests staying in the Traditional Tents and the Conestoga Wagons are available nearby at the Main Lodge.
The “Joshua Tree” Royal Tent Suite sits atop a hill with gorgeous views of Bear Lake. It features a King Bed, an en suite bathroom with 2 person claw foot soaking tub, a sitting area with entertainment bar and mini fridge, power outlets, a private deck with loungers, and a private fire pit with Adirondack chairs.
We stayed in a Grand Tent. The Conestoga Ranch Grand Tents sleep either 6 or 8. The 6 person Grand Tent has 1 King Bed and 4 Twin beds. We were in the 8 person tent with 1 King Bed, 2 sets of Twin Bunk Beds, and 2 Twin beds. The Grand Tents each have a mini fridge and power outlets that you can charge your phones with. On a bit of a side note, the cell phone reception at the camp is excellent!
Each Grand Tent has a bathroom inside the tent! I am totally in love with the old timey, rustic aluminum wash basin and tub!
Things to do at Conestoga Ranch
On our arrival and check-in we were loaded up, luggage and all, onto a big golf cart and taken to our tent. We were all pretty famished so we headed down to check out the Conestoga Ranch Campfire Grill Restaurant. We ordered a Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza to share–it was okay–and an order of Garlic Truffle French Fries–which were amazing! The atmosphere at the camp is super chill, so The Husband and I let the boys run around outside the restaurant while we waited in peace for our food to be ready.
Families with kids who can ride sans training wheels can enjoy the complimentary cruiser bikes guests can check out at no cost.
Our kiddos aren’t quite all at that point yet, so instead we headed up to the hills behind our tent for a nice, kid-friendly hike where we spotted several deer. When we got back to our campsite we called down to the front desk to have someone come light the fire in our private fire pit.
We roasted s’mores for a bit, and then ran for cover when a pretty intense thunderstorm blew in. The sound of rain on the canvas tents is pretty cool.
Safe and sound inside our tent, we were kept nice and warm by the comfy blankets.
The next morning Dad took the boys down to play on the playground and practice their cattle roping skills on the little straw bale animals. Older kids and grownups will appreciate the Game Tent and Volleyball pit.
During the high season Conestoga Ranch also hosts a range of entertainers and camp-wide activities.
All in all, glamping at Conestoga Ranch was pretty awesome, and the perfect way to take your family low-stress camping.
I think my 6 year old summed it up when he said, “That was the best camping ever, Mom! When are we going to come back?!”
Check out Conestoga Ranch or book your stay here!