The Conestoga Ranch is the ideal destination for anyone who loves to camp but still wants the luxuries of home. Located in Garden City, Utah, the Ranch provides the ultimate glamping experience with an old west flare. Guests can stay in oversized tents, and wagons while overlooking the beautiful, blue waters of Bear Lake. This is a perfect stopover point for anyone traveling to Yellowstone National Park or anyone looking for a summer camp type experience without the hassle of bringing every single amenity from home.

Conestoga Ranch is ideal for just about anyone from business travelers to couples to families. They have facilities to accommodate groups and events as well. Guests will never feel they are "roughing it" at Conestoga Ranch, all the amenities of home are included all while enjoying sleeping outdoors. There is an on-site restaurant for open air dining, serving gourmet foods with a view of the ranch and lake.

1.Rooms & Suites at Conestoga Ranch

Rooms & Suites at Conestoga Ranch
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Guests can choose from four different styles of accommodations, depending upon their needs and preferences. Although Conestoga Ranch provides a spectacular glamping experience, there are rustic, traditional style tents available for a more true to camping visit for those wishing to rough it a little more. The Traditional Tents do not have bathrooms, but guests do have use of the private bathrooms located at the Main Lodge, which is where they may also shower. The tents come equipped with 1 king size bed and 2 twin beds for a maximum occupancy of four people. They feature a rug, chair and very high ceiling heights but do not have electricity. Fire pits are located at each tent for guest use. These are the most cost effective accommodations at Conestoga Ranch.

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2.More Accommodation Options

More Accommodation Options
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The Grand Tents are a step up in luxury camping. They feature electricity, ensuite bathrooms complete with showers, Western themed furnishings, a safe for guests to keep their valuables and a mini-fridge. Guests can also use the fan provided for those warm, summer evenings to circulate air around the tent, or a heater for chilly, crisp evenings. The Grand Tents are available in three different sizes, depending upon the size of the party staying within. The Couples size tent features one king size bed; the six person tent comes with one king size bed behind a privacy wall and four twin beds; the eight person tent is furnished with one king bed which is separated by a wall from the two twin beds and two bunks. Each Grand Tent features its own deck with outdoor seating to enjoy the scenery. There are fire pits located at each Grand Tent for guests to roast marshmallows, s'mores, hot dogs or just to have a fire to enjoy for themselves.

Conestoga Wagons provide accommodations like no other hotel or camping site. These wagons are based on actual 19th century wagons with Old West charm. They appeal to kids and adults alike. The Wagons are available in a couple of sizes. The Couples Wagon features one king size bed and the Family Wagon includes a king size bed plus two bunks to sleep up to six people. The Wagons do not have bathrooms, therefore guests can use the Bath House at the Main Lodge. If there is a group of people traveling together, the wagons can be arranged in a circle to create their own little community. Several fire pits are located in and around the group of wagons for guests to use communally.

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3.Royal Bear Tent Suite

Royal Bear Tent Suite
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The ultimate in luxury and comfort comes with the Royal Bear Tent Suite, also called "The Joshua Tree". This hilltop tent provides guests with an exceptional glamping experience complete with a very spacious layout, supreme amenities and a calm, peaceful view of the entire ranch. Within this suite guests will find an iron-framed king size bed, a separate sitting area with Old West style furnishings, as well as an ensuite bathroom complete with a claw foot soaker tub for two and separate shower. There is a private fire pit, as well as Adirondack chairs for kicking back and relaxing. The separate seating area features an entertainment bar and leather club chairs, perfect for hosting small gatherings if you have friends staying at the Ranch as well. If guests get chilly, there is a storage space with extra handcrafted quilts and throws to keep warm and if the weather is warm, there is a ceiling fan to help cool down the space. The Joshua Tree is an ideal choice for VIP's, CEO's, couples honeymooning or anyone wishing to enjoy a superior glamping setting.

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The Campfire Grill Restaurant is the on-site restaurant serving gourmet cuisine in an open-air, Western feel atmosphere. The timber framed structure and old style chandeliers add to the Old West feeling, while the stunning views create a luxurious ambience. Guests can dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner depending upon the day of the week and seasonal hours. The Grill is open to the public as well so it is a good idea to make reservations. As an added treat, the Campfire Grill also serves wood-fired pizzas made fresh to order in the exhibition kitchen for all to look on.

Breakfast consists of a vast selection ranging from light choices such as granola all the way to hearty, belly-filling options like sausage gravy and biscuits with two eggs. Lunch features salads, sandwiches and other sides to choose from including baked beans and coleslaw. There is a kids menu available for lunch as well. The dinner menu is large and covers most tastes and preferences from wood-fired pizza to Strip Steak to Hickory Smoked Salmon. Children can choose from classic favorites like All-beef hot dogs or grilled cheese.

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5.More Dining Options

More Dining Options
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If guests wish to experience an outdoor cooking experience for themselves, grills are provided next to a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Barbeques and cooking grills are not, however, permitted at individual sites for safety reasons.

Between meals, if guests are looking for a light snack or something to quench their thirst, they can head to Shakes by the Lake for a signature milkshake, lemonade, or coffee or tea. There are always light snacks on hand as well as a selection of quick breakfast type items. They are located in the Main Lodge and open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The Campfire Grill Restaurant is fully licensed and serves beer and wine to patrons. Additionally, if guests wish to enjoy beer or wine in the privacy of their own tent or wagon, they can purchase both beer and wine at the General Store from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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6.Family Vacation Idea

Family Vacation Idea
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What better place to spend a family vacation than in Old West style at The Conestoga Ranch. Families will enjoy the spacious Grand Tents which will comfortably house everyone in their party. The private fire pits allow for quality family time by the fire making s'mores, hot dogs and roasting up marshmallows all while creating memories. Both firewood and s'mores kits are provided, complimentary, for the duration of guest vacations. Being right on Bear Lake, children and their parents can enjoy the many water activities available or just go for a refreshing swim. Complimentary use of cruiser bicycles is also available, great for family exploration. For added fun, there is an on-site playground for kids to climb and play and enjoy, plus a game tent for entertainment indoors.

Golf lovers will be happy to know that a round of golf isn't far away. Bear Lake Golf Course, a 9 hole par 36 course, is located at the Bear Lake Golf Facility in Garden City. The 3376 yard course offers golfers a challenging nine holes, with stunning mountain views. Since it has an "open to the public" policy, guests won't have any issue booking a tee time.

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The Conestoga Ranch is an idyllic setting for a dream come true wedding, with gorgeous lake views and an outstanding planning staff to assist along the way. The chef on-site at the Campfire Grill Restaurant strives to create the perfect menu for each couple's wishes and preferences. For weddings over 100 guests, the Ranch requires booking the entire ranch for a two day minimum in order to ensure the wedding receives the privacy it deserves and the freedom to celebrate well into the night without disturbing other guests. The on-site planning staff will work with each couple to create a wedding itinerary that will be sure to include every aspect of the pre-wedding, wedding day and the day after that each couple wishes to include.

Reunions, conferences and other group events are always welcome and encouraged at The Conestoga Ranch. There is a dedicated events tent which is perfect for hosting gatherings big and small, up to 100 people seated at round tables or 125 people in theater style seating. It sits atop the hills and overlooks the waters of Bear Lake. The roof is covered in durable canvas, but the sides open to the fresh air, creating an outdoor atmosphere. This is the ranch’s version of a "glamping ballroom". There is ample room for dancing the night away or other activities. For corporate groups, the on-site staff can assist in planning team building activities such as golf, yoga, cooking classes and more. The chef at the Grill is happy to work with each group to plan out the perfect meal plan.

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8.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation
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The Conestoga Ranch is outdoors, glamping resort and strives to be kind to the area surrounding the property. There are garbage facilities placed throughout the property to prevent littering of the natural setting, as well, smoking is prohibited anywhere on the Conestoga Ranch property. Pets are also not allowed for the safety and comfort of all guests.

For guest’s entertainment, there is live entertainment at the Campfire Grill Restaurant every Friday evening. Guests can enjoy the entertainment while sipping wine or enjoying an ale. With indoor or outdoor seating, guests can choose the atmosphere they prefer.

At times, there are special events such as cooking classes or contests, line dancing, scavenger hunts and much more. There is an events calendar which outlines all upcoming events.

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427 N Paradise Parkway, Garden City, Utah 84028, website, Phone: 385-626-7395

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Conestoga Ranch in Garden City, Utah