Capitol Reef Resort – Wagon Glamping in South-Central Utah

Conestoga Covered Wagons at Capitol Reef ResortCapitol Reef Resort, in Torrey, Utah, offers one-of-a-kind experience experiences just outside Capitol Reef National Park – including covered wagon glamping!

Capitol Reef National Park, located in south-central Utah, is one of the country’s newest and most popular national parks. It is smack dab in the heart of red rock country and filled with incredible cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges.

The park’s towering red cliffs provide a breathtaking backdrop for Capitol Reef Resort, which is only 5 miles south, on highway 12, with amenities as spectacular as the views!

Capitol Reef Resort

Some “resorts” leave you questioning if they truly understand the meaning of the word. Not Capitol Reef Resort!

Beyond the stunning National Park in their back yard, Capitol Reef offers multiple outdoor activities. Horseback trail riding, llama day hikes, four-wheeling Jeep safaris, world-class fly-fishing, and more.

Capitol Reef Resort also offers an on-site restaurant, hot tub, swimming pool, and a wide range of accommodations. Options range from comfortable hotel guest rooms, vaulted ceiling cabins, luxury teepees, or a Conestoga covered wagon.

It’s all down to personal taste, of course but the glamping options seem the most tempting and appropriate, given the natural surroundings.

Luxury Wagon Glamping

Conestoga covered wagons are real, handcrafted, wooden wagons based on authentic, 19th century designs. Don’t be fooled, however. What looks like living arrangements straight out of the wild west are, in fact, luxury accommodations with plenty of modern amenities.

Covered Wagon Glamping at Capitol Reef ResortThese covered glamping wagons are insulated and water-resistant, with power, lights, flat screen TVs, and air conditioning. Each wagon sleeps up to 6, with a double pillow top king bed and two sets of twin bunk beds. Private, key-card accessed bathrooms are just a few steps away and you’ll also enjoy the fire pit right outside your wagon.

Best of all, you’ll have expansive, Red Cliff views during the day and absolutely jaw-dropping starscapes at night. The Capitol Reef area is home to some of the clearest, star-filled night skies in the country, with little light pollution. In fact, the International Dark-Sky Association recognized Capitol Reef National Park as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park in 2015.

Camping Wagons

Add some rustic luxury to your lodging options with Conestoga Covered Wagons.

Our authentic wooden wagons are handcrafted right here in the USA. Power can be provided by an RV hook up, solar panels, or even a standard car battery when electricity is not an option. Further, our wagon configurations can be customized to fit your lodging needs – learn more!

Covered Wagon Glamping at Goosewing Ranch, WY

Covered Wagon Glamping at Goosewing RanchGoosewing Ranch is a historic guest ranch on the edge of Grand Teton National Park, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. At an elevation of 7,400 feet, they provide an experience many others only wish they could offer – and that includes covered wagon glamping, too!

Goosewing Ranch is a historic working ranch that was re-imagined as a guest ranch. Goosewing’s unique location allows for multi-day pack-trips into the Gros Ventre Wilderness, flyfishing, lots of wildlife, and so much more. It also provides easy access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as well as rafting on the Snake River.

In fact, it would probably take a full week to sample even half of the experiences offered at their Wyoming guest ranch. First, you’ll want to choose your accommodations at the ranch. Goosewing Ranch offers a variety of lodging options including 2-bedroom family cabins and smaller, private cabins.

As you can probably guess, however, we have our eyes on one of their 4 Conestoga glamping wagons

Glamping at Goosewing Ranch

Covered Wagon Glamping at Goosewing RendezvousGoosewing Ranch added Goosewing Rendezvous to the ranch as a separate glamping camp in 2017.

Goosewing Rendezvous is four miles northeast of Goosewing Ranch and located at a greater elevation of 8,400 feet. The remote locale provides numerous opportunities for horseback riding, wildlife spotting, hiking, and fishing. Learn survival skills, Dutch oven cooking, how to care for a horse, and soak up the Gros Ventre beauty.

There’s no cell coverage at Goosewing Rendezvous, and extremely limited internet. Don’t worry, though. You’ll have a dedicated chef, a wrangler/guide, and an event coordinator at your service to make up for it.

And how about those accommodations?

Goosewing Rendezvous Wagon Glamping

Lodging at Goosewing Rendezvous consists of four of our Conestoga pioneer wagons, able to sleep up to 17 guests.

Three of the wagons contain a king bed and three twins set up as bunks to sleep five. The fourth wagon offers a king bed and a seating area to accommodate one couple. Each wagon also has its own, detached bath cabin with a shower, toilet, sink and vanity.

The wagons are equipped with propane lights, lanterns, battery-operated lamps, and solar-powered outlets and USB ports. Heat for the wagons and bath cabins is provided by propane heaters.

This video from the Goosewing Rendezvous site gives an idea of the spaciousness inside a Conestoga Covered Wagon:

A Cabin … Or A Wagon?

You may be wondering what accommodations provide the better experience: a cabin or a wagon? This comment from an August 2018 Goosewing Ranch guest may provide some clarity:

Our family of four spent two nights in a covered wagon and three nights in a cabin at Goosewing. The covered wagon, in particular, was awesome.

As you can see, Conestoga Wagon Co.™ brand handcrafted wagons provide all the best aspects of “roughing it,” along with the expected comfort and convenience of glamping. Take a closer look.