Garden City, Utah is best known as the gateway to Bear Lake—famous for its raspberry shakes and gorgeous turquoise-blue water. It’s also becoming known as a luxury glamping destination thanks to Conestoga Ranch. Entering its third year, the novelty outdoor experience seems to be a growing phenomenon across the country.
Through September 30, glamping guests can rent covered wagon bunk houses or grand tent accommodations with unexpected services like a fire valet and complementary s’mores kit. It’s a luxury hotel meets camping experience that appeals to both families and couples—at once communing with nature while still enjoying the availability of indoor plumbing and fine dining. Even onsite yoga practices are available to allow guests to recharge mentally and physically.
Aside from the spectacular views and unique living spaces, Conestoga Ranch also has another thing up its sleeve—Campfire Grill.
Until just recently, vacationers looking for good food with great views of the Caribbean of the West has few options. Now, town residents, visitors and glamping guests alike can head to Campfire Grill for breakfast, lunch and dinner options—in addition to a new Sunday brunch offering this season. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $14.95 per person with $1 mimosas available. Saturday nights also feature live music beginning at 6 p.m.
Housed in a large timber-framed tent structure on the Conestoga Ranch property near the sleeping wagons and activities tent, Campfire Grill has built a menu around the 700-degree wood-fired oven at the heart of the restaurant.
Whether your tastes lean toward a crispy pepperoni pizza with snappy soppresseta spread over tangy tomato-basil marinara or a farm-fresh offering in the Garden City signature salad featuring arugula, local raspberries, sunflower seeds, a chunk of honeycomb dripping with Slide Ridge Honey and a tantalizing raspberry vinaigrette dressing—Campfire Grill aims to please.
Snacks of BBQ chicken wings and truffled French fries are easily paired with craft beer offerings or enjoy a rosé wine with crispy Brussels sprouts cooled by the evening breeze as you watch the sun setting behind the covered wagons.
End your meal with a warm and gooey cast-iron skillet cookie topped with vanilla bean ice cream before retiring back to your campsite to take in Mother Nature’s own visual entertainment show as you roast marshmallows over the fire.
Camping has never been so glamorous!