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Conestoga Ranch overlooks Bear Lake

Entering its third season as Bear Lake, Utah’s, luxury glamping destination, Conestoga Ranch announced that it has lined up an opening weekend that offers guests a wealth of diversions and unique dining experiences for the whole family.

The May 19-21 celebration is an all-inclusive weekend, starting at $140 per person for adults and $85 for children under 12. A 15% savings on reservations made by May 1 for the early season period, May 19-June 15, is also available. The code early17pp may be used for online bookings or mentioned when making a phone reservation.

The opening weekend festivities will kick off with a welcome reception at Campfire Grill Restaurant May 19, providing a forum for guests to mingle. A tasting dinner will follow, featuring a preview of Chef Vincent Liberato’s new menu items and last season’s favorites.

After dinner, Utah State University astral expert Tom Westre will lead a stargazing session to give guests a tour of Bear Lake’s beautiful night sky. Visitors can close the evening with complimentary s’mores at their private fire pits.

Additional activities planned throughout the weekend include yoga practice and country swing dance lessons.

Off-site recreation like horseback riding, ATV rides, boating, fishing, and mountain biking can be arranged for an additional charge with Conestoga Ranch’s activity partners.

Lunch on Saturday, May 20, will feature Campfire Grill Restaurant’s all-you-can-eat artisan pizza, and a pig roast accompanied by live music will make for a festive dinner that evening. A farewell breakfast will be provided Sunday morning.

Complete details for opening weekend can be viewed at conestogaranch.com/opening-weekend-special/

Reservations for this special weekend can be made by calling 844-GO-GLAMP. Online bookings are not available.

Conestoga Ranch’s new General Manager, Clark Thornock, said in the announcement, “We look forward to continuing our tradition of offering a luxury resort experience that exposes guests to the magical aspects of camping without the cumbersome planning and gear that traditional camping often entails. Our friendly staff and on-site amenities make for a wonderful, unique getaway for couples, families, and groups.”

Last year’s addition of the Event Tent has rendered Conestoga Ranch a popular destination for corporate groups and weddings, the park reported. The resort also regularly hosts family reunions, bachelorette parties and other celebrations.

It is conveniently located two-and-a-half hours from Salt Lake City International Airport and halfway between Park City, Utah, and Jackson, Wyo., making the ranch an ideal stop when traveling to/from Yellowstone National Park.

For more info, visit conestogaranch.com or call 844-GO-GLAMP.