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Eclipse Glamping Package

CONESTOGA RANCH GLAMPING RESORT OFFERS ECLIPSE GLAMPING PACKAGE, AUG. 20-21
Eclipse Enthusiasts Can Enjoy the Solar Event with Themed Visit to Bear Lake, Utah

Northern Utah’s luxury glamping destination, Conestoga Ranch, is rolling out the red carpet for the August 21 total solar eclipse. A one-night lodging package is available to help guests maximize the highly anticipated, rare occasion. Conestoga Ranch’s location near the event horizon will allow guests to experience 80 percent eclipse totality.

All-inclusive rates start at $195 per person based on double occupancy. Guests may choose to lodge in a Conestoga wagon, Grand Tent with en-suite bathroom, or Traditional Tent. The resort provides multiple private bathrooms with showers for guests with accommodations other than Grand Tents.

 

 

In addition to one-night accommodations, the Eclipse Glamping Package includes:

  • Special “Half Moon Pizza” dinner at the Campfire Grill Restaurant – wood-fired pizzas cut into “Half Moons” in honor of the eclipse
  • Eclipse Goodie Bag w/ solar- and lunar-inspired snacks
  • Special eclipse safety goggles
  • Morning Yoga with “Sunrise Salutations”
  • Breakfast at Campfire Grill Restaurant with fresh carrot juice to energize eyesight for the eclipse viewing
  • Eclipse Guide – how to best (and safely) experience the eclipse

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

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH GLAMPING RESORT

Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en-suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, Event Tent, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes.

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Utah’s Glamping Season is Upon Us

CONESTOGA RANCH’S CELEBRATORY OPENING WEEKEND FOR GLAMPING OFFERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES

Promotion for Early Season Glamping Reservations Available Until May 1

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – Entering its third season as Utah’s premiere, luxury glamping destination, Conestoga Ranch has lined up an opening weekend that offers guests a wealth of diversions and unique dining experiences for the whole family. The May 19 to 21 celebration, adjacent to Utah’s turquoise-colored Bear Lake, is an all-inclusive weekend, starting at $140 per person for adults and $85 for kids under 12 (taxes, alcohol, and food & beverage service charge are additional). A 15 percent savings on reservations made by May 1 for the early season period, May 19 through 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 on Friday, 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 a 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. Saturday’s lunch 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 here.
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, says, “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 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, UT and Jackson, WY, making the ranch an ideal stop when traveling to/from Yellowstone National Park.

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

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com.

Expanding Your Social Media Horizons

If your social media strategy is limited to throwing up occasional posts on your social channels, it’s time to rethink and expand your approach to keep up with the competition.

Since 2010, Redhead Marketing & PR has implemented and managed customized social media strategies for several different types of clients in various industries, including hospitality, retail, politics, and real estate. We have found that one aspect of a successful social media strategy is to develop partnerships with social media influencers. This means working with brands and media whose followers belong to your target audience. These partnerships coupled with consistent, engaging content and a social plan that integrates with the overall marketing strategy are crucial to a successful online presence that also complements SEO efforts.

We see countless businesses missing the mark on their social media and not implementing it as a consistent part of their communications efforts. This is typically due to lack of time and/or lack of social media expertise. As marketing becomes more specialized, so too does social media as just one component of the communications mix.

Below are some examples of social media partnerships we created for Southern California (Epic Pictures, a film production company) and Utah (glamping resort Conestoga Ranch) clients over the summer. The desirable end results included increasing the following for and reach of our clients’ social media accounts and improving engagement. All of this requires time and consistency that many businesses can’t devote in house staff to, which is, of course, where Redhead Marketing & PR comes to the rescue. Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you improve your social presence.

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Father’s Day Glamping Festivities at Conestoga Ranch

Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
901.2071 | Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com
conestogaranch.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2016

CONESTOGA RANCH CELEBRATES DADS ALL WEEKEND LONG FOR FATHER’S DAY

Dads Will Receive Royal Glamping Treatment with Fun Competitions, Free Barbecue, and More

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – For the fathers who love to camp with their kids, Conestoga Ranch invites families to take Dad glamping this Father’s Day weekend at Bear Lake, Utah’s premiere luxury camping destination. The ranch has lined up a program of music, competitions, and even a free barbecue dinner for Dad to celebrate fathers all weekend long in Garden City.

“We know how much time and effort many fathers have put in to taking their families on camping adventures, so we have lined up a weekend where camping is made easy as a way of giving back to Dad,” says Tom Hendrick, one of five partners who opened the glamping resort to rave reviews last summer.

Father’s Day weekend festivities kick off on June 17 with a Western Barbecue at the resort’s Campfire Grill Restaurant. The barbecue dinner is complimentary for fathers. The menu features barbecue ribs and chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, a selection of sides, and s’mores for dessert. The price per person is $24 for adults and $16 for kid under 12 (tax and gratuity is additional). Live entertainment will be provided by Sam DeLeeuw, a poet, humorist and emcee.

Following a fun Saturday of adventure and recreation at Bear Lake, Conestoga Ranch invites fathers to take each other on in some friendly competition with a a bag toss and ping pong tournament from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Winners will earn prizes from Conestoga Ranch’s General Store. There will also be a pizza- making contest for Dads judged by resident pizza chef Cassidy Hudson. The crowned pizza winner will receive a one-night stay in a conestoga wagon during the 2016 season on a Sunday through Thursday night.

Saturday night’s entertainment at Campfire Grill Restaurant will feature Outlaw western music by GT Hurley, a Montana-based singer-songwriter.

All dads staying at Conestoga Ranch during Father’s Day weekend will receive a $50 credit for their next visit to the resort during the 2016 season.

The Following is a schedule of activities for the weekend:

Friday, June 17:
5:30 p.m. – Western Barbecue begins
6:30 p.m. – Live music by Sam DeLeeuw

Saturday June 18:
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – bean toss and ping pong tournament; pizza-making contest
6:30 p.m. – Live music by GT Hurley

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ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grant Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit conestogaranch.com.

Glamping Resort Announces New Chef

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Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
435.901.2071 | Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com
conestogaranch.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2016

BEAR LAKE, UTAH’S CAMPFIRE GRILL RESTAURANT WELCOMES NEW CHEF AND UPDATED MENUS FOR THE SUMMER 2016 SEASON

Fresh, Local Ingredients to be Served in Conestoga Ranch’s Open-Air Restaurant Beginning May 13

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – The Campfire Grill Restaurant, located at Conestoga Ranch, is set to open for the summer season on May 13 with a new chef and new menu creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Vincent Liberato, who joins Bear Lake’s glamping destination after having been a chef at several fine hotels and restaurants in Pennsylvania, has crafted a menu that focuses on traditionally influenced American cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. He also plans to bring back some guest favorites.

The timber-framed, open-air restaurant was well received last summer by locals and visitors, who welcomed the more elevated, healthier dining venue at Bear Lake. Chef Vincent’s goal is to create flavorful, varied cuisine and to become known for offering the best burger in the region. The lunch and dinner menus feature a Bear Lake Wagyu beef burger. The beef is also used in the Black + Blue dinner appetizer, which is Wagyu sosatie (a South African meat skewer) with grilled tomato, blue cheese and crostini. Campfire Grill Restaurant will offer something for even the most discerning foodie with selections that include pasta, seafood and chicken. There is also a kids’ menu for lunch and dinner.

Excited to realize his dream of experiencing the West, Chef Vincent says it was an easy decision to spend the summer at Conestoga Ranch. “While glamping elevates the camping experience, I wanted to create an accessible, but gourmet menu with a hint of cowboy cuisine that complements the higher end yet friendly experience the ranch offers guests,” he explains. “Campfire Grill’s beautiful, open setting makes for a unique and relaxed dining experience.”

The wood-fired, artisan pizzas will return this summer with some new offerings like BBQ Chicken (pulled chicken, bbq sauce, mozzarella, caramelized onions). Additional dinner highlights are BBQ Rubbed Pork Chop and Hickory Smoked Salmon with a maple glaze.

The lunch menu features a sampling of fresh salads and sandwiches. “It’s a great mix of lighter and heartier items, and we have the ability to accommodate bus tours and groups who may be passing through to see Bear Lake going to or from Yellowstone and Teton national parks,” Liberato says.

A full-service breakfast menu has been designed to offer Bear Lake enthusiasts delicious, satisfying options to fuel up for a day of water and mountain recreation. Offerings range from granola with seasonal fruit and Greek yogurt to three egg omelets and brioche French toast. A continental breakfast will be available at Shake at the Lake when the restaurant is closed.

Campfire Grill Restaurant is open May 13 to October 2 to both guests of Conestoga Ranch and the public and will offer live music on weekends. For more info, menus and hours, visit http://conestogaranch.com/wp/campfire-grill/

Restaurant Hours:

May 13-June 12: open Thursday through Sunday
June 13-Sept 11: open 7 days a week
Sept 12-Oct 1: open Thursday through Sunday

Breakfast: 8 am to 10 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm to 10 pm

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH

Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grant Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit conestogaranch.com.

Conestoga Ranch Adds Event Amenities

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Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
435.901.2071 | Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com
conestogaranch.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2016

UTAH’S NEWEST GLAMPING DESTINATION, CONESTOGA RANCH, ADDS BEAUTIFUL AMENITIES FOR WEDDINGS, MEETINGS AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – Conestoga Ranch, a high-end glamping resort in Northern Utah is poised to become Bear Lake’s premiere destination for weddings, corporate retreats and a variety of other private events. An expansive reception tent is being constructed to maximize the 18-acre property’s stunning view of Bear Lake’s turquoise-colored waters. A new Royal Tent Suite will offer the resort’s most luxurious, spacious and private accommodations for couples getting married, honeymooners, or anyone seeking an even more upscale lodging experience than the Grand Tents offer.

The Event Tent will be perched on the hillside overlooking Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains. With 1,700 square feet of space and 15 foot ceiling heights at its peak, the Event Tent can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests seated at rounds or 125 theatre/ceremony style. The resort’s onsite event planner can assist in all aspects of coordination for weddings, corporate groups, family reunions, and any other celebration. The multi-function space features built-in power to accommodate any creative expression or need, ranging from a wedding band, DJ or corporate presentations and slide shows. The tent measures 50 by 20 feet when the canvas sides are closed, and 50 by 34 feet with all sides open.   Two restrooms will be located in an adjacent structure.

“The Event Tent promises to be Bear Lake’s most spectacular private party venue,” says Tom Hendrick, one of the owners of Conestoga Ranch. “After our opening last year, many guests inquired about our private function capabilities, so in response to all the interest, we designed the Event Tent to be customizable for a vast range of celebrations and gatherings.”

The resort will plan memorable weekends for wedding parties and their guests with programming that includes a welcome reception, outdoor adventure activities, a pig roast and line dancing rehearsal dinner, groom’s luncheon, a romantic ceremony and wedding reception, and farewell breakfast. The resort’s event planner works with each couple to impeccably manage every last detail of a wedding weekend to forever cherish.

Designed to offer a romantic, honeymoon-style experience, the new Royal Tent Suite provides ample space for brides to get ready for their big day, a comfortable seating area, king-size bed with plush linens, and a private, outdoor seating area complete with lounge chairs and a campfire. The en suite bathroom features a cast-iron soaking tub and separate shower.

Recognizing its appeal to large families and groups, Conestoga Ranch is adding more wagon circles so those visiting together can create their own enclave and enjoy close proximity around a shared firepit.

Conestoga Ranch offers concierge services to create itineraries for groups that include on-site meals, and activities and excursions such as horseback riding, ATV and water equipment rentals.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grant Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit conestogaranch.com.

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Yoga & Culinary Retreats, Lodging Deals at Conestoga Ranch

CONESTOGA RANCH CELEBRATES INDIAN SUMMER AT UTAH’S BEAR LAKE WITH CULINARY SEMINARS AND FITNESS WEEKEND PACKAGES; SEPTEMBER SPECIALS

Pose & Paddle Retreat Combines Yoga and Paddleboarding; Campfire Culinary Adventures Includes Interactive, Glamping-Themed Cooking Seminars

Conestoga Ranch, a new glamping resort in Northern Utah, is enticing guests to enjoy Indian summer with two activity-packed weekends that take full advantage of the resort’s amenities and location along Bear Lake’s turquoise-colored waters. Those passionate about cooking are invited to embark on Campfire Culinary Adventures, September 18-20 with a chef and sommelier from the renowned Park City Culinary Institute to take camping cuisine to exciting new levels. Outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will be treated to Pose & Paddle, September 25-27, a weekend of outdoor yoga, stand up paddleboarding and hiking. The resort will also offer attractive promotional specials from September 8 to 30.

Chef Julie Paine from the renowned Park City Culinary Institute will team up with her husband, Sommelier Greg Neville, to offer hands-on, glamping cooking seminars for the whole family that utilize the Campfire Grill’s demonstration-style kitchen, wood-burning oven and outdoor fire pits. Guests will discover how to create gourmet dishes like artisan pizzas, trout en papiillote with potatoes and gourmet variations of skillet s’mores. An autumn-themed wine seminar will also be offered. Package pricing includes two nights lodging and three seminars during which participants will feast on their creations: Pricing is $599 per person in a Grand Tent, including wine seminar ($559 w/o wine); $549 per person in a Conestoga Wagon ($509 without wine). Children under 17 are welcome to participate for an additional $100. Tax is additional, and pricing is based on double occupancy. The reservation deadline is September 9 with a minimum of 12 participants required.

The Pose & Paddle retreat will be lead by outdoor enthusiasts and accomplished yoga and paddleboarding instructors based in Park City, Utah, Joie Astudillo and Hanna Lorenz. Participants will enjoy five activities throughout the weekend that include stand up paddleboarding on Bear Lake, outdoor yoga practices, and even a beautiful hike that incorporates yoga. Two nights lodging, a healthy menu with prix-fixe meals, activities and paddleboards are included for $400 per person for a wagon and $450 for a Grand tent. Tax is additional, and pricing is based on double occupancy. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats. The reservation deadline is September 16 with a minimum of 10 participants required.

“Conestoga Ranch offers ideal amenities combined with a spectacular location to host a variety of retreats. Culinary and fitness tourism are travel trends that have exploded in popularity, and we are excited to partner with experts in their respective fields to offer unforgettable weekends that maximize our unique offerings, accommodations and setting,” says Tom Hedges, one of five partners behind the development of Conestoga Ranch. “We’ve designed these retreats to appeal to couples, co-workers, groups of girlfriends or guy friends, as well as families who seek camaraderie, fitness, fine cuisine and a respite from life’s hectic pace.”

The resort is also offering a Campfire Grill dining credit of $25 per night per accommodation September 8 to 30. There is an additional promotion guests may opt for when booking longer stays: book two nights and get a third free.

Reservations for the Pose & Paddle and Campfire Culinary Adventures weekends can be made by calling 844-GO-GLAMP.

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ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Situated along the shores of Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 160 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from glamping tents, traditional tents and authentically styled conestoga wagons. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and glamping tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, the Campfire Grill restaurant, shake shack, General Store, activities field and Wi-Fi. Paddleboards and other water recreation equipment are available for rent. For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com.

 

 

Conestoga Ranch Hits the SLC TV Networks

Redhead Marketing & PR arranged for several live TV segments on the Salt Lake City networks for Conestoga Ranch on May 27 and 28. The glamping resort, which is opening July 1 at Bear Lake, was able to transport a furnished conestoga wagon from Garden City, Utah to feature as part of the coverage. It was a prop that received a lot of attention both on the streets of downtown and at the networks! In fact, the wagon was such a hit on 2 News This Morning that the producers made a last minute decision to include the resort on the “Fresh Living” show later that same day.

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Once again, traditional media coverage proved to be hugely valuable. Web traffic and social media activity spiked significantly, and the reservation agents were kept quite busy with phones ringing steadily.

Below are links to the segments for your viewing pleasure.

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KUTV 2 Fresh Living

KUTV 2 News This Morning

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Conestoga Ranch SLC Media Blitz

We are  pleased to see the tremendous early response for Conestoga Ranch, a glamping resort set to open July 1 along the shores of beautiful Bear Lake that straddles the Utah-Idaho border near Garden City. The resort, which features glamping tents and conestoga wagons, coupled with amenities like dining, an activity field, bath house, game tent and more, is already 30 percent booked for the summer.

The media response has been just as enthusiastic from both national and regional outlets. We have lined up several, live television appearances in Salt Lake City (Bear Lake’s biggest market for visitors) for one of the partners who will be accompanied by a conestoga wagon in which interviews will be conducted. This is sure to be quite a spectacle and make a big impact. The resort was recently featured on KSL-5’s evening news, and received $25,000 worth of bookings the following day. This is a great reminder that traditional PR continues to be influential in raising product awareness and credibility…and it’s one of the most cost-effective forms of marketing.

Here’s this week’s schedule of live television segments in Salt Lake City for those wishing to tune in – we’ll be sure to post links afterward.

Wednesday, May 27
KSL-5: 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 28
ABC-4: 7:15 a.m. (they’ll be doing more filming after the live segment to use for their noon Fresh Living show on a subsequent date)

KUTV-2: 11:40 a.m.

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