Utah’s Glamping Season is Upon Us


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 or call 844-GO-GLAMP.

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

Alpine Distilling BAC Breathalyzers

New Park City Distillery’s Mission is to Promote Responsible Drinking

While Utah’s legislature was considering a bill to lower the state’s legal alcohol limit from .08 to .05 for drivers, distiller Rob Sergent was already making arrangements for Alpine Distilling to become a local distributor of BACtrack. The sleek, mini BACtrack GO keychain breathalyzers are intended to make it convenient for individuals to ensure they are being responsible drinkers. Designed to quickly and accurately determine blood alcohol content, they are now available for purchase for just $29.99 at Alpine Distilling’s Silver Creek location.

“As a socially conscious brand, one of our missions is to promote responsible drinking, and I think becoming a distributor of the BACtrack Go key chains really supports that,” Sergent says. “We hope that having these devices makes it easier to be safe, law-abiding citizens, regardless of what the legal limit is. They certainly offer some piece of mind for those just looking to enjoy an evening out.”

In addition to selling the BACtrack Go keychains, Alpine Distilling has a package license. Traveler’s Rest Single Malt Whiskey is now available for purchase. The Consumer Tasting SIP Gold Award Winner, Lafayette Spice Flavored Whiskey is currently being bottled and will be available mid-April with Preserve Liqueur, SIP Platinum Medal winner, to follow shortly.

Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at



New Client The Paint Mixer Hosts Several Events in April

We are pleased to now be managing marketing and public relations for The Paint Mixer! With studios in Park City, Utah and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, The Paint Mixer offers an entertaining forum for participants to create works of art while mingling, and no painting experience is required. They host on- and off-site private events for corporate groups and other parties, in addition to offering fun theme nights for the public. The press release below highlights their upcoming kids camp in partnership with University of Utah, as well as an array of events throughout April.


Several Additional Painting Events Will be Held at the Sugar House and Park City Studios
Throughout April

The Paint Mixer and the University of Utah are partnering to offer a Brush into Spring camp for kids ages 6 to 12 during school break. Children are invited to develop their painting skills and satisfy their appetite for creating art with this fun, spring-themed class. Utilizing acrylic and canvas, kids will discover different expressive techniques and create a personal connection to their own masterpieces. Focusing on technique and development of individual artistic style, instructors will guide kids to a deeper understanding of the medium while they paint works of arts that will impress family and friends.

Two Brush into Spring sessions will be held at The Paint Mixer’s Sugar House location, April 10 to April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The tuition is $215 per session. Online registration and more details are available at:

Additional April Events at The Paint Mixer are listed below.

Sugar House Studio:

April 5, 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Utah Nature Foundation
$40, all ages, portion of proceeds to benefit UNF
Paint the Eagle Owl painting. Earthwings will bring live owls to the studio.

April 13, 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Halo Family Services
$45 includes complimentary appetizers, 21+ Event
Participants will paint the Cosmic Arch. Portion of proceeds to benefit Halo Family Services.

April 14th, 7:00pm
Hip Hop Night. Paint custom designs on vinyl records while enjoying the best of hip hop music!
$30, 21+ Event

April 11 and 25, 6:30 pm
Off-Site Paint Wine & Dine at Hotel RL in Salt Lake City. Paint on the hotel’s “Living Stage,” and the event will be broadcast in Hotel RL rooms across the country. Space is limited.
$35, 21+ event

Park City Studio:

April 1, 11:00 am
Brunch Class with Donuts and Mimosas
$35, 21+ event
Paint Park City’s Main Street and enjoy $3 mimosas and complimentary donuts from Little Donuts!

April 19, 6:00-9:00 pm
Pet Portrait Night
$50, 21+ event
Participants can bring in photos of their pet and be guided on painting their own masterpiece.

Offering a unique mix of art and entertainment for all ages, The Paint Mixer has studios in two locations: Park City’s Main Street and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City. In addition to a variety of theme nights, on- and off-site events for corporate groups and private parties are offered regularly. An artist leads participants, who need not have painting skills, through fun, step-by-step instruction to recreate a featured work of art. Music, mingling with others, and wine/beer/food tastings create a fun and relaxed social setting conducive to connecting, discovering and expressing. At the end of each session, guests depart with their masterpieces and fond memories. In addition to theme nights for the public, The Paint Mixer hosts private gatherings for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, teen workshops, bridal/baby showers, and more. For more info, visit


12 Social Media Tips for New Businesses

Presenting 12 social media tips in honor of 12 days of Christmas (we could go on and on, but we are sticking to the holiday theme!).

A reporter recently asked us to provide some social media advice for entrepreneurs, so we figured we’d share them here as well. These apply not only to new businesses but to ALL businesses who want to make their social presence more effective and powerful. Try implementing some of these for your company’s New Year’s social media resolutions!

blog-header-social-media-101-1024x7681) When launching your business on social media, use the platforms that you are both familiar with and where your audience is likely to be present. We often see businesses on too many platforms that they don’t have the ability to manage.

2) Don’t mix business with pleasure. Create separate accounts for your company. One of our pet peeves is when people use their personal social media accounts to promote their businesses. These should be separate accounts .

3) Ensure your posts are grammatically correct! Nothing screams lack of professionalism more than grammar and spelling errors.

4) Don’t post in the first person, especially if your company is a brand and not an individual, politician or celebrity.

5) Experiment with different times of day with your posts to discover if there are days/times that receive more engagement.

6) Use social media to drive traffic to your website to boost your organic SEO. Links to your blog and other pages on your website should accompany posts when appropriate.

7) Respond to both positive AND negative comments/reviews in a professional, timely manner to demonstrate strong customer service.

8) Social media strategy should be implemented into your overall marketing plan and branding.

9) Be consistent in your voice and messaging on your own accounts and when engaging with other businesses on theirs. Too many people posting can be detrimental to your brand while confusing your followers. Designate one or two individuals on your team to manage your social media campaign.

10) Post regularly to keep your following engaged. This is also an experiment to find out what frequency of posting performs best for your business. A great way to ensure regularly is to create a monthly calendar of content. It’s important to also be nimble, but a calendar generally keeps everyone on track and results in businesses being more likely to post.

11) Partner with social influencers whose following is likely to be your businesses’ customer demographic.

12) If your company’s staff is too busy or lacks the knowledge to take on social media, outsource it to an individual or agency (like Redhead Marketing & PR!) who understands your industry, consumer demographic, marketing strategy, and brand.

Cheers to A Spirited Ad

We are having so much fun handling the marketing and public relations for Alpine Distilling, a premium craft spirit distillery poised to launch shortly in Park City, Utah. It isn’t often that advise our clients to devote significant budget to print ads in the digital world we live in, but strategic ad placement makes sense for brand visibility in this case.

The ad we designed for Alpine Distilling can be seen in the winter issues of Big Life magazine and the Park City Menu Guide.

Thanks to our graphic designer extraordinaire Sue Randall for the lovely, clean layout and genius photographer Kyle Jenkins for the gorgeous photo!alpinedistilling_biglife

The Spirit of Alpine Distilling

Shortly before Park City, Utah-based High West Distillery sold for $160 million, Redhead Marketing & PR was thrilled to become the marketing and public relations firm for the world-class resort town’s newest craft distillery – Alpine Distilling. Why do we love working with them? Because they take inspiration from the outdoor, healthy, mountain lifestyle we love!

Our many areas of oversight for Alpine Distilling, include social media management, public relations, print advertising design, website maintenance and grassroots marketing. The brand of deliciously flavored spirits is enjoying and early,  enthusiastic response from locals and media. Below is our first press release for Alpine Distilling with more detail.

This morning, we had our first tasting for media. An editor and photographer from Utah Business magazine had a chance to start their morning with distiller Rob Sergent.




The Resort Town’s Newest Distillery Plans to Have Product Available by End of 2016

Park City, Utah – Alpine Distilling, Park City’s newest craft distillery opening this year in the Silver Creek neighborhood, recently earned two medals at the prestigious International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards. Preserve Liqueur, a tea, fruit and spice flavored liqueur received the highest Platinum award, and the StoneFruit & Primrose flavored Bourbon Whiskey was awarded Gold.

“We have worked very hard to create world-class products that are worthy of our renowned Park City, Utah location,” says Alpine Distilling’s Managing Director Robert Sergent. “Being recognized pre-launch with such high honors is very rewarding. Enthusiastic feedback from early tastings coupled with these two awards confirm that both the Preserve Liqueur and StoneFruit Bourbon are deliciously unique and approachable. We look forward to making them available to the public shortly.”

The 2016 SIP Awards featured a 98-member consumer judging panel perform double-blind tastings of 462 international brands. Their patented delivery system ensures a consistent, focused and accurate survey. More information is available at:

The United States Department of Agriculture invited Alpine Distilling to attend next month’s HKDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, Asia’s premier showcase of the alcoholic beverage industry. Alpine Distilling will have a booth at the show and looks forward to introducing the West’s newest premium spirit brand to the Asian market.

Alpine Distilling is a craft distillery specializing in flavored cordials based in Park City, Utah opening November 2016. The distillery’s first two products, Preserve Liqueur and StoneFruit Primrose Bourbon Whiskey, pay homage to classic spirits inspired by alpine settings and those who enjoy recreating in them. Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at







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.





Starting Summer 2016 with Exciting New Clients

It’s looking to be a red hot summer for Redhead Marketing & PR after what has been a fantastic first half of 2016 for our small, but robust, full-service marketing and communications firm based in Park City, Utah.

This month, we began working with two Southern California clients in two very different industries – luxury real estate and animated film. Equity Residences offers high net worth individuals the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of high-end vacation homes in many exciting destinations. Investors can vacation in the exclusive homes, earn dividends in the form of rental revenue, and have the opportunity for capital appreciation when homes are sold in the future. What a creative concept that makes it possible to own and enjoy many vacation homes! We are creating content for social media and blogs, and making some improvements to their website.

stellar #3 living room

Hollywood-based Epic Pictures is doing an initial, limited release of animated film, “Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon,” a sequel voiced by Ashlee Simpson and Alicia Silverstone. We are pleased to be managing the marketing and public relations in the Salt Lake City market for the adorable film about two canine astronauts going to the moon. Needless to say, our four-legged interns are quite thrilled to have landed this project! We are conceiving and managing grassroots marketing efforts, traditional public relations, and digital advertising in advance of the August 26 release date. The film will be showing in many Utah theaters in cities like Provo, Draper, Ogden and Salt Lake City. Stay tuned for more info about Space Dogs coming to a Utah theater near you!

space dogs promo

The third new client to announce is a special one – paralympic snowboard cross athlete and motivational speaker Nicole Roundy. We will be helping Nicole get media exposure for her motivational speaking engagements around the country, activities with sponsors, and snowboard competitions.


We are excited to team up with these diverse businesses. Additional clients we are currently working with include:

Conestoga Ranch

Carlton Landing, Oklahoma

Meds for Vets

Newpark Town Center

ActiCare Health

Compass Property Services

Julie Robideau Photography


Father’s Day Glamping Festivities at Conestoga Ranch

Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
901.2071 |


June 7, 2016


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


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

Glamping Resort Announces New Chef


Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
435.901.2071 |

April 20, 2016


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

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


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