Bear Lake Luxury Camping Conestoga Ranch // Travel

September 5, 2016

View of Bear Lake at Conestoga Glamping Ranch

We had such a great time at our farewell to summer trip up to Bear Lake on the border of Utah and Idaho.  We loved doing a little camping, or should I say glamping at Bear Lake’s Conestoga Ranch Glamping Resort.  Bear Lake is such a gem, and has the most gorgeous views!  If you haven’t been there, I’d strongly recommend it!  It is one of our favorite places to go as a family!

The first night of our stay, we stayed in one of the grand tents (the Olympus Tent) at Conestoga Ranch.  It had two sets of bunkbeds, and two twin beds and a queen sized bed!  The tents really are so amazing.  You definitely get a feel for camping, but also get a the experience of a Resort.  The grand tents feel large inside, and have an area for the bunk beds, and an area for the large bed, and a full bathroom!  The second night we stayed in one of their unique covered wagons, and the kids absolutely loved it!  It was a dream come true for them!   I’ll be sure to list everything you need to go before you go Glamping at Conestoga Ranch below!

Grand Tent at Conestoga Ranch Bear Lake

Bear Lake Family Friendly Glamping Resort Rentals for Kids

Glamping Resort at Bear Lake Utah

Norah’s Dress: Flor De Luz Shop | My Top and Blanket: Flor De Luz Shop | My Hat: Gigi Pip | Bag: Filanthropik Threads |Wooden Airplane: Little Cottonwood

Bear Lake Family Friendly Glamping Resort Rentals for Kids

Glamping Resort at Bear Lake Utah

 


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Where to Eat: Best Restaurants In Bear Lake // Travel

August 29, 2016

Bear Lake Restaurant Conestoga Ranch Campfire Grill Bear Lake Utah

We just returned from a lovely end of summer stay up at Bear Lake at the new Conestoga Ranch Glamping resort.  One of the best part about staying at the Ranch is the no-fuss packing.  It makes it so easy to pack a few things and head out Glamping since everything is there for you, including an amazing restaurant on-site!

Campfire Grill Restaurant is such a great addition to the Bear Lake Dining Scene.  The food is sophisticated and tasty, and you can dine at the restaurant even if you aren’t staying at the Ranch.

Bear Lake Restaurant Conestoga Ranch Campfire Grill Bear Lake Utah

The open air restaurant makes it such a fun location to dine at, with a great view of the Lake, and a nice breeze with a hint of campfire in the air.

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire Grill

The first morning we spent at Conestoga Ranch Glamping Resort, we headed down the hill from our grand tent to have some breakfast at Campfire Grill.  The Food was so amazing, we got a variety of items, and my family ate every bit!  It was not only beautiful and well presented, but so flavorful, unique, and fresh.  The homemade granola in the yogurt parfait was amazing!  We also tried the fresh fruit plate, the breakfast hash scramble, the pulled pork biscuits with gravy, fresh orange juice, and berry pancakes. We all loved it!

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire Grill

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire Grill

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire Grill

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire Grill

Bear Lake Restaurant Breakfast Campfire GrillAfter spending the day at the lake, we decided to head back to the Campfire Grill for dinner.
We worked up an appetite at the lake, and we ordered some really great items off of their dinner menu. 


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Favorite Road Trip Essentials for Kids // Skeeter Nut Free

August 26, 2016

Road Trip Essentials for Family Travel

With school starting this week, we decided to head out on one last summer adventure as a family. A road trip up to Bear Lake on the border of Utah and Idaho ended up being the perfect farewell to summer! We found the most amazing Glamping Resort called Conestoga Ranch, that was just what we were looking for, and made it so easy for us to just show up and enjoy our time together.  The kids ran around the ranch and played hide n’ seek, ate s’mores and told stories by the fire, played make believe in the tent, and even got to sleep in a covered wagon one night!  They were in absolute heaven!

Travel Snacks for Kids

Nut Free Healthy Snack options for Kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids

S'more Kits for Kids

Travel Snacks for Kids

Our kids have always been great little road trippers and travelers. Ever since they were young, I have always taken the time to pack each of them a little travel pack to take with us on our travels to keep them occupied and happy. It has always worked like a charm. The key is I never tell them what I am going to put inside, and I don’t allow them to break into the pack until they really start to get antsy during the trip. 

Travel and Road Trip Essentials for Kids

Here are a few of my favorite travel pack essentials I like to pack for my kids:

    • Skeeter Nut Free: Usually it isn’t five minutes into the trip before my kids start asking for a snack. Instead of having to haul around all the snacks for everyone, I like to pack them in their travel packs so they have access to a snack when they are ready. My family loves these Skeeter Nut Free snacks. They come in several different flavors, and are the perfect little snack to pack along for a trip. These delicious cookies are also nut-free and produced in a facility without nuts, so you don’t need to worry about traveling with passengers with nut allergies. It wasn’t until recently when my kids started going to school with friends with severe nut allergies that I realized the importance of having good snack options that are both safe and inclusive for everyone. It isn’t enough for them to have snacks that do not contain nuts, but they also have to be produced in facilities that are totally nut-free. Any little speck of tree nut or peanut can send them into Anaphylaxis, and could threaten their life. I had no idea that this was an issue, and I’m so glad that there are companies like Skeeter Nut Free around to help bring awareness and provide good options for safe snacking in my kids’ nut-free classrooms. As a mom who is constantly checking labels, I appreciate that all of their snacks are made from all natural ingredients, free of high fructose corn syrup, made with whole grains, and are free of trans fats. You can find their products through the store locator online or Skeeter Nut Free is also sold at Target and on Amazon!
      Travel and Road Trip Essentials for Kids

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