Luxury off the beaten path can be discovered at our authentic Florida dude ranch, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, when guests arrive on 1,700 acres of nature, activities, and glamping accommodations overlooking the Kissimmee River. From Luxe Teepees to Luxury Glamping Tents, the opportunities for new experiences are endless, including our award-winning Saturday night rodeo. Now, guests of the dude ranch have the all-new option of camping in style like a 19th-century pioneer! Part of a multimillion-dollar accommodation expansion project at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, the inspired Luxe Conestoga Wagons are the latest addition to the unique lodging experiences available at our secluded dude ranch.
In the 19th century, Conestoga Wagons were large heavy covered wagons used to transfer cargo by horse or oxen. We’ve taken the idea of the wagon and have completely reinvented it for an unforgettable and immersive glamping experience with all the luxuries of today! Overlooking a vibrant stream where buffalo graze, each 495-square foot wagon features bespoke luxury décor and sleeps up to six guests providing the pinnacle of Florida luxury. The Wagons feature a king bed, twin bunk beds, a queen sleeper sofa, private en suite luxury bathroom, microwave, kitchenette sink, mini-refrigerator, electrical outlets, heating and air conditioning, plus a private porch with patio furnishings. A stay in a Luxe Conestoga Wagon includes private VIP concierge services and all-inclusive and unlimited activities throughout the ranch, such as horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting, archery, airboat rides, VIP access to the Saturday night rodeo, and much more.
The exterior design of the Conestoga Wagons preserves the traditional image of the wagons pioneers would travel in, while adding modern touches to enhance our guests’ Florida glamping experiences. The top of the wagons is a custom-designed canvas made from Herculite Natura ™ Fabric. Warm, stained Cedar sides the exterior walls and meets the canvas and creates the feeling of nostalgia for a time unknown. The Luxe Conestoga Wagons are held upright by authentic wagon wheels made from hickory wood with steel tires. Guests can appreciate custom-designed and fabricated yokes places in the front of the wagons, all carved from cedar blocks and stained finished with theme painted metal pipes to give them a rustic appearance. The wagons are lit by authentic lantern porch lights, and Adirondack chairs and barn wood barrel coolers are located on the back porch so guests can enjoy the vibrant Florida sunrise and sunset. Guests staying at the Luxe Conestoga Wagon glamping site, known as the Pioneer Village, can relax and unwind under the Florida stars and gather around the communal fire pit lit every night for fireside storytelling.
One of the last untouched pieces of Florida wilderness, the Luxe Conestoga Wagons at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo offers a vacation experience like no other. The design of our Conestoga Wagons is a premium offering of luxury camping unprecedented by any other company in Florida and we nominate the Conestoga Wagons for the Best Exterior Design Award.