Conestoga Wagon Camping – A One Of A Kind Camping Experience
My family and I were very excited when we received the invite to go spend a day at The Rock Ranch and experience overnight wagon Camping! Have you ever camped in a wagon? I have been camping before but not quite like this. Experience living like a pioneer by camping overnight in a Conestoga Wagon. I was hosted for the day at The Rock Ranch to help facilitate this review, but as always all opinions are my own.
About The Rock Ranch
The Rock Ranch, founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-Fil-A, is a beautiful 1,500-acre ranch located one hour from Atlanta in The Rock, Georgia. It’s a place where families can come to enjoy good family fun! Be prepared to spend a full day of family fun at The Rock Ranch. They have so many activities for the kids like zip lining, paddle boats, fishing, rock climbing, and so much more! The Rock Ranch, is dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families” but also accommodates school field trips and business team building.
Conestoga Wagon Camping
It’s like you are glamping in a Conestoga Wagon at The Rock Ranch! This unique experience of camping allows you the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors without pitching a tent or unrolling a sleeping bag.
It was an amazing sight to pull up to the field of wagons beautifully lined up, seven to be exact! It was really a beautiful site to see. Our guide led us to our wagon and had us already set up with everything we needed. The campsite is fully equipped with everything needed to make your camping experience in a Conestoga Wagon a memorable one. It was obvious The Rock Ranch doesn’t want you to worry about anything except having fun! Waiting for us was our lanterns, firewood, matches, fire starter, plenty of picnic tables, water, ice, bug spray, paper towels, sanitizer, and your very own personal port-a-potty which was very clean, I might add.
The Wagons are larger than you could imagine. In your Conestoga Wagon, you will have four sets of bunk beds and a covered mattress pad. The wagon is wrapped with vinyl and flaps on each side to keep out the bugs and wind. There is plenty of extra shelves for you to store your belongings.
The children immediately ran straight to the wagons and climbed up the steps inside. They were truly wowed and of course started claiming their bunks!
After we got settled in, the kids played out in the field while we sat by the fire pit. The children played for hours. It was an opportunity to unplug from our devices and enjoy each others company and the beautiful scenery around us. There are picnic tables at your wagon so the family can even enjoy playing board games or cards throughout the evening.
For dinner, The Rock Ranch even provides you with everything needed for a hot dog dinner for a minimal cost. You will receive packaged hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, and lemonade delivered in a cooler on ice ready to roast. They will even include roasting sticks and everything needed to make S’Mores for a treat after dinner!
We ate dinner, made some delicious S’Mores, and enjoyed listening to the peacefulness of silence, enjoying the beautiful surroundings, and listening to the singing harmony of crickets and frogs in the background.
After a long day at The Rock Ranch, and the excitement of sleeping in the Conestoga Wagon, the children were restless and didn’t want to go to bed. We layed for hours in the wagon listening to music and talking about our fun day we had together.
The kids have not stopped talking about our experience at The Rock Ranch and the Conestoga Wagon Camping. This trip made me realize that we don’t go camping enough as family. We had a wonderful time living like pioneers for a night. We had a wonderful time bonding as a family over great food, great activities, and experiencing camping in a unique way. It was something they will truly remember – an experience they will never forget.
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Location of The Rock Ranch:
5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA 30285