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Adventurers can travel in many directions, but can they travel back in time? For those who have always wanted to feel what life was like in the 1800s, a Vegas getaway to a deluxe-covered wagon is an inspired choice. With plenty of cozy amenities and a warm fire to roast s'mores over, this is truly an outside-the-box idea for a vacation.

So grab your cowboy hat and get into the rugged spirit, for this is an opportunity to experience the pleasures of a simpler time.

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A Covered Wagon Under A Cover Of Stars

Most of us have slipped away for some much-needed decompressing in a hotel or resort with fancy thread counts, sleek furniture, and tv to mindlessly flip through the channels. Yet how many of us have ever really put away our phones and disconnected from the busy world at large? It is not easy to do, and thus it requires some intentional planning. A traveler telling themselves they will unwind from the pings coming from their phone will have a harder time doing so in a modern hotel. To really unplug--to really allow oneself some time for soul searching--requires a unique experience. And what could be more offbeat in our modern times than a covered wagon?

Located at Sandy Valley Ranch, which is only 45 minutes outside of Las Vegas, the ranch offers a wide array of activities for all ages. Guests can go horseback riding on trails and enjoy the stunning desert beauty of the area. Or, for the more adventurous, experience the thrill of a cattle drive. Families will especially enjoy the activity of being a cowboy for a day, and, like any good ranch, they can attend a lively rodeo. And guests can end their day with a drink (or two) at the ranch's saloon.

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All The Details On A Covered Wagon Getaway

Guests will enjoy the comfy mix of roughin' it--but not so rough that they can't make a pot of hot coffee in the morning. There are plenty of lovely features for visitors to enjoy while staying at this scenic location. Guests staying in a deluxe-covered wagon can expect:

  • A cozy atmosphere inside the wagon, with warm blankets, plenty of lighting, and electrical outlets.
  • The wagon is built for all seasons and temps, as it has AC for the warmer months and heat for the cold evenings in the desert.
  • The wagon includes a king-size bed and twin bunk beds.
  • Just outside the wagon are tables and chairs, as well as a large firepit
  • This simpler living won't be too rugged--wagons include a mini fridge and, most importantly, coffee.
  • Restroom outhouses are serviced daily, and hot showers can be had at the Ranch house.

A Thrilling And Affordable Ranch Vacation

Guests hoping to stay in a covered wagon at Sandy Valley Ranch can look forward to active days and calm, peaceful nights under the stars. In addition to the cozy comforts inside and outside the wagon, visitors should keep in mind:

  • The average cost is a reasonable $120 a night to stay in a deluxe-covered wagon
  • Check-in begins at 3:00 pm and Check out is 12:00 pm
  • Bring your furry friend! Dogs are allowed for just an additional $10 fee.

As a working ranch, there are three friendly working livestock guard dogs on site that may pay you a visit as you unwind around the firepit. Guests can spend time at the ranch's goat pen, horse corrals, and saloon. The ranch offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an additional cost, and, for those interested, be sure to make a reservation as it is required. The beauty of the ranch is due, in part, to its remote location, so guests should keep in mind that the nearest gas station is 21 miles away. The ranch has a small general store, but visitors planning to make their own home-cooked meals are encouraged to grocery shop before their arrival.

Travel Outside Of Vegas--And Back In Time

For travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, taking an active trip to a ranch, followed by a quiet night in a covered wagon, will no doubt be a memorable experience. With just the right amount of modern amenities and historic charm, an evening in a covered wagon allows guests to feel transported back in time when life was quieter, and sleeping under a sky filled with stars was all one really ever needed.