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You can spend the night in a tricked-out, luxury wagon in Yosemite—Old West style

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Photograph: Courtesy Yosemite Pines Yosemite Pines Wagons

If you want to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing the luxury of plush beds and temperature-controlled rooms, this is for you. While there’s plenty of places to go camping near Los Angeles, the new Conestoga wagons at Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging make a fair case for traveling up north.

Located just a 30-minute drive from the entrance of Yosemite National Park, the campgrounds’ newest glamping experience offers the trimmings of a hotel room with a pioneer spirit.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, these Conestoga-style covered wagons make you feel like you’ve escaped to the American Wild West. Of the six lodgings available to book, you can choose between a smaller unit that sleeps up to four guests and a larger one that sleeps up to six. Inside, you’ll find a plush king-sized bed and a set of either one or two bunk beds as needed. 

Photograph: Courtesy Yosemite Pines

The room is equipped with heating and air conditioning units, a microwave, a refrigerator and even a Keurig coffee maker for those wanting a quick cup of joe before hitting the early morning trails. You won’t find a shower and bathroom inside, but those are conveniently located in an indoor facility nearby.

As for the outdoors, you can still sit around the campfire and sing “Kumbaya” under the stars. Just outside of each wagon, you’ll find picnic tables and a fire pit, fit for warming up at night or whipping up some good old-fashioned barbecue.

Also available at Yosemite Pines are on-site amenities like a swimming pool, petting zoo, bocce ball and volleyball courts, and even an on-site deli. In addition to the new Conestoga wagons, the resort has cabins, airstream trailers and yurts available to book, along with an RV and tent campsite.

Conestoga wagons range from $139 to $289 per night. Rates vary by season. From now until September 30, you can buy one night and get the second night free. For more details, check online.

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