Teepee Resort Has AC, Butlers, Other Un-Teepee-Like Comforts

Glamping goes native at Florida dude ranch

By The Editors
April 6, 2016 9:00 am

If The Revenant left you with the sudden urge to go sleep in a teepee, you’re not alone.

And no, we don’t mean of the horse-carcass variety.

For vacationers who have an itch to stay in a traditional wigwam but also want to forego the whole stick-and-mud construction thing, Florida’s all-inclusive Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo has rolled out a fleet of 10 luxury teepees.

The 651-square-foot structures boast a number of amenities — concierge service, private screened patios, rock hearth fireplaces, cowhide ottomans, full bathrooms and heat/AC — and each one can comfortably hold up to four guests.

The teepees are located in an area of the resort called Takoda Village, where you’ll find fire pits and an authentic tribal council pavilion. Guests are also welcome to take advantage of the endless amenities the 1,700-acre dude ranch has to offer, like horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting and airboat rides.

The teepees start at $450 a night and will be available for bookings starting on May 1st. “Guests of our Luxe Teepees can expect a five-star hotel experience in a camping setting,” says Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel.



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