PlainsCraft is proud to bring new innovation to the outdoor hospitality industry

As PlainsCraft Covered Wagons looks toward 2021, a major new canvas innovation promises to bring modern technology to what looks to be a method of travel from yesteryear.

“We’ve found that park operators are concerned about a number of issues canvases bring, which is a common problem among glamping structures,” said Dennis Steinman, Founder and CEO of PlainsCraft Covered Wagons. “We heard those concerns and developed a solution. The result is an innovative canvas system that protects from the biggest concerns operators have about canvases, including harsh weather, shadows, and noise.”

PlainsCraft’s Bonnetgard™ Cover System includes four layers of protection. The exterior canvas is made from Aqualon Edge material, which is equipped with a heat gain reduction technology to protect from sun, mold, mildew, and abrasion, plus includes a manufacturer’s warranty for added peace of mind. The interior is layered with an acoustic and thermal insultation to stop sound and cold from entering as well as a radiant barrier to reduce heat gain. Finally, the interior canvas is a Sunforger® canvas, which is also layered with protection against moisture and mildew. Together, the system also creates a partial air gap to create air flow, ensuring the benefits of the radiant barrier. The system is highly efficient, weather resistant, and allows for a high level of privacy for guests.

“We’re proud of the system we’ve built,” Steinman added. “We heard what keeps park owners and operators up at night and we knew the only solution was to give them a product they wouldn’t have to worry about.”

The Bonnetgard™ Cover System is now available for 2021.

Two covered wagons set in a field of grass.

PlainsCraft also added the following options for covered wagons in 2020:

• Full bathrooms that answer consumer demand for both luxury and safety from a glamping structure. Bathrooms include a shower, standard flush, composting or rv style toilet option, a vanity with sink, and a ventilation fan. The bathroom walls are sealed and a hot water heater is installed for utmost comfort.

• An extended length of wagon is now available to provide more space for bathrooms or additional furniture. Choose from either a 20’ or 22 ½’ interior floor plan, depending upon your park’s needs.

• A detachable porch and a solid wood main entry door with a window boost the wagon’s visual appeal.

Photo of bathroom with vanity with copper hammered sink and walk in shower

The Wild West like you’ve never seen it before

Interior of a luxury covered wagon, bed is made and bathroom is in the background

Pioneers heading west during the gold and land rushes of the 1800s often had no choice but to camp with their covered wagons as they traveled toward a better way of life. But back then, these types of travels were often difficult, tedious, and dangerous. So it’s no wonder they disappeared from the landscape years ago.

Yet modern adventurers are looking for a similar type of experience without sacrificing the luxuries of home. Glamping in a covered wagon gives you a taste of the wild, but with the comforts you don’t want to do without. And now, PlainsCraft Covered Wagons is proud to share upgrades we’ve made that would make those early settlers green with envy.

Inside covered wagon view looking in from entryway door. You can see a dinning table, arm chair, queen size bed with end table, and into the full functioning bathroom.
PlainsCraft Covered Wagons are made to be rugged and functional, but can also be designed with modern luxuries anyone can enjoy.

Our wagons are available with full heating and air units for year-round comfort. Our full bathrooms include a shower, composting toilet, and a vanity with sink. A hot water heater ensures utmost comfort, and a wall partition and curtain will provide privacy. Can you imagine what those early settlers would think of today’s wagons?

Want to learn more about PlainsCraft Covered Wagons and what it’s like to try glamping in a covered wagon? Check out our website for virtual tours and information, or give us a call to chat about how we can build something together.

About PlainsCraft

PlainsCraft Covered Wagons look and feel like authentic, full-sized covered wagons; the ones that traversed the Midwestern plains for over a hundred years, carrying merchants and settlers back and forth from the east coast to the edges of the prairie frontier. Once considered the best way to navigate the grasslands and wild rivers, covered wagons are now gone from the landscape. But the magic of the wagon remains, and we bring that magic to life for glamping campers and unique luxury outdoor hospitality providers.

Founded by Dennis and Donna Steinman, our company creates beautiful, full-sized, fully-outfitted covered wagons for outdoor hospitality providers, adventure travel destinations, campsites, agritourism, and anyone who seeks to offer a one-of-a-kind overnight experience that visitors will never forget. PlainsCraft Covered Wagons are a sound investment with great ROI. Our covered wagons are available as basic glamping units, fully-furnished luxury camping experiences, or anything in between.