Life for people who blazed the trail on the American frontier was rarely luxurious, or even remotely comfortable, when you consider the brutal weather conditions, scarce food supply, and nasty diseases that often plagued their travels westward. Still, there's something kind of charming and appealing about the prospect of living in an Oregon Trail-esque covered wagon (as long as you're not in there worrying about your precious ox or dying of cholera).
And if you've ever felt like channeling the pioneer experience, now's your chance, by soaking up some nature overnight in one of these new fully-outfitted, authentic Conestoga covered wagons right near Yosemite National Park.
The wagons, which are available to rent at Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging near the wildly popular National Park in California, are essentially decked-out rustic tents on wheels. They look just like the ox-pulled covered carts you remember from the 8-bit Oregon Trail you may have played in elementary school, except they're outfitted with modern-day amenities, and your chances of contracting yellow fever are significantly lower.