A new glamping resort called The Lodges at Eden Reserve is slated to open near Williamstown, Kentucky in mid-March 2024.
Neat Suites, a hotel and short-term rental company based in Covington, purchased a 30-acre partially developed campsite called Camp Bespoke in April. This property was originally going to open as Camp Bespoke in fall 2020 by a different set of owners, but failed to launch due to pandemic-related challenges.
The vision of Camp Bespoke, crafted by four healthcare professionals from Louisville, aimed to blend the rustic charm of camping with the comforts of modern accommodation. However, the project encountered hurdles, primarily due to the pandemic’s impact on construction and material costs.
Stepping into this scenario, Neat Suites is now realizing the potential of the site with a fresh perspective and renewed vigor. As reported by The Enquirer, Neat Suites now plans to create a “one-of-a-kind hospitality experience” at The Lodges at Eden Reserve.
The new glamping campground will feature over 20 Amish-made lodges and a few luxury tents designed with a safari theme by ManMan, an interior design company based in Dayton, Kentucky. ManMan also designed the interior of The Pickle Factory, a boutique hotel opened by Neat Suites in Covington.
According to the report, prices at The Lodges at Eden Reserve will range from $250-350 per night for the cabins and $80-150 per night for the tents. Reservations can be made starting in late February 2024.
The resort is located less than a mile from the Ark Encounter theme park, which attracts over one million visitors annually. The Lodges at Eden Reserve is strategically positioned to tap into a substantial visitor base. This proximity offers a dual advantage—enhancing the appeal of the theme park while providing guests with an immersive outdoor experience.
In The Enquirer article, Neat Suites Co-founder Ed Feldmann said guests will be able to “experience the natural beauty of Kentucky while enjoying the comforts of a luxury stay” at the new resort.
As the glamping trend continues, owners and operators of similar resorts may be interested in the details of The Lodges at Eden Reserve as a case study for this unique hospitality model.