The owners of Little Sugar Farm in Jane, Mo., have been hard at work this year adding glamping tents to their business.
“Last year my husband and I were trying to figure out what we wanted to do for retirement, and we were wanting something we could do on the farm,” said Jana Reishus, Little Sugar Farm owner.
“We starting talking about glamping and went to a summit in Colorado to learn more, and just decided it would be a perfect thing to put on the farm.”
In 2006 Jana Latshaw Reishus and her sister inherited a farmhouse that was once was the home of their great-great-grandparents, and they’ve since turned it into a vacation rental for families and groups looking for a nice and quiet home away from home.
In 2010, the farmhouse underwent a total renovation but kept all the old doors and several pieces of furniture that belonged to family members over the years.
This year Little Sugar Farm is adding four 12×14 safari tents and three bell tents.
“The safari tents are made by Montana Canvas and they are going to be elevated on platforms, and all tents will have electric,” said Reishus.
“I’ve got one really pretty spot picked out for a bell tent for small weddings or gatherings.”
The safari tents will feature queen beds and the bell tents will have twin beds inside.
To go along with the tents, there will also be a bathhouse/commons area with four toilet/shower stalls for guests staying in the tents.
“On the other side of the shower stalls there will be an open-air kitchen with running water, laundry facilities and two outdoor showers,” said Reishus.
“Another cool thing is that we have private creek access that all our guests will be able to use as well.”
All of the tents will be very private and are at least 75 feet away from each other.
“You will not be right on top of your neighbor and you will not have to walk in front of someone’s tent to get to the bathhouse,” said Reishus.
“We really want it to feel private for our guests and make them feel as comfortable as possible.”
“One for sure will be named the Hummingbird Tent,” said Reishus. “They will all be meaningful things from the farm where we grew up.”
All of the tents will also have a central theme with lots of blue and greens, according to Reishus.