Nomad Ridge Opens at Wilds

Local News

The Wilds is offering its visitors a new way to experience their expansive facility.

Nomad Ridge at the Wilds is a luxury tent camping experience where those looking to make visiting the facility a multi-day affair can spend the night.

These Yurts feature bamboo flooring and an Asian inspired decor, set into a hillside, that gives visitors a view of the wide expanse and a close up of the animals all from your front deck.

“The best part of being here are in the evening when most people can’t be here,” explained Dr. Evan Bloomer the Wilds Executive Director. “We’re looking at ways to engage visitors in these overnight experiences.”

An overnight stay in the tents also include two safari passes and dinner and breakfast. The Yurts also keep with the facilities conservation efforts.

“They are energy efficient. You’ll see we’ve worked very hard to fit them into the landscape,” said Bloomer. “To keep as many trees as possible and keep them nice and cool.”

Cost of the project is estimated between $650-$750,000. This season the Yurts are only available to those 21 and over because of the Wilds alcohol policy.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.