Utah Business

30 Women to Watch 2024

Diane DeLaMare Bealer | 30 Women to Watch 2024 Emerging Leader

30 Women to Watch 2024
Diane DeLaMare Bealer | Photographed by Beka Price Photography

Mom Boss/Glamping Retreat Owner | Little Village Retreat


After dedicating 16 years to nurturing her family as a stay-at-home mom, Diane DeLaMare Bealer ventured into entrepreneurship with a clothing boutique, where she honed her skills in business management and customer relations for two years. About five years ago, she and her husband boldly made the decision to sell their home and open a glamping resort. Today, Diane is proud to have established the first glamping resort in Iron County. Diane has prioritized community engagement through hosting events and collaborating with other women-owned glamping resort owners. She is firmly committed to the belief that a rising tide lifts all ships and is determined to play a pivotal role in elevating the Iron County community.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Working outside, creating, building, decorating, and watching people connect and make memories at our property. It’s important that my business also be a source of peace, not just anxiety.

What is an accomplishment you’re very proud of?

Looking at the beautiful place we created, I am reminded that we built something from nothing. We quite literally started with dirt, and now we have an operating glamping retreat. I’m still in awe of the miracles and “village” of community members, friends and family who helped us accomplish these goals and pitched in even when it was hard. We couldn’t have built this without their willingness and determination.

Mekenna is the editor of Utah Business magazine and a graduate of the print journalism program at Utah State University. She has written about business, music and culture for publications like Business Insider, Time Out, SLUG Magazine, Visit Salt Lake and the Standard-Examiner. She loves hiking, thrifting, reading and going on camping trips with her partner in their 1986 Land Cruiser.