Have you heard about the travel trend called “glamping” yet? It’s putting a spin on camping outdoors by providing more glamorous and luxurious accommodations. You’ve got to try it! I tested it out for you by staying in an Airstream trailer on a peach orchard on Schnepf Farms just outside of Mesa, Arizona. See what all the fuss is about in this fun travel post.
Glamping in Arizona
It felt like an episode of The Simple Life. Remember Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie trading in their chic city girl lives to try their hands at farm living? Well, we may not be heiresses but as two Canadian girls, Shayna and I sure did love trading in our winter coats for a chance to experience a little time on the farm this spring in Arizona.
Glamping on Schnepf Farms is definitely the right way to experience this new travel trend. Each trailer is newly renovated and uniquely decorated. There is a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator plus a bathroom with toilet and shower. To add to all the comfort of home, you can cozy up in a queen-sized bed with plush duvet comforters, terrycloth robes, wifi and a large flat-screen tv that streams Netflix! Now, this is MY kind of camping.
I loved my stay at the 1969 Airstream International. Average nightly rates are around $150 and include outdoor living space and a shared bbq. Enjoy the sunset over the farm in the evenings with the mountains visible in the distance. If you’re interested in viewing one of the other 8 trailers, then have a peek at the photos of each interior and exterior on their booking website. There are even child and pet-friendly options! You also have an option to rent vintage bicycles to tour the property and take in the peach blossoms, The Meadow wedding venue and the secret forest. If you’re looking for even more luxury, then order “trailer service” and have a delicious homemade breakfast delivered to your door in the morning! Like seriously, doesn’t this sound like so much fun?!
Schnepf Farms is a family run 5000-acre farm taken care of by owners Mark and Carrie Schnepf in Queen Creek, Arizona. They’ve made quite a name for themselves in the Phoenix area by hosting concerts and harvest festivals that attract thousands of guests each year. Guests can visit the farm Thursday to Sundays between 8 am and 4 pm. There is so much to do here for both adults and kids. Don’t miss the petting zoo, train ride, zip lines, museum, amusement park rides, and u-pick organic garden. Their most popular seasons being the peach harvest at the beginning of May and pumpkin and chilli festival in October. Stop by the bakery to enjoy their delicious baked goods, like peach cinnamon rolls and pies.
If you love a good photo, there are a number of places here to fill up your Instagram feed. Like the peach orchard, glamping trailers, old pick-up truck and an adorable merry-go-round. Go exploring and you’ll be sure to find something photo-worthy!
Fresh Foodie Tour
While you’re in Queen Creek, Arizona, make sure to check out Queen Creek Olive Mill that’s just across the way from Schnepf Farms. It’s another family run business that is home to 7,500 olive trees. You can take a tour of the grounds and learn how olive oil is made. Their coffee shop and restaurant is a MUST to visit, make sure to indulge in the charcuterie board for lunch and a cupcake for dessert.
Both of these places in Queens Creek, Arizona are stops on the Fresh Foodie Tour. It boasts year-long argitourism by bringing visitors to treasured family farms in the area. You’ll never sample produce that is fresher and you’ll get to meet and learn the stories about the farmers behind their crops. Check out the Visit Mesa website for stops along the tour.
Loving my peach blossom farm-inspired outfits? Here are the shoppable details:
Disclaimer: This trip was graciously hosted by the amazing team at Visit Mesa. This post also contains affiliate links to the clothing mentioned.