Rolling hills, vineyards all around, and a farm full of animals. What's not to love about Stepping Stones Farm? Host Lori and her husband are great hosts, showing us around the property and introducing us to the chickens, llama, goats, burro, emus, doves, cats, and dogs. The tent site, which is large and flat, is in a nicely shaded grove surrounded by tall trees. The property is so quiet at night that you'll think you're farther away from civilization. As it is, the charming town of Morgan Hill is only a ten minute drive down the road and has coffee shops, bars, shopping, and a commuter rail into San Francisco. Had a great nights stay.
Trinity Acres is a peaceful sanctuary in the desert. Located about an hour from Kingman and historic Route 66, you'll see few houses or cars on the drive in. The property is green with Joshua trees, ocotillo, cactus and mesquite. I enjoyed a quiet night with a beautiful sunset, a warm fire, and the yip of faraway coyotes. Delightfully far away from it all - I wish I could have stayed longer.
Beautiful camping in a mesquite grove, close to the Wild and Scenic Verde River. The host, Gene, is welcoming and quick to respond to any questions. Plenty of places to hang a hammock, pitch a tent, and enjoy the quiet of the Prescott National Forest. Grocery store and other amenities are in nearby Camp Verde, but once you get to Otterlimits you won't want to leave!
A distillery tour, craft distillery tasting, a comfortable patio and a train car in the process of restoration. What more could one need? I was in Kingman, Arizona (the “heart of the Mother Road,” Route 66) for the mountain biking at Coyote Pass, and a stop at Desert Diamond Distillery was icing on the cake. Owner Deborah took me on a tour of the distilling and cask rooms, then poured a tasting at the cosy bar. I hung out on the patio as the sun set before moving my campervan to a spot next to the newly delivered rail car to sleep for the night. Fun stop, and plenty to see in and around Kingman, too.