My husband and I have been mastering our Arizona glamping experience for a few years (just ask any of our friends). I’m talking 10 ft. tall tent, air mattress, mattress topper, etc. Call it glamping, call it extra – we call it a good night’s sleep 😉
Basically, we’re no stranger to a luxurious mountain getaway so I don’t say this lightly: The Strawberry Inn’s airstream was our ultimate glamping experience!
We’ve camped all throughout Arizona (read about our Grand Canyon camping trip here!), but the Pine and Payson area in Northern Arizona are the spots we frequent the most. Strawberry is a mountain town near Pine that we’ve passed through a few times but never stayed at, so I was excited to explore it a bit.
We were only in Strawberry for one night and less than 24 hours, so we didn’t have time to do a lot. On top of that, it was raining most of the time we were there so it made adventuring a little tricky, but we were up for the challenge!
Here’s how our overnight in Strawberry, Arizona went 🙂
WHERE WE STAYED
The Strawberry Inn
We stayed at the town’s boutique hotel, The Strawberry Inn! When in Strawberry, am I right 😉
My husband and I cozied up in the hotel’s newly renovated vintage airstream! The airstream is surprisingly spacious and comes with a queen bed, mini retro fridge, long kitchen counter space, large day bed, full stand-in shower, TV and so much more! There’s windows throughout the cabin, which give plenty of room for natural light. It’s PERFECT for a romantic getaway.
Before I tell you more details, I’ll show you! Check out the vlog I made highlighting the trip here 🙂
WHERE WE ATE
This restaurant and bar is located down the street from the hotel. We were impressed with Pinewood Tavern’s friendly staff and good food. We sampled their classic burger, caesar salad and the hot chocolate chip stout brownie – all tasty! We ended the night here by playing pool and throwing some darts. Again, when in Strawberry 😉
There’s a lot of hype around PIEbar online so I was excited to try it. This place is right around the corner from the hotel so we stopped here for breakfast and sampled the mountain man, green chile pork and strawberries & cream empanadas. I’m happy to report everything tasted delicious! PIEbar is a must-try if you’re in the area.
THAT Brewery & Pub
This food stop wasn’t planned, but I’m glad we did it! We stopped here on our way out of town and tried the brisket. The food came out fast and our waitress was super nice (shoutout to Donna!). THAT Brewery has a fun, lively atmosphere and seems to be a town favorite 🙂
WHAT WE TOURED
My husband gets the credit for this adventure because I was not feeling it at first. We had just finished up at PIEbar and my food coma was telling me to take a nap, but the Bearfoot trailhead was just down the road so I let him talk me into it 😉
And I have to say he was right! The trail was super easy and the views were incredible. It was just what I needed to wake me up and work off those empanadas 🙂
Friendly tip: The trailhead sneaks up on you off the road and can be tricky to spot, so go slow when you’re getting close!