Last month, I did a solo trip up north to Strawberry, Arizona. It’s been way too long since my last solo trip and I forgot how fun it is doing things by yourself! The Strawberry Inn invited me back to stay at one of their rooms – it’s my third time visiting them. The first time I stayed was in 2020 and the second time was in 2021.
Staying at the Strawberry Inn, Arizona on my Solo Trip
Going on the trip solo was a bit scary but also exciting! After I got settled into my room on the first night, I grabbed dinner at the Sportsman’s Chalet. A nice older man had an extra credit on the jukebox, so I got to play a song! I played the Ariana Grade and John Legend’s version of Beauty and the Beast.
Water Wheel Falls Hiking Trail, Rim Country BBQ, Danzeisen Dairy
The next morning, I started off with an iced mocha from Windmill Coffee to fuel my hike! I did a 1.6-mile Water Wheel Falls hiking trail recommended by my supervisor at work, who actually visited Strawberry a few weeks prior. The Water Wheel Falls hiking trail was about a 20-minute drive from the Strawberry Inn. You will need a parking pass to park your car that can be purchased from a kiosk a few miles before.
The hiking trail was absolutely beautiful, and the waterfalls were so soothing!
Afterwards, I grabbed lunch in Payson at Rim Country BBQ and Wood Fired Pizza and then a milkshake at Danzeisen Dairy. When I got back to Strawberry, I took an afternoon nap, and it was time for dinner!
Sportsman’s Chalet, Old County Inn
I wasn’t planning on going back to Sportsman’s Chalet for dinner because I wanted to try a new place, but I saw that they had free poker! I’ve been wanting to play Poker ever since my friends taught me how to in Rocky Point. Poker was so much fun but I don’t think I would be able to play with real money. I ended the night with some stargazing.
The next morning, before heading back home, I grabbed pizza from Old County Inn in Pine, which was also suggested by my supervisor at work. The Meat Pie was delicious – I definitely encourage stopping here during your stay!
Visiting Strawberry and staying at the Strawberry Inn was so much fun. I can’t wait to go on more solo trips and spending time by myself. The trip was so relaxing and much needed!