A Weekend Off-Grid in Prescott, Arizona
Prescott is a unique place. It’s a mixture of lively city and stunning natural beauty. Whether you’re drawn to the historic downtown or swaths of forest and lake, your Bowlus is the ideal guide to experiencing this southwestern gem.
So, where do you start? With a Harvest Host membership (tell them Bowlus sent you for 10% off), there are a couple of farms in the Prescott area that are great for off grid camping. Members of RV Golf Club have options in the area as well. For boondocking, we recommend the primitive Cooper Basin sites. You can camp for up to a week there. This is perfect for our Endless Highways model, which can stay off grid for a week (a record-shattering amount of time).
There are plenty of farms in the Prescott area, so we encourage you to cook up a farm-fresh breakfast on the dual burners in the Bowlus’ galley. Then, head out for a morning hike. Prescott National Forest is a curious mix of desert and pine trees. It offers over 450 miles of hiking trails. Alternatively, you can hike around pine-crested Goldwater Lake or the sapphire waters of Watson Lake, which is located 4 miles outside of Prescott.
When you’ve had your nature fix, step back in time to the Old West. Downtown Prescott’s legendary Whiskey Row is lined with saloons, art galleries and old-fashioned candy stores. Food and drink options abound. For fine dining, we recommend The Peacock Dining Room at the Hassayampa Inn. Seafood lovers will find a bite of heaven at the historic Murphy’s: An Establishment of Good Taste.
Finish the evening off with a pint from the Prescott Brewing Company and then enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the Bowlus’ Libeco linens.