COME ALONG WITH ME TODAY IN EXPLORING A LOCAL LAVENDER FARM WE VISITED ON OUR MINI MICHIGAN VACATION!
Do you ever take the time to explore the state you live in? So many times going on a vacation means traveling many miles for an adventure. This month Hubby and I have decided to explore things in our own state. Visiting a local lavender farm has been on my list of things to do.
After finding the exact farm online that I wanted to visit I booked an AirBnb in the area of the lavender farm. At the last minute due to my Gramas birthday party being scheduled the same weekend I had to cancel.
I was so disappointed, I’d done my research and knew exactly when peak lavender season would be and I didn’t want to miss all the beautiful blooms. I got back online and decided to pick the next weekend and hope for the best. Wouldn’t you know it? The AirBnb I’d previously booked was already full so I was once again in search of a place to stay.
After looking through photos of so many homes they all started to run together. I finally booked a cabin that slept 7 and had rave reviews about how spotless the place was. Since we had so much room we decided to invite friends along on the trip. If you’ve never stayed at an AirBnb you might want to try one out. Our experience has been they are much cheaper than a hotel, the accommodations are way better, and it feels more like being at home.
For me I like having a kitchen, a true bedroom with no tv in it like a hotel has, and bathrooms for all the guest. Our experience was fantastic and we will be booking this same place come winter time when we go north snowmobiling.
I want to point out in the photo above the lavender field in the distance is planted into a USA flag. How cool is that?
For those of you who don’t know we own our own business so getting away for long periods of time is sometimes hard to do. So vacationing in our own state works out best during the summer months.
Things truly do happen for a reason and work out in the end. Since I had to push our vacation back by a couple of weeks we actually hit lavender season during it’s peak. Our wacky Michigan weather had it blooming much later this year.
Once we arrived we had the option of a guided tour by golf cart or to self walk the tour. We opted for the guided tour and you’re not going to believe this! The cost was $5 per person. Yep you read that right, a whopping $5. I kept telling hubby that was the best time I’ve ever had for $5.
Where the heck can you go and spend a few hours for such little money? And the smell was just heavenly. I was so afraid it would be overpowering and give me a headache but that wasn’t the case at all; it was simply dreamy.
I think the smell of lavender relaxed us all so much we were almost giddy with joy. We laughed later about how intoxicating it was and how silly we all got after taking it all in.
I give this mini vacation a big thumbs up: and if you live in Michigan the lavender farm we visited is in Boyne Michigan. Go check it out you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for coming along with me today as I explored the lavender fields:)