Glamping In California Citrus: Plan a Sensational Trip in the Groves of Quixote Farm


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March 13, 2024
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Glamping In California Citrus: Plan a Sensational Trip in the Groves of Quixote Farm

Glamping In California Citrus: Plan a Sensational Trip in the Groves of Quixote Farm

Nestled within the vibrant valleys of North San Diego County is Quixote Farm. Perhaps surprisingly, this sanctuary, lovingly built in an inviting citrus grove, emerges as a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Born from Lara and Skip Lanfried’s vision, it combines the rustic beauty of nature with the modern luxuries of their bed and breakfast and, coming soon, glamping! And all of this takes place on a real, working farm, offering an unforgettable experience.

Quixote Farm is a testament to a dream. Here, this picturesque farm entwines with the warmth of a family-oriented adventure. It just may be one of the best places to visit and celebrate in the Golden State.

A Multigenerational Haven

Quixote Farm’s inception was deeply intertwined with the Lanfrieds’ desire to create a multi-generational living space. “Part of our challenge was wanting to learn about and embrace a regenerative farming lifestyle and also part of it was a vision for our extended family,” Skip explains.

This vision quickly materialized as soon they welcomed their adult daughter to the farm as well as their aging parents. Today, the farm is a vibrant, intergenerational community where every family member plays a role in its operations. From tending to the animals to welcoming guests, everyone has a job to do.

Living the Dream Together

The integration of their family into daily life on the farm is a source of joy and fulfillment for Laura and Skip. Each family member brings their unique strengths and passions. From managing the you-pick operations to crafting delicious baked goods for the farm stand, this collaborative effort not only strengthens their bond but also enriches the experience for visitors, who often remark on the genuine warmth and welcoming atmosphere at Quixote Farm.

The Spirit of Community and Care

At the heart of Quixote Farm is a spirit of community and care that permeates every aspect of life. The Lanfrieds extend their familial warmth to include not just their biological relatives but everyone who steps onto their property.

Comfort and Adventure are On the Menu

Quixote Farm was our leap towards creating something uniquely beautiful and restful,” Lara shares. She highlights the farm’s foundation on principles of regenerative agriculture and a deep-rooted family legacy. Coming in the fall, Quixote’s glamping tents will not be just accommodations – they will be spacious sanctuaries ensuring a luxury experience amidst nature’s tranquility.

“Our glamping experience is designed to immerse our guests in the serenity of nature without compromising on comfort,” Skip explains about their plans to bring glamping amenities to the farm this fall. With options ranging from deluxe bed and breakfast style cabins offering extra space for large families to cozy tent sites equipped with real beds and string lights, Quixote Farm aims to cater to every preference, ensuring that each stay is memorable. “It’s about blending the outdoor adventure with the conveniences that modern life affords us,” he adds.

Unwind in Rustic Luxury: Stay in Quixote Farm’s Idyllic Accommodations

If glamping in a tent isn’t quite your thing, you should look into renting one of Quixote Farm’s bed and breakfast accommodations. Each space offers a serene retreat infused with rustic charm and modern amenities.

  1. The cottage: An epitome of coziness. This cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, inviting guests to create meals with the farm’s fresh produce.
  2. The upper barn: With its spacious layout and stunning views, the upper barn offers a unique blend of country elegance and comfort. It is perfect for larger groups seeking a taste of farm life.
  3. Lower barn: The lower barn provides a more intimate setting. It is ideal for couples or small families, with direct access to the farm’s scenic landscapes.

The design of each space is thoughtful, ensuring guests feel at home. The spaces feature plush bedding, private bathrooms, and areas for relaxation, all while surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Quixote Farm.

“We have about 55-acres of planted avocados. We have an orange grove, a lemon grove, and then we also have a grapefruit grove. Part of the experience when people come and stay here is they get to go and pick their own fruit. We have juicers in every single place we rent out, and we have bags that Lara custom-made that say ‘Quixote Farm’. We encourage them (guests) to go out and pick some fruit, eat it, and juice it.”  Skip says.

Glamping at Quixote Farm – it’s for everyone.

Quixote Farm is a destination spot for groups of friends and families, including those with children. “We’ve created a space where spending time together becomes unforgettable,” Lara says. She highlights the availability of bunk beds and outdoor lounge areas perfect for bonding over a board game or a warm fire pit. It is a perfect way and the perfect place to reconnect.

Embracing the Great Outdoors at Quixote Farm

The farm extends beyond just a place to stay. It’s an immersive experience into sustainable living and the joys of the countryside. Emphasizing the unique options that integrate guests into the farm’s daily rhythm, Lara explains, “Guests can explore the farm, engage with our rescue animals, and even pick fresh produce right from our orchard.”

Sustainability at Its Core

“Part of our ethos is maintaining a balance with nature,” Lara points out. Quixote Farm’s commitment to sustainability is evident through its regenerative farming practices and eco-friendly amenities. This dedication ensures that guests enjoy their experience while contributing positively to the environment. “It’s about providing a luxury experience that respects our surroundings and showcases the best of what nature has to offer,” Lara continues.

The Lanfried Legacy

At the heart of Quixote Farm’s allure is the Lanfried family’s passion for sharing their slice of paradise. “This farm isn’t just our home; it’s a legacy we’re building for future generations,” Skip reflects. Their vision of a communal space where guests can immerse themselves in the farming lifestyle and partake in the farm’s daily joys is what sets Quixote Farm apart. “We want our guests to leave feeling like they’re part of our extended family,” Lara adds.

Plan Your Stay Your Way at Quixote Farm

“Each visit offers a new adventure,” Skip remarks. For some, it may be the allure of a traditional farm experience with the luxury of a soft bed and top-notch service. For others, it may be the charm of a deluxe cabin that is a short walk from nature’s bounty. No matter what you may be looking for, Quixote Farm ensures a fantastic trip.

Click here to book your stay at Quixote Farm.

Quixote Farm: A Destination Like No Other

Here, guests are invited to create lasting memories with loved ones. “Our hope is that Quixote Farm becomes a place where the beauty of the great outdoors meets the warmth of family, offering a luxury experience that stays with you long after your stay,” Lara concludes by telling us that her vision for Quixote Farm is as clear as the starlit sky above the farm.

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This article was written by Meg van der Kruik. Photo credit James Collier for California Grown.

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