Welcome to Fantail Farm!

We are open and accepting reservations for both Fall Wagon Rides and Winter Sleigh Rides! Please check out our Sleigh Ride page for prices and availability!

Fantail Farm is a 120 acre farm in Joyfield Township, Benzie County Michigan.  It has been in the Zenker family since 1966.  There was a small Cherry and Plum orchard on the farm, as well as a sawmill- owned and operated by Fred (Fritz) Zenker. Cherries & Plums changed over to grain crops and eventually Christmas Trees.  In 1999, the farm was passed down to the Zenker grandchildren.   In 2003 the sawmill began its conversion into a horse barn and the former Christmas tree field into a horse pasture.  Fantail Farm LLC was established in 2015, carrying on the family-first spirit of generations past through our herd of draft horses and dedication to the community.

We are open to serve our customers ALL YEAR! Wagon Rides are available in the Summer, Spring, and Fall – and when the snow flies, our Winter Sleigh Rides are a wonderful way to enjoy Northern Michigan winter.

The trails on property pass through forests and across open fields.  Our spring, summer and fall tours include local country roads,  giving riders a view of rural and agricultural Joyfield Township.  Winter sleigh rides are limited to the system of groomed trails on the property.  

Whether on our farm or traveling to celebrate your special occasion, we aim to offer you memorable events with the highest level of customer satisfaction!

CALL NOW for a FREE custom quote that is specifically tailored to you and your party!


Update!!  February 2021-  This winter we were highlighted by local media.  Here are the links to those videos.

Destination Michigan on WCMU  

Michigan this Morning- On the Road (2 videos to complete the set)

Sleigh Rides make great gifts!!   Contact us to get a gift certificate for either a winter sleigh ride or summer wagon ride! Click here for more information.