Experience a Unique Night of Camping at this Vineyard 35 Minutes from Owatonna
If you're looking for a unique experience this summer, this may be just the thing for you! There's a vineyard just 35 minutes from Owatonna, Minnesota in Lonsdale where you can go camping in the vineyard. You can camp under the grapes! The vineyard is called Prairie Woods Farm Vineyards.
I found the campsite listing on this site called Hipcamp. It seems like an Airbnb for campsites. On the listing for Prairie Woods Farm Vineyard Camp, it says there's only one campsite so your experience will be very peaceful. It costs just $30 per night to camp on the site.
Based on the pictures I'm seeing on their Hipcamp listing, which is hosted by Adam and Maggie L., you get to camp right by the rows and rows of grapevines. It also looks like you get a good amount of shade from the trees around you but you're still able to catch great sunrises and sunsets. Don't worry, there's also a port-a-potty nearby.
On top of the camping area, there's a she-shed which is a small screened spot to hang out if the mosquitos are bothering you or if you want a place for the kids to hang out.
There are also some trails on-site too that you can check out. It takes you from the vineyard into a nice wooded area great for hiking.
I didn't read anything about this vineyard also housing a winery which leads me to believe they supply grapes to local wineries. They do share recommendations on the Hipcamp listing of different wineries to check out in the area, though.
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