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Just one site means relaxed, quiet camping! Pitch a tent and recharge at Prairie Woods Farm! 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities, 7 miles west of I-35 at the Northfield exit. The site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and an amazing vineyard view with incredible sunsets most evenings. Retreat to the screened "She shed" or roam the vineyards or woods. Firewood is availabl

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Just one site means relaxed, quiet camping! Pitch a tent and recharge at Prairie Woods Farm! 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities, 7 miles west of I-35 at the Northfield exit. The site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and an amazing vineyard view with incredible sunsets most evenings. Retreat to the screened "She shed" or roam the vineyards or woods. Firewood is available for purchase.

Camp is a very short walk from the parking area and you may drive in to load and unload. (conditions permitting - Summer and Fall) or use the gear-hauling wagon if you want the exercise.

On your way to Prairie Woods Farm, you'll quickly notice the change in topography from flat farmland into rolling hills. The views are spectacular and the camp offers a chance to enjoy the vineyard, wildlife, amazing sunsets, and peace & quiet. Each guest receives a welcome packet containing information on the area which is highlighted with some of our favorite things to see and do. If you chose to go exploring on your way, here are some ideas to get you started:

Vineyards and Wineries: We are in the heart of Minnesota's wine-growing country where some of Minnesota's very first vineyards began. Within a few square mile area, there are 4 different vineyards growing over 30 tons of grapes for local wineries. Visit some winery tasting rooms within a short drive like Next Chapter in Montgomery, Vintage Escapes in Killkenny, Mousse sparkling wines in Jordan or Cannon Valley in Cannon Falls. A little farther is Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota (near Mankato). All have a very different appeal and are worth a visit. 

Enjoy the many Craft beers, cider, or spirits. If you love craft beers, visit Montgomery Brewing, Giesenbrau Bier Company, Imminent Brewing, Tanzenwald brewery, or Chapel Brewery. Prefer a homemade cocktail? Loon Liquors Distillery in Northfield specializes in hand-crafted gourmet cocktails made from their own spirits distilled on site.  Chankaska also offers hand-crafted cocktails from their distillery as well. For ciders, we highly recommend Keepsake Cidery, a lovely spot 15 minutes away that creates wonderful craft ciders and has excellent food!

Boating and Fishing: If you enjoy boating or fishing, we are minutes away from many southern Minnesota Lakes.  Bring your canoe and explore the Cannon River! We are happy to help shuttle you if we are around. You can also tube the Cannon River with a shuttle service from Welch.

Golf: Play the famous Willingers only 6 minutes away, Creeks Bend outside of New Prague, or public courses in Montgomery or New Prague, both of which offer a great day of golf.

Local Places to explore: Our personal favorite diversion is the historic river town of Northfield. This quaint community on the Cannon River reminds us of a small European village with several walking bridges crossing the river with shopping, good restaurants, and pubs on both sides. Many feature live music or weekly jam sessions.  It's our favorite place to grab a drink and enjoy sitting by the river. There is even a downtown falls!  Listed on the National Historic Register, Northfield is home to two nationally known liberal arts colleges (Carleton and St Olaf), giving you a chance to catch a play, a recital, concert, or art show almost any day of the week. This is not a rowdy college town and prides itself on higher learning  (At over $50k per year to attend with high admission standards, they attract the best and brightest) .

Traveling west from camp will take you to "Czech country" a collection of towns founded by those of Bohemian heritage. Explore historic St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague; stop for a Kolachy (Czech sweet roll) at a bakery (Frankies Bakery in Montgomery are the best) or a bowl of authentic Vomachka soup at the Fish Tale Grill. Make sure to tune to KCHK radio (95.5 FM / 1350 AM) to know where the local polka bands are playing or to listen to polka music on the air!  

Camping: Of course, most just stay onsite and hang out in the vineyard or walk our on-site hiking trails. (Trail maintenance in the woods varies each year due to the wet conditions)  Take in the amazing views while hiking the quiet country roads that stretch on for miles. Relax on the screen porch "She shed" and enjoy watching the lightning bugs or butterflies put on their air show! The most important thing to us is to stop rushing and enjoy the quiet solitude. 

For you newbies, we are here for you! We are seasoned and active sea kayakers, canoeists, and backpackers who love to camp and teach.  Make sure you check out our additional options if you are interested in learning new skills or want to try out some gear you have been curious about.

We look forward to meeting you and giving you a flavor of the amazing landscape and beauty of southern Minnesota wine country. 

Motorcycles: An important note, you will need to drive on 1.5 miles of gravel road to reach our property.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Cannon River Bike Trail 30 minute drive. Sakatah Bike Trail head 20 minute drive.

Boating

Cannon river paddling or floating available from multiple vendors.

Fishing

We are a 15 minute drive from Sheildsvills which offers many lake options.

Hiking

We have short hiking available onsite. We recommend the hiking trails at Carlton College in Northfield at the Arboretum which ...Read more

Paddling

The Cannon River is only 15 minutes away. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent from local vendors.

Off-roading (OHV)

You can ride the local gravel roads. The Tri-county ATV park is 25 minutes away. Helmets are required at their facility. You ...Read more

Swimming

Cedar lake, 11 miles. Northfield memorial pool, 15 miles. We love TUBING down the Cannon River only 35 minutes away.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Prairie Woods Farm Vineyard Camp in Minnesota.

Farm

We are a Vineyard. Please bring wine.

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Hipcamper Tina

A quiet site near northfield!

Tina L.
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October 18th, 2021

Adam and Maggie were great hosts! The view from the campsite is beautiful. We appreciated the packet of things to do in the area, was great to have insiders perspective in where to eat and drink and the towns in the area. We learned much about grape growing in Minnesota! The path through the big woods was fun too. Will definitely return when we visit the area again

Hipcamper Adam & Maggie
Response from Adam & Maggie, the Host, on October 19th, 2021

Thank you Tina for visiting and for the review of our guest packet. Glad you enjoyed your visit and please come again!

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Hipcamper Stacy
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October 10th, 2021

Maggie was so helpful, welcoming and generous. She spent time with my son walking through the vineyards and vegetable gardens and even brought us two jugs of fresh water. Highly recommend this sweet spot!

Hipcamper Scott

Private with a beautiful backdrop

Scott T.
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September 5th, 2021

Loved our time here, even if for just a night. Would definitely go back! Sleep amongst the grapes and farmland and watch an exquisite sunset while you rest in a private, cozy site. Hosts were A+ and very helpful!

Hipcamper Adam & Maggie
Response from Adam & Maggie, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

Thank you for your visit! We enjoyed having you and hope we see you again.

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Hipcamper Jenna
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August 31st, 2021

Amazing place to camp! Great hosts :)

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Hipcamper Nik
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August 30th, 2021

Super nice host. Cozy little spot

Hipcamper Kathy

Countryside serenity

Kathy B.
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August 26th, 2021

I recently returned from my third trip to Prairie Woods and found it to be as beautiful and peaceful as I remembered. Adam & Maggie excel at making the site lovely and their guests welcome and comfortable. While my trip was cut short by torrential rain, I cannot wait to return.

Hipcamper Adam & Maggie
Response from Adam & Maggie, the Host, on August 29th, 2021

Kathy, we love having you visit and wish the weather would have been as nice for you past visits. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Nicole
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August 8th, 2021

Great place to stay! Private and quiet!

Hipcamper Ryan

Had a great time during our stay

Ryan P.
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July 26th, 2021

Beautiful space in a nice remote location.

Hipcamper Adam & Maggie
Response from Adam & Maggie, the Host, on July 27th, 2021

Thanks for staying Ryan!

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Hipcamper Tanya

Peaceful, beautiful, pleasant

Tanya P.
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July 16th, 2021

Great hosts. Wonderful spot for my child daughter and I to have some bonding time.

Hipcamper Adam & Maggie
Response from Adam & Maggie, the Host, on July 18th, 2021

Thank you. we enjoyed having you! Come again.

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Awards

Best in 2021 Minnesota
Finalist
Best of 2019 Minnesota
9th place
Best of 2018 Minnesota
3rd place
Property
Prairie Woods Farm Vineyards
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$35/night
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