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FIRST:  Because all campsites within a listing have to be priced the same on HipCamp, we created four separate campsite listings: (1) the original tent camping listing; (2) the VIP Top-O’-the-Ridge listing; (3) the West-of-the-Creek dispersed campsite listing; and (4) the RV listing. YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING THE



FIRST:  Because all campsites within a listing have to be priced the same on HipCamp, we created four separate campsite listings: (1) the original tent camping listing; (2) the VIP Top-O’-the-Ridge listing; (3) the West-of-the-Creek dispersed campsite listing; and (4) the RV listing. YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING THE VIP TOP-O'-THE-RIDGE CAMPSITE LISTING, so you may want to go back to the main HIpCamp menu and search for "4R Ranch" to see out our other listings.

SECOND:  Navigate to the campsite page at 4rwines.com and download our very detailed Camping Info Booklet (in PDF), which contains maps, campsite descriptions, and frequently asked questions sections. 

THE VIP TOP-O'-THE-RIDGE CAMPSITE is on the shoulder of a Hogback Ridge, and features 270 degree views of the Red River Valley. The view simply can't be beat. Campers park at our 4R WindShed Wine Tasting Room parking lot and hike a short ways to get to the beautiful campsite. This is a two minute walk from the tasting room and our Camo Cafe. Moreover, this campsite is right at the entrance to our Brambles mountain bike trail. 

IMPORTANT:  Campers cannot drive their vehicles to this campsite.  Therefore, this is not the campsite for campers who have teardrop trailers, rooftop tents, etc.

Also bear in mind:  There is no toilet and no shower except during the times that the tasting room is open (see winery website at 4rwines.com for hours). However, this campsite is just a few minute's drive from the main campsite entrance, where we have showers and a toilet.

To get to this campsite from the 4R front gate, follow the signs to the winery tasting room.  Park at the tasting room parking lot.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE TO THIS CAMPSITE.  Walk out on the front lawn of the tasting room and look for the steps that are on the north corner of the lawn.  Walk down those steps and you will see the sign for the mountain bike trailhead.  Rather than turning left onto the trail, walk past that sign up the mountain bike trail to the north and in 200 feet or so you will come to an opening on the shoulder of the ridge, and you will find the campsite with the fire ring.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Walt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


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Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 16th, 2022

The view was great and we really enjoyed exploring the trails and the area. It was nice to have a little space to ourselves at the VIP camp spot. The complementary firewood was a nice touch! The campsite fire pit had trash left behind from the previous campers that we had to tidy up upon arrival unfortunately and the showers / sink area was infested with wasps!

Hipcamper Tara

Top of the frozen ridge

Tara M.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2022

We stayed at the VIP Top of the Ridge campsite this weekend. We braved the cold weather to enjoy the beautiful view. We did a little bit of hiking around the bike trails and saw a couple deer. Upon arrival we swung in to the tasting room for a quick drink before setting up camp- the Harvest Cheer drink and the hummus was great. We ended up going back for dinner Saturday night for more Harvest Cheers, pizza, and to enjoy the heat. The girls at the winery were very nice and accommodating and the owners swung by our table to make sure we had enough firewood and we’re staying warm. The campsite itself was nice and flat and had a fire ring. It was a short walk from the tasting room. We will definitely return during the warmer months for more hiking and camping!

Hipcamper RYAN

Family camping trip

Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2022

Beautiful property with amazing views and well established walking trails! We’re already planning our return trip to 4R Ranch!

Hipcamper Suzanne

A site to see

Suzanne L.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2022

Visit the tasting room for a flight then enjoy the VIP site for very restful views. It’s especially beautiful in early evening, and perfect for camp cooking by the fire. The sunsets are a glorious preview for star gazing. Bring shade though, this wide open ridge has plenty of sun.

Hipcamper jessie
Jessie S.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2022

My husband, 4 year old and I went camping here for Father’s Day weekend and it was incredible. The views / scenery are gorgeous, and the spot was perfectly tucked away but still accessible to our car. (It is not a drive up site as noted) the hike in was mostly large gravel so it was easy to move our things into the campsite. very accessible to the tasting room where we had dinner / drinks before setting up camp. The site itself was pretty flat and not a lot of rocks, which was nice for setting up the tent but we forgot a mallet/hammer for our stakes and the ground was pretty tough with it being so dry lately so definitely DONT forget that! Luckily there were plenty of large rocks around to hammer them in. The mountain biking trails surrounding were perfect for hiking/exploring around. There are plenty of beware of snakes signs, but definitely beware. We came across a couple. All in all, one of the best camping experiences we’ve had and the tasting room food, wine, and service was GREAT. We will certainly be back to camp here again. Thank you Walt and 4R!

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Hipcamper Cindy

Really wanted to love it

Cindy C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 17th, 2022

Lovely spot with beautiful views. Sounds from the restaurant weren’t bad at all. Communication with host could have been better. I failed to read the request to call an hour before arrival and ended up wandering around looking for our spot, eventually asked a helpful person at the restaurant. Finding the bathrooms took us a while also, which had a scorpion in the sink and many roaches. The grass around our site needed to be mowed, it tickled our legs and made us think we had bugs on us. Apply plenty of bug spray, we did not use enough and got about 10 chiggers each. It wasn’t a terrible experience by any stretch, just a couple irritations/unpleasant surprises.

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Hipcamper Ashly
Ashly N.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

Beautiful spot! We stayed on the top of the ridge where you can see for miles and watched a thunderstorm roll in. The tasting room is beautiful, great service and a couple of decent wines! I suggest the tempranillo, the hooch and the brut! Would definitely stay here again. Make sure you have good tires it's not a super easy trek up the hill.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy E.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2022

I had a great time and look forward to returning. I initially booked the “top of the ridge” campsite which is beautiful but it was super windy that day so I found campsite #15 in the regular camping area and it was perfect. The next day I rode the mountain bike trail (my main reason for coming) and had an absolute blast. Everyone I encountered in person and on the phone was super nice and helpful. It’s a cool escape without too long of a drive and I’ll definitely be back.

Hipcamper Mark

Vip on a perch

Mark K.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

Great location, and it was private and staff at the tasting room was friendly and very helpful to pick out some wines to take home. I had the balcony all to my self with a spectacular sunset. Oh and to top it off I did hike the entire 8 miles trail with my doggo and it almost was a type 3 fun. All and all we created a great memory we will not forget. Thank you very much for hosting us and sharing this great place. We will return soon.

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