Our group of 4 had a good time. It was our 1st time "vineyard camping." The site is easy to locate by following his instructions and photos. I've noticed many reviewers on multiple listings complaining that the host did not greet them. That's confusing to me because the host doesn't owe you anything except your site and accommodations on the listing. I prefer skipping the meet and greet and greatly appreciated Paul giving our group space, water for our hand washing station, and logs to start our campfire.
Paul's home is about ~150 feet away from the site in full view, as well as his neighbors homes roughly ~450 feet in full view. In the photos most of the grapevines seem in full growth but we arrived to dormant grapevines which ended up giving us less privacy. Although people could see us and we could see the his neighbors driving/walking by, I didn't notice anyone blatantly staring. We were the only campers.
Paul's quiet, but his neighbors were a bit louder and active the weekend we visited eg shouting across the meadow to one another to communicate and renting heavy machinery to work their land. On the other hand, there were NO flys, mosquitos, wasps, or bears to worry about, ample shade, comfortable temp, slight breeze, and awesome starry night (if not too cloudy). We set up our volleyball net and got a solid hour of play. Overall a good experience. Thank you for hosting, Paul
October 17, 2021
Not quite kid friendly
We didn’t end up staying here for long. We have two kids, a 4 year old and a 9 month old. The ground was covered in branches and bark from the eucalyptus trees so it was hard to find a space for them to play outside. We got the tent set up, cooked dinner, and ate. But while eating I noticed some really big branches on the ground and it worries me. Eucalyptus trees are known as widow makers, and these ones were huge, old, and had recently dropped large branches. There were also a lot of gnats flying around and it just didn’t feel comfortable. We ended up packing up and leaving after dinner. I’m sure a lot of it was mom anxiety because of the trees, but I don’t think I would recommend this spot for people with kids. It would probably be an okay spot for two to four adults who just want to hang out.
October 11, 2021
We spent a beautiful early Fall day and night in our trailer at Liberty Vines. The site was easy to find yet very secluded. We literally did not lay eyes on another person while camping in the vineyard. We awoke to the crowing of a rooster, which was some distance away and not so loud as to be anything other than a nice reminder that we were out in the country. The port-a-potties were clean. All in all, Liberty Vines is a place we'll return to for a quick getaway.
August 31, 2021
Nice campsite, easy river access
My partner, dog and I had such a relaxing stay! We've camped at a vineyard before, but this was super private and had great shade from the huge eucalyptus trees. The rocking Adirondack chairs at the campsite were a huge improvement over camp chairs, and there was plenty of level ground for pitching our tent. Great cell service was a bonus, as I was on call for work. The Mokelumne River Day Use Area is so close and we ended up going both days during our stay to wade - so easy to get to, dog friendly, very few other people there, and free! Would love to come back here.
August 9, 2021
Getting to camp here was a very cool and different experience. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, walking through the vineyard and meeting the neighboring horses was a plus. The bathrooms were clean, stocked and there was also a sink. The picnic table had plenty of room for our supplies and although there was a fire ban in effect, the provided fire ring would’ve been really cool to use. Hopefully next time! Unfortunately, the smoke from the recent wildfires obstructed our view of the stars so we’ll probably give it a shot on another occasion. The breeze was a life saver because it’s been very hot lately but the two or three large trees provide adequate shade. All in all, a really chill spot.
August 6, 2021
Such a cool experience camping amongst the vines! They surround the campsite on three sides, so you’ll really feel like you’re in the vineyards. Just bring your favorite bottle of wine, charcuterie board ingredients, and you’ll be set up for a one-of-a-kind experience! The eucalyptus tree provides some nice shade too. I’d say bring your own lounge chairs if you wanna get real cozy.
There’s plenty of flat ground to pick the best place to set up camp. There’s also a porta-potty around the corner for you to use.