Hipcamp host Bethany B.,
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Are you ready to get away to a beautiful vineyard? On our property you will get to camp with awesome views of vineyard, coastal range, and nearly no ambient light at night!

Our property is 10-15 minutes west of Carlton, Oregon, nestled in the foothills of the coastal range. We own 62 acres, 17 of which are planted as vineyard. On the property we have our house, a wi

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Are you ready to get away to a beautiful vineyard? On our property you will get to camp with awesome views of vineyard, coastal range, and nearly no ambient light at night!

Our property is 10-15 minutes west of Carlton, Oregon, nestled in the foothills of the coastal range. We own 62 acres, 17 of which are planted as vineyard. On the property we have our house, a winery, and a tasting room.

Be prepared to drive up 2 miles of gravel road with a short but steep hill. You will likely need good skills backing up to get into position.

I have 2 spots for RVs and a variety of locations for tent camping.  Please let me know which you will do so that I can plan appropriately.  There are times when I can only fit 1 RV/Trailer, so please include that in your request.

We are on a working farm and our camping spots can be in the way of the tractor.  As a result, staying more than 1 night, especially Fri/Sat is tricky. Weeknights are far more flexible because our tasting room is closed and our parking area is available.  

Also note, as a working farm and we have crews here nearly everyday to work in the vineyard.  Please be respectful of the crew.

Update as we approach harvest: Fall is harvest time in the vineyard!  With this we will be limiting our camping, specifically RVs and trailers.  Normally we can fit 2, but I will be limiting it down to just 1 and only for 1 night at a time.  Please reach out before booking if you are camping in an RV or trailer.

Also, the birds become a problem for us in fall.  To help repel them from the vineyard, we use a bird noise maker.  It goes through a series of bird calls to scare them away from the grapes.  I mention it because it is loud in some spots around the property and it goes off regularly from dawn to dusk.  It is usually on for about 6 weeks before harvest.

About the winery: 

Chris James Cellars is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery that produces unique and interesting wines in Carlton, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2012, with additional blocks planted each year since. In 2015 we produced our first lots of Pinor Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and have since expanded our wine selection to offer hand-crafted lots of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Dolcetto, Lagrein and more. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday, 12pm-5pm and by appointment.  Please visit our website to schedule a tasting (chrisjamescellars dot com).

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Bethany a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

In addition to biking on the local roads, we are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activi...Read more

Fishing

We are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activities.

Hiking

We are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activities.

Horseback riding

We are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activities.

Off-roading (OHV)

We are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activities.

Wildlife watching

In addition to watching on the propoerty, we are about 20 minutes from the Nestucca River area which offers a variety of activi...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Vineyard by day, Stars at night! in Oregon.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Farm

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Hipcamper Donald
Donald H.
recommends this listing.
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June 19th, 2022

Great Wine tasting before heading up to the site. We loved sleeping and waking up in the Vineyard. Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Alex

Camp at a working winery

Alex C.
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June 5th, 2022

We had a lovely stay midweek as the only campers with our trailer next to the tasting room and giant deck overlooking the farm and wooded hills. It was peaceful and easy. Beth was a great host and we enjoyed a late afternoon tasting after having a delicious brunch at the Carlton Bakery and a wine tasting at Willakenzie winery. We strongly recommend.

Hipcamper Nicole

Camping on a vineyard!

Nicole T.
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April 3rd, 2022

Everything was great. We loved having an open space for our dog to enjoy too! We will definitely come back in the summer!

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Hipcamper Bethany
Response from Bethany, the Host, on April 6th, 2022

So glad you had a nice visit!

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Hipcamper Amanda

Escape to the stars

Amanda B.
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February 1st, 2022

Talk about views! Sunrise and sunset in a scenic valley, unpolluted night sky, views of Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson. We Winter camped when the ground was dry so Bethany let us camp in the middle of the field surrounded by vines. Dogs got to stroll around, no leashes, lots of room to roam. Hosts were doing construction on the decking so upgrades to come. She opened the tasting room so we could purchase a few bottles to enjoy at our camp spot. We took the Old Nestucca byway all the way to Pacific City upon leaving. It's a slow beautiful drive along the river with multiple Waterfall hikes to enjoy including Oregon's Niagara Falls.
Would love if the hosts would consider an earlier check in time Fall/Winter. We only has 1.5 hours before the sun went down over the coastal mountain range.

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Hipcamper Karen

Vineyard walks with dogs and wine!

Karen H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 3rd, 2022

We were looking for a last minute (off season) scenic and dog friendly location near Portland, OR to test out a night in the new camper van, and this was perfect. Beth hosted a wonderful wine tasting by appointment, the environment felt very COVID-safe, and our dogs loved wandering the 25 fully fenced acres. They have an incredible selection of wines for those looking for variety, and the off leash option for the pups was a major bonus, along with being allowed to use our generator. We wouldn't hesitate to return for a night away. Van parking is in the tasting room lot, which is flat and convenient, but the best views require exploration of the vineyard or time on the tasting room patio.

Parking lot to ourselves.Sunset views.Walking the fenced perimeter.
Hipcamper Bethany
Response from Bethany, the Host, on January 5th, 2022

So glad to hear you had a relaxing stay and that your dogs enjoyed their experience off-leash :-) We will see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Michal
Michal W.
recommends this listing.
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November 26th, 2021

Our second visit to the location, this time with our dog. The wine was great, and the dog loved roaming around the grounds (I felt comfortable letting him as the grounds are fenced). Will be coming back!

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Hipcamper Bethany
Response from Bethany, the Host, on November 29th, 2021

Glad to hear your second visit went well! Next time aim for summer or fall so you can see the vineyard when the vines are green :-)

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Hipcamper Ross
Ross A.
recommends this listing.
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November 1st, 2021

Great place to stay!!!

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor G.
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October 18th, 2021

An absolutely magical spot to camp. Thanks to Bethany for being a welcoming and accommodating host. Looking forward to next year!

Hipcamper Bethany
Response from Bethany, the Host, on October 18th, 2021

So glad to hear that you had a great visit!

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Hipcamper Christina

Stunning night sky!

Christina T.
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September 6th, 2021

My stay was amazing! Bethany was such a kind and generous host. The night sky was stunning, and the little spot where I had my tent set up gave me a fantastic view. I would definitely like to stay here again.

Hipcamper Bethany
Response from Bethany, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

I'm glad you had a great stay and got to enjoy the stars! Come back again soon :-)

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Awards

Best of 2022 Oregon
Finalist
Property
Old Wagon Road Vineyard
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$50/night
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