Hipcamp host Mark N.
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Pitch your tent among the grapevines, or use the electric hookups (1-3 & 6) for RVs.  Phenomenal 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, wine cave, and rural sunrises and sunsets.  Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing!  Very minimal light pollution allows for unrivaled stargazing at night.  Just a short walk from the campground, the 99 Bottles Winery tasting room features

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Pitch your tent among the grapevines, or use the electric hookups (1-3 & 6) for RVs.  Phenomenal 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, wine cave, and rural sunrises and sunsets.  Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing!  Very minimal light pollution allows for unrivaled stargazing at night.  Just a short walk from the campground, the 99 Bottles Winery tasting room features multiple award-winning wines.  Amenities include on-site restrooms and showers.  4 & #5 no electricity. Tables, firepits, and firewood (while it lasts or forage) are also available.  Nearby attractions include nature hikes at Eagle Lake or Pilot Knob State Park (both ~10 minutes by car), the beaches and picturesque downtown of Clear Lake (~20 minutes by car), and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Mason City (~30 minutes by car), Buddy Holly Crash site, 10 mi. , Sound of Music Puppets, at Mcnider in Mason City.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
7 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Mark a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

At Ventura on "the grade" yellow bass, walleyes

Paddling

Eagle Lake North Access, Clear lake, Crystal Lake, Indian Lake

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 99 Bottles Winery Hills in Iowa.

Cave

Wine storage

Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at 99 Bottles Winery Hills

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Hipcamper Jen and Josh
Jen And Josh L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 9th, 2018

I can not over-sell this campsite. Staying at 99 Bottles Winery Hills is the highlight of our road trip across the USA so far. The location was beautiful and secluded.

The camping area has several options for both RVs and tents. We chose a space in the gravel parking area. We were close to the very well-kept bathrooms and to the winery tasting room. The view of the stars at night was unmatched with very little light pollution to get in the way.

The hosts were truly wonderful. They showed us around the property, offered us a wine tasting, and allowed us to help work on the farm for the morning with them. We picked grapes while being taught about the various varieties, local life, and other interesting stories. It was such a fun way to spend the morning.

I hope we will get the chance to visit this site again and strongly suggest it to anyone who is in the area. If nothing else, come by and try their delicious, local wine.

We were offered a chance to work on the farm for the morning. We had a blast picking grapes.99 Bottles Winery Hills99 Bottles Winery HillsJosh helping to sort the grapes.
Hipcamper Marianne
Marianne M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 30th, 2020

Our stay here was so much more than we expected. Our site was just beautiful, and so private even with the campground almost full. The bathrooms were spotless and the shower was just an amazing surprise. The winery itself was beautiful and we loved the private tasting Mark gave us. This was one of the most unique and enjoyable places we’ve ever camped. We hope to return someday soon.

Hipcamper Skyler

Beautiful spot

Skyler R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 30th, 2020

Beautiful spot! Thoroughly enjoyed our stayed and would stay again if we were driving through the area!

Hipcamper Desiree
Desiree W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
July 31st, 2020

We thought that this was a perfect spot for a couple of nights. Mark was kind and helpful, and was extra thoughtful letting the kids feed the cattle. We stayed in site 7 which was perched up on the hill overlooking the beautiful landscape. It was very quiet, even with other campers. I’d highly recommend staying here if you get the chance, it really was perfect.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 18th, 2018

99 Bottles Winery was SUCH an awesome campsite. We unfortunately didn't arrive until close to sunset and left early in the morning, so we didn't get to explore the grounds. The campsite was well kept, the restrooms were clean, and the winery itself was absolutely beautiful. My only regret is that we didn't get to explore more. I would absolutely stay here again and would send friends driving through Iowa to this winery.

Hipcamper Anne

Fantastic experience & wine too

Anne K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 28th, 2019

What a find! Located on a hill in the middle of sprawling cornfields. Private, secure site with good hookups and spotlessly clean facilities. Vineyards and wi e tasting was a joy . So private and Mark is a consummate host. Enjoyed the cows, fireflies and endless stars. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2019

Mark has a great property , the stars where beautiful!

Hipcamper Sohni
Sohni M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 13th, 2019

I would give this site a ton of stars because that’s how many you see at night! The ground is leveled which makes for pleasant tent camping, with outlets to support your devices. The winery down the road is inviting and the people are enough reason to want to live there. Mark is an excellent host who can tell you all about where to go and what to see in town. I will definitely put this on my list of places to visit again!

Hipcamper Katie

Peaceful easy camping with a+ hosts

Katie N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 20th, 2019

I cannot say enough positive things about this experience. Absolutely wonderful host with totally beautiful area and surroundings. The campsite was exactly as expected and exactly what we were looking for. Easy to set up with easy access to hookup and bathrooms. Mark was a wonderful host extremely knowledgeable, beyond nice and welcoming and the wine was great too! I would recommend staying here ten times out of ten. I hope to make it back some day to stay again.

Our little camper at the main site. A view down the hill of the winery. Inside the wine tasting cabin, super cute!Wine tasting seasonal and well worth it!

Awards

Best of 2019 Iowa
3rd place
Property
99 Bottles Winery Hills
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$20/night
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