Relax and recharge at Prairie Woods Farm! Pitch a tent and hangout. Just 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities, our quiet and secluded campsight is right in our north vineyard. Includes picnic table, fire ring and an amazing vineyard view. Retreat to the screened "She shed" or roam the vineyards or woods. 7 miles west of I-35 at the Northfield exit. Firewood is available for
Relax and recharge at Prairie Woods Farm! Pitch a tent and hangout. Just 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities, our quiet and secluded campsight is right in our north vineyard. Includes picnic table, fire ring and an amazing vineyard view. Retreat to the screened "She shed" or roam the vineyards or woods. 7 miles west of I-35 at the Northfield exit. Firewood is available for purchase.
The campsite is a very short walk from the home parking area and a gear hauling wagon is at the parking area for your convenience. You may also drive in to load and unload as well. (conditions permitting - Summer and Fall)
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 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 places - if you chose to go exploring. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Vineyards and Wineries: We are in the heart of Minnesota 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 and Cannon Valley in Cannon Falls. A little farther is our favorite winery where our grapes are made into the best wine in Minnesota, Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota. All have a very different appeal and are worth a visit.
Craft beers and distillery: 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 onsite. Chankaska also offers hand crafted cocktails from their distillery as well.
Boating and Fishing: If you enjoy boating or fishing, we are minutes away from many southern Minnesota Lakes - or - bring your canoe and explore the Cannon River! We are happy to help shuttle you if we are around.
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 walking bridges crossing the river bordered with shopping, good restaurants and pubs. Many of the pubs feature live music or weekly jam sessions and it's our favorite place to grab a drink while 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 will take you to "Czech country" a collection of towns founded by those of Bohmenian 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 Tail 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, you are also welcome to just stay onsite and hang out in the vineyard or walk our on-site hiking trails. (Trail maintenance has been a challenge in 2019 due to the wet weather) Take in the amazing views while hiking the quiet country roads that stretch on for miles. Relax in the screen porch "She shed" and enjoy watching the lightening bugs or butterfly's put on their air show! The most important thing to us is that you stop rushing and enjoy the quiet solitude. NOTE: THE SITE IS INTIMATE AND CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE MAXIMUM OF 2 TENTS.
Options: We want you to enjoy your experience so we also offer additional options!
1. A special "Vineyard experience" is available on a limited basis, which includes a guided one-hour tour of the vineyards and a complimentary bottle of Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery wine (The winery that uses our grapes). There is an additional cost and limited availability so please check ahead if this interests you.
2. Purchase Prairie Woods Vineyard Frontenac Wine Grape Jelly! Maggie and I have hand-crafted some amazing vineyard jam and jelly, so take home a jar to remember your visit! $6.50 per jar, made with love and grapes right from the vineyard.
3. Gear rental - Due to our true love of camping, we have a great inventory of gear.We offer the opportunity for travelers to have camp ready when you arrive. Rent a 1, 2, 3, or 4 person tent as well as a screen tent. We also rent cots, chairs, bedding, pillows and camping stoves, cookware, dutch ovens and over fire cooking implements. From a novice looking for camping lessons to the expert, we can accommodate you. We also rent canoes as well with car carriers.
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.
- 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
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Prairie Woods Farm Vineyard Camp
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Cannon River Bike Trail 30 minute drive. Sakatah Bike Trail head 20 minute drive.
We are a 15 minute drive from Sheildsvills which offers many lake options.
We have short hiking available onsite.
The Cannon River is only 15 minutes away. Canoes are available for rent.
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
Cedar lake, 11 miles. Northfield memorial pool, 15 miles.
Hangout on a vibrant fall orchard.
Natural features you'll find at Prairie Woods Farm Vineyard Camp in Minnesota.
The vibe at Prairie Woods Farm Vineyard Camp
Places to see near Prairie Woods Farm Vineyards
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This place is AWESOME! This family who runs the two campsites at this beautiful and quiet sanctuary out in the country are so kind, covering all the desires of a Hipcamper! Complete with a campsite bathroom and a porch to stay out of the way of the bugs, you feel quite luxurious. Bonfire pits and tables included in each campsite! The perfect country getaway as you're passing through the cities.
We had a lovely time staying here. My boyfriend and I came to get one more camping trip in before the cold weather takes over. I am so happy we found this gem. It's unique and quiet retreat. If you are looking for a quick getaway, I definitely recommend this place! Adam and Maggie were amazing hosts!
This place was awesome. We went for our anniversary. The camp site was right next to the vineyard. The owners greeted us and even had a bottle of wine prepared. We enjoyed walking the grounds and just relaxing. Great spot if you are visiting Northfield and other nearby spots. Will definitely visit again.
The campsite was everything we expected and more! It's private and right next to the vineyards, a few steps away is a spectacular view of the surrounding prairie. Adam & Maggie were excellent hosts despite not seeing them during our short trip. They gave clear directions, dry firewood, and a clean toilet. I am recommending this campsite to my friends and family!
This was our first time on Hipcamp and it was wonderful. We really enjoyed the privacy that this site offered, especially compared to most big park systems. It was mostly very quiet (we could hear some conversation from the house one of the nights) and we felt relaxed. The site is gorgeous and peaceful and has everything you need for a weekend away. There are also several wineries, breweries, and small towns to explore in the area. Would highly recommend!
This was a great spot to stay. The vineyard is very peaceful and the camping spot is within an easy distance to haul your gear to. The vineyard is very peaceful and in the morning we watched fog clear out of the valley. It's conveniently located near Northfeild which was fun to visit and take in some MN history.
Adam and Maggie were great hosts who were quick to communicate and fun to chat with. They made our first Hipcamp experience a great one.
Adam and Maggie were absolutely lovely! Our stay here was truly idyllic. This was the nicest place I've ever camped. I was unsure about using hipcamp since this was my first time, but our hosts put me right at ease with a guide to the site and surrounding area. I cannot recommend staying here any more! 10/10