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 didn't get a chance to meet the host. We parked in her driveway and was given the option to use her guest bathroom inside of the house. The bathroom was clean and the property seemed safe. In the morning, the collection of poultry came by to say hello. They were very friendly and looked to be well taken care of.
Andrew is an excellent host and really made us feel at home. The camp site is among the trees in his backyard. There is a fire pit, hammock, camp chairs, lots of hiking trails, and a slack line. I enjoyed all of the outdoor activity options. His home is about 100 yards away from the campsite. The bathroom and wifi are available in his home. This was a little unexpected, but a wonderful surprise as well. The flush toilet was appreciated the internet was fast when we were close to the house.
We spent five days at The Bolo Club and loved it! There were so many helpful amenities like a fully stocked kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, and clean bathrooms (with AC!). We were so comfortable that we felt like we were camping out on the front lawn of our own home.
The Bolo Club is pretty far away from anything, but there was still a surprising number of things to do. The hosts maintain several hiking trails throughout the property (you can purchase horse rides too). We hiked every day and were still unable to see it all. One trail took us through a corn field that was full of wild turkeys and white tailed deer. Another took us up a stream and to a large cave. When we weren't hiking, watching the farm animals, or working online using the FREE wifi, we went out for drives.
We took the 10 minute drive to the local restaurant where I had one of the best baked potatoes I have ever eaten (I'm from IDAHO!). Another 15 minutes took us to the historic town of Sherwood and another 15 to a state park and the beautiful University of the South. We even took a day trip to Chattanooga which was well worth the 1hr drive.
The hosts were very kind and checked in on us each day. I hope our journey will take us back to Tennessee so that we can stay at The Bolo Club again.
We had a great time at Home Field Advantage Farmstead! We received a very warm welcome, tour of the farm, and our choice of camp spots. The animals were absolutely adorable. It was obvious that they were all well taken care of and loved. The facilities were clean and we were provided with more amenities than we had even expected. I would highly recommend this stay!
This was a surprisingly wonderful state park. There is quite a bit to do in the area in addition to the park. We spent three nights here and still didn't get to see everything we would have liked. The campground was wonderful with large and secluded spaces, clean bathrooms, hot showers, playgrounds, and tasty drinking water. We felt very comfortable and safe here. There is no wifi, but the power outlets all worked and were plentiful. I would highly recommend staying at the campground and visiting the area not to just the people passing through, but to anyone.