What’s more relaxing than being outside with a good glass of wine? Waking up the next morning in a picturesque campground, ready to do it all over again! If your plans include visits to some of the best wine regions in the U.S., make sure you spend the night in a place you love. If you stay at any of these 10 campgrounds near wineries, you’ll be rested and ready to continue your vineyard tours!
1. Verde Ranch RV Resort – Camp Verde, AZ
Nearest Airport: Flagstaff Airport, Prescott Regional Airport
Nearby Wineries: Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery, Salt Mine Wine, Alcantara Vineyards and Winery
Unique Amenity: Hot tub
The Verde Valley has blossomed as a wine hotspot over the last decade, and Verde Ranch is one of the best places you can stay when you visit. This resort is built for maximum comfort and relaxation. If you want your wine tour to only be surpassed by the comfort of your accommodations, you’ve come to the right place.
With a full suite of amenities, including a heated pool, two hot tubs, a fitness center, a pet park, and many more, you’ll have everything you could need (or want) at your fingertips.
2. Wine Country RV Resort – Paso Robles, CA
Nearest Airport: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, Santa Maria Airport
Nearby Wineries: Vina Robles Vineyards and Winery, Eberle Winery, Le Vigne Winery
Unique Amenity: Pool
There are few places more closely associated with wine than Paso Robles, California. Paso Robles wine country is located in the equally famous San Luis Obispo County, making it situated beautifully for those looking to do a tour of California’s wine country.
Don’t want to leave the resort? We don’t blame you! Camping near wineries is easy when there’s an on-site wine garden. If you visit it, you’ll find plenty of entertainment to pair with your wine, including an outdoor theater, music, and dancing.
3. Arch Ray RV Park – Fredericksburg, TX
Nearest Airport: San Antonio International Airport, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Grape Creek Vineyards, Augusta Vin, Signor Vineyards
Unique Amenity: Buddy RV sites
Texas has more greenery than it’s often given credit for. You’ll be sitting comfortably under the old oak trees at this Texas RV Resort, far away from the noise of the city. This resort offers simplistic amenities and beautiful views in the heart of Texas Wine Country.
While wine is often solely associated with California, the state of Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the United States! If you visit during the late spring, you’ll be perfectly situated to enjoy pleasant temperatures and the wildflower season.
4. Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park – Asheville, NC
Nearest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Biltmore Estate Winery, Plēb Urban Winery, Sawyer Springs Vineyard
Unique Amenity: Canoeing/Kayaking
Asheville is known for beer, but it also has a burgeoning wine scene! This family-run RV park has been around since the 1990s, offering lodging to those who visit this popular spot in the western section of the state. This is perfect for RV travelers looking for campgrounds near wineries.
Wilson’s is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the nature of North Carolina while still being close to the attractions. You’ll love the proximity to the water, with canoeing and kayaking offered here as well as a waterfront to enjoy.
5. Gorge Base Camp – White Salmon, WA
Nearest Airport: Portland International Airport, Eugene Airport
Nearby Wineries: Le Doubblé Troubblé Wine Co, Cerulean Wine, Evoke Winery – Hood River
Unique Amenity: Playground
95% of the wineries in the Gorge Wine Region are boutique wineries, meaning they produce 5,000 cases of wine (or fewer) each year! You’re sure to find and appreciate unique bottles here that you may not be able to find back home.
Perfectly situated between some of the best spots in both Oregon and Washington, the Gorge Wine Region is a must-add to any trip that heads through the Pacific Northwest. With beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of nature as you fall asleep.
6. Back-Achers Campsites – Himrod, NY
Nearest Airport: Elmira Corning Regional Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Prejean Vinery, Tabora Farm & Winery
Unique Amenity: Waterfront
Though the name suggests discomfort, you’ll rest easy at this south-central New York campsite. With the popular Finger Lakes Wine Region nearby, you’ll fall asleep near Seneca Lake, ready for a long day of wine tasting. In fact, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail has 27 member wineries. If you’re looking to participate in a wine tour that stops at many wineries, this wine region is the place for you!
You don’t have to make the drive to the Finger Lakes if you don’t feel like it, though. If you head south following Seneca Lake, you’ll find plenty of high-quality local wineries to choose from.
7. Sun Outdoors Petoskey Bay Harbor – Petoskey, MI
Nearest Airport: Cherry Capital Airport, Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Walloon Lake Winery, Resort Pike Cidery & Winery, Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery
Unique Amenity: Outdoor Theater
This Sun Outdoors location took home a unique honor at last year’s Campspot awards for Top Site. The “Premium Coach” spot took home second place overall. When looking for campgrounds near wineries, why not pick the best? While this location is filled with great sites, the Premium Coach is the one to choose if it’s available. You’re guaranteed a restful sleep before heading into the greater Petoskey Wine Region.
The northern section of the Lower Peninsula is known to be idyllic and a top-tier winter destination, but in recent years has seen increasing success in the field of wine. The well-loved local restaurants sure don’t hurt its case either!
8. Casini Ranch Family Campground – Duncans Mills, CA
Nearest Airport: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport, Oakland International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Korbel Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
Unique Amenity: Paddle Boat
If you pick one place on this list, you can’t go wrong choosing a destination in Sonoma County, CA. Outside of maybe Napa, there’s no place in the country more synonymous with vineyards and wine tasting than Sonoma County.
One look at the photos of Casini Ranch, and you’ll be in love! Enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen, only to wake up to a veritable outdoor paradise on the Russian River. Anglers of all stripes will be in heaven, and wine aficionados sure won’t be disappointed either!
9. Paradise Stream Family Campground – Loysville, PA
Nearest Airport: Harrisburg International Airport, Franklin County Regional Airport
Nearby Wineries: The Winery at the Long Shot Farm, Juniata Valley Winery, Hawstone Hollow Winery
Unique Amenity: Fishing
Looking to hold a family reunion or just a small get-together? Paradise Stream is set up to perfectly host you and anticipate the needs of your family. You’ll be in an intimate tree-lined setting perfect for parking your RV or pitching a tent and enjoying the wind rustling through the leaves.
The countryside of Pennsylvania is the perfect place to be during fall. If the family is all grown up now, treat them to a stay here when you visit Loysville!
10. Wild Vines Campground – Taylors Falls, MN
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Rochester International Airport
Nearby Wineries: Wild Mountain Winery, Winehaven Winery, Chateau St. Croix Winery
Unique Amenity: On-site Winery
Winery? Picturesque camping stay? Why not both? If you want to maximize relaxation, why walk a step more than you have to? With an on-site winery, you’ll have everything you need in one place! Camping near wineries has never been simpler when the winery is literally next door!
Located near the Twin Cities, you’ll forget you’re anywhere near an urban center when you lose yourself in the foliage of Eastern Minnesota.
If you want a simple, rustic getaway, campgrounds near wineries give you the best of both worlds. You’ll get to enjoy the crisp air and wake up slowly with the sun before heading out for a day filled with complex flavors and maybe a bottle or two to take home!
Joe Coleman is a freelance travel and outdoor writer based in East Texas. His love for the outdoors started when living near Olympic National Park and has stayed with him ever since. Taking a respite from social media, you can reach him exclusively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit in order of appearance: Adobe Stock – Jeremy Francis, Verde Ranch RV Resort, Wine Country RV Resort, Arch Ray RV Park, Wilson’s Riverfront RV Park, Gorge Base Camp, Back-Achers Campsites, Sun Outdoors Petoskey Bay Harbor, Casini Ranch Family Campground, Paradise Stream Family Campground, Wild Vines Campground