We decided we needed to do a “real” Harvest Host stay- one where you have no power, water or services, just a spot to park and a glass of wine to enjoy. We have just installed our additional solar panels, new batteries, sway bars and Sumo Springs and were ready to test it all out as well.
Since it was so hot and muggy in Atlanta, we decided to target a couple hours north to the mountains, to get to a bit cooler air. We located Hightower Creek Vineyards in Hiawasee, Georgia on the Harvest Host app, hubby made a quick call to the vineyard and we were all set! Easy peasy!
As we have a ~26′ Class C, this one is rated for max of 29′, and after turning into the driveway and seeing that you have a fairly narrow bridge to cross, and a tight turn thru a parking lot, I’d stick with their guidance! What was so very cool, is that the winery has new owners (just 3 weeks!), they were super friendly (Fred & Carol ). They let us know they were having a big open house & party that evening, that we were welcome to attend, and that it would be all wrapped up by 8pm.
We did a wine tasting ($10 included a lovely glass etched with their logo) and ended up buying a mixed case of wine. They have a cute tasting room that also has a retail side of “wine related” items.
We then purchased a glass of our favorite from the tasting (Lovely Rose!), and went out to the patio to enjoy the cooler evening and the live music. The singer did a great job on a few John Mellencamp tunes!
We grabbed a few more snapshots of the patio (minus people) early the next day so you can a feel for the space/vibe.
Once everyone departed, it was SOOOOOO quiet… absolutely loved the peacefulness!! We had a great level spot as well.
The next morning, we ended up strolling around the property, just enjoying the cool morning and taking nature shots:
We will definitely be marking this one as a favorite and will return! If you’d like to see our other Harvest Host at a farm, check out our trip report here: Harvest Host, Walnut Hollow Farm