Category Archives: Harvest Host

2023 The Cellar Winery, Madrid, Iowa

We really enjoyed our visit at the Cellar Winery. The new owners were very nice. The property is beautiful.

There is a huger parking area fort campers. For a small fee you can plug in your camper. Plans for more electric hookups is in the future plans.

They have concerts on weekends.

Fire pit gatherings.

Beautiful outdoor seating.

They have several choices of NA Beers along with their regular beers and alcoholic beverages.

They serve frozen pizzas by a local distributor. They are very good. Plus they have a meat and cheese tray for purchase.

Lovely back yard

A private deck can be rented for group activites.

The Cellar is tucked away in a beautiful country setting, the new owners doing a great job in imporving upon what is already a beautiful facility.

If you get a chance, visit The Cellar. You won’t be disappointed.

2022 Guadalupe Brewing Company and pizza kitchen, New Braunfels, Texas

In New Braunfels, TX, you will find this is a great place to stay for a night after a long day of travel. The parking lot is huge and they will accommodate up to 5 campers.

The brewery has a great list of beers to choose from. They also have a few NA beers for those who like the taste but do not want the alcohol.

There is indoor and outdoor seating. On the Friday night we were there they had a live band. It was real enjoyable.

The pizza kitchen is only a few steps from the brewery. They have an amazing variety of pizzas or you can create your own, plus a variety of other menu items. We had the pizza and it was delicious.

When you travel through New Braunfels stop in at the Guadalupe Brewing Company and Pizza Kitchen. You will not be disappointed.

Lovely garden areas to sit and relax.

Live band concerts outdoors. Plenty of space very large gatherings.

2021 POINT LABADDIE brewery

Inside seating. There are several picnic tables outside if you want to enjoy the fresh air.

Brewing Room

We had a great time here. We were there on a Thursday. On Thursdays they have a flea market and food vendors. There were several vendors with various products. We met lots of great people.

A nice variety of beer.

For the non-drinkers, they have a great root beer.

This is definitely a place where we will stop again. The owners are great. there is a huge parking area for RV’s. We were parked on one side and there was another huge area on the other side of the building. Four RV’s showed up while we were there.

Definitely a place we will return to.


A brewery with a generous selection of beer plus restaurant with a varied menu. The staff is friendly with great service. This brewery is owned by a veteran. Veterans who eat here get a discount.

We didn’t get any pictures but is has lots of seating at the bar and plenty of tables. We had some food and it was very good. This is another Harvest Host and it was worth the one night stop.

2021 hill PRARIE winery

Hill Prairie Winery is unique. The winery building is actually designed from an old barn.

Being an old barn you can still recognize where the stalls used to be.

. Wine Selection

There is a n upstairs where weddings and gatherings are held. The upstairs used to hold several hundred bails of hay

They serve food on Fridays with a very limited menu. We had the steak and it was excellent. The baked potato is topped with a very tasty garlic butter sauce. If we ever return to Prairie Hill I plan to try the ribs.

Couldn’t resist taking a picture of this sign.

We definitely recommend the Hill Prairie Winery.

2021 LaVina Winery, Anthony, new mexico

Harvest hosts have become our favorite stops when we are traveling and want to stop just for the night to rest up before another day of driving.

Our visit at this time was when COVID restrictions were in place. Plus we were there in January and it was pretty cold.

There was a beautiful patio that we sat in. The inside of the store was closed. So we ordered from the outside and sat in this charming patio.

We were able to select several different wines. A real plus was they had some homemade cheese which we had with crackers. It was fabulous and bought some to share with our family.

2021 Permian basin petrolium, Midland, Texaxs

This was a very interesting and informative Harvest Host stop. Everything you ever wanted to know about oil drilling and petroleum products can be found here. There is a great history behind the petroleum industry. Here is some information from the past.

One of the most interesting displays shows all the products we use daily that require petroleum in order to produce them.

The facility also had a field of many oil rigs from the past.

Oil drilling was a very dangerous job, especially when it came to driving the truck with nitroglycerin.

One display at the museum was quite interesting. It was an oil drilling ‘lego’ city was built entirely by students.

Seeing this museum brought with it the reality that without petroleum most of those items we are comfortable with could no longer be made.

Fortress Beer Works

This Harvest Host site open air brewery.

Beer Vats

A unique list of beers.

Indoor Seating

Since we visited here during Covid restrictions it worked out well with the fabulous open air concept. There is seating inside and out.

The huge parking area has the plenty of room for Rv’s and local patrons.

It is an open air establishment with seating inside and out. Their home brews on tap can be purchased. Food can be ordered form an outside food hut with many choices. Staff was very friendly. This Host site is very popular with the locals

San Gabriel Beer Works

A small building nestled in the woods with huge parking area for RV’s.

The hosts were very pleasant and accommodating.

You can purchase beer to take home or sit and purchase the different types of brew. This is where is all happens.

Some local patrons stopped in for a few beers.

Meeting locals or other travelers adds to the uniqueness of the Harvest Host program. Great conversations, laughs and a good time. This establishment also has live entertainment on the weekends.