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The Red Brick Winehaus

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Portland, IN

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County property, just on the edge of Portland Indiana. Property boasts a beautiful 1950's brick home with wrap around porch, and 2 restored historic red barns on about 4 acres. No immediate neighbors - property is surrounded by farm fields on 3 sides. Lots of open, grassy space at the back of the lot to walk and play with your dog. Easy access off of State Highway 67, with a circle drive on the property to make it easy to get in & out of. Highway location makes for corresponding road noise, but otherwise the the location is peaceful. One 30 amp electric plug available. A donation you feel is appropriate based on your usage level of water and power is requested. If you want to park without anything from me, always no charge. When I'm home I can fill your water tanks with softened water from the house (but not stay connected), or provide you with a hook up to a connection to potable well water. There is one walnut tree along the driveway you will need to drive under. I try to keep it trimmed up to get my class C through without branches hitting, but if your rig is abnormally tall you may need to drive around the tree through the grass, which can be done as long as the ground is dry. If you are concerned, give me a heads up & I'll double check the trimming (really only a spring growth issue) and let you know the ground condition. There is plenty of room to park 2 RVs plus cars, if needed. (Previous home owners both drove school buses & both were parked here overnight daily.) There is one 30 AMP plug available by the barns, and a couple of 15 AMP plug-ins. I have a 2nd 30-AMP plug available by the house. Parking length for that one would be limited to 25' MAX (no more than a Van or small Class B/C). There is WiFi in the house, it may not be strong where you'll be parked, but it is available on the property. Walmart is less than a mile away to stock up. Laundry mat is right up the road too. Suggested Local Attractions: On weekends, visit my winery: Tipsy Glass Winery in Bryant, IN! 15 mins to the north of Portland. New microbrew in Portland: Good-Rich Brewery Lots of events throughout the year at the Jay County Fairgrounds: Vintage Motorbike Show, Jay County Fair, Shutterbug Conference, World's Largest Gas Tractor & Engine Show, Vintage Military Vehicle Show, Hunting/Fishing Expo, or an auction about every weekend. There are many antique stores in the area, and a growing number of Women's clothing boutique stores in Portland and nearby Fort Recovery, OH. Arts Place in Portland has events throughout the year. Kids will enjoy the nearly brand new Portland City Waterpark in the summer.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

Prefer no smoking on property. If you do, don't leave a trace. No trash disposal on property. Pets should always be leashed/tethered outside. Please stay out of the out-buildings. You're welcome to take a walk and wonder around the back mowed two grassy acres.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Access is off of a state highway. Driveway is flat, gravel & concrete and leads up to the house and a large gravel circle drive in front of 2 large out buildings. Years ago the property used to be a farm, so there is space to navigate larger vehicles. The former property owners owned a 40' class A motorhome that was kept at the property. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: I have a large circle driveway and spaces in front of 2 large out buildings to park in front of. All gravel, off-road.

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Hosted By winehaus

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30-45

Wine & Bulldogs at the edge of a small town Details: I just started RV traveling in 2021. I travel mainly to attend AKC dog shows with my bulldogs. Traveling in an RV lets me take the whole crew with me without worry of finding a hotel that will allow my dogs. If I'm not attending dog shows, I am running my small winery, The Tipsy Glass Winery, in Bryant, IN on weekends. Home Town: Portland, Indiana Favorite Boondocking Locations: Just starting out. No suggestions yet! Skills or Expertise to Share: I am a wine maker!

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References for this location from other RVers

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    MarthaW

    3 months ago

    My dogs and I enjoyed our time here. I had the chance to do some dog training in the gorgeous field behind the barns. Thus, my dogs got their exercise prior to the drive across Ohio.

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    wandering.wolf.woman

    4 months ago

    Everything went as expected and this was a great little location to rest for the night on my way through the area. I originally planned to stay 2 nights but ended up only staying 1 night after a spot became available for the next night at the state park campground I was staying at before. The host was great with communicating with me about something unexpected on their end (2 guests booked for the same night for the first time) and understanding about the change on my end when I was only staying 1 night instead of 2 (and coincidentally this meant there was not another guest staying at the same time as me anymore). The host kept in touch until my stay, I kept them updated about my arrival time as I drove. I ended up arriving just as it got dark and the host came out to my rig and discussed where to park with me. I pulled in easily and the space felt private as it was between 2 of the structures and I couldn't even view the house when I got tucked in there but had a great view out my windows of the fields and grass at the back of the property. It was a peaceful night of rest, which was just what I needed, and I pulled out early the next morning for an appointment I had with no problem. And it was super convenient right down the road this property was off of! Overall it was a nice spot to rest and everything went well :) Would stay again.

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    TrudianneTemple

    4 months ago

    Super place for a stopover, overnight or longer. Protected level parking area, easy access to water, 30amp power, large grassy area for our Rosie-dog, and the host's very own winery! We had to see what was going on at the Tipsy Glass Winery and absolutely loved it. Enjoyed a wine sampling with crackers, cheese, summer sausage, and great conversation - then left with a bottle of delicious Rhubarb Crush wine. Thank you for such a delightful stay! We look forward to returning the next time we head east for a family visit.

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    Sidyann57

    6 months ago

    We were very comfortable on our nights stay. Great communication!

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    MikeyInNY

    6 months ago

    Excellent communications with the host. Host sent photo of where to exactly park and location of power, so setting up was very easy. Dog loved the backyard to explore. Very nice location, would stop there again.

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