What are the member benefits?

Harvest Hosts is an online program. Your membership benefits include:

  • Online Directory of Hosts that will allow you access to park overnight for a suggested purchase in lieu of camping fees. Each Host has their own information page that gives you a description of the Host, hours of operation, contact information, website/Facebook locations, amenities, photos, and reviews.
  • Membership Dashboard to allow you to
    • Request-A-Stay system allows members to see the Host calendar and make a request to stay online for those Hosts who have opted in to for this.
    • View and make changes to your account
    • Download your Harvest Hosts membership card and vehicle badge
    • Upload your reviews and photos for the Hosts you visit on your travel adventures
  • Interactive Host Map that allows you to
    • Search Hosts by State, Locations, or Route
    • Create trips and save Hosts that look interesting to you.
  • Harvest Hosts App for your mobile device
  • Monthly Newsletter introducing you to new Hosts and Harvest Hosts Happenings
  • Member Success Team dedicated to helping you.

What type of vehicles are allowed?

All classes of RV’s are allowed (Class A, Class B, Class C) including motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, toy haulers, camper vans, truck campers, and schoolies. Vehicles towed behind RVs are also allowed at our Host locations.

Traditional pop-up campers, otherwise known as folding camping trailers, where the middle and sides of the trailer pop up and out, are prohibited.

Also prohibited: Tents, such as ground tents or car rooftop tents; sleeping in cars, trucks, or minivans; overlanding in jeeps, bikes, or atvs.

We do allow hybrid (expandable) travel trailers where only the bed areas pop out, but the rest of the trailer is composed of four rigid sides. We allow camper vans where the bed area at the top of the van pops up (but again, the rest of the van has four rigid sides). We allow clamshell and teardrop trailers, but their outdoor cooking facilities may not be used while on Host properties (see below).

Important: All camping vehicles must be fully self-contained. Your RV must have an interior toilet and built-in holding tanks or bladders for waste water. Porta-potties that remain inside the vehicle at all times are acceptable, but must be dumped off-site at an appropriate facility. The dumping of gray water on Host properties is prohibited. You may only use your RV’s indoor cooking facilities at Host locations; the use of any outdoor cooking facilities is expressly prohibited.

Are there vehicle size restrictions?

Approximately 80% of the Hosts can accept vehicles of any length.

You can filter locations by sizes of 29 foot, 44 foot, or more than 45 foot in total length. These lengths INCLUDE any trailer or towed vehicle. If you are comfortable with disconnecting your tow, then you can classify your vehicle by the length of only the RV.

Do the Hosts offer electricity, water or sewer hook-ups?

The Hosts are, first and foremost, wineries/farms/museums and do not provide the services that you would find at a campground. However, a small number of the Hosts do offer electricity or water. This will be listed on the Host information page and may include a charge.

Can I use a generator?

Yes, but please be courteous and ask beforehand so that the Host can park you where no one will be disturbed by it. If you are parked near the Host’s neighbors or other HH Members, please use your generator sparingly.

Are Hosts open all year?

Most of our Hosts are open year round but some farms and vineyards may have seasonal operations. Hosts in locations that are affected by winter weather might be closed during those times. Each of our Hosts has an information page that lists their hours of operation. You can check the Hosts website and social media accounts in the event they may have changed their hours. When you call to let the Host know you are coming, verify your approximate time of arrival to ensure they will be open when you arrive.

Can I arrive unannounced?

You must call ahead. Please call the number listed on the Host information page and ask for the contact listed to ensure you speak to the correct person. Do not arrive without calling first.

By calling ahead, you can ensure that the Host (1) is open and can accommodate you, (2) can tell you if there is a special entrance and (3) can be specific about where you should park when you arrive.

Can I arrive after business hours?

Not only do you need to call ahead to arrange your visit, you must arrive during business hours, unless the Host says otherwise. Interacting with the Hosts and supporting them with a purchase is an integral part of the Harvest Hosts program. Make your stop your destination, arrive early enough to enjoy your visit and make new friends.

How do you get a reservation?

Each Host has an information page that will show their preferred method of contact. Most of our Hosts use the online Request-A-Stay system. Others may prefer a phone call or email instead.

How far ahead should I call the Hosts?

Most of the time, we suggest a 24 hour to 2 week period of contacting the Hosts for request to stay.  There are some exceptions:

1)  Some of our Hosts use our online Request-A-Stay system.  Those Hosts will allow you to see availability from 90-180 days (depending on the Host).

2) If you know further in advance, you can call just to make sure the Host will be open during that time and doesn’t have an event.  We recommend you calling again the week that you plan to arrive to ensure that nothing has changed.

3)  If your plans change and you need a place to stay the same day, you can call but please be understanding if they cannot accommodate you.

4)   A few of our Hosts don’t require advance notice.  The Host information page will let you know that.

What if my plans change and I can't make a stay?

  • If your plans change, please contact the Host as soon as you can to either change your requested date or cancel your stay.
  • Hosts work hard to create a unique experience for Members, and they lose business if Members do not show up on their requested date. Other Members also lose out when unused spaces are not available.
  • Please adhere to the Harvest Hosts No-Show policy below:
    1. The first, and subsequent no-shows, will result in an automatic 1-star Member review for that stay.
    2. The second no-show will result in a follow-up from a Harvest Host Member success representative to ensure the Member is well and nothing is preventing them from keeping their scheduled stays.
    3. The third no-show will result in a membership suspension for up to one year. No refunds will be provided.
  • Additionally, please note that Members are not permitted to request stays at multiple locations for the same night. If we discover a Member who breaks this rule, we will revoke their membership.

How long can I stay?

Harvest Hosts is set up as an overnight program with stays of a maximum of 24 hours. At your Host’s discretion, he/she may invite you to stay an additional night but we discourage multiple night stays as to not “wear out our welcome.” Please do not ask if you can stay additional nights. This is to be an invitation from the Host.

Must I buy something from the Host?

Please make a purchase to show your appreciation to your Host for the hospitality. This is their only compensation for allowing you to park overnight. You’ll enjoy buying local products and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping a small business grow and thrive. If you don’t see anything for yourself, please consider purchasing a gift for a loved one or friend. Buy produce from the farm, wine from the winery, or tickets to the museum. The reason that Hosts remain in the program is to share their business with you. Without purchases, they have no incentive to remain a Harvest Hosts.

How much should I spend at a Host location?

Please support your Host to show your appreciation for their hospitality. When considering how much to spend at a Host, please consider the amount of money you saved in campground fees. We suggest spending a minimum of $20 in support of your Host.

Are pets allowed?

Nearly all of the Hosts permit pets on a leash at your vehicle. Specific instructions may be on the Host information page. Some Hosts may only allow pets in the parking area. Respect that you are on private property and do not allow your pets to run free. Please note that many of our farms have working animals and ask the Host what is acceptable. Your pet may be friendly but other animals may see it as a threat and react accordingly. Be sure to be a responsible pet owner and clean up after them.

If I don’t drink, can I still stay at a winery or brewery?

Most wineries and breweries have food items, local products, and gift shops with lots of interesting items available for purchase. If this makes you uncomfortable, there are hundreds of non-alcohol venues for you to visit. If you choose to stop at a winery or brewery, choose a different type of product or consider purchasing a gift for someone.

I will be traveling with a friend in a second vehicle, do they need to be a member of Harvest Hosts?

Each RV vehicle will need a Harvest Host membership to stay overnight on Harvest Hosts locations.

I’m on the road or leaving soon, how do I get my membership card?

Membership cards can be printed from the member dashboard on the website or accessed directly on the Harvest Hosts App. You can also take a picture or screenshot of the membership card on your mobile device.

Can I volunteer?

Absolutely! Most of the Hosts are small operations and often welcome extra help. If you are interested, ask when calling.

What are the parking areas like?

The parking surface might be concrete, asphalt, gravel, grass or dirt. You may be in the Host’s parking lot, or in a field, orchard or vineyard. This will be listed on the Host information page and you can verify this when you call to let them know you are visiting.

Can I use leveling devices?

Yes, but please be considerate and use jack pads on asphalt as heavy weight can cause damage.

How do Hosts benefit from the program?

Hosts are sharing their properties and introducing you to their way of life and the products they produce. They hope that you will appreciate what they have created and will make a purchase either for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Your purchase supports their American dream. In addition, Hosts get to meet some pretty amazing people from all over the world!

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