If you haven’t heard by now, Harvest Hosts is one of the most extraordinary membership programs in the world of RVing. Hosts and members create a symbiotic relationship where the host offers a place to park for the night with no camping fees, and in return, the member patronizes the business. Visitors also have the rare opportunity to view the business after-hours. Members can choose from 5174+ locations and can even plan stops along a route. With Harvest Hosts’ search function, members can also narrow down exactly the type of experience they’re searching for. Whether it be a winery, brewery, farm, or more, Harvest Hosts has you covered for an unforgettable and memorable experience. The cost for a yearly membership is roughly the price of two night’s stay in a traditional campground. We’ll also let you in on a secret that many members aren’t aware of: upgrading to the golf membership plan gives members access to an additional 400+ locations on manicured greens and championship courses. Dust off your clubs and let’s see how it feels to experience a golf course for a Harvest Hosts night’s stay.
Choosing a Location
Choosing a Harvest Hosts location is easier than ever thanks to the handy search function. Many members are surprised to find local Hosts which can make for a great overnight trip or a short adventure. After logging in, head over to the “Find Hosts” button or use the search bar at the top of the screen. Here, members can search by route, region, location, or the name of the business. You can also search by preferences. The filters include wineries, breweries, farms, attractions, and golf courses. Pro tip: members can also input the length of their RV for pull thru spots and search for pet-friendly accommodations, if needed. Most of the important information is located on the Hosts’ page, including how much notice they need for reservations. We’re constantly adding new locations, so every time you go to search for your next destination, you may be surprised with a new one!
After finding your perfect Host location, whether it be a winery or golf course, you must call to make reservations. Some locations only have a select number of parking spaces available, or occasionally host events which take up additional parking. Be sure to confirm the parking location and the time you plan to arrive. If you’re planning to play a round of golf, be sure to book a tee time either on the phone or online to coincide with your stay.
It’s best practice to arrive during business hours for a smooth check in with your Host. Occasionally, Hosts have fenced-in properties that are locked at night, so always update your Host if your ETA is later than originally planned. There are very few Harvest Hosts that offer partial hookups for an additional cost. Always plan to dry camp unless otherwise stated by the specific Host. When you arrive, park in your designated space. After setting up camp, it’s customary to greet your Host and introduce yourself in person.
What to Do
Staying at a Harvest Hosts golf course or country club may vary depending on the location. The most popular way to patronize a golf course is, of course, by playing a round of golf. Many golf courses offer a high season and low season fee, which can provide an excellent basis for planning your visit. Most of the golf course locations also have an on-site restaurant to patronize if you forgot your clubs at home or aren’t a fan of golf. Many golf courses also offer golfing lessons if you would like to improve your put or fix that slice. Several golf courses also offer alternative activities such as tennis, disc golf, foot golf, and more. No matter how you spend your time at the golf course, you can expect to be treated to beautiful views upon waking. After spending the night in a serene golf course, you’ll probably never want to “wallydock” again! Parking lots simply don’t compare to the privacy, quietness, and beauty of Harvest Hosts locations.
After patronizing the business and staying for the night, it’s time to say goodbye. Many leave with new memories, new experiences, a new understanding of a business, and new friends. Oftentimes, Hosts and members build a relationship they wouldn’t have discovered if not for Harvest Hosts bringing them together.
Harvest Hosts is even better for those who have the golf membership add-on. If you are already a member, you can upgrade to a golf membership for a special discounted rate right in your Member Dashboard – login to check your price!
Staying at a Harvest Hosts location is easier than ever with the handy search functions. Did you know we have an app as well? You can find it in the App Store and Google Play Store for Apple or Android. That means you can find Host locations on the go either with your phone or tablet. Get out there and try a new restaurant. Spend your first night on a farm. Tour a museum two towns over that you didn’t know was there. Try a new beer or wine. Practice your swing. Let us help make your next adventure more memorable. It’s glamping for RVers! Not a member? Join today!
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