Harvest Hosts is a unique membership program that allows members to stay at various off-the-beaten path locations all over North America. These 2251+ locations include stops such as wineries, farms, breweries and distilleries, golf courses, museums, and many other types of attractions. These locations provide the special experiences that many RVers set out to find when they buy an RV in the first place.
Harvest Hosts members spoke, and we listened. We are now introducing a new way to contact your favorite (or future favorite) Harvest Hosts locations. Our new feature, called “Request a Stay,” allows for a contactless method of requesting to stay with a specific Host. We understand how busy life can be on the road and hope that our new feature can make it that much easier for you to enjoy your travels. Read on to learn all about how to request a stay at your next farm or winery camping location.
Step One: Select a Host.
Peruse our map of Harvest Hosts locations by typing in the search bar, viewing the map, or by searching along your route. You can use your preferences menu to locate Hosts within your specific qualifications, such as RV length, pet-friendly, or type of Host. It’s best to have a second or third choice picked out, depending on the time proximity of your request.
Step Two: Reach Out to the Host.
Check out the new green button located on the purple information panel within a Harvest Hosts’ profile. This is an option as a means of communication with your potential Host in lieu of a phone call or an email. Remember, this is a request. There is no guarantee that a stay will be granted depending on Hosts’ availabilities.
Step Three: Fill Out Your Request Form.
Requests may be made up to six months in advance (you’re welcome to those who enjoy planning ahead!). Any days that the business is closed are not available for request. Take note of the location and parking information, along with the additional information indicating permitted RV size and whether or not pets are allowed. There may also be instructions indicating when your Host may want you to arrive by.
Step Four: Cross Your Fingers!
Just as we understand that Members can lead busy lives, many of our Hosts do as well! Because of this, please remember that requesting a stay is just that: a request. Our Hosts do their best to accommodate every Member that requests, but they may be full on your requested day. Be sure to have a backup plan (just as you would when making a phone call to a Host) to make other accommodations if necessary. Rest assured that, due to the nature of requesting a minimum of 24 hours in advance, more often than not, our Hosts are able to accept almost every requested stay.
Step Five: What Happens Next?
As soon as your request is submitted, your potential Host is notified, and you receive a confirmation in your email. When there is an update with your request, you will be notified via email, whether that is an approval, denial, or requested date change. When a request is approved, you will also receive an email indicating so.
Additional Tips and Tricks
Manage Your Requests
After requesting your first stay, you are able to manage your requests by viewing your upcoming stays. You can access this from your Harvest Hosts dashboard homepage under “Your Lists”. There, you can view your current and future requests and cancel any if needed. You can also view past stays and even cancelled stays.
Plan Your Vacation or Trip
Because you are able to request stays up to six months in advance, you can now plan your accommodations ahead of time. As stated above, it’s best to have a backup location just in case. Oftentimes there is more than one Host location in an area, especially near cities and attractions. Try out our Route map feature to list out all Harvest Hosts along your planned route, then request to stay. Boom, road trip planned!
Thanks to our newest feature, many Harvest Hosts members can enjoy a more convenient way to request a stay. It’s now easier than ever to plan an entire road trip to exciting and unique locations without even needing to pick up the phone (if that’s your thing). We truly hope that this feature will enhance Harvest Hosts members’ experience!
Do you now understand how to request a stay? Where will your next Harvest Hosts location be? Feel free to share your ideas or ask any further questions in the comments below!
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