The Real Difference Between Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome and Why You Should Consider Both for Your Next Road Trip

In June we added Boondockers Welcome to the Harvest Hosts family. And in October we merged the two platforms so that Members of both communities could see all 5000+ Host locations on one, easy to navigate, map. We still have Members that are solely on one platform, which is still an option, and realize that each community is different. Harvest Hosts may not be the perfect camping style for our Boondockers Welcome Members and vice versa. Each program offers its own unique experience and perks for your next road trip, so we thought it might be helpful to explain the differences between the two programs in a quick rundown.

Harvest Hosts

Harvest Hosts provides unique experiences for RVers while supporting independent growers and attractions. Support local businesses, enjoy farm-fresh products, drink some wine, have some beer, explore museums, visit roadside oddities, play a round of golf, and stay at any of our stunning locations across the continent with zero camping fees! The annual membership gives members unlimited access to stay overnight at any one of our 2500+ Host locations.

Boondockers Welcome

Boondockers Welcome provides Members the ability to access 3,000+ locations where Hosts invite travelers to spend up to 5 nights on their property. Enjoy truly unique stay experiences often without any sacrifice to comfort as 75% of Boondockers Welcome Hosts offer hookups. You can even check out all of our Host locations prior to purchasing a membership!

Interested in hosting RVers at your private property? You can get a free Boondockers Welcome Membership by signing up to be a Host

The diagram below gives you the best idea of the differences between the two communities –

Now that you know a little more about Boondockers Welcome, which community is right for you? Maybe it’s both! We offer a great upgrade discount if you’re a current Member of either platform. Already a Harvest Hosts Member and want to add Boondockers Welcome? No problem! Already a Boondockers Welcome Member but would love to add farms, wineries, breweries, and museums to your camping options? Great! No matter which program you’re a part of, you can upgrade here and follow these instructions

Any way that you look at it, these memberships save you tons of headaches while you’re out on the road. You can book stays and plan your route with both memberships inside of the same, easy-to-use app. No hassle, all fun! 

If you’re just learning about these two amazing communities now, you can join Harvest Hosts here or Boondockers Welcome here. Then, add additional host locations through our discounted upgrade process here.

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  1. Tony
    28th March, 2023

    Do BW host receive free membership to HH as well?

  2. Tino Velazco
    5th March, 2023

    Considering getting membership to Harvest Hosts. The maximum size rig at a site, does it refer to the total length of the towable trailer + tow vehicle?

  3. Lainie
    6th February, 2023

    For BW: is there a discount I can give my friends to sign up? And where is that posted so I can keep track of people I’ve signed up in BW?

  4. Becky
    4th February, 2023

    We paid memberships to harvest hosts and boondockers welcome right before you merged. We’ve updated our app but never see the boondockers hosts. What are we missing? Also how do we stop automatic renewal?

  5. Sharonn
    28th January, 2023

    The form for Boondockers welcome has a spot for RV make/model.
    Do you also support people in vans?

    1. Harvest Hosts Marketing
      30th January, 2023

      We do! Vans do need to be fully self-contained.

  6. Dave
    12th December, 2022

    New to all of this. Can I join both

  7. Amy
    21st November, 2022

    It seems they do not respond to any of these comments…

    1. Harvest Hosts Marketing
      21st November, 2022

      Hi Amy! How can we help you?

  8. Laurel Finnerty
    4th October, 2022

    I bought a membership Sept 2022. For some weird unexplainable reason, we cannot access the account or membership. There is no contact with anyone that I can find. So I am trying to find help here. We tried the website, the FB page, the app. Nada. HELP>

    1. Gypsy
      6th November, 2022

      I’m curious if you were able to communicate with someone successfully

    2. Harvest Hosts Marketing
      21st November, 2022

      Hi, please use the chatbot on our website to contact someone!

    3. Harvest Hosts
      21st November, 2022

      Thank you for reaching out, I see that you are an active member in our system. Please reach out to us at [email protected] or you can use our new chat/message option on our website at harvesthosts.com . We would be happy to help!

  9. John Wilkes
    28th September, 2022

    If I start with the classic Harvest Hosts plan, can I upgrade to Harvest Hosts + Boondockers Welcome?

    1. Harvest Hosts Marketing
      21st November, 2022

      Yes, you can! It should prompt you to do so within the app, or you can visit your Memberships page on the website.

    2. Harvest Hosts
      21st November, 2022

      Thank you for asking, absolutely! You can upgrade your membership at anytime and for an additional discount. You will find the option on your membership page under Manage membership then click ‘upgrade membership’.

  10. Winifred Walker
    6th September, 2022

    What is the difference in your different level of memberships?

    Thank you

    1. Harvest Hosts
      21st November, 2022

      Thank you for asking, Please go to our plans page to learn more : https://harvesthosts.com/ We offer Harvest Host locations, +Golf, as well as Boondockers Welcome

  11. Todd
    21st July, 2022

    I’m a member to boondockers, pd my fee, but completely unable to use your site. Our two week trip is done. Membership is useless so far

    1. Harvest Hosts
      21st November, 2022

      Todd, I am sorry to hear you have not been able to use your membership please reach out to us on the website at Harvesthosts.com in the chat/message feature so we can better assist you. We look forward to helping you!

  12. Jennifer
    14th July, 2022

    I am a HarvestHosts member who just signed up for Boondockers. I requested a stay and after 48 hours I have to still not heard back from the host. Is that normal? I ended up having to stay in a KOA and now I’m annoyed that I paid for a year of Boondockers.

  13. Jennifer
    14th July, 2022

    I am a HarvestHosts member who just signed up for Boondockers. I requested a stay and after 48 hours I have still not heard back from the host. Is that normal? I ended up having to stay in a KOA and now I’m annoyed that I paid for a year of Boondocker‘s.

    1. Harvest Hosts
      21st November, 2022

      Jennifer, I am sorry to hear this happened. Please reach out to us if this ever happens so that we can follow through with the Host. We have many Hosts that do respond in a quick timely manner.

  14. RV Travels
    29th June, 2022

    I have been doing a x Canada trip and have stayed at a number of Harvest hosts and a number of Boondockers welcome locations.
    The main difference I have experienced is that the Boondockers hosts are RV people, interested in your stories and keen to assist you. They are happy to help and share with another RV traveler.
    Harvest hosts, for the most part, are business people. Their main object is to makes some sales and increase the profile of their business.
    While I have enjoyed my stays at HH locations, don’t expect long friendly RV chats, but sure you may have a dry site, for one night all for the cost of a bottle of wine.

  15. Vincent C. Libertini
    29th May, 2022

    Interested in both -need more info

    1. Harvest Host
      21st November, 2022

      Thank you for asking, Please go to our plans page to learn more : https://harvesthosts.com/ We offer Harvest Host locations, +Golf, as well as Boondockers Welcome

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