Visiting Western Washington in your RV

Western Washington State is incredibly unique and special. Between the immense biodiversity, the climate, the scenery, and the incredible places to visit, it should be on everyone’s bucket list to visit at least once. Traveling to Washington in your RV can make the trip especially memorable and special. With average summer temperatures in the 70s, western Washington makes for the perfect summer trip destination.

Any road trip in your RV is enhanced with a Harvest Hosts membership. Through the Harvest Hosts program, members gain access to thousands of unique overnight stays instead of needing to book a campground or stay in a parking lot. Potential Harvest Hosts locations include farms, breweries, museums, wineries, restaurants, and more. These locations are typically small businesses that benefit from RVers’ stays, as it is expected that members will make a purchase or donation in exchange for the free accommodations. Anywhere you decide to travel in your RV in the United States, there’s bound to be a Harvest Hosts location along the way or near the destination. There are tons of Harvest Hosts in Western Washington. Get ready as we explore where to go, what to do, and which nearby Harvest Hosts locations to check out during your trip.

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West Coast Washington and Willapa Bay

The West Coast of Washington is met with a different side of the Pacific Ocean. While the southern portions are warm, sunny, and inviting, the northern Pacific Ocean is colder and rockier. However, just because the beaches aren’t the same as southern California doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty to do and enjoy.

What to Do

If you enjoy spending time around water, then you will love beautiful Willapa Bay. This little peninsula is surrounded by the bay and the ocean, and, while it isn’t ideal for swimming, visitors can still kayak or canoe, fish, or go tidepooling. The beaches are very scenic and typically have sea caves, rock formations, and plenty of driftwood. Be sure to grab a Washington State Shellfish License to dig up clams for a fresh dinner that can be prepared over a campfire.

There are numerous state parks alongside the Washington coast, along with wildlife refuges and conservation areas. Those interested in getting outside or observing wildlife will enjoy this opportunity. 

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Where to Stay

Willapa Bay Heritage Farm – Long Beach, WA

Owned by “Farmer Deb”, Willapa Bay Heritage Farm is a hobby farm dedicated to Deb’s grandparents. Located on what was once a world-famous Rhododendron nursery, this farm is now teeming with other flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, goats, and chickens. The best way to support this host is by purchasing some eggs, produce, or homemade pasta sauce. This Harvest Hosts location offers four pet-friendly sites for RVs of any size. 

Peninsula Golf Course – Long Beach, WA

Members with an upgraded golf membership can take advantage of a second night’s stay in Long Beach at Peninsula Golf Course. Not only is this course beautiful and a short walk from the beach, but it’s also very affordable, perfect for budget travelers. Anyone who may have forgotten their clubs at home will be delighted to learn that they also offer golf club rentals. This Harvest Hosts location has one pet-friendly site for an RV up to thirty feet in length. 

Northwest Washington and Salish Sea

Situated between Washington and Vancouver Island in Canada, the Salish Sea is fed from the Pacific Ocean and flows into countless straits, bays, rivers, and the Puget Sound. When exploring Northwest Washington, be sure to be courteous of the Native American reservations and villages, and only visit public beaches. 

What to Do

Most of Northwest Washington consists of beaches, capes, and forest. However, Lake Ozette and Crescent Lake are very scenic and great for hiking. Crescent Lake is also a great space for swimming and other water activities. 

Port Angeles is the largest town in the “upper left” of Washington and makes for a great basecamp. Here, there are plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities, as well as some museums and plenty of live music. 

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Where to Stay

Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain –  Sequim, WA

Growing over 100 types of lavender, this family-owned farm is also home to a few happy alpacas as well. No matter what time of year you visit, the farm will have plenty for you to do, see, and explore. The best way to support this host is by making a purchase from their on-site gift shop. You’ll find a few alpaca items among the many incredible lavender products, such as candles, skincare products, snacks, and more. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly site for an RV under twenty-five feet in length.

Red Hawk Stables – Sequim, WA

This horseback riding facility offers guided trail rides that are discounted for Harvest Hosts members. Here, visitors can saddle up and visit with the location’s horses, ponies, petting zoo, and pet dogs. If you aren’t interested in riding a horse, consider making a donation to account for your stay. This Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly sites for RVs up to thirty feet in length. 

Around Seattle, Washington

Seattle is the largest city in Washington and home to some tech giants’ headquarters, and it was also the start of Starbucks. No matter what you enjoy, Seattle is guaranteed to have it. 

What to Do

From ferries across the harbor, to the aquarium, Seattle can satisfy your need to observe aquatic life. There’s also the Pacific Science Center and countless museums to visit as well. Between Pike Place Public Market and dozens of other local farmers markets, you’ll certainly leave stocked up on fresh goods and snacks. Don’t forget about iconic stops such as the Space Needle or Seattle Center Monorail. 

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Where to Stay

North 47 Brewing Co. – Tacoma, WA

This microbrewery produces a regular lineup of beers and occasionally features seasonal ciders. They’ve also begun offering local wine and featuring local food trucks as well. The brewery is located close to downtown Tacoma, so it’s a great basecamp from which to explore Tacoma, Seattle, or any of the other surrounding cities. This Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly sites for RVs up to forty-four feet in length. 

Fall City Farms – Fall City, WA

What started as a small farm stand in a garage in 1991 has become a staple in the community. They offer a seasonal pumpkin patch, Christmas tree cutting, and even a hosting location for weddings. The best way to support this Host is by purchasing produce or other goods from their on-site farm store. This Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly sites for RVs of any size. 

Near Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is an absolute treasure. There are numerous ecosystems present in this protected area that make it unlike any other place in the United States.

What to Do

With most national parks, the bulk of activities are located outdoors, enjoying your surroundings. There are ample hiking trails, as well as opportunities for boating, fishing, tidepooling, or viewing wildlife. Within Olympic National Park, visitors can also find temperate rainforests, glacier-capped mountains, and a rugged ocean coastline that all come together to make up the incredible park.

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Where to Stay

Long Cellars – Woodinville, WA

This winery is typically only open on the weekends but also schedules tastings throughout the week. Their whole vineyard follows sustainable practices, including the winemaking process itself. They produce a variety of reds and whites, all created from Bordeaux varietals. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly site for an RV under forty-four feet in length.

Hoodsport Winery – Hoodsport, WA

Started in 1978, Hoodsport Winery was one of sixteen total Washington wineries back in the day. Since then, they have been featured in several publications and have won several awards. They currently produce a variety of red and white wines, along with fruit wines, coffee, and a sampling of treats. This Harvest Hosts location offers two pet-friendly sites for RVs under forty-four feet in length.

Azebrasis Ranch II – Montesano, WA

Harvest Hosts members who book a stay at the Azebrasis Ranch will have access to almost an acre of land to set up on. Those traveling with dogs will enjoy the off-leash pet area so their dogs can get out their zoomies. The area is scenic, with views of woods, horses, and the beautiful Washington countryside. The best way to support this host is by purchasing their fresh garden veggies, quilts, or by making a donation. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly space for an RV up to forty feet in length. 

Near North Cascades National Park

This scenic alpine landscape will absolutely take your breath away. The scenery looks like something out of a movie or book, with its glacier-capped peaks, forested valleys, and cascading waterfalls. This park has more glaciers than any other contiguous United States national park, and it is best visited in the summer or early fall seasons. 

What to Do

Due to the mountainous nature of the park, North Cascades is the perfect location for hiking, climbing, and camping. Visitors can also enjoy bicycling, boating, fishing, and viewing wildlife. The biomes here intersect at a rare point where alpine meets humidity, making for a very unique setting.

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Where to Stay

Double O Ranch – Concrete, WA

Double O Ranch is a cattle ranch that also rents out luxury cabins. The scenery surrounding the ranch is nestled between the Skagit River and several mountains. The location is scenic and hospitable offering cuts of beef and baked goods for purchase. This Harvest Hosts location offers three pet-friendly sites for RVs of any size. 

Methow Valley Ciderhouse – Winthrop, WA

What started as a cider orchard offering drinks and cider donuts with a dash of outdoor fun has since transformed into an entire restaurant with cider still at its core. Methow Valley Ciderhouse now serves their classic ciders, along with a variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This Harvest Hosts location offers one pet-friendly site for an RV up to thirty feet in length. 

Near Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier is a 14,000-foot active volcano that holds the title for the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. Don’t worry though, it hasn’t erupted in over 1,000 years. Between the glacier-carved valleys, the abundance of wildflowers, and the rich geological and archaeological history, this park is stunning and makes for an incredible vacation destination. 

What to Do

Many determined climbers visit Mt. Rainier to obtain a climbing permit and climb the goliath. In the outdoor community, hiking a mountain over 14,000 feet, also known as a 14’er, is a huge accomplishment. For those looking for more scaled-back adventures, there are many day hikes in the park, along with opportunities for bicycling, fishing, and boating. There are also ample opportunities for winter recreation here as well. 

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Where to Stay

Paradise Village Hotel and Restaurant – Ashford, WA

Just a short drive from the park, this local restaurant doubles as a hotel as well. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with baked goods and coffee drinks. Much of their menu receives inspiration from Ukranian dishes, creating a unique flavor palate. This Harvest Hosts location is first come, first-served with five pet-friendly sites offered for RVs of any size. 

Western Washington is a place brimming with so many hidden treasures just waiting for the next visitors. No matter if you travel solo, with your family, or with friends, there is something for everyone in Western Washington. The experiences here are unlike anything else in the United States. We hope you’ll use your Harvest Hosts membership on your next visit to the area!

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Have you visited Western Washington in your RV? What Harvest Hosts location sounds like the most fun to you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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