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How to Maximize your Harvest Hosts Membership

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Sam Leash
November 15, 2019

TL;DR: Welcome to Harvest Hosts, where your RV adventures get a unique twist! Explore hundreds of overnight stays across North America with no camping fees. From museums to orchards to golf courses, there's something for everyone. Maximize your membership by reading the newsletter for insider info, downloading the app for easy booking, and considering the golf upgrade for even more perks. Plan your stops along your route using the interactive map, dive into host profiles for all the details, and aim to visit during peak seasons for the best experience. Don't forget to connect with your hosts and support their businesses while enjoying the perks of RV travel with Harvest Hosts!

How to Maximize your Harvest Hosts Membership

If you have recently joined Harvest Hosts, then welcome to the most unique camping experience for anyone travelling in a self-contained recreational vehicle. With this program, you now have access to hundreds of overnight stays across North America with no camping fees. You may find yourself at a museum, an apple orchard, or even a luxury golf course. No matter what type of adventure you’re seeking, Harvest Hosts is sure to provide. Below, we’ll be outlining some important tips in order for you to make the most of your new membership. Even if you’re a seasoned member, be sure to read on because you might learn something new.Blue Heron French Cheese Company is a Harvest Host location, free to members.

Enhancing your Harvest Hosts membership

There are a number of ways for you to maximize your membership before even booking Harvest Hosts stays. These tips will allow you to best plan and prepare for your overnight stops.

Read the newsletter

This first step may seem simple, yet can prove to be very helpful. Are you subscribed to the Harvest Hosts newsletter? If not, you are missing out on new host listings, insider content, and much more. On the Harvest Hosts website, scroll all the way to the bottom of the homepage, where you can input your email address in order to begin receiving the monthly newsletter. Beautiful Harvest Hosts locations such as this one require dry camping!

Download the app

Did you know Harvest Hosts has a mobile app? It doesn’t matter if you have an Android or an Apple phone, we have you covered! After downloading and signing into your account, you’re able to refine your search with filters, such as the type of location you’re looking to stay at (farms, wineries, golf, etc.), the area you plan to visit, and more. You can also search by length of vehicle permitted as some stays can only accommodate smaller rigs. When selecting your next stay, you’re able to read reviews left by other members, and then review the location yourself after departing. With the app, finding your next Harvest Hosts locations is easier than ever.

Upgrade to the Harvest Hosts golf membership

What sounds more relaxing, a weekend round of golf, or a weekend in your RV? With the upgraded golf membership, you can have both! With this, you gain access to 300+ more locations including golf courses, country clubs, and access to spa facilities in addition to all the other host locations (total [total_and_golf_locations] locations). Whether you’re on the road full time or enjoying occasional trips, this membership pays for itself in about three nights at a typical campground. Talk about making the most out of your membership!Upgrade your Harvest Hosts membership to include golf for even more fun.

Enhancing your stay

Now that we’ve covered ways to enhance your membership, what about enhancing your individual stay? We have learned some very important tips that we’d like to pass along to you so you can make the most out of your visits.

Plan your Harvest Hosts stops along your route

While there is nothing wrong with driving wherever the road takes you, if you’re planning a specific trip or have time constraints, then this tip is for you. The Harvest Hosts website or app makes it easier than ever to find locations near where you’ll be visiting with the interactive map. Whether you’re staying near a big city like Philadelphia or even a tiny town in South Dakota, you’re almost guaranteed to find a nearby host along your route. On the Harvest Hosts website, you can plan efficient stops along your route.

Host Profiles

Most information can be found on the host profile, such as rig length permitted, pet allowance, number available spots, parking details, directions, generator usage rules, Wifi availablity, and more. You'll also be able to book a stay at (most) Host locations through their profile  using the "Request a Stay" feature. This feature makes booking stays incredibly easy. Just search through the Host's calendar, select your desired date, click "Request to Stay," and wait for confirmation from the Host. Although most Hosts use this system, there are a few Hosts you will have to call to book a stay with. wp-content-uploads-2019-11-Screenshot-2023-11-22-104015-300x148.png

Try to stop in season

Researching which produce and harvests occur seasonally will help you to best plan your stops. If you’re visiting an orchard, the best experience would be to visit during the fruit’s peak season. If you are visiting a winery, then harvest season would give you a brand new insight to the business. Visiting a Harvest Host location in season provides guests with the opportunity to see the operation at its peak and is an entirely different experience. Be sure to check out your potential host’s business website ahead of time to see if there are any events happening. Plan your visits in season for the best experience.

Get to know your host

One of the best ways to make the most out of your visit, is to get to know your host. Almost all hosts are open to chatting with their visitors, especially while touring or sampling parts of their business. Wineries often give tours, and farms often have markets or stands with goods available. An important reminder is to be sure to patronize your Host by purchasing something, whether it be a bushel of apples, a few bottles of wine, or a round of golf.Visiting and staying at Harvest Hosts locations is an easy and convenient way to enhance everything about travelling in your RV. With access to beautiful and unique locations across North America, there’s something for everyone. Staying with no camping fees while also supporting a small business is an unmatched combination that will make your next adventure something special. wp-content-uploads-2019-11-join-now-harvest-hosts-3-mobile.jpg

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,612 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Sam Leash
Sam is a seasoned traveler and RVer of 4+ years. She loves adventures of all kinds and spends as much time on the road as she can. When not exploring in her RV or writing about her travels, you can find her reading a good book, cooking a delicious meal, caring for her plants, or hiking with her dogs.