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Planning the Perfect Road trip Out West with KOA and Harvest Hosts

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Allison Smith
June 5, 2024

TLDR: Plan a summer RV trip from Colorado to Washington with our perfect itinerary. Visit unique Harvest Hosts like Artisan You, Gruner Brothers Brewing, and Yellowstone Cellars. Stay at KOA campgrounds in Buffalo, West Glacier, and Winthrop for full amenities and scenic views.

Planning the Perfect Road trip Out West with KOA and Harvest Hosts

Getting outside and going on as many RV trips as you can while the weather is nice is what summer is all about! If you’re looking for the perfect itinerary heading from Colorado to Washington, then look no further. This travel itinerary combines Harvest Hosts locations for unique overnight stays and KOA campgrounds where you can spread out and enjoy the full suite of campground amenities.

Please note that Harvest Hosts and KOA are separate entities. You’ll need a Harvest Hosts Membership to book Harvest Hosts and you will need to book KOA campgrounds directly through their site. Keep reading to get our itinerary for the perfect road trip out west.

1. Artisan You in Colorado

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Your RV trip begins at Artisan You, a vibrant creative space where you can walk in and take hands-on workshops and classes. They offer a wide range of artistic activities, from pottery and painting to glass fusion and jewelry making. With expert instructors and a welcoming atmosphere, Artisan You ensures a fun and engaging experience for all skill levels.

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2. Gruner Brothers Brewing in Wyoming

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The next stop is Gruner Brothers Brewing in Wyoming! Gruner Brothers is a lively brewery offering a delightful array of craft beers brewed on-site. This host boasts a spacious taproom with stunning views of the mountains, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cold brew. With its friendly atmosphere and regular events, including live music and food trucks, Gruner Brothers Brewing promises a memorable experience for all visitors. This brewery is highly recommended by Harvest Hosts Members, with over 600 reviews!

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3. Buffalo KOA Journey in Wyoming

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As you continue your journey northwest, you'll reach the next place to stay, Buffalo KOA Journey Campground. Close to the Bighorn Mountains, there's beautiful nature everywhere you look. This campground has a pool, a volleyball court, a playground, a dog park, and a game room. They offer RV sites with 50/30/20 amp power, full hookups, and a few even come with private fenced-in patios, perfect for family or group trips!

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4. Yellowstone Cellars & Winery in Montana

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The next place you have to check out is Yellowstone Cellars and Winery! It's a delightful winery, where wine lovers can savor handcrafted wines made from the finest Montana grapes. This host features a cozy tasting room and a picturesque patio, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine while soaking in the beautiful surroundings. With a commitment to quality and a passion for winemaking, Yellowstone Cellars offers a unique and enjoyable experience for all visitors. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or just beginning your wine journey, this winery provides a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional wines to explore.

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5. West Glacier KOA Resort in Montana

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6. Riley Creek Brewery Farm in Idaho

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7. Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday

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8. Ovenell's Heritage Inn in Washington

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Your KOA + Harvest Hosts Road Trip

There you have it! 8 perfect RV camping locations that take you from Colorado to Washington. Enjoy your stops at a ceramics studio, a brewery, a winery, a blueberry farm, and three stunning KOA campgrounds located close to Bighorn Mountains, Glacier National Park, and North Cascades National Park.

Save on this adventure by becoming a KOA Rewards member to get 10% off your stays at 500+ KOA campgrounds throughout the US and Canada and enjoy other perks.

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,631 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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Hi, I'm Allison Smith, Harvest Hosts content writer.