As full-time RVers, finding quiet and relaxing free overnight RV parking can be a challenge enroute to our destinations. But what if I told you there’s a way you can park your RV motorhome or camper for the night at a select winery, farm, museum or golf course? Well, pour yourself a cold one because we’re going to show you how we utilize a cool membership called Harvest Hosts!
“Join thousands of other RVers in experiencing memorable, scenic overnight stays in more than 2119+ extraordinary locations across North America.” –Harvest Hosts (2021)
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HARVEST HOSTS: FREE Overnight RV Parking at Wineries and MORE!
WOW! Check out that view above! Wouldn’t you love to do that? That’s where we parked our Class C motorhome amidst the vast grape vineyards at a small winery in Pennsylvania. After parking, we headed inside to experience an amazing wine tasting in their cool wine cellar.
And then, here’s a photo of Dan in all his glory hugging a rum barrel during a tour of a distillery in Arizona (below). After their private tour, we sat in their comfortable lounge enjoying concoctions made from their rums and vodkas. Of course, I just had to buy a couple bottles of our favorites to keep onboard.
“Members can visit and stay at any of our stunning locations with no camping fees! Trade that boring parking lot for a unique experience and make lasting memories with your family and friends. Our membership fee pays for itself in just a couple of stays.” –Harvest Hosts (2021)
A couple of years ago, while gathered around a campfire, a friend of ours told us about parking overnight at wineries, distilleries, farms and museums. Because we just installed our solar and energy management system on our former fifth wheel and boondocking was on our horizon, we just had to get onboard this amazing opportunity.
Since, we’ve stayed at and patronized about a dozen Harvest Hosts. And we are planning to visit more! Each is unique; setting themselves apart. But, all Harvest Hosts have one thing in common; their fantastic hospitality! They are eager to share their facilities, expertise and products.
What is Harvest Hosts?
A Harvest Host is a participating winery, distillery, brewery, farm, museum, golf course or other business establishment that opens their doors and their parking lots to RVers to park for the night and enjoy fruits of their labors. Realize though, we don’t just haul in, park and setup camp. There are a few caveats and expectations.
First, by agreeing to participate in the membership-based program, the hosts are giving permission for current membership card-carrying members to park free on their property overnight.
How does the Harvest Hosts membership work?
For the average price of three nights at an RV park or campground, RV owners can purchase an annual Harvest Hosts membership that will grant permission to park your RV for FREE on participating wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, museums and even golf courses for a whole year!
One small caveat though not required; it is a customary expectation to show gratitude by supporting their business. Whether it’s experiencing a wine or spirits tasting, purchasing products or souvenirs, buying a meal or playing a round of golf, it makes the program worthwhile for RVers and each Harvest Host.
Personally, we recommend spending at least $20 to support each Harvest Host that invites you to stay overnight with them.
Although, from looking what we purchased at Desert Diamond Distillery in Kingman, Arizona, certainly there is no limit. (below)
Harvest Hosts Membership requirement guidelines:
- A qualified totally self-contained RV (Host locations don’t provide hookups or services such as bathrooms)
- No tent-trailers, outdoor kitchens or tents of any kind are allowed
- Overnight stays are limited to one night (you must call ahead and arrive during business hours)
- Proof of membership and registration are required upon arrival
- Members are required to maintain liability insurance on your vehicle and proof of such insurance must be carried in the vehicle.
- Harvest Host locations will not be held liable for damage or theft to your RV, toad, or your tow vehicle, or injury to you, your family or guests.
Can any RV, Camper or Van Park at a Harvest Host?
Your RV, Camper or Van must be totally self-contained. Although some may provide electricity or water, typically, there are no hookups at any of the Harvest Hosts.
Your motorhome or camper must have it’s own working commode, kitchen, and water onboard. Sorry, soft-side hybrid campers, tent pop-up campers, overlanding tents and car camping doesn’t qualify for membership.
Are pets welcome?
Of course! However, when calling the Harvest Hosts to see if they have availability, always ask your pets are welcome. If so, they must be leashed and contained at all times. Be aware that farms and vineyards have livestock and other animals including their own pets.
If a Harvest Host welcomes your pets, always be responsible pet owners by cleaning up after them as well as keeping them on a leash. Also, we recommend asking the Host where you can walk your pets and if they are permitted in outdoor seating areas.
Can I run my generator?
If you need to run your generator to either run your air conditioner or recharge your RV batteries, always ask if you can prior to making your reservation.
If your Harvest Host allows generators, respect your fellow RVers and patrons, noise ordinances and quiet hours (typically 11:00 pm – 7:00 am).
How much is a Harvest Host membership?
Harvest Hosts Membership, literally, is less than three or four campground overnight stays! The program has two tiers; the Harvest Hosts Classics which includes free overnight RV parking at participating wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, museums, and other local entities.
However, if you want to tee it up, consider getting the Harvest Hosts Golf package. Below shows what each membership package includes:
Be aware that the number of Harvest Hosts may vary as the program picks up additional hosts or some may discontinue hosting.
How can I join in on the fun and enjoy the benefits of Harvest Hosts?
It’s super easy to join Harvest Hosts! All you have to do is click the graphic above to sign up! By signing up under us, we’ll gift you 15% off your membership fee!
So, what do you think? Is this incredible RV overnight parking option a good fit for you and your motorhome or camper?
To ensure Harvest Hosts members are satisfied with their membership, they are happy to offer a 3-month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, no questions asked. Please contact them within the first three (3) months of your membership.
So, what are you waiting for? What a great option for not only free overnight RV parking but also a way to learn about their production but also a fantastic means of supporting these small businesses!
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