We love finding unique experiences and connecting with locals while traveling, so we were excited to hear about Harvest Hosts, which checks off both of those wishlist items for us!
Harvest Hosts is a membership program that provides self-contained RVers visitation and overnight access to a network of wineries, farms, breweries, museums, and other unique attractions.
For a basic annual membership fee of just $79, Harvest Hosts’ members are invited to stay at more than 700 interesting locations around North America, and experience new opportunities to explore and enjoy the RVing lifestyle.
The company’s goal? Provide meaningful experiences for RVers and hosts alike. RVers stay at the sites for free, but are encouraged to support their host through purchases. When you're staying at a winery, alpaca farm, or brewery, that is certainly not difficult!
That kind of unique travel experience is what its owner, Joel Holland, was after when he and his wife joined Harvest Hosts. Avid RVers, they found that their biggest complaint was the lack of unique overnight RV experiences. Then they joined Harvest Hosts and stayed everywhere from vineyards to alpaca farms. Joel loved the concept so much he purchased the company in 2018!