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Old 10-10-2020, 09:11 AM   #1
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:29 AM   #2
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We’ve only camped at one of their locations so far (a winery), but it was great. We will definitely camp at others, and it’s worth it for me and my wife.
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:02 AM   #3
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Is it worth it?
Yes. Great for overnighting. You need to be set up for dry camping as normally there are no hookups. Some places are quite picturesque. Some places have restaurants, stores, tasting rooms, to sell whatever it is they make or grow. Don't expect a level spot so bring levelers and legos or whatever you use. We normally don't unhitch since we are just staying the night. You can get an upgraded membership that also lets you overnight at participating golf courses if you like to play golf. Golf courses usually have a restaurant which is why we went for that and to expand our options.

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Old 10-10-2020, 10:38 AM   #4
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I keep thinking, YES!, but after two years, I've never stayed in one.
My fault.
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Old 10-10-2020, 10:59 AM   #5
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Worth it! Even though I consider Harvest Host a "fall back".

If I can't get a State or Nat'l Park reservation, I look for one nearby to avoid a Walmart or Craker Barrel night. We've only stayed in three in the past year and a half, but all were nice and friendly. We bought wine or chesse in appreciation of our hosts generosity.

You should count on boon-docking only and sometimes on grass. But we had electric hookups at two (one free and the other a very nominal charge) so we counted oureselves fortunate.

Even though we've not traveled lately, I recently looked at their website and it seems they have an improved map system and have added many new Hosts.
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:19 AM   #6
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Harvest Host is worth it! We have stayed at several and each was a very good experience. It is a "free" overnight with the expectation that you buy something from the host if possible. The way we look at it, it is a free overnight since, if you were going to buy a bottle of wine anyway, you would actually be spending more buying it retail than buying it directly from the producer. Hard to beat camping with a view like this out your door!

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Old 10-10-2020, 11:26 AM   #7
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We just purchased the membership last night. There is a 15% discount code in the Blue Beret this month. Code: ACI

We are staying in South Florida for Thanksgiving and couldnít find a campground on our way back home for stop over near where we wanted to stop. Found two nice wineries right in the perfect half way point.

Even if you use it a couple of times per year, itís worth it.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:52 PM   #8
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Yes....but plan ahead.

Stayed at a Distillery and a Alpaca ranch
I liked purchasing from the distillery better. ; )
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:36 PM   #9
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We've been a member of harvest host now for two years. The experience we've had was very very pleasant and we've used them from time to time as we traveled across the country. We love to stop at the wineries!

We recently got this email from Harvest host. It was in conjunction with new RV'ers and well, in concerned me. This is such a nice resource especially when campgrounds are mostly full with the explosion of the RV industry. We don't want to lose this fine resource.

Here is just an excerpt from the email:

Now...the worst part of my job:
The worst part of my job is...opening an email or answering a phone call from a Host who is upset that one of our members didn't follow the Code-of-Conduct, disrespected the owners/staff, or otherwise wasn't a good guest. Recently, we have had a few Hosts QUIT because of our members' behavior.

This is just not acceptable. Our team works hard to recruit new Hosts and we have some AMAZING businesses for you to visit! It is so important that EVERYONE follow the rules so we do not lose our Hosts!

Don't worry...we haven't heard anything about you specifically! This email is going out to all of our members today as a reminder that we need your help!

Please help us honor those Hosts by knowing and following the code of conduct!

Knowing that our heart is to have a great experience for Hosts and Members alike, PLEASE take a few minutes and read the top 7 things we hear from our Hosts.

Thank you so much for being a Harvest Hosts member! We appreciate you!
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Old 10-10-2020, 03:57 PM   #10
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We belonged for a couple years, used it a few times. If you have time to go rural it is great. Most are not on the beaten path. Also, i find it is good for spring and fall but not the hot or cold months as you are boondocking.
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:42 PM   #11
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We say yes. Have been members for two years and have stayed in several great locations with very friendly hosts. Since we strive to get to the host locations early to enjoy their offerings, it gets us off the road a bit sooner with more leisure time to unwind.

But, do your research. We have hit a couple of real duds. Those that were less than optimum are new hosts that were working through their process. We shared our suggestions with those hosts instead of bad reviews on the HH listing.
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:45 PM   #12
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We joined this summer. We are retired, so take time "meandering ". We have used it once...stayed on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. This winter we will spent 10 to 12 weeks in warmer climes. Will take a week getting AZ, utilizing HH. After AZ, will take a week going to Padre, utilizing HH. After that, a quick hop to the panhandle of FL. After that, wander home, around weather, utilizing HH. I'll have a better feel of worth after some 15 to 20 nights in various venues......breweries have priority.
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:29 PM   #13
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I was under the impression you can only stay one night. It sounds like you are planning on spending longer at each HH. Have you made arrangements with the hosts to stay long term?
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:46 PM   #14
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No, we'll be mobile daily....just wandering.
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I was under the impression you can only stay one night. It sounds like you are planning on spending longer at each HH. Have you made arrangements with the hosts to stay long term?
The time in AZ is at regional parks around Phoenix. Padre is a county park (IIRC). Florida is a state park.
I forgot...we will probably end with Savannah. We have a niece who just move there. It's the leisurely travel in between that will be rural (mostly) HH one nighters.
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:27 AM   #15
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Welcome to the forum. FYI there are a variety of threads/posts which touch on Harvest Hosts:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Harv...=airforums.com
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f42...ts-186675.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f24...ts-190573.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f31...ts-208473.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...rms-61835.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f38...ts-164332.html

Lots of great information and feedback . . . posted all over the place . . .

Happy trails,
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:45 PM   #16
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Our first experience with Harvest Hosts was this past August in Paso Robles, CA. It could not have been more convenient or more pleasant. I generally do not like to pull into a campsite at night, however, we were attending an evening event and obviously need to come in after dark. The event was Sensorio. Check it our www.sensoriopaso.com. It's worth it. The HH was Tobin Cellars. They were wonderful hosts and the wine was terrific. The parking area was large, gravel, flat, and easily accessable. It's a great deal. $20 for a wine tasting.
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Old 12-31-2020, 03:48 PM   #17
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We stayed at our first HH last week on our way to FL. It was a great experience and we will definitely stay at another HH when the opportunity presents itself!
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Old 12-31-2020, 05:16 PM   #18
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Thanks for the update.

FYI Post #15 has a variety of links to other Harvest Host threads here.

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Old 12-31-2020, 06:34 PM   #19
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Absolutely worth it... we have only been Airstreamers since October, but have used it to/from FL from TX. Plan to add at least one into every trip....next one is is 2 weeks.

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Here is our review of Harvest Hosts

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30í Airstream trailer. 45,000+ miles, 315+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have used Harvest Host for over 4 and a half years at more than 90 locations and love it for complimentary one night stays. Here is our review:

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/08/02/harvest-hosts/

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