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Old 07-31-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Harvest Hosts

Ones anyone have any experience with an RV travel club called "Harvest Hosts"?

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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We joined Harvest Hosts last year and have had occasion to stay in a couple of host locations. For the cost; $30/year I think, it's hard to beat. Our two stays were at wineries, one in southern New Mexico and one in Chandler, AZ. Both provided tastings and an okay place to spend the night. Neither were elaborate, but you can't beat the price... $0.00/night! One night at a host location and you have recovered the annual cost.

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We're now on the road for the next several months and just joined last week.

It looks like a great way to do "something different" and learn about some new things. Haven't yet had the chance to use it but DW did speak personally with the owner and said he was extremely helpful.

In an earlier thread on this question, some folks chimed in that they thought it was a rip off because you were still encouraged to buy wine, fruits, veggies, etc from your host if they were for sale... therefore not making it really "free". IMO, I'm not sure how that differs from buying a chicken from WalMart while "parking overnight to catch a little shuteye".

We should be using HH several times on this trip and I'll post our thoughts when we do.

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Tell me more about the program please (Harvest host).
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Tell me more about the program please (Harvest host).

I think the net/net is that for $30/year, you join a service which provides you with names and locations of wineries, working farms, ranches, orchards, etc which have signed up with the service to provide overnight (one night) parking for RVs to visit their business. Dry camping is the norm but I think it really varies... as do the owners local rules on generator use, etc. We have seen at least one that offers electrical hook ups and requests only a "donation" to cover the cost.

The material does suggest that, while staying with your host, you sample their wares and make a purchase if you're so inclined.

It's a pretty new business I believe and we figured it was worth taking a chance since it could be really cool. We don't look at it as a money saving proposition though, just something new and different.Free Camping with Harvest Hosts at Wineries, Farms and Orchards

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