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Old 11-29-2021, 11:47 AM   #1
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Is a Harvest Host membership worthwhile?
It is if you use it. I find that at times when I could use it I dont because I dont feel like interacting with hosts. When Im tired from a day of driving, sometimes I just want to relax by myself.

At other times I do feel like meeting the people and sampling their products, and there is a wide variety of locations: farms, vineyards, museums, restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and some other misc types of locations. There are many sites all across the country (nearly 3000) and the website has a good mapping function to locate sites within x miles of your route. So it makes planning stops easy.

And with rv park prices these days, one night can pay for the year. Also I added golf courses because you can arrive in the late afternoon, spend the night in a secure, clean, level location, and be on you way in the morning. I dont golf, but I like golf course parking lots a lot more than wallmarts, so for me it serves that function.
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:27 PM   #3
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Is a Harvest Host membership worthwhile?
Iíve never found any value in it. Mostly a bunch of places that would let you park your camper free anyway if you spent a bunch of money at their business.
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Harvest Hosts now includes what was formerly Boondockerswelcome. A membership to either the old HH or BW costs $50/yr or $100 for both.

I find that BW sites are marginally useful. If I had the time to enjoy the site and if it were a scenic one overlooking a pond or something, I would use it. But 90% of the time I am travelling, getting in late and a Walmart, Cracker Barrel or ??? works better because there is no host interaction involved.

I guess the same thing could be said of the original HH sites as they are destination places like wineries, golf courses, etc.

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We find it worth the cost. Nice people and good products. We sometimes spend less, sometimes more, but we come away with something more than just a parking space at the end. Good jellies, wines, beer, wool products...
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Well it depends on how you like to travel/camp. If you want to drive all day, duck in for a quick overnight and depart early in the morning, then Walmart/Cracker Barrel or some other free boondocking site may be a better fit. We think HH is worth the nominal annual cost, though. We typically plan for short travel days, arriving early in the afternoon then spending some time relaxing and don't want to get up too early either. So we've met lots of great people and had some incredible campsites with HH. We've also purchased some jams, jellies, salsas, and fresh produce that we probably would have bought anyway. YMMV.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:01 PM   #7
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We have used our HH several times. Usally spend more at the business than planed ,but have had good beer , fine wines and great BBQ. With the price of a one nite stay at a camp ground we feel that a membership is worth it. Walmarts are not my thing.
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