Camping at wineries and farms sounds like a dream to RVers who are looking for new adventures and opportunities in their RVs. But it is a dream come true thanks to Harvest Hosts®, a network of wineries, farms and attractions that invite self-contained RVers to visit and spend the night.
Programs that allow RVers to meet winemakers and farmers, learn about their craft and spend the night on their properties have been popular in Europe for over 20 years, but nothing like them existed in North America.
So in 2009 we created Harvest Hosts, starting initially with three states and 32 winery and farm Hosts. Since then the program has grown to include 470 Hosts in 49 US States, 9 Canadian Provinces and Mexico’s Baja CA.
Fun properties to visit now include wineries, vineyards, vegetable farms, berry patches, fruit orchards, lavender farms, alpaca ranches, sugar houses, cider mills, dairy farms, animal rescue facilities, historical properties, museums and much more.
You can meet the property owners and managers, learn about winemaking, farming or alpaca ranching and support small businesses by purchasing wines, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and more or learn interesting history by taking a tour of a dinosaur museum, a historic property or an aviation museum.
Harvest Hosts is a membership program that offers online access to all the Host properties, photos, interactive maps, an easy Host search and much more. We’ll provide you with locations, contact information, GPS coordinates and hours of operation. We’ll also tell you what size RVs can be accommodated at each location and provide you with a list of activities offered.
Harvest Hosts provides a fun opportunity to venture off the interstates, meet interesting people and perhaps visit some parts of the country you never would have discovered otherwise.
For the cost of one night in a campground you can have fun Harvest Hosts adventures for an entire year. Come visit us at www.harvesthosts.com.
Biography: Kim & Don Greene are avid travelers who, over the last 24 years, have visited over 70 countries together and logged over 200,000 miles in several RVs. As founders of the educational non-profit organization Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) they traveled in their motorhome throughout North America, Mexico, Central & South Americas, New Zealand, Australia, Morocco, West Africa and Europe.
In addition to the rewards of educating people about interesting regions and cultures, this experience provided the opportunity to meet members of the RVing community around the world, thus contributing to the success of Harvest Hosts. Check them out at Facebook.