Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome join forces

Boondockers Welcome, a nine-year-old membership program with 2,900 hosts who open their driveways and other property for up to five days to stays in RVs, is joining forces with Harvest Hosts.

Harvest Hosts is a network of more than 2,400 farms, wineries, breweries, museums and golf courses that welcome free RV stays of a day or two by its members on their properties. The service has experienced a rapid expansion in the last few years under the leadership of CEO Joel Holland.

“We want to assure all our members that our baby will be in good hands with Joel,” said Marianne Edwards of Boondockers Welcome. “We will continue as a dedicated community, alongside but separate from Harvest Hosts.”

Both organizations have experienced growth spurts in recent times due to increasingly crowded RV parks and campgrounds, where campsites may not even be available without reservations months in advance. has been a long-time fan and supporter of both programs.

Details about the deal will be forthcoming.

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The following video explains how the Harvest Hosts program works.


Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Paul S Goldberg (@guest_129576)
2 years ago

We’ve been members of both HH and BDW and have enjoyed our stops with both. They serve different needs for us since HH can be accessed with a phone call same day and BDW generally requires a bit more lead time and planning. Hope they maintain their separate identities in the future.

Bill (@guest_129456)
2 years ago

I’ve been a host with Boondockers Welcome for over a year now. It’s very rewarding and people able to use my property always appreciate it and I’m happy to share with fellow RVrs. I’ve also been a member of Harvest Hosts and have enjoyed staying at member sites. I hope it’s a great marriage!

Robbie (@guest_129450)
2 years ago

Well Heck. Not sure if this is good or bad. I await the details with trepidation.

Leonard Rempel (@guest_129492)
2 years ago
Reply to  Robbie

Agreed. I am a member of Harvest Hosts and love it!

Lily (@guest_129744)
2 years ago
Reply to  Robbie

agreed. I’m a member of BDW and would NEVER use HH. I hope BDW does not become HH. I find BDW more friendly upfront.

Tom (@guest_129444)
2 years ago

Joined both this year. Will 2 memberships be combined? Or will the new organization be greedy and charge for 2 memberships. It’s always about the Benjamins.

Carl (@guest_129437)
2 years ago

Kind of sorry to see HH now owner of BW. BW had always been my go to for travel stops. Meet great folks, real easy to use, well managed. HH is somewhat less so. But congrats to BW owners for a great job!

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