Friday, September 22, 2023


Major milestone reached for Harvest Hosts

By Emily Woodbury

We’re happy to announce that our hard-working friends at Harvest Hosts have achieved a major milestone. On February 20th, the company added its 1,000th host (well, technically it’s the 1,350th host if you count the golf course members, too) to its fast-growing network of unique free camping locations across the U.S. and Canada. Just this month alone, they’ve added 56 new hosts. Congratulations!

If you’re unfamiliar with Harvest Hosts, let’s catch you up. Harvest Hosts describes itself as a “membership network that invites self-contained RVers to stay overnight for free.” The annual $79 membership pays for itself in just one night. After that first night, you can think of yourself as camping for free for the rest of the year. Stay at unique places like wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, museums, etc. Not only are you not sleeping in a parking lot somewhere, but there’s a good chance you’ll wake up to fresh-made cheese, freshly-picked berries, or an afternoon spent wine-tasting with your new hosts (…and by hosts we mean friends).

The Harvest Hosts photo of the month taken by member Willa Wanders, Instagram

People love Harvest Hosts (and I mean looooove), including Chuck and Gail of, who have stayed many nights at beautiful Harvest Host locations. There’s a reason the organization has grown as much as they have in such a short amount of time — its like Boondocking, but in a beautiful and organized way.

If you’d like to learn about becoming a member, click here. You can save 15% on your membership by using the code HHFRIENDS15 at checkout.


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


  1. Well I love this newsletter, I’m reaching retirement age, and am looking to buy or build an RV. My husband and I had an Class C RV and went to cali to prospect for gold, and if course we did not get rich or I wouldn’t be writing this. Since at this Time of I am planning this to be a solo mission, I am curious as to what would be best for me, a travel trailer or Drivable? I will be traveling to flea markets to sell my hand made crafts.
    I am familiar with the ins and outs of upkeep and such though I will be refreshing my knowledge between now and then.
    Any suggestions.

    • Although in most cases not insurable (which most folks don’t know) your own van conversion would be cool for this sort of activity. You could build it yourself and put everything you wanted and keep out everything you don’t want so it suits your style just perfectly! Solar technology and lithium batteries (BattleBorn is a great company based out of Nevada) mean you can easily boondock in your conversion and travel to your fairs.

  2. I’m a member and have been very pleased. Most times I’m the only Trailer on the property and it’s usually wonderfully quiet!

    When possible I buy something. Never felt pressured.

    I always call the same day as I’m never sure where I’m going to end up and have not been turned down yet.

    Two fairly minor gripes though and those are with the site, not the Hosts:
    1. I don’t play Golf and I wish it would say on clearly the HH Site “Golf Round Required”.
    2. This is one of those “Automatic Renewal” site’s and I wish they would give one a “warning “ of 15-30 days so one could evaluate use vs: cost.

    Wish there more Host’s out here in the Far West but I think they are trying.

  3. We have enjoyed our membership. In February we stayed at two golf courses and a Pecan Farm in Texas. We have always experienced a welcoming and friendly attitude from our hosts. Well worth the membership price and some wonderful experiences.


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