One of the best things about RV camping is that there isn’t one “right” way to do it. Some people stay in full-service RV resorts, some prefer boondocking, and some seek out the best national park and BLM campgrounds.
Harvest Hosts is a unique camping membership program that caters to all types of campers, offering stays at unique locations, including farms, ranches, wineries, breweries, distilleries, golf courses, and more.
Each destination provides a unique experience in its own right, but we’ve rounded up 10 especially memorable Harvest Host locations.
1. Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard - Cooperstown, NY
This is one of the best Harvest Host locations overall, excellent for families, sports fans, outdoor enthusiasts, and leaf peepers. The historic cider mill is 10 minutes from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and offers tons of on-site activities.
Relax or play games on the lawn, sample apples and cider, stock up on gourmet goodies, feed ducks in the pond, and treat yourself to the snack bar.
2. Alaska Native Heritage Center - Anchorage, AK
Alaska is an absolute dream, especially for RVers, and Anchorage is the perfect city to base yourself out of. From this host location, you can easily drive to Seward, countless glaciers, the renowned Kenai River, Denali National Park, and more.
On-site, learn all about Alaska’s Native culture with a tour, storytelling session, or by visiting the cafe or gift shop.
3. Blue Mist Farm - Enumclaw, WA
The gateway to Mt. Rainier, historic Enumclaw offers four-season outdoor recreation. There’s endless hiking, biking, and fishing, plus countless farms and orchards where you can pick your own produce.
The farm itself has fantastic Mt. Rainier views, and guests can purchase felted products like hats or socks or even take felting or soap-making classes.
Bonus: Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is close by, which famously has one of the best setups for RVers!
4. Gulf Coast Gator Ranch - Moss Point, MS
If you like Harvest Host locations with built-in activities, look no further than Gulf Coast Gator Ranch! Take a walking tour or climb aboard an airboat to learn all about alligators and even have the opportunity to feed them!
There’s plenty of space in the level, gravel lot for the biggest rigs, and guests rave about the hosts’ Southern hospitality.
5. Historic Auto Attractions - Roscoe, IL
Calling all car enthusiasts! Stay at this host location near the Wisconsin/Illinois border for a truly unique camping experience.
You’ll find everything from presidential limousines and memorabilia to Wild West stagecoaches to cars from movies including Ghostbusters and Back to the Future… and much more! The museum is open every day but Sunday and can accommodate several big rigs.
6. White Raven Winery - Columbia Falls, MT
A perfect basecamp for visiting Glacier National Park, this winery is located just 20 minutes from the West Glacier entrance, the only one open year-round.
The owners are native Montanans who produce their small-batch wines on-site and thoroughly enjoy playing host. They’re both a wealth of knowledge about the local area, plus have been known to build Harvest Host guests bonfires out back amid the mountain scenery.
7. The Great Redwood Trail Outpost - Alderpoint, CA
This northern California host location is on a remote family-run cattle ranch just 15 minutes from Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Guests can pre-arrange a number of outdoor activities, including horseback or ATV rides, guided trips to the Lost Coast, river floats, kayaking, and more. There are also a variety of RV sites for different needs and interests, including some closer to the Starlink Wi-Fi, some with better views, and some near the pond.
8. Get Lost Tours - Terlingua, TX
If Big Bend National Park is on your bucket list (it should be!) and you like getting off the beaten path, this is one of the best Harvest Host locations for you.
The region is an International Dark Sky Reserve with ultra-dark, crystal-clear skies, so be sure to spend some time outdoors after dark! Big Bend is conveniently about an hour away, and there’s plenty of hiking and adventuring in between the two.
9. Social Goods Market - Newberg, OR
Ideally situated between Portland and the spectacular Oregon Coast, this Harvest Host location has a little something for everyone.
The location itself is a parking lot behind the market (which is a pizzeria offering 40+ beers on tap) in the heart of downtown Newberg. Within a short walk, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops, wineries, and a brewery also owned by the hosts.
10. Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery - Fort Pierce, FL
About one hour north of West Palm Beach, this is one of those Harvest Host locations you’ll never want to leave! Guests enjoy frequent live music, yard games including disc golf, a lending library, quick access to the beach, and sampling unique Muscadine wines.
Fort Pierce is home to very nice beaches, the National Navy SEAL Museum, and excellent manatee viewing spots (especially in the winter!).
Visit the Best Harvest Host Locations With Cruise America
After reading about these locations, we’re sure you’re interested in taking a trip to a Harvest Host location. Prepare for your road trip by reserving an RV rental from Cruise America today. We have over a hundred convenient pickup locations across the country!