Vesco Ridge Vineyards has been a proud Host through Harvest Host since 2016.
Harvest Hosts is an incredible membership program with a large network of available hosts. So far, 1175+ locations have opened their hearts and their homes and/or businesses to members of the Harvest Hosts RV community. Through this program, members are offered free overnight accommodations in beautiful and quiet places across North America. In return, members are expected to make a small purchase to support the small business.
Requirements for joining the program:
You must have a self-contained RV (Host locations don’t provide hookups or services such as bathrooms)
No tents of any kind are allowed
Overnight stays are limited to one night unless the Host says otherwise
Proof of membership and registration are required upon arrival
Members are required to maintain liability insurance on their vehicle and proof of such insurance must be carried in the vehicle.
We recommend spending a minimum of $20 to support your Host–that way everyone wins!
You must schedule your arrival day and time with the host.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Are pets allowed?
Harvest Host Answer: About 90% of our Hosts are pet-friendly. Nearly all of the Hosts permit pets on a leash at your vehicle. Specific instructions may be on the Host information page. Some Hosts may only allow pets in the parking area. Respect that you are on private property and do not allow your pets to run free. Please note that many of our farms have working animals and ask the Host what is acceptable. Your pet may be friendly but other animals may see it as a threat and react accordingly. Be sure to be a responsible pet owner and clean up after them. Woof-Woof-Meow.
Vesco Ridge Vineyards Answer: Dogs have to be approved before arrival to confirm no other guests are afraid or allergic. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Q: How long can I stay?
HHA: Harvest Hosts is set up as an overnight program with stays of a maximum of 24 hours. At your Host’s discretion, he/she may invite you to stay an additional night but we discourage multiple night stays as to not “wear out our welcome.” Please do not ask if you can stay additional nights. This is to be an invitation from the Host.
VRVA: When you contact us to schedule your stay, additional days can be discussed.
Q: Are generators allowed?
HHA: We understand that in hot weather it would be nice to have electricity, and some of the Hosts are amenable to allowing reasonable use of generators during a visit. You will need to ask each Host when you call to make reservations. If you are parked near the Host’s neighbors or other HH Members, please use your generator sparingly.
VRVA: Generators can be used depending on the day and the time of day.
Q: What type of RV's are allowed?
HHA: All classes of RV’s are allowed (Class A, Class B, Class C) including Motor Coaches, Fifth Wheel Campers, Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, Camper Vans, Truck Campers, and Schoolies. Towed Vehicles are also acceptable.
All Vehicles must be fully self contained: Your RV must have an interior toilet and built-in holding tanks for waste water. Porta-potties are acceptable but must be dumped off-site at an appropriate facility. The dumping of any gray water on Host properties is prohibited. You must have interior cooking facilities. Sorry, no tents of any kind allowed.
Prohibited: Tents, campers with tent pop-outs, mini-vans, sleeping in cars or trucks.
Q: How do you get a reservation?
HHA: Each Host has an information page with the contact phone number and name of the person to speak to. Most of the time, we suggest a 24 hour to 2 week period of contacting the Hosts for reservations.
VRVA: Give us a call or email us!
Q: Is there competition for parking spaces?
HHA: Most of our Hosts have multiple parking spots for RV’s so competition for spaces isn’t typically an issue. Those Hosts that are along major highways can be busier than those off the beaten path. Be sure and call in advance to check for availability.
VRVA: It depends! We have had up to four campers at one time!
Q: Is the membership from the time you join or do you renew in January each year?
A: Memberships are 365 days from the day you join. Your renewal would be the following year on the same date.
Q: What are check-in times?
HHA: Each Host has their own requirements and those will be listed on the Host information page. We suggest you make plans to arrive/depart when they are open for business so you are able to support them with a small purchase to say thank you for their hospitality. Interacting with the Hosts and supporting them with a purchase is an integral part of the Harvest Hosts program. Make your stop your destination, arrive early enough to enjoy your visit and make new friends.\Give us a call or email us!
VRVA: When you contact us to schedule, we can discuss arrival and departure times.
Q: What if we don't drink?
HHA: No problem! About 45% of our Hosts are farms, museums and other unique attractions that are not alcohol related. Most of the wineries and breweries have food, gifts, and other options that you can purchase when you visit. Many of our members love to buy gifts for others on their adventures. There are lots of options for you!
VRVA: We have a full gift shop in the winery which includes all types of gifts as well as Sanger's Maple Syrup products, sodas and chips.