When it comes to camping in our Airstream, we have a multitude of options for where to park. While we usually stay at campgrounds or boondock (free camping on public land and supplement with the occasional RV park, we decided to try something a little different for a night. We decided to sleep with Alpacas thanks to a website called Harvest Hosts. Book your stay with Harvest Hosts here.
We heard about Harvest Hosts while researching things to know when RV’ing. While we traveled across the United States and back, we didn’t have the opportunity to utilize the app / website until we were in Medford, Oregon. Harvest Hosts allows campers to camp for free at breweries, wineries, museums, and farms.
Harvest Hosts Sign-Up and Fees
Harvest Hosts is a membership for RVers that costs $79/year. From there, RV’ers can camp at an unlimited number of Harvest Hosts locations. In addition to the yearly fee, each time you camp at a location, you have to buy something at the store or gift shop to support the local host, which we absolutely love. Buying something at the gift shop allows RV’ers to support a local business and have a unique experience. Well worth it! We’re going to include a link below to sign up with Harvest Hosts.
Important Harvest Hosts Caveats
- Can only stay 1 night
- Must tour the grounds
- Must buy something from the gift shop / store
- Must be self-contained RV
- No hook-ups (most of the time)
The Alpaca Experience
We wanted to break up our drive from Bend, Oregon to Redwood National Park with an overnight around Medford, Oregon. As animal lovers, we chose to stay at the Alpaca Farm at Lone Ranch, run by Richard and Renate, a husband and wife.
Richard and Renate built their Alpaca farm as their second retirement. The couple set out goals for themselves: they wanted to live in peace, contribute to the community, and they wanted to work together as a family. Thus, they created Alpacas at Lone Ranch.
As soon as we entered the Alpaca farm, we had ear to ear grins and could not help but laugh hysterically. The alpacas are beautiful creatures and they’re very interested in humans. They kind of reminded us of large puppy dogs who were incessantly curious about their human counterparts.
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