Harvest Hosts is an RV membership program that allows self-contained travelers to overnight around the country at more than 4,000 locations, including distilleries, breweries, wineries, farms, museums, golf courses and more. We recently checked in with Sash Hickey, Host Partnerships Coordinator, to learn more about Harvest Hosts.
ACSA: Are there any distillery locations you’re able to mention and share anything about their success?
Hickey: We have more than 100 distilleries on the platform. A few of our Hosts who are also ACSA members include Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, Tennessee, Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville, Michigan, and Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Penny Parker of Prichard’s Distillery shared this:
“We have been an active Host with Harvest Hosts since 2018 and have seen tremendous success! In 2021, we had more than 120 Harvest Hosts Members stay with us leading to an additional annual income of $12,000 just from the program. We see members purchase an average of (3) bottles per stay when they are encouraged to spend $20. We have loved the program and highly recommend fellow distilleries to join!”
It’s seriously free for a distillery to become a Host?
Yes, that’s correct! There is no cost or contract to sign up to become a Host. All you need to do is commit to at least one space for an RVer, fill out a short application at harvesthosts.com/hosts, and our team will be in touch to get you started hosting RVers within a few days!
And there’s no requirement for Hosts to provide amenities? What can Hosts expect from Harvest Hosts Members who stay on their grounds?
All of our RV members are self-contained, meaning they have bathrooms on board and are fully equipped to spend the night without needing any electric or water hook-ups. All that is required is a space to park at least one RVer and products, services or an experience to sell. In return for spending the night, our Members patronize your business, and 100% of the money spent goes to your business. If you do have the option for an RVer to hook up to electricity or fill their water tank, this is something we allow you to charge for. Our team will work with you on finding the best ways to maximize your profits when you join.