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1- Lexington Hideaway

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Lexington, SC

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__mrpc__

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    < 45 (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    Yes

Many guests have said they were happily surprised by the country location, how safe, secluded and peaceful it is while being convenient to everything. We're near the end of the dead end street with very little traffic. There's a creek along one side of the property. We see deer, Red Shouldered & Broad Winged hawk, Barn owls, and have a nesting pair of Barred owls near by. ***Please fully read the "Location & Parking Directions" section below before your arrival day*** **Generators ​- whisper quiet and on-board only. Quiet hours 8pm-8am** Spot info: -- Has 20A electric (using a 30A RV outlet). It's usually able to run one A/C, If you try to use another high demand item (coffee maker, microwave, electric water heater, hair dryer...) while using your A/C it generally trips the breaker. 50A RVs have been able to run one A/C for days. -- Per BW "Courtesy Contract": It's ok to - spend nights away while you rig stays here, have a small number of guests come visit you here, have packages delivered while you're here or ahead of time, use the lawn to reorganize your rig, do repairs on your rig and toad. Please let me know your plans before hand so I can plan accordingly. We have room in our trash can (near telephone pole) for 2 or 3 kitchen sized (13 gallon) bag/s per week. We also have a large recycling bin you can use (near back door), there's a big sticker on the lid that lists what can and can't go in it. Next to it is a small blue/gray can with black lid we put crushed aluminum cans in for our local Fire Department. -- If you are traveling as group/family in multiple campers please message me. I have an additional spot that was formally listed on BW. It's best if the 2nd rig is ~25' or less. The 2nd spot is not suitable for heavy/large rigs as it's on the grass and it can get soft when it rains. Low amperage electrical may be available if you coordinate high power use devices on spot one. Local info: We have an information mailbox with tons of local flyers, brochures, things to do magazines, state maps and more. You can keep anything that there is more than one of. If there is only one of something please ask I may have another copy in my garage. There's a Planet Fitness 1 mile away. I'm told the showers there are very spacious with a changing area in them, clean, have endless hot water. Within a few miles there are 8 grocery stores - Aldi, Lidl, Lowe's foods, Publix, Walmart, Target, Food Lion, World Market, 14 Carrot Whole Foods; Local restaurants, fast food, Lowe's, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Co (best place I've found to refill Propane), Hobby Lobby and tons of other places to go. Multiple gas stations with diesel. Lake Murray 3.5 miles away there is a paved walking/bicycling/skating path over the damn, public boat launches ~6 miles away, Saluda Shoals Park, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Columbia Canal, Riverfront Park, Three Rivers Greenway (paved and boardwalk) walking and bike path, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina State House, Congaree National Park, worlds largest fire hydrant... Pets: Please clean up after your pet. Your welcome to let you pets be off leash while here, be aware our property is not fenced. Our Border Collie is 8 years old and does great with other dogs and kids, he doesn't jump or steal food. At first PLEASE DO NOT throw whatever he brings you. He doesn't know when to stop and gets overheated. Cats that stay inside are ok, sometimes he growls at cats (he's hasn't meet one or learned about them yet). If you have an in/outside cat we'll have to coordinate time outside since he doesn't know how to behave with cats and I don't want you or your cat getting hurt. We think he thinks they're squirrels. I patrol my yard regularly and I have a gray mailbox mounted vertically with flags for guests to mark any of my dog's landmines that I have missed and any other hazards they find. If you have a issue with the chance of coming across a doggie landmine please do not reserve a spot with me. Misc: There are a half dozen places to dump tanks near by. The two that I've seen but never dumped at are Barnyard campground (pull along side) ~5 miles away at 201 Oak Dr. Lexington, SC 29073, and Love's truck stop (is back in and will need long hose) 11 miles away at 340 Longs Pond Rd. Lexington, SC 29073. I think they're both $10. Would love suggestions for improvements. Currently working on a hot guest shower and considering a 50/30/20 power pedestal. If you would like a longer stay check us out on Hipcamp. We can also have a port-a-john delivered.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

-Sit back and relax -Noise: No fireworks, incessantly barking dogs, loud music, TVs, etc... (things that can be heard by others), Generators ​- whisper quiet and on-board only. Quiet hours 8pm-8am; -Clean up after your dog. -Campfires are allowed if there isn't a burn ban (needs to be checked daily), portable propane fire pits are allowed any time.

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Location

Spot is mostly self parking on weekdays before 6pm. We work full time and may not be available to help or answer questions when you arrive. ---You'll be parking along the tree line, backed up to the corner of the picnic pavilion, parallel to and ~3' from the telephone poles that are laying on the ground. Hook-ups are on the picnic pavilion posts, electric is behind the information and gray (see pet section) mailboxes, water is on the far side. ---If you have a trailer type rig or are ~25'+ you'll likely want to back in the driveway. If you have a smaller rig you can back in or pull in. Please do NOT pull in the neighbors driveway to back in my driveway, if needed it's ok to do a "pull forward" into the beginning of it. You'll likely need to drive on my lawn near the mailbox and along the driveway when you arrive and leave, other areas of the lawn become soft when it rains. --Class A & C - When flat towing or using a tow dolly, do NOT block the street to disconnect. ~32'+ Please disconnect locally and drive your towed in separately. You can do this in any of the large parking lots like Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Lowe's, Target... If your rig is ~32' or less or you're traveling alone you can pull in the driveway to disconnect, and use the street to turn around. If you have a tow dolly you can leave it near my mailbox and I'll use my tractor to move it so it doesn't have to moved by hand. There's plenty of room to reconnect/reload your toad before you leave. I also have plenty of room to park additional vehicles and trailers.

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Hosted By __mrpc__

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45-55

My wife and I are quiet, low key easy going people. We moved to Lexington SC in April 2020. We have loads of projects planned for our home, property and Boondockers sites. We enjoy working in our yard, seeing and learning new things. We have traveled a bit for my job. I enjoy driving just about anything on and off road and riding motorcycles. I've been riding for over 30 years. I enjoy teaching others about operating vehicles and towing safely. I've been towing for over 25 years and love to help others learn about it. I'm well versed and understand the ratings and numbers that are confusing. We sold our 3rd camper a 35' toy hauler in March 2021, so we're camperless for the time being. I'm a very electrically and mechanically inclined person. I can figure out and fix most things. It's what I do for a living.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    BHagerty

    1 week ago

    Second stay here always enjoyable. Nice level spot in a quiet neighorhood. Super nice host.

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    LydiaTom

    1 week ago

    Great spot easy to find,quiet, level, electric and water as amenities was a plus. Mark was knowledgeable and helped me out on a couple of things. I strongly recommend this stop. Playing catch with Ruby and Remi was also great fun.

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    SolarSaurus

    1 week ago

    The host was great and we had some interesting conversations. He has a really nice property that feels quite out in the country but it is actually so close to everything. I was surprised by this. I highly recommend and I would definitely stay again. Many Thanks.

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    teddymaxinedebby

    3 weeks ago

    Great setup. Great host.

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    MicheleJames

    3 weeks ago

    Loved our one night stay here! Mark was super friendly, quick to communicate, and very helpful upon our arrival. The location is great - private, but also 5 minutes away from any restaurant or amenity you could ask for! We appreciated the ability to hookup and are excited to stay again so we can check out the upgrades he is planning in the future. Also, his dogs are the BEST! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

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