This is a Boondockers Welcome host in HARTLAND, MI
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Paved reasonably flat driveway, next to or in front of the shed. Please use boards or feet under jacks if it's hot out, to not leave holes in the soft asphalt. 15A circuit in shed is available. Bigger rigs need to borrow the neighbor's driveway to get in & out, careful of the grass as much as possible. If you're not comfortable and skilled backing up, this may not be for you. Toads will need to disconnect to get turned around. Smaller rigs can go various places in the yard if desired if the ground is not real wet, by the garden, near the shed and still reach a 15A 120v outlet. Close access to a fishing lake, canoes & rowboats available. Can fill water with good normal well water through the water softener, spigot in the garage and we have hoses to reach where you'd be parked. The hose you might find laying in the yard is for the garden, probably not for drinking. Suggested Local Attractions:Hartland is a cute small historic town. Library (open 6 days/wk), small museum (limited hours), junk/antique shop, music hall. It's pretty around here generally, there are numerous parks, hiking, lakes, and cute slightly larger towns, all within 10 miles or so. In spring/summer/fall, the dirt backroads here are great for biking. Anything you may need shopping (Miejer, Target, Walmart, hardware, autoparts) is all within 3 miles. Other local towns (Milford, Fenton, Howell, Brighton) have cute downtowns with breweries, shopping, parks. Further away there is the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, a good day trip.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Electric Hookup: 15A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
Bring your dog! Dogs on leash near the house unless they're well behaved. Neighbors have a small dog who may offer a chase or come running over, and many other critters offer chase. Other neighbor has a large dog with invisible fence who is not good with other dogs. If your dog won't run off, there is a field and marsh by the lake to play in and explore off leash. Swim in the lake or the pond, but the mud is not so clean.... There is also a fenced garden that dogs can run off leash. Our dog Blue would love to play together, and he's good with any size friendly dog. Clean up after pets on the grass please. No worries In the tall grass or the field, go for it! Watch out for ticks in the tall grass; plenty of deer around, and lyme disease can change your life. No loud or nighttime generators for the neighbors please. Please try to manage with the 15a 120v.
Access Road Conditions: I say 'any' size but, but... There is an odd arrangement part-way down our driveway, with a pair of trees on the left & right. With a van or medium motorhome or small trailer, fine to just drive in and turn around. May need to go on the grass to stay centered between the trees, and that's ok if it's dry out, summer or fall. Turning around at the house may take a little back and forth. A medium or larger trailer, or longer wheelbase bus/rv, recommend you use our neighbor's loop driveway to turn around and back down straight to the shed area. Pull counterclockwise around the large pine tree in the circle loop, and toward the neighbor's yellow house. Then back down straight south on the extra driveway spur to the front of the white shed. If you're not comfortable backing up, this is not for you. Careful of the neighbor's grass. Leaving is easiest to go straight up the extra spur driveway, and out the neighbors drive, to the left of the big pine tree. The access road has some trees over the road, watch for them, but there's plenty of room width-wise. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Couple of paved driveway areas
Hosted By daklein
The Kleins at Bullard Lake Details: We took a year off in 2015/2016 and did a loop around the US. Here's our blog from the trip: http://intothetransporter.blogspot.com Before that some winter rv camping in Michigan, a test trip out to S.Dakota/Wyoming. We like to stay on the back roads instead of interstates, more to see and take our time. Now we're back home for a bit and doing some trips during the summers. Soon, kids will be away and we might travel more. Home Town: Hartland, MI Favorite Boondocking Locations: Buffalo Gap National Grassland Baja Vehicle use area, SD BLM east of Holtville, CA Black Rock Desert, NV Wreck Cove, Cape Breton NS Skills or Expertise to Share: Automotive engineer, I enjoy debugging and fixing most anything, or at least I don't give up quick. Try to stump me with your RV issues! Happy to help with RV or other projects you may have, don't be afraid to ask. Can I weld anything for you? Please let me know if I can help with anything mechanical, electrical or computer related while we visit. Hard labor is fine too if you need, there are four of us and work goes fast.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
4 months ago
We stayed one night. Very accommodating hosts and if you have questions on solar don’t be afraid to ask. Had a quiet night and would not hesitate to stay again.
6 months ago
and very knowledgeable about solar! level parking nice lake lovely folks and a terrific dog. Thank you for the recommendation for the red olive restaurant it was outstanding
6 months ago
we stayed for one night in between 2 lobg days of driving between destinations. this was the perfext stopover. directions and communication were clear, access was easy and close to the major route but felt like a peaceful haven from the road. lovely lake setting with deer and so many birds! walking paths gave us a chance to stretch our lefs even in the light rain. Dale and Annie were friendly to talk to and their dog Blue is a sweetheart. we are refreshed and ready for the road again!
7 months ago
What a nice stay! Couple was incredibly accommodating and super nice! Quiet place and host let us use their canoe on the lake behind their house. Would highly recommend staying here! Thank you so much!
7 months ago
Host was the greatest. Very helpful with setting up camp. Enjoyed chatting with them. My dog loved the place too.