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Casa Forston

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Austin, TX

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    < 30 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

  • Preferred Check-in Time

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    12:00 PM

Casa Madrone / Happy Trails on Madrone Trail An oasis in South Austin for boondocking! Our home sits on 5 secluded acres and is conveniently located just 16 miles from DT Austin. We can accommodate a 30' travel trailer and 1 vehicle. You’ll find little to distract you from nature as we have few neighbors and wonderful views of the Hill Country. If you’d like to experience the Austin area this is your spot! No water available and power hookup is only $15 per day. Check in after Noon (no arrivals after dark) - check out 11AM. Please ask us if you have any special requests, we will do our best to accommodate you. Our location is near shopping, restaurants and HEB (grocery). If we do not have availability check out camping just down the road at Camp Ben McCulloch (https://campbenmcculloch.com/) off 1826 across the road from The Salt Lick BBQ. Suggested Local Attractions: Lady Bird Johnson WildFlower Center https://www.wildflower.org/ Violet Crown bike/walking https://violetcrowntrail.com/plan-your-trip/ Restaurants - Just ask I have many recommendations DT Austin - Just ask I can print you maps and suggest walks or rides Breweries & Distilleries & Wineries - Beautiful drives & many options Great Hill Country adventures - close drives to Wimberly, Blanco and Luckenbach TX

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

Light out at 11PM and no generators. Be respectful please. No water available.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Paved roads to house easy access, driveway caliche. Driveway has limbs overhanging all trailer trailers need to be under 11'. Eleven feet clearance has been established. Guests are responsible for verifying clearance. We have a 26' trailer that easily makes the turn at either entrance. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Parking in the front of our home in the an area off the front driveway adjacent to the trailer site, site on grass and not level. If you have leveling blocks you can get level. You cannot see the street from the front of our house.

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Hosted By SandraForston

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55-65

Sandra & Mark Forston, retired couple exploring America with a sweet location for your stay in ATX. Austin (Live Music Capital of Texas) your explorations await! Details: Casa Madrone / Happy Trails on Madrone Trail An oasis in South Austin is now available for boondocking! Our home sits on 5 acres and is conveniently located just 1 mile from loop 1 (Mopac) only 16 miles from central Austin (15 minute drive). If you’d like to experience the Austin area and soak up some of the most gorgeous sunsets around, this is your spot! Sandra is a Native Austinite living on SW side of Austin TX. Our place is conveniently located to downtown, hill country, breweries, shopping and restaurants. My spouse is retired from AT&T and is enjoying bee keeping and RV'n. We have a five year old German Shepard named Coco who loves kids and other dogs. I am a semi retired Realtor. Please remember you can always text me with questions or concerns or even if I miss your request (512) 922-1119 and you need an answer quick. Home Town: Born and raised in Austin, TX my spouse Mark arrived as soon as he could 😂 Favorite Boondocking Locations: Our favorite location by far is on the beach at Port Aransas TX or PINS (Padra Island National Seashore). Skills or Expertise to Share: Native Austinite, Real Estate, animal lover, bee keeping

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References for this location from other RVers

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    van_jitsu

    3 weeks ago

    Thanks Mark & Sandra! They got me set up with access the first day & the I left&returned independently. A 15min drive to the places I was visiting in Austin and a safe & quiet place to sleep!

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    TimandTiff2023

    3 months ago

    We made the turn in and down the drive with no issues with our 29 ft travel trailer. Parking was pretty level and we used an extension for our power hook-up to reach. Hosts were kind and invited us to watch the sunset on their deck. Overall quiet stay and convenient to many things in the area. Thanks to our hosts for the ride recommendations!

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    TimandTiff2023

    3 months ago

    Hosts were kind to accommodate an extra night.

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    TiburondelTierra

    9 months ago

    We had a great time with Sandra and Mark. They were both very helpful. The only huccup was the water. on our departure day, after sharing a bottle of wine and several suggestions for our activities day-by-day, Mark approached me very irritated that I had topped off our water tank (20g) before we left. I apologized, saying that i didn’t realize that the water wasn’t available to guests, though the hose was coiled right next to the electrical cord, that we COULD use. Mark was adamant that i should read the Harvest Host descriptions better and be more diligent in my preparation for a stay. While everything thing Mark said was accurate, the key is presentation. Be nice. A little courtesy goes a long way. Dont belittle and be mean to your guests. Think Karma…

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    KaymarieandBob

    9 months ago

    We stayed at Casa Forston for 3 nights while visiting my aunt and uncle in Austin. Mark and Sandra were wonderful hosts and did such things as suggest day trips, loan us wood blocks to (re)level our RV, and provide good conversation. We think this may be the most beautiful and peaceful site we’ve camped at since starting our RV adventures 3 years ago. HUGE thanks to Mark and Sandra.

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