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Country Acres

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Celina, OH

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Hosted By

Rich_Janelle

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    < 35 (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    Yes

Update!!! We are still accepting guests but with the current Covid 19 issues. We are both vaccinated, and got our boosters and the new Bivalent booster… But still very cautious. Due to extreme lack of rain I am not parking anyone in our grass lot! Trying to protect the grass! Driveway parking only and reduced to 1. Until weather changes. Rich We have a large grassy lot with a few trees, two gravel driveways, one driveway is for the Gift Shop. Every effort to accommodate you will be exercised. There is a rv dump station at our local Mercer County Fairgrounds only 3.5 mile South and can be used for a $5 fee on honor system. We also have a Marathon Truck Stop at the intersection of US 127 & US 33 ( 4 mile north of us) and it has Gas, Diesel, Def at pumps, propane and rv dump. Yes we have some road noise that comes with living near a highway.If your a light sleeper, the noise in our driveway might bother you. I recently installed one 30amp 110v outlet for rigs willing parking in our house driveway. If you want to run 1 AC unit or electric heaters a donation up to $10....We have 15 amp available at several locations for $5 donation. You MAY donate what you feel is APPROPRIATE for your usage. If your not requesting any hookup utility there is absolutely no donation expected. Parking spot will vary because of Gift Shop hours. Gift shop hours varies, Come and just enjoy the country life in a flat agricultural area. We are available to chat or help you out if you need assistance or something, even minor repairs, don't be afraid to ask! If you want privacy, peace and quiet, we would be happy to give you your space. Just let us know what your preference. It's your decision... We many time have our breakfast/coffee on our patio. Your are more that welcome to join us if you choose to. If we have multiple guests, you may have to share utilities. Suggested Local Attractions:Grand Lake only about 3.5 miles. Grand lake was built in 1838 to supply the water for the Miami Erie Canal and had the first ever off shore oil drilling. Site for more lake history…. https://lakeimprovement.com/history/ ..The US continental divide is on the north side of Celina. Water flowing out the West Bank spillway flows south to the Mississippi River. Water flowing out the St Mary’s end flows to the St. Mary’s rivers and flows north to Lake Erie. Lots of corn, bean & wheat fields. Neil Armstrong space museum in Wapakoneta about 25 miles. Miami Erie Cannel walks path in St. marys is about 9 mile. Celina to Coldwater walking & bike path.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

No reason for lots of rules.... No smoking near house or buildings. If smoking, Please dispose of your butts properly. Please be respectful of others and leave no mess!!!! Most of all enjoy yourself......FYI....yes a house rule!!! I keep a photo log of all our guests and hosts. So hopefully I remember to get your picture by your rig before you depart.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We are on the intersection of a major 2 lane US highway and a smaller country road. Very easy access for large vehicles if coming off US127. GPS has a tendency to take you thru some smaller ( but good) country roads, it’s best to stay on major highways to get to US 127. It’s 2.5 mile to the nearest town and gas, 3.5 miles from Walmart. We actually have 2 driveway, One to Gift Shop/barn which is one lane into a large 5 car parking area. It has a moderate grade at the highway. Our other driveway is for our house which is circular with only a small grade into driveway of the side road. Both driveways are useable for boondockers. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Depending on time, weather conditions, parking is available, but could change due to ground conditions. Off road, in the grass or gravel driveway. Large open back lot available to park if ground is solid.

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Gravel

host Profile

Hosted By Rich_Janelle

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65+

Retired couple, married 51+ years, enjoy meeting new people. Details: I'm 71 wife 70, retired, enjoy camping and just re-entered the rv world after years of absence. We have traveled a lot, Europe, Mexico and many times to Hawaii. Now also enjoying wintering in the south. I grew up in this area of Ohio with my family near. Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all live within 25 mile. My wife runs a county gift shop on our property. It's "Precious Angels Gift Shop", specializing in angels, lawn and garden decoration, concert statuary. The shop is also one of the largest Ohio State Buckeyes retail outlet in the area. Home Town: Grew up just a few miles from here on a family farm. No longer a farm owner, downsized several years ago. We Have lived in the Celina area, northern Mercer County most of our life, except for college and traveling. The wife was from Geneva, Indiana, about 25 miles straight west of us. Celina, ohio is our current town, check out this YouTube Video about Celina. https://youtu.be/JFTglFt8rKY…. You may need to copy and paste to your browser. Favorite Boondocking Locations: To many to list....every one is unique... Skills or Expertise to Share: Very handy, creative, quite a few hand tools. Just physically cant work to hard anymore. Love to talk about traveling and sharing about Hawaii and share info about our area. We are only about 4 mile from Grand Lake St Marys, 13,500 acre. It's a man-made reservoir for the Miami Erie Canal built In 1837 to 1844. We would love to have you visit us. Come enjoy the country life. FYI….we have some highway noise, but its not terrible…

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References for this location from other RVers

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    B+P

    4 months ago

    As stated in a previous review, Country Acres has become a regular stop for us. The location and hospitality just can't be beat and we're already talking about coming back just to explore the local area.

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    B+P

    4 months ago

    We've enjoyed staying at Country Acres so much it's become a regular stop on our travels to northern Indiana. The location can't be beat and the hosts are so accommodating and pleasant. Highly recommended!

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    themucks

    4 months ago

    Rich made our stay absolutely lovely! We would go back in a heartbeat!

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    OllieRV22

    5 months ago

    After passing the house twice, Rich waved us in. He was patient and beyond helpful. He is a wealth of knowledge!

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    OllieRV22

    5 months ago

    Rich is very clear in giving directions, how to park, etc. He says to text if you need anything. He invited us to the patio to work, visit, etc. There is road noise but it did not bother us. Now, we discovered two things in this town that are of great use! The Fountain is great for breakfast all day (to 2pm) and I imagine their other stuff is great too! The other thing we discovered is the pet wash on Logan near KFC is Fantastic! It works like the car was, using a switch to change from shampoo to conditioner to dryer! $1 a minute, minimum $5. Open 24 hours! Highly recommend both!

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