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CT Shoreline

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Killingworth, CT

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Hosted By

HistoricElyHouse

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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Welcome to our historic home in a little farming town on the Connecticut shoreline. We have lived in our home that was built in 1782 for 6 years. We welcome you with your small camper to stay the night or two! We have a large fire pit for your use at night.. We do not have a separate grill or fire ring for your parking spot, but you are free to use our charcoal weber or Weber gas grill. Whether you are passing through, or here to see the local sites, we look forward to meeting you! Due to the fact that we have three dogs, we ask that only campers with one small dog join us at our home. We do have a fenced in side yard for you to use when our dogs are in the house. When you walk your dog please pick up after then and remove from the property. Our home sits on a main road and there can be road noise! We have 3 acres with the main house a rental cottage and a workshop/ garage. You will park next to the workshop that overlooks our vegetable garden and rolling backyard. We do live on a main road that does have regular traffic if you are sensitive to car noise then this may not be the place for you. But if you have your AC going it shouldn’t be too bad. We hope to see you all here soon and learning all about your travels. Suggested Local Attractions:Hammonasset State Park beach, Old Saybrook, Essex Steam Train, Gillette Castle State Park. Connecticut River, Long Island Sound are all within 10-20 mins drive. There are too many attractions to list them all! Very fun spot. And if your looking for lobster, then head to lobster landing #1 rated in New England and only 10 mins down the road right on Clinton Harbor.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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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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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

Only one small dog as we have 3 ourself. No smoking. No generators running at night. . No personal grill, you can use ours. Please ask when the pool will be available for your personal use upon your arrival. Fire pit available in the evenings. We do not have a dumping area or trash area. Please remove what you bring in. Outdoor quiet time at your camper starts at 10pm ends 8am. Please be respectful of our quiet hours as we have a renter in the cottage and her bedroom faces the parking area.

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Location

Vans or MH pull into the driveway at the mailbox. Towed trailer enter the first driveway and park in front of the house. Easy access right off of the main road. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Attached to your trailer, or if a camper van, then 1 spot.

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Gravel

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Hosted By HistoricElyHouse

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45-55

Historic homeowners near the Shoreline Details: Both Rob and I grew up on the Connecticut shoreline, I grew up in Old Saybrook and he grew up in Branford right on the water! We still own a home in Branford to and rent it out. We have been married for four years and have been together for 10. We have three children between us ages 17 to 21. Our youngest leaves for college this fall so we decided to buy our first camper during the stay at home order. It has been a fun project for us and we can’t wait to use it! We are excited to meet new travelers and get stories and ideas of places to visit. Home Town: Rob and I live in a agricultural town on the shoreline of Connecticut. It’s a historic town, and our home was built in 1782! It was originally built for the second pastor of the congregational church. The third-floor used to house a small private boys classroom, where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow came to teach and wrote books. The birds of Killingworth was written here! Skills or Expertise to Share: Rob is a contractor and we both work in the construction field. I’m in commercial and he is in residential.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Cjhouser

    4 months ago

    The host was very pleasant and helpful. Only 6 miles from the waterfront. Road noise sensitive campers will want to bring ear plugs. We would definitely stay again

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    abeandmel_Vantravels

    4 months ago

    We had a great stay here. The hosts were really friendly and gave lots of recommendations for the area. Like others have said it is noisy there as they are right on a main road but it wasn’t a bother to us at all as we have slept at rests stops on the highway before. We just turn on our fan to block the noise and go to sleep. We would stay here again in the future. We enjoyed seeing Gillettes Castle State park that is about 30 minutes away. Lots of beaches near by that we visited as well, along with outlet stores where we got some great deals.

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    Type1fun

    6 months ago

    We enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect stopover for us and the space seemed built for our Class B Van. Cozy, comfortable, friendly and helpful hosts. The property was beautiful which made for a wonderful evening walk in the back yard. Thank you for having us!

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    Offthechain

    6 months ago

    Pros: The parking was level and the location convenient for an overnight. So nice to have the option to use the swimming pool because it was very warm and humid. Hosts were very communicative. Cons: Tight spot to squeeze into but not too bad if you have a small rig. Sadly, It is literally 25 feet from a very busy road and the traffic did not seem to die down all night long. It was pretty bad. I don’t have AC but I’m sure you could hear it even if you had your AC on. Can’t recommend it if you care about sleeping.

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    Freecamping4us

    7 months ago

    Cathy and Rob are great hosts. We made a late request and they accommodated us in short order. Parking access is a little tricky but they met us at the driveway and made it easy. Rob set us up with 15 A and water hook up. Recommended stay when in Southern Connecticut.

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