This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Rochester, MN
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
*Please Note: There is a development going in next to our property, so there is some noise associated with that during the day. Our home is on 40 acres just outside of town. Wildlife abounds here! We have a large number of white-tailed deer, birds of every sort and size, raccoons, and coyotes. We mow some walking paths and welcome you wander the property when to stay here. - Our site requires backing your rig around a corner - Firewood is available on-site & free of charge - please do not bring your own. - Well water available on-site from frost-free spigots, but there are no hook-ups. This is the water we use for our home, so it is safe to drink, but it is hard water with a high iron content - Electricity is available on-site - but there are no hook-ups. You're welcome to use any of our outdoor outlets for charging phones, etc. - Dump Station is 6.4 miles away - at Chester Woods Park - for a fee of $15 - Bagged trash and un-bagged recyclables can go into our bins (by the pool.) Suggested Local Attractions: Quarry Hill Nature Center, Chester Woods Park, Mayo Clinic (their self-guided art tour is well worth a visit!), Plummer House, Assisi Heights and the Wilson House, Silver Lake Boat & Bike Rentals.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Please drive slowly once you're on the gravel. Do not bring firewood onto our property. We are trying to minimize the impact of tree-killing pests. We provide free firewood and kindling. No unsupervised children. All pets must remain on a leash and fully under your control any time they are not in your RV. There is a lot of wildlife here; this is for their safety as well as the safety of your pet(s) - pick up after your animal(s) - no unattended animals - if your dog barks excessively you will be asked to leave We let our Harvest Hosts guests set the level of contact they want with us as their hosts. We try to greet you when you arrive, then leave you to seek us out if you have questions or want to visit. We get that sometimes you've had a long day and just want to chill out in solitude. If we're out in the yard and you feel like visiting, walk over and say "hi", or come to the house and ring the doorbell.
Access Road Conditions: Our property is at the end of a road and our driveway is gravel. There is construction happening on either side of the road into our property, so construction vehicles are often moving about. The RV and parking is just off of the driveway, in a large, fairly level, grassy area. If the ground is saturated when you stay, we'll ask you to park on the edge of the driveway to our barn rather than in the grass. Please drive slowly as there are many wild animals on our property and also to minimize dust and impact on the grassy areas. Our site DOES require backing your rig around a 90 degree corner. If you are not comfortable backing your rig, our location is not the right choice for you. If you simply need another pair of eyes, please let us know and we'll gladly come down to the site and help out :) Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is ample parking available adjacent to where the RV can park.
Hosted By JazzyzGurl
Nature lover Details: My husband and I both enjoy nature and peace and quiet, peppered with musical and/or cultural events. Both of us are retired. For hobbies, I enjoy photography, handcrafts, games, and reading; my husband enjoys playing music with several groups, being a private pilot, and working on various projects. Home Town: Rochester, MN Favorite Boondocking Locations: We're fairly new to boondocking, but are loving it so far. We've been to all three coasts and have found lovely places to boondock all across the country. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm a freelance photographer; my husband plays bass and is a private pilot.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
7 months ago
I’ve stayed here before and it was just as wonderful except a little construction noise in the adjacent lots. Very nice hosts and lots of nature to enjoy…I look forward to staying again when I visit family and friends!!
8 months ago
Steve and Julie are great hosts with a fabulous property. Julie was great with communication and let us add a couple nights after a cancellation. They welcomed us at the driveway with fresh eggs as a gift and told us of the parking options. As noted in the description, backup skills are a requirement. Deer and the biggest turkeys ever, frequently sighted. Some daytime construction nearby, but not an issue. Great conversation at the pool firepit one evening talking RV’s, TT, camping spots and life. This is a top BW spot with amazing hosts. Thank you Steve and Julie for sharing your property. Hope to be back someday!
1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful property with a picnic area for our rv. Enjoyed the wildlife. We hope we can stay here again!
1 year ago
A lovely and private and quiet site. The hosts were top drawer and offered to help us get set up. They were gracious and very friendly. Recommended!
1 year ago
Great host, beautiful property, secluded & quiet. And fresh eggs to boot, can't beat that! Would stay again for sure.