This is a Boondockers Welcome host in COLUMBIA STATION, OH
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Same Day Requests
This is a 6- acre wooded lot with a large pond so you will not be close to the neighbors. Pets are welcome if you keep them from running loose. Please clean up after them, or make sure they do their business in the woods - which are plentiful! Please contact me for more information. Fresh water is also available to refill your tanks and 15-amp electric can be made available. Suggested Local Attractions:Downtown Cleveland is only 25 minutes away - home of the 2nd largest live theater district in the country, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center- including the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, sports events - Cleveland Guardians, Cavaliers, Browns Stadium, and University Circle - including the Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Modern Art Museum, Severance Hall (Cleveland Orchestra's home), Crawford Aviation and Auto Museum. About 1 hour away is Cedar Point Amusement Park, the Lake Erie Islands Ferries - to go to Put-in-Bay, etc. and great boating/Lake Erie fishing and swimming.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
If you smoke, please DO NOT THROW BUTTS on the ground - place them in your garbage. Please leave the driveway clear so people can drive in and out at any time. Since you are parking near the house, please keep music and conversations low since there is a bedroom upstairs over the garage. Clean up any doggie do-do and throw into the woods. Please do not throw any plastic bags or trash in my BROWN recycling can (we can only recycle #1 & #2 plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans, paper and cardboard). Feel free to throw your TRASH IN THE BLUE CONTAINER at the end of the driveway.
Access Road Conditions: Easy access from Ohio Turnpike, Interstates 80, 90, 71 and 480. All paved roads and paved, level driveway. Entrance to drive has a drainage ditch under the driveway, so it is important to stay on the pavement. Driveway is 12' wide. Check with me on the parking situation to determine what is available for you to use. Be careful to NOT go off the concrete driveway since it is often very wet and soft and you'll sink in mud and destroy the grass. We can only accommodate Class B and C vehicles without a tow vehicle - no trailers are allowed due to the difficulty people have had backing up my driveway.
Hosted By ForsythiaForest
Retired Aerospace Engineer Details: After working for NASA for 37 years, I'm now my "own boss" and spend time in the Portland, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, and Cleveland, OH areas. I enjoy RVing and have a 21-foot Four Winds 5000. I enjoy scuba diving, watercolor painting, knitting and cooking (including campfire cooking) for friends. Home Town: Started out in New Jersey (Byram and Sparta), now in Columbia Station, Ohio. Favorite Boondocking Locations: I visited a beautiful location in Michigan near Interlochen during 4th of July weekend when it was impossible to find State Park reservations and the host was amazing - supplied complete hookups to 3 sites like a real campground! Skills or Expertise to Share: Engineering, computers, "gourmet" cooking, RV system repair knowledge, music, art, scuba diving.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
6 days ago
we enjoyed our stay very quiet
1 week ago
Easy access with electricity if needed. Valerie invited us in for a beverage even though we got in late, very gracious host. Large RVs and trailers may have difficulty with access.
4 weeks ago
Parking was level and the host provided great instructions so we were able to park without any issues. An easy spot with a gracious host - no complaints!
1 month ago
Beautiful drive, great communication and directions! What a wonderful stay. Valerie met me with a friendly welcome when I arrived and showed me where to get all setup. What a beautiful and peaceful location. It never ceases to amaze as well as empowers me when I meet an incredibly strong and creative woman that can do anything. She took me on a tour of her RV and home and showed me some awesome projects she has built and/or reengineered. No spoiler alert here you’ll have to stay to have this amazing experience. We enjoyed time hanging out on her deck along with one of her friends that came to visit. Valerie is a fantastic cook and made me a delicious treat to enjoy while we visited. She has some pretty awesome toys too! One I’ve see on TV and heard about and it’s even more jaw dropping in person! Be prepared if your lucky enough to see her unbelievable kitchen, a chef’s dream! Best sleep I’ve had in a few days. Quite and peaceful. The landscape is well taken care of and beautiful. Easy access and great parking that’s level and out of the way! There’s fresh blackberries growing right next to the spot, I enjoyed a few with my breakfast. She also shared a couple of fresh peaches with me from her pile in the kitchen. Thank you Valerie for your great hospitality and all the great laughs and conversations. I learned some very valuable information from your experiences, especially what to do with my RV when I’m done traveling some day. I enjoyed meeting your friend Linda and hearing her amazing experiences. It felt like we had all been friends for years. I feel positively reenergized. This visit was exactly what I needed. Have a wonderful day and I very much look forward to visiting again when I’m in the area! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for an outstanding host! Thank you Lindy and Marley!
2 months ago
This is a great spot with a wonderful, friendly host. She made us feel welcome even before we arrived with quick, easy communication letting us know the nuances of parking in her spot. A bit tight, but with our 25 ft rig and our host's directions we had no trouble coming and going. We'd be happy to visit again, anytime.