This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Dahlonega, GA
Max Rig Size
< 35 (ft)
Same Day Requests
We have 7 acres of wooded property situated on area of old gold mining property with beautiful stream. 7 miles to Dahlonega, a historic town where gold was found. 19 miles to Helen, GA an Alpine themed village. The Appalachian trail also starts at Amicalola Falls State park about 26 miles from here, it also crosses several roads nearby. Brass Town Bald, highest mountain in GA is a 32 mile nice drive. Lots of waterfalls, Desoto Falls, Anna Ruby, Dukes Creek Falls and many hiking trails nearby. There a 4 winery's within 4 miles of our home. Horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking are available in the area. Suggested Local Attractions:Gold museum and gold mine tours at local mines, plenty of waterfalls and hiking trails close by. Even though we are back in the woods, we do have some road noise from the highway. At night it's considerably quieter. We also are usually living in our 5th wheel that is parked in the same vicinity.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Quite time between 10pm and 7am, no children. Inside pets are OK. Our son and his family live on property with a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois, who is very friendly but is young and inquisitive, he's mostly inside and when he is outside someone is with him, so if you're not comfortable with dogs this would not be a good fit. We live on 7 acres of wooded property out in the country, it gets dark at night with all kinds of wildlife, we have seen bears, snakes, deer and other small animals. Generators allowed only if they are built in or inverter types. We have a firepit and grill available. There are trails and nice creek on our property.
Access Road Conditions: About 1/4 mile on a somewhat narrow paved road to our drive. Our drive is paved back to the house, then gravel around the circle drive that goes around the entire house. When you first come in our drive there is a curve that would make it tricky for anything longer than 30' trailer, could handle a slightly longer single vehicle length up to 35'. Parking for the rv is gravel with a slight slope uphill, will need to backup into the site, a vehicle with camper trailer would benefit having all wheel drive. See photo. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: 35' max. length on motor-homes and 30' on TT's, will need to disconnect toad before attempting the drive, parking for tow vehicle and toads in same area as the RV.
Hosted By GaRoadrunner
Jack of all trades master of none.:) Details: Retired, doing some long term traveling with my spouse of 54 years. Mostly self employed, jointly doing construction work, Corvette restorations, automotive paint and repair, home building and home inspection. Joined the Habitat for Humanity Caravaners group and enjoying traveling and helping others. My wife enjoys sewing,crochet,gardening, outdoor activities, studying of the history of places that we visit. For the last 4 years have been volunteering for 3-4 months in Florida State park during the winter months. Starting this winter season we'll be staying in a RV RESORT and mainly volunteering for habitat and church groups. Home Town: Home base is currently in Dahlonega, GA. I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Lebanon Kentucky, my wife is from the same town.Worked mainly construction jobs after getting married. In the late 70s we moved to southwest Florida for 13 years and then moved to northeast Georgia mountains where we have been for the last 32 years. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Been traveling for about 4 1/2 years now, looking forward to some more trips out west. We have plans on more areas to cover in the eastern part in the summer. We spent 3 years winter season work camping at state park in Estero Florida for 4 months. This year we work camped at Silver Springs State park for November and December and January through March at Lovers Key State park. Next year we will be in the Ft. Myers area November thru March staying at a RV resort and volunteering at local charities. Skills or Expertise to Share: Built homes, including our current house, did restorations on Corvettes and just general every day around the home fixes. We have joined the Habitat for humanity caravanners group and he currently helped on house's in Colorado, Texas, California, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa and Florida.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 years ago
Georgia Roadrunners are off the chart faantastic Hosts and Guests. We first met them as guests at our place. Since then we have visited each other, and carvanned together as well. Seek if you wish, but you will not find more kind, warm hearted folks than these two. Boondockers Welcome introduced us, and we now consider them friends/family for life. Of course, without reservation, we would recommend that you stay with them if you get a chance. Five stars, but I would give ten if I could.
3 years ago
We had the most wonderful time with GaRoadrunners. They live in a beautiful, peaceful location in the Georgian hills close to the town of Dahlonega and Helen! They went above and beyond to meet our needs and made us feel part of their family! We kept on extending our stay, not because of the Coronovirus but because we didn’t want to leave! Thank you to you and your family for opening up your home to us, educating us about Dahlonega’s gold history and allowing us to share on your southern country life! Such rich memories that we will cherish forever! We will miss you!
4 years ago
What an incredible Boondockers Welcome place tucked away in the secluded hollows outside of Dahlonega. From here you are close to numerous wineries, the charming town of Dahlonega, places to go and pan for gold, and numerous other attractions. Or, you can bask in the quietness of the forest around your camper. This place is enchanting. Georgia Roadrunners were a BW guest at our place a couple of years ago. We have become fast friends since that visit, and we have had the opportunity to travel together in Florida and out west. You could not meet anyone finer than these folks. You will delighted in getting a chance to know them. It was fun being here and being their first official BW guest since they have opened a host site. Of course we highly recommend you stop over if you are passing through this area.