Hack's Home in Alexandria
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Alexandria, NH
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
***25ft is the total maximum parking space. Our driveway is steep and has limited parking at the top, for a Class B, truck camper, or small Class C. Trailers will not fit.*** Our space is mostly a driveway, lawn, and woods. Parking space is limited to our driveway. You're welcome to make use of our lawn and woods. We have a fire pit a few yards from the driveway which you are welcome to use if you have wood. We have a swingset and climber your children are welcome to use, at your own risk. Our children are 9, 7, 5, and 3 and are happy to play with new friends. There is little to no cell phone reception but you can make calls and text using the wifi. Suggested Local Attractions:There are many outdoor activities nearby. In winter and early spring, Ragged Mountain is the closest ski resort, but Cannon, the Kanc, Gunstock, Loon, and Bretton Woods are all about an hour or less away. In late spring and summer, Newfound Lake is the closest lake for swimming, boating, and water sports. There are boat rentals available near the lake. Wellington State Park or Grey Rocks Natural Area both offer public access to the lake (Grey Rocks does not have a swimming area). Wellington was reservation only in 2020. In fall, check out Cardigan Mountain Orchard for PYO apples, cider, and donuts, or hike for amazing New England foliage. There are many hiking and biking locations within 5-30 minutes' drive away. I'm including a partial list but am happy to consult to help you find something specific to your needs: Danbury Rails to Trails, Cardigan Mountain, Little Sugarloaf, Big Sugarloaf, Profile Falls, Slim Baker, Quincy Bog, Sculptured Rocks.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Campfire Ring Provided
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Absolutely NO SMOKING on our property, even in your own van! We have allergies and young children and are very serious about this. This includes vaping and non-cigarette smoking as well. No judgement if that's your thing, but this isn't the stay for you then. When you arrive, please park and then come check in with us if we are home. That way we can make sure everyone can still use the driveway and you can ask any questions we may not have covered. Wood Piles: Please do not touch or climb on our wood piles. They sometimes shift without warning, which could be dangerous. We typically have extra outdoor firewood available, please just ask. Barn: Please stay out of the barn. It's not in great shape, and we do not want anyone hurt. Campfires must be in the fire ring after 5pm per state regulations We have no trouble with kids, our kids are always happy to play with others. If you have pets, please keep them on a leash. I know this can be rough, especially for larger dogs, but there are some less than friendly, un-fixed dogs next door, and our neighbors run a kennel on the other side. You are welcome to explore the property, let kids play, etc. We are new to this, so please bear with us if we have forgotten anything! Thanks!
Access Road Conditions: The road to our home is a dirt road. It is not plowed to the dirt but is typically traversable in our Toyota Prius. In the spring, once temperatures dip down into the 50s during the day, expect some muddy road conditions. Our driveway is very steep (and paved). We are able to drive up it in our Ford Transit LWB without bottoming out, but it is typically not passable in winter without 4WD/AWD. Once the snow melts, there is no trouble with driving up slowly in a Class B. There is room for a Class B campervan to turn around at the top of the driveway. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Our parking space is unfortunately quite limited. We are happy to host a class B campervan or anyone car camping. However, we are up a steep driveway and have a town-placed no parking sign out in front of our property. If you're tent camping, we have a fairly large yard you're welcome to use, but it wouldn't be safe to attempt to park on it. Any tow vehicle would not fit, unfortunately.
Hosted By H1012D
Homeschooling Family of 6 Details: We are a family of 6, four kids 9 and under. We homeschool and are therefore here regularly, but don't have a set schedule. We love boondocking in our DIY campervan as a way to travel with our kids without spending too much or forcing too much inside time. Our kids are high energy and spend the majority of their time outside or moving in ways they really should be outside. Home Town: Alexandria, NH Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have loved boondocking in National Forests and are excited to check out new locations. Skills or Expertise to Share: I think my most useful skill is a positive attitude and willingness to try everything, combined with determination. I am 100% certain I can accomplish whatever it is we are looking to do. I have degrees in education and human development and have hands on experience in home maintenance and repair. As a couple we have renovated two houses, doing all of our own plumbing and electric work.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
3 months ago
We have a regular cab pickup with a 10.6 foot long camper with an overall length of 23 feet. She is about as big an rv that can maneuver at the top of the driveway. Class B campers should have no trouble. But it is a steep driveway that you need to be careful of. When we crested the driveway, my hood blocked my vision of the top driveway and the potential children playing. I had my wife Joyce get out to check before I would drive up onto the flat of the driveway to maneuver into the parking spot. Vans shouldn't have the same problem, but pickup trucks will. It's not a problem to park, but you have to be cautious of the children. The family has some of the best behaved children that I have met. Very considerate and fun to get to know. The host and hostess we very friendly and helpful. We stayed a couple days and visited Mount Washington cog railway and the Mount Washington Hotel. If you go, don't miss either. Our visit was in the fall, so the trees were spectacular. We did have a 15 amp plug available. But don’t plan on running any high amperage appliances. It was strictly for charging and keeping fans running for the heater. The cords was too light and long for appliances. We very much enjoyed getting to meet the family.
4 months ago
We were in the area and decided to try BW for the first time. It was same-day, but the hosts posted that was ok. We got there shortly before dark, and the extension cord was outside waiting for us. We were just parking where we had been told and the host and one of the children came out to greet us. We shared a few travel stories and the host asked if there was anything else we needed. She turned off the motion spotlight so it wouldn't disturb us, and we had a quiet night. The morning view was amazing as I got up to walk the dogs!! Super first time experience! We would go back again.
1 year ago
Hack's Home were very helpful, I was having battery issues and needed to plug in so they left the cord out for me for when I arrived (happily paid $5 to plug in), she offered lots of local suggestions and the kids were friendly and sweet. I slept hard that night since it was so peaceful. A great stay!! Oh and it was beautiful when I was there in October, have to love these New Hampshire fall days.