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Heart of the Shenandoah Vallley

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Winchester, VA

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    45+ (ft)

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    1

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Our home is located a mile outside the city limits of Winchester, VA in Frederick County. Suggested Local Attractions: Lots of Civil War history and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a top visitor's spot. Visit the wonderful pedestrian mall in Old Town Winchester about 2-1/2 miles away.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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House Rules

We are very meticulous about our home and yard. It is imperative that you do not drive on our yard as you maneuver in/out of the driveway. There is an irrigation system with sprinkler heads lining the driveway and curb that can easily be damaged. We have a wide, long and flat driveway that is easy to navigate. But, if you think this may be an issue please allow us to assist you to navigate without incident. The apron from the street to the entrance of our driveway is steep and most hitches drag on the driveway. Unfortunately, therefore, we can only accept motorhomes (not travel trailers or fifth-wheels) and require anything in tow be dropped at the curb in front of the house. Drop hitches will gouge the driveway so if you have a drop hitch we will need you to remove it prior to entering the driveway. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but it's a big problem and our only recourse is to drop out of the BW program. If you prefer to not to disconnect from a towed vehicle, you may park your rig at the curb in front of the house rather than in the driveway but be aware, our street can get busy.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Long, wide, flat concrete driveway with easy access and no trees. Suburban neighborhood, 25 mph street that can get somewhat busy but I don’t have any problems getting my 35’ diesel pusher in and out. Towed Vehicle Parking Details: The apron at the entrance of our driveway is rather steep and most hitches drag and scrape the driveway. For this reason, sadly, we can only host motorhomes and fifth wheels (not travel trailers) and require anything in tow be dropped at the curb. We've been having issues with drop hitches. So, if you have a drop hitch we will need you to remove it prior to entering the driveway. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but our only recourse would be to drop out of the BW program altogether. We've been enjoying our visitors too much to do that!

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Pavement

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Hosted By pfinn77

Age:

55-65

Love entertaining Details: My wife and I love to entertain and thrive on meeting new people and creating new and long-lasting friendships. Home Town: Winchester, VA Favorite Boondocking Locations: We are new to boondocking! Skills or Expertise to Share: I am recently retired and love projects of all sorts, including volunteering, golfing, maintaining the yard or other home improvements. My wife is an accountant and loves to entertain, cook and maintain her container gardens.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Jerome58

    1 month ago

    Shelly and Patrick are most hracious hosts

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    Just_In_Time

    6 months ago

    Pat and Shelly were great hosts! They allowed my 4 year old to get out and ride her scooter in their driveway to get some energy out from a long day of travel. Shelly even brought out a couple toys for her to play with. They have a really nice set up with plenty of space in their driveway. Our rig is a 32 foot class C with a lot of rear wheel overhang. I have caster wheels mounted on the rear so backing in wasn’t an issue. I would advise anyone with significant rear wheel overhang to avoid backing in without caster wheels because you will scrape Pat and Shelly’s driveway (and the rear of your coach). We would definitely stay here again!

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    LynnAlgier

    6 months ago

    What a lovely overnight experience!!! Pat and Shelly are the ultimate hosts!!! Excellent communication, welcoming and personable hosts, dedicated to providing a comfortable atmosphere and relaxing stay!!! THANKS!!! We hope to see you again soon!

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    rviews2023

    7 months ago

    Shelley & Pat are great hosts. They always go above and beyond for their guests. They had us in to cook for us during each stay and even let us do laundry.

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    Mable2013

    8 months ago

    We are so grateful that these wonderful folks accepted our request to stay! Their home is in a great location to visit Winchester Old Town and a one hour drive will put you at the Skyline Drive's Dickey Ridge Visitor Center. We were fortunate to get a clear day to see Mother Nature at her very best. The Host driveway is as mentioned in their profile, we removed the drop down hitch and needed to back into the drive at a 45° angle until you clear their incline. Their yard is beautifully landscaped and the neighborhood is quiet. We slept very well! This host is unbelievably generous and giving. Her lemon pound cake and cookies were spectacular and we are so looking forward to making sweet tea back home (we don't have that in NH). We got to chat with Shelley and one of her friends outside on the deck. It was a really nice night to hang out and talk about any and everything. Our only regret is that we didn't get to meet Pat and that could happen next time we are headed this way and if accepted or if they ever venture up to NH; they are always welcome to stay at our home! Thank you so much for your kindness, time, advising us of the severe storm alert that we waited out, ALL the big things, ALL the little things that make you an extraordinary host. We truly appreciate you!

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