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Hidden in the Trees

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Osawatomie, KS

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Hosted By

TimnFaye

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    2

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

We will be glad to let you top off your fresh water tank before you leave as we do not have a water hydrant next to the boondocking location. We have a little more than 10 acres with lots of trees. We have one field where we mow paths to allow for a walk through the wild flowers and tall grasses. I advise bug spray to prevent mosquito bites but it is a nice easy stroll to enjoy and perhaps to meet the horses and cows next door. The horses may come visit if they are tempted by carrots. The cows often come to the fence especially if dogs are with us. They are just curious. We do have a field that is fenced and perfect for off lease play with your dog. There are lots of wildlife so you may see deer out at the salt lick, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, and possums. Suggested Local Attractions:We are a good peaceful stop over spot as we are about an hour southwest of Kansas City. Of course, in the city you will find all kinds of restaurants, concerts, museums, and of course, ball games. There are a couple of small restaurants in Osawatomie that have good reviews. If you are a civil war history buff, John Brown Museum/cabin and a memorial park are in Osawatomie. . The Pottawatomie Massacre that he led took place just miles from our property. I have never seen the actual location but there is a sign in the small town of Lane just south of us. Of interest again to civil war buffs and University of Kansas fans, If you drive down Osawatomie’s Main Street, you’ll find a sign that proclaims the town as the place where the Jayhawker was named. There is quite a story behind the name Jayhawk. You can google "the tale of the last jayhawkers" and true or false, it makes interesting reading. Many "border wars' between Missourians and Kansans were fought in eastern Kansas. It is good to study history as it does seem to repeat itself in many ways. About a mile from us, the Flint Hill Trail provides opportunities for biking, walking, or even horseback riding. If traveling with your horse, we do have a fully fenced field that is available. If you enjoy antiques, most of the small towns in the area offer antique/junk stores that are interesting to browse.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

We hesitate to list house rules as we will consider you a guest and hope you will enjoy yourselves at our home. Hopefully as guests you will treat us with respect and we will do the same for you. At this time, we have few rules but will add as we find they are needed. We do ask that you if you smoke, please confine smoking to inside your rig please. Please clean up behind yourselves. Please take your trash with you.. We love well behaved kids and well behaved pets so they are very welcome if they fit that description, At this time, our maximum stay is one night but we will try to be flexible if you need another night.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We are located about one and one half miles on a gravel road. It is normally a level dusty gravel road unless extreme wet weather conditions. If lots of rain, it can get muddy and be annoying but it is not impassable, The county crews are quick to come out and grade the road, adding gravel if needed, Prior to the road we live on, you would be on all paved roads without any steep grades. When turning into our driveway, please take care as we do have stone columns at the entry to the drive. We have not had any problems getting in and out with our 27' Class C or with a pickup truck pulling a 16 ' trailer. We have a long drive way but there is room to turn around so backing out of the drive is not needed or advised. Tree branches are kept limbed up to prevent any issues with hitting the top of our vehicle which is over 12' tall, Just let us know the height of your rig and we will try to remove any limbs that might cause problems for you. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Your tow vehicle can be parked in front of your RV on our property.

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Hosted By TimnFaye

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65+

Grandparents enjoying a happy retirement Details: Born and raised in the south, we have lived in Kansas over 45 years with the last 25 on our quiet peaceful acreage in the boondocks. ;) The man of the house is retired from a communications and a gps company. And No, he is not a whiz at it as technology has quickly changed. Now we reach out to our super smart grandsons to answer our tech issues. He enjoys old cars, working out at the gym, and doing things that need to be done around the land. The woman of the house is a retired secretary, who prefers a good book by the fire in the winter to shopping at the mall. Summer will find her outside enjoying the flowers she planted or wandering the fields enjoying the amazing wildflowers. We are both eager to get on the road and see more of our beautiful country after a year of Covid 19. Both of us are fully vaccinated. But we keep masks available and wear them where required. Unfortunately with the spread of the Delta variation, we may ask that you wear a mask. Home Town: As I said we live in the boondocks, definitely not in town. about 7 miles West of Osawatomie Kansas and 17 miles Southeast of Ottawa Kansas. There are a couple of little communities nearer than those but neither have shopping or gas. There are two Walmarts but each are about 17 miles from us. If you are coming from the West and need gas and groceries, stop in Ottawa. If from the East, Paola, Ks is your closest Walmart but you can get gas at convenience stores in Osawatomie- just no real grocery shopping. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Having experienced staying in crowded RV resorts/parking lots last fall, we were eager to try Boondockers Welcome. Both happy experiences, we were able to enjoy two different BW locations in the mountains of Kentucky and North Carolina this June 2021. Each host set examples of how to be welcoming and gracious hosts when we have guests on our property. We look forward to giving fellow BW members a safe and restful spot to spend the night. We realize there are nights that visiting is welcome and other nights when just a good night sleep is needed. 👍 We have also enjoyed Harvest Hosts and look forward to staying at them again.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    MikeandRi

    7 months ago

    This was our first boondocking experience and the hosts couldn't have been nicer. They met us at their driveway and helped us get situated even offering electricity. We enjoyed learning that they began hosting to repay the kindness others had shown them. They even greeted us with a plate of homemade cookies. If in the area again, we would definitely stay again.

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