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Houston Hideaway

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Houston, AK

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Hosted By

AlaskanRVNomads

  • Max Rig Size

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    45+ (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    3

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    Yes

As seasoned RVer's with over 45,000 miles under our tires traveling all over North America we have done everything we can think of for our RV parking area to make your stay enjoyable. In fact, this space was our home where we ourselves lived in our motorhome while we built our house in 2021. It is purposely located away from our house to offer you the privacy and tranquility you desire. Feel free to use the fire pit in the evenings to roast hot dogs or make s'mores or just sit outside and relax during your stay. Houston is located 18 miles north of Wasilla, 11 miles south of Willow, and 57 road miles north of Anchorage. Most businesses including groceries and supplies can be found back in Wasilla however in our little town of Houston we do have a Three Bears convenience store that is big rig friendly with fuel, rv dump and propane available. If you have a sweet tooth stop in across the street for the best ice cream in the Valley at Millers Market. Just look for the giant ice cream cone out front. The line out the door proves how much their ice cream is loved and is a must stop for visitor or local alike. If you are looking for a place to easily stay and visit the Hatcher Pass area or want to fish the Little Susitna, or just be out of town for some peace and quiet our Houston Hideaway is the place for you. Our property is located in a small quiet neighborhood a mile off of the Parks Highway nestled among the willows and birch trees. Just watch out for the local moose when traveling our small roads as they are king of the road so please go slow. Suggested Local Attractions:Popular recreation sites nearby include the Little Su Day Use Area, Big Lake Recreation Areas, and Nancy Lakes State Recreation Area. Popular day trips from Houston include visiting Hatcher Pass Recreation Area, Talkeetna, the Matsu Valley including Palmer and Wasilla, and day trips out to the Matanuska and Knik Glaciers where RV parking has limited availability. Hiking Trails for hiking and ATVs crisscross most of Houston. Many either lead toward the Hatcher's Pass Recreation Area or to the trail systems behind our property leading to the Big Su River from Big Lake to Willow which are most popular during winter months for dog mushers and snowmachiners. Many local dog kennels are also nearby for a different true Alaskan tour experience. Many hiking trails area nearby including hiking the Butte, Government Peak and again Hatcher Pass. During the summer months, a popular water trail is north of us at the Nancy Lakes region plus dozen of lakes nearby to get your kayaks and canoes wet for an amazing paddle. Annual events include Founder's Day, a community celebration boasting live entertainment, food and craft vendors, activities for the whole family and a fireworks display.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Generators Allowed

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

• Please do not speed on our road. Its 15 mph. We have kids who play in the streets and plus a gravel road so helps with dust control. We are new to the neighborhood and do not want to upset our new neighbors. • No running generators after 10pm • Please supervise your pets as this is home to wildlife as well (moose frequent the area). • Use only the provided fire ring if you would like a campfire. If we are having campfire you may join us, or you may bring in your own wood to have one yourself. No chopping down any of our trees to provide wood for a campfire. • This is a no services campsite. If you need water or a dump station the closest to us is at the Three Bears gas station two miles up the Parks Highway.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Gravel Road and driveway Flat level parking Larger rigs (mainly 5th wheels) may want to back down the driveway from the road as the turning radius in the parking area can be tight for longer rigs.

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Parking Surface

Gravel

host Profile

Hosted By AlaskanRVNomads

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45-55

No Work and All Play! We are Stacey and Gary and we moved to the land of the midnight sun in the spring of 2021 after traveling to Alaska by RV for several summers and fell in love with everything Alaska. Gary and I have known each other since high school but we didn't start dating until our late 30's and married 2 years later. We now celebrate 10 years of marriage as we hit the half century mark. We are blessed and fortunate enough to say we retired early in our 40's and we took that time to travel extensively in our RV. Our rolling home on wheels is a 38ft 2016 Fleetwood Discovery motorhome that we affectionately call the Disco. Prior to moving to Alaska we have RV'd from our old home base in Washington State to the Southwest US for several winters, then up to Alaska for the summers of 2017 & 2019, then down to the Florida Keys for a different winter experience in 2018 after we were in the RV Nomads documentary and then back to Alaska in 2021 when we made the decision to permanently move to Alaska. After seeing most of the United States we felt Alaska truly is one the best places to live as well as one of the best places to RV to as well! The journey is long and bumpy but worth every minute and every mile! We previously ran a BW host site where we were Super Hosts and hope to continue doing the same here in Alaska. Home Town: Houston, Alaska is our home. Houston is located an hour and a half North of Anchorage and is situated in-between Willow and Wasilla along the Parks Highway. Its a quiet bedroom community in the MatSu Valley where outdoor activities are literally outside our front door. Skills or Expertise to Share: Stacey runs the FB community called RVing to Alaska - Original which can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/rv2ak. We help educate RVers on the ins and outs of RVing to Alaska by creating an online community where members can collaborate and learn from one another as they make the journey to Alaska. During the summer months we also hold an annual RV2AK rally campout where our members can come together for a week of community and friendship while on the road. We also run a youtube channel by the same name sharing RV tips, tricks and of course Alaska content. That can be found at www.youtube.com/rvingtoalaska. For more info you may visit our company website at www.rvingtoalaska.com.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    rvingforlife

    2 months ago

    Stacey and Gary are always so helpful, kind and generous as hosts. They go the extra mile to make sure my stay is as enjoyable as possible. Thank you Stacey and Gary for your hospitality!

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    LolaSaxby

    5 months ago

    Full disclosure, I am a member of Stacey and Gary’s RV2AK Facebook group (another great resource) so I could be biased. My sister who joined me on this awesome trip to Alaska isn’t a member. We both had a great evening here - the campfire was such a great experience and way to get to know and make new friends! Our site was as dark as nature allowed, level and had plenty of room to enter and exit. If was safe and quiet at night. Highly recommend a visit here.

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    Mathyssen

    5 months ago

    Our hosts were very welcoming and helped us get parked on level ground. We enjoyed conversations and exchanging stories. If you are in the area, we recommend a stay at Houston Hideaway. Thanks for your hospitality!

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    601Mitch

    5 months ago

    We highly recommend spending a night with this host. Houston is a good location to access many sites for exploring this part of Alaska. Our hosts were gracious and informative and we enjoyed listening to them live the Alaska Dream where we have freedom.

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    sunvalleysu

    6 months ago

    We explored Hatcher Pass from this host location. These hosts are full of Alaska information and generously share it. We enjoyed our stay!

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