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Lancer's Garden Patch

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Lewiston, ID

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Lancer

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

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    1

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    No

We have a side lot that can accommodate a trailer, motor home, or truck camper. The maximum for a trailer is 35 feet. We can also accommodate a longer motor home. An extended stay is available at the invitation of the host. Suggested Local Attractions:The best attraction in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley (LC Valley) is the rivers. Lewiston sits on the southeast corner of the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. Clarkston, WA sits on the west side of the Snake River. The Lower Granite Dam in Washington backs up both rivers creating slack water upriver for a several miles. This allows for boating and water skiing. Another major local attraction is the jet boat tours up the Snake River into the deep Hells Canyon gorge. Google "Hells Canyon jet boat tours" for more information. The area is also famous for its steelhead fishing. There is also bicycling along the paved levees. For river rafters, there are guided trips down the Lochsa/Clearwter Rivers to the east and the Salmon River to the south. There are also guided raft tours down the Snake River through Hells Canyon. The LC Valley sports four golf courses, and golfers can usually golf year round There are several campgrounds eastward along U.S. Highway 12 in the Clearwater/Nez Perce National Forest. For hiking and backpacking enthusiasts, Lewiston is close to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the northeastern corner of Oregon, the huge Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to the east, and the Seven Devils area to the south. If you are passing through during the winter, we are usually snow-free. However, one exception was February 2019 when we had plenty of snow. The elevation of downtown Lewiston is 800 feet, and we sit on a bench at 1,450 feet above sea level. The LC Valley area is the lowest elevation in Idaho and also has the mildest climate. For shopping, our local Walmart and Costco are in Clarkston, and Home Depot is in Lewiston. We have two or three RV dealers in the valley.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

Please respect quiet time after 10 p.m. Guests are welcome to spread their gray water around our various trees. If you have a composting toilet and would like to empty it, we can arrange that also. If you need to store your RV for a brief period, we may be able to accommodate. Please feel free to ask.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: You will have an easy back into our spot from a paved street. If you have a toad, you will need to unhitch, and there is also parking for it. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: You will be able to park in front of your trailer. There is some street parking in a pinch.

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Hosted By Lancer

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65+

We love camping, hiking, and exploring out of the way places. Details: My wife and I own a 2019 Lance 1575 lightweight trailer. Our tow vehicle is a 2018 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup with the 2.8 Duramax diesel. It's a terrific, lightweight, nimble, and easy-to-tow package. We're always looking forward to traveling. We love camping and exploring new places, especially in the Southwest. We're also very avid hikers. For some folks it's golfing, rock-hounding, birding, fishing, or 4-wheeling. Our passion is hiking new trails. My wife and I raise a large garden and are more than happy to share our in-season, fresh produce with you. In the spring we have lettuce, broccoli, peas, radishes, carrots, cabbage, etc. If you're here during the four week span of later June to mid-July, you'll be able to pick ripe raspberries. From mid-August or later you'll be able to enjoy our vine-ripened tomatoes. Home Town: Lewiston, ID Favorite Boondocking Locations: The American Southwest and any other interesting places in the West. It's higher elevations when it starts getting hot. We also find the Basin ranges of Nevada an area of much intrigue. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm fairly good at fixing most anything. If you are full-timing or just need some help along the road, I'll do my best to assist you. I have a shop vac and cleaning supplies if you would like to do some housekeeping. If you have questions about your Medicare supplement, Medicare advantage, or Part D prescription plans, I may be able to assist you, as I offer these plans for my clients.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    DebandBob

    3 months ago

    A great stop over! We enjoyed dinner and conversation with this very hospitable family! The directions that we received both for arrival and departure were perfect. There is an excellent grocery store nearby. We will be enjoying the walnuts that we were given! Thank you!

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    peterkaker

    4 months ago

    We have a 32 ft 5th wheel and we were suppose to stay this evening but opted out when we attempted to back into the space provided. We backed up from a very busy road, into a narrow, unlevel spot where we would have very little space to put our steps out. Our side view mirror got hung up on the wood pile and our camper roof clipped the branches of saplings. Not a good situation for us, our rig, or the host. We opted out as we were not comfortable with this and apologized to our host but made other arrangements. HOST RESPONSE: I initially just reported that peterkaker were a no show for a review, but since they (Barb) left a dishonest, negative review, I’m responding to it. First, my profile states that backing is required into our guest parking place. I ask people pulling trailer how they are at backing. In general, they are competent. In fact, I sensed that a recent guest, NomadsAtHeart, had a few trepidations about backing, so I asked if they would like me to back their trailer to their parking spot. They said sure, and I spotted their bumper pull trailer right to its spot. Easy peasy if you know how to back trailers, and this one was a single axle, which tend to be more squirrely compared to tandems. Unfortunately, peterkaker, even though backing a fifth wheel (which is much easier to back compared to a bumper pull), was inexperienced in backing. From here on a comedy writer could not have written a better script at slap-stick. He just couldn’t get it right. His wife, a know-it-all bossy woman, was barking directions into her walkie-talkie. I’m trying to direct him to where he should go. He had his truck arched completely the wrong way and bumped (not hung up as Barb erroneously said) on a cover on my woodpile. Once that happened, Barb come running from the back of the trailer up to the passenger window and barked, “This is a new truck and trailer, and we’re damaging it, blah, blah, blah.” She literally went emotionally berserk. I tried to tell her that hubby now has his trailer lined up; he just needs to finish the job. She was beyond listening as she was pitching a fit like an insolent two-year old. She insisted to hubby that they leave. The poor guy had a sheepish look on his face, like “there she goes again.” I felt sorry for him having to put up with such a childish mate. This was an exceedingly rude and ungrateful woman. Even her negative review was dishonest. Because hubby had the rig where it shouldn’t have been, their trailer brushed some thin branches overhanging our wood pile. She makes it sound like their precious trailer was damaged. Nothing was “clipped.” Her dishonest review is nothing more than a continuance of her childish rant. Maybe peterkaker (Barb) would be happier to be a paying customer at an RV park with perfectly level, pull-through parking. Sadly, this woman shifts the blame when the real problem was her own impatience and rudeness and her husband's lack of skill at backing.

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    NomadsAtHeart

    4 months ago

    The host and his family could not have been more accommodating! What wonderful people! He helped us back our trailer into the space, taught us how to level properly, and even spent time making wood leveling blocks for us! Their property is full of beautiful fruits and vegetables, and we were gifted a bag of delicious Italian prunes from their tree! The space is private and quiet, off a minimally-travelled street. Thank you so much for the detailed directions and incredible hospitality!

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    CherylAndSteve

    5 months ago

    We definitely enjoyed our quiet stay here in Lewiston. The family greeted us warmly and provided detailed directions which kept us from having to climp a steep gravel road. Plus we were gifted a small basket of grape tomatoes from their garden. Very tasty.

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    fons.denis

    7 months ago

    The host and his wife did much more than we could expect. Thanks again. PS; The dump station, you directed us to, was very convenient, with flush and drinking water and free of charge.

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