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Little town in the valley

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Monte Vista, CO

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Hosted By

SusieJ

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    45+ (ft)

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We only have the street to park in, a fairly wide street with very little traffic. You will be right beside our back yard. Suggested Local Attractions:We are not far from the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We have several hot springs in the area also. We have a hidden gem, Penitente Canyon. World renowned rock climbing. History buffs will relish the American Indian and Spanish history in the area. The canyon got its name from Los Hermanos Penitentes, a Spanish religious sect that favored Pentinente Canyon for its solitude in the 1880s. When you visit to capture a bit of your own solace and spirituality, don’t miss the Virgin of Guadalupe painted high on a canyon wall and the ruts of ox carts that remain from the days when the Old Spanish Trail traversed the area. The ruts are so deep, you can stand in them up to your knees!

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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House Rules

Don't leave your dog in our back yard unattended. Make sure we have our two chihuahuas inside.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Black top road. All you have to do is pull up to the curb and you are all set. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: You can park on street or in our driveway. The only place we have for rv parking is beside our back yard, on the street. We have a very safe neighborhood. City doesn't mind if you park for a couple of days. We can give you electric and help with water.

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Hosted By SusieJ

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65+

Love meeting people! Details: My husband and myself love to camp. My husband is a Shriner and we belong to the Al Kaly Shrine Nomad camping club. We live in a small town in the San Luis Valley, not far from the Great Sand Dunes National Park.I love gardening and raise over 50 varieties of Iris. Home Town: We live in Monte Vista, CO, small with a population us about 4,000. We are located in San Luis Valley which is a high-altitude desert. We are surrounded by a circle of mountains that go up over 14,000 feet. It is a beautiful place to visit. Skills or Expertise to Share: I love to sew and garden. Love crafting of all types. My husband and I are getting up there in age but we are still very active. I love working with genealogy and have nearly 12,000 people in my family tree. My new passion is rock painting. I'm really getting good at it.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    AnnaLConti

    2 months ago

    I can’t imagine a better stopover than one with these two people. It felt like a stay with some of my best friends. I parked at the curb in front of their house, in a very quiet little neighborhood, for two nights. They had power available, and I took advantage of it the second night. Susie is full of entertaining stories and she’s a great cook! Dick is a quiet, thoughtful man who keeps things on track. The garden is astounding. The two of them are a wealth of information about the area and showed me so many cool things nearby, that now I want to visit again. Seriously - if the whole was full of people like this, it would be a paradise.

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    HappyHoosiers75

    3 months ago

    Want to thank them for all the help they were when we have vehicle trouble. They went beyond expectations to make sure we were able to get our vehicle fiixed, including towing us over 150+ miles to destination and service garage. They were amazing people. Thank again, Susan & Dick.

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    Cruzzzer

    3 months ago

    They were Great Hosts and very accommodating, helpful and informative about what to explore. Knew all the Local hotspots. Felt very safe and were able to relax. As Newbies, they had helpful advice for Our Camper and new campgrounds to explore. **Highlights** Sue's Flower gardens **Wonderful stories about their life experiences ** Invited us to a Great Home cooked dinner Thanks Sue & Dick, We will be back!!

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    WaMolly

    1 year ago

    The hosts were welcoming and accommodating even during a busy time for them. They were kind and generous with help, recommendations, and resources. This was a delightful experience for my first Boondockers Welcome stay.

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    Eaedwards

    1 year ago

    Hosts were gracious in offering above and beyond company and hospitality, including dinner in with them and a shower. Learned much about their family and hobbies.

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