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Long Run Meadow

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in SALEM, WV

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DutchStar05

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    < 45 (ft)

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    1

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    3

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We can offer a relatively flat meadow that is easy to back into. There is plenty of room but our house is up a long driveway not visible from this site. We now have water and 50 amp power to offer in our driveway. We are located 3.5 miles off of US Route 50 between West Union, WV and Salem, WV. This is a quiet spot where no one will bother you or your property. Suggested Local Attractions: North Bend State Park is located about a half hour from here (it has RV camping spots). Honestly, there is not much else around here. This is not a spot to stop for entertainment. Only a quiet place to stay.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

We ask that you arrive to our space no later than 6 PM. If you must arrive later, please let us know. If you need help getting in and setting up (which is possible); we would like to be available to help you. If you smoke, please don't throw butts on the ground and please don't smoke up at our house. Only pets that are friendly and can get along with other pets are allowed outside your rig. We have a large VERY friendly dog and two cats that are out and about. Be respectful of our property and our animals.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: The road into the road our house is on, is paved and wide enough to accommodate tractor trailer vehicles but it is narrow and curvy and requires care. We usually un-hook our tow vehicle at a wide spot just off of US route 50 and Nannette drives the pick-up in front to be sure there are no large vehicle that I will meet. The actual road we live on is very narrow and gravel. That being said, we take our 40 motor home in and out with out a problem, but we are used to it. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: It would be best to un-hook a tow vehicle before driving up our road. If anyone is interested in staying here, I would give instructions that make coming to this location fairly easy. We have gotten used to turning our 40 foot motor home into our road but I would want to help someone else that has never done it. Alternatively, I would send them further up the road to an easy turn around spot to approach from a better angle. Our meadow is solid but the upper layer of topsoil can get wet and slippery. When our first guest arrived, it had been raining for at least a month, recording a record wet September. The ground was slippery and we ended up putting their 31 foot class C on a gravel spot in our driveway. A bonus for them was that it was close enough to power to run an extension cord. Since that time, we have added 50 amp power and water available to that spot. The meadow is big enough for a large rig but it is not near power and if it happens to be really wet again, we might have to hunt around a bit to get a 40 footer situated. Finding room for a tow vehicle is easy in comparison!

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Hosted By DutchStar05

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65+

Retired couple traveling with two cats and a dog. Details: Nannette and I (Peter) purchased our first and only RV, a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star in November of 2016. Our first outing took us across the country and back on a 10 week journey. Since then, we have travelled four additional winters, making it west to Arizona a total of 4 times. We have been able to boondock for several weeks in the deserts of Arizona and California and these were some of our favorite times. We have mainly traveled in the winter and our summer plans have been very limited and uncertain. We are generally home for a lot of the summer, if someone could use a place to stay in this area. We live in Salem, West Virginia on a 100 acres, hardly any of which is flat. We have a 7 year old very nice mixed breed dog and two cats, both of which travel well with us. We can offer an area near our work shop that has 50 amp electricity and water however an extension cord is needed and an additional water hose. We have those that can be borrowed if necessary. We drive our 40 foot motor home the 3.5 miles from US Route 50 to our property but the road is curvy and we drive it carefully. Turning into our road is tricky and even though we do it all the time, it may be easier to follow one of us further up the paved road about a 1/2 mile to turn around and hit it from a much easier angle. 39.25807, -80.66039 Home Town: Our mailing address is Salem, West Virginia but we actually live in the neighboring, Doddridge County outside any town limits. We are about 25 miles away from a Walmart, just to give you an idea. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Our experience is limited but we loved being in the deserts of Arizona and off of Sidewinder road in Felicity, California. Skills or Expertise to Share: Nannette is a nurse and nurse practitioner. I am a forester/logger. I do almost all the work on our rig, which is challenging because, even though I have done a lot of mechanic work in my life, I have not done any work on an RV. It seems however, so far, that I have been able to fix what breaks. Since writing the previous sentence, we have removed the carpet from our RV and replaced it with heavy vinyl. I replaced the cooling unit in our Norcold 1200 refrigerator, built an animal crate and TV lift that is substantially better looking and more functional than our previous arrangement. I removed the TV from over the windshield area and made a cabinet to fill that void. We replaced the modified sine wave inverter with a full sine wave inverter with automatic generator start. The list goes on, but I enjoy discussing modifications we RVers can make to improve our experience.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Mandras4

    5 months ago

    Hosts were a model of hospitality. Parking was convenient and host made commendations beyond expectation. Easily navigated with my 20 foot trailer. Our most peaceful night ever at a harvest host.

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    Randy1173

    6 months ago

    We had an enjoyable overnight stay. It was really quiet at this site. Pete came down to make sure we were in the right place and had everything we needed for the night. Thanks Pete for making your place available to boondockers. I highly recommend Long Run Meadows

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    foggymorning

    6 months ago

    Pete and Nanette were wonderful hosts and this was a wonderful stop on our way from Va to Columbus, OH. They are tucked pretty far off the road so Pete met us and guided us back to their driveway. They had power and it was nice and shady.

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    msilva95448

    1 year ago

    Very beautiful setting! The hoists are nicest people in the world.

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    donnancy

    3 years ago

    Great hosts and a beautiful place. Very quiet country setting. Hopefully we will see them again on their travels through our place in Texas. Have fun, travel safe.

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