Maple Darling Farm
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Mason, MI
Max Rig Size
< 35 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
We are a small 3 acre hobby farm with many fun animals! Our house pets, a golden-doodle named Chloe and a cat named Cleo, help us "run the farm" and watch over our friendly little pony, several crazy goats and over 50 Chickens. In the spring, we tap our Maple trees to make yummy Maple Syrup and we also ready the garden beds and plant our gardens. Sometimes we get lucky and introduce new animals in the Springtime as well. Baby goats and baby chicks make everything exciting and new. Summer is always full of new projects, building barns, mending fences, and of course the animal chores; milking goats, feeding animals, bathing the pony and mucking stalls. Do I even need to mention how gorgeous the farm is in the Fall? With all of the Maple, and other trees surrounding our property, the beauty comes to it's peak in the fall months. Surrounding the nature on our farm is even more nature! We have deer, coyotes, thousands of squirrels, and so many different breeds of wild birds (drawn in my our many bird feeders) to see as well. We don’t have any official designated or specific spots to park. Our home has an asphalt drive and ample grassy and shady areas to park for an overnight rest depending on the size of each camper or rig. We will help decide the best spots depending on the time of year and the size of your rig! We have a large fire pit that we often have evening fires in and overnight guests are welcome to sit outside at the fire. If you're interested in seeing the animals, or helping out around the farm, that may be available as well! You will find we are very willing to lend a hand. While we didn't "check the box" if you are running low on water, we are willing to top you off if need be! Don't be afraid to ask! We do have a single 30amp/110v electric hookup, (behind our current travel trailer which is parked in a gravel parking spot near our house). We also have 15-20 amp service that could be used if its available. Electricity might not always be available but it never hurts to ask! We would love it if you need any hookups for water or electric that you request this option when you request a stay, verses just showing up and asking about it. Suggested Local Attractions: The Michigan Capital is 15 minutes away if you've never seen it. They offer tours depending on the dates of your start. If you're in the mood for more animals and nature, Potter Park Zoo is very close, as well as Harris Nature Center. Just 8 minutes away is the Meridian Historical Village that hosts many reenactments and has cute shops and actives available. They also have Farmers Markets all Spring and Summer-Fall long! There are some great golf courses, tons of fabulous restaurants, and endless things to do within 20 minutes of Maple Darling Farm.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Offleash Area for Pets
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
1. If your pet is extremely well behaved, you are more than welcome to let them run free! Our Golden-doodle runs free around the yard most days. We do ask that if you'd like to have your pet off leash that we both intentionally introduce our dogs to each other so they can meet each other under safe initial supervision. If your dog likes to bark at or chase animals we do request that you keep them on an extra short leash as we do have free range chickens running around. And lastly...please be sure to pickup after your pets. 2. Please - No smoking 3. We REALLY prefer that any request for hookups are made when you initially request a stay. We'd appreciate a $10 donation for hookups per night. Free Wi-fi available.
Access Road Conditions: All roads are paved to our home. We have an asphalt driveway with ample amounts of sunny and shady areas. We are less than 2 miles off the highway. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We have 3 quiet and scenic acres and all overnight stays are easily parked on the grass around our property with plenty of room for a vehicle parked next to your rig.
Hosted By BradAndAlleySeely
We are a busy family with 2 young kids, a Goldendoodle and lots of farm animals! Details: We love to travel and we love our little homestead/hobby farm and all of our farm animals. Home Town: Mason, Michigan
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 months ago
These people are definitely hard workers. It was good to see their kids (and even the neighbor kids) helping out with chores. We helped close the chickens in one night while they were camping with a church group. We have a small growing farm ourselves, so we were able to derive a lot of info on the do’s and dont’s. A horse, a pony, a cow, goats, chickens, cats, a loveable labradoodle, and much more. There’s a lot of entertainment value with these hosts!! Looking forward to a repeat visit in the future
3 months ago
What a beautiful setting to spend a few days! lots of cute animals, and even eggs for sale! Great stop for families and our hosts were very welcoming and helpful! highly recommended!!
3 months ago
Alley was a gracious host, especially since we arrived a day early. She took us in and made us feel welcomed. Brad was busy so we didn't get to meet him personally, but he communicated with us through texting. Great farm. Great stay.
5 months ago
Had a wonderful stay with Brad and Ally. Had 4 days reserved and because they had no one else scheduled to come in, they let us stay an additional 3 days. it was so convenient to my niece's home. Had electric and water which was great. My niece alao has a small hobby farma d we introduced them. I think they can share a lot of useful info. They are very hardworking people but still spent lots of time visiting with us. Loved all the animals. The kitten especially liked Mick. Will definitely stay here again when we visit Michigan.
6 months ago
This little farm was so cool to see and experience. Brad and Ally were so friendly and informative about their farm. In a span of 2 days we watched them bottle feed 3 tiny calves, shine a light through eggs to see the chicks moving inside, Brad scooping horse poop, Ally throwing hay bails, and more “real world” farm work. The effert they put into keeping this farm (suprisingly) clean and animals cared for is exceptional. We woke up to the classic “roosters crowing” everymorning and Brad gave all three of my girls pony rides in the corral, educating them on proper brushing, saddling, and ettiquette near horses. My kids had lots of fun playing with there kids and eating smores near the fire pit and chickens running around. I recommend this stay especially if you have children or just love animals!