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NW Missouri Family Farm "Home--Away from Home"

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Stewartsville, MO

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Hosted By

MissouriBirds

  • Max Rig Size

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    45+ (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    2

  • Same Day Requests

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    Yes

We have one large gravel guest parking site with access to 30 Amp electrical service on "Connell Hill", our family farm. We do request that all guests arrive before dark. Our parking site requires minimum leveling. However, large rigs towing a vehicle may choose to un-hook before backing into the site which is located parallel to our machine shed, next to our yard. It offers private green space for relaxing outside of your rig along with great country views in all directions. We often see deer, coyote, turkey and an occasional bald eagle. Potable water is available for filling water bottles and coolers. However, we do not offer a direct water hook-up. Our farm offers excellent Verizon and AT&T cell phone access, in addition to over 20 TV stations available via standard TV antenna. Guests are welcome to relax in our covered, outdoor backyard patio area including use of our TV, fridge, sink with hot and cold running water and eating areas. See the photos included. We also have a Tornado "Safe Shed" available to guests if needed during a severe storm. Well behaved pets, on a leash, are welcome as are well-supervised children. We live near a busy 4-Lane highway which provides quick, easy and convenient access. We are located less than 20 miles from 2 Major North-South Interstate Highways; I-29 and I-35. Suggested Local Attractions: There are several State or City Managed Wildlife and Fishing areas, a nice, paved walking and bike trail, and city playgrounds within 10 miles. St. Joseph, MO, about 25 miles west of our farm is home to the Original Pony Express Station and Headquarters, a National Historic site, along with several other outstanding museums, a casino, a Nature Center and Museum on the banks of the Missouri River in addition to many historic districts. Our farm is within a few miles of a family owned dairy that offers farm tours and many flavors of freshly bottled milk along with home-made cheeses, ice-cream and butter. We are also close to the nationally recognized Missouri Star Quilt Company, home to a large collection of quilt shops in Hamilton, MO. In addition, we are about an hour north of Kansas City and all of its historical and entertainment options including Worlds of Fun, the Swope Park Zoo, the Royals and Chiefs home stadiums, a NASCAR Race Track, The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Home, the Jesse James home and farm and all kinds of shopping along with Kansas City's famed barbeque restaurants.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Slideouts Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

No arrivals after dark, please. Please call approximately 1 hour before your anticipated arrival so we can be sure to be available to help you get set up. Children are welcome to play in our large, grassy yard. However, parents are asked to supervise them closely and to keep them away from all farm equipment, growing crops or the driveway leading to the highway. Well behaved pets, on a leash, are welcome here on the farm. Please be sure you clean up after them. Please, no smoking or alcohol consumption in our yard or outdoor patio area. ILLEGAL DRUG USAGE IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE on our property. Guests are welcome to use our outdoor patio area before 10:00 p.m. It includes a full sized fridge/freezer, sink with hot and cold water for dishwashing, two eating areas, a TV and multiple electric plug-ins. Please clean-up after yourselves and place any trash, in bags, in designated trash cans. We have a large vegetable garden in our backyard and enjoy sharing its bounty with our guests when excess is available. We live in an area prone to dryness most of the summer. Therefore, we ask that our guests have no open fires. Quiet time after 10 p.m.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We have a moderate hill coming up our gravel driveway off a 4-Lane, paved highway. When you get to the top of our driveway turn left, towards the small brown rental house adjoining our property, until you get straightened out. Then you will be ready to back into our designated parking area parallel to our machine shed. We have plenty of flat, back-in parking space for both your rig and your tow vehicle. Our site, suitable for all sizes, is on gravel with 30 Amp electric nearby. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We have plenty of tow vehicle parking available. However, many overnight guests with travel or 5th wheel trailers choose to stay hooked up during their visits.

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Gravel

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Hosted By MissouriBirds

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65+

Life-long Road Trippers Details: Hello from the "Missouri Birds"---Ken, a retired over-the-road truck driver owner/operator and Robin, a retired NW Missouri farmer raising corn, soybeans, hogs and kids---not necessarily in that order. Robin also worked as an ag consultant in Ukraine, an advertising and marketing specialist in New York and spent 10 years teaching 5th and 6th grade Social Studies. Today, we live on our Century Family Farm located on "Connell Hill" east of St. Joseph and north of Kansas City, Missouri. Both of us are history buffs and when not "Road-Tripping" we keep busy with a large vegetable garden, sharing good food and good times with friends and neighbors, and participating in church activities. We have 9 living children and 50+ grandchildren and great-grand-children. Most of all we love exploring our beautiful land and visiting with people, learning about their travels and experiences and gathering new ideas for places we need to add to our "bucket list". We have visited 49 states including two road-trips to Alaska and most of Canada and Robin has spent significant time in Europe. We look forward to hosting visitors and sharing tips for things to see and do all across North America. Home Town: We both grew up on Missouri farms. Today, we live on "Connell Hill", our family farm. Our home was not quite completed when Robin's family bought the farm in 1892. It has remained in the family ever since and we are proud to call it home. "Connell Hill" is about 25 miles from St. Joseph, MO, home to Jesse James and the Pony Express and about 55 miles from Kansas City and Independence, MO, proud home towns of the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and Harry Truman. We live in the heart of Trails West history, with the Pony Express starting in St. Joseph and the Oregon, California and Santa Fe Trails setting out from St, Joseph or Kansas City areas. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We primarily stay in small town parks or public campgrounds, including Corps of Engineer parks and an occasional Fairgrounds, some primitive but most with electricity. However, we have boondocked in Alaska and Idaho, with our favorite being along the Lochsa River, a wild and scenic National Waterway, in North Central Idaho where we had spectacular scenery all to ourselves! Skills or Expertise to Share: Ken is excellent at providing directions and driving tips for almost anywhere, as he spent his entire life as an over-the-road truck driver. Robin has 50+ years experience in planning travel adventures throughout North America. She has extensive knowledge of US History, geography and roadside sites. Both love to share their experiences while staying in all types of campgrounds and visiting interesting sites throughout Canada and in every state except Hawaii .

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References for this location from other RVers

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    truckerken

    5 hours ago

    Robin and Ken made us feel at home. Nice parking and very friendly couple. They have traveled a lot so can tell you places to see. She is a very good baker. Yummy.

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    ArleneandLonnie

    6 days ago

    Robin and Ken were wonderful hosts! easy peasy parking and right on the highway. I would definitely recommend staying here as I would stay again if we pass by this way. Thanks also for welcoming us with a lovely dessert to enjoy along with literature about the surrounding area. Enjoy your travels Ken and Robin!

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    markew56

    1 month ago

    They were very helpful in getting me parked and hooked up to the electric. Had a wonderful visit with this great couple.

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    vlad773

    1 month ago

    Very convenient next to the highway, and nice velcoming hosts.

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    AveryAdventures_

    1 month ago

    Ken and Robin were SO kind and their generosity was very appreciated! Like others have said they welcoming greet you with a box of area infomation and some cucumbers and tomatoes. Site provided is very accessible for any size rig. Att & T-Mobile worked very well

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