This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Goodview, VA
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
We are on Smith Mountain Lake just outside of Roanoke, Va. We are in a secluded area that is very quiet most of the time. There is lots to do at the lake such as mini golf, boating, fishing and site seeing. There are some great places to eat and drink. One of our favorites is the local tequila bar just over the bridge on the lake. Pets are welcome but we ask that you keep them leashed and you must pickup after them. Suggested Local Attractions:SML Damn, mini golf, boating, Virginia Dare Lake cruises.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
We only have a few simple requests. We ask that you keep the site clean as it will be when you arrive. We also request you to observe quiet time from 10 pm to 8 am. We ask that you keep your pets leashed while on the property. We have a small but very friendly dog that we allow to roam free but he never goes too far from the house. He might come down to the site but we will try to make sure he does not. But hey, it's his yard. We ask that you stay no longer than 3 nights unless you speak to us once you arrive. Smoking is fine with us but please take your butts with you. I will say something if you leave them behind.
Access Road Conditions: Road to us is a gravel one lane road with a few tight curves. Its a bit tricky with a trailer but doable. I do not recommend a motor home over 30'. You will have to drive all the way to the top of our driveway to turn around and go back down to the site. The site is narrow but you will have room to enjoy yourself. When coming in we need you to let us know so I can assist you if needed. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: If you're pulling a trailer maximum trailer length is 25feet plus tow vehicle. You will not be able to turn around if it's more then that.
Hosted By RobandBoze
We Love RVing and travel. Details: Married couple for 51 blissful years. Have been camping and RVing for over 3 years now. Sold our home in Georgia and bought our first motor home, a 2007 National Dolphin. The first year we put over 20k on our coach traveling all over the U.S. We had great times and saw wonderful sights. We sold our Dolphin last year and bought a couples trailer Coachmen Forester 22 foot. Home Town: I am originally from San Diego, California joined the Coast Guard traveled extensively until I met my beautiful bride. She is originally from Slovakia and we met in New York City been together ever since. After our extensive traveling and family ups and downs we have decided to buy a piece of land at Smith Mountain Lake and just hang few months on and off. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have only needed to spend a few days boondocking but our favorite spot so far was in Ohio. Skills or Expertise to Share: Jack of all trades. Good with my hands, computer skills, proficient at barbequing. My passions are bourbon, cigars, and my wife not exactly in that order.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
5 months ago
Quite the ride in but a beautiful area. Would love to come back aond have the opportunity to explore more. Thanks for a great stay and your hospitality!
7 months ago
Very accommodating hosts. I arrived later and that was fine. The parking area isn't totally level and I'm driving a cargo can conversion so I can't really speak to how difficult it would be for any other rig. Worked great for me and they were super nice :D
9 months ago
We had a great one night stay at Pelican’s Roost. It was very quiet. You are ao close to the water tou. an hear the fish break water. Robert was very nice and accommodating. If you like peace and tranquility, you won’t be disappointed with Pelican’s Roost!!
10 months ago
These folks are the epitome of what boondocking is all about. They have a lovely property. They were incredibly warm and inviting. I felt so welcome to join them and to stay overnight. I was only there for one night, but we had such a nice conversation. Don't miss this place. PS: I found the access road and driveway not as scary as some people mentioned. I think if you can pull your trailer, you should have no problems getting to their site. You should pay attention to the trailer length limit.
1 year ago
I had a nice 2 night stay at Pelicans Roost. Tucked in the hills outside of Roanoke. The hosts are very friendly. The 1st day we sat on the porch, enjoyed a cigar and swapped travel stories. The 2nd night they invited me to go out with them, but I chose to stay put. I recommend a stay at Pelicans Roost.