The Honey Poole
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Middlefield, CT
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Same Day Requests
We live in a small town (pop <5000). It is rural yet close to major highways. We keep bees, and there is room for your dog to be off leash---please clean up after. We hear wild animals around-- coyotes, racoons, skunks, turkeys, hawks and deer. There is space for 2 vehicles at the beginning of our driveway, near the road. Suggested Local Attractions Nearby: Lyman Orchards has seasonal pick your own; Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort has mountain biking, zip lines, winter sports, great restaurant and more. Restaurants of all kinds (Tibetan, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Italian) are in the nearby town of Middletown, which is home to Wesleyan University. Lots of hiking spots nearby, including Wadsworth Falls. We keep bees, so if you are interested in buying local honey, talk to us!
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
No Smoking and no generators (We want to be respectful of our neighbors)
Access Road Conditions: Right off State highway, easy access Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is room to park a tow vehicle near the RV in the parking area near the road. It is near the street but not on the street.
Hosted By nancywinshippoole
Active retired couple Details: My husband and I are retired, starting to travel in our small travel van. We keep honeybees and we built our own passive solar timber frame home in Connecticut. Our 20 acre property includes a stream, fields and woods, which you are welcome to wander. Home Town: Middlefield, CT. Halfway between Boston and New York. Skills or Expertise to Share: My husband had a 33 year career as a practicing licensed arborist, and knows a lot about trees, pruning, removal and tree diseases. In retirement, he is making furniture from large old trees that have had to be removed, for whatever reason. and keeps almost 20 hives of bees; some are on our property. We have a large organic garden.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
3 weeks ago
Allan and Nancy are wonderful hosts! They came over to welcome us shorty after we pulled in and set up. The site was level with more than enough room and super easy access. The proximity to Jackson Hill Rd is a total non-issue. In fact, the location is rural enough that we were treated a star-filled night sky thanks to the lack background light!
1 month ago
The Pooles provide a flat, level and easy to back in parking pad. The electric extension cord is easily accessible. Despite the pouring rain, Allan met us to make sure we were settled in. We are grateful for their hospitality! Thank you!
1 month ago
The location was nice under a large set of trees. Access is the worst with low branches on both sides of the drive in. Not suited for taller RVs
1 month ago
Beautiful acreage with private parking. Loved being able to let our dog run around. And delicious honey!
2 months ago
Well although it never stopped raining since we arrived we had a wonderful stay! Our batteries were being strange so we took advantage of the power cord. We didn’t get to meet our hosts due to the constant rain but communication was excellent. Thanks again!