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The Ranch

Space for 15 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
1 month max
Response Rate
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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • $10/night requested for hookups

Description

We are very secluded with 20 acres 12 acres of it developed lakefront with sand beaches. A good 10 acres are manicured lawn.

The three 30 amp hook ups offered are on the non lakefront proton of the property.

There is plenty of area to boondock with no services.

New for 2021 Starlink high speed internet covering entire property.

House Rules

If you are requiring power please request this before arriving and we will let you know if it is available for the time of your stay. We cannot guarantee its availability.
No dumping of grey or blackwater tanks.
Dogs must be picked up after. No Viscous pets.
No loud or disruptive behavior after 11 pm.
Please ask before having a fire in case of fire bans, and no daytime burning as per Provincial laws.
Clean up after oneself.
If your a smoker please be cautious with your cigarettes and pick up your butts.
Leave our property as you found it.
NO building rock formations on our point. This is fish, turtle and other animals habitat respect it and enjoy the beauty they provide.

Access Road Conditions

Paved right up to our property then well tended gravel road no pot holes or washboard.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Lots of room private property 20 acres

Some of the spots with power will require backing in.

Availability

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April 15 th to November 30th depending on weather.

We do travel a fair bit in the summer months so if you can contact us as early as you can to ensure your able to stay.

Location

Laclu, ON, Canada

Suggested Local Attractions

Huskie the Muskie, Lake of the Woods Museum, The Muse, Discovery Center, Mather Walls House, Tug Boat McLeod Park, Tunnel Island Trail, Boat/Fishing Tours, MS Kenora. Ye Olde Chip Truck is worth a visit and has been a Kenora institution since 1957.

Vernon Nature Area, Rushing River Provincial Park. For the hikers Club Minaki trail system is a great option.

Kenora Golf & Country Club, Beauty Bay Golf Course, Falcon Lake Golf Course and White Moose Golf are all worthy of a round or two.

There is also Matiowski farmers market every Wednesday from June 16th to September 29th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm where local artisans others show and sell their wares and and well worth the look and is a good time.


Your Host

donnrita


Member Since
December 16, 2017
Host's Age
55-65


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References for The Ranch

Moparnut

August 2021

Extremely beautiful place

These are the nicest people you will ever meet
Go out of their way to make you feel welcome and keep it quiet as well
I'll go back!!!!


Brian+Deb_Erickson

July 2021

Nothing short of BLISS!

Believe the other reviews on here; D and R's 20 lakeside acres is just heavenly. We enjoyed ample electricity, water, and excellent wifi! Turn it off, though, and head down to the rocky little peninsula on the lake. Sit on the old yet perfectly constructed Adirondack chair and just take in the peaceful calm of the lake. A big snapper turtle may just come greet you... or a bald eagle... or a pelican... or deer... or the local flock of geese. One of us snorkeled right there around the rocks--this was just an amazingly restorative stop along our eastward route to PEI! D even quickly sent us a link to a free dump site as we were leaving. Special thanks to R, who took time to fix our camper steps the first evening! Highly recommend this fabulous stay. Thank you again!


Marita

July 2021

Magical place

Our hosts were more then great. Just to let people stay in such a beatiful place is very generous.
Thank you


HenkNadyaRV

July 2021

Again on way back...

Stayed again at this perfect camping spot on a lake. Easygoing, friendly host. Looking forward to next trip and park there again.


AndrewPC

July 2021

Awesome overnight stay!

Don and Rita were supper nice and accommodating. We requested our overnight stay very late in the day (our fault), but they accepted right away. Gave very detailed instructions on how to get there. The place is absolutely gorgeous, one of the highlights of our trip. Nice lake side stay. Kids and adults had a good swim in the lake. Gorgeous sun set. Highly recommend - wonderful folks and place!


Rick_and_Karen

July 2021

Amazing stay once again

We love this place and the hosts are so very kind. Always a highlight of our trip to stay here.


drddave

July 2021

Great Motor Home Stay

Beautiful location, very accommodating hosts and easy access. The lake was clean and warm and the property immaculate. It had just rained hard and ground was soft in some areas so we left some ruts behind. The property owners were helpful and understanding. We would definitely recommend it!!


TGNolte

July 2021

Beautiful serene place with hosts that have a beautiful heart

This ranch on the lake ( we stayed a night near the little peninsula that gave a peace and rest) is beautiful and so are the hosts who worked with our changing schedule and hosted us depaite pressing personal matters they had to attend to. Very kind. You are in our prayers.


Brcanuck

July 2021

Incredible hosts

Great hosts with an awesome location on Muriel lake. Cannot thank you enough for the help and look forward to seeing you in the Okanagan


Chard

July 2021

Northern Oasis

Amazing spot for Boondocking with an excellent host. Worth the 10k drive off #17. If you're feeling fatigued 15 more mins. to recharge. Lake site sunset and the only noise is birds and lapping waves.


CSB

July 2021

Wow

The best boondocking site we have ever stayed in. Paradise. Heaven on earth. We swam in the lake and watched the majestic sunset on the privately owned point. Donnrita could not have been kinder. We will definitely be back.


Retiredventures19

July 2021

Relaxing beautiful location

We so very much enjoyed our stay here. We had our canoe so were able to canoe and fish as well as swim off the rocks with perfect summer temperature Water. Our hosts were gracious and helped find a spot just right for us


Nickys

July 2021

Great location

What a wonderful hello, help to park on the site and not at all upset that we are doing long days and just made sunset. Would recommend, nice to be off the beaten track a little bit.


Kymberlyp

July 2021

Amazing!

Loved our time there. Beautiful location especially to be during a heat wave! Friendly, so helpful host. All the amenities too, with water, electricity, septic...


MamaG

July 2021

Great spot

Was a beautiful stay... guided right to our spot Thank you so much. Hope to see you on our way home

Was nice to meet a couple and their cute little one as well


CSB

July 2021

Feelin at home on the Ranch

We can’t thank Don and Rita enough. What a beautiful serene spot. They might very well be stuck with us as repeat dockers!! See you next week.


HenkNadyaRV

July 2021

Wonderful

Wonderful describes both location and host! Thanks for the technical help with the trailer water heater.


Kymberlyp

July 2021

Incredible hospitality and location

Incredible host, hospitality and beautiful location! Host is so kind, welcoming, accessible, flexible, and helpful…i just can’t say enough!


AlberniFalls

July 2021

Wonderful!

This is our all time favourite BDW location!
The Hosts are friendly but leave us alone to do our own thing!
Easy to find with concise and accurate directions!
This is a serene and tranquil lakeside property with great campsites and room to spread out our stuff!
Thank you so much for welcoming us back!

Rob and Jean R. Alberni Falls


eandp

July 2021

You wont want to leave!

We can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. Beautiful property, great hosts! Free wifi everywhere! What a great place. A major thanks to donnrita!


joseedion

July 2021

Super site

IT was amazing! Wow! The host are great!


SandiStevenVantangle

July 2021

Stellar

Amazing Host...most accommodating... feel very welcome
Paddled on beautiful lake, enjoyed a fabulous sunset
One of a kind Generosity!


francois.pare

July 2021

Wonderful spot!

Wow! Really nice place, the spot everyone dreams! Quiet, by the lake, sandy beach, warm water perfect for swimming and kayaking! The kids just loved the place and could also play with the neighbours! Really nice people too! We stayed one more night at the end! Really enjoyed! Definitely come back again! Thanks for receiving us!


JacquesKaren

July 2021

Awesome!

This was our first ever Boondocking experience and we certainly hit the jackpot! Just a lovely spot with welcoming hosts! The views on the water are spectacular!


eandp

July 2021

A great spot!

The host is very accommodating and friendly. The location is fantastic. Almost too good to be true. Only, it's true!


steph_and_edith

July 2021

Always lovely at The Ranch

I will stay here everytime I am in Kenora area. Lovely place and the best hosts!


Kinetiq

July 2021

Paradise

An absolute utopia full of stunning views and sounds of nature, and welcoming and kind hosts. I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced the magic. Highly, highly recommended!


dolcavita

July 2021

West travel

The host was exceptionnel. Went over and above his rôle.

We had trouble with our truck, he was very helpful and agreed to let us stay another night.

The place was peaceful nice beach.

I highly recommend a stay for a couple of days.

Would stay again.

We greatly appreciate all the help you have given us.


NJM

July 2021

Awesome host!

Welcoming, kind and generous. They have a beautiful lake front property. Would stay again :)


Raoul

July 2021

Very Great host

Enchanting site and very welcoming guests.


AaronL

July 2021

Incredible stop over spot

Very helpful and friendly host
Incredibly beautiful property with great swimming spot
Just a few minutes away from the Highway
We loved our stay here, Thanks again.


Cway2005

June 2021

You have to be mad ....

..... To not visit this place. Interesting and excellent host, be sure to ask him about the locksmith lawyer 😁. The site is simply beautiful, be sure to find a spot by the water. Thank you kindly for an excellent stay.


Rick_and_Karen

June 2021

Incredible place

Truly a piece of heaven. Thank you to our very kind hosts for our beautiful stay.


Ijacob

June 2021

The paradise

I have no word to say the happiness I felt in this place. it was perfect. the breeze, the sound of the loonie, the view, the owners so nice. I would still be staying. thank you for everything


CamperLouie

June 2021

Happy Helpful Hosts

This 2 night stay was exceptional!
Our Hosts could not have been more hospitable, and with a warm welcome and wonderful conversation. The property was paradise! Serene, clean, & green with nature abounding. We stayed 2 nights and made 2 new friends! We will be back!


ShelleyLarose

June 2021

A slice of paradise

From the warm welcome, beautiful site for our 25’ TT on the beach to the amazing views and sunsets, this is a place you won’t want to leave. Recommended without hesitation and looking forward to stopping in again.


noella.wai

June 2021

Perfect spot!

Warm welcome. Quiet place by a lake. Host prepared a special spot with a fire pit on the sandy beach. Good wifi available. What else could you ask for? :) Thank you for sharing your little paradise.


Sam.N.Fam

May 2021

Gorgeous Location. Stunning views.

What an absolute pleasure to be allowed to stay at such a beautiful location. So grateful for the generosity and hospitality of the hosts. Truly the purest of humans. Thank you so much and I hope our paths cross again.


amy0

May 2021

Wonderful host!

We’ve had a long journey from BC to Ontario, moving my son and his family home. We are very grateful to have has this little break from our journey to let my little grandchildren play for a couple of days. This host has a beautiful spot that melts the stress of the trip right away! He made sure we had what we needed and is very kind! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay again on our return home!


CsTheUs

May 2021

Fantastic host and fantastic stay

Thanks again donnrita for letting me stay. It was a great way to unwind after the last several days of long driving.


ddemers46

May 2021

Fantastic Host!

We came this way heading East, and now the same again going west. As I said, if you read our review of July 2020 you'll know why we couldn't resist another stay with Donnrita! Simply great!
Thanks, folks!
D&P


amy0

May 2021

Amazing!

Wow! We are new to Boondockerswelcome, and this far exceeded expectations! The host was very welcoming. A little piece of paradise. Thank you so much for your hospitality!


GandG

May 2021

Great Stay Again

This was my second stay at "The Ranch". It was again perfect for my travel. Good power and great beautiful location.


john04

May 2021

Slice of heaven

The host and spot were amazing thank you so much


steph_and_edith

May 2021

Best Stay!

If I could stay the whole Summer....I would! Deer, birds, and so much more! So lovely.


RandB

April 2021

The Ranch is a beautiful spot!

The Ranch is not far from the Trans-Canada highway and is easily accessible.

Our 26 foot trailer was easily parked and maneuvered in the spaces that are available in this picturesque location.

The host was friendly and very helpful.

Recommended.


SwedishBlonde

April 2021

Fabulous hosts and location

This is our second time here at this fabulous location. Beautiful sunsets on the lake that matched the great friendly hosts. We were still able to have a conversation social distancing with the host. Very friendly, easy to talk to and made you feel welcome even durkng Covid. This is what boondockers is all about. Thank you
Swedish Blonde


SerenaNomada

February 2021

Wonderfull spot

One of the best spot we have seen., with an Amazing view.
Would return anytime


Hullcatherine5

October 2020

Very Helpful and beautiful property

The hosts were so helpful welcoming us at the end of their road at night when we arrived after a long day of travel. They set us up with water and electrical which was greatly appreciated. The property was beautifully situated on a lake with lots
Of deer close by. Thanks again!


elizabethevekennedy

October 2020

Short & Sweet

Very gracious hosts! Super accommodating - we arrived after dark and Don came on his ATV to greet us and guide us in from the main road! Thanks so much for making our Kenora stop so memorable and comfortable! See you again in the spring!


Schmidt

October 2020

2nd visit

We enjoyed our second visit as much as the first. With snow and cool weather we experienced a winter wonderland. This host is so generous and kind, thank you!!


Case

October 2020

Gracious and helpful hosts

A very comfortable stay after a days drive. The host was not home when I arrived but did leave detailed instructions in the confirmation email. I was able to pull in and set up.
My furnace decide to quit shortly thereafter so I call my host to let him know that I was going in to town to grab a room for the night.
Instead he brought over two electric heaters which kept me toasty that night, next day I bought two of my own.
I have been having difficulty with my tow vehicle, undersized and front wheel drive so on departure day the host checked my tires for air pressure, topped up all that need it and pulled my car and trailer onto firm ground so I could get underway.
Will seek to stay there again on my return, God willing.


SwedishBlonde

October 2020

Fantastic location

Unfortunately the hosts had to leave before we got there but there was alot of communication back and forth. Very conscious hosts. Location was amazing.
View of the amazing lake, saw deer and got an awesome picture of a porcupine. 30 amp service was greatly appreciated in below freezing weather. Thank you. Thank you, Thank you
Hopefully our paths will cross again.
Virginia and Bob


Dan et Andre

October 2020

Second stay at the Ranch

It is always great to stay at the Ranch. Very nice place. Host was absent but sent us the information. There was another camper. Sleep very well. Place is so quiet. Thanks for sharing your paradise.


TheHiggins

October 2020

Heaven on earth

Our stay on the ranch was amazing! We met one of the hosts at his house and he led us to our spot on the beach. We were provided firewood and enjoyed a fire in the evening on the beach. It was quite windy but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the beauty of our surroundings. There were many deer that our cats were very interested in. When I opened the blinds in the morning, the first thing I saw was deer. We look forward to visiting again on our way back from BC. Hopefully we will get a chance to visit more and exchange stories with the hosts.


chelsboiss

October 2020

Amazing place and people

Loves this beautiful spot on the water and The hosts were very kind and helpful as we are newbies to the RV life 🥰


fnug

September 2020

Great location

We stayed in the beach overlooking the lake. Our host personally guided us to a level spot, there was a fire pit and firewood awaiting us. Thank you!


Schmidt

September 2020

Incredible

The generosity of this host and the beautiful lake front makes this Boondocking experience Unforgettable. We enjoyed a fireside on the beach with fall colours and migrating birds honking overhead.Donhrita provide a unique boondocking experience to remember.


afraser

September 2020

Great spot!

Great host, very friendly and helpful with a beautiful place! I’m sure we will be back.


Ccurran84

September 2020

I didn't want to leave

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay on your beautiful land. We enjoyed the conversation and bonfire, the morning is one for our memory books.

Thank you!
Craig and Crystal


hlounsbu

September 2020

Great Stay

Thank you so very much. Should have stayed 2 days! You have the perfect property with level parking, great view of the water, a beautiful rock island to walk around.


JJs_Journey

September 2020

A Real Gem

This place is just amazingly beautiful and so peaceful. We really enjoyed the beach and watching the birds and the beautiful sunset. The property is huge and incredibly well kept and cared for. There are a variety of areas to camp out, We chose the northern sites so as to have access to power. We met the Host briefly and he was genial and pleasant. With power, water and a beach, this Boondocker's Welcome location is incredible.


hlounsbu

September 2020

Nice Lake setting

Large lake property beautiful setting. Was met by the host (very friendly and helpful) and shown the various areas to park. Watch for deer crossing the roads. Overall great experience!


bikeriders

September 2020

Super host

Super site in a beautiful and quiet setting. Super nice host. Will be back


Dan et Andre

September 2020

Great host and place

We appreciated our stay. Lovely place, great hosts. We saw few deers in morning and afternoon. Thanks for sharing your great place


Akela

September 2020

Nice to be back.

Beautiful quiet setting with an easy going friendly host.


Dan et Andre

September 2020

Awesome place

Real paradise in a wonderful region! Amazing hosts with a nice setting and peaceful place by a lake. Very welcoming, friendly and generous hosts. We had a great time biking and exploring the region. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you donnrita!


bikeriders

September 2020

Great site

Our hosts are very friendly and welcoming persons and their property is so nice. It was our first time boondocking and it will be hard to do better.

Thank you for everything


Paulypoppins

September 2020

Our second stay at The Ranch

Definitely worth staying here again! We’ll request this spot again if we’re coming this way again. Thanks for the beautiful spot and generous hosting!


RootSleuths

September 2020

Lovely location

Beautiful view and quiet location. Very generous hosts to share their beautiful property!


vegasandscooby

September 2020

5 stars

Awesome place. A must-stop for sure!


Waynes.World

September 2020

Awesome site.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ranch. Your property is top shelf. The beach and island were a big hit with the family. We will try to get this spot on the way home next month. Super big Thank You to our hosts. :) :)


Firefly

September 2020

Fantastic

All reviews are correct! What a place!


Burk

September 2020

Beautiful Retreat

What a great spot this is; right on a lake. Very peaceful and quiet. Got the best sleep of our trip so far. Thanks Don n Rita for your hospitality, even though you were away.


ellen

September 2020

Little piece of Paradise

Thank you once again for your hospitality! It was nice chatting with you.
You have a beautiful and very peaceful little piece of paradise.
Love the rock island - very photogenic!
Stay well.
Cheers
Ellen
PS - I think we were up before the rooster!


Paulypoppins

August 2020

Our stay at The Ranch

Words can scarcely express how delighted we were with our stay! We parked right on the beach and enjoyed the quiet lake, bird calls, beautiful sunset, cozy fire, and lovely moon reflecting off the water. This is definitely a highlight of our trip out to BC from Ontario! Hoping to stay here again! Our host was helpful and generous beyond our expectations. Thank you!


parisienpeaches

August 2020

A Piece of Paradise

What a glorious stop on our way back home. We were grateful for the hosts to allow us for 2 nights where we enjoyed some R&R. The sunsets were magnificent as was the peninsula were we swam in the lake. We wish we met the hosts as they have gone out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - very generous folks!


joeybird777

August 2020

Beautiful spot

Great spot by the lake. Highly recommend this spot!


joshmc333

August 2020

Big, beautiful lakefront property with hookups!

Lovely place to stay. Lush grass lawn leading down to a beautiful lake with a private little peninsula. The electrical hookups and hoses were very convenient for our little 2-RV convoy. Would recommend! 10/10!


Leppi

August 2020

Relaxing Stay Right by the Lake

We stayed at this beautiful property with our 30 ft motorhome for five days. We had the choice of full hook-up under trees or boondocking right at the lake and we chose the latter. We had wifi and an ample amount of fire wood. We had lots of privacy and it was very quiet and relaxing.
Unfortunately, we did not get to meet our generous hosts since they were camping themselves at that time but communication before and throughout our stay was effortless.


Patricia_Chris

August 2020

Amazing!!!!

This host has GREAT communication!
The place is a hidden paradise seriously!
Although they were not home on our stay we will be leaving tomorrow to head on our trip as they graciously let us stay the storm coming in

From the little island to water and hydro available this place had everything!
We hope to visit on our way back from B.C. in a few weeks.

Thank you so much for making our first Boondocking a great one!


CsTheUs

August 2020

fantastic

Donnrita was a fantastic host.
He helped us setup and provided everything they need for a wonderful campfire by the Beach. We had excellent conversation as well.

Our stay exceeded are expectations. I highly recommend.
If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we'll definitely request another stay.

Thanks again!


keith

July 2020

A lovely spot on the lake!

We had a great overnight stay at The Ranch, and while we unfortunately did not get to meet our hosts as they were away, they made us very welcome. And their friend who was staying on the property was super helpful directing us to the right place to park, and getting blocks and the electrical cord for us!

It would be great to see them out in BC!

Many thanks!

Keith and Robyn


Happytrails54

July 2020

Very Happy

Unfortunately the owners weren't there but a friend of theirs helped us get setup. The place is just amazing beautiful and so peaceful. We really enjoyed ourselves sitting on the beach and watching the birds and then the beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this to anyone. I wish we could've met the owners because everyone says such good things about them. Maybe next time.


MelissaRamos

July 2020

Probably one of the nicest people we've met!

Not only is Don's place absolutely gorgeous (truly a slice of heaven), but he is honestly one of the nicest, most hospitable people we've met on our journey. While we're full-timers, we're pretty new to the game so when we pulled up, he raced to help us get levelled and was beyond kind. We enjoyed our conversations and laughs with him and would absolutely recommend his place (and will probably come visit him again at some point!). Thank you Don so much, you truly are a gem of a human being!


Clo999

July 2020

Extremely positive

Perfect stay. I stretched it as it was so pleasant.


maiyaj

July 2020

Great hosts!!

Lovely place to stay. Thank you!!


NoFixedAddress.life

July 2020

Heading Home

Another wonderful stay at a beautiful location with generous and welcoming hosts!

Thanks again!!


maiyaj

July 2020

Amazing hosts

Probably the nicest spot we've stopped at. Really helpful hosts and a very peaceful beautiful location. We even saw baby deer.!


Akela

July 2020

Quiet and peaceful

The Ranch is a great stop. Very quiet and peaceful.


NoFixedAddress.life

July 2020

Amazing!!!

The Ranch is absolutely beautiful!! The hosts are super friendly and welcoming opening their gorgeous property up for use. You can swim at their beachfront or have a fire in the beach fire pit. We were in a spacious area amongst the trees with two other Boondockers. We had access to water, wifi and electricity...they even have hoses, extension cords and sturdy boards available for use if needed. Amazing hosts and an amazing property!


PaulNKat

July 2020

More than we hoped or imagined

We booked here again after a restful 2 night first stay. We enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful well groomed grounds. This time round the weather was hot and breezy so we took advantage of their beach. Thankyou so much D&R for your warm welcome and hospitality. Thankyou for bending over backwards in helping us set up later in the evening. Highly recommend The Ranch when passing through Kenora , Ontario


ddemers46

July 2020

So Incredible we Extended our Stayh

We've been using BoondockersWelcome for some time (what a great idea!) so we've visited quite a few hosts. All have been amazing, but this was by far the best! You couldn't possibly ask for a better experience. We cooled off with 30 amp power, swam in the lake, enjoyed the WiFi and unlimited water supply, lolled under the shade trees, watched the deer in the front "yard", and were looked after by the most generous and kind gentleman you could wish for! What a treat! You could stay in a provincial park for anywhere from 30 to 90 dollars, and not even have services. Pinch me!
Dennis and Pamela (hoping we return this way).


PaulNKat

June 2020

Stunning property

Don was great, helped us get set up quickly. Very friendly and accommodating. Beautiful experience, a deer came right up to our trailer. Easy to find and would certainly return again!


LambOnTheRun

June 2020

An incredible host!

My wife and I were packing up this morning getting ready to leave after a nice couple of days spent at this hosts lovely property when we noticed a major problem with the back of our trailer. The back wall had started to separate! I started in on a quick repair, then went up to the house to let them know we would be a bit late departing. The host came down to see if we needed help, and stayed the whole day helping with time, tools, materials and his knowledge!! Truly a generous soul! He then suggested we stay another night to make sure our repairs held. What a guy!


LambOnTheRun

June 2020

What a beautiful property, and amazing hosts!

When we pulled up, we were lucky enough to have the host personally guide us to our site on his amazing property. He was in the process of installing a second 30 Amp hookup. It was very quiet and peaceful, and we really enjoyed our 2 days.


GandG

June 2020

Beautiful Spot

Wow what a beautiful spot. Found the place easily with very accurate directions on the site. We got setup with power and wifi (we chose a site with power which is off the water but worked great). Then walked down to the beach and around the little rocky peninsula on the property. The field sites are right there by the beach and peninsula. Beautiful views and I can only imagine the sunsets.

Communication with D n R were great. Got us going with the wifi and answered my our questions on the local area.

We are looking forward to stopping on our next trip past and staying a few days to the beach and lake.

G and G


RoslinBoondockers

May 2020

Paradise!

What a beautiful spot to stop for the night! Wonderful hosts provided friendly assistance when we really needed it!

I would highly recommend stopping in at The Ranch to anyone travelling in the Kenora area! Hope to visit again someday!


Sasquatch

October 2019

What a beautiful spot

The Ranch was just what we needed when the rain and snow flakes began. The grassy RV site is on a beautiful property by the lake. Don made sure we had water and Wi Fi. We were comfortable and commmend them for being such a great host.


WaringCreek

September 2019

Great stay at The Ranch!

We had a wonderful stay at The Ranch. Donnrita are excellent hosts, very accommodating, friendly and generous.
We enjoyed your beautiful property with it’s abundance of wildlife.
We highly recommend and hope to travel your way again. Thanks again for hosting.


dflw

September 2019

Paradice

Right by the water
Haven’t slept so well in years
Host was away
I hope to stay there in the future


ljzehr

September 2019

Northern Ontario paradise

This was an awesome boondocker location. Nestled on a lake in Northern Ontario just outside Kenora. Was great chatting with Don when we were setting up. Due to the rain coming we did not take one of the lake front spots but stayed for higher ground. This allowed us to hook up to one of his 30 amp poles. Great amenities, Great location and Great people. Some of the many benefits of the Boondockers website. We even had a group of deer stop by to say goodnight to us!!!


TheCosyMoseycrew

September 2019

Wonderful!

Thank you so much Donnrita!
Instructions to your home were clear and detailed, lots of hard-packed parking for our little rig looking into the meadow. We didn't take advantage of the fire pit or your fishing hints but appreciated the offer. Only disappointment was that our gracious, friendly hosts were off travelling so we couldn't say Thank You in person!


Time2Explore

September 2019

Scenic, super quiet area!!!

Although our hosts were not available, they provided very good instructions to their home. We took an evening walk along the shore, beautiful views of the lake, and avoided bothering the bunch of Canada Geese that were overnighting. Much thanx for hosting us, it was a perfect location to unwind!!!


Josee_and_Jean

September 2019

Great place to be!

Our host was very nice with us, we were stock in the mub with the rv and he gladly pull us out of trouble. It was very nice talking with the host? The location for the rv was very nice in a beautiful landscape. Thanks a lot for the stay!


TerryDyer

August 2019

The Ranch: a beautiful and restful spot

We really enjoyed visiting The Ranch despite the rain and wind which prevented us from truly experiencing this beautiful property. We certainly would like to return when the weather is sunny. Thanks, D., for hosting us; we would certainly recommend you as a Boondock host and venue.T&V

P.S. Thanks for "unstucking" us!


MerlinA

August 2019

A peaceful night

At The Ranch, Donrita have been excellent hosts and provided us all the details for a wonderful stay. The Ranch is a dream oasis after the many hours on the road. A place right on a wonderful lake, it is so peaceful. Chatting with our host was great. An overall great experience. Thanks a lot.


Penderfriends

August 2019

Great stay

This accommodating couple shared their gorgeous property with us, going out of there way to make our stay in the area possible and perfect. Would happily visit again. In fact, looking forward to it.


Jonimike

August 2019

Beautiful location

Thanks again Donrita. It felt good to pull into a familiar spot after a long days drive. Sorry you had to work but hopefully we meet again on our next trip East or if you are out our way.


Dave8156

August 2019

Beautiful lakeside campsite

Friendly and accommodating host and one of the most beautiful properties we have been lucky enough to stay at on our travels.


TimandTina

August 2019

Great experience all around.

Joining BW was absolutely the best idea my wife has ever had! We had a great stay with DonnRita. I could not imaging anything better as a first experience. Thanks guys for sharing your wonderful property with us and for such great hospitality. Really look forward to seeing you both again down the road.

TNT


Briananddena

July 2019

Beautiful place, incredible host, 5 stars!

Our host told me he welcomed Boondockers because he loved his property so much that he wanted to share it. We are very lucky he feels this way, because it was a great treat for these tired travelers to spend even one night at such a special place.
Thank you


ksrichards

July 2019

Amazing Host

Beautiful property with an accompanying host. Highly recommend.


Frede_Chris

July 2019

Wow!

Big beautiful property with all the services we needed.
The view on the lake is amazing! We would definitely stay there again!
Thank you. :-)


AnnPugh

July 2019

lovely lake setting

We were sorry not be able to hook up with our hosts as there was no-one home, my cell phone had died and no wifi, so unable to contact them. We were exhausted as our A/C had quit in our vehicle and it had been a very long day. Although it was pouring rain when we arrived, we were able to park right at lakeside - it was so peaceful and calming a location, it was a welcome destressor for us. The rain stopped and the sun came out later, so we could sit outside,listening to the birds and call of the loons before and turning for and early night.


Gapyear

July 2019

Excellent

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your gorgeous lake house! We loved meeting you and your family and getting some awesome recommendations. The fireworks show was icing on the cake. Take care and maybe we will see on another down in Arizona.


ellen

June 2019

Beautiful lake setting

We were welcomed by Don and told to set up anywhere along the property. The Canada geese really like the waterfront! Lots of baby ducks and goslings!
Wonderful views of the lake and a magnificent sunset
Our little labradoodle was very welcome and she enjoyed her off leash time.
Thanks so much!


Iza23Treker

June 2019

The Ranch is awesome

First Boondockers experience for us! The Ranch was beautiful. Very peaceful, nice lake lots of nature. Deers, turtles, bald eagle flying over head and more. Did not get to meet the hosts this time. Hopefully on the way back. Loved the Ranch.


Beaumier24

June 2019

Just beautiful!

So peaceful...so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your dream place with us.


CCANDKH

June 2019

Great brief stay

Always nice to see a nice smile. Thank you for a place to rest our head for the night.


Jonimike

June 2019

Excellent

Our first boondockers welcome stay. Great hosts and amazing location. We booked for one night but stayed 2 as it was a perfect place to relax by the lake.
Thanks so much donrita.


ExploringDoyles

June 2019

Stunning Views and Wildlife too

This the most beautiful location that we have stayed at. Don and Rita have a beautiful property with options with a fantastic veiw or with services. While here we enjoyed seeing several Canadian geese families, loon families and a beaver. We enjoyed our chat with Don and we hope to see them again in the future.


Alain

June 2019

Hâvre de paix / Safe Haven

Hôte chaleureux, généreux et disponible . Magnifique emplacement, reposant et tranquille. Une place de choix. Merci / Warm, generous and available host. Beautiful location, relaxing and quiet. A place of choice. Thank you


Shanny

June 2019

Boondocker supreme.

Beautiful camping area and super accommodating hosts.


MarkG

May 2019

New Friends!

Don and Rita are the perfect hosts. They make you feel right at home; So much, in fact, you don't want to leave! hahaha. A perfect balance of relaxing atmosphere and great conversation. Quality and genuine people.


La Strada

May 2019

Incredible place and very friendly host

After driving over the property, he show us wonderful places.
We picked one, very beautiful and so quiet.
Thanks


Jannus

May 2019

Middle in the nature with outlook of the lake

Donnrita give us warm welcome and a place nearby the electricity. It was an fabulous place to stay for us. We ware only one but it is a place for a holiday.
Thanks Donnrita!


Mscheltgen

May 2019

Super host!

Repeat visitor here!

Our family had such a great time here last summer that we made a point to stay again this spring.

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts.

A pure pleasure.


CCANDKH

May 2019

Nice property

This a nice property with a view of the lake many deer and geese.
We were unfortunately unable to spend time with you.
Thank you.


Winsome

May 2019

Totally Accommodating

Inspite of a visit early in the season our host was totally accommodating and guided us to an ideal spot on a huge property where our RV would be level and the view of the lake ideal. Wanted to stay longer and listen to the loon calls out on the lake. Many thanks.


CatOnTheGo

April 2019

Gorgeous View

The view and surroundings were lovely. We received a warn welcome. Friendly and interesting hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would love to return when the ice is out of the lake. Great place! Great hosts!


KanukOnTheRoad

September 2018

This was my 2nd stay !

Just as perfect as the first one.
Whiskey enjoyed running around:-)

Thanks again !


lostvagabonds

September 2018

Boondocker's Paradise

Wow. Fabulous spot and super friendly host - what can you ask more?

We didn't stay long, but it was perfect! We arrived later than planned, and he waited for us, and even helped us level the trailer. Such a gentleman.

Nothing but good words for that spot/host! Hopefully we will be able to come back in the future and stay longer.


AlberniFalls

September 2018

Perfect Hosts ..Amazing Property in a Great Location!

What more can We say! Don and Rita welcomed us with open arms . There’re Property is so big and so well maintained that we felt like we were in Our own Private retreat!
We initially requested a stay of three nights ,but due to circumstances we arrived early and stayed later!

We certainly recommend The Ranch to All our fellow Boondockers!

Thanks again for an amazing stay!

Rob and Jean. Alberni Falls


LeoAndAline

August 2018

Perfect stay, amazing site and hosts

We stayed two nights in their beautiful land and we were delighted by Don and Rita's hospitality. We hope to meet you again and you are very welcome at our place whenever you pass by our region. Thank you for all the help. Greta, Thor and Ian thank you so much!
Merci beaucoup!!


love2travel

August 2018

The Best “ EXCELLENT “

This was one of our most enjoyable stays with Boondockers. Don & Rita we’re very friendly, helpful and made you feel right at home. They have a beautiful Ranch sitting on the edge of a peaceful lake with lots of room.
We were fortunate to have some interesting conversations with Don with lots of laughs. He’s a great guy.
I hope we have the pleasure someday to show him a little of Arizona.
A BIG thanks to Don & Rita, one of the Great hosts of Boondockers.


AlberniFalls

August 2018

The Ranch is a truly special place!

We could not have stayed anywhere as beautiful as this Lakefront Ranch !

Thank you Rita and Don

Rob y Jean ....Alberni Falls!


Mscheltgen

August 2018

Amazing Retreat!

We cannot say enough good things about this host or his property! We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night.
The grounds were impeccably maintained and the fishing was spectacular!
The kids especially loved the little private island that they could catch crayfish from.
Our host was the nicest, most ambitious, hardworking man that we have ever had the pleasure of their acquaintance.
Definitely be back again!


Nomads-and-Free

August 2018

Quiet stay

Welcoming host.
We fell asleep with the cry of the loons.
Really quiet and beautiful environment.
Thanks


Shaggy

July 2018

John and Sharon'Stone 2nd Boondocking experience

Thanks D n R for being a Host for Boondockers.com. From your warm welcome to your beautiful property on the lake, everything was more than we expected. The peaceful and serene setting was just what we needed after a long day of driving through northern Ontario. We would highly recommend you to other Boondockers!


A former member

July 2018

Superb site

A dream location worthy of the best campsites!


KanukOnTheRoad

July 2018

100% Perfect!

Beautiful property by the lake !!!!
Amazing people :-)

My puppy & I loved our 3 days by the lake.
Thank you so much !!


VTTREK

July 2018

Nice spot

A warm welcome on a hot afternoon


gandrew

July 2018

Peaceful retreat

After the hustle and bustle of driving all day it was sheer heaven to spend time at the ranch. Easy to find. Beautiful scenery and welcoming hosts. It doesn't vet much better. A longer stay maybe.


SockeyeandCoho

July 2018

Lovely place, very helpful host!

A beautiful place with lots of space and a fascinating rock formation i wish i could have explored more. Donnrita was a great host wirh lots of helpful information about the roads ahead that and allowed us to follow a really nice route to our next destination. Thanks Don, best drive in a long time! And getting fresh fish from the lake was fantastic!


Brendahope

July 2018

Perfect Stay

The Ranch is absolutely beautiful. The directions given to us were easy and spot-on.
There was someone there to meet us and he even gave us some worms for fishing! We didn’t require any water or power but it was great knowing it was there if we needed it.
We fished on the rocky point and had deer right outside our trailer! Our evening and night was peaceful and quiet.
Would definitely recommend!


Linda Stokes

July 2018

Sleeping in the park

This spot is absolutely beautiful. A Park by the lake. We woke up to the Loon,s call. Very peaceful. Gracious hosts.


Danson

June 2018

Beautiful place

Don's a great guy and has an awesome spot. We did a little fishing while there and my wife fed a couple of deer. Couldn't ask for a better spot. Thanks Don!
Terry & Wendy.


McCowan

June 2018

Lovely spot

What a beautiful setting and the host gave us great instructions and made us feel very welcome.


roy.aube

May 2018

we loved our stay. don & rita are very welcoming

Nicest ranch ever visited! Gorgious place!