I live in the Chicago area town of Fox River Grove. Yes it is populated but I live on a dead end street with 5 acres of woods and access to the Fox River.
I have a cement slab near the woods for tow vehicle parking
Train to Chicago is 5 minute drive and train ride is about 50 minutes to down town.
Fantastic host,Brought us fresh made egg rolls one night and water melon another.Enjoyed sharing travel stories and other things about flying,also watching boats on the river.Thanks,Panhed60
After arriving at another location we booked via another service, we did not feel comfortable staying. So we submitted a stay request with Panhed60 and he responded and accepted us within two minutes. He greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of his charming cottage on the river where he has lived for 30 years. We sat outside by the river and chatted for probably an hour or two before settling in for the night. We felt incredibly safe and welcomed.
Nothing about this stay felt like a business transaction. We felt like we made a friend and hope to stay in touch. And if we're ever back in the Chicago area, we will certainly check here before staying anywhere else.
I’m so glad I got to spend a few days at this location! The spot is right on the river so you can relax by the water and enjoy if you want or drive a few minutes into town to catch a train to Chicago. The spot had everything I needed for a comfortable stay, but the hosts are what really made this stay so much fun. I am so happy I got to meet and hang out with them for a few days! Incredibly generous, friendly, and an overall good time. Thank you and hope to see you again!
We had a wonderful experience with the host’s their place is beautiful. They were so welcoming and offered dinner which we gladly accepted and was delicious! We enjoyed watching all the boats go past! Would highly recommend!!
First of all Davis an amazing and wonderfully generous host. We had a great visit on his river patio after arriving and then slept soundly and these quiet surroundings. The river is so much fun to have in front of the house with keys and all the boats going up and down. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. You won’t want to leave though. You will want to trade places with Dave! Thank you Dave and Mo.
A wonderful stay. A nice and secluded area at the end of a dead end road provides a nice shady spot next to the river. The hosts were beyond hospitable and truly made it a wonderful stop! Wish we could have stayed longer. We were able to fill up on water as well. This is a great spot if you have a kayak too! Highly recommend
Panhed60’s location was easy to find and with his directions and we had no trouble getting our 27 foot class A motorhome situated. Our motorhome is 12 foot tall and 8 1/2 feet wide. We were offered 15 Amp electric and water. There is a “babbling brook” at the site which provided the background noise for a peaceful night.
We had a great day of conversation with Panhed60 and a few friends and family.
Everyone was Covid aware and maintained our distance.
We had an enjoyable time and will request this site again and recommend it to others.
My second stay at this host’s riverfront property. First time was in July on my way west. Can’t say enough good things about the hospitality here. I arrived on Labor Day and enjoyed a wonderful cookout with Panhead60, his daughter and her family. Frankie Anne (my dog) was so happy to see their little dog and be able to have a playmate for awhile. This summer has been difficult on our 4 legged friends too. Highly recommend if you’re in this area to stop and stay a night or two. I hope this becomes a regular stop when I am traveling through this part of the country! Thanks for making BW available!!
This was our first "Boondockers Welcome" trip and we were not sure what to expect. Panhead60 is a very friendly guy and we enjoyed visiting with him. The view from of the river was incredible and there are even hiking trails in the wooded areas of his property. We hope to go back sometime in the future and highly recommend this host.
River boat traffic was busy for a regular summer evening. Stay was very restful. Host very accommodating.
Beautiful spot on the Fox River!! Enjoyed the scenery, watching boats, skiers, etc beautiful sunset. The host was very helpful, friendly and fun to talk to! He offered another night and I decided to stay.
I don’t want to tell anyone about this site, because I want it all to myself. Beautiful. Restful. Welcoming. Thank you for everything!
What a wonderful fun host! The location Is tight on the river and I didn’t have to open my awning or set up because he offered the use of his chairs in back overlooking the river! Sat and watched boaters, skiers, and various watercraft pass by along with cranes and other birds 🦢! There’s a fire pit to use if needed.
Panhead60 also helped me understand my generator and how to set up for Boondocking as I am very new to this! He took me on a tour of the area on a golf cart and it was so fun listening to all his stories about the area and people. I mentioned I needed new windshield wipers so while on the golf cart we went to Auto Zone and he put them on and even checked the air pressure in my tires before I left!
My little dog Frankie had a blast playing with his daughter’s dog who lives next door and also hiking thru the woods across the road! I can’t say enough good things about his and his girlfriends hospitality!!! Such a nice couple I hope one day to visit again! Thank you Boondockers Welcome for this wonderful group!!
Panhed60 was awesome. Wonderful host. Very kind.
He made sure we had 120v, and city water if we wanted it.
Let us sit by the river bank, and offered us free firewood, and the use of his fireplace right by the river.
Very nice fellow.
Be aware that you will be very close to his house, on the back side, but still a bit of a view of the river, and very nice trees. A nice spot.
He made us feel very comfortable. Highly recommended.
On weekends a lot of pleasure boats and Sea-Doos going by in June, but quiet at night. Cool little community.
We enjoyed our stay, even though it was a short stay. Do recommend calling so he can show you where to turn around so you can back down to his house since it is a dead end street and you can’t turn around once you are down the street. We did see some deer and it’s right near the river with a nice view. If we make it back in this area again we would def stay here again.
We stayed at Panhed 60’s wonderful riverfront location on our way west back in April. We enjoyed his company and hospitality so much that we stayed again on way home in September. A super suburban Chicago location and a very nice host.
Even if the host wasn't there we were able to stay. Quiet place
Panhed60 should have declined my request it would have been easier for him. It had been raining for several days and continued upon our arrival. He helped me spot the rv with it pouring down rain. As other have said, if you can't back up this is not the place for you. Wifi was easy to connect to. He hooked me up with 15amp elect. and offered H20. We had a great conversation many of our interest are the same for sure. Thanks again for your trouble and the spot Panhead 60. Maybe see ya in Texas some day.
Amazing location and hosts! We hope to be back someday! Big big thanks for your hospitality.
Our tight schedule didn’t allow time for sticking around, but sure wish we could have. This beautiful spot directly on the river was absolutely amazing! Thank you Panhed60 for hosting.
Panhead60's spot along the banks of the Fox River is a good getaway. Level spot, frendly host, and chairs on the bank made for a pleasant stay.
The place is very beautiful! Dave, grandaughter Lilly, and all the very nice family - were fun, sharing, and giving. I look forward to an opportunity to stay with them again.
Thanks to you all!
Great host, great place and great welcome. We recommend this host to see Chicago and to know great people in Illinois!
my grandson and I stayed here for one night with our dodge camper, Dave supplied us with anything we needed and was very nice. the property is beautiful would highly recommend.
My husband and I stayed at Panhead60’s location on the beautiful river. We can’t say enough good things about the host and this location. We originally needed a safe place to park our bus while visiting a friend in Chicago but we actually ended up spending a good portion of our time there hanging out with Panhead60 and his family and even got a tour of this cute little town. Thank you for giving us a great place to park and great company. We will definitely be back!!
Lovely quiet parking space. Lush forest view out the front window from my Winnebago Travato. I recommend this located and would stay again. Host was very accommodating and eager to make me comfortable.
Panhead60 was delightful host, fretting us warmly and even help me set up and level trailer. A nice quiet location along the Fox. Site is a nice retreat in midst of busy suburbia.
What a great stay! We had so much fun with Panhed. Beautiful property by the river, very quiet and close enough to Chicago. We had good laughs, great visit of Chicago and quiet time at night. Panhed is a wonderful host offering a warm welcome. Would love to go back in the future! Thank you soooo much for a perfect boondocking experience!
This was a great stay, and host was very communicative and helpful. Great view of river, and nice spot. Our 24 foot Class C was able to get in no problem, and getting out wasn't too bad either.