North Shore Hide-Away

Space for 2 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
1 month max
Response Rate
Usually Responds In
11 hours

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


  • 50 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area


we live on 40 acres in the woods of northern MN.
we do have bears, deer and wolves and moose that could be seen ,

House Rules

well behaved pets are allowed ,
we do have water available for filling tanks,
we do have 50 amp service available if our rig is not plugged in.
Please offer suggested fair amount for services
arrangements could be made even if we are not here.
smoking allowed if you leave no sign behind
quit after 10pm

Access Road Conditions

our driveway is off a state highway , and is a 1/2 mile long gravel , but wide and cleared for our 40 ft MH. when you get to the top of the driveway turn right towards the house and round the circular drive

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

yes separate space on property


Available date.
Unavailable date.
Use the stay request form above to make a request with this host for a given date.

No dates available late October till May do to weather conditions.
Space can be arrange even if we are not home


Finland, MN, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

North Shore Lake Superior, many state parks with waterfalls, hiking and bike trails, little over a hour north of Duluth, Mn
Atv trails from our property, with miles of trails

Your Host


Member Since
January 18, 2018
Host's Age

18 References

18 Positive References

0 Neutral/Negative Reference

References for North Shore Hide-Away


September 2018

John & JoAyne

Great hosts
Thanks so much for info about the N Shore
Favorite spot do not miss Illgen Falls & Grand Portage National monument and interpretive center
Being able to stay through the holiday weekend even though hosts were traveling also was over the top hospitality
JoAyne & John


September 2018


What a beautiful home and property. I was amazed how quiet it was. I hope to come back here someday and meet the owners, how gracious is that, they weren’t even home and allowed us to stay.
Thank you so much!

Pat and Josie Milan

August 2018

Home Sweet Home

Rich and Sandy have a ‘sweet’ spot in the north woods, not far from a place we once called home in Ely. They communicated timely before and during our stay, despite traveling themselves at the same time. Thanks for letting us stay!


August 2018

Lake Superior Adventures

Thank you for another great experience with Boondockers Welcome.
Our hosts were quick to respond to our request, welcomed us upon arrival, and helped us get settled in.
We got acquainted with them, and then we set off on our own to hike and explore the numerous State Parks.
They loaned us their book 61 Gems on Hwy 61 that really helped us find some areas of interest that we would have missed on our own. [Pink Beach, Black Beach, etc]
We were thrilled on our 2nd evening that a little bear showed up in their back yard to help himself to the berry bushes. We spent two nights with them and really appreciate it.
I highly recommend the pies at Rustic Inn north of Two Harbors.

Pine Croft

August 2018


Hosts are quick to reply and accommodating. Extremely quiet and remote location.


August 2018

Incredible stay!

I absolutely cannot say enough good things about our stay. The area is incredible! The number of waterfalls and the hiking blew us away with their beauty. We are hikers and bikers and just loved the area. The number of things to do and see along Hwy 61 is endless.

Rich and Sandy could not have been better hosts. Their hospitality went above and beyond what we could have imagined. The evening we arrived was the Perseid meteor shower and Rich built a bonfire and we sat out watching the meteors until 11:30 with them. The stars and the Milky Way are so beautifully visible from there. They were so helpful pointing out things to do and places to go. We plan on going back just to see all the beautiful things we didn’t have time to see on this stay. My birthday was during the stay and they gave us a ride to dinner at the local supper club in their Polaris General. Definitely a highlight for us! Their generosity with their electricity, water and time was unbelievable. We had another bonfire and a lot of good talks and they went from strangers to friends quickly.

This was our first stay with Boondockers Welcome and I’m afraid Rich and Sandy set such a high standard it will be difficult for other hosts to come close to their hospitality.

Thank you again for making our stay one we will never forget!


August 2018

Wonderful Spot!

Rich and Sandy were unable to be there while we visited, but we got the sense that they are incredibly wonderful people! They had other campers there, Jim and Pam, who showed us around and were super nice. They raved about our hosts and we were very sad we didn't get the chance to meet.

Thanks so much for the hospitality!


August 2018

Great place to stay and great hosts

Rich and Sandy are great hosts and we had a wonderful time at their home. This was our first time to stay with Boondockers Welcome and it was a great experience. Everything was as described; we were able to hook up to electricity and use WIFI. The skies were clear and we had a great view of the Milky Way. We enjoyed visiting with the hosts, who are great people, and the other guests. We even went to dinner together and one night there was a big bonfire. As an added bonus there are wild raspberry plants along the driveway.

Glen DreamnRvn

August 2018

A very enjoyable experience with some awesome people.RR

Rich-n-Sandy were awesome hosts. They gave me info about what were things to do and see in the area. I was able to go and see and do what I came there to do, to see the beauty of the North Shore area. They were very tolerent of my dog when she was having a bad day and didn't want to be friends with their son's dog. We got to sit by a campfire my last night and visit with some new guests that arrived that day. Later we sat out and watched the meteor shower and the bright stars and milky way that I don't get to see in Dallas. Rich took me the last day to a gravel pit to shoot my new shotgun I had bought. Really enjoyed my stay and would love to stay again when in the area. Did I sayThey Were awesome hosts. :-)
Glen & Katie(GSD)

Go Solar and Be Free

July 2018

Great Hosts - Traveling along the Northshore

Yes, all the other reviews are right. The Hosts are great people and the location is pure north woods.

We hope the Hosts will look us up when they travel to the SouthWest. We will have some fun for sure.

And that picture of the baby bear. That is not a cardboard cut out.

From the Host's location you can visit the Wolf Center and Black Bear centers in Ely. And you can make it to Grand Portage and back with time to explore along the way.

We had a great time exploring and a great time meeting these fun people.


July 2018

Comfortable Seclusion

Rich and Sandy were very hospitable. They are on 30 wooded acres which is very peaceful. I would recommend staying here if you are in the area.


July 2018


Rich & Sandy are a wonderful addition to your list of hosts.
They are a great couple that goes out of their way to make you feel welcome.
Their host location IMHO is perfect for any size &/or type of RV.
It's location is perfect for exploring the NW area of Minnesota alongthe
Great Lake, Superior coast & less than 100 miles to the border of Canada.
And also very convenient to many MN State & National Forests w lakes & campgrounds.
I very much enjoyed being their 1st guest & I feel that we have created a new friendship.
I do hope to return again.
Thank you Rich & Sandy.


July 2018

Amazing experience

My husband and I have been boondocking for years but this is our first encounter on Our hosts set the bar impossibly high for us to ever have a better encounter with our next host.

They are truly genuine people and gave us a marvelous experience. Anything we needed they were right there to help out. Within a couple of hours, we felt like old friends, enjoying a campfire with plenty of laughs and stories.

The acreage was out in the middle of the woods and came fully furnished with a bear, rabbits, birds, deer, and other wildlife. Our rig is 36 ft with 2 slides, and there was plenty of room. A fellow Boondocker was also a guest, and we very much enjoyed visiting with him.

The location was just what we were looking for. Close enough to the attractions we wanted to visit such as Gooseberry Waterfalls, Two Harbors, Split Rock Lighthouse, The Black Beach (which was amazing), several other waterfalls and beaches in the area, and of course Lake Superior. Yet it was just far enough away from civilization to give us the fresh air and brilliant stars the Minnesota Forest provides.

Our hosts
were kind enough to spend the day taking us sight seeing to Grand Marais and to a hidden gem Naniboujou Lodge. We would not have found this on our own. Then they took us up to Grand Portage to see an amazing waterfall and gulch on the Minnesota Canada border.

The next morning we were given a memorable ATV ride with awe inspiring views.

So, our first far exceeded our expectations. We have made life-long friends and look forward to our next encounter.

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