Minimal short time 15 amp hook up to recharge or run small appliance or equipment. Not enough to run any A/C.
Also have a 30 amp if another boondocker is not connected to it. Let us know if you need more than 15 amps and we will check 30 amp availability.
Water hook up available.
Property is fenced, but please be responsible for pets if not on leash, gates are sometimes left open
We have a swimming pool, can work out details for use in summer (not heated).
Can dump grey water but NOT black.
Dump station at Loves Service station 5 miles away by I-75.
3 Major RV dealerships within 6 miles
BUT...If you need to have any service or repairs done to your rig that does not require warranty or major RV dealership we have several RV repair services that come out to the property. some more reasonable than others depending on the need. If you are handy and can DIY repairs but lack some of the tools or equipment we have a mechanic's workshop for our race equipment that may be helpful. Be mindful and $$ considerate of "Grandpa's" assistance and materials.
Past experiences give us caution about children under the age of 7 - Contact us if you feel and agree to constant supervision of any children younger than 7. We have Race equipment, pool and fire pit that became a temptation to little ones in the past when a parent was not in sight.
Keep pets and children under control and clean up after them
No entry into out buildings.
There is a swimming pool in a screened enclosure on the property. Please No using swimming pool without prior arrangements and approved time and safe swimming ability. No kids or pets in the pool area without owners. Screened pool area has table and chairs to get out of direct sun and bugs.
Keep area clean and pick up any cigarette butts - use your own sand container. There is covered trash container by camping area. Please bag trash before placing in container. keep lid closed.
Electric 15 amp (no A/C) and 30 amp available and water hook up. If used more than part of a day please consider a "Race fund donation" of up to but no more than $10 day, no less that $3 a day to cover expenses. Can work out the details and nominal costs if prolonged stay. Please mention if you need the electric and/or water when you request the stay. 15 and 30 amp connection is available with prior notice if another RV is not already hooked to it.
Work out any costs for RV or vehicle mechanical assistance or materials.
Fire wood usually available, we just built 2 fire pits. Suggestions and assistance with improving the fire pit areas are welcome or use our or your own if you have it.
OK to run generators at any time if needed.
Please keep the gates closed (but not locked) for your security and ours. Use the chain to "dummy" lock appearance. We are a SAFE LOCATION WITH NO INCIDENTS AND INTEND TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.
Thanks and enjoy your stay.
Wide gate entry. large turn around area. direct entrance from roadway. wide swing to enter. We have 60' rig with our race trailer and make it in and out just fine. Had a rig over 70 feet safely in and out.
Have 1 and a half acres and have plenty of room to store tow rig beside or behind rig when parked. Have a few fellow racers race rigs stored between races.
We have blocked the holiday weeks but still not sure of what is happening. Hope to be away but send message to double check plans as date approaches.
Prior guests contact for possible special arrangements.
Shell Factory, Muscle Car City Museum, ECHO, several local attractions, Edison & Ford Home & Lab Museum,
lots of restaurants, near lots of shopping, banks and Post office.
Just a short distance ( 5 miles) from I-75 interstate.
Good 30 - 45 minute driver to Ft Myers Beach, depends on traffic and construction and season.
You are simply the best host ever.
She help us to setup and give us help to plan the rest of are roadtrip to everglade and Keywest.
Nice large grassy field. Every size rig fit here.
One other camper with us.
We had lots of fun.
Thanks you for sharing you place with traveller.
Thank you Schoolmarm and Gpa for your hospitality. We had everything we needed and it was a welcome respite.
We really enjoyed our stay with Schoolmarm and Grandpa. An interesting and fun couple. A wide open back yard makes for an easy setup for small and large RV’s alike. We would enjoy staying here again if we’re ever back in the area.
Our hosts were helpful from the get go. We arrived later than expected and our hosts met us at the gate with torches in the dark. We really appreciated this welcome. They offered us EHU and we settled in for a quiet nights sleep. We also have a motorcycling background, so there was lots to talk about in our time there. Along with another BD couple our hosts took us out for a delicious lunch. The location is close to Fort Myers but just far enough away on acerage to be in a quiet location. Best facilities we have seen in months of travelling. Lovely couple and great hosts.
Cannot more highly recommend these hosts! Fantastic hospitality and so many great suggestions for rving in general and places to go specifically. A return visit is a must.
Wonderful hosts. What a fantastic 1st experience with Boondockers Welcome. We will definitely be back, feels like home :) Everything is so close by. The yard is fence so it made it great for the dogs. There's a pool and fire pits. Plenty of room and they both have lots of great stories to share. See you again soon.
What a super couple and great facilities. We definitely want to make a trip back just to get to know the hosts better. They've got lots of wisdom... and square footage. If you've got an oversized rig this is one of the best spots to pull into without stress. And if you need to know where to go next, they'll give you the insider intel. Superb all around.
We can’t sing praises high enough for our very first Boondockers Welcome experience! From the moment we arrived at SchoolmarmandGpa’s until the moment we left, we couldn’t have felt more like family! The amenities surpassed our expectations. They gave us access to a 30 amp hookup and let our little dog have the run of their expansive, fenced property including a small, secure area that was like our own personal dog park! They offered their pool and gave us several recommendations on local restaurants. Their hospitality and friendliness made us feel like family, even to the point of giving us a generous supply of cinnamon with a primer on all its health benefits. Future hosts will have big shoes to fill and we look forward to returning to SchoolmarmandGpa’s! A+++
Our hosts met us at the gate, got us situated at the site and made us feel right at home! Level spot with quiet location.The site is convenient to I-75 and US 41. We even went to dinner with our hosts one night of our stay. We really enjoyed this visit and look forward to returning. SchoolmarmandGpa are great people.
Our hosts were super sweet and attentive. They greeted us when we checked in and showed us the space. They are super accomodating and they make you feel at home. We will definitely stay again. Thank you so much for sharing your space with us.
We loved staying with this lovely couple. They were so nice and kind. It was a plus that they had hook ups. And a bonus they helped us with some minor repairs. We had an awesome time!
We were welcomed by SchoolmarmandGpa and enjoyed our brief overnight stay at their property. They have spacious grounds and their two dogs welcomed ours without issue. We got a glimpse of the drag truck Gpa races and whoa, we were impressed! We would have loved a longer social visit but time would not permit. We look forward to welcoming this couple if they're ever in our area!
Wecoming and kind hosts, we couldn't have asked for better. Nice quiet property with amenities close by.
Our host ensured we were safe and sound set up with some other Boondockers. Very nice hosts with a beautiful property. Excellent boondocking experience.
Best time ever! Had so much fun with Linda & Marion. Glad I was able to stay again with them. Great spot I will go back to visit my new friends.
Thank you again!
Great place to boondock and amenities if you choose! The host & hostess are wonderful people. Turned out we know several of the same people. Small world.
I arrived early and they invited me to park eatly as thuer plans had changed and coukd accomodate me. Sweet couple, nice spot with power & 110 electric if I choose. And I did, fir a small reasonable fee to keep my doggie comfy if I needed to keave her.
And my own fire pit!
Thanks so much Linda & Grandpa!!
If you like good old fashioned friendly hospitality, you’ll find it here! Not too much, not intrusive, and so welcoming!! My little Journey dog and I had a great week at Racers Retreat!
Thank you very much for the excellent pit stop! We really enjoyed our time with you! Hope you are able to visit us sometime!
This is an absolutely great spot with plenty of room. The hosts are super sweet and helpful. We were having some battery issues and they helped us get them fixed up. We would be happy to come back and stay here anytime. Their dogs are super sweet as well.
Linda and Marion are the sweetest of hosts, very welcoming and generous in all ways. Fun, interesting, and knowledgeable, they are absolutely open-hearted in their sharing of their home. What a lovely restful time we had there!
2 days at their place. Have a great time. Love the hosts. Wish to come back. We recommend their place. They made everything good.
Two very helpful and considerate people , learned a lot about rv s . Hope to meet up with them again or when they come to Canada. Thanks Lynda and Marion glad you where our first stop .
Lynda and Marion are delightful and very accommodating. Each evening when we returned to our camper, their dog Camo would happily greet us. It was truly a comfortable and secure location to explore the Ft Myers Beach/Sanibel Island area. Thank you SchoolmarmandGpa! ...A+
Linda and GrandGpa are the best host you can have. Interesting, interested, We could stay longer that's for sure. We now have friends in Fort Myers. We shared food, stories and more.
Thanks so much for who you are,
Laurelle, Roxane and Guy xx
We learned so much during our stay, and we left a less “wet behind the ears” than we were, for sure! Thanks for sharing the week with us and the kids!
Linda & Marian were so kind and gracious. Great hosts. We loved talking and hearing racing stories. Will definitely return to visit someday. We loved meeting their other guests also. Enjoyed the children. Absolutely a great experience. Definitely recommend this spot.
Great hosts. Nice large area to park our 5 th wheel. Very friendly and shared lots of stories about Drag racing and travelling
Shared great campfire with the host and other boondockers. You felt like one of the family. Our paths will cross again. We felt we were one big family. Thank you for being fantastic hosts.
Virginia and Bob
Our second stay was even better and once again we can't say enough about this host couple. They are super friendly and helpful giving us all kinds of tips as well as doing friendly acts of kindness. They helped us search and pick out a new vehicle, and then set it up for towing. Also, they are helping us sell our pickup camper top. They "adopted" us and feel like family. We have made lifetime friends and plan to stay in touch.
Accommodations were great. Plenty of room for our large 5th wheel and boat. But the icing on the cake are the hosts. So friendly, helpful, accomodating, fun!! We even had a campfire one evening. We highly recommend Racers Retreat. We would definitely stay here again!!
This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience. We originally scheduled a five day stay but Linda and Marion let us stay two extra days while I recovered from kidney stones.
Warm and wonderful people who went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable
Used water and electric and their yard was perfect for walking our cats.
Thank you so much,
Brian and Jane Salus
We were inundated with rain on the day we were to leave and Marion and Linda invited us to say a few extra days. We found them exceptionally helpful with a number of RV-related items and are looking forward to return again next year.
Linda and Marion are two of the most generous and helpful people we have met. They were at the gate of their large property to greet us when we arrived and spent time with us conversing about our experiences. Marion is a wealth of information about mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Linda and Marion are very experienced RVers, brimming with knowledge that we found very useful.
We could not have asked for better hosts! SchoolmarmandGpa are a great couple who go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. We enjoyed talking with Linda and Marion and hearing of their racing life...WOW!!!..so
Our stay in their lovely yard was most appreciated. Our dog Clancy had a great time running around in their yard and making friends with their two great dogs. A fun time for all!!
Marion and Linda are very special hosts and anyone who has the pleasure of staying with them are in store for a treat! They are most knowledgeable - about camping and anything mechanical as well as the area...so staying with this "Winning Team" is a WIN WIN for any guest.
Happy Trails Marion and Linda.....until we meet again!
Linda (aka SchoolMarma) and Gpa are good folks that have a heart for helping people. They were extremely accommodating and allowed us to stay another day due to the high winds. They have a very nice home and the rv parking is in a good spot. Great place!
We really enjoyed staying at Marion and Lynda's home outside Ft. Myers. It was exactly what we needed after a busy week at the Florida RV Super Show. The yard is big and expansive with room for several rigs. The dogs enjoyed the yard as well with some play time with the hosts dogs. Shopping and services are close by and easy access from I-75. If ever rolling thru this host location is easy to access and the hosts are great to work with. We will be back if back in the Ft Myers area.
Can't say enough good things about these people. We are new to RVing and have been traveling in Florida for several months. Stayed here and with the guidance, help and generosity of the host couple were able to solve several issues with our travel trailer. Cleaned trailer and awning, added new generator platform to back of trailer through one of their contacts, secured generator to new platform, painted trailer platform and tongue, removed rattle by securing truck hitch, trouble shot water heater. The hosts are very knowledgeable and generous with their tools and advice. Great location with lots of room. Definitely plan to stay in touch with our new friends and stay again sometime in the future. Highly recommend them.
Such a great location. In addition to the wonderful hosts, you're very conveniently located to groceries, shopping and whatever you need. Naples or Sanibel Island beaches are only an hour away.
These hosts are wonderful, we will be back next time we're in the area!
Grandpa and Schoolmarm were the best hosts! Our dogs got along beautifully and we felt very much at home. We enjoyed a lovely New Year's Eve dinner with them and happily extended our stay. They were such friendly and generous hosts and we had a great time!
We had some good conversation and a nice spacey site.
We look forward to coming back if in the area and the host is available.
Couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple. Very informative with rvs and cars if having any problems. Hope to see them down the road and hope to see them drag racing sometime as well
We stayed here for almost a week, and are sad to be leaving. Quiet spot with great pool, nice dogs and even better people.
Grandpa runs an excellent grill and Grandmarm was a kind and charming hostess. We enjoyed stories from their many years of racing, and history/life together. They definitely love to socialize, but also gave us all the space we needed to get some things done and do lots of exploring around too.
It happened that we got here at the same time as another couple from WA state! and we all enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner together :)
We will most certainly back next year, and will talk to them about reserving our place a year ahead of time so we don't miss out next winter haha.
A fantastic experience in every way.
So in short, you will love the place and these two- but don't even think about coming here when we are passing through :D
Excellent location near Fort Meyers, hosts are great people with outgoing and fun personality. Easy to park near water and 15 amp power. We were rained out almost the whole time which limited our exploration but enjoyed the stay.
Nice big area to pull into, parking spot almost perfectly level, water & power.
The hosts were awesome, very welcomeing, loved listening to Marion and Linda's stories.
Thanks a lot for the good time
This was a most pleasant stay at a time when we had to do some warranty work in Fort Myers. We enjoyed sitting on their patio with great conversation and watching our dogs romp around off-leash. I can’t say enough about how wonderful and accommodating they made our stay. Thank you and your two very sweet pooches.
Very interesting couple. Loved hearing about their racing. We had a comfortable place to hook up to electric and were made to feel welcome. Hope they can make it to Ohio sometime.
We met a wonderful couple, Linda and Marion (aka SchoolmarmandGpa) on our very first Boondockers Welcome adventure. They were unbelievably helpful in every regard, including fixing some issues with our motorhome and giving us towing advice. We had a chance to check out their new motorhome and GrandPa's racing car. (This is not something one can experience every day!) They offered us to stay longer and we gladly did so in they nice and spacious backyard. Their dogs were as welcoming as them and we made friends with them right away.
All in all, our stay was awesome and we hope to meet them again in the future.
Linda and Marion, your hospitality was terrific, we'll recommend you to every boondockers!
We had a nice peaceful stay here. Linda and Grandpa were both very friendly and welcomed us as soon as we got there. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area!
Well this was a surprise. A comfortable parking spot with hydro and water what more could you ask for. We also made friends and stayed longer then anticipated. They are two wonderful people and we had great conversations and they even showed us around town. I would recommend this spot. WE plan to meet again on the road. Thank you again Marion and Lynda.