We are located in Burbank, Washington and the property overlooks the Columbia River. There is access to the McNary Wildlife refuge across the road from the property for walking, biking, canoeing, birding, or kayaking. Hunting is also allowed for licensed hunters in the refuge during the open season. Generally the location is quiet, although a train spur runs below the house so you can hear the train blow the whistle. Due to the elevation drop from the house to the tracks, you can't see the trains however.
Pets on leash are welcome but should not be allowed off-leash and must be picked up after. Barbecues are OK, but during the dry season may be ill-advised due to extreme fire hazards. Please check with us before starting your barbecue. Generators are OK as well between the hours of 8 AM and 9 PM. Please observe quiet hours from 10 PM until 7 AM.
Pets on leash are welcome but are not allowed off-leash and must be picked up after. Place pet waste in your garbage or in the garbage can in front of the house.
Please, no smoking on the property.
Barbecues are OK, but during the dry spring and summer season may be ill-advised due to extreme fire hazards. Please check with us before starting your barbecue.
Generators are OK as well between the hours of 8 AM and 9 PM.
Observe quiet hours between 10 PM and 7 AM
Use alcohol responsibly.
The access to the back of the property can be made by making a wide turn in the road in front of the house. The access to the spot in front of the house will require the driver to either back in or pull into the spot from the road. The road to our place is paved. The only access issue is dodging the telephone box that is adjacent to the gravel driveway to the back of the property. See photos of driveway for details on the telephone box location.
Tow vehicles can be parked next to or with the RV being towed. We have space for one unit in the front of the house overlooking the Columbia River and space for two more in the back of the property. Water and power (15-20 amp only) are available for use.
Availability will change when the COVID pandemic is under control with a vaccine, and viable treatment options.
Wineries abound in this area for touring and tasting. There are also some breweries and tap houses as well. There are river tours on the Columbia River into the Hanford Reach. Kayaking and fishing trips on the Columbia and Snake rivers can be arranged with local guides for in season species such as sturgeon, salmon, walleye, steelhead, and bass. There are several museums in the area including the Hanford Reach Museum and a planetarium. In the cities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco there are miles of biking and hiking trails along the river. There are also cultural events such as Cool Desert Nights and the Tumbleweed Music Festival.
Very friendly hosts, had a lovely conversation when we arrived, sharing travel stories. Parked our van in their driveway, nice and level. Train tracks are in front of the house at the bottom of the hill. My husband slept thru it but I guess I am a lighter sleeper than I realized and could hear the trains throughout the night, so if we were to stay again we would take them up on their offer to park around back instead. If that background noise doesn't bother you then you would have no worries. We appreciated being able to stay there!
The tomatoes were in and the garden was cool against the hot sun that broke the horizon rather warm. All the conditions from 15 amp power to water was perfect.
The RiddleRamblers are what Boondockers Welcome is all about....friends we haven't yet met. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
We had a very pleasant stay with these folks. They shared tomatoes from their garden and water from their well. There is a train nearby but it was acceptable.
Mini garden retreat, peaceful, easy set up.
I was invited on to the deck where we had a glass of wine. I barely drank it because I had a great time with lovely hosts and fun conversation. Took an early morning walk across the street to the nature preserve by the Columbia. Also left with a few veggies! Thank you thank you thank you!
P.S. Watch the power stand on the end of the driveway
It was just an overnight for us, but our hosts greeted us warmly and were very accommodating. They have a large parking area in a quiet neighborhood. We wish we had had more time to spend there.
This was our first BDW stay and we were very glad to have done it here. Host was super nice, a lot of space in the back and beautiful views of the river from the front and sunrise in the morning. He even offered us to hang out in the garden for a bit though we were just hung out in the camper being worn out.
Thank you for the stay!
This is our first time boondocking with Boondockers Welcome, and the riddleramblers set the bar high for future experiences. Burbank Hideaway has a lot of space for our motorhome. The riddleramblers offered to let me sit under the tree in their beautiful backyard, which provided a wonderful view and cool breezes on a hot day. They even shared some veggies from their garden. Thank you for your hospitality.
Parking is easy, Dave our host gave us a wonderful greeting. I wish I could set up camp right in the middle of their flower garden! So peaceful on the eyes! But don't touch those beautiful roses, ouch! Sarah pelicans flying overhead heading for the wildlife refuge across the road. Bullocks oriole singing in the tree above me. Distant train noise and road noise was not a factor for my sensitive sleeping husband. I only wish Wendy was home, would love to gosh over her growing prowess and pick her brain about her beautiful gardens! Next time!
We so appreciated the flexibility of Dave and Wendy to allow us to spend a night. They are wonderful, caring people who have an amazing view from their home. I don't think I've ever seen so many roses outside a commercial garden! Wish we could have spent more time to visit a bit with them. Will definitely look them up if we come this way again!
Great place for boondocking. The hosts were really nice to us, goveing us a lot of I formation and advices. Very quiet neighborhood and a lot of space for the rig. Highly recommend this place!
Dave and Wendy are wonderful hosts. They provided peace and quiet over a busy holiday weekend. Our walks along their road started with escort by a pair of diligent, chatty killdeer, leading us away from their nest. Robbie got to meet horses and goats along the way. Wendy's garden is indeed gorgeous, and I have never tasted a strawberry so delicious as came from her patch. Dave kindly made sure I had everything I needed and went an extra mile for another couple sharing the docking space. Wendy and I shared a little history and future hopes over a packet of flower seeds. I'm planning a future trip to Washington with a return visit to Burbank. I enjoyed Sacagawea State Park, while Ice Harbor Dam is thrilling and Charbonneau Park is gorgeous. Thank you both so much!
We had a wonderful stay at Burbank hideaway. The rv space was large and tucked away from the road. We felt very secure. The children were able to play freely and we enjoyed visiting the garden.
Our host was so kind and easy to contact. We felt completely at ease the entire time we were on the property.
Thank you Dave and Wendy for the warm welcome and great visit! So nice to get to know you and hope we will see you again. Great location on our route south from B.C. We highly recommend staying at this host location!
Had a wonderful relaxing stay with them, Dave even fixed my water filter. Look forward to staying with them again and hosting them at our place. Thank you for your service Wendy.
Generous and welcoming. It doesn't get any better than this. They were easy to reach off of the highway. Once parked, they welcomed us in and we enjoyed good conversation. The house is across from a wildlife refuge which makes for a beautiful walk.
We spent one night in Burbank, WA with Dave and Wendy for our very first Boondockers Welcome experience and had a great time! They were incredibly friendly and welcoming, showed us where to set up and helped us feel right at home. Their property overlooks the Columbia River and is across the street from a wildlife refuge where I was able to walk our dogs in the evening. We swapped travel stories and enjoyed their company very much! Thank you Dave and Wendy, we very much appreciate your hospitality and hope to be able to meet up again soon!
It was the first boondocking experience for us and we were Dave and Wendy's first guests. There are not enough superlatives to describe the two days we spent with Dave and Wendy but let me try: warm, friendly, fun, interesting,informative, sharing, caring and that was just the first evening! Dave's willing hand, fully equipped workshop and experience were all on hand the following day to solve a tow vehicle problem we were having. Dave was so generous with his time and information about the area... shopping, good places to eat, wineries and the best french fries in town (GRIN). A fabulous view of the river in a quiet spot along with a flat, level place to park your rig complete with water and electricity. What a wonderful surprise to be given the opportunity of picking out our own special polished rock to carry their good wishes with us on our trip! We can't recommend this couple enough. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for a fantastic short but very sweet stay.