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.
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 kiking trails along the river. There are also cultural events such as Cool Desert Nights and the Tumbleweed Music Festival.
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.