COVID ITEMS at this property: If you are within 6' of someone, put on a mask. If the person you are talking to has a mask on or puts one on, please do the same as a courtesy. If you touch the hose bib, or electrical panel, or other public item please wipe it down with disinfectant. If you think you have Covid before arriving please do not come and stay (Sorry). If you have Covid symptoms when here please quarantine in your RV, and go get a test (next day rapid test with same day results 20 min away, ask us)
Lots of level places to park, mostly grass, asphalt and gravel surrounded by woods. No water hookup, but water fill and dump with permission. Very peaceful with lots of wildlife. Playground for kids by the house, and lots of room to run and bike.
$10 a night for electric hook up (non optional) and $10 for a dump would be appreciated. For electric, we have (2) 30 amp RV plugs, and (1) 20 amp Edison plug (standard wall outlet). If you are staying here we ask that you plug in and use our power for the duration or your stay. Please keep your AC thermostat at 79 degrees and heat pump/ electric heat at 58 degrees when you are out of the RV for extended times. In other words help us and the planet.
No fire rings or fire pits. Propane fire ring ok with permission.
If you need to cancel or change dates, that’s fine, life happens, but please let us know as soon as you know (not the day after you are supposed to arrive) we try to schedule so we are around when you arrive to get you placed, and go over power, water, dump, and local attractions. We have full schedules, and may have other things to do if you are not coming. Please show this courtesy to all hosts, it is what keep this wonderful system available for all of us.
If you enjoyed your stay, a bottle of white wine 🍷 for my wife is a very appreciated gift😎 Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are favorites.
This is our home🏡, please treat it like it is yours (because when you are here it is) 🙂.
Please ask about disposing of trash🚮 and recyclables♻. Clean paper/cardboard is separate from glass & plastics.
We will show you where each goes. But do not assume it is the same as your home (it's not).🌍
EZ and there is a 1 acre gravel turn around in the back of the property
Ten acres of grass, gravel and asphalt. We pull tractor trailers in with no problems.
15- 20 Min to DC Metro Shady Grove Station (which has plenty of car parking). 1 Hour Drive to DC or Baltimore (2 hours in rush hour).
35-45 Min to Frederick, 1 Hour to Hagerstown, or Charlestown/Harpers Farry.
75 Min to Annapolis Md
We stayed for three nights and had a nice stay that was convenient to the National Mall and Arlington that we were looking to visit. The host was super helpful and we especially appreciated the print out with helpful information about the area. Enjoyed watching the deer prance around in the field and the electric hookup and water fill. We also utilized the dump on our exit and had no problems backing in to it. Super huge turn around and easy in and out for our 40' 5er. If you have kids the Laytonia Recreational Park playground was nearby and a big hit. Thanks for having us Maryland_Rich_and_Laura!
Another generous BDW host! Very quiet and peaceful setting. The host gave us a list of references for the area (restaurants, stores, etc) which was helpful. Great location for DC activities.
The place has everything you may need, lots of space and we got to see the monster trucks, I would definitely recommend this place. Thanks for having us .
Rich and Laura were responsive to our stay request and confirmed in a timely fashion. Rich helped me get settled when we arrived - showed us the hose connection for water, electric box with breakers and plugs to connect to and let us set up in a designated spot with a grassy view of his large property. The site was gravel but was still able to level camper and then when leaving there is a large turn around in the rear and Rich again met me to show us where to dump. We traveled to DC on day 2 and Baltimore on day 3 - both locations under an hour away. There is wildlife in the area and we were able to see deer everyday. PS they do allow pets and I was able to let my pup roam around. Would recommend these hosts for future use.
We are repeat boondockers and always feel welcomed!
We love staying with these hosts. The kids always have fun on the playground, swing, and running around the fields. We always have a nice quiet stay and enjoy the amenities. Awesome hosts!
Easy to find and park. Large area to easily turn around a big vehicle! Little playground for kids was great. Convenient location if you want to check out DC but not deal with staying in the city!
Thanks Rich & Laura- for allowing me to spend my last five days on ur property!! Today is my first day of full timing
Rich and Laura are super responsive, confirming our stay within a few minutes and answering questions very promptly. Rich helped us get settled when we arrived and showed us what was needed to dump our tanks at the end of our stay. Their property is beautiful and this is a great location for us. A level site with water and electric available made this a perfect first experience!
Rich and Laura are the best hosts imaginable. So accommodating and welcoming and helpful. Always willing to go the extra mile to help us. We stayed several times September through today’s visit. We are helping my grandaughter with virtual kindergarten in a nearby town so this helps us so much. If she doesn’t go back to school next spring, we’ll get to come back! I think we will come back anyways! Thanks again Rich and Laura!
Rich & Laura are great hosts on a peaceful piece of land.
Thanks for allowing me to stay
Great experience. Very friendly people. Another family was there while we were and they were very nice too. Playground for kids, large yard for dogs. My dog loved it. We took a taxi to the metro to go into DC. About 45 min to 1 hr to get to DC. But worth it.
We had been here 2 years ago so we were excited to revisit this peaceful area. We had lots of space, our dogs enjoyed running around the large property, and our son loved the playground and swing areas. The hosts were gracious and helpful. We look forward to our next visit.
We had great time staying at Rich and Laura's. They are wonderful hosts. Everything as described with lots of room to relax and enjoy the area. I'd hope to stay with them when back in the area.
Thanks Rich & Laura for allowing us to stay on ur lovely land!! We had a fabulous time and truly thank u for ur hospitality! We had perfect weekend weather and the fall foliage was spectacular!
Forever Mow Acres was awesome. Beautiful piece of property just outside of Laytonsville, Maryland. Quiet and serene. Our host was extremely helpful in getting us set up for our two day stay. We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend Forever Mow Acres to anyone visiting the Washington D. C. Area.
The hosts were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Beautiful property! We loved our stay.
Wonderful host. My second time there and I look forward to a third. Big field for easy turn around. Other campers but all was calm and quiet.
We love staying here! Rich is so kind and our dog loves chasing deer on the beautifully mowed property. Water, wifi, electric, and dump. What more could a Boondocker ask for?
A fantastic spot to stay- lots of room, wonderful hosts and amenities and a lovely large green and gravel space. The host was fantastic!
A wonderful experience with wonderful hosts! Thanks again Rich and Laura!
Always a comfortable, fun stay here. We are def looking forward to a return visit!
Wonderful location with lots of room and amenities.very accommodating hosts, kind and flexible. Great place to stay!
Great spot with very nice amenities and kind hosts. A 45 min drive to DC on nice roads. Very high recommendation!!
Thanks Rich & Laura for having me again! I will be back
Very welcoming and friendly couple. Beautiful property. Quiet and peaceful location. Saw deer almost every day. Good conversations about RV repair and maintenance.
Stupendous hosts and great getting to know them! Make us feel right at home!
Rich was absolutely a wealth of knowledge for this newbie RV REPAIR. Very helpful and very nice! Also a really peaceful surroundings
Rich was very helpful & friendly as well super knowledgeable which was so helpful for this newbie!! Thanks & I will definitely be back
My husband and I stayed at Forever Mow Acres for 5 nights on our way to see our son at Langely AFB. Rich and Laura are extremey gracious hosts. Rich met us when we arrived and showed us where to park. He explained how things worked and gave us a very detailed list of things to do in the area and local resources (such a great help!). They even allowed us to use their Smartcards for the Metro into DC so we didn't have to purchase cards we may never use again. Their lawn is huge and is bordered by woods where we were able to see many deer. We some some beautiful fawns while we were there. It is a quiet and peaceful location with more than ample space for a larger rig. We highly recommend this location to anyone traveling through the area. It is the closest location to DC available and the perfect set up!
Wonderful and peaceful place to stay! Our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and give us all that we needed! Looking forward to future visits!
Forever Mow Acres place was fantastic for a little hide away on a busy holiday weekend. We were actually visiting family in PA and WV, So the location was perfect for us to see both. We were to greeted upon arrival and told that
they are there with everything we needed. Thier property is so large for our dog to run and they have it equipt for diusk golf and standing chess/checkers. We talked about going back when we decide to visit DC, because it is so accesibale to the metro there.
We needed a place to stay after a last minute snafu in our original plans. Rich worked with us to help get it figured out. Thanks Rich!
Thank you for hosting us. We are from the area and love the proximity to our old neighborhood and favorite places.
We looking forward to our next visit! Your grass is THE BEST 🥰 Also, really enjoyed hanging out under the tent.
Our host was very nice in instructing us where to park and in providing us 30amp power for the night. Our RV was facing a beautiful field of plush green grass and we were able to watch a few deer in the distance.
While we enjoyed our stay here we do want to offer information for those in bigger heavier RV’s if it’s been wet with rain. Prior to our arrival we messaged our host to ask about the ground condition of where we would park as we were concerned about the risk of getting stuck due to our heavy fifth wheel because the remnants of hurricane Laura was in the process of coming through the area.
We had gotten stuck at a previous host in another state and didn’t want to have any similar issues. He assured us that the ground was pretty firm and we’d be parking on road millings and he’d never had anyone get stuck. We were instructed where to pull and park our rig and the position he wanted us to be. We did have a problem as our tires did sink about 8” deep through the milings and into the mud base under it. We did need to use 4x4 and lock the wheel hubs to pull forward to a little firmer ground. Due to the soft ground our leveling jacks required blocks and the host was kind to offer us cut pieces of plywood to use underneath the jack pads. It did take us a little longer to get safely set up, but it was all good once done. Thankfully the rain had stopped and the evening sky was beautiful thus allowing us to relax and enjoy our stay.
He did offer us water for our RV and we were mindful of the deep ruts our RV had made in the parking area. The host had a large industrial size rake available and we made sure to rake the area to fill in the ruts. We tried to leave no trace of our wheels behind for our host. It was a nice quiet evening for our overnight stay.
Maryland_Rich_and_Laura made us feel right a home. He really looks out for his guests and shares lots of useful tips and recommendations. He knows the area and has been here a long time. Very flexible and accommodating when needed. Couldn’t be happier to be here under the beautiful stars with all the deer and chirping animals.
Very hospitable with great parking area and amenities.. All the deer were and extra treat
Was beautiful land in a great location. Saw deer all day and night. Host was a great help and had a lot to offer.
Stayed here for 4 nights in August and had a lovely stay. This is a beautiful property with deer grazing in the field every day. Unfortunately we didn't go to DC because so many things were closed, but this is a great place to stay for sightseeing in our nations capital. Went to the Marjorie Merriweather Post mansion and museum while we were here and I suggest this as another option since so many other things are closed. The host was very welcoming and we did get a chance to chat a little while maintaining our social distance. Thank you for a lovely stay and for the opportunity to stay so close to where my son lives.
The host was very helpful & communicative We appreciated this quite and peaceful stop, very convenient to all the area has to offer
This host is near my house but has an open field and a bit less light pollution so I stayed overnight to watch a meteor shower and take pictures. Host was quick to show me the hookups despite a fairly late evening arrival.
They were super friendly and helpful and had information ready to help situate you to the area and things to do nearby!
Rich_and_Laura were gracious hosts and provided a useful list of nearby activities and services. Communication was spot-on, as was the beautiful and spacious yard and level parking spot! The dogs and I definitely enjoyed our stay and give it a huge thumbs and paws up!
Rich and Laura have an amazing piece of land that is set up to keep their guests comfortable. It is also convenient to DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis. I would highly recommend stopping by. Rich was also incredibly helpful when we first arrived. Five star accommodations!
We were greeted by our host while social distancing as we pulled in. He showed us our spots to choose from. Gave us a printout of local stores/businesses and how far they all were. Had very nice gravel spots that were pretty level...we did use 2 blocks under one side. We were able to fill our fresh water tank without moving camper.
Had big field for kids to run and play. Offered use of the player next to house. We extended our stay by 6 days and our hosts were very understanding since we were working in the area and all other campgrounds were closed. We agreed to the $10 night plus $10 for each time we dumped.
We were able to see deer in evenings and sometimes morning hours in field. I also spotted an endangered spotted turtle and a box turtle.
Due to social distancing we didn't get to hang out with our hosts but we did visit with another traveler while there.
We absolutely recommend this location.
The property is huge and lots of nice grass to play in. I enjoyed all the scenic drives and sykesville downtown especially. Thanks Rich!
We were greeted by our host upon arrival. He showed us few options for where we wanted to park. He showed us electric and water refill. He offered sewer for $10 fee...very reasonable. He said kids could play on little playground near house. We have amazing front yard (their back field) that deer come out into in evenings. Kids can ride their bikes without worry of cars. Our hosts are practicing social distancing so we haven't talked with them since first day, which is fine. We are here for work...not play. We have shared a wave or two in passing.
Necessity stores within 15 minutes. I think 20 min to Walmart.
Absolutely recommend this host location!
Host is very welcoming and has great info about the area. Site is quite level and easily accessed in a picturesque and historic part of our country.
Rich was very helpful. He took the time to go over all the amenities he offered, including the hook-ups as well as activities at his place. And he gave us a few pages of local services and sightseeing.
Forever Mow Aches was a great Boondockers Welcome location for our visit to Maryland, Virginia & DC. Rich welcomed us as we arrived, and showed us where to set up our rig. The location was very easy to pull into and to get our rig level. We were given a detailed list of places to eat and local site, actions and activities. We had access to WIFI, 30 amp electrical service, water and a dump station. We enjoyed gazing at the stars from star gazing window in our Tab 400 Travel Trailer. Thank you Rich and Laura for sharing your lovely property with us. We highly recommend this place to anyone passing through this area. It’s a great place for sure!
We are repeat Boondockers here. As usual, excellent accomodations!
Thank you both for the wonderful stay!
All you could want including a great view of the full moon.
Prior to arrival I spoke with our host and was directed where to pull in. We had access to 30 amp electrical service, water and a dump site upon departure. We were given a detailed list of places to eat and local sites and activities. This was very handy since we do not know the area. The location was very easy to pull in and turn around upon exit.
We had a very nice stay here.
Thank you so much! Highly recommend. Tons of room. Good cell service. Metro station about 20 min away for getting into DC.
It is always quiet and nice to visit at forever Mow Acres. It is an easy place to get into and set up and Rich is always the perfect host. Thank you Rich. We may see you again on our way north in spring.
This is one of the few boondockers welcome spots, close to DC that allows big campers. Super awesome and nice of these guys. They had power, water (fill, no hook up), and a dump. (didn't use water or dump)
Metro is close by and they gave us reloadable metro cards that we returned after stay.
Quiet and pretty easy to find. Not they're fault, but Maryland roads in general can me a bit hairy and the last several miles are narrow but very doable. Just follow the directions.
Thanks for a great stay!
Rich & Laura really do accommodate & put out the welcome wagon.
They provided a printout of local restaurants, attractions and RV needs whicj all made us feel welcome and taken care of.
This was our first Boondock and Forever Mow Acres is now the standard the beat‼️
Thank you for the hospitality♥️😊
MarylandRich are respectful hosts. We were greeted with a printout of pertinent information and advice on how to get into, and enjoy DC. The site is clean and services are well laid out... a very easy in and out access. The property is beautiful and we had a chance to chat with the other boon dockers there. Great experience and would highly recommend it.
N & P
This is a great site, very quiet, peaceful. We saw a herd of more than a dozen Deer grazing in the field right infront of our site.
Rich provided us with so much info and details of the area, which made it very easy to get around, we went to Washington by train for 3 days and really enjoyed that great City with so much History.
Thank you for accepting us to Boondock at your home, hope to return for a 2nd visit.
Tom & Bida S
PS I left a card, the funds and the Train cards in an envelope at your side door near the garage.
MarylandRich was very accommodating and welcoming. There were plenty of level spaces to choose from. Our girls loved the paved driveway for riding scooters and the play structure. He gave us a wonderful list of resources to help us become familiar with the area. Nice stop. : )
Multiple boondockers here at same time. Depending which road leads you in, they can be very curvy & narrow. Our gps took us down a road upon entering & we got pretty deep scratches on our 13’6” tall rig due to the trees. The location itself is big rig friendly. We extended our stay 3 days totaling 5 nights. It was accepted at $14./night for electric. Weather rainy while here every other day (Oct). Thank you for sharing your property! Much appreciated!!
Very nice host! So helpful with all of the information needed to find area ammenities and attractions. Very peaceful country feel yet close to everything. Loved it. Thank you!!
This property was large and beautiful and the hosts were very friendly. Communication was easy and quick between us and the hosts. We were able to take the Metro into Washington DC for the day. Our site was quite and serene with 30 amp provided. They even let us use their metro cards to add our fare on to so we didn't have to purchase the cards our selves (saved us $4). We only stayed one night but would definitely like to come back when we pass through the next time. Thank you for sharing your lovely property with us.
Our hosts were incredibly kind to us & we enjoyed our chats. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and oriented. Property is level, views lovely & we knew we had a warm resting place each night. As previously stated, the information sheet provided was helpful as we were not very familiar with the area. Thanks for a wonderful experience!! We hope to return here again in the future.
Super nice hosts. Lovely spot in the country. They had a very nice information sheet printed out for us that helped a lot in our travels in the area. Thank you for a great stay.
Many thanks to Forever Mow Acres for the great stay while we visited the DC area. The info sheet was very useful for getting around and finding businesses in the area. GO NATS!!!
Plenty of room (even to turn around a 45' rig without backing up), power, a water connection and a place to dump on site. Very kind and inviting couple that wanted to help however they could. Country setting, surrounded by trees, a place for the kids to play without worry... was just great. Only a 20 minute drive to catch the Metro (train) into DC. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks so much for making our stay in the area awesome. Sure hope we can visit you again in the future. :-]
The nicest people, helpful to tell us all about Washington DC. We asked to stay a little longer. That was so sweet of them . My husband is almost 80 so it’s nice to rest awhile in this beauty peaceful land. Thanks so much for your kindness.
Very helpful host. They made sure that we were settled in fine. Great info. Of DC. beautiful place. Thanks
Could not have asked for a better location. Perfect for visiting DC and enjoying the quiet country life. Thank you to the awesome hosts for allowing us to stay. They even left us with a list of places to see and do as well as where to find diesel and grocery stores in the area, which we utilized often. One recommendation was Ledo Pizza and WOW! Make sure you stay here and eat there!
Thanks for a lovely stay!
Our hosts made us feel welcome and the view is awesome. We were gone a lot and didn't have a chance to visit with them. Would highly recommend this stay.
Get ready for being in paradise. Walking out the door every morning we were treated to a view of huge expanse of an open freshly mowed grass field lined with mature trees along the border. It is so quiet back in here that you feel like you are the only one around these parts.
From here you are close to a lot of things to see and do including a Metro station 20 minutes away that can take you into D.C. for a bit of sightseeing.
Our host gave us a great little package on their favorite places to eat, shop etc. This three page printout was a huge help.
Thank you so much for a great visit.
My first time using Boondockers Welcome. Well the bar has been set high for future locations. This is a 5 Star Location! Rich met me on my arrival, gave me the run down of the area and offerings. What a great place to stay! Highly recommend. Hope to return someday when we visit the Baltimore/Washington DC area.
Very friendly host and it's a beautiful place to stay.
We were thrilled to have a boondocking site close enough to the DC Metro that we could justify going into the city a couple days in a row... plus the home had a playground and a really cool giant chess/checkerboard. It was great having space for the kids to play when we were at the RV, and also be able to make it to the metro in about 20 mins! Host was friendly and helpful - we really enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again in the future (there is just SO much to see in DC! :)
What a lovely spot and they went the extra mile to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Thanks allot
The kids has a ball playing in the huge grass field... 5 acres of grassey fun! Rich and Laura were awesome and we’re constantly trying to make our stay more perfect. It was a great thing to be so close to Washington DC!
A very nice set-up for boondocking! Lots of space for kids/dogs to run and play. Very easy to get in and out, even for a newbie! Host was helpful and accommodating. Thank you!
Had a GREAT stay at MarylandRich's site. Beautiful and quiet location with lots of open space - as per pictures. Hosts were very friendly and helpful with any questions. Hook ups were easy and convenient. Would recommend and return there without question. Probably the way Boondockers Welcome is supposed to work at its best!
This is an awesome location. Just a few miles from the Washington D.C. subway system. The RV site was level and plenty of room for slides. The dogs loved it as they were able to run around off-leash. Prior to arrival I called the host. I left a message. I had not received a return call so we set up at a location that seemed logical to me. A few minutes after arriving I received a phone call from the number I had called. They had no idea who I was. Turns out I had transposed two of the numbers and was calling a person in another state! The host was very forgiving of my mistake. We enjoyed our stay and enjoyed the short period of time we had to interact with the host.
MarylandRich was the perfect location for my nostalgia tour. 43 years left the rural countryside from Laytonsville to Dickerson unchanged. Not so for once small country towns along I-270. Gaithersburg is unrecognizable.
Great to have a convenient place away from the hubbub after a day of touring.
Wonderful peaceful place to stay and wonderful hosts . Close to Metro for visiting DC . Beautiful area . Our hosts made us feel welcome and provided us with a nice hand out with points of interest and supplies . Had some vehicle trouble and they directed us to a good mechanic close by. We are very grateful for their kindness and generosity . Many Thanks !
Denise & Rich
This is the perfect boondockers place to stay. Our host was wonderful. Losts of grass for the kids to play on. Easy in and out with level place to park.
Thanks for letting us stay. 😀
Our hosts were very hospitable! They met with us to get us settled and offered a great handout with helpful info about their property and the area. They had a swingset for the kids to use and a great driveway for riding their bikes, too. We were able to make day trips to Bethesda, Baltimore, and DC. Such great hosts - I’d recommend them to anyone looking to boondock in the area!
They were so kind and made us feel at home! They went above and beyond to make our stay great in a nice location! The kids loved the giant outdoor chess set! Good cell service.
We had a great stay here! Our host was very welcoming and helpful with a sheet full of amenities in the area. 15-20 min away from the metro station to take the subway into Washington. Beautiful property and our kids were so happy running around in the yard and being able to use the play structure. Highly recommended if you are in the area!
This is a wonderful, peaceful place to spend a few days in the D.C. area. Our hosts were friendly and helpful as well as understanding of our special circumstances. We greatly enjoyed our time with them.
All the amenities, and all of the privacy. We sure appreciated this stay! Easy to get it and set up with all that we needed and a quick in and out to DC. Oh yeah, thank you so much!
Forever Mow Acres is a fantastic spot! Our hosts went above and beyond to make our stay
everything it could be. They offered lots of information about the area which was extremely helpful.
They made us feel comfortable and certainly welcomed. They offered to help in anyway they could.
They are genuinely nice folks who made our first Boondockers Welcome stay outstanding! We highly recommend Forever Mow Acres.
We had a wonderful time using this location to visit Harpers Ferry and Washington D.C. Our hosts were very accomodating, and were available if we needed anything. We enjoyed being able to chat with our host the evening we arrived, and learning about the area. Overall great stay!
This is a location for boondocking that sets a very high standard. Amazing natural landscape with deer and birds, and a very friendly and helpful host.
We enjoyed our stay here quite a bit. There was plenty of room to park our 39 foot 5th wheel and it was very easy to park as well as get back out.
There was tons of space for our dogs and toddler to run around as well as a playground for him to play on.
We got to see wild turkeys which was neat.
We were close to stores and food which was a plus.
The hosts were very sweet and accommodating.
We look forward to staying again when we come back through another time.
We arrived and met our host who was extremely helpful and couldn't have been more accomodating offering more than what we needed! Easy location to get to Shady Grove Metro into DC. We spent the day in DC, stayed the night and hit the road again with expert directions from our host. We would love to stay here again.
We were the initial Boondockers at this location, and we are happy to report that it’s a great location with great people. We didn’t have much time to get to know each other because we were visiting family in the area, but we felt very welcomed, and spoiled. Full hook up and a dump station before we left. Can’t ask for much more than that.