This would be a nice place to park for a few nights to explore the Catskills or if you are passing by on Route 17 and need a place for the night as you travel through. It is in the field next to my house. There is a house across the road. There is also a summer home development behind the property. Sometime in the summer you will hear happy sounds/kids out playing until about 11:00. It is located about 7 miles out of the village of Monticello. It beats parking at Walmart! There is a stone fire ring, that hasn't been used in many years. You are welcome to use it responsibly. I can provide you with a bucket of water or 2 to put it out when you are done.
I hope you will be friendly and have a good time enjoying the area. Please be quiet after 9:00 on weekdays and 11:00 on weekends to respect my neighbors. Dogs are welcome and it is up to you if they can be off leash. I have 2 dogs that I supervise off leash. However the property is close to the road and I don't want any pets to run out there and get hurt. However, mine would love to run and play with your dog!
This is a field on the side of a country road. There is a varying grade from the road to the parking spot. I don't think it would be a problem to enter the more gradual end and exit the steeper end. I tried to capture it in the pictures, but it doesn't show up well. The road can be busy in the summer months, but is mostly calm to quiet in non summer months.
****** The field is temporarily unavailable for camping. I have another spot on the other side of he house that smaller campers and vans can use. You can still have a fire in the field if you would like.
There is plenty of room to park your vehicle.
We are located less than 15 miles from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts where you could visit the museum or attend a concert. World Resorts Casino and the Kartrite Water Park are about 10 miles away. You can canoe or kayak about 10 miles away on a reservoir and possibly see a beautiful eagle. About an hour away you can hike Giant Ledge, Slide Mountain or visit Minnewaska State Park .
I loved the location so much I decided to stay an extra night. Peaceful and quiet on a large lot with lots of woods. Nearby towns are cute and historic. Host was very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend!
Came a day early so I added a night. So far so good at the Country Field. My dogs have plenty of space to run and play. The host is very sweet and accommodating and her dogs make great friends for mine. Great location.
We were very much welcomed and felt very safe and comfortable. Our location was quiet and peaceful. The view was a well manicured farm style field. This is an easy parallel parking right off the road. Enjoy!
Stayed with very nice host, who greeted us and gave great directions. We stayed in a large grassy mowed field. It was fairly level and not too wet even though it had rained. Nice stop.
The host was very nice and accommodating. The grass was freshly cut and the area was large enough to find a level spot. The host offered water for our rig but we were not in need. We were only there for about 12 hours so we didn't use the fire pit. I was able to walk our dogs in the morning before we left. A very peaceful night and we would stay again if in the area.
Sue was very welcoming and friendly. This was my first time using Boondockers Welcome and Sue made it a great experience. Two thumbs up!
We asked to stay another night and our host was very accommodating. Very good communicator!
Just a quick overnight. Great spot with level ground. Thank you for your hospitality.
Thank you for being a wonderful host. Shurlsmith and her 2 lovely dogs were amazing hosts. The area is very quiet and big field to park our fifth wheel.
Very easy to find area. Big field to park our rig. Shurlsmith and her 2 beautiful dogs were amazing hosts. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
Thank you much 🙏...hope to see you in my travels....working with wwoof now instead of camping but I'll be back around either way 😉ty
We stayed one night on this lovely property bordered with gorgeous daffodils. The host was very informative and approved our very late request. The field was very nice. We did need a few blocks and as it had been wet, we were a little worried about getting out without tearing up the field. We needn’t have worried. It was fine despite our blocks having sunk. We’d definitely recommend this host.
Except for the fact that the country field has no level spots, our stay was peaceful and interesting. The host, her two dogs and us had a nice, and informative chat about this part of the Catskills in the morning, before we drove off.
I had a great overnight stay. The host greeted me and showed me where to park.
Shurlsmith was very friendly and fun to talk to. Her field was quiet and well drained. We were worried about getting stuck because it was raining but we got out with no problems.
what a beautiful stay... enough meadow mown to park easily, and enough meadow kept for a lovely view. All accompanied by an amiable and accommodating host.
shurlsmith's place was so awesome! Several acres in a beautiful country setting, fire ring and all! host could not have been nicer and more gracious and what a great little village, only 20 minutes from the original Woodstock. Would highly recommend staying here if you get the chance. Thanks for hosting us!
Friendly hostess and pups. Spacious field on a country road. Thank you!
The leaves are starting to change and if your looking for fall foliage this is your place! Our host and her pups were so much fun. We chatted and she gave us ideas on restaurants, and things to see. She was very accommodating and helpful. We recommend this stop for your fall vacation!
Host was very helpful and friendly. Spent a quiet night and would enjoy visiting again. Thanks so much. About 14 miles to bethel