Resting Porch

Space for 2 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 50 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • No donation requested for hookups


Parking would be next to the shop a large gravel area in a upscale mobile home park. The city has a free dump station and potable water refill.

House Rules

Enjoy your stay and be respectful to other people in the park.

Access Road Conditions

Hard surfaces

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Next to RV


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SHELDON, IA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Sheldon has a great bike/walking trail not far from our site.

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Member Since
September 24, 2018
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September 2021

So much better than a rest stop

Arlin and his wife are absolutely wonderful hosts. Their pad is perfect. There’s a large grassy area with picnic table. They have hookups and water. The town is cute and they suggested many lovely places to ride bike or hike.

I definitely recommend


September 2021

Private Parking

Host was very accommodating and helpful at getting parked. Electricity was appreciated after a week of none. Highly recommended.


September 2021

Quiet, peaceful rest

We enjoyed a quiet night sleep after a long walk around the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods.

The hosts were unavailable to visit, but communications were great!


August 2021

Thank you!

Title is accurate!
Very restful place to stay.
Host was very gracious.
Be warned you will have to back in a long way if you have a large rig 


August 2021

Great stay, great people!

Super friendly, thoughtful, and helpful getting us next to their shop for the night. We had great views of the farm fields and it was very quiet. We were offered a 50 amp outlet and had a great stay. We would love to return someday even if it's just to say hello.


August 2021

Quiet peaceful

Very pretty, peaceful place. Hosts were gracious, friendly, and accommodating. We enjoyed sitting on the porch swing, watching the fireflies in the fields. Since our rig was so big, we backed down a short road. Parking was a gravel lot. We used the 50amp as it was very warm. There are gas stations close by and a HyVee grocery store. Yes, there is a train but we didn’t hear it at night. The town has a tornado siren that is tested every evening. Lovely place and would love to come back. ATT & Verizon 4g LTE. 4 bars


August 2021


There’s an upbeat tranquility to this place. Vary sufficient and host offered to help me level my class C. Nice people.


August 2021

Great hosts! Peaceful Private Location

The hosts were away but guided me to the spot, next to a large garage, and bordering a lovely pasture in back with 4 horses and a donkey, with a corn field next door. 50 A hookup saved the day with AC in this hot weather. I took a walk over to Hills Park and walked a couple miles on the very nice Sheldon Recreational Trail. Everyone I met in Sheldon was very friendly and I enjoyed my 2 night there.


July 2021

Great place

Great place to stay!


July 2021

Great place to camp

This is a very nice spot to camp. Level area next to shop. 50 amp electrical hookup. Nice and quiet area next to bean field, close to town. Strong Verizon signal. We worked with manager, very helpful and friendly. This is a great place to camp!


July 2021

On our way to Wyoming

We stayed for a night on our way out west. Very quiet and peaceful place. We did not meet the hosts but they maintained good communications. 50 AMP hookup was a bonus. Good Verizon and T-Mobile signal here. We would repeat if in the area.


July 2021

Nice, quiet location, great hosts

We were expecting a storm. The host unlocked his metal barn door in the event I need to take shelter, beyound my trailer. Very thoughtful!


July 2021

Friendly couple.

The Resting Porch were helpful, accommodating,friendly hosts. Our host met us when we arrived and assisted us in positioning our rig. They told us about the nearby bike trail and the community celebration held that evening. Very nice couple.


June 2021

Memorable Evening

This was a very nice place to spent the evening chatting with the hosts and to spend a quiet night. We are always amazed in our conversations to discover so many similar experiences. These kind of memorable evenings are not something that would be experienced in a conventional RV campground.


June 2021

Delightful stay

Wonderful hosts. We arrived and were met by the property manager who helped us park and get set up. A short while later, our hosts came up and we visited for a couple of hours, laughing and taking about life and traveling. I had some electrical issues that we found a work around for. The following morning, the Mrs. Came down to say goodbye and gave me a lovely parting gift. I came as a stranger, but left with new friends. Highly recommend!!!


June 2021

Great Boondockers Welcome Hosts

Our hosts were very kind to let us stay the night at their place. We got a little lost because of our GPS and thankfully our host was quick to answer the phone and waited for us in the driveway. It was so hot and we were grateful for his 30 amp hookup. We also took advantage of their shady resting porch for an hour or so in the late afternoon. We had to leave early in the morning so we didn't get to say goodbye to our hosts but want to thank them for their kindness and generosity for being Boondockers Welcome hosts!


June 2021

Great Hosts!

The Resting Porch is the perfect name for this site. Upon arrival, the host and I got two chairs out of his shop and plopped down on the porch for a great talk. I was treated to stories of a wonderful life lived in beautiful Iowa!

The warmhearted greeting, thoughtfulness and laid back demeanor of the hosts was very much appreciated and I'd wholeheartedly recommend anyone passing thru this neck of the woods to stop and stay a night or two.

Thank you Resting Porch for a wonderful stay!


June 2021

Wonderful Hosts, Beautiful View

The hosts are very kind, helpful, wonderful people. They checked on us, offered helpful tips and even helped us back the rig in! This was our first stay through Boondockers Welcome and we are leaving feeling very positive and excited about our membership! We highly recommend Resting Porch for a place to rest and recharge on your travels. Bonus: A gorgeous view on one side and horses on the other!


June 2021

Great Experience

As our first experience on this app, my expectations were exceeded. They were able to accommodate us on a 4 hours notice, and were welcomed with open arms. Spot was peaceful, private, well maintained and it’s also completely level. Felt super safe and the couple is so sweet. Thanks so much!


April 2021

New Long-lost-friends we just met ;-)

We're just at a loss for words. Our hosts met us at the driveway like we were long-lost friends or maybe even family. Helped us park and then we all talked. The hospitality is much appreciated but the instant friendship was quite a bonus. We will absolutely stay in touch, see if our paths might cross on the road, hope they will visit us in Florida so we can return the favor. Also, "J" the gift...thank you so very much. I'll put that in a place of honor at home.


April 2021

Wonderful, quiet stay

Great place to stay! Quiet and level. We have a 41’ 5th wheel and enjoyed our stay.


September 2020

Great Hosts

We would recommend this place to anyone. This was are first boon docking experience and loved it !! We where greeted with open arms. The property was well maintained and away from traffic noise and we felt safe. We look forward to returning if we are in the neighborhood again. Thank you.


September 2020


Wonderful hosts. Very friendly and welcoming. Had a fun evening of getting to know each other. Would definitely go back again!


September 2020

Welcoming and friendly

They both came out to show the way to the parking spot buy the porch. Also gave us a nice gift bag. They had us over for nice conversation and fresh watermelon! Thank you for your hospitality!


September 2020

Perfect hosts.

Welcomed with open arms and given nice clean, level and quiet place to park. Good discussions with a great Christian couple with common interests and life experiences. We enjoyed morning coffee and breakfast baking. Definitely an excellent place to overnight!


September 2020

Hosts full of hospitality

The property was a quaint little peice of land with a large garage and pretty porch at the end of a quiet street. Nice and peaceful place to stop and rest overnight. The hosts were absolutely wonderful and greeted us warmly with a sweet little gift bag and card. They offered up use of the porch, although, unfortunately the weather was a bit frigid to properly enjoy.


August 2020

Relaxing Resting Porch

12travel+ were wonderful & gracious hosts. After settling on they came and sat and we visited for a couple of hours. A very fun couple with lots of great stories. The second day Mrs 12travel+ took me into their small town as I needed a few items and don’t tow a vehicle. We got along great and I hope to visit with them again either here or where they winter out west! The horses and one donkey located behind my rig in the morning was a bonus to see. My little dog also loved having a big yard to romp and roll around on! Thank you for having another GREAT host! I can’t say enough good things about the folks I’ve met who have hosted me along my travels this summer! 💕🐶😁


August 2020

Resting Porch was very restful place.

Was greeted by my hosts who were most accommodating. Had a restful stay after a long hot day of road construction and detours. Even presented me with a gift that will remind me of the “Resting Porch “


August 2020

A Great Place to relax after a long day.

We were on a three week journey and this was one of the nicest places we stayed. Surrounded by corn on several side provided a soothing sound when the wind blew through the corn. While the corn was close, it was still far enough away to avoid being covered with pollen. This couple puts a lot of work into maintaining a great site.


July 2020

Great Place

I had a great stay road the trail again. Our hosts were just excellent. Sheldon is a nice little community. Everyone is friendly in sheldon.


July 2020

Very nice couple

We stayed only one night they were very nice. Would stay ther again sometime.


July 2020

Kind couple and lovely plot

This was my first experience using BDW and it couldn’t be been better. 12travel+ were very welcoming and accommodating! Would recommend saying hello and spending the night to anyone who finds themselves needing a place to stay. Thank you both for your kindness!


July 2020

Welcoming and accommodating

50 amp hookup and topped off our fresh water tank for our 2 night stay. So grateful for hosting my family and I while we travel the country. Sheldon is a cute little town with a pool, skate park and hometown feel. I’d use this host again for future dates.


July 2020


I really enjoyed my stay at 12 Travels. They are very thoughtful and kind. I was given direction to the bike trails. It was the most amazing trails I have been on. My host were very helpful and kind. We shared many stories together. They are a loving caring couple. The porch was a favorite place for me and my fur baby to rejuvenate and plan our next adventure. I hope to see them again this year.


July 2020


Exceptional host. Pleasant peaceful location. We had a neighbor camper and she was pleasant as well. Gave us a wonderful gift set to take with us. Would recommend to everyone and would stay there again.


July 2020

Great Place to Stay!

Great place to stay with kids! They have a big patch of grass and picnic table that makes you feel like you have your own front yard. They gave great directions on getting there and he helped my husband back in. We were there for the 4th and people all around us put on a beautiful show. So thankful for this place to rest!


June 2020


Unfortunately my hosts were out of town. However they had an employee stop by to make sure all was well. I was treated to a neighborhood fireworks show followed by a peaceful night’s sleep. Oh yea...the swing bench on the porch was great and I did find the paved trail that seems to weave throughout the town and bordering fields. Excellent accommodations! Thank you!


May 2020

Sweet spot

Sweet spot for an overnight or two. Hosts are very welcoming. I would stay here again.


May 2020

Friendly and helpful

Very nice hosts! Helped us park in a nice even spot and then, despite a persistent rain helped to solve an electrical problem. Good conversation. Happy to recommend this location!


September 2019

Congenial & accommodating hosts!

12Travel+ are super hosts! Although they had an anniversary dinner engagement they met us on their street to guide us to the correct location. Came back later to visit, we had a great talk. Hopefully they will stop over at our Montana Boondocking location so that we can reciprocate!

My only Issue, and maybe it is just me issue, but there are loud trains in the area. However, they didn’t run on a schedule that had an impact on our sleeping on a Tuesday night.


September 2019


Nice, quiet location with friendly and helpful hosts. We enjoyed the paved bike path in and around town. We stayed an extra day to enjoy the beautiful weather.


September 2019

Quiet and relaxed space

This space was perfect for our quick overnight and would be amazing for a few nights too! 12travel+ was very accommodating and had a nice level spot for us ready when we arrived. Thanks again for everything :)


June 2019

Pleasant Surprise

Nice spot is level, a nice porch to sit on just when you want chill out. If you like to bike there is a nice
bike trail very close. Although we did not meet our Hosts they were very polite and gave us good directions on how to get to their Boondock. If we are ever in that area again we would love the privilege to be able to stay again.

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