Space for 1 Rig
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2 nights maximum

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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 50 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • No donation requested for hookups


Owned home and property on an extremely quiet and private dead end road.
32 acres with great walking trials. Rig spot is pretty flat and level.

House Rules

Clean up after pets, scoop poop, no peeing on flower or herb gardens.
We are none smokers so no smoking on property. (In Rig OK)
No excessive noise. Quite time 10 pm to 7am.
Generators not really required as I can provide 15, 30 and 50amp hook-up.
Recycling in effect in Ottawa - guidelines will be provided.
Trash limited to one small bag per stay (15 L or 4 GAL)
Nothing illegal.
We have a portable fire pit and a bonfire pit. Burn Permit required by City. Rules to be discussed when here.
Pool use at owners discretion.
Picnic tables for your use.

Access Road Conditions

We are on the dead end. The only house that uses this piece of road.
Park on road to walk in and see best approach to enter.
Pull thru site location near stables and can drive into meadow to turn around.
2 large oak trees at entrance limits turn off road to driveway. This is where length and skill could become an issue.
Makes for a tight right angle. Branches are clipped up so height should not be an issue.
Our Jayco 28BHBE and Ford are 54 feet bumper to bumper and its a close turn.
Road and driveway are gravel.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Parking for Tow vehicle next to rig.
Lots of space.


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We do a lot of last minute trips in the summer, but feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you


North Gower, ON, Canada

Suggested Local Attractions

Local Marlborough Forest has miles of trails.
Kemptville is 10km away. All the service of a large city.
North Gower has great pizza, gas, hardware store and a great restaurant the Marlborough Pub.
Very scenic drive into Ottawa and tons to do in Ottawa. 40km to Parliament Hill.
Great location if the plan is to day trip into Ottawa and area.
50km to Ogdensburg USA.
Lots of Geocaching in the area.

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Member Since
January 18, 2019
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7 References

7 Positive References

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References for MackeyHouse


September 2021

Nice Farm-like setting

Dear Hosts
Thanks for offering a spacious and well leveled spot for us on your beautifully clean and gorgeous property. It was nice chatting and thanks for recommending a nice bicycle route.
We wish you many nice travels and maybe we see each other again.


June 2021

Needs more than overnight

Nice stay. I was greeted as I arrived and given plenty of options for places to stay. The property is so big I wish I had booked an extra night so I had time to look around but it was a good nights sleep and a great place to wake up in the morning. Thanks for having me.


June 2021

Excellent stay

This was our first boondockers experience and it was fantastic. The hosts were welcoming, the place was beautiful!


August 2020

Peaceful night, interesting hosts

A great boondocking stay at Mackeyhouse. Wonderful spacious property, interesting multi-talented & congenial hosts.
We hope to return when we need a quiet boondocking site in the greater Ottawa area.


July 2020


These folks where exceptional hosts, great location on a beautiful property. We very much enjoyed and appreciated their flexibility and kindness.
Highly recommended!!


June 2019

Fabulous first time

This was our first boondockers experience. Rob and Sue are wonderful hosts and offer many options to where your can locate your rig on their property. We opted for the true boondock deal... no power.
Rob and Sue are experienced campers and had many stories to share.
They also pointed us to places to visit and eat in the area.
Rob introduced us to what geocaching is all about.
Sue showed us he flower garden which she is very proud of.
Highly recommend anyone to check in to MackeyHouse


May 2019

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

This was our second Boondockers Welcome stay and we really loved it! We stayed for 2 nights. The hosts have 20/30/50 amps, top-notch WIFI and also provided a fire pit!
It is a beautiful setting. We would go out of my way to stop here again. The setting is peaceful and quiet and the company from this family makes you feel like you are coming home.
Highly recommended to all Boondockers!