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Smith Neck Retreat

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
2 nights maximum

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


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


*** Quarantine Friendly *** Our home sits on about 2 acres, with our house down a 300' driveway. Our offered RV site is an approximate, 50' x 25', flat, grassy area, alongside a separate 2-bay+ garage, situated less than 100' from the main road. 20a electrical hook-up is available in the garage. The area is generally quiet, though the small town beach a short ride down the road does bring some traffic during summer days. Deer, coyote, fox, raccoons, and miscellaneous critters and birds wander nearby farm and woodlands.

House Rules

No smoking
No weapons
No generators after 8p
Dogs are welcome, though best that they be leashed while on-site (if we are present, canine guests can use our fenced in backyard)
Water is available, though requires extending hose connection

Access Road Conditions

Our site is only 50' off main road, alongside our flat, shell driveway. Pulling into the driveway should be fairly straightforward. And while small rigs may be able to turn around on-site, large vehicles should be able to easily back out the driveway, onto the main road, with little trouble (with proper traffic spotting).

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Should be plenty of space to park next to the rig, as well as detach and turn TV around.


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South Dartmouth, MA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

A small town beach is approx. 1.5 miles from the site (easy walk or bike ride), while Horseback Beach State Park is a pleasant 10 mile drive. Buzzards Bay Brewery and Westport Winery are nearby (to which the hosts are happy to direct and join our guests). The village of Padanaram and Apponogansett Harbor are 3 miles from our site, along with several ice cream stands. New Bedford and its famous Whaling Museum and working harbor are a short 20 minute drive. And several protected, public properties with miles of trails are within 1/4 mile. Additionally, several locations to rent, and/or launch kayaks and other small boats, and guests can enjoy biking on our country roads.

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Member Since
May 28, 2019
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References for Smith Neck Retreat


July 2020

Nice quiet location

Thank you for the bike ride beach tip as well as the kite flying park we really enjoyed both. Excellent hosts!


June 2020

Awesome visit!

We loved our quiet grassy nook, with electric hookup. Our hosts were extremely friendly, communicative and helpful to us campervan newbies. We loved their area, where we enjoyed two days of hiking, biking and beaching. Thanks!


November 2019

Great Stay

A really great location! There is also ample privacy and an electrical connection that made the whole experience very enjoyable!


November 2019

Quite night and great talks

We could spend a quiet night at the driveway. Thank you very much for the warming welcome and nice talks in the evening and the morning and for all the tipps we can do in the area. Our first boondocker experience was perfect!


November 2019

Great place to visit and Great Hosts!

They graciously welcomed us after a request late in the day. Our rig fit perfectly, it was a great and quiet spot to park up for the night. In the morning we had the opportunity to meet and over coffee exchanged travel stories and felt like old friends! Hope to be back again or meet up one day down the road :)


October 2019

Boondocking stay in S. Dartmouth

This was simply a super stop for us! Had a great time visiting with our hosts - folks who somehow make you feel like you have been friends for years!!!! It was a priviledge to stay overnight with them.


September 2019

Great hospitality

The host was very considerate and helpful! Even offered electric hookup! Beautiful, peaceful area.


September 2019

Wonderful 1st Experience

Our hosts were simply incredible, so warm and welcoming! Their home and boondock property is lovely, private, and secure. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet nights and easy access to shops for groceries, coffee, and pet supplies.

We were able to enjoy their residential sandy beach about 1mi away and beautiful public walking trails with our pup. On top of the public spaces they offered us the use of their fully fenced back yard to toss the ball around.

We can't say enough good things about our stay!!


September 2019

Quiet relaxing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Smith Neck. The scenery is fantastic , the road was convenient and safe to bike into the village. The area that we we parked at was secluded and quiet for a peaceful stay. Thank you, Bob N Susan.


August 2019

Great spot

Off the road and quiet but close to everything


August 2019

Lovely location

Quiet and secluded. Thanks for letting me stay


July 2019

Beautiful area

Enjoyed and appreciated our stay.


July 2019

Beautiful place

Very quiet surrounded by nature.


June 2019

Fantastic stay at Smith Neck Resort

Arrived Friday afternoon for an overnight stay. Wish we could have stayed longer as the location was perfect to take in bike riding along the beautiful Dartmouth country roads and seaside. Our host greeted us after our arrival and made sure we had anything we needed, offered an electrical hookup, and gave us directions to the local brewery we were headed out to. Although the the site is not far off the main road we found it very peaceful and tranquil. Got a tour of their new teardrop which is a cousin to ours :-). We enjoyed exchanging details about our RVs and talked about our past trips and upcoming travel plans. A very pleasent stay and look forward to returning:-) Thank you Smith Neck Resort for making our first Boondockers Welcome stay great!

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