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Just A Stones Throw Away

Space for 2 Rigs
35 ft max
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 weeks max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
2 hours

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • No donation requested for hookups

Description

We have a large gravel area with plenty of room. We have well water to fill tanks if needed. We have a large RV dealer about a mile away as well as a propane filling station for all the class A's C's with on board tanks. (Wrightway Trailers)Close to trail system (1.5 miles to trail) that provides access to our downtown area (10miles away). Plenty of restaurants within 5 min drive. Free RV dump 15-20 minutes in ether direction via 380. Rest are on south side of CR on 380 north and south bound has free dump station. No WIFi,sorry. Just south of town is a RV/truck wash. (AFCS Truck wash) We have used it a few times and they do a good job. Please no donations, we are happy to provide a safe place to stay. Safe your money for something fun in your travels.

House Rules

generators allowed on a limited basis. Vehicle maintenance allowed with proper clean up. We are pretty laid back. Multi day stays allowed after discussion.

Access Road Conditions

Drive is plenty big. No gravel roads or issues getting to our property.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Depending on size of rig we have parking for tow vehicle on site on in street.

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Summer holidays we are always camping with no connectivity. Summer weekends is random and we often decide if we want to go camping last minute. Weather permitting.

Location

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Plenty of brewery's in town. Trail system can take you north or south 30 plus in ether direction.


Your Host

twstone1a


Member Since
July 23, 2019
Host's Age
45-55


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43 Positive References

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References for Just a stones throw away

MNhiker

July 2021

Convenient

Great spot for a quick overnight. Electric hookup was greatly appreciated during this extreme heat.


steven2

July 2021

Peaceful

The host was SUPER helpful in getting us setup and fun to talk to. We compared RV notes of experience. The yard is fairly level and easy to park in, plus it's close to town and quiet


007pandas

July 2021

Gracious midwest friendly host

I love the Boondockers Welcome program, as it allows RV to meet and talk with passionately incredible lovers of the RV lifestyle, and Tom is that person. Tom displayed RV knowledge and graciousness of a true midwestern native.

If you are in the Cedar Rapids area, I highly recommend his location, a quiet neighborhood with beautiful homes.

Thanks again, Tom!


sharonmac52

July 2021

Joe and Shari

This was a great place to stay. Tom met us as we pulled up and guided us in. He had a 30amp hookup mounted on an rv style post. He refused any comp for the electric. Very quite and peacefull on the edge of town. We were lucky to stay here. We talked about some of the mods and upgrades him and I have made to our RVs before leaving in the morning.


Amarie

July 2021

Responsive, friendly, and accomadating

twston1a was great to work with. I wasn't sure how many days I'd be staying so I reserved 3 days but immediately let him know it'd be for 1, 2, or 3 days and I could let him know a few days beforehand for sure. He was okay with that. I ended up staying two days.

He has a large side driveway that I was able to back in my 30' motorhome fairly easily, and how great, a 30 amp hookup! Required for a hot iowa night to run the ac. He helped me level the rig by providing a couple boards so I didn't have to dig out my leveling blocks. Normally the site is level but it's gravel and heavy rains messed it up a bit. I was just off an inch but it was nice to be level since I'd be there for a couple days.

He referred me to some local services that I took advantage of, including getting the rig washed for the first time all year, what a relief. I have a small dog that is always leashed, which is important since the neighborhood dogs while friendly are often unleashed and outside. None bothered us at all.

Good walking area, on a culdesac that backs up to a corn field. Which was definitely as high as an elephant's eye during my July visit, I even took a picture for the city folk back home. Easy on/off the expressway. Quiet area, semi rural, north of downtown.


wandering-angeleno

July 2021

Wandering Angeleno

A perfect place to park: level, no obstacles, plenty of room to turn around and clear instructions. Host was very accommodating when I notified that I would be arriving later than anticipated; met and helped me park and plug in. One couldn't ask for a better welcome.


Pebblette

June 2021

Quiet with a Cornfield at the Cul de Sac!

Twstone1a provided a quiet overnight stop for my cat and me. Nice spot which straddles town and country - best of both worlds.

Twstone1a gave me a heads up about neighboring unleashed dogs, which were very friendly.

Exchanged pleasant conversation with my host and his family and even the neighbors.

Enjoyed petting all of the neighbors' dogs on my walk to view the lovely cornfield at the end of the road!

Thanks again for your good cheer and hospitality!


flightgirl

May 2021

First time Boondocking

Tom was an excellent host. He gave us many tips on where to get propane, cheap gas, etc. A quiet neighborhood and a very beautiful night. Would highly recommend a stay here.


Meliss26

March 2021

Nicest people

Nicest people you could meet. I was very fortunate to meet twstone 1 a. They were very kind and accommodating. They supplied me with a cord and squeezed me in when they had another guest. Their house is just outside of town on a beautiful block in the country with a large level driveway. They let me know about all the dogs in the neighborhood and I walked my dog with no problems. A great place to stay!


Clarkj13

November 2020

Homeward Bound

With most campgrounds closed in the upper midwest this time of year, it was great to find a boondocker host on our path home. Twstone1a was the perfect stop for us. The site is easy to get to and away from traffic and town. The host was wonderful and great to talk with.

Thank you!
Joe and Lorraine


petersonl

October 2020

Peaceful

Host were very friendly and accommodating. Would go back. Thank you


TheFlyingHens

October 2020

Perfectly convenient spot!

This place is just off the interstate, making it a convenient stop. Host is a fellow RVer and very nice, especially accommodating our later-than-anticipated arrival. Free 30amp hookup was a plus!


beachbuddies

October 2020

Great spot to visit

twstone1a was a welcoming and helpful host with a great setup for visiting RVs. We're new to RVing, but backing in was easy enough and our host was helpful in getting us to the right spot.


Squirouette

October 2020

Beautiful & Quiet

Our hosts were wonderful! Great location with lots of room to walk the dog or let him off leash. Personable couple! Electric great! We didn't use the water bc we needed new washers. Directions were spot on! Close to everything, yet out in country feel. We look forward to returning next year to visit family in area!


mngypsy3

October 2020

A warm welcome

This was a great place to stay for the night while we were passing through. Our host was very welcoming. It was a quiet neighborhood so we were able to get a rest full night sleep. We will definitely stop by again.


JourneyMom

September 2020

Quiet parking spot

A short distance from the interstate. Essy to get too.. Directions are good.. A quiet spot to park for the night. Enjoyed our conversation with the host and his other Boondockers.


Deeja

September 2020

So friendly

Such a great host and location. Would highly recommend. Offered hook-ups and water as needed.


Angelack

September 2020

Good stay.

Thanks for the help backing in.


bourd48049

August 2020

Cedar rapids Iowa.

We had an excellent stay. The host was very helpful getting our RV set up and provided use with water and electricity. His house was very easy to get too.


theroseman1

August 2020

Amazing!

twstone1a and his family were Extremely pleasant and helpful with everything including things to do locally. Everything is literally "A Stone's Throw Away" from here. Great Location! If I'm ever back in this area there is No Question about where I'm staying l just hope there's an available spot for me.. Again twstone1a... Thanks For Everything!!


kcollins

August 2020

Fantastic Host, I loved the place and the conversations, Awesome folks !

I really enjoyed my stay here, I was welcomed and made to feel at home immediately. Great location, easy to find and close to town.


Lesley

August 2020

Excellent stay

twstone1a was very helpful and welcoming. Even after the hurricane they welcomed us to stay. He responded very quickly the same day. They joined us as we rested after setting up for some nice conversation. I would definitely stay at twstone1a's place again. Hope our paths cross again sometime.


Emeraldcitylady

August 2020

Wonderful place to stay!

T and T were wonderful hosts with a beautiful place to stay complete with a 30 amp hookup! Next time I go through I plan to spend more time getting to know this very generous couple. T was awesome in helping me level my rv. I cannot recommend this spot enough!


Lainey

August 2020

Exceptional

TWstone1a and his wife are beyond welcoming. I pulled in after 2, 12 hr days of driving. He did everything in his means to assist in getting us set up for the night. It was quite warm and humid. He made our night comfortable for us to journey onward the following morning. Their home is one of those that as you pull away, you're glad that they are part of your journey.


scrappy

August 2020

Iowa Paradise

This was a beautiful rural setting and restful stop. Our host was very helpful and friendly. I give them AAA!


Lgordon

August 2020

Awesome. Awesome

Hosts were so wonderful. They hooked us up with electric and water. We ste new RVers and they showed us some tricks and helped us learn a bit more about RVs. Such great people. Thank you.


kfgaiser

August 2020

Quiet country subdivision

Easy location to find. Hosts are very friendly and offered to assist with whatever we need. The neighborhood was a nice area to take a walk. We had a nice visit around the campfire. Will stay here again if we are in the area.


rjhinckley

July 2020

Great stop over

Enjoyed our short stay. Would stay here again in the future


EveryMomentCounts

June 2020

Absolutely lovely stay

We were greeted warmly and treated like old friends. They really went out of their way to be amazing hosts. The spot is nestled in suburbia. The neighborhood is very clean and even the neighbors waved at us. We found it easy to back in our 31ft travel trailer and truck. It felt very safe. And the city is only five minutes away. The electricity and water they shared with us is very appreciated! Thank you so much for a great stay!!


TheHiggins

April 2020

Very welcoming and friendly

This was our very first Boondockers welcome stay and we couldn’t be more pleased. We stayed here on our way back to Canada from Arizona during COVID 19. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We got some heavy winds during our stay and they offered us a longer stay which we gratefully accepted. It was nice to have some conversation with another couple after being isolated during COVID 19 while staying 6 feet apart. I would highly recommend staying at Just a Stones Throw away.


pjanda3149

April 2020

Gravel parking.

Parking was a little uneven, but Tom was regrading as I was leaving. Very accommodating, Would go back again.


Rich-n-Sandy

April 2020

Short stop

We had a short stay on our way home from the south. It was nice to talk a bit with our host but kept our distance do to the corona virus . Really happy that he allowed us to stay and it was a little tight but he went above and beyond making sure we fit our 42ft fifth wheel along the garage. Thanks again for a great stay


CarlsBadWagon

December 2019

The best hosts

Some of the best hosts we have had! The spot itself is plenty big enough and easy enpugh to get into. Backing into required but theres plenty of room to maneuver and line yoirself up.
Our hosts met us upon arrival and helped me get situated offering electric and water!
The place is super close to cedar rapids and was a perfect stop for us on our way to chicago.
Our hosts even invited us to dinner with them and then spent quite a few hours talking and hanging out. They even let us extend our stay a couple nights which was super helpful as we are nearing the end of a 4 month trip and needed to take care of some stuff.
We would definitely stay again and will most likely try to in august.


Hpycamper254

November 2019

Such a Warm Welcome

Tom and Terry were fantastic hosts! There were 2 campers staying there and we all went out to dinner and shared stories. These two hosts made me feel right at home! Will stay here again if available in the spring


robbiekay

November 2019

Warm and safe

We arrived on a wet, cold, nasty night and were greeted as we drove in with help in situating our little trailer. They went way out of their way to make us comfortable. Another Boondocker was staying there as well and we had such a fun time going out to grab some food together and sharing stories. Wonderful stay... Exemplary hosts.


lsander17

October 2019

Awesome hosts!

Such nice nice hosts! All of them!
The boondocking site was very straightforward, relatively quiet spot to park in the driveway. I was provided electric and water, which was extremely helpful because it was cold! Much appreciated.
I hope our paths cross again one day, they were so nice to hangout with.


Roule.ma.poule

October 2019

Marvellous people

We had fun staying at the Stone place. They were of a warm and generous welcome. A too short stay, but so nice. What a pleasure the girls had to play together.


TianCi

September 2019

An Awesomely Friendly Host!

So enjoyed our stay with our hosts at Just a Stone's Throw Away. Had a wonderful visit, peaceful night's rest and we were able to easily get on the road to our next stop. Will definitely look them up the next time we're in the area!


Azranger

September 2019

End of a long day!

I was so spoiled. Beautiful setting. The little kids. The cooler weather, the restful night sleep oh and even the 30 amp service.
So much kindness shown me. My life was made better by stopping here! A great example of a Boondockers Welcome Host! Thanks!


Mountains and Prairies

August 2019

I love Iowans!

I’ve been traveling around the Midwest this summer and I have to say that the folks I’ve run into in Iowa have been the most friendly and gracious. Twstone1a was the epitome of Iowa friendly. I watched him “help me” change my oil on my rig. I was welcomed like family and even shared a meal with them.
I hope their travels get them out to Colorado so I can reciprocate their hospitality.


AandQ

August 2019

Great folks!

I really enjoyed my stay here and wish I could have stayed longer. The hosts were so friendly, welcoming, and helpful.

Because the driveway dips near the road, my trailer hitch scraped their driveway a bit. Be aware if your rig is low, so as not to damage their pavement.


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