We live on 3.4 acres next to a quiet, small lake. We have kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and a paddleboat available. The swimming is very nice as we live on a "no-wake" lake which means nothing can go fast enough to create a wake.
You are also welcome to fish, if you bring your own rod and tackle. No license is required.
We keep a loving and tolerant home. All are welcome here.
Arrive before dark.
Friendly dogs who do not bark excessively are welcome. Non-friendly dogs considered for an overnight stay - if you are up front about it (we have a dog, too, so friendly means people and dog friendly).
Non-smokers preferred. If you smoke, please keep your butts and be aware that we are very sensitive to cigarette smoke and will want you to keep your distance:-)
Kids must be closely monitored by the lake.
Quiet hours 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Quarantine friendly, with expectation of 6 feet social distancing.
We live down a long, curved, gravel driveway which is off a paved road. We bring our 30' travel trailer down and can easily turn around in an open area on our 3.4 acre property. SOME BACK UP SKILL NECESSARY. We are guessing that there is about 11' of clearance under the trees that line the driveway. We think it would be difficult with more than 30' of a trailer or rig. If your back up skills are decent, a lake view is possible (and tow vehicle parking within 50 feet or so). Tent camping next to the lake is possible, too. When dates are confirmed, a marked up google map aerial photo is sent.
If your back up skills are not that great, please just tell us so we can discuss your options as they will vary depending on the length of your rig.
Tow vehicle parking is available close to where you park your rig.
Winter time hosting is not available because if there is much snow or ice the driveway could be tricky.
We are less than a mile from a paved trailhead for bicycle riding and walking. Pickney Recreation Area is close. There are two newer, major grocery stores within 10- 15 min. (Kroger and Busches)
Awesome Hosts. They were wonderful and very welcoming. They have a beautiful location next to a lake. Communication was great before and during our stay. Would definitely stay here again.
Our hosts were very gracious host and the spot was everything we could ask for. The cold weather prevented us from enjoying the lake but we were able to visit one of our family members and go to a wonderful restaurant, The Wooden Spoon in Brighton.
Overall a very good stay for us.
Terri was very welcoming and flexible. She helped make my first BW stay a wonderful experience. Lakeside is a great place to relax after a busy day, or if you want water activities there is a paddle boat available to see the peaceful lake. I am looking forward to more BW stays in the future.
Wonderful hosts. Beautiful lake view and paddle boat experience. Plus a lovely little dog. So grateful to them for sharing.
We had such an amazing stay. Quiet, picturesque, and the hosts were so friendly and responsive. The lake is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful.
Beautiful clear water lake. Enjoyed the view, swimming and paddle boat rides around the lake. Lakeside Terri ensured that our stay was memorable. Great conversationalist. Secluded well maintained yard with plenty of trees and plants. 3 bars ATT, The provided wifi worked well, no issues. Definitely would stay here again.
Same great hostess treated us to a swim in the lake after a long day on the road! This made it our second visit at this very pleasant site! Once coming and once going! Both times were most enjoyable!
Wonderful, gracious hosts!! Offered their electric hookup & water, and use of the lake amenities - standup paddle board, floaties, paddle boat, and kayak. We had great communication before & during my stay. Their property is absolutely beautiful and the lake is so nice to swim in. This is an excellent place for a little getaway and I had a great time here!
This place should be called “Peaceful Paradise”! The hosts were wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. The lake is clean and relaxing. You can swim, paddle or just float. We did all three! Undoubtedly 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
This was our first experience and could not have been better. The hosts met us and shared their boondocking tips. Thank you Lakeside Terri!
Everytime I stay with BW I think, "This is the best place ever!" but today hit a new high! My niece still wants to be adopted! We had such a delightful time. We swam, paddle boated, SUP'ed, complete with paddle and a life vest! The lake, the chat, the lightning bugs! You made our visit so special! We couldn't have asked for a better mini summer vacation. Thanks Lakeside Terri for making our trip super fun!
Hello, had a lovely time at Terri’s. This is on a no-wake lake with quiet areas to paddle their kayak. I had a warm invitation to use the terrace area with heavenly lake breeze, to rock and breathe in fresh country air. There are hiking trails and state parks in a short drive, as well as a good size grocery store. Thanks for everything!!
At Lakeside Terri's I could feel the tension from the past isolated months melting away as I took up their offer to use their paddleboat (first time) on that beautiful lake, and later the kayak (first time). Loved it. They are wonderful people with a wonderful dog Zoey. I fished, explored, hiked, relaxed, and felt safe and welcome. Thank you Lakeside Terri.