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On Lincoln's Route 66

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
2 months max
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  • Slideouts Not Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


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


We live on a small lot in town. It's a real trick to get our class A in the driveway, so most RVs won't fit. We can offer boondocking for small Class C's, Class B's, and truck campers. The biggest problem would be height because of a power line that hangs low over our driveway. Width may also be an issue. Contact me ahead of time and we can see if you fit. I have loved hosting larger rigs in the past and hope to have a larger property where we can host larger RV's in the future.

Access Road Conditions

We are on one of the busier roads in town, a few blocks off of Route 66. It is paved. Our driveway is narrow and has a telephone pole right next to it which may make it difficult to navigate into. There is a low hanging power line over the driveway with will restrict the height of vehicles, probably a max of 12 feet tall.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Tow vehicle may be parked in driveway or on street.


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We will be traveling fulltime in our RV starting Dec. 1, 2018, so we won't be available after that.


Virden, IL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

We are 20 miles from Springfield, IL, heart of Lincoln territory. There are many things for history or Civil War enthusiasts to do around here, including New Salem (about 45 miles away), Lincoln's Home, Lincoln Library and Museum, and Lincoln's Tomb. Other places of interest in Springfield are the Dana Thomas House (a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house), the State Capital and old state capital, and the Illinois State Museum. We are located right off of historic Route 66. We are about 1 1/2 hours from St. Louis and 4 hours from downtown Chicago.

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Member Since
October 3, 2012
Host's Age

5 References

5 Positive References

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References for On Lincoln's Route 66


November 2018

Snowy driveway stay

We stayed two nights and stayed nice and warm in the vanabus while close to 6 inches dropped on our newly rubberized roof.

The family was bustling around getting ready for their own adventure. The kids were super welcoming and excited for the snow.

We let our pup play a bit but mostly stayed in due to the snow.

Perfect stop for a snowy stay!

La Strada

August 2016

Safe and quiet night

Thank you for staying on your driveway. It was an pity, there were so many bugs, so we didn't talk much,but we had an good and safe night.
Mia & Clemens


July 2016

Great family in a beautiful town

I so enjoyed staying at Mary's place! Their boys are delightful and they were all very welcoming! I took a long walk in Virden and really enjoyed the park and town square. Great Boondocking spot!

A former member

April 2016

Friendly and hospitable

I stayed at marybright's for two nights, my first stay through BDW. It was a great experience. They were very welcoming and friendly, and helpful with directions for my day of sightseeing. I enjoyed my stay with them. Thanks!


November 2013

Awsome Sun Rise

We Boondocked with Mary and Matt and the boys for one night. What a lovely family! The twins were very interested in the operation of the Slide Out and the levelers! What a lovely spot and we got to see the million dollar sun rise peaking over the corn fields. Mary and Matt provided us with electric hookup and water was available. There is enough room in their yard to turn the RV around.

We were their very first Boondockers. Robert and Pattie

PS: Pattie is now knitting rounds! Thanks Mary