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Foothills Getaway

Space for 1 Rig
25 ft max
4 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
1 month max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
3 hours

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Suitability

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

Amenities

  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • $5/night requested for hookups

Description

We live on a non-working ten-acre farm. It's not a show place but you'll certainly find a welcome. Fence rails are likely to be down, the grass needing mowing, and the pastured bush hogged. But I'm retired and have other things more important to do. I'm always wiling to toss back a beer or two. Or, a cup of coffee is good.

The barn next to where you will park does have a flush toilet, sink, and hot shower that you are welcome to use.

You are also welcome to set up a table and chairs under the breezeway at the barn for shade and to be out of the rain.

House Rules

Please give me a heads up as to your estimated time of arrival. I am usually around but also run errands here and there. It's best if I'm here when you arrive to give you a proper welcome.

You should make plans to arrive before dark. We're on a country road. There are no street lamps. We don't have one of those high intensity lights at the barn. It's dark. It's dark...did I mention that? Arriving after dark is treacherous and if you go off the road, you are likely to cross over an old pirate cemetery. It is sacred ground and we occasionally hear noises at night. Now what pirates were doing a few hours away from the ocean I haven't a clue. Just the same no digging for pirate treasure...or if you do find some...we'll split the booty.

If you absolutely must arrive after dark, like in the winter when it gets dark before I go to bed, I'll do my best to help you. But just stay off the pirate cemetery. It's for your own good.

Well behaved pets must be on leash at all times. We have two dogs who will bark at yours, but they're friendly and are either with me on a leash or in our fenced-in back yard.

There are also wild animals including feral cats that frequent the barn and property. Please do not bother them. They are our friends...but also don't attempt to pet them or eat them. It's best not to let them in your RV. They might not want to leave. However, you are welcome to keep and take home any feral cats, raccoons, or possums you do catch. It's our little way of saying thank you for staying.

Well behaved children should probably be on a leash as well. I was a teacher for 37 years so I know kids. You are responsible to make sure they are in your sight at all time. They are not allowed to wander on the property unaccompanied regardless of age. Remember, that pirate cemetery is an unforgiving place. No sitting on fences. They will fall.

No smoking on property.

Generators are not necessary as you can plug into my 30 AMP RV plug.

Please leave the place cleaner than you found it. That won't be hard.

You're welcome to use the toilet, sink, and shower in the barn, but please clean up even if it's not clean when you get there. You will need to provide your own towels and soap. Remember, those facilities are in the barn. It's a barn, not a luxury hotel.

If you wish to leave a day's worth of trash, see me first.

Quiet time starts at 10 PM. Our dogs will bark at your rig when they see it...even if they've seen it all afternoon. Eventually they'll come in the house to sleep. Often they'll come outside in the backyard in the morning and start barking again.

Check-out time is noon, though just let me know if you want to stay longer. It's not going to be a problem.

I hope these rules haven't scared you off. I'm kidding about that pirate cemetery thing, but it sounded good at the time.

Access Road Conditions

We have gravel driveway which has a couple of water break cutouts. (You could call them ruts.) Class B RVs will have no problem getting up the driveway. It's not steep. There's plenty of room to back in a Class B or a travel trailer, but you might need a spotter to keep from hitting the fence or the barn.

There's also plenty of turn around room for shorter travel trailers with a tow vehicle or for a Class B.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

There are several areas where a tow vehicle could be parked.

As far as the RV itself, I have one ideal spot for a Class B up to about 23 ft. That spot is by our barn and is adjacent to a 30 AMP RV plug.

A slightly longer vehicle can park near this location. So far the longest RV to park at my place has been a 27 ft. Class C. There's a lot of turnaround room, but it still can get to be some tight turns.

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I am home more often than note. Check the calendar for closed dates. Texting is NOT the best way to reach me as cell service is spotty at my property. It's best to call my landline and either speak with me directly or leave a message. Landline is 828-863-4235.

I'm also good about checking and replying to email.

But do check, because there's always a chance I forgot to change the calendar.

Location

Columbus, NC, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

FENCE - Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is about ten minutes away. It has hiking trails and public programs.

TIEC - Tryon International Equestrian Center is about 15 minutes away. Lots to see and do there with places to eat and shop.

Community Dog Park in Landrum, SC about 5 minutes away.

Hardware store with basic camping & RV supplies is in Landrum (four minutes away) as well as a large super market (Ingle's), restaurants, and shops.

Other small towns surrounding us include Tryon, Columbus, and Saluda, NC.

There are several wineries just minutes away and a brewery in Columbus that's located in an old NC Prison. It's called Iron Key Brewing Company.

Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC are about 45 minutes away in opposite directions.

Hendersonville, NC and Spartanburg, SC are about 25 minutes away in opposite directions.

There is a Camping World location this side of Spartanburg, SC about 20 minutes away.

Guests will receive a printed list of area attractions and services.

To get a head start on visiting, check out this website about local attractions:
https://firstpeaknc.com/


Your Host

ColumbusMark


Member Since
August 14, 2021
Host's Age
65+


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References for Foothills Getaway

DonFox

September 2021

Boondockers Welcome - - Best Ever

This was my first stay using Boondockers Welcome & I can't imagine a better host than "ColumbusMark". We hit it off really well and had a great deal in common thus the wife and I spent some quality time with our host. The amenities were outstanding. He supplied us with a list of community events that were occuring as well as recommendations for restaurants, movie theaters,RV Rep[airs, and much more. The location was easy to access.and was level without using blocks.

This location is highly recommended but more importantly the host is highly recommended. He set a high bar for other Boondockers Welcome hosts.


tomflynn

September 2021

Great time in the Foothills

M is a new boondocker host who will be one of the best. He’s a natural guide who loves to talk about this town and the other small towns in the Foothills region. His location is perfect for exploring the area and he knows all the places to visit and the history of the area. This was one of the best sites I’ve visited in my 3-month trip and I hope to come back another time. It’s a wonderful area and will be amazing when fall comes.


tomflynn

September 2021

The Foothillls are in good hands

M is a new boondocker host who will be one of the best. He’s a natural guide who loves to talk about this town and the other small towns in the Foothills region. His location is perfect for exploring the area and he knows all the places to visit and the history of the area. This was one of the best sites I’ve visited in my 3-month trip and I hope to come back another time. It’s a wonderful area and will be amazing when fall comes.