Canadian border location across from Michigan/Detroit to the north (not a typo).
NOT AVAILABLE November 24 TO April 5th.
Courtesy and quiet for the neighbours.
Small narrow street with a sharp turn into a narrow driveway, reasonably level. No room for awnings but welcome to a lawn chair in the back yard or patio. Class B type or smallish truck campers or small trailers. We have a RoadTrek 170 and it fits with with a little room to spare. Have accommodated a small class C and a full size Sprinter van with no problems. Cannot fit medium or larger class C, 24 or 25' is absolute max. Smaller if a trailer or wide class C. If in doubt drop us a line and we can advise. In an emergency can direct to safe public boondocking location.
Send us a note to see if we're home. We travel a lot but more often than not we're home, except during the winter from mid Nov. to early April.
Lots of things in our border location. Festivals in the summer and great restaurants all year round. 10 minute walk from a real nice waterfront park system overlooking the Detroit River. Nearby many interesting museums such as the Hiram Walker historic head office, RM Auto (for the classic car buff), Fort Malden in Amherstburg, an 1812 history location. Lots of VQA wineries to tour. Yes, Canada really has some real fine award winning wines. If you're interested in black history there is the Black Historical History Museum and Uncle Tom's Cabin from the "Underground Railway" days. Bicycling along the river via a good network of bike trails in the downtown area with great views. Lots of fresh produce at stands and farmer's markets in season.
We arrived just before dusk on Friday evening after a long day travelling and visiting the the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. We were greeted by a friendly gent named Bob, who kindly helped me back in to the parking space on his driveway, we were the largest RV he has had (we are 25ft) but we fitted just fine, would say that no bigger though. Bob and his wife were very accommodating and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and provided us with an electric connection. They recommended a few places to eat locally and also to have a walk on the riverside.
The next morning they headed out but made sure they said goodbye to us first and helped with directions to Niagra falls, our next stop, and to go from Niagra on the lake as it is a lot more scenic.
Would 100% recommend Near the River stay to anyone, a very friendly, helpful and accommodating couple.
It was such a pleasure to be host by you. We felt to be part of your family. We recommend your place to anyone. Hope to see you soon.
It had been 2 years since we had first stopped at this location and it was great to stop again and catch up with each other and our travels. These hosts are very welcoming and generous with their time and facilities. Hope to see you again.
Both were wonderful hosts. They were accommodating for me coming and going.
Visitors need to note that there is a charge to cross the border here, and not all cell services work in Canada.
We felt really welcomed to Canada as soon as we got to Bob and Lynn's place! They were amazing hosts and we enjoyed spending one night with them.
They shared good recommendations and tips for the rest of our trip. We really appreciate it!
Thank you for everything!
This was our last stop before crossing over to the U.S. to head south for the winter. Our hosts had all the amenities we needed to confidently embark on our adventure. They went above and beyond with their hospitality and we thoroughly enjoyed all the great travel and motorcycle stories, tour of their adorable rig, and tips for enjoying the area while we were there.
Thank you so much for letting us stay with you and we hope to visit again next year!
We had a perfect stay! Great conversation, sharing in each others adventures, over wine on their back patio. A lovely couple who could not be more accommodating. Thank you very much and I hope we meet again.
My husband and I spent a night with Bob on our way to Niagara falls and Toronto. We had a great afternoon with good talking, very helpful travelling tips and great company. He and his wife have a lovely home and ample space to park in a nice neighbourhood near Lake St Claire. He graciously supplied water and electricity and offered his BBQ to us to use. We really enjoyed our time there and would recommend staying there. Bob is well travelled throughout North America and has lots of interesting stories to tell. Thank you for accommodating us!
Bob and Lynn were great helpful hosts! We had an enjoyable evening in their lovely back yard sharing our travel experiences.
They provided excellent advice on everything from the local Detroit/ Windsor area to their Alaska trips. I hope our paths cross again some day. Thanks again Bob and Lynn.
My sister and I boondocked at Bob and Lynn. We felt very very welcome They were so helpful . Our conversations were very interesting and helpful for our first experience with my van Anne Marie and I are waiting for you!