Forsythia Forest

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
5 nights maximum

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2 months max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


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


This is a 6- acre wooded lot with a large pond so you will not be close to the neighbors. Pets are welcome if you keep them from running loose. Please clean up after them, or make sure they do their business in the woods - which are plentiful! Please contact me for more information. Fresh water is also available to refill your tanks and 15-amp electric can be made available.

House Rules

If you smoke, please DO NOT THROW BUTTS on the ground - place them in your garbage. Please leave the driveway clear so people can drive in and out at any time. If are parking up near the house, please keep music low since there is a bedroom upstairs over the garage. Clean up any doggie do-do and throw into the woods. Please do not throw any plastic bags or trash in my BROWN recycling can (we can only recycle #1 & #2 plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans, paper and cardboard). Feel free to throw your TRASH IN THE BLUE CONTAINER at the end of the driveway.

Access Road Conditions

Easy access from Ohio Turnpike, Interstates 80, 90, 71 and 480. All paved roads and paved, level driveway. Entrance to drive has a drainage ditch under the driveway, so it is important to stay on the pavement. Driveway is 12' wide. Check with me on the parking situation to determine what is available for you to use. Be careful to NOT go off the concrete driveway since it is often very wet and soft and you'll sink in mud and destroy the grass.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

The tow vehicle can park near where you park your rig. Contact me before you arrive about parking details - depending on weather conditions. There is not a good area to turn around if you have a tow vehicle.


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You are welcome to camp even if I am not home, so just send me a message and we can arrange your stay. Winters in Ohio are probably not the best for camping, but if you need a spot and the roads aren't bad, you are welcome to try.

REST OF THE FINE PRINT: Pets on leash only, as we have 4 indoor/outdoor cats. Electricity is only 15 AMP. You may run your generator between 9 AM and 10 PM.
Our wi-fi is password-protected and I can give you the password when you arrive. If you have a really strong booster you might be able to receive the signal, so we can try. Verizon signal is good. T Mobile is very weak.


COLUMBIA STATION, OH, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Downtown Cleveland is only 25 minutes away - home of the 2nd largest live theater district in the country, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center- including the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, sports events - Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns Stadium, and University Circle - including the Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Modern Art Museum, Severance Hall (Cleveland Orchestra's home), Crawford Aviation and Auto Museum. About 1 hour away is Cedar Point Amusement Park, the Lake Erie Islands Ferries - to go to Put-in-Bay, etc. and great boating/Lake Erie fishing and swimming.

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April 4, 2014
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References for Forsythia Forest


September 2021

Very Hospitable Host

Forsythia’s property is beautiful. Very quiet. She invited me for a chat at her fire ring and even offered food. I had a very pleasant visit.


August 2021

Quiet night!

Host was a great communicator, and made it very easy to follow directions. It was a very quiet night. Thank you :)


August 2021


Valerie, was a great host, I felt welcomed.
I stayed 5 nights on level concrete pad in driveway. Wooded lot with lots of shade & quiet.
Hook ups 30 amp & had access to water to fill tank. Wonderful experience.


August 2021

Rocky start

So I parked exactly wrong, left a big rut and in the wrong place! 🙄After sorting things out and my repair of the lawn , no problem!, I was invited to picnic with my hostess and friends and watch the Cleveland Orchestra!! Everything ended gloriously as I weeded in the garden, the hostess fed me a wonderful omelette and Maggie chased rabbits! Thanks 🙏


July 2021

Beautiful spot wonderful host

We have a 28 ft with a carrier on the back which makes it approximately 30 ft fifth wheel. You need a bit of skill to get in the drive but once you get past the start it's a straight shot in. We had a bit of difficulty parking our fifth wheel we have a pool right slider hitch which didn't like the angle that we ended up at.Ms V was most helpful and patient and getting us in and especially out of our parking spot. She went out of her way to make sure that we got out safely and hopefully with minimum damage to her long. This is a beautiful location close to services and retail stores. Most of all, it was close to our relatives who we were visiting in Strongsville Ohio. I cannot say enough about how much I appreciated Ms V's help.


July 2021

Enjoyed our visit

Thanks V for everything! The ride to the farm to pick up produce, picking blueberries in the rain, the lovely visit…. Boondocking has never been so much fun!


July 2021

Amazing Host and Place

Although we stayed just for one night, we had a great time since the moment we arrived. Valerie invited us to a campfire and something to drink!! We ‘ve been chatting for hours, she had a lot interesting histories, she was very funny, easygoing and pleasant to talk with.
Hope to see her again sometime!!


July 2021

Great host and a great property

The host is friendly and fun. The place is lovely with woods and a pond. We were serenaded by a bull frog and slept well.


July 2021


We had a very nice stay! Our host recommended a local U-Pick blueberry farm for us to visit! We had a great stay!


July 2021

Beautiful Spot

Lovely location, very friendly and generous host. We loved watching the fireflies in the evening and bunnies in the field.


June 2021

Fantastic Forsythia Forest!

If this is what aerospace engineers are like then I want to go work for NASA. I was at the beautiful Forsythia Forest for one overnight, and it was a memorable, lovely time around the fire pit near the pond under the stars. My host let me crash an after-dinner fireside chat with three friends who were interesting and fun. My host was a joy to meet - warm and welcoming and generous - and I suspect may be a mad scientist at heart (if engineers are scientists). I hope we meet again.


June 2021

Beautiful Estate to camp at!

Not only is V’s gracious hospitality over the top her spot is perfectly placed in a large estate with wildlife. Leaving early morn we saw a Doe with 2 fawns nursing in her lawn. 5 stars!


June 2021

Friendly host and peaceful stay!

Such a wonderful host and gorgeous peaceful place to stay! Would stay here again!! Easy drive to Cleveland.


June 2021

great location and setting in the woods

Great stop and near Cleveland. she let us use electricit. Would definately stay againy and we ended up having a nice visist with her watching the sun go down over a beautiful pond. Would definately stay again.


May 2021

Great spot

Wonderful host and lovely views!


May 2021

What a wonderful flat spot to stay!

Good communication from our host prior to our stay. Upon arrival she greeted us on her electric bike to show us where to park. We backed down the 200'+ ft drive easily. The property is spacious, lots of room to park/turn tow car, there is a good sized pond with fish, very nicely kept landscaped, and the area is very quiet for a burb. (Just a note if you are a very light sleeper, there are distant train whistles during the night). We very much enjoyed 2 nights of lively conversation with much in common, and loved her new fire pit which cooked our dinner one of those nights. The area is full of beautiful bike/walking paths and we hope to be able to come back again to stay longer. Thank you Forsythia Forest for your generosity and hospitality! We would love for you to visit us in NH someday.


May 2021

Great host and location

Beautiful location. Was able to spend time with our host sharing travel stories.
Thank you for the nice evening.


May 2021

Great place to stay

Wooded area with a pond and sounds of nature. Host is friendly and really helpful to the new RVers. They allowed me to use WiFi and electric!


May 2021

5 Star Host!

What a nice place! Serenaded by a few bullfrogs and squirrels with a chorus of birds- a lovely wooded lot with a pond.

The Host also helped me figure out how to use the electrical system in my rig, let me use their electricity and WiFi!

Fun to talk with, too. I will definitely be back!


April 2021

Wonderfully welcoming

We had some very nice chats ranging from NASA, her career employer, and home renovations, a topic near and dear to both of us. She offered many things along the way including power and the use of a shower inside. She even went so far as to give me a tasty dish for my dinner for one of my meals. I had a great visit.


April 2021

Quiet country

Had a very enjoyable stay. Were able to visit friends in the area. So glad my partner was able to back up the fifth wheel in the driveway, it is a little challenging. Our hostess was so accommodating and friendly. Would like to return if we are ever in the area again.


April 2021

Forsythia Forest

Our first stay with Boondockers Welcome!
Excellent accommodation!
Our was in touch often priot to arrival. The site was both level and beautiful, close to ammenities!
Enjoyed our hospitality with an evening campfire and spring peepers' songs of spring!


November 2020

Forsythia Forest is an awesome host. Highly recommended.

We were so happy to meet our host. She is very helpful. She treated us to dinner on her back deck the first night. Great conversation and even better company. Lots of stories shared & memories made. I hope to stay with her again at some point in our travels. Thank you so much for your hospitality 😊 Very happy campers


October 2020

Peaceful camping spot

Great place to work for the week. Didn't get to meet the host but she was very kind and let us plug in for power and fill our water tank. Many thanks ForsythiaForest!! Great ATT and decent Verizon.


September 2020

Lovely little place

Nice and quiet. Our short stay here was a pleasant one. Took a day trip to cayahoga valley, and cooked a meal together


September 2020

Quiet and peaceful

We had such a lovely stay. The grounds were beautiful and quiet and our host was very friendly and accommodating.


July 2020

Thank you!

While the host wasn’t here, they still let us enjoy their hospitality. A very restful location, no cares in the world. I would recommend their site to anyone needing a great place to boondock.


July 2020

Very peaceful and quiet

It was very nice to meet you and thanks for the recommendation in Michigan. We are going there tonight.


July 2020

Gracious and Accommodating Host

ForsythiaForest was a wonderful spot for our stay! Tucked away from the main road, this was a perfect spot for us to work remotely during the day. And just a 30 min drive to downtown Cleveland allowed us to explore at night. At the last minute, our camper broke down and we couldn't make it on our first night, and ForsythiaForest was more than understanding. We had a great 2 days here--thank you so much ForsythiaForest for being a wonderful host! We hope to return again.

Tip for future boondockers: If possible, arrive during daylight to make the back-up job into the driveway a bit easier!


June 2020

Great stay

Great stay with a gracious host. Everything i needed. Thanks


May 2020

Nice semi-secluded location but near city amenities!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated. Everything is turned off and as it was before we arrived. You have a little gift of chocolate at the front door waiting for you! Thanks again for everything!


April 2020

Beautiful place!

It was very nice to visit again this beautiful place and get to meet again with my host. Such a nice and welcoming person! Thanks for everything!


December 2019

Accommodating and friendly

Due to rain, we were having some trouble backing our trailer up the long driveway so our host graciously offered us to park in the neighbours driveway as it was wider. We had a comfortable sleep with a lovely view of a lake. Thank you!


December 2019

Big and beautiful area to park.

Loved our stay at Forsythia Forest! Even though the host was gone on her RV adventure when we arrived she was still kind enough to let us stay. We parked in a big beautiful field where my dog got to play. He loved it. Quiet and beautiful, what more can you ask for. Thank you once again!


September 2019

Wonderful place and time

Forsynthia Gorest was a great place to stay. Plenty of space close to shopping and not far from Cuyahoga NP and Huntington Beach Bay Village. Great host who we"ll come back to when we're in the area. Thank you for great visit. Will definitely recommend.


September 2019

Fantastic Host

My host was fantastic. She has a great sense of humor and did her best to accommodate my needs. Both being scuba divers, we had a lot to talk about, and with her neighbor being a pilot, as am I, we had dinner and swapped fun stories. You may need to back into her driveway (about 250 feet) to get to the parking spot depending on the size and type of your rig. I have a jeep and 20 foot travel trailer, so I backed it into the driveway and then disconnected the vehicle to park next to the trailer. You may want to discuss that with her prior to booking a stay.


August 2019

nice place to stay

a very nice host.


August 2019

nice place to stay

What a nice host and it's a beautiful place to stay


August 2019


Forsythia Forest was a great host. Very accommodating . Close to Cleveland and several parks that were great to bike and hike in. We enjoyed having dinner with her. She recommended GibbsButcherBlock store where we got some fantastic chicken sausage. We recommend staying here if you are exploring this area of Ohio.


July 2019

Wonderful stay

I had a very relaxed and quiet stay at ForsynthiaForest. The host introduced me to one of her friends and we had a lovely dinner together.


July 2019

Great spot

Easy to find, great spot. Very hospitable host. Thank you!


July 2019

pretty place

we had a bit of a hiccough at first because of a miscommunication about where we were to park our rig but all ended up working out okay and our hostess was very pleasant


June 2019

Great stay!

Regretted not meeting our hostess but enjoyed our brief stay. Hearing the train felt like home. Loved listening to frogs too!


June 2019

Easy in and out

Quick stay, good communication.


May 2019

Forsythia is a nature filled site

Excellent place for a relaxing stay especially for a smaller rig. Convenient and easy for host and guest

April 2019

A new friend

What a wonderful stay we had with Valerie. We felt like we already known each other for a long time. We had the pleasure to share a real good vegetarian meal together and discuss about so many things. We would stay here again, Valerie is such a precious person.


March 2019

Very nice setting

Valerie was a very welcoming host. We stayed two nights and enjoyed visiting the grandkids as well as fly fishing in the Rocky River. This property has a lovely pond and we even spotted a nesting pair of Cooper Hawks! Thanks again, Valerie!


March 2019

Beautiful setting

We enjoyed the quiet, country setting. Our host was very accommodating. We were able to get in with our 40 foot 5th wheel but the turn into the drive was a bit narrow so be prepared for that!


November 2018

Quiet and Peaceful

We had a lovely stay and the host was absolutely wonderful! Thanks for your hospitality. 🤗


November 2018

Excellent Host!

We ended up being a day delayed, and had to cancel, but host was very accommodating, every step of the way! Excellent communication, and looking forward to meeting her in our future travels when in the area next! Highly recommended! *****


November 2018

Everything was great!

I’ve enjoyed this place very much. Place is great but host is even greater! Valery as many interest and skills, it’s a pleasure to get to know her. Very nice and generous person.


September 2018

A wonderful stay!

We had a wonderful stay at ForsythiaForest! She shared her beautiful yard by her pond with us, and we had lots of friendly, helpful talks about RVing and many other subjects. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings, and our many walks along the road, a great place to get some exercise. Thank you!!


September 2018

Wonderful Host & Beautiful Location

Valerie is great company- she knows the area well and is friendly & out going. Her place is quiet and comfortable and within easy driving distance of Cleaveland. She is one of the best hosts we have had the pleasure of staying with!


September 2018

Absolutely awesome

Our stay in Forsythia was amazing. The hostess is absolutely incredible. She bent over backwards to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. Can’t say enough good things about our stay.


August 2018

A fun host with plenty of stories

ForsythiaForest was a delightful host and it was fun to listen to her stories. Our arrival and departure were different than we'd initially indicated and she was very gracious and seemed little concerned. Our big rig was a bit of a challenge to get into the drive but with care and patience we were able without incident.


June 2018

An excellent stay!

Valerie was an excellent host and Forsythia Forest was a great place to park our rig for 5 nights. She provided extension cords to help reach 15A service to our rig and we used our water jug to fill our fresh tank. The grassy parking space was big enough to turn our 33’ rig and level. It was solid even though there was a lot of rain in the weeks around our stay. Valerie went out of her way to make us feel at home and I can highly recommend her site for anyone passing through the area.


June 2018

Great place

The host is wonderful and knowledgable about the area. The RV area is a distance from the house but there are extension cords available for use. We appreciated the generosity and would stay again.


June 2018

Lovely Location & Great Host

We stayed in a corner of Forsythia Forest for 3 nights. The spot was level, partially shaded, and our host ran a cord out to us so we could have electricity. Valerie was friendly and fun to visit with. We highly recommend her location to anyone staying in the Cleveland area.

Kim & Joe


September 2017

Wonderful host!

Forsythia Forrest was a great host with a phenomenal spot for boondocking. She was very pleasant and helped with information around town. I was only able to stay 1 night bc of my travel plans but wish I could of stayed longer. I definitely recommend!


September 2017

Very nice stay

I stayed 1 night while passing through. Host was very nice and friendly. Property was beautiful and peaceful. Appreciate the hospitality.


September 2017

Great spot!

ForsythiaForest offered us a place to stay while visiting the Cleveland area. Great spot in the woods but not too far from the city. Felt very safe there. The host is very friendly and accommodating too. We enjoyed chatting about our shared RV passion and experiences. <emoji>


September 2017

Wonderful Stay!

ForstythiaForest is an amazing host with a great property away from it all, but still close enough to drive to it if you want. We have a big rig so she allowed us to park on the grass in her yard, next to her pond. She even let us run an extension cord out to our rig so we could plug in. The driveway has a tight turn in but we are newbies and managed it just fine. We would gladly stay here again! Thank you for your hospitality!


April 2017

Interesting and generous

Our family stayed with ForsythiaForest while visiting Cleveland and had a lovely time. She was so kind and thoughtful, has a beautiful property that felt like a touch of camping right near the city, and was a fun person to talk to about life and travels. We happily recommend her as a host to others and are glad we had the chance to pass through here on our trip. Thank you, Forsythia Forest!


September 2016

A nice stay.

Our host was welcoming and most obliging even though she was busy. We enjoyed our stay and our chats. Close enough to Cleveland.


June 2016

Bull Frogs

We stayed 2 nights and it was very peaceful. Bull Frogs croaking.. and woke to Cicadas emerging and flying about.
Our host was having a new slab poured for her RV, so was busy with that. A very nice quirt spot to rest up. Very nice host.

Thanks, Ty & Maggie


May 2016

Nice stay in Cleveland area.

Had a 1 night stay with ForsythiaForest. It was a great location as a gateway into Cleveland. We enjoyed getting to know Her. She had plenty of room for us in her driveway.


November 2015

Rocket Science!

We stayed four days with this super smart, hilarious, thoughtful and generous host. We are self-sufficient with power and water, so we had a beautiful spot on the front lawn near the pond, and had awesome sunlight streaming down on our solar panels. It takes about 40 min to drive to downtown Cleveland, and there was a great local market with fresh fruit and veg about a mile up the road. Thanks so much ForsythiaForest - we had a great time sharing stories and wine!!


June 2015

Great Host

I would say to anyone considering staying with this member or having this member as a guest, they will be pleasently supprised. She was a great host and I look forward to
staying with her in the future if I need a place to stay in this area again. Nice setting in the country and very quite. I offer my thanks to her for being a great host. I am a new member and hope that she is an example of what I can expect from boondockers.


April 2015

Fantastic woman!

We stayed at Valerie's for five days. After only being there for a few hours we were like old friends. She makes you feel at home and she is very down to earth. Valerie put us at ease and gave us everything we needed and more.
Valerie was also great company and a great guide to the attractions of the area.
The place is beautiful. The area is sourranded by nature, with many birds and deer. We spent a night sitting at a bonfire making smores. thank you Valerie from your Italian friends!

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