Forsythia Forest

Space for 1 Rig
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
1 month max
Response Rate
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2 hours

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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring


You can park on the left one side of my paved driveway in an open field. It is a fairly level parking space and can be supplied with electric service. Fresh water is also available to refill your tanks. 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.

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. You will have your own private area if you are parking in the field. If you are parking up near the house (after you check with me on the field conditions and parking availability), please keep music low since there is a bedroom very near my garage.

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 wide (12 feet) so this should not be a problem. If it is the rainy season or late winter (March through May), you may have to check with me on the condition of the field you will be parking in. It may be too wet and you'll sink in mud. If this spot is not available, you might be able to park in my driveway, depending on the size of your rig and how many cars I need to park in my driveway - contact me first.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

The tow vehicle can park in the field next to the RV. You can leave the vehicle attached, but it will not be easy to back out with the tow vehicle hooked up - but skilled backers could do it.


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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 two indoor/outdoor and 3 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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Member Since
April 4, 2014
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21 References

21 Positive References

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References for Forsythia Forest


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!