Located in S. E. Michigan in the country on 5 acres with lots of trees but not far from highways and communities with decent shopping. The last 3/4 mile to our house is a private dirt road. It is muddy when wet, often has potholes, and some low overhanging tree branches, but they can be avoided. Pull through gravel driveway with two 11' x 40' level parking areas that will easily accommodate a 45 foot RV with a totter or toad if it has a tight enough turning radius. Can accommodate up to four RVs, including ours, but not on flat, level ground with easy access to electric hookups. Main guest site has "50/30/20A" RV electrical hookup with breakers. Fresh water available. Dump would be by way of a 'blueboy' only. Sites have tall trees close to them along their south edge, so nice shade but probably won’t be able to lock on to a satellite.
We are not smokers and would prefer that people not smoke, but it’s OK as long as it’s not near our house and cigarette butts do not end up on the ground. It's a quiet neighborhood after dark. Generators are fine but no outside entertainment or other noise that might disturb our neighbors. Pets welcome. Dogs welcome and off-leash is OK if they are trained as the property is not fenced. We have a LOT of wildlife that visits our property and do not want it harassed or your pet to have a bad encounter. Prefer that guests arrive during daylight hours and that we are home, but we provide detailed enough directions that guests can arrive and get parked without our assistance. No departure time requirements.
We are 4 to 12 miles from four major highway exits. All routes are paved except the last 3/4 mile which is a private dirt road. The dirt road conditions vary with weather and time-of-year and can be muddy and have some potholes. The road often has some low overhanging tree branches but they can be avoided. We try to keep them trimmed up but they are not on our property, so we do not have direct control of the conditions.
On site, in front or behind rig or elsewhere.
Our boondocking site is generally available from mid-late April through mid-November except when we attend local RV rallies. The pull-through driveways are not plowed in the winter so the parking sites are inaccessible during the snowy season. If we are home during the winter, guests are welcome as long as the ground is clear of snow. It is Michigan, however, so it can be below freezing, and occasionally well below.
Lots to do in southeast and south-central Michigan depending on your interests.
Beautiful property and great hosts, perfect place to recharge batteries (human batteries!).
Cute little town of Howell offered us a great homecooked meal at Firewood Grill restaurant, fantastic massage and outstanding laundromat. Plus, peace and quiet in the country at Omnibus’ place. Thank you sooooo much Omnibus for your warm welcome and hospitality. Just what we needed on our way back home!
Our stay with Omnibus was our 1st experience as guests with Boondockerwelcome hosts. In a nut shell we felt very welcomed and enjoyed the stay very much. The location was easy to get into. Nice quiet country setting close to lots of things to explore and experience.
We were met at the driveway and welcomed in as we parked. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area.
Schedules worked out that we had some time to visit and share some of our common interests in traveling. really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this host as an overnight stop.
Omnibus lives in such natural beauty that they could post a sign and charge admission. A flock of cranes, a family of wild turkeys (2 adults, 8 juveniles), colorful birds galore, all in a park-like setting.
The accommodations: flat gravel pad on a pull-thru drive, electricity, water if needed, sited as noted above.
And the hosts: welcoming presence, personal assistance for your entry and parking, provider of local info and directions, knowledgeable RVers, interesting and interested conversational partners.
Beauty, near perfect parking, gracious hosts, stimulating social intercourse. For what more can one ask?
Very welcoming and gracious hosts. Beautiful surroundings and easy in and out with electric hookup.
We stayed two nights with Omnibus. They are wonderful hosts and knowledgeable RVers. They have a dedicated RV visitor site, which is a long, pull-through gravel drive with 20/30/50A electric service. They will also help you connect your water hose to the spigot in front of their house if you need to fill your fresh tank. The grounds are beautiful--expect to see lots of birds, and possibly to even hear the calls of a group of sandhill cranes that spend their summers nearby.
Although their home is in a country setting, it's just a few miles from a variety of grocery and department stores with anything you might need during your stay, as well as a number of good restaurants.
Be sure to follow the driving directions in their listing to avoid driving under some low trees. (And until late August 2018, Hacker is closed just south of their street for construction, so coming in from the south would involve a long detour.) The last 7/10 of a mile to their house is on an improved (hard packed) dirt road that's easily navigated.
This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay since we joined, and we would definitely stay here again. Omnibus' location sets the bar pretty high! :)
Bruce and Linda are the quintessential hosts. They truly do care about people, and they provide a comfortable and inviting spot for a stay. They are lovely human beings, ful of joy, knowledge about RVing, and are thype of folks you will have as friends for life. If they are looking for a place to stay, you couldn't find better guests anywhere. Love these guys. Thanks Bruce and Linda!