PLEASE NOTE: As of June 2021 we are still using masks and social distance when visiting with non-family members, in accordance with sound medical and public health advice regarding COVID-19 safety.
Located in S. E. lower Michigan in the country on 5 acres with lots of trees our guest site is quiet and attractive but not far from highways and communities with decent shopping. The last 3/4 mile to our house is a private road that is being rebuilt as a proper gravel road starting June 15th, 2021 and should be finished by July 15, 2021. The shoulders have been cleared of brush and trees, and overhanging branches trimmed up 30 feet. 10 MPH is a good speed.
The guest site is a pull through gravel driveway with an 11' x 40' flat/level parking area that will easily accommodate a 45 foot RV with a totter or toad. It requires a sharp right, followed by a sharp left turn to get in, but none of our guests (so far) have had a turning radius problem with this.
The guest site has "50/30 Amp" RV electrical hookup with breakers. Fresh water is available, but not at the guest site, so it requires a long hose run or temporary alternate positioning, which might not be possible do to our own RVs being in the way. We do not have a way for guests to dump waste water.
The guest site has tall trees along the south edge which provide nice shade but will probably prevent satellite TV reception. If our guest site is occupied we might be able to accommodate additional RVs, but not on flat/level ground or with access to RV electric hookups, although 15A might be possible. Message us if needed to inquire about this. Wi-Fi is available on our rear deck, but is not guaranteed usable at the guest site.
We do not request, and we do NOT ACCEPT, DONATIONS of any kind. If you stay here, you stay as our guest.
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 loud noises that might disturb our neighbors. Pets are welcome and dogs are welcome to be off-leash IF they are trained and obedient as the property is not fenced, and we do NOT want portable fencing put up. We expect people to pick up after their dogs, of course. Also, we have a LOT of wildlife that visits our property and do not want it harassed or your pet to have a bad encounter. Pets may not be left outside if/when you leave to shop or sightsee as we have coyotes, foxes, and large raptors in the area. Barking dogs would be a problem. We prefer that guests arrive during daylight hours and that we are home to greet them and help get them get parked, but we provide detailed enough directions that guests can arrive and get parked without our assistance if needed. We do not have departure time requirements unless we have another guest arriving the same day you are leaving. Adult beverages in moderation.
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 gravel road. There are two 90 degree turns, but they are broad sweeps that can handle any rig. Road re-construction began on June 15, 2021 and should be completed by July 15, 2021. The road will remain passable during construction. The shoulders have been cleared of brush and trees and overhanging limbs trimmed up to 30 feet, so there are no problems with access or visibility. Our guest site is a pull through that will accommodate any size/type of rig/combination.
On site, in front or behind rig or elsewhere on property if needed.
Our primary guest site is generally available from May 1 through early October unless we are traveling ourselves.
[ If we are home during the winter, guests are welcome (as long as the ground is clear of snow) but parking availability will likely be limited to shorter RVs (25 feet) in a non-level area, with 15A power, and will require backing out of the parking spot a short distance. This is Michigan, so from mid-October to mid-March high temperatures will will often be below 40 degrees F, and we can have periods of sustained high temperatures well below freezing and lows below 0 degrees F. ]
There is a lot to do in southeast and south-central Michigan depending on your interests. It would be best to research this before arriving. Feel free to message us if you have specific questions.
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at this location and it was beautiful, quiet, and very relaxing for us. The hosts were a lovely couple and we really enjoyed meeting them. Should we find ourselves back in this area again we would certainly request another stay!
Omnibus accommodated our Class B when they already had guests who are riding out the pandemic restrictions at their property. We were able to wiggle in behind their bus with our little campervan. Beautiful and quiet spot. Got to distance chat a bit with both folks. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. Would love to return ”post-covid ” and enjoy more time with them. Thank you👍
Omnibus were wonderful hosts. The RV pad had easy access with a level pad and 50 amp power.
Another great BW stay.
Peaceful, quiet, manicured, level parking with power. Watch for turkeys, rabbits, birds, Sandhill Cranes. I’m sure the deer are here, too.
The host likes to be there for parking. Parking is easy if you follow the hosts guidance.
We had a nice time sharing stories and experiences.
Thank you Omnibus for allowing us to visit your wonderful boondockers site. Both of us, plus our cats, enjoyed watching the birds, the turkeys, and squirrels on the property. The times spent with y'all on the back deck were especially fun.
We highly recommend this location for relaxing and taking in nature.
Hosts are welcoming, kind, and enjoyable.
We hope to meet up again.
a beautiful setting and great hosts Began a social on the deck, then it rained
We would like to thank omnibus for allowing us to spend the night at their home. Another BW member was also there and the 6 of us had a very pleasant conversation last evening on their deck. This was our FIRST "official" visit to a BW host location THANK YOU. It was a great experience for us.
Gene & Liz
This was our very first BW stay and we couldn’t have been any happier. The site was level rock paved and even had a 30/50 amp. But, best of all, was getting to know this friendly and engaging couple with whom we shared some wine out on their large deck with a wide variety of beautiful birds. Thank you, Omnibus!
We enjoyed our stay very much. Nice, inviting couple. Very knowledgeable about RV world. Lots of things close by. Level gravel site. We recommend this host location.
Every time we get together it's like we were never apart. Friends like Bruce & Linda are what makes the RV life so much more than just traveling the country. Any body would fortune to be able to call them friends. Many thanks to RVillage and BW for making this possible.
Sorryy about the delay in making positive reference. I had written one, but apparently it did not post. I found the experience so positive. The location was so comfortable for me and my dogs. The hosts were inviting and gracious Choose to stay here and it will be the experience you desire
My stay with Omnibus met expectations from reviews and much more! Communication up to my arrival was very thoughtful and prompt. They also went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed and was comfortable with the setup. The purpose of my visit to the area meant I was coming and going quite a bit, but did enjoy some quick chats and was glad we had time one evening to get acquainted and swap campground and travel destination recommendations.They have had a lot of RVing experience and were a wealth of helpful tips. Thanks guys! :-)
The hosts were accommodating and put effort to make a stay pleasant and relaxing, personally and with accommodations..
resubmitted, I have received emails requesting confirmation of stay, while on this page stay is confirmed. Think I need tech school
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!