We are an hour NW of St. Louis, MO and 60 miles south of Hannibal, MO. We are in the country, but not far from U.S. 61, and about 20 miles north of I-70.
We have 10 acres of property, but the only parking/flat area is the driveway near the house. You are welcome to use our deck, take a walk in the woods, put your chairs out on the lawn, swim or paddle boat on our small lake. Pets and children are welcome.
No rigs longer than 34 ft total.
If you have children, please be careful around the lake (big pond).
We’re pretty easy to get along with if you don’t hurt our wildlife.
We don’t have any children in residence most of the time, but we have 3 overly-friendly small dogs.
You are welcome to roam, hike, swim, use our paddle boat on our lake. You can put chairs on our lawn and sit on the deck. Generators are fine, or hook up to our house electrical. We don’t have a water hookup, but you can fill up with the hose.
Mark is always happy to sit and share his coffee early in the morning. We’re pretty easy to get along with, and love to meet new people.
The street we access our property from is a state highway, a little narrow, but driveable. It also has some curves, so you probably don’t want to drive fast, but it’s acceptable for big rigs. Our driveway is asphalt most of the way with a small stretch of gravel by the house.
Tow vehicles connected to a large RV would not be able to get down the long driveway. It’s about .25 miles from the street, narrow, curves, and closely lined by trees. We barely get our 34 ft. RV in. There is no street parking. If the tow vehicle could be disconnected, then driven on its own, we could accommodate it.
We are home most of the time at this point but send us a message to check.
St. Louis Arch, Mississippi River, Mark Twain's home in Hannibal
My first Boondockers Welcome stay. After a day’s drive, I was happy to reach Paulmark’s place. My dog loved their dogs and it made mine feel more comfortable. We had a nice walk by the pond and I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy a hike on their property. It was nice to chat on the deck over morning coffee. They spoiled me.
We had a very comfortable and restful night at Paulmark.
Host was very nice. Thanks again for allowing us to stay overnight.
Great place and great hospitality!... interesting people... and pets.... very welcoming...and friendly....thank you!
Cannot say enough good things about the hosts and this location! They were so accommodating and even lent us a small little heater. The location was perfect- only about 10 minutes away from town where there is a Walmart along with many other places. We enjoyed chatting with the hosts and spending time on their beautiful property. Thank you so much for everything!
We can not say enough about how absolutely incredible Mark and Paula were to our family. They were true rays of sunshine and hope during a pretty bleak moment and we will be eternally grateful. Our physical distanced morning coffee and chats are something we will treasure for years to come. Can not wait until the next time we are in town to see them again! Wishing them all the good health and happiness in the world.
I was driving back home and realized I would not be able to make it all the way safely.
Pailmark welcomed me onto their stunning property as a late request.
It was exceedingly beautiful and quiet.
Very grateful for the stay.
Had a chance to visit over coffee the next morning and Mark is a wonderful guy,
I hope they will venture to Wisconsin some day so I can return the hospitality.
Really enjoyed talking about past experiences and future plans. Nice deck overlooking a lake and lovely trails in the woods for dog walks.
This is our first experience with boondockers welcome and our hosts here are simply wonderful! So friendly and accommodating. We especially enjoyed sharing coffee & conversation with them in the morning and hanging out with their sweet, friendly pups. We're so grateful for their hospitality and making our first boondocking experience a positive one!
They were very warm and inviting. The kind of folks you'd wish all Americans were. They were very interactive with us and our boys. Mark even took them for a boat ride. We enjoyed hanging out on their deck overlooking their little lake and watching the birds.
We completed our stay this morning with Paulmark and it is hard to put into words just how terrific they treated us. We so enjoyed our conversations. They were so helpful with directions and suggestions. I can't say enough good things. They are very helpful and so easy to get to know. Having coffee on the deck in the morning. Watching the dogs and animals. Their home is so peaceful. The location was very convenient to St. Louis and we were able to spend a day in the city to visit the Gateway Arch. If we are ever in the area again, you can bet we will request to stay with them again. Thank you so much for everything!
Paula and Mark are incredibly friendly and generous hosts! They took us right in, shared a few tools with us and are very easy to communicate travel plans with. It Our stay was brief, but in the short time we spent together we found a lot of common interests to talk about like travel, exercise, holistic wellness and dogs! We look forward to visiting again. Thank you Paulmark!
Mark and Paula were fantastic hosts! We requested our stay for the same day they were returning from a trip themselves, and they still allowed us to stay with them. They were super responsive and helpful. When we arrived, they both came out to greet us and Mark invited us to join him for coffee in the morning. I met Mark on the back porch in the morning for coffee and great conversation! We will definitely plan to return the next time we are in the area!
Arrived at paulmark's property & was welcomed by both of them & their fur babies. Beautiful property with great spot for camper. Extremely nice couple who came to our door with ice and a snack which was well received after traveling all day in the heat. Will def stay again when in the area.
I had a great visit with Paulmark! Extremely hospitable to me and my road dog, Scout. We were welcomed into their home, had entertaining conversations, and a morning hike around the property. Wish I had more time to visit with them!
I hope to visit again or see them down the road!