Concrete driveway pad in front of our shop building. We don't mind a pet or two as long as you clean up after them, and we gave a fenced field where dogs can run off-lease. We have free WiFi that you can access. Water and power are available. There is good afternoon sun for solar panels (when it's not cloudy or rainy). The area is very quiet.
Dogs must be on lease.
No particular hazards. Backing in will require a bit of a 'S' turning manuver to avoid hitting the corner of our house. We have, with care, put a 45 foot motorcoach into this location, but would not recommend it for the average RVer. 30-35 feet should be no problem. Contact us if you have a long coach and we'll describe further. Smaller RV's (20-30 feet) can also park in our grass field.
You'll be able to park your tow car right in front of your rig, but should disconnect in the Lane before getting in position for backing into driveway.
Contact us to check availability.
We are near Black Lake and there is lake access almost next door for a small fee. Our location would be appropriate for day trips to the ocean, Mt. Rainier National Park, Mt. St. Helens National Monument, museums in Tacoma like the Washington State History Museum, and the Dale Chihuly Glass Museum. Seattle is about 60 miles north on I-5. We're also about a half hour from Joint Base Lewis McChord for those who have base access. We'd be a good starting point for a tour of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park.
There is a Costco and a Walmart within about 4 miles.
Great hosts and so helpful! It is so nice we know we have a place to stay while I am dealing with health issues.
Trekker is like family now. We were so spoiled by these guys. If Trekker were the only hosts we met on BW, it would have been worth the investment. I'm not sure I've ever met nicer people. When we first got there, it was raining, so they invited us inside, and took the time to get to know us, and what we're all about. We are new to the RVing community, and these guys are the consummate professionals that we want to be one day. They are a wealth of knowledge, and want to help you in anyway they can. We want to be like them when we grow up. Don't skip by this host, because they don't make them any better.
We had a wonderful visit and would love for our paths to cross again. They are very kind, down to earth people who we enjoyed meeting and getting to know. They live in a beautiful area and it was fun to explore around. We feel lucky we met them and grateful for the experience
...and yes their rig is sweet.
These hosts put us up at the last minute and were extremely friendly and fun to talk to. They had a really cool VW pop-up camper van, we're thinking of downsizing to that now. We hope to run into them in Oregan during the eclipse. Thanks again!
Amazing couple to stay with. Excellent parking location, extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. While they haven't drove to Alaska in years, they gave us more useful information then any book could!
Friendly people, nice spot! We spent 2 nights and went to Mt. Ranier. Although it was foggy and we couldn't see the mountain, the park is nice and we saw a beautiful waterfall. We would highly recommend staying with Dale and Colleen!
I was just passing through Olympia - making a quick stop overnight. I contacted them and asked if they had space and they were very accommodating. They are super friendly folks and we had great conversations in the short time I was there. Wish I had more time as it was a great spot to stay.
Thanks so much for the hospitality!
Dale was a great host with directions, ideas to do things, and put up with us for much longer than we expected to be there. he went the extra mile and surprised us with State Forest Service information packet -- the reason we went to Olympia! We didn't get to meet Colleen as she was traveling. The site was level, quiet, and private.
We stayed with Dale & Colleen for several nights. The spot was very easy to get into & level. It was very quiet at night. They couldn't have been more kind & gracious hosts! Their spot is so great because you feel as though you are in the country, but there is great shopping (even a Trader Joe's!) minutes away. We stayed longer than we planned. It was so comfortable & relaxing. I hope we get to host Dale & Colleen next year when we get settled! A++ spot! Thanks so much!
Colleen and Dale are a fun and friendly couple. Their boondocking spot is quiet and flat with easy hookups. It would be a pleasure to stay there again.
We had a great night with Colleen and Dale. Dale lit a campfire and we sat round it with a bottle of wine and talked into the night. Not exactly sure what the men talked about, although I heard the word fishing more than once, but Colleen and I discovered a shared love for photography - her nature photos are wonderful! Then we slept really well on their level peaceful drive. Next morning they gave us lots of useful info about the surrounding area and helped us to work out the route for our forthcoming trip to Alaska. Great people, lovely place, thank you so much.
We spent only one night at Dale and Colleen's but they were so friendly and helpful that we wish we could have stayed longer. Their house is in a beautiful, green area, no problems with parking at there.