NH was in a severe drought last year and we had to deny water offerings because we have a dug well. We watch the weather trends and can offer potable water *once per stay* until we hit a crisis situation again.
For the flattest locations with 15 amps, one area is flat grassy with a fire pit, one in front of our house, the other is a gravel area, tho some folks prefer a shaded spot near the edge of the woods and used blocks to level. See drone pic in our photos. If just one Guest is staying we can offer one 30 amp location.
We have wood to burn, it's illegal to bring firewood into the state.
No problem with turn around areas or toads.
Generator: Allowed from 8am-9pm.
Quiet hours: 10:00 pm thru 7:00 am.
Security Cameras on the premises.
You will find that Verizon works best in these parts.
WiFi works close to the house.
FALL ALERT: For those staying with us during leaf peeping season, our 70-90 foot red oaks love to grow huge acorns and during Sept/Oct tons of them are released day and night, so we will position you away from the fire pit, unless you don't mind them landing on your roof.
We want you to enjoy your stay here!
***Our phones are shut off at 9pm EST and turned on again at 7am EST. please keep that in mind when making a request.
COVID-19: Please get vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated you agree to wearing a mask when interacting in close proximity or/and maintain social distancing at all times.
Dry Woodland Area, smoking only at the fire pit and please do not leave butts.
Please plan to arrive during daylight hours for safety purposes, if you miss our driveway it could get tricky.
Kids are the responsibility of their parents, we don’t want anyone to get hurt!
If you know that your dog barks when you leave it alone in your rig and go off for the day, please don’t leave it alone in your rig. We would like to see your dog on a lead when outside of your rig, with neighborhood wildlife i.,e., porcupine, deer, turkey, black bear, and mountain lions, you will keep your dog from going in chase. We have a leash law but our neighbors dogs don’t know that, and we don’t encourage their visits.
We are located in the historic district and cannot accept requests of pop-up tent trailers members.
By requesting a stay with us you accept the Donation Policy in accordance with BW Admin letter to the membership of June 8, 2018. The following is a direct quote from that newsletter regarding power usage by guests, if using your A/C or electric heat during your stay:
Per published Boondockers Welcome “Donation Guidelines for Guests:
“If a host hasn't requested payment and you've used AC or electric heat: offer $5 to $10 per night depending on the size of your rig, number of A/Cs and usage.
Offer $3 to $5 per night - especially if you stayed more than one night - if your electric use was minimal.”
1/4 mile on town maintained slightly inclined gravel road.
Anywhere near the driveway.
This area of NH is a highly trafficked with tourists, all 4 seasons, so we recommend contact with us well in advance if possible.
We do a lot of last minute travel BUT make contact with us and maybe we can accommodate you anyway.
If you are looking for hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, golfing, tax free shopping, restaurants, museums, etc., within minutes. And a great place to catch sunset is Abanaki Tower.
There are 5 golf courses within :35, mid-state NH counts nearly 300 lakes, ponds and navigable rivers. We are located only 6 miles from Lake Winnipesaukee, and the Smith River Race and Granite Man Triathlon.
NH boasts 16 Alpine ski areas that are multi-use seasonal, some having Zip Lines.
The White Mountains are to the North, Maine and NH's seacoast to the East, Green Mountains to the West, and has some of the hardest hiking of the Appalachian Trail.
We have museums, wineries, micro-breweries, and several creameries, throughout the state.
Meadowbrook Pavilion, Greatwaters Music Festival, Strawberry Bank, and Gunstock Ski Area hosts musical events and are within an hour's travel.
Mount Washington, some of the oldest Country Fairs, Loon Mountain's Highland Games, Festivals, and Tax Free Outlet Shopping are within 2 hours drive. For entertainment in the big cities Portsmouth, NH, Portland, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts are within 2 hours drive.
Northern New England has so much to offer...and we just love it here!
The entire time at Mable Acres was a joy. It was our first BW and the bar was set immensely high. Our hosts not only provided us with a generous amount of room on their beautiful wooded property, but made a point to get to know us and introduce themselves. In a post covid world, it's difficult to meet like-minded people and simply Converse in a safe open air, socially distanced environment. Not the case here. We spent one evening, distanced around the fire, sharing travel stories, and laughing among new friends. Our host also provided us with numerous references, books, and folders of sights, restaurants and hikes in the area. During our stay, a wheel bearing went out on our travel trailer and our hosts were quick to assist any way they could, by providing us with jack stands and telling us which parts store was the best. We'll certainly be back, this was such an incredible stay with new friends.
Another peaceful night in a beautiful spot with such great people! The path was even cleared of leaves (briefly!) so I wouldn’t get lost in the woods!
Thank you! Until we meet again.....
I had issues with my truck not long after I left this beautiful home, and they were so gracious to let me come back to stay another day and night while did some minor repairs to the truck. I feel like we will be long time friends. I was made to feel so comfortable and they offered to help in any way they could. Can’t wait to hopefully see them on a return trip in the future.
Thank you wonderful ladies for my stay, you are so nice and inviting. Love my visit!
Another great visit! The leaves were beautiful, the shared meal around the campfire perfect and the walks delightful! Thank you so much!
We had a short but very lovely and comfortable stay at Able Acres. Their place is beautiful and peaceful. Our hosts were so friendly, generous, and accommodating. We would have loved spending more time getting to know them but with Covid and our schedules it just wasn’t possible. We look forward to meeting up with them again when this world of ours returns to normal and we can spend some quality time together.
Thank you ladies! We are so happy to have met you!
I had a great time staying with these kindred spirits. We would have happily visiting for hours if not for Covid and social distancing. These two women have had many adventures and know how to follow their Bliss. I am looking forward to visiting them again and enjoying their companionship. Their property is peaceful and they were very gracious hostesses. Will definitely be back there when the weather is milder and I know we will have a wonderful time. With gratitude to both.
We couldn’t have asked for a better first Boondockers Welcome Stay and wish we had planned to stay longer. The property is gorgeous with a walking path and fire pit area and the hosts provided us with great recommendations of things to do in the area. We would definitely stay again next time we are in the area!
We had an amazing stay at Able Acres. The hosts were incredible and thoughtful. They provided us with lots of information and ideas about what to do in the area. They were conscientious of the fact that we are traveling with our young daughter and always checked to see if she was napping prior to doing any loud yard work, which was greatly appreciated (and unexpected). We will definitely stay with them again when we pass back through this area.
The host are so easy going and helpful! Great large level area to park and fire pit to use. You will want to stay longer and definitely come back.
Very friendly and welcoming! Always available to guide and provide tips you as you explore the area. Great fire pit too!
Stayed at this location with my husband and dog Elvira. Easy to find, well laid out and just beautiful! They have a lovely home, their private trails are cool and the area is beautiful as well. They are both so hospitable, we feel we made new friends!
We would love to return some time and hope they come visit us as well. This really is what Welcome Boondockers is all about. Thank you!!!!
We can't say enough good things about our hosts! We stayed our original two days and then realized our next stop wasn't going to pan out. We were so totally blown away by their kindness and hospitality when they let us book another two nights to get us to our next stop. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them, listening to all their travels across the country, and picking up some great tips too. If you ever get a chance to stay with them, do it! You won't be sorry. I'll say it again, we came as Strangers and Left as Friends!
There was so much to do in this area that we extended our stay. Thanks for having us!
This place is gorgeous! Peaceful and quiet but close to Wolfboro Meridith, Laconia, Weir's Beach, and few hours from Portland. Hosts are everything you'd hope them to be and more. So hospitable and friendly, giving us ideas for sightseeing and things to do, and wonderful chats sharing stories. I'd come back here in a heartbeat! Hope to see you soon!
These girls are top notch and provided us with so much information to make our stay perfect. We would love to come back and see them again soon.
Let me start by saying that this was our first experience with a travel trailer. That said, our hosts were incredibly helpful. They imparted many valuable tips and tricks that will make future boon-docking adventures a breeze.
Able Acres is so peaceful and relaxing. We so enjoyed our visits at the fire pit getting to know our hosts. There is plenty to do in the area and the host has a binder of local attractions to help you decide. We took advantage of the rails-to-trails that are only a few minutes away and spend an afternoon downtown by the lake. We will definitely be going back to visit our new friends.
We know. You're ready to read the 57th consecutive rave review of a BW host. Lists of adjectives.
Not going there. Able Acres is a hospitality shrine.
And they're not even trying.
A & L seem perfectly natural at providing the best experience they possibly can. Our style is to ride our bikes all day. No real plan. They (L) have a comprehensive folder of information to make you aware of local points of interest. But.....they were judiciously hands off with us. We're suspect they would have loaded us in their car and taken us anywhere. Truly. As it was, we had a few really nice sit-down conversations. Not enough, though.
(A) took one of us swimming at a pristine local beach, after dinner. Then made us banana bread with fresh picked blueberries the next morning.
You've read the raves from the other lucky guests. Every bit of it, true.
Bottom line; there is no way we're not staying connected.
Wonderful folks and an awesome place to stay. We will have to go back for another stay to spend more time visiting with Able and seeing more of the area.
Amy and Lindsay were awesome hosts throughout our 2 night stay. We are new to RVing and this was our first BW stay. They went out of their way to answer our myriad of questions as we sat by the fire pit enjoying Lindsay's home made popcorn.
We would recommend staying with them when in the Lakes Region, you won't be disappointed!
Thank you again Amy and Lindsay!
We loved our stay at AbleAcres. Such a welcoming, helpful, friendly and entertaining couple! Being new to the RV world, we learned so much from these experienced RV voyagers about many aspects of life on the road. Please come see us on Cape Cod soon! MarcyBen
We had such a good time with our hosts, who could not have been more welcoming and hospitable. As newbie Roadtrekers, we appreciated getting so many great RVing tips and important help (as in, how to deal with our dead battery!!!), as well as extension of our stay due to rain, rain, rain. This area of NH is magnificent. We particularly enjoyed the local rails to trails for biking. We will back!!! Thanks! Marcy and Ben
This is what Boondockers Welcome is all about! Our stay at Mable13's place was beyond hospitable. Our hosts offered us plenty of local knowledge about places to visit and the going-ons of the area. We enjoyed the fire pit, friendly conversation, and their sweet dog as well as all of our adventure around the area. Thanks for the banana bread! We will definitely be back.
Loved the beautiful location, and host could not have been nicer or more accommodating! Great conversations on subjects that we are both passionate about! I had such a great peaceful sleep in this quite mountain home. Hope to get back next year and if they are not out traveling, I would love to spend some time exploring the area. Lots to see and do, especially if you like the outdoors. Parking site was level and easy to just drive thru. A perfect Boondocker’s stay!
Great overnight stop!!! We enjoyed visiting at length with our hosts. AND they were wonderfully helpful with (1) travel tips for interesting sites in Maine and (2) help with a challenging change of a headlight lamp. Great company and great location!
What a lovely place to stay. I was backed in so that my front window faced the forest. 30 amp and water. It felt like I was all by myself in the woods. My hosts were amazing. My dogs had the use of their spacious fenced back yard and I could sit on their lovely screened back porch to watch the sunset when it wasn't raining. They helped me suggestions of places to go sightseeing, restaurants, and even found an RV repairman for me when my fridge quit chilling. Very friendly folks who greeted me with a smile and cheery " good morning!" every day.
We stayed 3 nights with these folks. The weather wasn’t great during our stay, but everything else was perfect! The site is gorgeous, and they offered 30 amp electric and water. Nearby Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee were lots of fun, in spite of the weather. The best part, though, was the hospitality, advice, and companionship of the hosts! They are very interesting people who have a lot of travel and activity experience, and they gave us so much useful information! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit with them again sometime. We highly recommend this location!
They both treated us so nice. They gave us good advice on where to go in the area and even took us to a local swimming hangout when we got there. They.nicely helped us position our rig for
optimum view and gave us good advice for future rig use. Lots of room to move around plus a nice walking path for the dog. Good conversation and good people.
Wow, what can I say, Lindsay and Amy are the best!! I showed up with my rig and a 20ft car trailer which we had to break apart to get me turned around, but using their pick up it was a breeze. Great location, nice flat parking, super quiet at night, and the warmest friendliest hosts you can imagine. My first experience with Boondockers Welcome was a home run for sure!!
We were supposed to stay with Mable13 for three days, but we just had to stay for four and had the absolute best time! The hosts are so welcoming and gracious and make you feel right at home. Luckily for us, they had some extra time so we got a wonderful tour of the area. This is a fantastic location, BEAUTIFUL site and wonderful town. We became fast friends and feel like we've known them forever. We plan to stay in touch and hopefully be back in the area to stay again. We can't recommend them enough!!! You won't be disappointed, unless you aren't able to make it to this fantastic location.
We stayed with Mable13 for several days, and the location was the best! This was our first time at a Boondockers Welcome site and we were totally impressed. They had many suggestions about local sites. Activities included an afternoon floating in a nearby lake, a day driving around the countryside taking in all the beautiful views, covered bridges, downtown, and history of the area. There is a short walking trail on the beautiful property, and the evening sky is full of stars – you can even watch the fire-flies. We know we will visit see these two again and hopefully in the not too distant future. Thank you for such a perfect camping spot with fire-pit and rock seating. Even our dogs had a great time! Thanks again.
We spend a very quiet night. Very friendly people.
They made available all commodities and take time for us.
Thanks a lot for all.
Hope to see you next time.
We were very pleased with the site when we arrived. It was level, and a very scenic location. The hosts were very accomodating and have created a wonderful location to share with others who travel.
We hope to visit again in the future!
We stayed with Mable13 for a few days, they were our first hosts and were spectacular. So willing to share knowledge and help accommodate us and our rig. We hope to see them again in our journeys! They set a high bar for our future boondockers welcome friends!
We enjoyed our visit so much we had to return again! Another campfire with good conversation, and our hosts even arranged to have the smoke go away from us! More walks, another free outdoor concert in town, fresh veggies....I love this place, and the hosts! Thank you for making us feel so welcome! We look forward to when we meet again.
My husband and I had such a great visit with these folks that we couldn’t stay away! We returned for another great visit, including campfires, great conversation, and even fresh veggies from their garden. This home is one of our top recommendations. Thank you so much!
We stayed with these gals for several days, and the location and company was the best! We shared conversation over a campfire each evening, followed up on many suggestions about local sites, went blueberry picking together, and will probably do a canoe paddle together in a nearby lake before we leave. There is a short walking trail on the beautiful property, and the evening sky is full of stars since there are no city lights (or noises) close by. We did hear coyotes several times, and the red fox we saw was beautiful. And then there was the banana bread......! We hope to see these two again in our travels, as we enjoyed them so much! Thank you for such a perfect parking spot, complete with electricity and wifi, and most of all, friendship.