56 years old
Married to Teena Milam on the island of Kauia 6 years ago.
Graduated Moore High School 1979
Loves riding motorcycles with wife on the back.
Take 2 crusies a year.
We have a Chihuahua and an English Bulldog
Haven't had the privilege yet to boondock but looking forward to our first experience.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma GO SOONERS!!!!
2018 Thor Aria 3908 - 40' long Class A coach towing either a 17' enclosed trailer or a 2012 Jeep Wrangler.
As we traveled south in search of warmth we stayed by this wonderful castle for 3 days while the winds blew across Oklahoma. Our host gave us a fun tour of the property when we first arrived. The whole castle is beautiful, but the garage door is a work of art. They were so kind. When my son mentioned that he hadn't been in a hot tub for years they turned on the hot tub and heated it up just for us. Such a fantastic treat.
The camp spot was a concrete pad next to a fence where we watched a deer walk across the meadow one morning. The 30 amp plug in and also a dumpster available to use were so appreciated. My Verizon data was great for teaching my classes online (I try to always mention this for fellow digital nomads).
I can't wait to come back to visit when the weather is a little warmer and the wind a little less so we can enjoy more of Oklahoma City.
The accommodations and host were amazing! We felt very welcomed and spoiled! Thank you so much, Joe!
Wow! Such a unique place! Very level and easy to navigate in our class A! Thanks for a lovely overnight stay!
Our host was very gracious. We stayed three nights and toured Oklahoma City. It was a perfect location.
Impressive property with beautifully manicured landscape. Probably the only time you'll get to stay at a Castle in OKC. 50 AMP electrical and a flat concrete slab to park on. Hosts were busy, but very accomidating. Awesome place to stop by. Thanks again for having me.
What a lovely evening at the castle. It was quiet and lovely. I really appreciated staying here after a long day of driving. Thank you for your kindness!
The Milam Castle is an amazing way to stay in Oklahoma. Gorgeous property and expansive and immaculate grounds. We really enjoyed the views outside our windows. Joe was very responsive and generous.
Milam castle was awesome. Very impressive property and very nice gracious host. He even loaned me an extension cord for my 50amp power cord when it didn't reach the pole. Plenty of room to turn around a big rig. Lots of things to do in the immediate area. We would definitely stay again. Thanks so much for your generosity.
This was our second boondockers and it was amazing. The location was perfect for exploring Oklahoma City. The host was amazing and very helpful, will definitely be back.
Thank you Milam castle for sharing this amazing place! What an amazing property.
This has by far been the most surprising stay for us. The Castle is an events space and grounds, which I would guess is empty most of the time, particularly because of Covid. When you turn the corner, to come onto the property, I guarantee your jaw is gonna drop, in the best of ways. The RV spot is a flat concrete pad, next to a fenced in wild field. It is silent, except for the lawn mowers, every few days. Tons of land to walk a pet or enjoy the outdoors. The hosts were warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.
We just stayed overnight but it was wonderful. Thank you!
Upon arriving, we could see that this was no ordinary average boondocking site. It was right about dusk and the lights around what we can only describe as a medieval courtyard were already lit. As the sunset faded, the stillness only added to the absolute idyllic surroundings. It was wonderfully peaceful and precisely what was needed following a long day of travel.
Please do not hesitate to utilize this incredible location.
P.S.: Owner is very accommodating and personable, even over text. Also, swing wide as you come down the curved drive; the lawn has taken some abuse.
P.P.S.: Try out Pub W, 5 minutes away. The chicken-fried filet mignon is amazing.
We had a wonderful stay at Milam Castle! The pool area was an welcome surprise. My daughters spent hours happily playing. The grounds were beautiful and spacious. The host was extremely generous and hospitable. Would love to stay again!
Upon arrival we were met an shown where to park. Very quiet place and located close to the interstate so could get any where in minutes. Very nice and friendly people and my wife really enjoyed the area.
How do you describe staying at a castle other than just wow? Host provided 50 amp a nice level concrete pad, big enough for our mh and toad with room to spare. Lots of beautiful green lawn for the dogs to run around. Host gave us a grand tour of their home/castle and it is spectacular. Host was very down to earth and nice. Site is convenient to OKC and all the attractions. Very much recommend this host.
I had a wonderfully peaceful stay at Milam Castle. The host is fantastic and responded almost immediately to every communication. The grounds are pristine and the castle is nothing short of inspiring. I had a chance to visit with the host one evening and had a great conversation, a lot of laughs, and a tour of their home. With everything going on in our world, visiting with Joe was a breath of fresh air and a reminder that there are still good and caring people around us. Thank you Joe for sharing your blessings with me, please come stay with us in Arkansas if you are ever in the area and need a spot to camp!!!
Thanks so much for the great spot to park our rig! The area has very few (to no!) decent places to park an RV for a few days and we really appreciated your quiet, convenient spot that allowed us to easily visit our family nearby. We look forward to coming back in the future and will definitely make time to tour your impressive venue when we do!
Definitely unique: not what comes to mind when thinking about a place to boondock. The castle is very impressive to say the least.Our host was very prompt communicating with us. He met us at the gate and led us to our spot. We appreciated being able to plug in to the 30 amp power and running our AC. We would definitely love to stay there again when in the OKC area.
This is a great place, we really enjoyed it. The hosts are very gracious and generous. We’re very thankful for the opportunity to stay at their place, for letting us use their pool, and for how quickly they responded to our texts and phone calls. Our kids enjoyed the swimming pool and also the paths around their property, which were great to ride their bikes and scooters. It’s a very safe and beautiful place. We hope to get to meet them in person some other time.
The building and property is more beautiful than in the pictures. The host met us at the gate and led us to the site. The electric hook up was a blessing because it felt like 150 degrees. Host is rightfully proud of the castle and is very generous to share with RVers. Thanks Joe
This castle, which is the host home is beautiful, sitting on a nice piece of property. Thank you for allowing us to stay, and the use of electricity was a huge bonus since it was so hot out! It’s easy to find, not far off the main highway, and we were able to back up to the electric box in our 40ft class A Rv with no problem, they’ve also made it easy to turn around d with a large parking lot. Thanks again for your generosity, safe travels on the road in your Motorhome.
Angie $ Al
What great host. Got the full tour of their home and property, what an amazing place. Free 50 amp and everything was perfect. Easy in and out for a 44 foot 5er with long bed. Careful pulling in drive, swing wide...thanks ya'll for the comforts.
Great setup, camped right next to this grand old castle. Great hosts showed us his estate including the pool then helped connect us to shore power. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
WOW! This place is one of a kind and an awesome place to stay and see. Met up with the Owner at the entrance. He directed us to the parking location and gave us a conversation about their place. Our 5th wheel is 42’ long attached to a long bed pickup. They have a concrete pad. For a large rig like this and if you are centered on the pad, you may want place and drive up on a 2x10 (or equivalent) on the driver side as our tires were off the ground when leveled due to the ever so slight grade difference from one side to the other. It is big rig friendly but recommend that you have some experience with a large rig since it is back-in parallel parking near the property wood fence. When departing, there is a larger parking area in the back to turn around. The owner offered a 50A and 30A. The Castle appears to be in a neighborhood location and is gated with security cameras which makes it very quiet. The Owner is very friendly and gracious but we had limited engagement due to the current CV pandemic. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to come back one day and spend a lot more time visiting. If you are in the area, this is a top quality spot and the Owner(s) are fabulous. We highly recommend it.! Thank you very much for the opportunity to stay!
We had a very nice stay at the Milam Castle. It was convenient and very beautiful. There were electrical hookups for both 30 and 50 amp plus a nice concrete pad. I highly recommend this boondocker.
Milam Castle was very welcoming after a day of sightseeing. Most gracious host. Very interesting place, and more beautiful at night. Any time we come back this way, we’d be delighted to stay again!
Wow. Great, secure, level concrete pad. Host allowed me to connect to 30 amp power, and was very responsive. Unfortunately, we get to actually meet in person, but in these covid days it's understandable. Spoke on phone and very responsive. It's a great place to stay!
Awesome hosts. They allowed us to stay here until our brakes got fixed. Wonderful accommodations and beautiful site. A welcome and valued member of this site.
Well what can I say about our stay at this beautiful home/castle?! Haha It’s gorgeous. We were greeted with a smile and enjoyed a tour around the property. DUKE loved the open field where he got to play and run around. The host were even so kind as to allow us both to take a swim in their lovely pool. A must stay if in the area.
We really enjoyed meeting our host and learning about the castle. Fantastic spot for some restful downtime and convenient to stock up on necessities.
We loved being able to stop and take it easy from the road for the night. What a beautiful place. We did not get to see or visit with the Milam's, but it was Memorial Day weekend. It was very nice.
So happy to have been able to stay at this lovely location. Wonderful host. Quiet & private. Thank you so much. I hope to return someday.
Great hospitality. Even gave us severe weather updates. Outstanding place to stay. Provided 50 amp power at no charge. Much appreciate!!
Wonderful stay. Wonderful host. Met him for a short short when we arrived. Explained everything, Large rig friendly. Electric nearby however... as others mentioned.... be sure you have an electric cord extension as the main supply may? be a bit out of you rigs cord length. Other than that,? beautiful property, flat near level concrete pad for the largest of RV's.Wide open area to run your furry friends. Quiet area, Easy in/out location to major Hwy's. This is a location we highly recommend and we 100% will use them again upon another trip through that area. Thanks Milam Castle for a real nice stay!!!
Great place to visit. Was unable to meet the host, but communicated quite a lot... would definitely stop here again
Thanks for the pleasant stay! We were not disturbed in any way. Our host came and guided us in and gave us basic information and left us to ourselves. Having power was quite a plus after a week of generator use. The grounds are beautiful. Thanks again.
We loved staying at The Milan Castle. The hosts were so kind and helpful. We had a great time and loved staying at the Milan Castle. Such a neat family and Castle. We had such a great time and great memories. Thank you for your time, help and opportunity. We would love to have you stay anytime with us in Indiana.
We stayed at this location for one night on our way down to Florida. We arrived early evening and the host greeted us and gave us a quick rundown and told us all about the history of the property. He was very friendly and accommodating. Parking was a breeze and the 50 amp hookup was a bonus! We would definitely stay here again.
We did not get a chance to meet our hosts but very communicative via messages. The location was close to downtown and incredibly beautiful. Having use of electric on a level concrete pad was a great bonus! Would definitely stay again and highly recommend Milam Castle!
What a fabulous place to stay. We didn’t get to meet our Host. But he was very helpful via phone. I felt like I was a princess and my husband a knight in shining armor!
The site was awesome. The land beautiful. I would highly recommend this Host. We will definitely stay again. Thank you so very much.
What a great place to spend some time. It’s like a dream come true. Step back in time. Pretend you’re a princess or a knight for a night of fantasy.
Mr Milam was very responsive and very kind. His home is stunning and the grounds are more than welcoming to any sized rig. He offered 30 and 50 amp service during our stay. We used the 50 amp without a problem. We didn’t get to actually meet him until we were about to leave but he was extremely nice and a pleasure. Look forward to visiting again.
It is a wonderful property with plenty of room to set up and turn around, even for big rigs. The set-up area is a large concrete pad near the electrical service. The host was very responsive with communication and we were met upon arrival and were given the lay of the land. He kept watch as we backed in and straightened out and stayed with us as we set up, answering questions and providing a history of the property.
Our only hiccup was blowing our converter. We wish we read all of the property reviews prior to arrival, as we seem to be the second incident. Do not plug directly into the 30A three pronged plug! It appears that it is a 220V plug and it will cause damage to your rig. After that, using our 50A to 30A adapter, the power supply was fine, but our converter no longer worked. This happened to us on a Sunday so we couldn't buy a replacement part. We purchased a battery charger to keep the lights on and the heater fan running.
Milam Castle was a great overnight stay before our reservations elsewhere in the city began. Very easy to find and get in and out of. Our host greeted us and helped us get parked. Very friendly and helpful host! We will definitely stay here again!
We had a great host who met us at the gate of his home to escort us to the spot to park our rig. The parking spot for our fifth wheel was very large and easy to get in to to hook up. He kindly provided us with 50amp power for the night. Unfortunately at the time we arrived, he was busy with a birthday party, so after we were parked, he made his leave. The afternoon we arrive we had beautiful 71 degree weather with an expected unusually early Winter storm arriving early in the morning which brought 30-50 mph winds plus freezing rain, snow flurries and the promise of severe driving conditions. Within twenty four hours the temperatures plummeted by nearly fifty degrees! We texted our host early the next morning to ask about staying an extra night to wait out the storm and he was very accommodating to our safety needs. The morning of our departure, he arrived before we left and spent some time talking with us and showing us his lovely home and castle, which was very impressive. We highly recommend this Boondocker Host and would look forward to another stay in the future if we ever pass this way again. Thanks so much for such a great place to safely wait out a severe Winter storm!
I wish the weather had been better for our stay. We had scheduled a two night stay and turned it into a one night due to freezing rain. The host was very accommodating. He met us in driveway and helped us get parked in the rain. We didn't have an opportunity to get to know the host because of weather. They have a beautiful place! We would love to stay again if traveling through. We stayed at the end of October.
Very convenient and nice large flat cement slab to park on! Host was helpful over the phone and available for questions. Quiet. Only stayed overnight and on the road again early.
We had rain for the whole day and night but the view at your property and castle give us "sunshine".
Thanks for having us!
Johan and Loes, The Netherlands
Had a quiet night at the castle. I was unable to plug into the 50amp service because my 50 amp cord wasn’t long enough. I found out the hard way that the 30amp outlet is 240V. I plugged in and burned out my converter. Lesson leaned to always plug in EMS surge protecter first to check power source.
The host was very friendly and helpful and told us about a local RV store where we could pickup a 50 amp extension cord.
Yes, here is a Castle and Joe opens his gates for Boondockers. What a gift. Very gracious host. They are invited to our campfire anytime.
This was my first Boondocking experience and it set the bar pretty high for any following locations. The Castle and surrounding grounds are gorgeous. The host was friendly and ready to help. He even provided 50 amp electric and shared his surge protector. The gated property felt safe and secure. I will definitely look them up on my next trip through this area.
The Milam Castle property is beautiful! The host was very responsive and went above and beyond! We used his 50 amp hookup since it was 90 degrees while we were there. Shortly after we arrived, he took my kids and I over to his pool and splash pad, and told us we were more than welcome to use it. My kids had a BLAST. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
This was the perfect stay for our first Boondockers Welcome experience. Joe responded right away, made us welcome, showed us to our parking spot, helped us hook up to electricity, visited with us for a bit and then let us do our thing. An interesting and unique place to stay. It was quiet and we felt safe and welcome.
Second stay on gorgeous property. If you are near here do yourself a favor and stay!
Great place and gracious host. Thank you for allowing us to overnight at your "Castle" and sharing your stories with us. We felt like "Royalty"
The property is stunning; as fellow RVers they set it up to allow a stay with class! Be sure to talk with them and find out all about it!
Thank you, Joe, for letting us overnight at your beautiful events center/home! The concrete pad is huge, and the 50amp service was extremely welcome on this hot Oklahoma day. He even came back to kill the wasps around the service box! Be sure to bring your own 50a to 30a converter if your rig uses a 30a plug.
We rate this a "10"!
Stayed one night in June 2019.
Directions were very clear, the host met us at the gate and assisted with getting parked. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL place, and we enjoyed walking the grounds. Will be our overnight stay again when we are traveling through!!
If this isn’t the most beautiful setting in the Boondockers Welcome system, I would be surprised. The owners are most gracious to allow use of this amazing property. If I’m ever in the Oklahoma City area I hope to have a chance to do it again.
Joe has a beautiful property that he generously shares. He greeted us warmly and allowed us to borrow the correct adapter for hook-ups. Easy access of Rt. 44.
The RV pad was perfect spot for us and our 2 dogs. We weren't sure what to expect since this was our first time booking the spot. But it was such a welcome sight! Our host was quick to respond to texts upon arrival. The entrance is gorgeous and castle home is fun to view from our rig. The dogs loved playing on the huge lawn. We enjoyed staying and would certainly return!
Once in a lifetime experience! Joe and his wife have created a fantasy escape that they get to live in everyday. Truly a man who has had success in manufacturing to allow the quality and detail that he put into his business to reflect in his dream home. If you ever get the opportunity to stop and are invited to tour the house, don't miss this opportunity. Actually, I don't think it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for us because if we're ever in Oklahoma City again, we will make sure to reach out to Milam Castle to enjoy their hospitality.
We stayed for two nights at Milam Castle on our way through West. Joe met us on arrival and helped get us situated. The outside spot is flat, shady and quiet. We were lucky enough to have a tour of the beautiful home and they even very kindly let us shelter our RV inside the garage overnight to wait out a hail storm. Highly recommend for a quirky and magical spot in Oklahoma City!
He met us as we arrived and helped us set up. We felt very welcome and appreciated the hospitality we received. If we are anywhere close to OKC again, we will try to stop back!! Beautiful location!!!!
We had a great one night stay. The "castle" is amazing but unfortunately we were not able to accept an inside tour. Highly recommend!
We had 2 peaceful nights just 20 minutes from Bricktown and the OKC Memorial & Museum. A definite visit when you’re in the area - wow!
The RV spot is great, w/50 amp - always a treat for boondockers. And having a castle outside your door is wonderful.
Thank you 💕
Although I didn’t get to spend much time with my hosts, I was welcomed and helped setting up with total dedication! Thanks for everything!
Great level spot on a large concrete pad.
Got a tour of their place and it was almost as incredible as their life story. Our dog loved the big fenced yard too.
What a great location and view for our overnight stay! Easy to find, easy to maneuver, a nice concrete pad with a 50Amp hookup. Gracious hosts with a beautiful home. Thanks again.
This was my first Experience with Boondockerswelcome. com . They spoiled me rotten. Real nice folks with a very nice home. They have a 20 x 100ft. concrete pad with 50 amp hook ups. Super quiet and safe . They have a gate and many security cameras. and if you're good you might get a ride in the golf cart. :) I'd definitely recommend this spot and would stay again.
What a spectacular stop. Our host, Joe, was very welcoming. Wonderful concrete pad with 50 amp service. The property is beautiful. Would definitely stay again!
Milam Castle is a fantastic place to stay and an experience not to be missed. Host is very friendly and gave us a tour of his home in the castle. Location to park our RV was perfect: concrete pad with 50 amp service. Plenty of room to turn around in lot. Thanks so much for your hospitality.
Phil and Sue
Although we didn't get the opportunity to meet Joe and his wife due to our late arrival and early departure, they sent us detailed instructions for parking and plugging in during our short stay and were very friendly and prompt in all communications regarding our visit. We had a wonderful night's sleep on their gorgeous and quiet property. We hope to visit again!
We really enjoyed our stay at Milam castle. The hosts were very accommodating and generous toward our stay. Truly an inspiration for staying imaginative and community-minded.
We so appreciated being able to stay the night at Milan Castle, especially on such short notice!
Our host was very gracious and accommodating!
A quiet, lovely home! Thanks so much!
As soon as we pulled up to the property, we knew we were in for a real treat. This property is majestic and perfectly equipped for an overnight RV guest. The hosts were generous with their time, and were happy to show us around.
Though the weather was cold and snowy, we enjoyed looking out of our RV windows at this gorgeous property. We would definitely stay here again. It's convenient to anything you might need while you're in town.
This is one of a kind. Level pad with a 50 amp plug, lots of room to turn around when you leave and easy access off and on the highway. The hosts were wonderful and the house is a hoot. You don't want to miss this one if it's on your route.
It is difficult to express the feelings created by visiting Milam Castle. We could imagine being friends for life with the owners. Their generous hosting of boondockers is incredible, but can hardly be compared to what they do for their community. We only hope they will be part of our travels in the future.
They were kind enough to let us stay even though they weren’t available to greet us. Easy to find on roads with no low hanging branches, this host has an immaculate property with a large pad for parking, plenty of area to get even a large rig turned around, and even offered a 50a service. (We are just a small truck Camper, so didn’t need it, but it’s lovely that it is available for others). Their home is one of a kind, and makes for a very interesting place to boondock when you have small children. “Mom! We are staying next to a castle!”
Joe was an amazing host! He helped us out with extention cord and dogbone for his 50amp service. His property is quiet and peaceful. His castle is amazing, perfect concrete pad to park our rig for two nights. If your in the area this host is highly recommended! Five Stars!!! Two Thumbs up!!!!
He was an amazing host! Very welcoming. Can't say enough good about the stay.There house is a must see, one of a kind. Huge yard for dogs or children. Even seen a deer. Easy to get to , lots of space to turn around. Any size rig will fit.
We stayed two nights at the castle. Mr. Joe (as our kids called him) gave us a full tour of the castle inside and out. It’s our dream home x100. Unbelievable really. But, the best part of the stop were the very kind and hospitable hosts.
RV spot, power etc was great. We all had a blast! THANK YOU!
This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and what an experience it was. Milam Castle is unbelievably beautiful and relaxing. Our host was very gracious and friendly. If you’re going anywhere near Oklahoma City this is the place to stay. It’s not far from any attractions and if you just want to rest and use the pool, it’s all yours to enjoy.
We have nothing but good things to say about the hosts. First, we had a coach problem further east and could not make it to OKC on our scheduled date. A quick call to explained our situation and we were able to change the date to the next day, July 4th with no issue at all. It is such an amazing property and home. We were fortunate to get a tour of the house and it was spectacular to say the least. They are some of most generous people we have have ever met and we hope to be back if we ever go back through OKC. And the bonus neighborhood firework show was a treat for the kids, well done!
We stayed two nights at Milam Castle as we passed through Oklahoma City. Our host was great and gave us a tour of his home. The place is amazing and beautiful. It truly is an experience. Joe takes great pride in his amazing home and we loved hearing all about it. The parking pad was level and we had 50amp hookup. The electric was wonderful considering we stayed in the heat of the summer. You won't be disappointed if you stay here. We would travel here just to stay at the Castle again.
Beautiful property, gracious hosts. Great place to park our 40-foot 5th wheel while still attached to our truck.
Had a great stay for 2 nights. Wonderful hosts and a beautiful acreage. I would say it was more of an experience than a place to stay!
This is an amazing place with amazing people. We enjoyed our stay with these very generous people a lot. Like an other person commented you will have to hear their story yourself. Very generous and special people!
This host welcomed us and made us feel like royalty...With a tour and explanation of his home castle we felt it very noble of him to do what he does. You will be pleasantly surprised to know this family is so charitable to their community. Their home and property is ever changing and gorgeous! We would stay here again if invited and may even bring our daughter back for her wedding...it's just that beautiful. We are so grateful to have found this lovely site for the night. It's even pretty in the dark. I would recommend them to anyone!
Great response time, nice pad to park on, very friendly and helpful. Thank you
Our first BDW experience and Milam Castle was far more than we expected! It does a heart good to meet genuinely kind people. He welcomed us at the gate to guide us to the pad where we parked and hooked up to 50 amp service. We were prepared to boondock but hooking up to electrical service was sure nice. We received a tour of the Castle and...wow, just wow! The location was quite, convenient, and close to shopping. We highly recommend Milam Castle and hope to stop by again some day!
Milam Castle were very friendly and accommodating. Joe gave us a tour of this incredibly designed Castle which is their home and a venue for weddings, proms and parties that they actually give to the community at no charge! It is spectacular and if you stay here, you'll know what we mean! Would love to stop again if we are in the Oklahoma City area.
We didn't know what to expect...but boy, were we pleasantly surprised! Joe greeted us warmly and gave us a complete tour of his home, that doubles as a wonderful, free event center for weddings and other occasions.
Would highly recommend a stay here...on the grass or concrete pad. Not to be missed!
Gary & Alma
Castle is the right word for this place and these hosts are rightly proud of it. They are the most genuine, generous and giving people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. But I'll let them tell you their own story when you stay there. I wish we had more time to spend with them. The concrete pad is huge and there is power available. This is an excellent location for visiting Oklahoma city.