I am a Science Teacher and my partner (now Husband) is in Pediatrics. We bought the 17 acres 5 years ago and we decided to clear and create 10 campsites for boondockers. We have a 5th wheel RV ourselves and enjoy camping. We also enjoy meeting new people when they come to visit and stay with us.
Jack of all trades, Master of none. Built our house except for the black water plumbing, Sheetrock (will never do that again), and high voltage electrical, roofing and siding.
Yes, a spoiled and very submissive English Setter rescue dog.
Only went boondocking once in Iowa. Felt like boondocking when we went to the National Parks out west and Acadia. None had hookups.
We really dont have a hometown. We live in a hamlet called Elease, NC. It's not even on most maps. We have a couple of neighbors that live 1/4 mile away. We are surrounded by state forest. We are originally from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We moved here for work many years ago.
We have a 2012 Infinity 5th Wheel with 5 slides. We bought her because at the time, she was the first to have the front living room. She is a monster that we lived in for 2 years while building our house. We now use her for weekend and summer break camping.
Easy to find and park. Host gave great instructions before arrival and was there to help show us where and how to park when we arrived. Quiet location in the woods. Our girls loved their dog and chickens!
What a wonderful place. A combination of an immaculately maintained campground and a personal sharing of a beautiful home!
We hope to return some day and stay longer than one night to enjoy the property even more and get to know the wonderful hosts who have obviously put so much care and love into creating a safe haven for travelers. Thank you for your hospitality!
I really enjoyed staying here. The campground is very clean and has tons of amenities (including a walking trail!). MikeinElease was very easy to communicate with and went above and beyond- he even recommended a great mechanic in the area.
We had to cancel due to a re route. I can say that our communication was beyond my beat expectations. We look forward to connecting next spring.
Had a great time, Mike was an exceptional host and the camp ground is one of the best we have ever stayed at!
We chose this location do to its proximity to where we were traveling and it was fantastic! Quiet, beautiful and well manicured proper. Mikeinelease was a great host and helped us pull in since we got there after dark. Will definitely stay again when traveling In that direction.
The host let us stay an extra night so we could get a few things done before leaving.
This a great camp site. The host is wonderful. He greeted us and assisted us with setting up. We will definitely go back.
This was my first time boondocking and it couldn’t have been a cooler experience. Mike and Scott’s property is beautiful. We hiked the little trails and loved that they had a spacious outdoor shower and bathroom to use! Plus we had full hook ups and tons of privacy. Thanks again mike!!! This was a great way to start our trip
We absolutely love these hosts. Very friendly and helpful. We were greeted on arrival and assisted in getting situated on the site. Can't say enough good about our expierence here. Would love to return as opportunity allows.
Wow! This was an exceptional place to stay. The sites were well cared for and maintained, there was plenty of separation between sites, the area was so peaceful, and our big rig was easily accommodated. MikeInElease was so welcoming and pleasant too. We will definitely be back and hope to stay longer next time.
Hosts have gone out their way to accommodate the traveler
Mike is an awesome host! His place is perfect for a quiet place to camp under lovely, tall NC pines. Lots of choices on his property. Hiking trails, a potty, fire pits, and some hookups available on property. Truly a lovely experience!
MikeinElease, spacious site with beautifully manicured grounds. Services were easily accessible and this is now a favorite for us.
Only positives with this location... quiet, clean, easy setup at full hook up site1. Well maintained driveway made it easy to navigate with a tall rv. We could tell that a lot of work went into preparing the location. We had quite a bit of rain while we were there on Saturday night, but absolutely no issues with drainage or pulling out of our gravelled site when we left on Sunday morning.
If you have any cell carrier other than Verizon, keep in mind that you might not get good service. We have Sprint, and managed to have sporadic service for calls and texts. I was able to pull up my maps app, but could not get directions using it. Despite that, it was easy to find our way back to civilization.
Thanks so much for hosting us, we had a great time!
My third stay with Mike! Always so helpful and personable. The grounds are immaculate and so peaceful. Mike and family are always working on the property and making improvements for guests. I cannot recommend their place enough!!!
I’m so glad we found this place! The guys have a lovely property and as an added bonus water and sewer available on some of their campsites. I walked my doggies on their trails, had a campfire in the added fire pit and enjoyed the sounds of nature all around. The host is very friendly.... I’m just bummed I didn’t get to talk with him more.
I enjoyed my stay very much. MikeinElease was very friendly and personable, met me when I arrived, Checked on me during a bad rainstorm and came out when I left to talk a little while. I would definitely go back again.
Awesome host. Plenty of places to park, all in a wooded setting. Hosts are amazing at making their host site better and better. As we arrived, Mike was touching up the gravel driveway. Super quiet location, so glad we had the opportunity to stay at Quiet and Secluded in Elease.
MikeinElease was a great place to stay. Communication was good and timely. Mike greeted us when we arrived. Very friendly. Showed us our site (3) that was level, well kept and had water and sewer hookups. Also had picnic table and fire ring.
He left us to get set up. Allowed us to use generator during reasonable hours. There was only one other camper there during our stay.
You can see the love these guys put into their place. Flowerbeds full of butterfly friendly plants. We also seen some hummingbirds. The kids were able to ride their bikes and play without worry (under our watchful eye of course).
We would absolutely love to stay here again of in the area.
The hosts are doing a very good job at maintaining the property for quite a few boondockers.
The property was easy to find house . But highly recommend the property.
This was my first stay using Boondockers Welcome and it was lovely. Great communication and instructions leading up to arrival. Easy to find a spot. Sites are well maintained. I opted for no water or sewage because I didn't need it but like the option, if needed.
Secluded and yet close enough to the city.
Highly recommend stopping here if you need a place to stay near Fayetteville!
Wow!! is all that we can say. What a beautiful Oasis Mike and his partner have created here. Wonderful sites that were so kept up and serene. Spoke with Mike on several occasions during the stay and he was so friendly, hospitable and accommodating. Thank you so much for creating this great place to share with others.
They were wonderful hosts! It is a beautiful area and they have done so much to make it a great place to stay. They have many sites and marked trails. Even a working outdoor bathroom with running water for the campers. Very clean well taken care of. We had some wonderful conversations and Mike was very helpful. I would highly recommend this place if you are passing through!
Quite close to I 95, but country. Beautifully manicured setting. Mike offered to help us in any way possible. We were on our way home from Florida because of covid 19, and felt safe and secure at this site. We were very appreciative of the fact that we could stay the night. We would highly recommend this site. Thanks so much.
Our host Mike is very helpful and generous. The place is very charming and very easy to access .
Very nice place in the Cypress forest.
Very nice stay at Mikes place. Mike wasn’t there but his friend Paul welcomed me and gave me some fresh eggs. Nice trails. Very serene. Would stay again
I love staying at Mike’s. I attend events in Tarheel whenever I can, Mike’s is so convenient not to mention beautiful. I will stay until he gets sick of me!
Very nice area and great host. Will be back if in the area. Will recommend to everyone. Everything is as described.
What a hidden gem! Nice little campground, spacious sites, very thoughtful host. I will definitely be back! Thank you Mike!
Lovely spot on site 3. This was a great experience both times we stayed .
We loved camping here. It was so peaceful and quiet. The sites were well marked and we had plenty of space to take e dog for a walk.
Perfect place to relax and observe the nature.Well equiped!
Thanks to our great hosts!
What a great stop for us, again!
Our hosts were delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We look forward to visiting again! p.s. thanks for the yummy fresh eggs!
A must stay if in the area. What a lovely area to spend a few days in. Mike and his partner were great hosts! What they have done are doing to the property for other RVers is amazing and truly appreciated. They’ve created their own RV resort with some spots even having water, sewage and electricity. I was tempted to ask to stay another day but I’m heading towards warmer weather. Thanks again for your kindness. See you soon!
The guys have done a wonderful thing here and I can’t think of a single improvement needed! We were in need of a place to stay for the Holiday and needed to be somewhat close to family. This place fit the bill and far exceeded our expectations.
Highly recommend Quiet and Secluded. Our arrival was just a little later than planned. Mike met us in the driveway and helped back us into the site. Lots of room to roam and very quiet. We had the honor of meeting another Escapee couple also parked at the same location. The nearby town of Tar Heel was very welcoming and we enjoyed a wine tasting at the LuMil Vinyard in Elizabethtown.
This was the THE BEST Boondockers Welcome spot we have ever stayed. What a beautiful, peaceful little campground they have made! The hosts were so friendly and welcoming we wanted to stay forever. They let my kids get the chicken eggs from the coop and let us keep them all! They were very great ensuring we had everything we needed and gave us information on things to do in the area. We will be back!
This is truly a beautiful place! There are several campsites cleared out of the surrounding woods. So quiet pretty and peaceful. Hosts were wonderful. Friendly, helpful, and hospitable. Thank you so much for the great hospitality!
Great place, room for big rigs, quiet and clean. The host is everything you can ask for. If we use the same road on our way back i would go again. Thanks again! Mark and family.
Several fairly level spots. Quiet and relaxing.
Friendly hosts. They keep property very clean. The offered amenities were very much appreciated. Good find and would stay again. Thank you.
That's right, campground! They created the best little campground right on their property. We enjoyed staying here and the hosts were amazing. We were in site 2 and able to plug in and had water and sewer connections. This is something we look forward to doing one day and it was a great experience to see someone who's actually doing it. Highly recommend adding this stop as a destination if you find yourself out in NC.
We were so happy when we were able to work out our stay in this peaceful spot. Would have loved to stay longer, but we had a destination to get to. Our host was lovely and has created a perfect camping area he is willing to share with guests. We had a spot with water and sewage and used our generator. The spaces were big and easy to get into with plenty of room to move around. There was a nice couple who arrived shortly after us and we enjoyed talking with them as well. Add this spot to your boondocking list.
This is a great place to stay. My hosts have created camping spots that are wide and deep for most rigs. Friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.
This was a great, convenient, overnight stay. Very secluded but short trip off of interstate 95. Mike has done a great job with his property and has made several nice sites. We would definitely return again. Thank you!
Wonderful hosts, property and location. We thoroughly enjoyed our very quiet, restful stay. The property reminded us of a well maintained state park. Secluded off the road and yielded amazing tranquility. Our hosts were welcoming and extremely helpful in their knowledge of the area. We truly appreciate their hospitality and if we pass through would love to stay here again.
We had a wonderful and peaceful stay. The property is gorgeous. Highly recommended.
What a great location! This location is better than many RV parks we have stayed at. It is incredible the work they have done to the property. We had great conversation with MikeinElease. The host even gave us fresh eggs from his chickens.
The name says it all it was very “quiet and secluded” beautiful set up for several campers, we enjoyed our overnight stay
We had a great time in this beautiful quiet spot to rest. Our host was awesome. We would love to come back again.
Amazing place and amazing hosts!!! So lucky to spend 3 days in their peaceful place.Our little one enjoyed so much biking in their wood. They do their best to make our experience perfect,amazing campsites, so many attentions to make it more than comfortable!!
This was the perfect spot to layover while traveling north. It’s basically a private campground — so well maintained, fire rings, picnic tables, even a little trail through the woods! Mike was so welcoming, and the other boondockers we fun to meet. Colby and I had a great stay!
This wonderful location lived up to its name and more. Fantastic sites and walking trail amongst tall pines. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
It's easy to see the amount of work MikeinElease have done on their property. We were invited to arrive while they were away for a couple of days, and had no problems getting settled. Had a good conversation on their return. This was a wonderful, private and quiet place with lots to do in the area. We enjoyed nice long walks with the dog under the big pines and the old apple trees. Would be very happy to stay here again and hope we would be welcomed back.
We love stopping here on our annual migration. Hoping to get back for a few nights this summer to paddle the Cape Fear River. Such a quiet and peaceful stay.
This was an absoutly wonderful stop on our way to Florida. The hook-up was great and the land provided needed space for our kids to roam. Mike was so helpful and fun to chat with:)
We had a perfectly fantastic time here! Our host was wonderful. We were greeted upon our arrival and
instantly felt so welcomed. The property is nestled back from the road, private and peaceful to say the least!
We were given many suggestions as to what to do in the area, including a great
vineyard visit! Our host was indeed a genuinely nice person. We will definitely stay here again, hopefully without
so much rain!
What an amazing place. Sweet camping in the pines. Secluded and quiet and very dark at night.
Unfortunately I did not get to see the hosts this time. Their communication is always great though and I know they are just a phone call away if anything comes up. I hope one day to stay a little longer when time allows.
Again, highly recommended!!
Great location hidden away from the main road. Great generous hosts. Highly recommended!
Great Hosts. Excellent communications all the way through from request to departure. Wishing them the best in their future endeavors, be that on the road or at their wonderful property. Thanks again.
This was our first time as campers with Boondockers Welcome and we were quite spoiled, this location and hosts were so much more than we every expected. The setup is very camper friendly and our stay was very relaxing. Our host was very friendly and accommodating. We look forward to passing through this way again and staying in this beautiful place. Thank you to our hosts, we will highly recommend you!
This was my second stay at Quiet and Secluded in Elease and I truly marvel at how naturally beautiful and RV-friendly this place is to visit. There were several other Boondockers but with so much space and a very interesting design, I could drive my motorhome towing my car in easily. The natural landscape, the peace and quiet are so welcome between very long driving days. I really need to plan a longer trip to explore the area and have a chance to once again thank the hosts for providing this wonderful site to us Boondockers.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful treed location. Huge thanks to M. He was very helpful and sociable, and suggested a bunch of different things for us to do in the area. If you are in the area, check them out! We will be back.
Very nice people that have gone out of their way to create an environment that is ideal for campers. I highly recommend and I hope to get an opportunity to stay there again.
Thank you both !!
This is more of a boondockers welcome campsite rather than your typical driveway. They have a lot of sites to choose from with one being electric. I chose a nice pull through and ran on my own power overnight. I met the host briefly as it was dark and raining when he got home. A very kind person and a very gracious person for setting up his property as well as he did. At night it was dead quiet except for hearing the wildlife move about in the distance. Completely pitch dark as well.
I would definitely recommend this location if you are passing through the area.
This was our 2nd time Boondocking and I think we were spoilt! The secluded location was beautiful, easy to find and to have full hookups was great. MikeinElease is a very friendly / knowledgeable host and gave us some helpful advice on our RV since we are newbies. We highly recommend staying here!
What a beautiful, peaceful place MikeinElease is. It was so needed after sleeping - or not sleeping - through Hurricane Michael’s last revenge before heading out to sea. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, sewer and water. Pine trees throughout the property. I hope to be in the area again so I can stay another time.
This was my 2nd time boondocking with my camper. The site had all the amenities and I was able to take my time and learn how to use the waste, hot water heater and the awnings. The site was perfect. You couldn't ask for better! They even had blueberries to pick between the sites! Beautiful landscape, flowers, and fruit. I felt safe and secure here by myself with my dog. Don't let the rattlesnake warning keep you away! Thank you, MikeinElease for a relaxing and perfect time!
After living MikeinElease I realized how high the bar has been set for great boondocking. From my initial arrival when I was going to park at a distant site, the host, Mike, flagged me down to guide me to a more favorable site. HIs hospitality was wonderful, and the location he has created in his park is as close to being a top RV park as you can come. I highly recommend this site, and hope my travels may lead me to MikeinElease again someday.
Mike was a wonderful and warm host, very communicative, and went out of his way for us on multiple occasions. The property is lovely. It is easily one of the most beautiful host locations we've been to, and we had a super-relaxing stay, which was just what we needed.
We highly recommend this host location, thank you MikeinElease!
-Shlo n' Dash
The property is amazing! Quiet, out in the country, just perfect! Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to meet my hosts as they were out at the time but communication was great!! Thanks guys! I'd very much like to come by sometime when you're in town!
Very beautifull place, quiet and very clean.
Road instructions very easy to follow.
Very welcoming people. We enjoyed our stay in this secluded spot of North Carolina
Mike is a super host! Beautiful property.
This was our 2nd stay at this location. Great property with numerous sites to choose from. Host friendly and very accommodating. Convenient enough to I-95 but far enough away to not have the road noise. Highly recommend!
Perfect location for our overnight stay. Wooded and quiet, with several level parking spots. Many thanks to our generous host for sharing their bit of nature!