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 2021 Rockwood 29 foot Travel Trailer. We tow with a Ford F-250.
Second time meeting these guys......and again, it was a great experience.
Would definitely welcome them again.
What a wonderful place to stay. Nestled amongst Southern Pine and minimalist manicured native foliage sits this gem of a retreat. Our Verizon connectivity worked great here and allowed us to catch up on some work while enjoying the pristine surroundings.The host was genuinely friendly and happy to have us. Even donated a few stainless screws to help fix a minor issue on our rig. Peaceful, quiet, and a surrounded by nature this is a must stop for anyone traveling the I95 or visiting the area. Don’t miss it.
We had to duck in and out of there too quickly to enjoy it as much as we wanted. Great campsites nice trail. Beautiful location. Thanks Mike!
The grounds are beautiful, immaculately kept. There are dozens of hummingbirds flying around the many feeders. Mike , the host was kind and very welcoming. A great stay!
This is a really neat place. Off the beaten path and great hosts.
Our family stay was one night only but relaxing and quiet. Our little ones loved walking in the woods and having a camp fire to look at and keep the summer bugs away. The #7 pull through site was wide enough for our slide out and the restroom was right across the driveway. We did use our generator for cooling off as it was the peak of summer and shut it off later to respect our tent neighbors. Our rig stayed cool all night with the tree coverage. It’s seven miles off I95 and the driveway was welcoming with pine trees. It’s definitely North Carolina Tar Heel country but no banjo music was heard. I’ll highly recommend stopping off for a stay.
This was such a beautiful, clean organized campsite. Nice roads and amenities. Nice people!
Found MikeinElease while driving south on I-95 and needed a stopover for the night. It was as delightful as the description. Beautiful sites and nice amenities if you need them. Only met Mike and he was very nice. Broke our two day drive up nicely without having to stay at a Pilot. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Mike.
If this is your first boondockers welcome experience, it might spoil any future stays, it's just that fabulous!
Michael greeted us and cordially explained the lay of the land.
There is a charming"outhouse" (when has an outhouse ever been referred to as"charming"), and the outdoor solar shower provides a continued sense of peace in the pines.
We regretfully bid Michael farewell after only a one night stay, hoping to return soon!
Wonderful location and really great hosts. The care and upkeep of these sites is top notch. Our first Boondockers Welcome stay and it was awesome. We just stayed one night on our way south and it was a peaceful respite between travel days. We have a 40ft motorhome and a tow vehicle. There was plenty of space, several sites we could fit into and there were no low branches or power lines at the site or on the roads. So thankful that these generous hosts allowed us to share such a nice location.
Host greeted us with a smile and open arms. Enjoyed chatting very much while setting up camp. This is a place where body and soul can relax and rest from a day of traveling. Look forward to our next stay. (Host site is on the traveled path between home and our gorgeous grandson)
Very welcoming! It is no wonder why this property receives so may great reviews. Quiet, peaceful and very comfortable! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful property. Truly a great experience for the soul.
What a great first stop on our retirement tour! Hosts were wonderful, sites were well kept, and the drive entering the property was lines with beautiful pines!
I had to deliver a dune buggy in Florida and this fit the bill, perfectly. Within minutes of sending a request, I had a reply for a one night stay over. I asked if I could stay on the way back north and received a resounding Yes. I look forward to stopping here, for a little longer stay. Thank you.
This is an extremely beautiful oasis the hosts have created! So grateful for their willingness to share it with others!
We hope to come back on our travels again sometime!
Mike has a gem here! We stayed 5 nights and could have stayed longer! Very serene! For most of the nights we were there without any other campers, then on the weekend, there were a few other campers that showed up and you could not even tell anyone was around you!
Stayed over only one night but could have stayed s week. Beautiful grounds, nice amenities, great shower. It is my favorite so far. Thanks for hosting, I'll be back.
This was a wonderful boondocking experience. The hosts were very friendly and offered information on local attractions. They have developed the property beautifully. Spot was serene, shady, and quiet. Great for relaxing.
Nice private hobby campground off the beaten path. Campsites vary and are among tall pines. Beautiful entrance and setting. We did an overnight stop but will have it on our preferred list for future travel. Thanks!
Definitely enjoyed staying here. MikeinElease has certainly put a lot of time into the campground and his property and created a relaxing place to visit. Interesting guy to talk with and highly recommend his place.
Mike has a great little spot place in the woods. He has created a few spots to park your rig and spend the night. There's a clean one person bathroom with an outside dishwashing station. Great directions, about 20 minutes off I-95. Mike is an awesome host.
In the 3 months we have been on the road, thus ranks #1 and we have been to many places.
It felt very home, family, and private.
Very worth the little added drive off I95.
Easy to get to.
We were traveling and had camper issues we needed a place to stay for the night. Our request was answered immediately to let us know a spot was available. MilkeinElease was there to greet us and to be sure we were all set. The spot was so clean and quite. They have done an amazing job setting things up so thoughtfully. I would love to come back and would recommend this Boonedocker stay.
We had a great 3 day stay with this host. He has worked very hard to provide a mini campground and he even has trails, an outdoor shower and bathhouse. Thanks again, safe travels until next time.
This was doubtless the most "professional", cleanest and quietest BW host location we have stayed at. We felt like we were camping in a very nice, quiet state park (which are our preferred paid campground locations). MikeinElease met and welcomed us and we hiked the trail around the pond and had a very quiet night. I can highly recommend this location. Our hosts put a lot of thought and work into making campers feel welcome. I hope we can reciprocate at some point.
What a lovely, lovely stay, and fantastic hosts. Immaculately maintained parking spots, gorgeous trees and even little paths through the woods. Loved the enclosed outdoor shower (walls for privacy, but with an open top - hot water with great pressure!) and the charming, parklike feel.
Wonderful conversations and a great feeling of privacy whenever you wanted it. There are enjoyable hikes within a short drive, and the country roads here are also pleasant for walks and runs. Will stay here again!
Great place to stay excellent hosts very quiet and relaxing .Highly recommend
These guys have it all going on. Could not get any better. How fortunate are we all to have such gracious and generous host. Can not thank them enough for sharing a piece of their beautiful land with us❤️
Thanks guys, we really appreciate everything.
You have a lovely setting. I hope to be able to stay again in the future.
Our host MikeinElease was more than friendly and helpful! We had full hook up (Site One), MikeinElease directed us so we could use it as a pull through. We ate at the picnic table outside and enjoyed the beautiful grounds. We can't imagine there would be a nicer or cleaner or more accommodating place anywhere! Thank you to this super host!
Quiet and secluded it is! This is a great property with a fabulous host. I have stayed here now 3 times and each time it just keeps getting better with more amenities. A lovely destination or a convenient place to stop when passing by on a trip.
A wonderful quiet stay in the North Carolina woods. Our host was very gracious and helpful and the property was easy to find.
The beautiful sites and walking trail through the woods and past the pond made for great dog walks.
We hope to stay here again on our East coast RV travels.
Like other BWs said, the spot was immaculate and easy to access. The host was a great communicator and even though we didn’t meet them, they welcomed us with grace. We recommend this great spot and would come back again!
It rained the entire weekend so we didn’t get to enjoy the campsite as much as we would have hoped. Their property was meticulously taken care of and we enjoyed our weekend with our four dogs. We would love to go back again someday when it’s not raining.
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!