My husband and myself have been married for 40+ years, retired from farming since 2006 but still living on the family farm which has been in the family going on 100 yrs.
Since retiring from farming we have been enjoying many different ways of seeing the world. Traveling in our Motor Home, backpacking in central America and on occasion cruising and all inclusives.
We enjoy hosting people from all over the world, swapping stories and learning about their travel adventures.
Being from a farming background, we have tools and some mechanical knowledge if needed.
At both our son's homes
Pincher Creek Alberta
Toad- Honda CRV
This was our first guest experience with Boondockers Welcome, after years of being hosts. Simply fantastic! Lots of snow on the ground, cold weather, and covid-19 restrictions, but the TravelingJanzens made us welcome (socially distantly), and provided a terrific camp spot with great view, services, outside visits, and some good advice.
They set a high standard for any hosts we may meet after this. We loved their farm, mountain views and all, and hearing some of the family stories of the century the Janzen family has been there. They even helped top up our fresh water tank in double digit freezing cold. Great first-time guest experience, after hosting for so long. Thank to both of you for everything, we hope to see you again, when conditions make a visit easier.
We are here for 2 nights but I couldn’t wait till tomorrow to share about our experience here. Directions were great to get here, there is a large flat parking area. But most of all the views are amazing. Gorgeous prairie to the east and beautiful mountains to the west and south. The sunset was awesome, the clouds looked like they were on fire and the midnight sky was so black but filled with millions of stars. Breathe taking. Thanks for hosting us. Can’t wait to experience it again tonight.
We had an amazing experience at TravelingJanzens. They were more than welcoming and hospitable. This was our first time Boondocking and the experience was better than we could have imagined because this couple are knowledgeable, friendly, and have a breathtaking location to call home. ‘Salt of the earth’ people. We will be back!
Always a pleasure to stay here on our way to and from the US. Quiet, beautiful and such lovely hosts. The border crossing is very close and the nearby town has everything you need for groceries, dining and vehicle maintenance.
Again the second time we have stayed here, had a very nice stay perfect spot and a nice visit with our hosts.
The view was tough to beat with open landscapes.. perfect for sunset viewings! Very quiet surroundings too. We enjoyed talking to the hosts for quite a bit the next morning exchanging stories of travels and living in Canada vs the US. We were so happy to have come here!
We had a lovely visit and enjoyed our conversations emensely. Hearing of all of the amazing travel experiences that our host have had was really interesting and we look forward to seeing them again.
The setting is on a beautiful and quiet farm. The hosts were great and we enjoyed sharing travel stories over coffee and cookies. Thanks for a delightful visit.
We had a great stay. Went to a near by National Park. On a scale 1 to 10 this is definitely a 10. Great conversation with the host or should I say Super Host.
Fantastic hosts, beuatiful spot, easy set up and very quiet and comfortable.
One of our favorite place so far
Gar and Bev are amazingly nice people. We enjoyed their company and would definitely come back for sure.
This is such an awesome location. Close to three borders, US, BC and Sask. We will use this stop many many trips ahead not only for the convenient location for our travels to and from US but also for our stay visiting friends and family close by to the hosts. And speaking of the hosts, these world travelers have abundant info to share for all of us whether it's RV'ing, Cruise Ships and all other. Besides that, they are lovely, kind people. You will leave this boondocking spot refreshed and comfortable. Say hello for us !!!
Thank you for being wonderful hosts. We enjoyed our evening together and although the view of the mountains was obscured by the haze/smoke from the fires in northern Alberta, the view of your farmland was lovely.
Wonderful location in the country with a view of the mountains. So enjoyed our visit again with this couple - we had visited before in 2017 coming back from Alaska. Great to share stories after a wonderful dinner! Thanks again.
This was an incredibly relaxing, peaceful spot in the shadow of the Rockies. We had two options for power 15 and 30 AMP plus water. The gravel driveway is even and perfect for our heavy 5th wheel. The hosts are absolutely lovely. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They travel also and have many good stories as well as a wealth of information to share. We look forward to going back to this boondocking spot in the future.
Although the hosts were just back from a trip and one of them had the flu, they accepted our request to stay. Their spot has an incredible view! We enjoyed watching the sun set and rise, at their peaceful location. We are sorry our timing was such that we couldn't visit with them.
We had great time, so much so that we extended our stay. They were super nice, shared tips on what to do around and our children got to play the grandkids toys. We will definitely remember our stay, especially since our daughter took her first step at their house :)
The stay was fabulous. We keep bringing the rain to this farm, but it is an easy in and out and very quiet nights. We spent the morning talking with our hosts and they let the kids play with their grandkid’s toys. It could not have been more welcoming. It is a visit we will remember.
Wonderful hosts and amazing views. Enjoyed the opportunity to chat about, well, everything, and share some travel stories. Would definitely stay again! Thanks guys!
Chryke49 helped us out in the rain when we got there and invited us in for coffee/tea and some good conversation for the evening to get out of the rain. There is plenty of room to maneuver in and out. We only spent one night, but plan on visiting again when we come back from Alaska and have to pass through again.
We loved our stay with chryke49 - and the peacefulness of their farm. They are incredibly welcoming, helpful, and engaging people - we are grateful to have had a chance to meet!
This was our first experience boon docking and chryke49 were wonderful hosts. They have a large flat area where we parked alongside two other RVers, who shared their knowledge with us and were great neighbours. Our kids loved it here, picking crabapples, chasing the cats, playing on the kids' playground. The feeling of solitude here is beautiful, and we feel very fortunate to have found chryke49 for our first boondocking experience.
We stayed one night with them able returning home after 3 months of travelling. Chryke49 are gracious hosts and we were lucky to be there when 2 other families had stopped. We all had a great time sharing experiences and learning from one another. Definitely a great stop!
It was a reel pleasure to meet Chryke49 at their fabulous propriety, a very quiet farm surrounded by inspiring views. A charming couple wearing their hearts on their sleeves, sharing valuables advices, experiences and interesting conversations. We felt very welcome , thanks again for your hospitality and every small attentions. This was our first boondocking experience and hoping for much more !
Chryke49 were so nice with us!!!
It was our first Bondocking
Their place is amazing!!! So peaceful & beautiful.
Hope we had the chance to talk more with them.
They were very helpful when we needed recommendations to fix pur RV when we left!!
Hope we gonna have the chance to meet them again on the road
We stayed here after a long day of driving. We were welcomed warmly and enjoyed our stay. We were even able to wash our dusty Roadtrek. Although our hosts were not there, their daughter greeted us and helped us out. She even allowed us to follow her into town so we could gas up and avoid driving another dusty gravel road. Thanks again for a wonderful stop on our journey in Canada. We would definitely return to this location.
Lovely place to stay, it's so quiet and peaceful. They are a great couple and very helpful if you need help.
Thanks for the dessert, it was delicious.
We can't say enough about how gracious and welcoming chryke49 are. Their place is fantastic (wide open and private at the same time) and we wish we could have stayed longer. Their hospitality went over and above what we expected. We would certainly love to stay with them again if we are in the area. Thank-you!!!
What a great way to experience cattle and grain country. We spent one night here recently and were welcomed with a smile. After being shown where to park and hookup to power and water, we were invited in for coffee. Thanks for the stories.
This is a really easy review to write. Our hosts were so nice. The views are spectacular.
We would love to go there again if we have the chance!!!
Spent one night here with some other Boondockers. We had great conversations with them all. We were amazed at how far one could see nothing but farms. Hope to see them again someday.
We enjoyed warm (campfire), friendly, helpful hosts while enjoying staying on their farm in the wide open spaces of southern Alberta. Also met other boondockers while there and both they and the hosts shared good information for us newby boondockers. Highly recommend Chryke49!
Ruth and Steve
We stayed a night here and enjoyed a lovely couple who have lots of travel experiences to share. Very welcoming and a great spot with wonderful views to the mountains.
We stayed one night with Bev & Garry and were welcomed in their home for good conversation and to get acquainted. They are a well travelled couple who shared their experiences of travel to exotic places as well as to underdeveloped countries for their charitable work. We thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality and highly recommend staying at their farm.
David & Angie
We had a very enjoyable evening sharing travel stories and gaining area information from Bev and Garry. Beautiful quiet location too.
These boondocker hosts, Bev and Garry, were most welcoming. Their farm near Pincher Creek Alberta provides amazing views of the surrounding countryside. I spent a lovely evening around a campfire with them, and slept well in this scenic, peaceful, and quiet (except for the howls of coyotes!) spot. Highly recommended. Thanks so much, Bev and Garry.
This was our first time to try Boondockers locations and what a pleasant experience! Even though this farm is 20 miles south of Pincher Creek, Alberta, it was so worth the effort to get there. They went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did they plug us in but also prepared dinner for us. We spent a most pleasant evening getting to know our gracious hosts. If you want a break from city lights, and noise, this is the place to go.