Meet new friends responsibly. Learn about our COVID-19 safety guidelines here.

donnrita

Age: 55-65

Member since December 2017

Business owners for 30 years and love rv'ing North America

Ultra Host

Expired Guest

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

Very well rounded and handy to have around.

Skills & Expertise to Share

As business owners with a full service security/lock shop we do everything from simple key cutting to installations of entire storefront glass doors & facades. In my spare time I build and renovated properties as well as our own. Very experienced in electrical, plumbing and structure, but my forte is low voltage electronics and can make anything work if you dream it I can build it. I made a friends RV under belly compartment all remote controlled locking/unlocking each with its own button to release a door. It was a great project and fun to do. The real boss well she just loves to meet new people outside our business and RV' ers are her kind of people.

donnrita's Pets

We have one small dog Sadie who is 13 years old. Goes everywhere with us.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Have yet to try this other than the occasional Walmart, just purchased a Generator so see where that leads us.

donnrita's Hometown

Kenora

donnrita's Guest Details

donnrita's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

36 feet long

Sabre 36 foot 5th wheel with 3 slide outs towed by a 2017 Ford F250 crew cab short box

donnrita's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

donnrita Has 1 Host Location

The Ranch

Laclu, ON, CA
See Details

donnrita's References (93)

References from Guests (93)

afraser

September 2020

Great spot!

Great host, very friendly and helpful with a beautiful place! I’m sure we will be back.


Ccurran84

September 2020

I didn't want to leave

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay on your beautiful land. We enjoyed the conversation and bonfire, the morning is one for our memory books.

Thank you!
Craig and Crystal


hlounsbu

September 2020

Great Stay

Thank you so very much. Should have stayed 2 days! You have the perfect property with level parking, great view of the water, a beautiful rock island to walk around.


JJs_Journey

September 2020

A Real Gem

This place is just amazingly beautiful and so peaceful. We really enjoyed the beach and watching the birds and the beautiful sunset. The property is huge and incredibly well kept and cared for. There are a variety of areas to camp out, We chose the northern sites so as to have access to power. We met the Host briefly and he was genial and pleasant. With power, water and a beach, this Boondocker's Welcome location is incredible.


hlounsbu

September 2020

Nice Lake setting

Large lake property beautiful setting. Was met by the host (very friendly and helpful) and shown the various areas to park. Watch for deer crossing the roads. Overall great experience!


bikeriders

September 2020

Super host

Super site in a beautiful and quiet setting. Super nice host. Will be back


Dan et Andre

September 2020

Great host and place

We appreciated our stay. Lovely place, great hosts. We saw few deers in morning and afternoon. Thanks for sharing your great place


Akela

September 2020

Nice to be back.

Beautiful quiet setting with an easy going friendly host.


Dan et Andre

September 2020

Awesome place

Real paradise in a wonderful region! Amazing hosts with a nice setting and peaceful place by a lake. Very welcoming, friendly and generous hosts. We had a great time biking and exploring the region. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you donnrita!


bikeriders

September 2020

Great site

Our hosts are very friendly and welcoming persons and their property is so nice. It was our first time boondocking and it will be hard to do better.

Thank you for everything


Paulypoppins

September 2020

Our second stay at The Ranch

Definitely worth staying here again! We’ll request this spot again if we’re coming this way again. Thanks for the beautiful spot and generous hosting!


RootSleuths

September 2020

Lovely location

Beautiful view and quiet location. Very generous hosts to share their beautiful property!


ericandsara

September 2020

5 stars

Awesome place. A must-stop for sure!


Waynes.World

September 2020

Awesome site.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ranch. Your property is top shelf. The beach and island were a big hit with the family. We will try to get this spot on the way home next month. Super big Thank You to our hosts. :) :)


Firefly

September 2020

Fantastic

All reviews are correct! What a place!


Burk

September 2020

Beautiful Retreat

What a great spot this is; right on a lake. Very peaceful and quiet. Got the best sleep of our trip so far. Thanks Don n Rita for your hospitality, even though you were away.


ellen

September 2020

Little piece of Paradise

Thank you once again for your hospitality! It was nice chatting with you.
You have a beautiful and very peaceful little piece of paradise.
Love the rock island - very photogenic!
Stay well.
Cheers
Ellen
PS - I think we were up before the rooster!


Paulypoppins

August 2020

Our stay at The Ranch

Words can scarcely express how delighted we were with our stay! We parked right on the beach and enjoyed the quiet lake, bird calls, beautiful sunset, cozy fire, and lovely moon reflecting off the water. This is definitely a highlight of our trip out to BC from Ontario! Hoping to stay here again! Our host was helpful and generous beyond our expectations. Thank you!


parisienpeaches

August 2020

A Piece of Paradise

What a glorious stop on our way back home. We were grateful for the hosts to allow us for 2 nights where we enjoyed some R&R. The sunsets were magnificent as was the peninsula were we swam in the lake. We wish we met the hosts as they have gone out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - very generous folks!


joeybird777

August 2020

Beautiful spot

Great spot by the lake. Highly recommend this spot!


joshmc333

August 2020

Big, beautiful lakefront property with hookups!

Lovely place to stay. Lush grass lawn leading down to a beautiful lake with a private little peninsula. The electrical hookups and hoses were very convenient for our little 2-RV convoy. Would recommend! 10/10!


Leppi

August 2020

Relaxing Stay Right by the Lake

We stayed at this beautiful property with our 30 ft motorhome for five days. We had the choice of full hook-up under trees or boondocking right at the lake and we chose the latter. We had wifi and an ample amount of fire wood. We had lots of privacy and it was very quiet and relaxing.
Unfortunately, we did not get to meet our generous hosts since they were camping themselves at that time but communication before and throughout our stay was effortless.


Patricia_Chris

August 2020

Amazing!!!!

This host has GREAT communication!
The place is a hidden paradise seriously!
Although they were not home on our stay we will be leaving tomorrow to head on our trip as they graciously let us stay the storm coming in

From the little island to water and hydro available this place had everything!
We hope to visit on our way back from B.C. in a few weeks.

Thank you so much for making our first Boondocking a great one!


CsTheUs

August 2020

fantastic

Donnrita was a fantastic host.
He helped us setup and provided everything they need for a wonderful campfire by the Beach. We had excellent conversation as well.

Our stay exceeded are expectations. I highly recommend.
If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we'll definitely request another stay.

Thanks again!


keith

July 2020

A lovely spot on the lake!

We had a great overnight stay at The Ranch, and while we unfortunately did not get to meet our hosts as they were away, they made us very welcome. And their friend who was staying on the property was super helpful directing us to the right place to park, and getting blocks and the electrical cord for us!

It would be great to see them out in BC!

Many thanks!

Keith and Robyn


Happytrails54

July 2020

Very Happy

Unfortunately the owners weren't there but a friend of theirs helped us get setup. The place is just amazing beautiful and so peaceful. We really enjoyed ourselves sitting on the beach and watching the birds and then the beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this to anyone. I wish we could've met the owners because everyone says such good things about them. Maybe next time.


MelissaRamos

July 2020

Probably one of the nicest people we've met!

Not only is Don's place absolutely gorgeous (truly a slice of heaven), but he is honestly one of the nicest, most hospitable people we've met on our journey. While we're full-timers, we're pretty new to the game so when we pulled up, he raced to help us get levelled and was beyond kind. We enjoyed our conversations and laughs with him and would absolutely recommend his place (and will probably come visit him again at some point!). Thank you Don so much, you truly are a gem of a human being!


Clo999

July 2020

Extremely positive

Perfect stay. I stretched it as it was so pleasant.


maiyaj

July 2020

Great hosts!!

Lovely place to stay. Thank you!!


NoFixedAddress.life

July 2020

Heading Home

Another wonderful stay at a beautiful location with generous and welcoming hosts!

Thanks again!!


maiyaj

July 2020

Amazing hosts

Probably the nicest spot we've stopped at. Really helpful hosts and a very peaceful beautiful location. We even saw baby deer.!


Akela

July 2020

Quiet and peaceful

The Ranch is a great stop. Very quiet and peaceful.


NoFixedAddress.life

July 2020

Amazing!!!

The Ranch is absolutely beautiful!! The hosts are super friendly and welcoming opening their gorgeous property up for use. You can swim at their beachfront or have a fire in the beach fire pit. We were in a spacious area amongst the trees with two other Boondockers. We had access to water, wifi and electricity...they even have hoses, extension cords and sturdy boards available for use if needed. Amazing hosts and an amazing property!


PAULTHEROCK

July 2020

More than we hoped or imagined

We booked here again after a restful 2 night first stay. We enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful well groomed grounds. This time round the weather was hot and breezy so we took advantage of their beach. Thankyou so much D&R for your warm welcome and hospitality. Thankyou for bending over backwards in helping us set up later in the evening. Highly recommend The Ranch when passing through Kenora , Ontario


ddemers46

July 2020

So Incredible we Extended our Stayh

We've been using BoondockersWelcome for some time (what a great idea!) so we've visited quite a few hosts. All have been amazing, but this was by far the best! You couldn't possibly ask for a better experience. We cooled off with 30 amp power, swam in the lake, enjoyed the WiFi and unlimited water supply, lolled under the shade trees, watched the deer in the front "yard", and were looked after by the most generous and kind gentleman you could wish for! What a treat! You could stay in a provincial park for anywhere from 30 to 90 dollars, and not even have services. Pinch me!
Dennis and Pamela (hoping we return this way).


PAULTHEROCK

June 2020

Stunning property

Don was great, helped us get set up quickly. Very friendly and accommodating. Beautiful experience, a deer came right up to our trailer. Easy to find and would certainly return again!


LambOnTheRun

June 2020

An incredible host!

My wife and I were packing up this morning getting ready to leave after a nice couple of days spent at this hosts lovely property when we noticed a major problem with the back of our trailer. The back wall had started to separate! I started in on a quick repair, then went up to the house to let them know we would be a bit late departing. The host came down to see if we needed help, and stayed the whole day helping with time, tools, materials and his knowledge!! Truly a generous soul! He then suggested we stay another night to make sure our repairs held. What a guy!


LambOnTheRun

June 2020

What a beautiful property, and amazing hosts!

When we pulled up, we were lucky enough to have the host personally guide us to our site on his amazing property. He was in the process of installing a second 30 Amp hookup. It was very quiet and peaceful, and we really enjoyed our 2 days.


GandG

June 2020

Beautiful Spot

Wow what a beautiful spot. Found the place easily with very accurate directions on the site. We got setup with power and wifi (we chose a site with power which is off the water but worked great). Then walked down to the beach and around the little rocky peninsula on the property. The field sites are right there by the beach and peninsula. Beautiful views and I can only imagine the sunsets.

Communication with D n R were great. Got us going with the wifi and answered my our questions on the local area.

We are looking forward to stopping on our next trip past and staying a few days to the beach and lake.

G and G


RoslinBoondockers

May 2020

Paradise!

What a beautiful spot to stop for the night! Wonderful hosts provided friendly assistance when we really needed it!

I would highly recommend stopping in at The Ranch to anyone travelling in the Kenora area! Hope to visit again someday!


Sasquatch

October 2019

What a beautiful spot

The Ranch was just what we needed when the rain and snow flakes began. The grassy RV site is on a beautiful property by the lake. Don made sure we had water and Wi Fi. We were comfortable and commmend them for being such a great host.


WaringCreek

September 2019

Great stay at The Ranch!

We had a wonderful stay at The Ranch. Donnrita are excellent hosts, very accommodating, friendly and generous.
We enjoyed your beautiful property with it’s abundance of wildlife.
We highly recommend and hope to travel your way again. Thanks again for hosting.


dflw

September 2019

Paradice

Right by the water
Haven’t slept so well in years
Host was away
I hope to stay there in the future


ljzehr

September 2019

Northern Ontario paradise

This was an awesome boondocker location. Nestled on a lake in Northern Ontario just outside Kenora. Was great chatting with Don when we were setting up. Due to the rain coming we did not take one of the lake front spots but stayed for higher ground. This allowed us to hook up to one of his 30 amp poles. Great amenities, Great location and Great people. Some of the many benefits of the Boondockers website. We even had a group of deer stop by to say goodnight to us!!!


TheCosyMoseycrew

September 2019

Wonderful!

Thank you so much Donnrita!
Instructions to your home were clear and detailed, lots of hard-packed parking for our little rig looking into the meadow. We didn't take advantage of the fire pit or your fishing hints but appreciated the offer. Only disappointment was that our gracious, friendly hosts were off travelling so we couldn't say Thank You in person!


Time2Explore

September 2019

Scenic, super quiet area!!!

Although our hosts were not available, they provided very good instructions to their home. We took an evening walk along the shore, beautiful views of the lake, and avoided bothering the bunch of Canada Geese that were overnighting. Much thanx for hosting us, it was a perfect location to unwind!!!


Josee_and_Jean

September 2019

Great place to be!

Our host was very nice with us, we were stock in the mub with the rv and he gladly pull us out of trouble. It was very nice talking with the host? The location for the rv was very nice in a beautiful landscape. Thanks a lot for the stay!


TerryDyer

August 2019

The Ranch: a beautiful and restful spot

We really enjoyed visiting The Ranch despite the rain and wind which prevented us from truly experiencing this beautiful property. We certainly would like to return when the weather is sunny. Thanks, D., for hosting us; we would certainly recommend you as a Boondock host and venue.T&V

P.S. Thanks for "unstucking" us!


MerlinA

August 2019

A peaceful night

At The Ranch, Donrita have been excellent hosts and provided us all the details for a wonderful stay. The Ranch is a dream oasis after the many hours on the road. A place right on a wonderful lake, it is so peaceful. Chatting with our host was great. An overall great experience. Thanks a lot.


Penderfriends

August 2019

Great stay

This accommodating couple shared their gorgeous property with us, going out of there way to make our stay in the area possible and perfect. Would happily visit again. In fact, looking forward to it.


Jonimike

August 2019

Beautiful location

Thanks again Donrita. It felt good to pull into a familiar spot after a long days drive. Sorry you had to work but hopefully we meet again on our next trip East or if you are out our way.


Dave8156

August 2019

Beautiful lakeside campsite

Friendly and accommodating host and one of the most beautiful properties we have been lucky enough to stay at on our travels.


TimandTina

August 2019

Great experience all around.

Joining BW was absolutely the best idea my wife has ever had! We had a great stay with DonnRita. I could not imaging anything better as a first experience. Thanks guys for sharing your wonderful property with us and for such great hospitality. Really look forward to seeing you both again down the road.

TNT


Briananddena

July 2019

Beautiful place, incredible host, 5 stars!

Our host told me he welcomed Boondockers because he loved his property so much that he wanted to share it. We are very lucky he feels this way, because it was a great treat for these tired travelers to spend even one night at such a special place.
Thank you


ksrichards

July 2019

Amazing Host

Beautiful property with an accompanying host. Highly recommend.


Frede_Chris

July 2019

Wow!

Big beautiful property with all the services we needed.
The view on the lake is amazing! We would definitely stay there again!
Thank you. :-)


AnnPugh

July 2019

lovely lake setting

We were sorry not be able to hook up with our hosts as there was no-one home, my cell phone had died and no wifi, so unable to contact them. We were exhausted as our A/C had quit in our vehicle and it had been a very long day. Although it was pouring rain when we arrived, we were able to park right at lakeside - it was so peaceful and calming a location, it was a welcome destressor for us. The rain stopped and the sun came out later, so we could sit outside,listening to the birds and call of the loons before and turning for and early night.


Gapyear

July 2019

Excellent

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your gorgeous lake house! We loved meeting you and your family and getting some awesome recommendations. The fireworks show was icing on the cake. Take care and maybe we will see on another down in Arizona.


ellen

June 2019

Beautiful lake setting

We were welcomed by Don and told to set up anywhere along the property. The Canada geese really like the waterfront! Lots of baby ducks and goslings!
Wonderful views of the lake and a magnificent sunset
Our little labradoodle was very welcome and she enjoyed her off leash time.
Thanks so much!


Iza23Treker

June 2019

The Ranch is awesome

First Boondockers experience for us! The Ranch was beautiful. Very peaceful, nice lake lots of nature. Deers, turtles, bald eagle flying over head and more. Did not get to meet the hosts this time. Hopefully on the way back. Loved the Ranch.


Beaumier24

June 2019

Just beautiful!

So peaceful...so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your dream place with us.


CCANDKH

June 2019

Great brief stay

Always nice to see a nice smile. Thank you for a place to rest our head for the night.


Jonimike

June 2019

Excellent

Our first boondockers welcome stay. Great hosts and amazing location. We booked for one night but stayed 2 as it was a perfect place to relax by the lake.
Thanks so much donrita.


ExploringDoyles

June 2019

Stunning Views and Wildlife too

This the most beautiful location that we have stayed at. Don and Rita have a beautiful property with options with a fantastic veiw or with services. While here we enjoyed seeing several Canadian geese families, loon families and a beaver. We enjoyed our chat with Don and we hope to see them again in the future.


Alain

June 2019

Hâvre de paix / Safe Haven

Hôte chaleureux, généreux et disponible . Magnifique emplacement, reposant et tranquille. Une place de choix. Merci / Warm, generous and available host. Beautiful location, relaxing and quiet. A place of choice. Thank you


Shanny

June 2019

Boondocker supreme.

Beautiful camping area and super accommodating hosts.


MarkG

May 2019

New Friends!

Don and Rita are the perfect hosts. They make you feel right at home; So much, in fact, you don't want to leave! hahaha. A perfect balance of relaxing atmosphere and great conversation. Quality and genuine people.


La Strada

May 2019

Incredible place and very friendly host

After driving over the property, he show us wonderful places.
We picked one, very beautiful and so quiet.
Thanks


Jannus

May 2019

Middle in the nature with outlook of the lake

Donnrita give us warm welcome and a place nearby the electricity. It was an fabulous place to stay for us. We ware only one but it is a place for a holiday.
Thanks Donnrita!


Mscheltgen

May 2019

Super host!

Repeat visitor here!

Our family had such a great time here last summer that we made a point to stay again this spring.

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts.

A pure pleasure.


CCANDKH

May 2019

Nice property

This a nice property with a view of the lake many deer and geese.
We were unfortunately unable to spend time with you.
Thank you.


Lynntichauer

May 2019

Didn’t stay unfortunately.

Did not stay with host. Stay was cancelled by the host for unfortunate medical reasons.
Good communication from Donita.


Winsome

May 2019

Totally Accommodating

Inspite of a visit early in the season our host was totally accommodating and guided us to an ideal spot on a huge property where our RV would be level and the view of the lake ideal. Wanted to stay longer and listen to the loon calls out on the lake. Many thanks.


CatOnTheGo

April 2019

Gorgeous View

The view and surroundings were lovely. We received a warn welcome. Friendly and interesting hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would love to return when the ice is out of the lake. Great place! Great hosts!


KanukOnTheRoad

September 2018

This was my 2nd stay !

Just as perfect as the first one.
Whiskey enjoyed running around:-)

Thanks again !


lostvagabonds

September 2018

Boondocker's Paradise

Wow. Fabulous spot and super friendly host - what can you ask more?

We didn't stay long, but it was perfect! We arrived later than planned, and he waited for us, and even helped us level the trailer. Such a gentleman.

Nothing but good words for that spot/host! Hopefully we will be able to come back in the future and stay longer.


AlberniFalls

September 2018

Perfect Hosts ..Amazing Property in a Great Location!

What more can We say! Don and Rita welcomed us with open arms . There’re Property is so big and so well maintained that we felt like we were in Our own Private retreat!
We initially requested a stay of three nights ,but due to circumstances we arrived early and stayed later!

We certainly recommend The Ranch to All our fellow Boondockers!

Thanks again for an amazing stay!

Rob and Jean. Alberni Falls


LeoAndAline

August 2018

Perfect stay, amazing site and hosts

We stayed two nights in their beautiful land and we were delighted by Don and Rita's hospitality. We hope to meet you again and you are very welcome at our place whenever you pass by our region. Thank you for all the help. Greta, Thor and Ian thank you so much!
Merci beaucoup!!


love2travel

August 2018

The Best “ EXCELLENT “

This was one of our most enjoyable stays with Boondockers. Don & Rita we’re very friendly, helpful and made you feel right at home. They have a beautiful Ranch sitting on the edge of a peaceful lake with lots of room.
We were fortunate to have some interesting conversations with Don with lots of laughs. He’s a great guy.
I hope we have the pleasure someday to show him a little of Arizona.
A BIG thanks to Don & Rita, one of the Great hosts of Boondockers.


AlberniFalls

August 2018

The Ranch is a truly special place!

We could not have stayed anywhere as beautiful as this Lakefront Ranch !

Thank you Rita and Don

Rob y Jean ....Alberni Falls!


Mscheltgen

August 2018

Amazing Retreat!

We cannot say enough good things about this host or his property! We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night.
The grounds were impeccably maintained and the fishing was spectacular!
The kids especially loved the little private island that they could catch crayfish from.
Our host was the nicest, most ambitious, hardworking man that we have ever had the pleasure of their acquaintance.
Definitely be back again!


Nomads-and-Free

August 2018

Quiet stay

Welcoming host.
We fell asleep with the cry of the loons.
Really quiet and beautiful environment.
Thanks


Shaggy

July 2018

John and Sharon'Stone 2nd Boondocking experience

Thanks D n R for being a Host for Boondockers.com. From your warm welcome to your beautiful property on the lake, everything was more than we expected. The peaceful and serene setting was just what we needed after a long day of driving through northern Ontario. We would highly recommend you to other Boondockers!


A former member

July 2018

Superb site

A dream location worthy of the best campsites!


KanukOnTheRoad

July 2018

100% Perfect!

Beautiful property by the lake !!!!
Amazing people :-)

My puppy & I loved our 3 days by the lake.
Thank you so much !!


VTTREK

July 2018

Nice spot

A warm welcome on a hot afternoon


gandrew

July 2018

Peaceful retreat

After the hustle and bustle of driving all day it was sheer heaven to spend time at the ranch. Easy to find. Beautiful scenery and welcoming hosts. It doesn't vet much better. A longer stay maybe.


SockeyeandCoho

July 2018

Lovely place, very helpful host!

A beautiful place with lots of space and a fascinating rock formation i wish i could have explored more. Donnrita was a great host wirh lots of helpful information about the roads ahead that and allowed us to follow a really nice route to our next destination. Thanks Don, best drive in a long time! And getting fresh fish from the lake was fantastic!


Brendahope

July 2018

Perfect Stay

The Ranch is absolutely beautiful. The directions given to us were easy and spot-on.
There was someone there to meet us and he even gave us some worms for fishing! We didn’t require any water or power but it was great knowing it was there if we needed it.
We fished on the rocky point and had deer right outside our trailer! Our evening and night was peaceful and quiet.
Would definitely recommend!


Linda Stokes

July 2018

Sleeping in the park

This spot is absolutely beautiful. A Park by the lake. We woke up to the Loon,s call. Very peaceful. Gracious hosts.


Danson

June 2018

Beautiful place

Don's a great guy and has an awesome spot. We did a little fishing while there and my wife fed a couple of deer. Couldn't ask for a better spot. Thanks Don!
Terry & Wendy.


McCowan

June 2018

Lovely spot

What a beautiful setting and the host gave us great instructions and made us feel very welcome.


roy.aube

May 2018

we loved our stay. don & rita are very welcoming

Nicest ranch ever visited! Gorgious place!