We are both retired now and love to travel. We bike ride, hike, dancing, river rafting, Zumba and enjoy visiting new places and people,
Gardening, woodworking, SCUBA/snorkeling, Brewfests, and music festivals.
We have a Border Collie and a cat. Most times we do not travel with our pets (except on short trips we bring our dog Elle)
We usually find BLM, and forest service areas.
We have a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 pickup standard cab and a Lance 815 Light camper.
We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and spent the evening chatting. Lovely, friendly and considerate guests. Enjoy the rest of your journey!
The folks over at the Raw Deal Ranch welcomed us and showed us where to pull in our rig. They offered water and electric and the use of their patio. Super friendly couple who also gave us some tips about what to do in the area and where to eat. The area was devastated by fire last year but is starting to recover with lots of new housing being built and the flora coming back. Very close to Whiskeytown lake. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts and a great addition to the BDW community.
I was exhausted when I arrived at their lovely home. They hooked me up and I went to lay down. Slept well in their cool driveway!
My hosts helped me park on a level spot. They offered me a 120V electrical connection, which I accepted, and water, which I did not need. They are very nice people. Their area was in a very big fire in 2018, but their house was spared. The parking spot is on level concrete and a slightly sloped paved driveway. It isn't too far from I-5. There are two ways to get there; the directions they gave and the one my rig's navigation wanted me to go.
A truly hot welcome from these Boondockers in Redding. The mercury soared to 111 degrees just for us!
Yes, it was a pleasant stay with Tim and Dianna. It was a first hand experience of the 2018 bush fires, and the effects on peoples lives. We enjoyed our time there
We stayed for a night on our way from Southern California to Portland. After being on the road for 12 hours with lunch and gas stops, their home was perfect for us to park for the night. Despite the fire damage from last year throughout the whole of Shasta/Redding, you see people re-building, and you see the forest trying to grow back all over. It is beautiful and quiet.
They have a circle drive way but it is too small for a large rig to get all the way around so we pulled around as much we could and simply backed out in the morning, that all worked out very well and they were a great help.
The hosts are absolutely wonderful people. Very friendly and we very much enjoyed their hospitality and company. Highly recommend this location and this couple.
I really enjoyed my night’s stay at Raw Deal Ranch. The hosts are friendly and will make you feel right at home the moment you meet them. Their property is quiet and peaceful. I would highly recommend them!
ShastaDi was so warm and welcoming to me and my daughters from the moment we connected. They were so kind and genuine during our stay, I felt like we were staying with family! I definitely look forward to staying with them again on our next journey through their area. Thank you again!
ShastaDi have been welcoming and gracious to open up their ranch to share with fellow boondockers. They kept in constant communication with us while coping with the Wildfires that destroyed much of the area they live in. They are safe and last I heard the sheep are safe. I am hoping all who have had the privilege of staying with them or all who will yet stay with them will send positive energy their way as they work to recover from the devastating 'Carr' fires.
Just outside of Redding. Quiet and peaceful. Easy access and very level. Nice property. Mike and Diane could not be any nicer!!!
We seriously had such a great time with ShastaDi! Their propety is lovely, they’re welcoming, generous, and thoughtful hosts! we would have stayed longer if we could have and hope to come back someday. thank you so very much!!!