We live on an AirPark, if not knowing what an airpark is, its like a golf community but we have an airstrip in the center of the fly-in community and we all pay for the strip threw dues we pay each year. We are not all pilots or have airplanes but encourage aviation. The lots are from 3- 6 acers. We have two airplanes parked in our garage (hanger attached to the house). We have a 11.6'' pickup camper on a 1 ton dually pickup that we have taken to AZ for about 3 months the last 7 years. We boondock all over, in front of friends, relatives, and of course BLM land all over AZ.
I do a lot of the maintenance on house, airplane, Cabin which we have in the mountains, jack of all trades I guess you might say.
We don't have any pets but have no problem having them as long as they are on leash and well behaved.
Mainly in Az in the winter because we have a cabin the CO mountains that we use in the summer that is 2 hrs away and guest could camp up their also. When traveling we stay anywhere there is a open spot that looks like it would be quite and safe . We are fortunate living out west and have tons of BlM land and state land we can camp on for free.
We live 7 miles East of a SMAll town of Elbert CO. between Denver & Co Springs. Nice and quite, you won't even need to lock your doors and night.
If we tow anything it would be a RZR on a small trailer.
Not enough time to tell our "old war stories". Since we're on their "snowbird" route, I'm sure we'll have another opportunity. Interesting guests.
We hosted this couple and had a great time visiting.. We met them a couple of years ago in AZ and continued getting to know them better. They were our first guests for the 2018 season and we are looking forward to many more guests as pleasant as they were!!! The Quiet Farm
Another great stay for us!
It was a spur of the moment reservation because my initial one for the area didn't get a response (I believe the hosts were on the road RVing). And it turned out to be a blessing!
Host met us as we pulled in and helped us get settled in. Also stayed around to swap some stories about trips we each had done.
Site was perfect in every way - location, view amenities ... as well as having a good host!
Frank and his wife were so lovely. They live in such a unique community with a landing strip. I mean not many people can say lets go have lunch in a another state, am I right? Amazing views as well! Frank is an artist so if you have space in your rig make sure to inquiry about his bristle cone beauties! We also learned a whole new way to heat your home and cleverly recycle old oil. So thanks for all the things thought. Hope they find a replacement camper soon and hit the road.
Many thanks for the spot and more so for the warm welcome.
We had an amazing stay. We hope to return in safer days than 2020 and socialize more, after the pandemic and fire bans. The house and setting is beautiful. We have only read about airparks in aviation magazines, so this was a special treat for us. We normally just like to park and go, but this time we really got a glimpse of how this club can bring people together. The host was kind and funny and super interesting - we only got to scratch the surface of some of his good stories. We didn’t need amenities as the weather was perfect for boondocking. The site was easy and level and the view was so pretty out our window with the sunrise. The stars aligned the next morning for my husband as he loves aviation and is a retired firefighter - there was an outdoor firefighter offered training session for the airpark about emergency procedures on the tarmac - and he got to stand in the back. Later we got to see gliders taking off and landing, and talk to some pilots, and see some great planes up-close. It was like a mini-air show! For geeks like us, this was icing on the cake. So far this has been our favorite!!
The spot was beautiful. The he hosts are great. The surrounding areas are pleasing to look at and the small aircraft including gliders was a very special treat. Thank you. And we will stay here again.
Unique experience in an airpark. Great hosts, level parking and fun stuff to see.
We really had no idea what to expect with the location and airfield etc but upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised! Perfect set up for our rather large 35’ 5th wheel. We were able to plug in and open our slides with no problems. Was fun to watch the planes and gliders as well as the amazing sunsets! Our hosts even had us for dinner one night and we were able to share some of our Amador County wine! We highly recommend and since we have kids close by, we will be back!
We wanted to get out of town for the weekend and hit the jackpot! Beautiful area only 45 min from our home across from an airstrip. We were fascinated watching gliders and small planes come and go. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and we delighted in their stories and experiences. A peaceful experience!
We were moving to Colorado and had two days until we could move into new home. They let us stay even though they had a family get-together planned. They even invited us to join but we were too exhausted. Our only regret was not having more time and energy to get to know them better. Thank you very much!
Very welcoming hosts, having an electric and water hook up was great too. The skies here are incredible! Beautiful sunsets ever night, go to watch the storms move in, and even saw a few rainbows!
We spent 3 nights here & took day trips to local attractions. As a pilot, the airpark was a treat to watch airplanes & gliders. Our hosts were great and made us feel at ease. We chatted planes & RV-ing and were even able to take care of a few minor maintenance details on our Jeep.
Would definitely enjoy staying here again!
We had a great stay with two very wonderful and nice hosts. A beautiful home in a scenic setting. Would stay again for sure.
Flniehus have a beautiful location, with views of Pikes Peak. They were very kind hosts, making sure we had everything we needed. We shared a nice chat upon arrival, during which they offered food and drink, and we found that they are friends with some boondockers we stayed with two years ago, small world!
Thank you so much for hosting us, all the best.
Shlo and Dash
We loved these folks! We were able to come a day early to beat a winter storm and hunker down. We arrive while the sun was still shining and were invited to a bbq right away! During the storm we were invited to have chili and watch the Bronco game...very welcoming!
Wonderful conversations and they are a wealth of information.
Enjoyed our time very much and hope to stay again sometime... Hopefully in better weather! 😊👍
Boondockers really needs to give more than three choices to classify a stay experience. Our stay with these hosts rates so much higher than just merely positive, it is hard to quantify. These are the very best hosts anyone could possibly expect. By the time we left, we really didn't want to, we were so much more than just host and guest. We felt that we connected on a very personal level. These hosts went so far beyond what is expected that we felt we have developed a friendship that will transcend Boondockers. Our invitation to flniehus is open and we hope that they will contact us soon so that we can reciprocate. We would enjoy hosting them any time. Thanks for the great conversations, thanks for sharing family stories, thanks for sharing your friends. Thanks for everything you did to make us feel welcome.
We came as strangers and left as friends. Cant say enough good things about this couple .
Wonderfully welcome, kind and engaging hosts! Fascinated as Host taxied his plane to the back of his house to meet. Has a fantastic large attached hanger in this air-park community in eastern CO. We visited for hours about family, business, planes, and of course Boondocking and traveling. He was very knowledgeable with great tips and I throughly enjoyed our conversation. His wife worked late so mostly chatted with her the next morning as she invited me to join them for breakfast. Overall a great environment, friendly people and beautiful peaceful views. Thoroughly appreciated level space w electricity & water - and offeredme use of their "dump sewer" location. Only wish I could have stayed one more night to learn more about these great folks! Heartily RECCOMEND! JT
We were lucky enough to be the very first boondockers here! Frank and Lynn were so welcoming to me and my family (wife, niece, and two young daughters). We are in our third week of our one-year RV trip across country, and arrived tired already from being on the go. Frank showed us his awesome hanger with his two airplanes, F350, truck-camper, and other amazing toys. That first night, and the entire next day, we talked and had the privilege of getting to know them. We also got a lot of needed down time. We had dinner together the next two nights, and they told us about some of their many travels. Frank gave us tons of RV tips that are going to help us out the whole year. Lynn was so sweet to our three-year-old, Lily, who constantly asked to go in her house and then asked her for every snack saw. Their home and land is beautiful, and we heard about their wonderful family. We saw airplane gliders taking off from their community's airfield for hours on our first full day. Frank and Lynn even gave us candy-filled eggs to hide around their yard, so our girls could have an Easter hunt. They had so much fun! The home is right between Denver and Colorado Springs, and we toured Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, and other sites. We were sad to say goodbye this morning to this gracious, generous couple. We hope to see them again soon in our travels or theirs. Thank you, Lynn and Frank!!