Age: 55-65

Member since February 2018

Retired and loving life in Downeast Maine.

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My husband and I are retired Connecticut natives who spent most of our working careers in the Virginia suburbs of DC. We are now living in Downeast Maine. We enjoy traveling the US and Canada in our truck camper, visiting every brew pub we find along the way.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Not experts in anything, but have some skills in construction, electrical, plumbing, and woodworking.

cdbinns's Pets

We have a female german shepherd dog. She is great with people. She gets along with most other dogs but does not like cats.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have enjoyed boondocking spots in various places in Canada, but don’t have specific locations to share.

cdbinns's Hometown

We live in Gouldsboro, Maine which is on the Schoodic Peninsula.

cdbinns's Guest Details

cdbinns's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

27 feet long

Arctic Fox truck camper on a Ford F350 DRW, crew cab truck. Total length is just under 27 feet.

cdbinns's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

cdbinns Has 1 Host Location


Gouldsboro, ME, US
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References from Guests (63)


August 2021

Excellent space and hosts!

Long private solid gravel road to a nice level spot with a fantastic view to the water!
The hosts were interesting and fun..nice to meet more folks that we connected with, and we even got a wild mushroom picking tutorial.
Make sure you host these two! Hope to meet again in their old/our current winter stomping grounds in Florida.


August 2021

Lovely location

We thoroughly enjoyed every moment at this location. The hosts were wonderful. We met up with them after our stay to visit a little more. We hope they will come visit us at our home and take time to explore our area especially the micro breweries. Thanks again you all were great hosts.


August 2021

Downeast hospitality

The Binns are super hosts and our stay really exceeded all expectations. They met us when we arrived and helped us park our trailer. They provided an overview of the area and directions to Acadia National Park and other local attractions. We highly recommend the Binns to anyone traveling to the Maine coast.


August 2021

Waterfront view

Wonderful property right on the water and within proximity to some fun stuff in the area! Hosts were very nice, although I didn't get a chance to connect with them too much.


August 2021

Amazing Location and Hospitality

Beautiful place to stop for the night. We would definitely stay here again, nice level spot, quiet, and really pretty scenery.


August 2021

Lovely Place!

My husband and I enjoyed our stay! Beautiful location, great hosts!


August 2021

Great stay!

Lovely level spots with marvelous views! Kind welcoming host. A pleasure.


August 2021

Meditative and personable

I had a lovely time at cdbinns. The owner was so nice and easy to talk to and helpful and the property is peaceful and expansive with the views of the bay. Very meditative experience. I much appreciate the hospitality. Thanks so much.


August 2021

Nothing Short of Amazing!

Unfortunately it rained for the time we were here but that didn't stop us from participating in a baby porcupine round up, appreciating the generosity of our beer brewing host or admiring the beautiful scenery. This stop sets the HH bar very high!


August 2021

Binnshire is the best!!

B and C are the penultimate hosts. Their outstanding location on the Schoodic Peninsula is second to none. But on top of the beautiful bay views, they willingly share and discuss their passions, let us enjoy their adorable pup, Ina, and provide 2 stellar campsites. B was full of info about local fishing and we enjoyed a bay paddle several days in our inflatable kayak.
This was our first stay with Boondockers Welcome and as someone mentioned in an earlier reference, the bar has been set high. Very high.
Thank you for hosting us at Binnshire! We hope to return someday!


August 2021

Setting the bar high

This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay and holy moly, did it set the bar high for any future ones. We got to park in the lower drive facing the water and wake up to the most beautiful sunrise. It was a short walk down to the water, and our dogs loved splashing around. Can't wait to be back in Maine and make any excuse we can to visit again. Thanks!!


August 2021

Beautiful View

This has to be one of our most scenic stops! Hosts were very hospitable and helpful in sharing local insights. They have a wonderful home and thankfully are willing to share with folks like us. Nice level spot with a great view. As quiet of an overnight stay that you will find. We enjoyed meeting them and hope they will take advantage of our offer to reciprocate sometime as they head south.


July 2021


Lovely spot. Remember to not continue past barn or you’ll have to back up. Celine and Brett were most accommodating. Hope to swing by next year 😎


July 2021

Peaceful Beauty

Thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful rest.


July 2021


We loved this peaceful spot with a view of the water. Binnshire hosts were incredibly gracious and welcoming. We hope to visit this beautiful site again!


July 2021

An idyllic spot in Maine

A beautiful hideaway in one of the best parts of Maine, and friendly hosts!


July 2021

Perfect in every way!

An experience at Binnshire is the epitome of what boondockers welcome is all about. cdbinns and their sweet pup, Ina, were gracious hosts and the site with the water (and sunrise) view was breathtaking. What a treat to add to a down east Maine experience with my 83 yr old parents! We enjoyed conversation, gorgeous views and delicious blueberries! I highly recommend a stay at Binnshire~ I hope to be back again!


July 2021

Binnshire was wonderful

Wonderful and gracious hosts. Beautiful quiet setting. Gouldsboro is on the way to the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park. Great hiking and biking.


July 2021

Great spot great views!

Amazingly accommodating hosts! Accepted last minute and gave me lots of tips for local area. Plus beer and good discussion!


July 2021

A toast to the host.

Thank you Brett and Celina you made us feel so welcome and we truly appreciated your generosity. We hope to see you again sometime, maybe on our way to New Finland. Until we meet again, may all your days be sunny and bright and filled with safe travels . Brian and Darlene


June 2021

A little slice of heaven.

Very gracious and enjoyable folks to talk to. Level site, and great views. Take it slow, primitive road. Worth every bump.


June 2021

Sweet Spot

We can not say enough great things about our stay at Binnshire! First, the property is magnificent. Plenty of room for our van and a beautiful view.

Second and more significant our hosts were outstanding. It was such a treat not only to meet our hosts but to sit down together and share stories! We truly enjoyed their company and hope our paths will cross again. Marvelous human beings we say!!


June 2021

An absolute gem!

This was such a wonderful experience - their property was a little piece of heaven on earth! The hosts (and their pup) were absolutely amazing and so beyond welcoming. I woke up every morning to beautiful views and even had a sea kayaking lesson! Thank you again for welcoming Bear + me- I hope to come back your way soon !


June 2021

Beautiful place

We stayed for 5 unforgettable days with Selena and Brett. Very open and friendly people. They provided us with a very nice place and a beautiful landscape, even our dog had a tough time leaving this place and inna the hosts dog, We highly recommend visiting this place.
Thank you.


June 2021

A Perfect stopover

We loved everything about our night at Binnshire and wonderful hosts cdbinns. Such a lovely property and couldn’t ask for better view or more hospitable hosts. A great evening of conversation. Hope to stop again.


May 2021

Fantastic hosts! Fantastic location!

Brett and Selena were incredibly hospitable! We absolutely loved chatting with them. The location also can’t be beat... we set our alarm so we could see the sunrise over the Bay.
We truly hope to return to the Schoodic Peninsula and stay here again.


April 2021

Amazing location & Super Nice People

We truly enjoyed our stay! The owners were accommodating and friendly. We were given the option of 2 different locations on site. Each were level and easy to access. Our morning coffee with a water view was spectacular!


October 2019


We had a wonderful stay here at Binnshire. We had a beautiful spot by the water and two chairs to sit and watch the water and listen to birds and wildlife. Our hosts were great we enjoyed talking with them, and their recommendations on places to eat and some places of interest. We recommend them highly. I apologize for the late review. :)


September 2019

What a treat!

Brett treated us so well. A flat, quiet camping area adjacent to the ocean. Very serene.


September 2019

Scenic sunrise

I felt so lucky to have been able to stay here my dog and theirs got along great and it was a beautiful spot with a sunrise over the water
Great stay nice host


September 2019

Excellent location, excellent host, highly recommend!

CDBinnswas a great host, our dog liked his dog, and we wish that his wife had been home. Beautiful sunrise, lots of woods and nature on the 12 acres, what a wonderful experience!

Our host was right on with recommending places to eat. His place was close to Acadia and we enjoyed discovering places north of there such as Milbridge with a great breakfast restaurant.

This is the kind of place that can make you want to live there, super awesome!

Thanks, CDBinns, for a memorable stay with your gracious hospitality!


September 2019

Superior location with the most gracious host

We had a lovely stay at this location. Our puppy was able to play for hours with the hosts dog. We had wonderful views of the bay. The host spent plenty of time sharing stories with us, pointing us in the direction of some great things to see, and making us feel like we were truly welcome on the property. When in the area again, we will most likely stay here. Thank you so very much!!!


September 2019

Fantastic Maine coast location

Perfect stay. They had a great spot. I watched the sunrise over the water from my trailer door.
Near Schoodic area of Acadia NP and small town harbors.
Hosts provided local information that was so helpful. Wonderful people. Thank you!


September 2019

Amazing view!

The road to the house is a struggle, but worth the effort! The view as fantastic. Lovely people who're welcoming and a friendly dog (As we call it "een grote blij" means "big happy"). Good place to use as hideout for mount desert and Bar Harbour.
Thanks a lot, we had a very good time ;-).


September 2019

Privacy on a beautiful property

The property that this host has is absolutely stunning. Their house, the water, and the location. While it’s a bit of a drive to get to the main Acadia National Park, it is really close to the Schoodic section of the park which is a place that should not be missed. Beautiful! We enjoyed our time here so much, and were left in privacy for both nights and days, even though they were entertaining. They really gave us our space and let us feel right at home. Recommend!!


September 2019

Quite spot on the bay

We enjoyed getting to know our host over a nice campfire they made. They have a beautiful quiet relaxing spot on the bay. Be sure to go slow down the driveway as it is a bit bumpy. So glad our host told us about the lobster co-op in Winter Harbor. If you want lobster be sure to go there they have the best prices and it was fresh off the boat if you want lobster be sure to go there they have the best prices and it was fresh off the boat. Hope they get a chance to stop at our place when they’re in Florida sometime


August 2019


A gorgeous and supremely quiet location! Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would love to stay there again. .


July 2019


The hosts were wonderful. Spent time talking with us about their interests and travels, even though they were short on time themselves. Beautiful spot, looking out over the water. Would love to stay again.


July 2019

Easy hospitality

Cdbinns were very hospitable and easy to talk to, they have a lovely tree-shaded property with a sunrise view. Thanks for letting me stay a few days!


July 2019

Coastal Maine at it's Finest

So much to do at Acadia, Bar Harbor, the Bold Coast Hwy, and the Schoodic Scenic Byway, such a beautiful part of Maine. The best part of our stay though was the welcoming hospitality, advice, and companionship of the hosts! Binnshire Hosts are very interesting people who have a lot of travel, activity, and life experiences to share! They gave us so much useful information about the area prior to our arrival and again when we arrived! Did we say how much we love their dog? We really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit with them again sometime. We highly recommend this location, and you won't be disappointed, unless you aren't able to make it to this little piece of heaven!


July 2019

Nice stay!

We enjoyed a nice, quiet stay with Binnshire. The location is perfect for exploring Acadia National Park and the Bold Coast Scenic Byway. The hosts were very welcoming and provided detailed information on their location and of the surrounding area. Parking is on a level solid surface well off the highway. The driveway is steep and curvy but easily managed at a slow speed.


June 2019

Ocean View

This place is PERFECT. The owners are friendly and amazing.
We just want to return right away ! 🙂


June 2019

Hidden in woods

Good overnite...wished I had more time yo enjoy this secluded woods hosts property. Gravel dtive steep in places but okay for my class b. Thanks


June 2019

Gorgeous Location, Great Hosts

This location is easy to find. The driveway is narrow and steep but our 12 foot tall and 8.5 feet wide class A had no problem going down or back up.
Your parking site is beside a large barn and a short walk to view the bay.
A short drive takes you to Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor.
Our hosts communicated well and made sure we were settled in.

We highly recommend this Host and will request to stay again when in the area.


May 2019

wonderful hosts.

We had an awesome boon docking experience at Binnshire. Amazingly detailed information about the area, a perfect spot to park our rig and great conversation. Even though our hosts were busy planing to go away they went over and above to ensure our 2 night stay went well.


May 2019

Pretty Area

Nice place on the water. Nice people. Gave us info on things to do. Schoodic peninsula is beautiful. Very quiet part of Acadia. Would recommend staying here if you are in the area.


May 2019

Such a pleasure

A wonderful add stay. A very peaceful resting spot away from the crowds of the National Park


May 2019

A so nice place with wonderful people.

We planned to stay one night and ended up staying two because everything was wonderful. We had the privilege to meet Brett and our dog had the pleasure to play with Ena. Unfortunately, Celina was not there, but we used her documentation to buy very good lobsters and clams.
We will have to comme back to meet Celina. 🙂


May 2019


Wonderful people and a peaceful beautiful place to stay. We really appreciated the hospitality
Thank You


May 2019


Wonderful people wonderful place!


April 2019

A wonderful experience in beautiful setting.

This was our first stay as a Boondocker and I couldn't help but feel that we would be imposing on our host. This was not the case at all, Celina and Brett where incredibly welcoming, informative and a pleasure to converse with. Acadia NP can be very overwhelming, but Celina and Brett pointed us in the right direction each day which maximized our visit to the park. Even Ena (their dog) was a pure delight. I'm looking forward to future stay at Binnshire. Thank You for your hospitality.


April 2019

A Great Experience

Celina and Brett were great host, What an amazing property they have. Waterfront location with a short walk to the waters edge. Their German Shepherd (ena) was very friendly and after a few sniffs got along with our 20lb Dog”Philo”with no problems. Highly recommend stopping in to visit with Celina and Brett !! Great people with an awesome boondock location.


October 2018

Peaceful and beautiful

Had a lovely, quiet, restful night. Thank you so much!


October 2018


Our wonderful, thoughtful hosts provided a lovely environment and interesting conversation!


October 2018

Great People, great place

This was my first Boondocker experience and the hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. They have a beautiful place on the water and are well located for visiting Acadia National Park. If I ever make it back to Maine, I would definitely want to see them again. Great job!


September 2018

Great place to stay!

Beautiful quiet wooded site. Host wecolming, we requested additional night stay and was not a problem. Highly recommended and would definitely return. Gorgeous ocean view!


August 2018

Beautiful Binnshire!

Very nice hosts, spot on, communication. Offered excellent POI- including a couple of their favorite spots.
Schoodic Point was a great one, loved it!


July 2018

Wonderfully Welcoming

This was a beautiful and peaceful place to park, with gracious hosts!


July 2018

too good to be true, but it is

A beautiful spot with generous, helpful hosts--many thanks for the best rookie experience possible!


July 2018

Quiet and peaceful

Sorry, we did not get the visit long, but we had a very pleasant and quiet evening.


July 2018

A wonderful place to stay!

We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay at Binnshire. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed walking down to the water and gazing at the magnificent view. The site was quiet, and surrounded by pines, thank you for a wonderful visit!


July 2018

Wonderful time in Winter Harbour Maine

We had a great time exploring the Schoodic area with help from our most gracious hosts, who shared their waterfront view with us and provided a wealth of information. We bought lobster from the Corea Coop and had delicious haddock chowder on the Corea Wharf. The 5 mile Buck Cove- Schoodic Head -Anvil trail in the Park was challenging but rewarding; and the shuttle ride back to the visitor center was very welcome.
We would definitely like to return in the future.


May 2018

like in paradise

this is a very quiet, peaceful and idyllic host in a magnificent natural setting, just a few steps from the wonderful shore, with two great people as host, very friendly and helpful.
I have to come back.

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April 2018

Quick answer

They took the time to answer me very quickly even though they were traveling. It's appreciated.