We are 2 retired horse and dog loving married women living in Maple Creek Southwest corner of Saskatchewan Canada. When we travel we use our 2017 Pleasure Way XLTD we named ARVY. We recently retired our horses so we now hike (instead of ride) our trails at the West Block Cypress Hills Provincial Park about 1/ 2 hour from home. When we travel with ARVY we usually take our dogs with us and we are self sufficient. We can stay off grid for a week no hook ups required.We planned to DO the east coast of Canada in the late summer of 2020 and would have considered the US if and when the dollar and political situation improves but NOT NOW!!!.We plan to stay in our province of Saskatchewan and visit parts we have yet to see only if its AOK to do so.
We like to 'make do', re purpose, and live well frugally. We love to cook all of our own meals and share with others. We love to garden. Denise is a carpenter and loves to chain saw. Denise is also an avid sewing machine operator creating canvas bags with cast off upholstery patchwork pockets, 100% woolen mitts made from sweaters and more recently has sewn over 1000 cotton masks to help reduce risk of covid spread.
Anyone travelling from the south to the Pleasure Way factory in Saskatoon will likely pass through here. Saskatoon is 4 hours from here.
We have 2 dogs who will enthusiastically greet you. They are learning to be polite and Monty likes to bark to let us know what we are missing. After the initial meeting they will quiet down and be lovely dogs.
Our last long trip was in 2019 .We returned from a 5 week late summer early fall 10,241 km trip that included Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, Oregon , Washington, British Columbia , Alberta. Two out of the 5 weeks were free boondocking nights.
Maple Creek is in the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan http://www.visitcypresshills.ca/ https://www.maplecreek.ca/ Population is about 2200. Maple Creek is a well preserved western town serving the southwest of this province. We live in a home where walking to the post office, grocery store, downtown area and library are all within a couple of blocks. We garden and grow as much of our own produce as possible.
2017 Pleasure Way XLTD class C
We would welcome this couple anytime and their dog that accompanied them is the most well behaved loving dog I've seen. You can always tell when a pet is loved and well cared for.
Happy travels for your future.
easy guests, and the home made pie was a sweet surprise!!! thank you!
hrznhrz shared their bounty of an amazing garden. They offered their utility hook ups to us if we wanted and shared information on the local area. We exchanged rv stories and had a very restful stay. Thanks for being great hosts. We would love to come back.
Thanks ladies for sharing your yard, puppies and garden delights. Super, large private spot and super ladies. 5 stars from us. Liked the info you had prepared for us as we arrived in your area. Very helpful to us " tourists". Stay well, stay safe. Happy travels.
We enjoyed a very quiet night at hrzbhrz, tucked away on a perfectly flat spot.
Our hosts were so very helpful, giving us great information about Cypress Hills park as soon as we told them we were heading there before arriving at their home. Once there, we received a very warm welcome, a hook up, and useful local information. We spent a delightful hour with them over their great Saskatoon berry pie they had just made!
Hope to welcome them in Comox!
Keith and Robyn
We were greeted with a cheerful, warm welcome by our hosts, and their two very friendly dogs. Our hosts showed us around their lush raised vegetable garden and lovely flower beds then invited us for a nice chat on their patio, all very COVID conscious, of course. We look forward to visiting with our hosts again. We exchanged tales of some of our travels and notable points of interest. As a result we drove the extra kilometers to travel to the picturesque Cypress Hills before continuing on our journey. Thanks for a
relaxing and inviting stay folks.
Warm, welcoming and thoughtful hosts had a bin of resources ready to help with our stay. It was nice to walk around this nice small town after a long driving day. We had our take out dinner in the lovely backyard. We loved the garden tour. Inspiring! And enjoyed hearing their travels stories and interesting family history.
Parking is a very level concrete pad in the back laneway. Very private and secure.
Hope we meet again!
I was thrilled to be accepted for a one night stay on the cute town of Maple Creek.
Unfortunately with the COVID BE we had a brief greeting.
I'd love to return and spend time getting to know my hosts.
I got to hug a dog though. ♥️
After two long and hard travel days we just needed a quiet break. We were welcomed and left to rest. Thanks.
A very quiet place in the middle of a nice town.
We enjoyed meeting them and we had a nice chat about traveling and our homeland.
Their welcome box is well organized.
We are a bit envious of their very beautiful vegetable garden
Mia & Clemens
D & K were excellent hosts who had a welcome informational package waiting for us to help us experience Maple Creek. They were very friendly and we enjoyed a pleasant visit with them and their two dogs in their garden. We highly recommend them as hosts and guests. Offers of water and power were much appreciated. Visitors from colder climates should check out D's very soft and warm mittens that she makes - a real deal for the price!! Thanks so much, D & K
two of the nicest ladies that I never met. perfect spot, beautiful gardens.
guys follow the ladies instructions not your gps unless you are familiar with back lanes.
We really enjoyed our overnight stay in Maple Creek! Our host was very welcoming and kind. We appreciated the information provided, including written tips and maps. Also appreciated the use of WIFI. We would be very happy to stay again!
We cannot put into words how grateful we are for our stay with hrznhrz. These women were an inspiration to us! We learnt so much listening to their stories and we are very glad to have met them. A very hospitable duo, if you get the chance to be hosted or host them- take it!
Thanks so much to Denise & Kathy. What welcoming and helpful hosts. We booked one night and ended up staying for two. Denise put us in touch with a tire shop when we drove up with a flat tire on our trailer. She helped us with the jack and showed us the way to the shop! Maple Creek is a wonderful town with a great museum and interesting shops. Our hike to the Cypress Hills was a highlight we will not soon forget. We can't forget to mention Riley - our super little hiking buddy.
Wonderful hosts. Very welcoming and generous. Loved our chats, garden tour, warm hospitality and advice about the area. Appreciated leaving our trailer safely in their yard while we went on long day trips exploring this beautiful area.
We stayed here on our way west and were delighted to be able to stay again on our way back to Ontario. These hosts are outstanding! They are so knowledgeable and interesting. Our time with them passed too quickly. Would highly, highly recommend these hosts. We also discovered the best pizza in Canada in Maple Creek! Cypress Pizza & Chicken.
This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and it was truly amazing. These lovely and talented ladies welcomed us warmly and made us feel like we were home. They introduced us to Saskatoon berries in a delicious homemade pie, best pastry crust I have tasted. They had tourist information available to share with us. They were very knowledgeable about the area and freely shared that knowledge. Their pets were endearing and oh-so-lovable! We can't say enough about the warmth with which they greeted us. If you have the opportunity to boondock here, it may just prove to be the highlight if your trip! We would highly recommend these hosts.
We had an amazing experience the days we were visiting Saskatchewan and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet this lovely people in Maple Creek. If you boondock here don't miss the beautiful Cypress hill interprovincial park. Lovely people you will meet here.
Very pleasant stay.
Puppy Whiskey had lot of fun.
Thanks for being so generous :-)
Hrznhrz had everything organized for our stay with a box full of info, hoses (and even electrical adapter) but then there was the personal walking tour through their nice little town and oh my! A wonderful, long driving tour through the gorgeous cypress hills. (Thank you Hrznhrz, everyone I know is going to know how unflat and pretty Saskatchewan is). We had a great time and hope to host them and others when we settle down.