Freeholder

Age: 65+

Member since February 2018

We are retired college professors living on five acres in the country.

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We are retired college professors living on five acres in the country at about 4200' of elevation. Besides traveling, we are active in Rotary and other community organizations. We enjoy birding and have identified over 100 species on our property. We have very dark skies for observing the stars. We are also authors. Search "Bill Nolan" on Amazon. We have lots of room for any size, water connections, and a place to dump your tanks. We are located about 8 miles off I-10 about 50 miles west of the Arizona/New Mexico border.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We have a lot of skills, including all aspects of construction, hunting, fishing, sewing, astronomy, film, photography, computers, and a lot more.

Freeholder's Pets

We have a dog, which is not allowed to run loose, an indoor cat, two hen chickens, and a lot of fish in our ponds.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Mt. Graham, AZ and various national forest sites.

Freeholder's Hometown

Willcox, AZ

Freeholder's Guest Details

Freeholder's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

24 feet long

Winnebago Minnie Winnie.

Freeholder Has 1 Host Location

Nolan's acres

Willcox, AZ, US
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Freeholder's References (39)

References from Guests (38)

tometucker

February 2019

Very friendly!

We really enjoyed our short stay. A most friendly & helpful host provided all we needed. Hope he comes to England sometime & stays with us. Thank you.


Outtopasture

February 2019

Great People and Awesome Experience

Our visit at Nolan’s Acres could not have been better. They welcomed us into their lives and rural retreat and proved to be a wealth of information on places to visit and things to do in the local community. A wonderful couple to visit with and learn from. We look forward to visiting with them again soon.


bobkay

February 2019

Great Folks.

Quiet spot and convenient to I-10. Enjoyed talking with the freeholder!


TheRobertsons4

February 2019

Wonderful !

Could not have been any better ! Quiet, dark at night, wonderful sunrises and sunsets, and lovely people.
Thank you for having us.


suzaddington

February 2019

Nice and quiet

Nice paved road leading to the location. Plenty of room for our 13 1/2 foot tall tiny home. Level parking areas. Great nights stay!


Victoria Boondockers

January 2019

A Desert Oasis

Nolan Acres was a real treat. Our hosts were very generous with their time and we learned a lot about the local area and the history of Arizona and the Cochise County. They are a very active retired couple who have done so much in their lives and still continue to volunteer their time and make a big difference in the lives of others..... ...
We feel that we have found new friends.


Laurieamalone

January 2019

Wonderful Respite

We had a fantastic stay at Nolans Acres. It was a quiet, flat spot with beautiful sunrises and sunsets and not too far off Hwy 10. Our host was very welcoming and met us and showed us the available spots that we could select. It was a great experience and we would definately stay again.


FierceSappho

January 2019

Quiet with a great host

Wonderful, interesting hosts! They know so much about the area, from birding to RVing. We enjoyed hearing the coyotes howling in the distance. The night sky was amazing! Very relaxing, quiet place to stay. Even though we didn't need it, having electric hookups and a place to dump is a great asset. We'll be back!


kevnancy

January 2019

Quiet vistas.

Lovely spot with both morning and evening sun views. Welcoming couple we enjoyed chatting with.


gibbor

January 2019

Great family and a wonderful site

Excellent host and the site had everything you could want to have for any RV. Views were terrific. Bill went out of his way to help me with a tire pressure issue. Highly recommend and would stay again.


Tcgrass

January 2019

Nice host, level site

Really appreciated the boondocking central to many attractions. Our host was very knowledgeable about the area. Thank you!


Diana808

January 2019

Quiet and peaceful

We attended the Wings Over Willcox birding festival in January, and were delighted to discover our hosts were birders too! We were greeted upon arrival and made welcome. We could hear sandhill cranes in the distance. A pleasant stay with mountain views.


jiggermutt

January 2019

Great place to visit

Large area with easy access and close to interstate. Bill was very helpful and is a great conversationalist. Great views of the mountains come with a great place to stay.


SheilaFox

January 2019

Nice Spot - Great Hosts

Close to Willcox with a great view of the mountains, Bill and Sarah were perfect hosts. I stayed for 3 days and they invited me to stay longer if I wanted. The sunrise and sunsets were beautiful and the birds were singing very day. They do have a special spot and I would definitely stay again if ever I find myself in the area.
Thanks Bill & Sarah!


Lancer

January 2019

A Very Helpful Host

Freeholder showed us two or three places to park. We found a nice level spot. The next morning he showed me where I could fill some water containers. I asked him if there was a gas station in Wilcox that had lower cost fuel compared to the ones right off I-10. He directed me to a mom and pop country store that had diesel for $0.25 less per gallon compared to the ones by the off ramps. He also sent me to a local propane dealer that had propane for about $0.50 less per gallon compared to the ones at gas stations.

Freeholder is an RVer himself and knows the needs of those on the road. I cannot recommend him enough.


Suzy

January 2019

Very comfortable and accommodating.

Enjoyed a short but good conversation with hosts Bill and Sarah on arrival. Quick response to short notice. Was told that there are 70 wineries in the valley but won’t get to enjoy any but could be a great reason to stay longer. They’ve made some great accommodations for travelers. Wifi wasn’t working but Bill’s on it.


Pat55

January 2019

Quiet peaceful place

I spent a quick overnight in the country at Nolan’s Acres and had a restful night. They were unable to be there when I arrived but kindly arranged to have their niece welcome me and show me where to park. It was easy to find and the host was very responsive via message. Thank You!


susiejernigan

January 2019

Wonderful!

Great safe,quiet, rural spot. Super friendly hosts. Had great conversations. Good location to park our trailer and hookup while visiting SE Arizona. Easy on and off I 10. Would stay there again if they would have us!
5 Star. Thank you!!!


Traveling.Canucks

January 2019

Awesome spot.

The view of the mountains is great. We stayed 2 nights for us to visit Tombstone. It was perfect. The owner was super nice when we arrived. We have a 40ft 5th wheel. The driveway is just a bit tight for a long rig because of the turns but a little planning made it possible. We were 3 boondockers and barely saw their rig. Nothing bad to say about this spot. Thanks for the place.


Johan and Loes

January 2019

Thanks!

Great and Very quiet place with lots of room! We Where on our way to Santa Fe and sorry to short time for more talkings.
Maybe next year when we are again in the usa


Travelinonashoestring

January 2019

Splendid, Natural Beauty

I thought i had posted a reference but i must not have submitted it.
Nolan's acre was a great place to spend two nights. He met us outside in freezing temps to show us a nice, level parking place and electrical hookup. We did not use water hookups as we had full tank of water. We enjoyed the beautiful mountains surrounding his spacious property. My son enjoyed walking around property looking at the interesting plants (we are from SE and dont have yucca or cactus).
The next day he came out to let us know they would be out all morning and when he would be home in case we needed anything.
We would love to visit Nolan's acre again in the spring or fall so we can enjoy the splendid outdoors.


tommylou

January 2019

Above and Beyond

We are so grateful for our stay at Nolan Acres! Our family had an amazing time visiting the local area and getting to know the hosts who went above and beyond with their time and resources. Their home is in a convenient location with great mountain views and a lot of wildlife surrounding the area. Our spot was level and we had access to water and electricity and there is a dump on site as well. We were able to use our own Verizon data and get a good connection to stream for work. We came as strangers and left as friends. Definitely hoping to keep in touch with our hosts who were knowledgeable about so many aspects of life, the local Wilcox area, and made us feel very welcome! Thanks for a fantastic stay!


svflake

January 2019

Fabulous stay

We appreciate Bill letting us stay another night due to an unexpected snow storm... plenty of room and easy to find


emheninthesun

January 2019

Quiet and peaceful

We were one of three Boondockers staying with the Nolans during our one night stay over. Communication prior to our arrival was great. Bill greeted us and directed us to a nice, level, dirt spot with access to a 20 amp plug in. While we didn't get to spend much time with our hosts, we appreciated their quiet and peaceful space and that they offered to help us if snow affected our travel plans. We hope to stay at Nolan's Acres again!


tdskiracers

December 2018

Acres

Quick communication, level spot with electric. Outstanding place for us thru travelers heading back to the CO high-country. Thanks


dflw

December 2018

Quiet and peaceful

Actually it snowed.
How rude!
Just kidding...
I enjoyed five nights of beautiful sky and calm.
Loved every minute.


RobertFruth

December 2018

Well educated, gracious hosts

Stayed for 3 days over Christmas. Were invited to snacks and conversation on Christmas Eve and a beautiful, delicious dinner on Christmas Day. Couldn't ask for more welcoming, gracious hosts and conversationalists. It's amazing the great people that we meet by being members of Boondockers Welcome. We will definitely go out of our way in the future to visit with them again.


AvidExplorers

December 2018

Wow!!

We are Boondockers Welcome hosts but this was our first time to stay as guests. Bill and Sara are really nice people and absolutely could not have been any more accommodating!!! Bill is a published author and he gave my 10 year old daughter one of his books as a gift..such a nice surprise! Their property can accommodate many rigs of all different sizes and they do have electrical hookups for up to three different RVs. We were in a 40 foot diesel pusher with a tow car and had plenty of room. The location is great! From their place it's easy to get to Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, Fort Bowie, and the Chiricahua National Monument. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward do our next trip back to Willcox!


fpilot

December 2018

Perfect hosts

Been with the Nolans only one night on our way to California but what a nice encounter with kind people in a nice surrounding. We had a good time with Bill and Sarah and would’nt hesitate to recommand this fine couple on your passage in Wilcox.


CaroleC

December 2018

Just like home !

This is an incredible couple ! First they were able to accommodate a change in schedule and then they invited me to their Christmas party! I really felt like part of the family. Thanks again for everything!


OurEpicFieldTrip

December 2018

Great place

We enjoyed our stay at this location. The hosts are very friendly and hospitable. The location has several sites to choose from with mountain views in every direction. The town of Willcox has all the basic amenities, and the surrounding area has numerous BLM and National Forest area to explore. There are two entrances off the road; one has a large dip and the other has a relatively narrow gate opening. Even so, we were able to get in with little difficulty.


Leah and Karen

December 2018

We liked it so much, we extended our stay!

Bill & Sara (and their pets) are very warm and welcoming hosts.

With several spots to choose from, we had a level, quiet place with electric and water. We enjoyed the many birds that visit, including the Great Horned owls and cranes.

Morning coffee and great conversation were added benefits. We would love to return on our way through in the future.

Thanks very much!


PegTom

December 2018

Lovely spot but a wee bit cold

I enjoyed my stay at Nolan’s place but this time of year it was a tad cold. I only stayed two nights but it was a pleasant spot. The pair of resident owls were on duty as well as many other birds making my walks interesting. The Nolans were helpful hosts.


Jimandkaren

November 2018

Wonderful folks and hosts!

We had such a wonderful stay with the Nolans. We camped with them the week of Thanksgiving, and they graciously invited us for Thanksgiving dinner! They had both water and electric hook-ups for us to use, and with the nighttime temps in the upper 20's is was very nice to be able to run our little electric heater. Their home is perfectly located to visit the Chiricahua's and the Dragoons, as well as the Pinaleno Range north of Willcox. There are also several wineries in the area, so plenty of things to do within an hour's drive in any direction. And the highlight was having a pair of Great Horned owls watching over us from the trees above. Amazing! Such a wonderful, generous couple, we highly recommend staying at Nolans arcres! Thanks again Bill and Sara for a great week and a yummy Thanksgiving dinner!


Bunky3

October 2018

Relaxing & informative

Great host. This was our 1st Boondocker experience & 1st time camping in the Willcox area. The location was perfect for visting the local farms/orchards and access to Mt Graham area. The moonless night sky was impressive. They are friendly, easy going host & a wealth of knowledge. We were serenaded by coyotes & watched by the 3 resident great horned owls.


allandonnelly99

June 2018

Great stay!

Bill and Sara were geat hosts. They have water and electricity hookups, and a nearby dump station. They graciously invited us to dinner, which we accepted. Had great food and conversation.

Their place is full of native wildlife and they improve the habitat regularly.

A great stay with great hosts.


2468web

May 2018

Oasis near Wilcox and I-10!

Great hosts at the Oasis and comfortable place to stay.


Dicsan

March 2018

Great hosts!

Bill and Sara could not have made us feel more welcome! Sara fixed us a delicious breakfast (with fresh eggs from their own hens!) and they both entertained us with lively, informative discussions. They had plenty of room for our motorhome and have gorgeous views from their property. Each morning we enjoyed seeing the wildlife right outside our motorhome - rabbits, quail, kestrels, etc. When we left this morning it felt like we were leaving family!


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AAmrine

August 2018

Great people! But, didn’t work out.

If our rig wasn’t so big (43ft), we would have stayed. Very, very nice couple, though and even tried to help us find another location for the night. We will be staying at Grande Vista RV Park.