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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. The link to our Amazon page is below. 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, four hen chickens, several turtles 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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October 2020

Patient and kind!

I stopped by Nolan's Acres on the trip from Denver to Phoenix, returning home after picking up my first travel trailer! Needless to say, I was a little anxious; of course, I only booked pull-throughs. I enjoyed some great conversations with the hosts, as well as a little ribbing (which I loved), as he witnessed me emptying my black tank for the first time! Truly grateful for the support. The spot I parked in (pictured) was easy to access, with all the amenities, and even a cute fire pit. So bummed that I couldn't stay for the famous Willcox Rodeo, but I was on a mission to get home safely. I am sure that Hot Lips and I will visit again shortly to roast marshmallows at that pit, once the weather cools down! Ciao for now!


October 2020

Wonderful first stay!

This was our first stay at a Boondocker’s Welcome host, and we were treated with kind and helpful hospitality! The space was easy to navigate for our two rigs, and the space offered more than we had time to enjoy. We will definitely stay here if we’re ever passing through again.


October 2020

Great hosts and nature preserve!

Gracious and interesting hosts. And they have groomed their place as an invitation to a variety of birds and wildlife. Enjoyed our mornings of spotting birds and our evenings and chatting with the hosts. Extremely Knowledgeable on the area and where to find whatever it is you’re looking for.


October 2020

Great Stay

Very helpful. Even water and electricity. He even has a dump station
Thank you for the great stay


September 2020

Great place to stay

Great couple and location. Very welcoming. I left feeling I have two new awesome friends. Very knowledgeable and great conversations makes staying here that much better. Felt more like I was visiting friends rather than boondocking.


September 2020

Fantastic experience!

We absolutely loved our stay with the Freeholders. They are so sweet and kind. We had fabulous conversations and were able to visit Chiricahua National Monument. Treasured memories made here! Hope we are able to meet up again sometime! We highly recommend this member.


September 2020

Great Place to Stay

We enjoyed a one-night stay here. The host met us and helped us find a good spot. He is very friendly and knowledgeable, sharing anecdotes about the area and local fauna. We loved watching lots of bunnies and one hare as well as many species of birds with our coffee this morning. We will definitely want to stop when we pass through here again!


September 2020

An Oasis!

Our first stay with BW and it could not have been a better introduction! These hosts are amazing, smart, funny and engaging (but will respect distancing if the camper prefers). Their property is quiet and teaming with nature and wildlife. Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and twinkling stars at night. Hookups were a wonderful plus for those who prefer them. One stop shopping right here! Thanks for a wonderful stay..and so close to our home! We will be back to see you again! This host is HIGHLY recommended:-)


August 2020

Beautiful spot, great hosts

We arrived a lot later than we intended and Freeholder was very understanding. He showed our kids how to find scorpions with a black light and now they are his biggest fan. We would have loved to stay longer if we weren’t on a timeline with somewhere to be. My kids were fascinated with the ants and the other wildlife we could hear/see. Certified wildlife habitat! Highly recommend this stop.


August 2020

Fantastic hosts

Had an absolutely wonderful time, The hosts were awesome! Stayed an extra day!


August 2020

3 night stay

Very nice people and set up. The stars were great at night.


July 2020

The Positives are all true

The other positive reviews are all true, and then some. Nolan Acres is safe, comfortable, and conveniently located. Electric and water are a much appreciated bonus. As for Freeholder, he and his wife are very gracious hosts. He met us at the gate despite a late arrival, assisted us with parking and ensured we were comfortable with our site before turning in for the evening. He was prompt in responding to communications and helpful throughout our stay without being intrusive. We would stay here again in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. Thank-you for your hospitality!


June 2020


We had a good night’s sleep at Nolan’s Acres. The stars were out bright. The sunset and sunrise and the mountain vistas were a beautiful combination. We enjoyed our stay. Only wish we’d had more time to socialize.


June 2020


Due to Covid19 we kept our distance and did not socialize. Too bad. I would have liked to know them better. Very interesting folks from the little interaction I had. But I did enjoy going to the 2 museums in town (nobody else was there on Saturday! and besides very hot in the high 90s). Next day I visited the Chiricahua Natl Monument. Awesome rock formations and found some lifer birds this late in the season. Host has great tasting well water, 30a and WiFi right next to the RV. excellent accomodations. And great dark sky viewing too! thank you so much!


May 2020

Peace and Quiet

Super communications and directions. Very gracious hosts. Will stay again.


May 2020

Full hookups while boondocking—nice!

Friendly hosts, plenty of room and full hookups. While other campgrounds were closed, these guys really saved our bacon.


May 2020

great place for a night

very nice, eager to point you to where to park


May 2020

Great Stopover

We had a restful evening along with a great view of the sunset. Couldn't ask for more than that. Bill was a wonderful host and we enjoyed chatting wirh him.


May 2020


Thanks for a place to stay that was safe and secure


April 2020

So grateful this great couple

We are very grateful for the time we were allowed to stay at this great property. During the Covid-19 event, the owners graciously allowed us to stay an extended period of time. What better place could you find with mountain views, fresh air, campfires under the stars, and really great people who have your back? We loved every minute of it, and are especially grateful for the friendship we developed with the owners. Thank you both for everything. :)


April 2020

Beautiful and quiet

The views were amazing and under different circumstances it would have been nice to meet everyone else that was staying there. We stayed in one of his no utility sites.

Very nice place.


April 2020


In these trying times I feel lucky and fortunate to have found a great location with wonderful hosts. Very thankful, as I know some hosts have closed availability, which is understandable.


April 2020

Tranquil, with everything you need

Just love staying here. The hosts are so sweet and more than hospitable. The property is so peaceful and the sunsets are beautiful. Wildlife and natural desert landscape all around...a giant great horned owl flew right past our heads one evening when we were sitting by our little campfire. Water, electricity, sewage all on the proporty too... it's a privilege to stay at this tranquil spot.


April 2020

Great place

We found this a great place to stock up and assess the current situation. Friendly hosts with in-depth knowledge of the area. Many thanks.


March 2020

Great stay

Very nice couple. It was great to have a place to stay for a few days. Didnt get to talk a lot with them because of what is going on in this world.
Thanks for a great stay.


March 2020

Freeholder visit

Last minute booking for due to the virus and decided to honker down for a few weeks. Bill and his wife have been amazing and understanding and the offer to stay for more than a couple of days have relieved a lot of stress for us. Great people and great property. We are very appreciative of their hospitality and graciousness!

The views are a nice bonus:)


March 2020

Nice sunsets over Mt Graham

Gracious host met us as we drove up and directed us to our spot for the night. Short visit due to Coronavirus and we settled back to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Quiet peaceful spot. Thank you for hosting us in these trying times.


March 2020

What a view.

This is an amazing spot. Brilliant sky,cool evening dark and quiet. Sunset was great sunrise was amazing. Looking out over snowcapped mountain. Great little walking trail. Our host was very engaging and very accommodating considering this took place during the coronavirus. We kept our distance and had a nice talk outside. The next time we want to come in and meet for a longer time.


March 2020

Peaceful overnight x3

Wonderful, friendly hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area. Very peaceful. Stayed an extra day due to weather...nice to have hookups during the cold spell. Would stay again


March 2020

Nice place to stay

We really enjoyed staying here for a few days and very much appreciated the full hookups ups! Gave our friendly hosts $20 for utilizing their water, electric and sewer. About an hour drive to the gorgeous Chiricahua National Monument. A must see!


March 2020

Everything you need

We were so pleased to find this place. We originally reserved just 1 night, but ended up staying a 2nd night because it had everything we needed...electric, water, dump, wifi, and a nice, quiet place to sit and work, rest, and sleep. Thank you so much Freeholder, for your hospitality. If we're back in your area, we'd love to stay again.


March 2020

Great hosts!

We had a great time at Nolan's Acres. The hosts were very hospitable. We had a wonderful visit the first night we arrived, then on our third night I was invited over to watch a movie with them. They are interesting people with some great stories to tell. The sites have lots of room with good hookups for power and water. If we're in the area again we will definitely request a stay. Many thanks to the Nolan's!


March 2020


What an awesome experience! The hosts were friendly and helpful. Our spot was very level and comfortable. We also got the bonus of seeing lots of wildlife. Highly recommended.


March 2020

A Wildlife Sanctuary!

We stayed at this boondocking site for 3 nights. Very welcoming hosts - Freeholder even met us at the gate and led us to our spot. We opted for the electric and water hookups site and paid a small stipend in return. These wonderful folks have preserved a natural habitat for the many desert animals and birds in the area and we were able to experience many of them first hand, including a pair of American Kestrel, a hog-nosed skunk, Gambel's quail, rabbits, Pyrrhuloxia and a multitude of other birds at their bird-feeders. We could hear the Sand Hill Cranes, which frequent this area, but only saw them at a distance. This is a lovely quiet spot out in the country and close enough for a day trip to the Chiricahua National Monument. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with our very well educated and quite amiable hosts and would love to stay here again the next time we are driving through.

Victoria Boondockers

March 2020

Short Quiet Overnight

This was our second visit with the Freeholders...... Nice quiet country overnight spot. The hosts are very smart, intelligent people, great local experts, and it is awesome to learn a few new things while traveling...... Always a great experience to stop here.....
Thanks for being part of the "Boondockers Welcome family"
David & Judy


March 2020

Quiet, gorgeous retreat with the bonus of wonderful hosts

Our site was the furthest from the house and opened to sweeping views of the mountains, desert, and gorgeous sunsets. The host location is very convenient to Chiricahua National Monument (Don't miss it), Tombstone (touristy but fun) and several other places. The tiny town of Willcox is worth a visit as well. But, as with all the good host sites having an excellent pair of hosts makes the visits that much more special. Freeholder are interesting, engaging and helpful. We also met several other guests which also makes for a nice experience.


March 2020

Wonderful stay at Nolan’s Acres

First time Boondocker’s Welcome experience, all I can say is the bar has been set pretty high. We are so appreciative of the time we spent here enjoying the views of the mountains from the property and listening to the birdsongs. Easy directions, we were met by our host and shown where to park. We had a nice chat and exchanged some travel experiences. Enjoyed our time visiting the local sights and National Monument. Super nice people, we hope we can return to visit soon.


February 2020

Great stop over

Great place to stop. Very nice hosts and their place is easy in and out. Other guests were super friendly as well. We hope to be back.


February 2020

Great Location

What a great location! Freeholder is an excellent host and has quite a lovely property with plenty of room. We did not use the utilities but what a great option, especially if the weather takes a turn, or you simply are not set up with solar. Wilcox seems like a great place with a lot to see... that said, for us the weather took a turn and was colder than we like and also quite windy... too much so for any great rides out exploring on a motorcycle. We opted to stay in and enjoyed the great surroundings with cows, horses and bunnies, birds galore and beautiful views while doing some inside RV maintenance we had been putting off. For us this was a wonderful chance to unwind as we had been visiting family and playing tourist for the past week. We enjoyed meeting the hosts and visiting with them the first evening and again before we left. They are fantastically warm and welcoming. We will be back that way likely once a year so would love to stop over again and explore all that Wilcox has to offer! Thanks for a great place to park!


February 2020

Super friendly hosts and boondockers

Really enjoyed our stay at Nolan’s Acres. The hosts, as well as our fellow boondockers, were very friendly, warm and welcoming. The area is a beautiful valley surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay!


February 2020

Busy Boondocker site

Our host were easy to communicate with, directed us to parking and power upon arrival. Interesting visit with hosts, nice sunset and quiet night. Very popular busy spot with 3 of us leaving the same day and 3 more coming in! Thanks so much a pleasant stopover!


February 2020

Peaceful place

We enjoyed our stay here and it was nice meeting the Hosts. Great wildlife and sunset view. Quiet and spacious. We would love to come back some day. Thank y’all!


February 2020

Nice quiet place.

Thank you Bill and Sera for a good hosting and a very nice evening at your house.


February 2020

Wonderfully Friendly Hosts

We so enjoyed getting to know our hosts! We wish we had had another day or two to talk more! 😄

This area of AZ, a large basin ringed in a circle of mountains, had a beauty of its own. The one sunrise we were able to experience was wonderful. In addition, we enjoyed seeing the huge jackrabbits, the covey of quail, and listening to the owl at night was awesome.

We hope we can return here again someday! 🤠


February 2020

Great stay

We had requested 2 nights but rained all day first full day. Requested 1 more night and was approved. Great host and very knowledgeable about the area.
Loved listening to the birds singing and the owl at night.
Would definitely stay again.


February 2020

Most wondrous stayeth

Easy place to be for a day or two. Very interesting hosts, cute little town, lots of wineries!


February 2020

Peaceful & Convenient

Thanks so much for a peaceful stopover on our way east. The pull-through parking and 30 amp hookup was greatly appreciated, and we enjoyed talking with our hosts!


February 2020

Great stay and wonderful hosts!

We had a great stay at Nolan's Acres - it was easy to pull in and navigate the property, and the views were spectacular!

Thanks so much for your hospitality!

A former member

February 2020

Enjoyable Visit

We enjoyed our stay at Nolan's Acres. Very nice host. Had a flat pull through site with 30 amp electric and water. Will plan to stop by if we are in the area again. Thanks


February 2020

Peaceful Nights

Had a wonderful stay ... kind and gracious hosts ... peaceful and restful after visits to nearby national parks...will return when back in the area


February 2020

Peaceful spot

Great stay with very friendly hosts. We had a 30 amp electric and nice views of the mountains. Thanks for the hospitality.


February 2020


This place is really quiet. Our hosts are warm and welcoming. The surroundings are beautiful with these fields of crops and ranches.
Thank you


February 2020

Nice stay!

Gracious hosts. Provided us with info about area for things to do. Convenient location.


February 2020

Great hosts,great sights and great park

Hosts were knowledgeable, kind, and generous. Chiricahua national monument was beautiful beyond description. Our site was private with lots of birds. Did I mention seeing hundreds of sandhill cranes flyover daily. We would happily stay again for another five days to visit with the hosts and see some of the other sights that we did not see on our initial visit.


February 2020

Awesome stay

The location was a nature location which my two small dogs loved. Willcox is filled with history and so much to explore. The best part, my visits with my host family. This is a memory I will cherish and a stop I will most definitely do again.
The best locations on our great nation are usually the roads less traveled. So thankful I found this jewel!


February 2020

Quite one night stop

The host was very welcoming and had great information for the sounding area of Wilcox. If you’re looking to rest for the night off of the 10 this will workout great.


January 2020

Thank you!

Nice hosts. Enjoyed our conversations and learning so much from this accomplished couple.

Really enjoyed Bandit and Allie, the Freeholders’s sweet kids!!


January 2020

Fabulous hosts

We had a fabulous 3 night stay at this very well equipped host site. A great location for the amazing, must see, Chiricahua National Monument Park and the Bowie Fort state park. Great information and talks with our excellent and very knowledgeable hosts. Highly recommend staying here.


January 2020

Very good place

It is the second time we are coming. So a good place ! Quiet and near the i 10 about 8 miles.
Thank you very much host


January 2020

Nice folks!

We enjoyed our stay! They make great hosts and very good coffee as well! We will definitely visit again!


January 2020

Beautiful location!

Quiet and dark. Great hosts and very welcoming. Wish we could have stayed longer.


January 2020

Everything one could ask for!!

Warmly greeted by our host who promptly helped us to get set up in his spacious acreage. We very much appreciated all the boondockIng amenities that are available at this easy to find location. It was lovely to be invited in to enjoy a hot cup of tea and hot chocolate while visiting with our knowledgeable hosts and fellow Boondocker guest. What a delightful place, we thank you so much!


January 2020

Great visit!

We had a warm welcome from our hosts (complete with fresh eggs from their hens). This is an interesting and beautiful area, and freeholder gave us great suggestions on places to visit. Not to be missed are Chiricahua National Monument and the wetland roosts of the Sandhill Cranes. Great location and so nice to have 30 amp hookup as it was quite chilly during our visit.

Still Crazy

January 2020

Quiet location, close to sites

Nolan Acres offered a very quiet (and level) location which was close enough to the Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie. Our hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable with local activities and, even more interestingly, the history. We would definitely be staying here again if we are ever in the area.


January 2020

Friendly, Quiet Spot

Very accommodating, Hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. Convenient spot close to I-10 near attractions.


January 2020


Our hosts were very nice. They got us settled in quickly and off we went to find something to eat. I would certainly stay here again. It’s a perfect location off I10.


January 2020

Awesome stay

Great stay on our travels through southern Arizona. Enjoyed our conversation with the hosts. Very interesting and friendly couple. Next time we will have to plan a longer stay so we can explore the area.


January 2020

Awesome People Alert!!!

Very Awesome couple and the views from the remote property are amazing. We had a tire Blowout on our RV right after I texted them,and said we would be there a day earlier and they were still fine with us getting in late. They guided us in to our spot to get needed rest. Woke up to amazing views of the mountain ranges. They have everything needed and plenty of space. Had a good talk with them before we continued on to Phoenix. Will be back for sure!


January 2020

Super hosts

Greeted us immediately upon arrival and showed us around. These two know everything about the area and are full of interesting stories and knowledge. We will have to come back to take it all in.


December 2019

Lovely hosts

Very accommodating hosts. Very knowledgeable of the area and thanks to them we got to spend a day at the excellent Amerind Museum - well worth it.
Loved all the birds on the property although didn't have a chance to see the owls. Hope to be back.


December 2019

Much appreciated stop

Freeholder was our last stop before landing in Tucson, where we are spending a couple of months. It was great to land in, relax and regenerate before the last leg of our journey. The hosts were extremely accommodating and we enjoyed our connection with them. Very much appreciated our time there.


December 2019

Great host

I really appreciate my hosts. They were very friendly and made me feel welcome.
I definitely would like to come back and stay there another time.


December 2019

Open spaces, friendly hosts

We visited in our hosts home and watched the wide variety of birds that visit. Such a treat. Great people with great stories. So friendly and helpful. Would love to return and spend more time. Thanks so much!


December 2019

Centrally located

Great property. Lovely people. Thank you for sharing your place


December 2019


Quiet retreat. Easy To park. Friendly host. We arrived on the night and They were agree. Host recommandation.


December 2019

Positive experience

The host met me when I drove in and directed me to a pull through site. Electric and water were very accessible. Pleasant conversation ensued! Would recommend for a quick stop, such as mine, or a convenient location to take in some local sites and events.


December 2019

Great Stay

Thank you for hosting us. Very friendly


December 2019

Wonderful overnight stay

We arrived later than expected, they were very gracious to still allow us to stay. Will definitely stay here again


December 2019

Quiet and Peaceful right off I-10

We had a lovely time staying here. B and S have lots of knowledge to share about the area, as well as a wealth of other topics. We were offered some of the best coffee each morning, along with great conversation! It's easy to get here and can't beat the stars! I hope our paths cross again!


December 2019

Nice host

It’s a wonderful place with wonderful hosts!
We hope too see them again in the future. We’ve stay just for one night but I’ve really recommend this boondockers.
Thank to you again, 😘
Goulois’s Family!


December 2019

Great Desert Hideaway

We really enjoyed our stay with Freeholder. They were very gracious hosts. We only regret that our stay was for only one night. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We look forward to passing through the area in the future so that we might stop by again.


December 2019

Amazing Hosts!

We enjoyed a very pleasant 5 night stay at Nolan’s Acres! Our hosts went above and beyond to accommodate us, and even invited us to their Christmas Open House which was wonderful and we got to meet some of their friends as well. It is the perfect location to explore the nearby Chiricahua Mountains as well as Cochise Stronghold. Thank you again to our hosts for accommodating us!


December 2019

Pleasant and easy going.

Freeholder are welcoming people. They invited us to visit, which we were happy to do. They are interesting and easy to talk with. The gentleman met us when we arrived. He was helpful getting us organized with water & electricity. He made good suggestions for places to visit in the area. Nice folks. Easy place to stay.


December 2019

Great View of Mountains and Bird Wildlife

Arrived and Bill greeted me and got me setup with electric. Bill invited me in after I got settled and I met his wife Sara (spelled just like my oldest daughter). Great conversation with two very nice people and my stay was great. Met another camper Lance and he gave me great information on one of my next stays, near San Francisco. Bill has a great setup there and this should be on your Boondockers Welcome list of fantastic hosts.
Thanks again Sara and Bill....


November 2019

Great hosts!

Had a great 1 night stay with Freeholders at Nolan's Acres. It's a beautiful rural setting. Because of the rainy weather, I was unable to fully experience the property. I'm usually boondocking so the offer of electric hook-up was great! My hosts made me feel so welcome! I enjoyed spending time with these very interesting hosts..... hope to return in the future and spend more time with them!

Quiet Farm

November 2019

No room at "THE INN"

Gosh, we so looked forward to staying at Nolan's Acres but they didn't have enough room for us to turn our 76' rig around. We did talk to them and learned that they had another boondocker parked in the driveway thus we couldn't get in. Talked to them on the phone but beings there was no available space we had to pass... Maybe next time??


November 2019

Great peeps!

Very nice couple! Perfect spot for a night or 3! Very welcoming, informative and fun. Actual drive they spot with 30 amp, water and dump if needed! What more could u ask? Quiet, beautiful views and lots of nature, that’s what!! Can’t wait to go back!


November 2019

Outstanding hospitality

Freeholder offers a quiet spot and makes you feel right at home.
Greeted us on arrival helped up to get set into our spot and showed us where everything was.
Hosts were very friendly, offered up some fresh eggs for our breakfast and made us feel very welcome.
The bird watching here is great, I especially loved the owls.
As the winds are a bit extreme the day we are to be leaving they have welcomed us to stay an extra day.
Highly recommend and would absolutely stay here again.


November 2019

Great stay!

Wonderful hosts and a very fun area to explore.


October 2019

outstanding bird watching area

loved this place for the convenience, and the wildlife. The host was very helpful and enjoyable to interact with.


October 2019

Convenient travel stop

Hosts were friendly and accomodating.
Sites were level w electric, water and dump available. Enjoyed a brief visit with Bill sharing professional histories.


September 2019

Great Folks!

Didn't get to visit as much as I wanted too. We have a lot in common. Great parking spot, quiet, secure, and everything we needed. Would like to have visited more but we needed to move on out. Highly recommended.


May 2019

Incredibly hospitable

Bill and Sara were wonderful hosts, we felt like we were part of the family. They respected our privacy, but when needed, we had a wonderful time chatting and interacting. Highly recommend them


May 2019

Gracious host

Very quiet surroundings and friendly helpful host greeting us in the dark to guide us to a wonderful flat spot overlooking the desert. Slept next to chickens that did not awake us in the morning cuz there was no rooster! Thank you Bill!


May 2019

What a marvelous couple!

I stayed at Nolans’ Acres for five nights and truly enjoyed my stay, my Hosts, their views, and their critters. We talked about all sorts of topics, from politics to science to books to movies, and then some. We also watched a movie about birdwatchers (lots and lots of birds on their property), and we talked about them too. I hope to return.


May 2019

Quiet place

I stayed with them a couple nights while taking in the local sites. He was helpful with info on the area. Quiet spot tucked in behind their home. Easy to find.


May 2019

Convenient Stopover

Very accommodating hosts as we stopped on our travels back to SoCal.
Extremely fascinating wildlife habitat in an agricultural setting.
We only stopped overnight, but got plenty of rest and awakened
to a variety of songbirds.


May 2019

Ok for one night

Ok for one night


April 2019

Very Peaceful

Had a wonderful stay. Tons of wildlife, especially birds. The hosts could not have been nicer. We hope to stay again.


April 2019

Great place!

Great host, great location. They let us and our kiddos see their ponds and chicken. Thanks for letting us stay!


April 2019

Simply the best

Bill's directions are spot on. While there he hosted several other folks passing through Willcox. His tales of he and his wife's life experience are worth lending an ear. It's not every day you run into an accomplished learner, professor, author, and teacher who is still getting another advanced degree because of his unbounded curiosity. Spending one or more days with Bill is a rare treat. Bill, thanks for your generosity. I heartily recommend you and your place to any Boondocker lucky enough to travel through Arizona on I10.


April 2019

Amazing stay in Willcox!

My husband and I stayed with Bill and Sara at their property in Willcox, AZ for two nights. We were so grateful to have a wonderful place to park and rest after a very busy week in New Mexico. They offer electric, water and a sewer hookup as well. Their property is very natural and surrounded by beautiful mountains! They are very close to the Chiricahua National Monument which we had originally intended to spend time hiking in, but as it turned out we didn't make it there. We had a wonderful time talking to Bill and Sara. They are an amazingly accomplished couple who have a lot to share with others and are so warm and friendly. We even had dinner and enjoyed a movie with them while we were there. Thanks Bill and Sara for a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon!


April 2019

Circle of Travellers

First time I had been stopping with other boondockers. Even met a lady from my home state. Willcox had just about everything we needed in a easy-to-get-around-in small town. The laundry had a shaded hotdog stand next to it. We didn't eat one, but it smelled divine! The real gem was the Keiller city park which had a paved walking path especially for dog-walkers, complete with bags. The dust storm blew us into town and Bill was very generous to let us have shelter for two nights. The lilac bush was in bloom. Marvelous!


April 2019


Thanks to Bill and his wife.


April 2019

Very relaxing environment

Bill and Sara were wonderful hosts! What a great place to stay! Surrounded by nature and the mountain ranges! Woke up to morning doves cooing! Bill is certainly a very creative person and very knowledgeable about the local area and its inhabitants (people, as well as animals)!


April 2019

Beautiful scenery

Very nice spot the hosts were very accommodating lots of wild life. Many birds the host was very helpful when finding a winery


March 2019

Nice stay!

We had a nice stay with Freeholder. Host site is conveniently located off I-10 and offers great mountain views with amazing sunsets. Parking area is level, easy to maneuver around with ample room for any size rig. Bill has a great knowledge of the local area and was more than willing to share this with us. Thanks to Bill and BW for another great stay.


March 2019

So friendly

Second visit here and had another movie night. Had a wonderful drive around in the nearby mountains where the flowers were spectacular.
Great conversations -- enjoyable stay.


March 2019

Worth repeating!

Thanks Bill for the accommodations and conversation. Appreciate the hookups and having lots of room and those big open skies! Host was very accommodating and access was easy and close enough to I10 for quick jaunts into Tombstone and Bisbee. Will definitely repeat at some point when I'm back through the area. Thanks again!


March 2019

Perfect Stay!

Our spot was quiet, peaceful and private. Our hosts were so interesting and shared their love of books.

Highly recommend! Thank you so much!


March 2019

Fantastic despite the circumstances

It rained a lot before we arrived. This made the ground slippery. Freeholder could have cancelled, but didn't. They were also accommodating to our ever changing schedule. Their property is very quiet and easy to get to.
Thank you for your hospitality!


March 2019

Fun in South Eastern Arizona!

Bill and Sarah are generous hosts with plenty of space for RVs and a wonderful welcoming attitude. We enjoyed gorgeous Mountain Views, wildlife and connecting with the Nolan’s during our movie night! This couple is amazingly intelligent, kind and fun loving. We are very grateful for being able to stay on their beautiful property and get to know them!


March 2019

just right

Great stay, with long conversations and movie nights.


March 2019

Great stop

Lots of space to hook up, very friendly couple!


March 2019


The hosts have become new friends and we look forward to many future interactions with this warm, witty, delightful couple. True gems!

March 2019

Good tips

Nice and quiet place, we slept very well.
We get good advices from our host. We recommand!


March 2019

We’re back!

When we pulled in here, it felt like coming home. We’re even extending our stay. The friendship, conversation, and peaceful setting are delightful.


February 2019


We had a wonderful peaceful night's stay. Convient off the highway. Very pleasant conversation in the morning. We had a cold spell so it was great to have access to electric. Many thanks!


February 2019

Peaceful Stay

A great place to stop on our way to Phoenix! Our host was very knowledgeable on the area and wildlife. We were able to use the electric hookup, which was great! To park, we were able to loop around and didn’t have to back into a space or out of the driveway. Beautiful views of the mountains and a peaceful place to park for a night!


February 2019

A true joy!

We came here at the last minute seeking refuge from the snow and found kindred spirits. B and S are intelligent, warm, fun, kind, interesting hosts. They provided a large level spot with power, water, and internet for our camper, then welcomed us into their home. We stayed four days and spent much of that time visiting. They gave us advice on where to eat, where to purchase supplies, and shared their knowledge of the area. B even cut a strip of wood to size for us for our solar project. I hope we have many opportunities in the future to spend time together. This has truly been a heart-warming experience.


February 2019

Enjoyed our February Stay

We boondocked on a cold day and night in February. Bill greeted us and we talked about the best places to park. He also offered electricity and water but we needed neither. This is a pleasant location with lots of level parking locations and a quiet night away from the usual vehicle and train noises. We enjoyed our stay and thank the Nolans for their hospitality.


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.


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.


February 2019

Great Folks.

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


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.


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.


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.


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!


January 2019

Quiet vistas.

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


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.


January 2019

Nice host, level site

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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


January 2019


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!!!


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


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


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.


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!


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


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!


December 2018


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


December 2018

Quiet and peaceful

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


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.


December 2018


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!


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


May 2018

Oasis near Wilcox and I-10!

Great hosts at the Oasis and comfortable place to stay.


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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March 2020

First Boondockers Welcome Experience - WOW

Thank you both for the hospitality and the wonderful conversation! We enjoyed meeting you both and sharing experiences of our travels. Other travelers in the Boondockers Welcome community should definitely put your place on their list of which place to stay in Southern Arizona. We enjoyed the views, sunsets and observing the wildlife on your property. Thank you both for your suggestion to slow our pace a bit, it allowed us to take in the Historic Downtown area and spend more time in the nearby National Park. Hope to see you again.


February 2020

Good stop over

Enjoyed our overnight stay! Very nice hosts, easy to get in and out. Will stay again and recommend.


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.