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. 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.

https://www.amazon.com/Bill-Nolan/e/B06XXPBK1Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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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References from Guests (67)

cjbranso

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


smixer

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!


napples123

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.


Travlngary

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.


artpackard

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.


celi_rodriguez

May 2019

Ok for one night

Ok for one night


lllump

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.


Hawkins

April 2019

Great place!

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


ronecooper

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.


asick313

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!


Katiemac

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!


fons.denis

April 2019

perfect

Thanks to Bill and his wife.


Nancyfuentes

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)!


AMpfeifer1993

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


Offourrockerrv

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.


SecondWind

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.


inkmuser

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!


TheFourniers

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!


JazerNorth

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!


howwerv

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!


SecondWind

March 2019

just right

Great stay, with long conversations and movie nights.


NJwatson

March 2019

Great stop

Lots of space to hook up, very friendly couple!


truenorth

March 2019

Friends!

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


Roule.ma.poule

March 2019

Good tips

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


truenorth

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.


Penn

February 2019

Wonderful

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!


SomedayStartsNow

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!


truenorth

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.


RVeCafe

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.


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_TinaLJMcGee

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.