I’m a retired city planner. My wife, Holly, and I enjoy travel, fishing and camping.
I am a skilled woodworker and a great fly fisherman.
We have two small dogs. We travel with them on occasion
Just about anywhere in Idaho or montana
We live near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2003 Roadtrek 190P
Quiet and secure neighborhood with easy access to I 90. Gracious hosts—we enjoyed our conversations!
Very pretty flat spot. Beautiful property and delightful hosts. A wonderful place to stay!
We enjoyed a peaceful, quiet stay with these kind, generous folks. Really cool outdoor shower (hot water!) and trails to walk on. Great location, kayaking and swimming nearby.
The outdoor shower, spacious sites, and access to many activities make this an appreciated stop. The hosts make this the best.
I had a wonderful stay here at CCHC Ranch... the hosts were so welcoming and I enjoyed a game of cornhole and the fantastic outdoor shower. Their dogs are adorable too- thank you again for a wonderful evening!
The CCHC Ranch is what Boondockers Welcome is all about. Having been on the road for 3 months, and staying at dozens of various sites, this spot was hands down the best of them all. The host couple have been married nearly 50 years and the same love that obvious for one another is bestowed on all their guests!
They were wonderful hosts. Welcoming to there place and invited us to a BBQ. Beautiful location. The outdoor shower is truly wonderful. Highly recommended! We will return. Thank you again.
A wonderful couple in an amazing location with lots of trees and grass to park your rig. The outdoor shower is such a treat!
We stayed only one night, arriving early in the evening and leaving early in the morning, but with even with that short experience we gladly add our rave review. The host is very welcoming, and we had a good chat with him after getting set up. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, ensuring guests a good night's sleep. Our sincere thanks to the hosts for all they provide their guests.
Generous, entertaining and kind. Invited us to their 4th of July BBQ after we last minute requested a spot to stay, then we didn't leave right away! 3 nights and 3 delicious outdoor hot showers in their most wonderful outdoor shower. Hosts gave great tips on where to ride our tandem and stand-up paddle board, which we did! And there was a lot of relaxing hammock hanging as well. Highly recommend!
What a great place! We were welcome by friendly folks and friendly pooches! The hosts let us look for the spot that suited us the best and gave us a tour of the property. We did the 4th of July boat cruise on the lake which was wonderful and the Hiawatha bike trail which was so much fun. We had a day in between to just relax after 2 weeks on the road and it was the perfect place for it. The outdoor solar shower was as good as all the others have mentioned!
Open, kind, generous hosts! Fantastic outdoor shower with hot water! Close to all things Coeur d'Alene, we snuggled down for a great nights sleep avoiding the crowds on the 4th of July, we rode our tandem on the Coeur d'Alene Trail along the lake on the 5th of July, we snagged an early morning parking spot at the public beach for an all day beach day standup paddleboarding and hammock hanging at the lake. These activities were easy due to the guidance provided by our hosts, we nibbled on bbq and ate strawberries off the vine. As far as hosting sites get, this was a road trippers 5 star hotel! We want to pay it forward as our appreciation, and we will!
Our hosts (C & H) were warm and charming and provided us with a choice of sites in their meandering gardens. They invited us to their family’s 4th of July cookout and made us feel right at home. An outdoor shower with on demand hot water was the cherry on the ice cream!
If BW used a five star rating system, the CCHC Ranch and hosts would warrant at least six stars.******
This was our first time using boondockers welcome. And boy was it a treat! The hosts were super great hosts and you can see they take incredible care of their property. Their dogs are such calm lil fellers. The outdoor shower was so sweet! We loved their property! If we are near Couer D’alene again we will definitely be visiting them again.
We stayed two nights at the CCHC Ranch and it was peaceful and quiet. Plenty of level grass parking area and we were welcomed to use the fabulous outdoor shower. Loved it!
This was one of our best stays yet! The host couple (and their two friendly dogs) were really fantastic -- very welcoming and interesting. There were two other couples staying at the same time we were there and we all had a big potluck dinner around the fire one night. We couldn't have asked for a better group of people. We're looking forward to meeting up with all of them again in the future.
The location is also great -- very close to Coeur d'Alene and the property is beautiful. There's even a great outdoor shower! Lots to do in the area and a great base to start from. Definitely two thumbs up!
The result of decades of wonderful effort and an eager sense to share leave guests like me in awe of this wonderful spot with the friendliest of hosts. Their location is so beautiful, with mowed walking trails, green grass, towering trees and wildlife abounding. I'd be thrilled to stay here again, if they'll have me.
This BW stay is going to force me to overuse the word AWESOME! Friendliest, most generous and welcoming hosts. AWESOME! The most beautiful property and space. AWESOME! Made the best friends we will have for life. AWESOME! Popup BBQ/Potluck was too much fun! AWESOME! The local recommendations were just what we were looking for. AWESOME! To have an outdoor shower is a life goal. AWESOME! Can't thank CCHC Ranch enough for such an AWESOME experience.
Our host and hostess met us at the gate with their two adorable pups in tow. They and helped us park, then gave us a tour of their stunningly gorgeous property. We had the chance to hang out with them and what a treat. We go out of our way to stop here again, just to spend time with this lovely couple. One of the nicest stays of our entire trip.
This was our first boondockers welcome experience and totally great! My husband and I needed to unplug and recharge from our stressful lives and this fit us perfectly. There were so many birds to watch, turkeys in the morning and the stars at night. We were close to some amazing hiking trails. This area has so much to offer we need more time to explore. Since the property is fenced, our dog could be off leash so she had her own vacation! The hosts were so super nice and a pleasure to get to know. The outdoor shower is amazing.
We really enjoyed our stay at CCHC Ranch. Meeting our hosts, & then getting to walk around the beautiful woodsy property. We had a nice & quiet stay, & a good nights sleep on our last day before reaching out destination.
We had a great stay on our host's beautiful property. Lots of room to roam and good proximity to the city of Coeur d’Alene. Great conversations and an overall wonderful stay. If we ever come back to this area we will be sure to at least come by and say hello.
Just stayed one night while passing through, but wish we could have stayed longer! Awesome couple with sweet dogs. Thank you again!
Nice boondocking location with plenty of parking options and electric. Nice hosts and cute dogs. Wish I could have stayed longer and chatted more. Would definitely recommend.
Beautiful piece of property that is very well maintained! They provided us a super awesome spot for our trailer, that had some shade from the trees. We weren’t able to hook up to anything due to the power outage that had just happened, but we didn’t need any for our short stay. We love Idaho and if we get to come back we would definitely stay here again!
This is a great location to explore Coeur d’Alene. We also took our bikes over to the Hiawatha Trail- amazing!!! The hosts were gracious and helpful. Thank you again for your hospitality!
Arriving at CCHC after a long day of driving was heavenly. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming. We loved your peaceful property; the outdoor shower was particularly memorable. Thanks for a delightful, if brief, stay.
Hands-down the absolute best location I have been to since I started traveling last year. Hosts couldn’t be more pleasant, and the property is a gardener’s paradise! Fully fenced in large property for dogs to roam, and the resident dogs are as sweet as they come. Very peaceful and quiet. I really did not want to leave 😇
These are the nicest folks, with the nicest and most peaceful property. We've stayed here briefly before, but already feel like old friends. The hosts are so hospitable, generous, and enjoyable to be around. We really enjoyed hanging out together 2 evenings (one night they shared a pulled-pork dinner with us, and another night we had a pizza/potluck dinner). The property has different beautiful sites to park your rig, is off a quiet paved road, they offered us power and water, and they allow guests to use the best outdoor shower with an InstaHeat water heater. What a privilege it is to be able to stay here!
We were warmly welcomed to the beautiful ''ranch'' of CCHC. It was wonderful to get to know our hosts and the other guests as we relaxed in their beautiful patio area.They are close to many Coeur d'Alene sights and provided great suggestions for area biking. We appreciate their kindness in allowing us to stay a few more days and enjoy some raspberries and herbs from their beautiful garden! Hope to visit our new friends again when our travels bring us back to this beautiful part of the country!
I cannot say enough about Collin, his wife, the pups and their beautiful slice of heaven that they were so generous to share with us. I had to change dates multiple times due to unforeseen circumstances. When I finally was able to get away they were most understanding about my late arrival. I wish I had more time to get to know them better and enjoy their beautiful place!
This was our first experience with boondockers welcome and couldn’t have asked for anything better! The hosts were so gracious, have a beautiful spot, and have the cutest, well behaved dogs! Just a perfect night all around!
Colinc are wonderful people and have created a surreal home for themselves, which they graciously share with us boondockers! The outdoor shower, green house and workshop were my favorite aspects and our kids loved the giant teepee! Wherever you’re heading, Colinc’s yard is sure to help you get there with a bigger smile and cleaner oxygen.
Thank you for the kind welcome and conversation! Your hard work and the land here truly shows! It’s so comfortable and we are looking forward to visiting again!
This was our First Boondocking experience. It set a very high standard and will never find another place as nice as this. We had our choice of many places to park our Sprinter Van on this beautiful property, and enjoyed looking out onto a wooded lot. We wish we could have stayed more than one night, especially after taking a shower in the outdoor shower on the property. CollinC and his wife are kind welcoming people, and gave us great suggestions for bicycling in the area. We hope to visit them again.
Friendly host & dogs. Generously offered water, which we needed. Close to downtown. Spent two peaceful evenings there. And with family in Coeur dAlene we hope to return to The CCHC Ranch.
We'd camp here forever if we could. The property is just so pretty and peaceful, power is available, our spot was nice and level, the hosts are the most welcoming and friendly people, and the outdoor shower is amazing. Not only is it so well made and functions better than a hotel shower... it has an Insta-Heat hot water system... essentially endless hot water! After being in our Winnebago Travato for 3 months, with limited hot water and tank space... this shower was the BEST. We absolutely loved our stay and the hosts, and would definitely return. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing place!
What amazing place to stay. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful hosts, the accessibility to Coeur d'Alene Idaho an absolutely the outdoor shower.
Thanks so much to Collinc for your hospitality. CCHC Ranch is a beautiful, cozy location. I felt warmly welcomed and hope to come back another trip. Would highly recommend this host to anyone looking for a spot in this area.
We arrived late, but Holly was gracious and welcoming. We parked in the driveway and were offered a place to plug in and the garage sensor light turned off since we pulled in forward. We enjoyed a peaceful and restful sleep overnight. Collin hadn’t returned from fishing by the time we left in the morning, (his friend’s trailer axel broke), so we missed meeting him. Holly gave Rachel a tour of their beautiful property, accompanied by the friendly tour dogs. Would definitely stay again and highly recommended this host!
We stayed for a couple of nights while we explored the local town. We stayed on the driveway and it’s fairly leveled. Our kids enjoyed their dogs and we enjoyed fresh fruits and veggies. The outdoor shower with hot water was a very nice treat.
What a pleasure meeting our host and immediately feeling at home. This was our first boondockers experience and we couldn't be more pleased. Their property is so lovely and we were provided with several choices for our rig. Peaceful and serene! Love their two precious dogs as they were just as welcoming as the host.
Just what we needed after exploring Spokane for the day! Their yard and gardens are quiet, lush, and relaxing. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. The cute town of Couer d’Alene is only a few miles away.
Beautiful property and the hosts couldn’t have been nicer. I chose the driveway space only because I wanted power. Many nice grassy spots to choose from though. Looking forward to my next stay.
Their hospitality, generosity and pure kindness ....was such a gift. I have to say, I was quite spoiled while I was there but the peacefulness of my Hosts and the beautiful land they have cultivated was such a blessing to experience. Coeur D'Alene itself was fantastic to explore and enjoy, but meeting C & H and being at the CCHC Ranch ....the real gift.
C & H (edited: I just saw I wanst supoosed to use full names!) their BEAUTIFUL home, and pups....made me feel so welcomed and at home. I was actually quite spoiled while I was there!
THANK YOU- THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Great connection, conversation, sharing ....and Cour D'Lane is magic too.
Thank you! I'm so appreciative that you shared this beautiful space, and yourselves, with me! It was so wonderful getting to know you both!!!!!!
My hosts were so welcoming and friendly. I stayed for two nights and each evening we would sit out on their patio and chat. I loved the outdoor shower they have. It was such a unique treat to experience. The area is beautiful. They don't have horses on their ranch anymore but they do have fruit trees. And just a few minutes drive to City Beach in Lake Coeur'dAlene.
These folks couldn’t have been nicer and we really enjoyed our two day stay. Hope to be back here and would love to spend more time with them! Mary
This is our 2nd Boondockers Welcome stay and all we can say is what took us so long. Collin and his wife were wonderful host who spent time with us on the padio. We had access to raspberries, strawberries, and cherries fresh off the plants. They had two of the best fur babies that knew I needed the attention. We also took advantage of the outdoor shower. Wishing we had more time and would highly recommend this location not just for the beauty of the spot but the welcoming of the host.
This was our first boondocker experience and the hosts were so accommodating and gracious. We can see why people have enjoyed staying with them. The hot outdoor shower was a real plus.
Beautiful place. Nice people. Enjoyed connecting with them. Hope to see them again.
Great communications and hosting! We look forward to returning sometime.
Our first BW experience and it was very positive!! Collin and his wife are just absolutely lovely and they have a great fenced in yard that our dog truly enjoyed!! On top of that, the town is fantastic!!
Collin and Holly were super sweet and so were their dogs. They have a lovely home right near town. The drive in with a longer vehicle or trailer might be a challenge for some but Collin guided me in nicely. We had to leave the next day to meet our timeline but I would of liked to stay longer. When I go back there to hike or bike I’m definitely going to see if this spot is open. Love boondocking!
We stayed with them in October for two nites, Met their nice kids and spouses who were visiting, and had a wonderful stay. We were there to visit our family who live nearby.
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Very friendly and easy going people.This was our first stay with Boondockers Welcome. Excellent experience in a gorgeous setting.
We had an absolutely fantastic time visiting C&H. We had a natural affinity for each other since we both have Roadtreks. They were very informative about the Coeur d'Alene area.
Their "spread" is in a beautiful wooded area above the city with plenty of room. The outdoor shower is amazing and a great experience... including hot water. C designed and built it himself.
We would love to go back again, and, C&H we sure wish you would take a road trip down into California and visit us!! Cheers! J&M
This was simply just a great stay overnight with wonderful folks! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Highly recommended to other travelers interested in the area and the local people.
Warm friendly hosts! Perfect for me as this was my very first BW adventure. They have a totally fenced yard and my dog, Sam, loved running all over. I’ll definitely stay with them again!
With pleasure we like spend a few words on this stay. Actualy one day extra as we’d been invited to their barbecue and see more of the surroundings of Coeur d’Alene. Staying with these hosts is really enjoyable with their understanding how to make us feeling welcome guests. Thanks Collin an Holly for all the good things. And if your trip next year gives you the opportunity to turn to Bergerac, you’re most welcome. Also without RV.
We have super days had at this family. We are very pleased that we have met them and get to know. They live in a beautiful environment, with a very much place for the RV. We hope H & C in Netherlands the same to be able to give what they have given us. Robert and Nelleke
Collin and his wife, Holly, are truly in a class of their own. At their home, we showered under the stars in their outdoor shower, picked cherries and raspberries, my daughters drove a 4 wheeler, and we shared dinner with them in a divine oasis that they've created on their land. My daughters also played with their sweet dogs, and Collin showed us his woodworking shop. Our family had a wonderful visit, and we hope to see them again in our travels or theirs.
Collin and Holly were overly generous and helpful while we were exploring their beautiful little town! Their spot is about 15 minutes from the lake, private and quiet, and perfect for boondocking! You can uber from their place, bike if you are feeling up to it, and the drive isn’t bad for RV’s at all. They have a fire pit, picnic table, and plenty of space! They showed us their favorite bike ride and were open and kind! Thanks for the exceptional stay! We’ll see you again :)
Wow! We cannot recommend this host too highly. If we had only known how hospitable they were going to be, they would have had trouble getting rid of us. 😉 They welcomed us with open arms, sharing a beer and a chat on the patio....we felt right at home. There are numerous flat camp spots to pick from, all situated in beautiful leafy surroundings....the ranch grounds are a picture. There is even an garden shower out the back. Town is only five minutes away.
If your lucky, you might even get to share some of Holly’s baking.
Isn’t it a real bonus to arrive as strangers but leave as friends. Let’s hope we stay in contact and perhaps meet up again....Australia isn’t that far away Colin.
Thanks for everything.
We had a very enjoyable 2-night stay with our exceptionally kind hosts! There were several grassy spots offered for us to park our r-pod, so lots of room to put out our chairs. The property is completely fenced so our small dog was free to run around and play with our hosts' dogs. Collinc and his wife were friendly and sociable, so we spent part of the day with them going for breakfast and touring the farmer's market. Very nice trip; would definitely like to stay again!