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hardinge

Age: 55-65

Member since April 2018

We live in rural Northern NJ with our rescue dog.

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

We are health care professionals. We love to camp and own a 25ft class A.

hardinge's Pets

We have 1 rescue dog very sweet and friendly. he is a well mannered, lovable 6yr old pit bulls.

hardinge's Hometown

We are in Wantage in Sussex county NJ.

hardinge Has 1 Host Location

Raja's place

Wantage, NJ, US
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References from Guests (40)

J.D.Huber

September 2020

Beautiful location

We stayed at Rajahs place and our experience couldn’t have been better. The spot we parked looking at the creek was level side to side and front to back without unhooking from truck. Our host came down to meet us and showed us his antique cars and offered us electric. Very kind and generous.


TRVLFN

September 2020

Private spot next to the creek

We enjoyed a relaxing evening and night parked at Raja’s place. We were lucky enough to meet our host and exchange some travel stories. Thanks again!


Amaracan

September 2020

A great experience

We spent one night at rajas place and had a great experience. Lawrence is friendly and helpful and made us super comfortable. He and his wife even brought us a fantastic dinner! Their property is beautiful and they are generous and welcoming. Thank you so much lawrence.


lori7973

September 2020

Awesome stay!

This was our first time using Boondockers welcome. We had a great experience at Raja's place!! Hardinge is wonderful host and just an awesome person!! He met us at the top of the mountain and guided us to the gate of his property. We made it through the gate just fine though it was a little hairy because it was so dark which made it difficult to see. But we got in and parked just fine. We pull a 40ft 5th wheel with a 1 ton Chevy dually. Thank you, Hardinge for your hospitality! I'm sure we'll be back. Perfect halfway stop when we travel from our home to family in New Hampshire.


jeriedmonds

August 2020

Peace in the valley

If you don’t like an occasional bird sound interrupting you, then this is not for you. However, if parking your rig by a clear stream away from being jammed up in a park with a clear star studded sky appeals to you, then this is a must if you are ever near. We had a great conversation with the host and a tour of his antique vehicles when we arrived. I had fun catching and releasing 3 small bass. Hopefully they will be pan size when we will surely return from Oklahoma next year. I may have used editorial privilege by using valley, but the road in does slope down towards the stream and there is a grass and tree covered hill across the stream where you might get a glimpse of wildlife. This is our second great Boondocking experience. We are hooked.


jrmillerjr

July 2020

Escort Included!

Our stay at Raja's Place included L meeting us roadside in his vintage right-drive Jeep and escorting us the level parking spot we selected from several options he provided. He was very gracious in offering his electric hookup and inviting us to explore their property. We found the location a great spot for exploring the Delaware Water Gap - which is wonderful! Also convenient to High Point State Park.

Some highlights on site were the 16-inch +/- turtle we watched swimming in the stream adjacent to where we set up along with several large fish, lots of wildflowers, plentiful butterflies and a spectacular sunset.

It was another great Boondockers Welcome experience for us.

Thank you L!


Stark_M+D

July 2020

Very relaxing

We had such a relaxing time at Rajas place. The park around the house was so breath taking. Our host was so kind as to show us his car collection and he welcomed us at the gate. We reccomend Rajas place


Maggiemae88

July 2020

Beautiful spot

We stayed one night and couldn't be more pleased. L got back to us immediately and checked on our progress so that he was there to meet us at the end of his road when we arrived. There was a very large mowed area to park near the barn and the brook, and we were able to turn around without unhooking the toad. L was very accommodating to our needs, a real gentleman. We enjoyed a quiet, peaceful night. We wouldn"t hesitate to stay again!


rtheodor

June 2020

Great spot and host

Raja’s place is awesome. This was a stop over on a trip to New Hampshire. But I could have spent a few days. Very rural feel, small wooded area to walk, several meadows to park in. And a nice creek to sit by to eat.


lmaniscalco

June 2020

A great adventure with plenty of safety and kindness

We have visited Raja's place and enjoyed it so much we came back! We have been staying with family waiting to pick up our RV after 9 months away from her. We brought our niece with us and she loved it. We saw deer, rabbits, and bears. We visited the nearby High Point State Park for a picnic. We stuck our toes in the creek and saw fish and a snapping turtle. And as always the wonderful dog, Raja! Our hosts could not have been kinder! Thank you again!


DNLCutts

May 2020

Awesome

Had a wonderful time at this location, the host was very nice and welcoming. We even had permission to walk his entire property.


rhondalward

May 2020

Great rural setting

RAJA’s place is a great spot tucked away at the tip of northern N.J. Hardinge and Raja were great hosts. If you like to hike, there’s great hiking just minutes away.


TheWitchOnWheels

March 2020

Wonderful spot

Flat and scenic. Host was kind enough to meet me and lead me in ... which was very helpful. Hooked me up and checked in later to be sure I was all set. Very friendly and kind. I would go back.


gandalf

November 2019

Nice spot. We couldn't get through the gate.

We went to the site but we weren't able to get through the gate with our fifth wheel and dually. We met the host and he was very kind and encouraged us to try again maybe by straightening out but we were afraid to keep trying so we backed out and left. He was kind enough to help us back out and drove my husband to a spot down the road to meet me after we drove off. Thank you so much. We wish it would have worked out. It looked like a lovely place to stay.


maxium

November 2019

A great place to stay!

The host was very helpful and called several times to see if we were set up.
We will stay here again!


one2go

October 2019

Nice Stop off

The property was private and wide open. Easy to level. Thank you for opening your space to us as we traveled through the area. It rained quite a bit the night of our stay but the ground dried nicely by the time we left.


Skylark

October 2019

Excellent Raja was very accommodating. The property is so lovely and quiet

My husband and I would highly recommend a visit to Raja’s place. The property is lovely very peaceful and quiet there is a nice little brook and a great place for walking thank you so much Raja, we appreciate your hospitality and Would love to stay again if we’re in this area thank you again


RLV3

October 2019

hardinge

Great place to stop on our way south, private with lots of deer around.


TheLocalPond

October 2019

Quiet, peaceful and super dark at night

This has been one of our favorite host locations! Only miles from High Point State Park with gorgeous views and hikes of all skill levels, fantastic cell signal, not far from shopping, little bit of traffic noise during the day, but super quiet, peaceful and dark at night. We hope to visit again in the future, Thank you Raja's Place!


Sgcastle

September 2019

Great

Great host Lawrence was kind enough to let me have a part shipped to him for my 5th wheel. Beautiful spot. The high land state park was great. If going. Take exit 2. Not. Exit 1.


TheBrunsons

September 2019

Great spot for a stay!

The spot was level and the kids loved the creek and discovering baby snapping turtles! Nice, private, and quiet... we recently visited NYC and this was a nice recovery from the busy city!

We woke up to a flat tire and the host helped with an air compressor and directions to a tire shop that fixed us up and got us on our way quickly!

Thanks so much!!


travelswithollie

September 2019

Loved it!

New Jersey – who knew?! Beautiful property, nice and level spot beside the barn, and an interesting visit with our warm and welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend this spot to our fellow BW friends. And Raja is one sweet dog!


Outandabout.me

August 2019

Fantastic Hosts

What a lovely, welcoming couple. The property is well maintained, quiet and great location. Would highly recommend this Boondockers property. If in the area this property should be high on your list. Thanks so much to the hosts.


lmaniscalco

August 2019

Raja is the coolest!

This is a wonderful place to stay! We enjoyed the creek and chatting with the host. He shared his collection of autos, Rv's, and tractors. We enjoyed chatting with our host how has many interests. AND we loved Raja! This pup is very special and it really is Raja's place! Thank you again and we hope we can see you again soon!


Maria

July 2019

Awesome Place and Host

He was very accommodating to our needs.
He has a great location for boondocking.
Enjoyed talking with him.
Raja his dog is very friendly.


kiessig

July 2019

Beautiful spot

This was a great spot! Convenient and very private. The host was very accommodating!


SirGallivant

June 2019

Another good stay

This was our second stay at Raja's place so we knew how to find it with no problems. We appreciate their hospitality and will ask to stay again if we are passing by this way. Thank you very much!


SirGallivant

May 2019

Good stay

Very friendly and accommodating hosts. When we had trouble finding the location we called our host for further directions, but he graciously came to where we were and led us to it. The parking space is large with gravel, and level. Our stay was only two nights, and the day between was rainy, so we did not get to explore the grounds and meet with them again after our initial introductions when we arrived. Too bad, as we enjoyed that conversation and would have liked to have another one. We are not "dog people," but Raja was very friendly and well behaved, so we enjoyed meeting him, too. After several nights at a previous stay without electricity it was nice to have 120v at Raja's Place.


MyActionAdventures

May 2019

A nice place by the creek

We had a nice stay. Slept well. Beautiful area. Had a good visit with our host. Good 0lace to stay.


Hadamit

April 2019

Wonderful host

We had trouble finding the place, Lewrance came especially to lead the way. Helped so much!


some_kind_of_wonderful_bus

February 2019

Hospitable Gentleman.

He was a very kind and welcoming person. Felt very safe when dealing with him.


Team T

October 2018

beautiful, quiet location

We only ended up staying for one night at Raja's place even though we had been scheduled for two. We have friends in the area and wanted to be closer to them to visit and not drive 30 min each way. Lawrence was was so understanding. This is a beautiful spot to come and decompress from the city or just stay and enjoy the area. There is a state park 10 min away that is incredible. Unfortunately, we never got to meet the gracious hosts. Communication was on point and very welcoming. Thank you for the hospitality hardinge, we are so appreciative that there is such a wonderful community of people out there that will open up their space for us road travelers to have a quiet and safe place to land. :)


Ltsambug

October 2018

Love this spot!!!

Another great (even if short) stay at Raja’s Place!!
Got to meet some fellow Boondocker’s from Canada 🇨🇦 and chatted in the RV for a while!!
Decided to leave the next morning to continue our journey south!


Danson

October 2018

Awesome host

Lawrence is an awesome guy. Very welcoming and a fantastic spot to stay. He’s got some very cool toys. Classic trucks, cars, Jeep, Harley and Raja the dog was so freindly! The world needs more people like Lawrence!


Mable13

October 2018

Very welcoming couple - Highly recommenced!

Great communication prior to our stay and after we left. And wow, what a first impression, such warm and welcoming people, it felt like visiting with old friends! Great location, love the brook, and saw 4 whitetail deer for a moment before they saw us. Unfortunately we could only stay the one night but look forward to hosting them and Raja (such a well behaved sweet boy) or returning to their home again in the near future! Thank you again for the power!


Ltsambug

August 2018

A little piece of heaven

We are loving our stay at Raja’s Place. Raja is a very handsome and sweet dog!!
He has graciously invited us to stay on until Thursday!!
We were leaving here today to head to Vermont, but there is so much to see here and the accommodations are just lovely with a flowing creek right outside our door. Very private as their home is on the complete other side of the property.
We will come back here, if Raja 🐕 says we can!!!


voramd

July 2018

Gracious host

The location was ideal. It is very close to the High Point State Park in N.J. The host and his family are the best. The spot is quiet with a stream running close to it. The expansive woods invites one to loiter. I witness deer grazing. The host invited me to view his collection of antique automobiles. I am sure to visit the Hardinge family again in the future.


Kimpro

July 2018

Nice stop over location in Northern NJ

Raja's place was a lovely stop-over for us on our way to the NYC area. Our host Lawerence was friendly and provided us with a shady, level spot close to his barn, with electricity to boot. He has several acres to explore, and even suggested a local event that we enjoyed (the Saturday night Classic Cars Cruise-In). We highly recommend Raja's if you are in the northern NJ area! Kim & Joe


loer

May 2018

Excellent host and great place to stay

This was a perfect place to stay. The parking has gravel and it was easy to maneuver my 37 foot RV. The river was very peaceful and relaxing, the the nearby field was a great place to spot some roaming deer. If you have a big rig, take your time going through the gate as the posts can be a little intimidating but we were able to handle it with no problem. The host was excellent and met us our first night. He was very friendly and polite, and took us for a short walk with his dog and showed us the area around the campsite. All in all, it was a great stay and we were very happy.


AmberNSean

April 2018

thanks Raja’s Family

We had a fantastic time at Raja’s place, another piece of paradise in this this amazing country. Nestled by the river we were able to see deer wandering around the property and greeted by Raja and his owners Lawrence and Tara.
We were shown nothing but warm hospitality and given great tips on getting into NY city for a day trip.
Thank you so much for hosting us. Please come visit us in Australia one day soon.


Personal References (1)

Winnie2000

November 2018

We were unable to stay

Due to mechanical problems we were not able to stay at Raja's Place . We do hope to have the pleasure to meet them in the future. Communcations with them were excellent and welcoming.