Nannette and I (Peter) are new to RV-ing having purchased a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star in November of 2016. Our first outing took us across the country and back on a 10 week journey. This past winter (2017-18), we were gone for 4 months traveling to a couple of the same places as last year but going mostly to new locations. This year we were able to boondock for several weeks in the deserts of Arizona and California and these were some of our favorite times. Since we are very new to this, we have mainly traveled in the winter and our summer plans have been very limited and uncertain. It seems that we will be here for June and a lot of the summer if someone could use a place to stay in this area.
We live in Salem, West Virginia on a 100 acres, hardly any of which is flat. We have a 4 year old very nice mixed breed dog and a 10 month old cat, both of which travel well with us. We can offer a flat meadow that can be accessed easily once you are here. We drive our 40 foot motor home the 3.5 miles from US Route 50 to our property but the road is curvy and we drive it carefully. Turning into our road is tricky and even though we do it all the time, it may be easier to follow one of us up the road about a 1/2 mile further to turn around and hit it from a much easier angle. 39.25807, -80.66039
Nannette is a nurse and nurse practitioner. I am a forester/logger. I do almost all the work on our rig, which is challenging because, even though I have done a lot of mechanic work in my life, I have not done any work on an RV. It seems however, so far, that I have been able to fix what breaks. .
We travel with Clancy, our 4 year old mixed breed dog and Finn our 10 month old cat. Both of them are very easy to travel with but they really enjoy the freedom of being loose at home.
Our experience is limited but we loved being outside Oracle Junction, Arizona and off of Sidewinder road in Felicity, California.
Our mailing address is Salem, West Virginia but we actually live in the neighboring, Doddridge County outside any town limits. We are about 25 miles away from a Walmart, just to give you an idea.
2005 Newmar Dutch Star towing a 2014 Nissan Frontier Pickup
The wvpete couple were great. We sincerely hated to see them go. Even though both my wife and I are fighting a cold, the visit was still enjoyable ( we tried to not spread our cold). Without inviting them for a meal, we were still able to spend some time together. Pete was a great help putting up some outdoor lighting.
We hope to see them again.
We had the greatest but too short a visit with Pete and Nannette. A most charming and entertaining couple. Respectful of our property and overly worried about their dog that was no problem at all and got along with our dogs. The cat never came out of the RV. We shared laughs and experiences and Pizza. They are welcome back any time and we hope to be boondockers at their place in WV. Stay in touch and travel safe. Sorry about the rain.
You will have to look a very long time to find a nicer couple. From the moment of arrival we felt a friendship developing and it only continued to grow by the day. We spent some time working on a project of mine and Peter was a great asset and a hard worker. Many thanks. We cherish the short time we had together and look forward to hosting them in the future. Until we meet again, safe travels. Ivey & Elaine
Very nice and gracious guests. Found Nan and I had walked the same sand in Africa.
Great hosts and a beautiful place. Very quiet country setting. Hopefully we will see them again on their travels through our place in Texas. Have fun, travel safe.
They were very gracious hosts. They were very concerned for our arrival that Pete met us and “escorted” us up the backroad to their place. Once we got all setup and started to decompress from our day of driving they came down to check on us again to make sure we’re all right and comfy. Over the space of the three day visit we had several times of good conversation and “sharing the road”.
We would recommend them and rate this as a five star stay for us.
We traveled from Hershey, Pennsylvania and so grateful to find our hosts country setting for a well needed rest before trying to get to Hocking Hills Ohio early the next day. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
We were given a level spot. Super quiet in a holler in West Virginia. They couldn't have been nicer people. One had a accident just before we got there and was taken to the hospital. Still they asked us to show up and get comfortable. We saw them the next day and were surprised by smiles and good wishes. We wished him well and told them we loved the place and hope he would heal okay. You couldn't ask for better people. They were the nicest couple ever.
We couldn’t have been happier to be the first Boondockers to stay with P&N. They couldn’t have been more welcoming, and accommodating. I don’t want to set the expectations too high, but we felt spoiled. It was so good to check off 48 of 48 continental states in such a great spot. It was so beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better company. We love that we have 2 new friends. Don’t skip this spot.