I'm retired from county extension service and taking life easy. Husband is farmer, retired volunteer fire chief, and seasonal employee for Kentucky Division of Forestry. We've been blessed to be able to visit all 50 states, but now stay pretty close to home.
One small dog - a Shorkie
2015 - 22' trailer (traded in 35' class A)
Our 3 day stay with Carole and Bill was like being with long time friends! Upon arrival our hosts gave us a warm welcome, pointed out a beautiful spot for our travel trailer, and made sure we had what we needed.
Sitting on their deck looking out over their farm is very relaxing. Our conversations were fun and interesting. Both share all kinds of adventures along their lives.
Sunday was a very special day. Attending their church, Bethel United Methodist, was indeed a blessing - great message delivered by their pastor and a warm friendly congregation. We shared a meal together then Bill took us around the countryside pointing out barn quilts - one of my "passions"! Bill was very patient with stopping for me to get out and snap pictures.
On Monday the guys hung out while Carole took me to the Amish area. She is friends with many of the community. Listening to them chat and share gave me good insight into their lives - something I would never have experienced just traveling through.
Being with this couple is like being with family!
My husband and I look forward to making a return visit!!
We can’t say enough about how enchanting it was staying at Schafer’s Acres. It truly is a little paradise. We were tucked in between the flowers and a little pond that we watched the moon rise over every night. In the evening the Whippoorwills and the bullfrogs serenaded us.
Our hosts went out of their way to make sure that we got settled in quickly, and they gave us excellent suggestions on things to see in this area. The Land Between the Lakes (LBL, as the locals call it) is a must see on your visit here. Pack a lunch and plan at least one entire day to see the highlights. --- This area has a very large Amish Community. Be sure to get directions on how to find this area and visit their store, nursery and view their farmland. Thank you Schafer’s Acres for a truly delightful stop over. We arrived exhausted but our batteries are now fully recharged. 🤗
Had another great stay here at this farm. Wonderful hosts and their farm is beautiful. We will definitely try to come back!
Great place for a stay. Very friendly and talented people. Really enjoyed my visit.
Hosts were very kind. The spot is super easy to back into. Beautiful views and sound of nature all around. We sat on the porch and visited with our hosts and enjoyed listening to their adventures. We would definitely stay here again.
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and was a wonderful experience. Our hosts were fabulous, felt like old friends! We parked overlooking a beautiful pond and rolling farm land that went on forever.
The hosts were very welcoming. Had a nice time visiting with them upon arrival. Parked in a flat, dry, quiet area between the barns. Will definitely try and come back to stay again.
WOW! I cannot believe my continued great luck w the fantastic Hosts that have invited me to temporary share their properties. I was a bit concerned about finding anyplace available along my route & for the 3 day holiday weekend. But Bill & Carole (who are also RVers) of the beautiful Schafer Acres was a very unexpected surprise that was perfect for me. Their former farm is beautiful & mostly quiet except for minor road noise. They gave me some quiet time for me to capture some rest, then they invited me on Saturday morning to join them to attend the local City of Cadiz local vegetable, baked goods & antique market. Then we drove around the local Amish country community including stopping at a country store totally owned, managed & stocked by an Amish family where I could not resist purchasing several supply items including delicious cheese. And, I especially enjoyed conversing w the Amish family & I discovered how very pleasant, friendly and "normal" that they truly are. They were shocked that I live FT in an RV & that I drive all around the country. The father even stated that he would love to do that, if he could.
And then Sunday was by far my favorite day because Carole & Bill invited me to join them for service at their local church, which was very nice & then the Schafer's gave me a tour of the local Lake Barkley Marina & Resort where we visited the boat marina area & the very beautiful resort w an impressive main building where we enjoyed a very nice Sunday lunch.
Sunday evening the Schafer's even invited me into their beautiful log home that they built themselfs from cutting down the lumber to construction completion. We watched the NASCAR race & enjoyed some "old fashion popped" popcorn & a root beer.
All of my ~9 hosts has made my visit w them "very special" & much more than I ever expect.
Carole & Bill shared w me so much that I will forever remember their kindness & remain anxious to return to visit my newest friends.
A sincerest thank you to Carole & Bill.
... and there will be a third. We stayed here on our way up north and again on our way back... and love these wonderful people. Easy in and outs with a 30’ rig with toad... and level parking underneath the trees with great Kentucky farmside views. But it’s Bill & Carole that make the stay the best. Just good people. Thanks guys for the most delicious tomatos and cucumbers we’ve had. Hope to stay with you again next year!!!
We were looking forward to this spot due to growing up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, brought back memories. We were greeted with warm southern hospitality and some fresh vegetables from their garden. The parking area was great, next to a field with a pond and some cows. We were able to sit and chat just awhile before heading off but would love to come back and stay longer.
Wonderful western Kentucky hosts. Bill @ Carole are just the nicest folk. Lovely farm surrounded by luscious corn fields. Great place to park - on a graveled spot in the shaded trees with a great view of the farm and pond. We all went through the Amish community and farmers market. We are wanting to stay here again on our trip back home.
Mr. & Mrs. Schafer were excellent hosts! We were greeted when we arrived and showed where we would be able to park. Mrs. Schafer gave us directions to the grocery store and to LBL (land between the lakes). We stayed two nights, so I was about to go mountain biking at LBL and the rest of the time we relaxed on the beautiful farm!
We arrived at Schafer Acres we were greeted by Mrs. Schafer and were offered a couple of places to park. When we parked, out of our living room windows was a lovely pond and pastures. We got all settled in and Mr. Schafer came home from work and we all sat on their incredible porch and had beverages and conversation. It couldn’t have been more inviting or warm and recieving. We can’t say enough about what nice folks the Schafers are and how we wish to return as soon as possible.
We arrived after dark on a cold night and they both came out to offer us an electric hookup. Spent some time talking to them and found we had much in common and LOVE Alaska! Left early the next morning and we were so grateful for their hospitality! They also gave us a bowl made out of sliced walnuts that was so cool - will definitely be a conversation piece! Will definitely ask to stay again if we’re in the area!
We found these folks to be special hosts. We visited upon our arrival and again the next day. Almost feel as if they are family. We found their place to be a great spot to stay and know that our paths will cross again in the future. We thank them for an awesome visit.
We are very grateful for our host Carol and hubby as it was pouring rain and cold when we arrived. Although we were prepared to boondock, they offered us electric hook up which we happily accepted. It was so quiet there we slept like babies. We enjoyed a nice visit with them which is what we love so much about BW and were invited to return. Woke up to meet sun and a new baby dog that had just arrived. Thank you for hosting us.
CJNKY was just GREAT! We had the opportunity to see the eclipse with these folks and really enjoyed our time with them. Wish we could have spent more time. We do plan to come back around LBL and will then be able to stop again. They were very accommodating and gracious and we certainly recommend you consider stopping when in western Kentucky.
These are very gracious hosts. We spent one night with them on our trip north. The farm is beautiful and we had a perfect level spot for the RV.
This was my first boondocking experience; I hope all the others will be this nice. This couple was very welcoming and the farm was beautiful. I spent a very quiet night there. I would like very much to stay there again.
Many thanks to these friendly folks who welcomed us on short notice. Nice, quiet farm setting. Just stayed overnight and on our way the next morning. Would have enjoyed staying longer.
Delightful people, idylic setting at a farm overlooking a small pond, stayed one night but would have loved to have stayed more.
We had a great stay. We were invited in evening and morning for some engaging conversation and also enjoyed some delicious homemade soup! A very friendly and generous couple. I wouldn't hesitate to stop by next time we're passing through.
We enjoyed a 2 night visit with these folks. She showed us their local Amish community and we enjoyed great conversation and soft drinks on their large back porch overlooking the rolling hills of their property. Would visit again anytime!