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Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Farm wife and grandmother

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I'm retired from county ag extension service and taking life easy. Husband is a retired farmer, retired volunteer fire chief, and worked many years as a 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.

cjnky's Pets

One small dog - a Shorkie

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Waterfront in Steward, AK
Badlands National Park, SD

cjnky's Hometown

Cadiz, KY

cjnky's Guest Details

cjnky's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

22 feet long

2015 - 22' trailer (traded in 35' class A)

cjnky's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

cjnky Has 1 Host Location

Schafer Acres

Cadiz, KY, US
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cjnky's References (64)

References from Guests (64)


August 2021

Great place, wonderful hosts!!

Enjoyed our stay. Host and hostess were great!! Would stay again!!


August 2021

very friendly people

place is a little hard to find but worth the drive.


July 2021

Schafer Acers

Super sweet couple ! Very helpful when it came to finding state parks in the area !


July 2021


Our hosts were very helpful. They supplied us with electricity which we truly appreciated. It was very hot and having the AC running was a life-saver. Thank you for the beautiful bowl!


July 2021

Beautiful location & delightful hosts

We parked looking out over the pond and rolling farm land. Beautiful view to go to bed and wake up to. We had a nice visit swapping travel stories with our hosts, including their three trips to Alaska. Plus, we got some dog love from their sweet dog.


June 2021

Great location and even better hosts!

Enjoyed a wonderful time on a beautiful farm and the surrounding areas. Hosts were wonderful and friendly. Enjoyed getting to know them and visiting with them. Very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and things to do. We enjoyed a day a Land between the Lakes. The surrounding farming community is wonderful with Amish presence nearby. Very thankful to the hosts for sharing their place with us.


June 2021

Perfectly wonderful.

Beautiful and peaceful spot with gracious and friendly hosts. Looking forward to returning.


June 2021


Our hosts were so wonderful! They made us feel welcome and shared some of their adventure stories from traveling and life. Their farm is beautiful! We were able to visit the local area rich in culture. I feel that we made new friends. It was sad to say goodbye.


May 2021

Absolutely wonderful

Wonderful couple who could not have been nicer. Perfect directions to their house. Put is in a great spot so we didn't have to unhook since we were leaving early the next morning. Treated us like family and we hope to go back and visit one day. Our thanks for the hospitality.


May 2021

Such a beautiful farm

This place was gorgeous and the hosts were simply amazing people


April 2021

Warm Welcome

Our hosts welcomed us like we were family, helped us park and invited us to join them on the porch to kick back, have a chat, and enjoy the scenery. Their little pup is all tail-wags and kisses. So cute! C & B thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the gift. We will treasure it, always. We were honored and speechless. Both of you are the epitome of Southern Hospitality.


April 2021

Wonderful stay!

We had a wonderful time visiting! And their spot is lovely. We hope to visit again!


December 2020

Beautiful property and kind hosts

Thanks so much for allowing us to stay! Such a nice view on your property :) stay safe!


December 2020

Quiet night

Quiet back drive for a one night stay. Gracious hosts. Unfortunately due to COVID, unable to visit. Thanks again.


November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Wonderful accommodating couple, with a peaceful quiet yard to spend an evening on our way to visit family for Thanksgiving.


November 2020

Nice Stopover evening

Stopped here after driving around LBL. Very accommodating people. Nice peaceful evening by the pond. Easy in & out.....Thanks!


October 2020

Great stay!

The hosts were very nice and accommodating. Beautiful spot for Boondocking! Thank you for the sweet gift!


October 2020

Nice spot

We had two relaxing nights at this location. We tow our vehicle so appreciated that this spot looped around so we didn’t need to unhitch the trailer. Many scenic parks nearby that we were able to visit during the day. Thank you for allowing us to stay here!


October 2020

Country retreat!

This was by far our best boondockers welcome stay. The hosts were so helpful! We hope to make it back for another stay. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing, it was much needed!


October 2020

Sweet couple and beautiful farm

This has been one of our favorite hosting sites so far! A beautiful farm with plenty of space for our dogs to be off leash and run. Very sweet couple. I only wish we could have spent more time together chatting. But with Covid, we were being respectful of each others' space. Love the thoughtful gift as well! We will definitely be making plans to stay again if we're ever back in the area.


September 2020

Excellent HOSTS & Good Location

This was my 3rd visit to Shafer Acres.
I have enjoyed every time that I have BOONDOCKED at their location!
Thank you C&B!


September 2020


The location is very peaceful and quiet.
The met the hosts and talked a little but not much to to the current issues of today.
We missed the turn in and had to go down to the fire station to turn around. I called and she helped us find the driveway and all was well.
Very pleasant stay very quiet.
Thanks so much for letting us stay the night and the very nice gift.


August 2020

Great stay!

Enjoyed a great, if brief, stay at Schafer Acres! The hosts were wonderful to chat with and the setting was very relaxing. It was a great first Boondockers Welcome experience for us!


July 2020

Wet & Pleasant

Meeting the cjnky's was great and would have loved to visit but the weather and covid didn't agree. Thank you for the lovely gift & electric!


June 2020


Sweet people and a lovely spot they kindly shared with strangers.


March 2020

Another relaxing stay

Thanks folks for your kind hospitality. We look forward already to seeing you down the road.


December 2019

Awesome beginning

Our stay with here was our first with Boondockers Welcome and it could not have been a finer experience. We were treated royally. The capper was a trip with them to the local Amish store where the deals were too good to pass on. Thank you both.


November 2019

Great place, very nice hosts

Loved my stay at Schafer Acres. A warm welcome which helped circumvent the freezing temperatures and windy day. The electricity made my night much more comfortable. Thank you for that. We had a quick chat upon arrival and when I left in the morning. Felt like at home. Thank you for the souvenir.


November 2019

Great hosts for first time stay with Boondockerd Welcom

Made us feel very welcome. We all shared a good bit of conversation and took a little your of the area. Absolutely beautiful setting to stay. We were invited back if in the area and without a doubt will visit again when we are. Thanks for the momento of our visit.


November 2019

Rural Retreat

We spent 2 peaceful nights here, enjoying some downtime and planning our future route. The hosts met us on arrival, and pointed out couple of different locations to park. We parked our 35' 5th wheel along the fence by the pond. There were a few low-hanging branches along the driveway but nothing that gave us any trouble. We had a nice visit over tea, learning about each others' families and trading RV stories. Our hosts loaned us a packet of information on things to do in the area; but we were short on time so we will have to return, both to see the sights and to spend more time with this friendly and accommodating host couple.


October 2019

So kind!

We enjoyed our quiet stay at their place. They ran a cord to our bus as well!

We will return when the weather is better so we have the chance to sit and talk. It rained the entire time. :(

They were so welcoming and nice to our son.

I would recommend anyone stay here!


October 2019

Wonderful Hosts and Site!

We had an extremely pleasant one night stay! The hosts met us and helped us get plugged in, and we had a nice visit with them and their adorable dog! Our little girl was able to see the cows next door and she enjoyed fresh baked chocolate chip cookies made by the lovely hostess!


October 2019

Perfect overnight stay!

This was a wonderful boondocking site. Gorgeous view outside my trailer window, super quiet, excellent hospitality from my hosts. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thank you!


October 2019

Very nice stay.

We would like to return here again. Quiet peaceful. Very nice hosts.


October 2019

Amazing stay in Cadiz, KY

My husband and I were traveling through Kentucky on our way back to Florida and stayed with these hosts overnight. We really wish we could have stayed longer because they are really wonderful people!! We enjoyed getting to know them and sharing stories about all of our adventures! Their little dog Mimi is the cutest! The property is perfectly beautiful and peaceful. It was the perfect space for our 32 ft fifth-wheel and truck. We camped right beside their pond.
They even drove us into Amish country and introduced us to some of their Amish friends. We thoroughly enjoyed shopping at the Amish store and meeting the people there. What a wonderful and unique experience. I can't say enough wonderful things about this couple and I hope to visit again with them soon! If you are in the area you should definitely stop here. It feels just like coming home!!


August 2019


This was my 1st return visit to Schafer Acres which is a beautiful retired farm.
The Hosts are amongst my favorite of the 50+ BW Hosts that I have met.
I enjoy boondocking there w no hookups or outhouse.
Thank you cjnky!


August 2019

Former Buckeyes

We had a very enjoyable evening with this Kentucky couple formally from the Buckeye state. They invited us to join them on their back porch for conversation. As it happened, there was another couple their during our stay also from the great state of Ohio not far from our home. The 6 of us talked of mutual interests and current events. I highly recommend this site if you’re passing near Cadiz KY.


July 2019

Beautiful place and even more beautiful people

Great place to stay with the kids

JDS On the Road Again

June 2019


What a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing place to rest after a full day of driving! Carole & Bill we’re perfect hosts and we look forward to seeing them again.


June 2019

Peaceful setting, lovely people

Our hosts were warm, welcoming, kind, generous, gracious, interesting and fun to be with.
Our spot on their beautiful farm was picture perfect.
We hope to be back to see more of the area and our new friends.


May 2019


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!!

GA Gypsies

May 2019

Simply the best!

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. 🤗


May 2019

Very peaceful and relaxing

Had another great stay here at this farm. Wonderful hosts and their farm is beautiful. We will definitely try to come back!


May 2019


Great place for a stay. Very friendly and talented people. Really enjoyed my visit.


May 2019


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.


May 2019


Wonderful people Went way beyond what we expected A must stay for boomdockers


April 2019

Beautiful setting, wonderful people!

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.


January 2019

Wonderful hosts

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.


September 2018


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.


August 2018

2nd Time Around...

... 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!!!


July 2018

Great country setting.

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.


June 2018

We want to come back!

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.


May 2018

Beautiful Farm Setting

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!


April 2018

Kentucky Hospitality

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.


January 2018

Such nice people!

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!

A former member

November 2017

Wonderful hosts

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.


November 2017

Really nice hosts

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.


August 2017


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.


June 2017

Wonderful Visit

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.


November 2016

Beautiful farm and lovely people

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.


June 2016

Great Hosts

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.


May 2016

Perfect hosts

Delightful people, idylic setting at a farm overlooking a small pond, stayed one night but would have loved to have stayed more.


February 2016

Nice rural setting and wonderful folks

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.


October 2013

Pleasant Farm with Lots of space.

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!