John and Dayna. We live on a small farm in Southwest Virginia since 2005 but most of our lives spent in central California. Love our little piece of heaven in Virginia. John is now retired from medical device company and Dayna works part time as a MRI Technologist. We love to camp usually in National Campgrounds. Moved from tent camping to a Safari Alto small trailer the summer of 2019.
John is fabulous cook. Both of us in medical field.
Medium size rescue dog Daisy afraid of strangers but loves to travel.
Bedford, VA Home to the D-Day memorial Just 20 minutes to the Peaks of Otter where there is great hiking and access to the Appalachian Trail. Smith Mountain Lake is also just 20 minutes away and has boats to rent, a state park, restaurants and more. Bedford Welcome Center is just 4 miles away and has a dump station. They also have hookups for overnight stays if we are not available. The Walmart in town also allows overnight stays and is a safe place.
17 foot Safari Condo Alto. A small travel trailer with expanding roof it has kitchen, toilet, solar and propane. Pulled by a Ford F-150 pick up.
Their third visit and just as welcome as ever. They communicated their ETA, arrived and set up without issue. Had a quiet nights rest, we forgot they where there being so quiet. Slipped out early, RV missed saying goodbye to Daisy. We look forward to their next stay. Safe travels my friends!
It was a pleasure to host this couple once again. They arrived as expected and set themselves up alongside the pond, no issues during their overnight stay. RV and I would look forward to another visit, perhaps in warmer weather so we can sit around a fire, have some wine and chat the night away. Safe travels my friends!
Nice folks who arrived as expected and set themselves up by the pond without issue. Enjoyed a nice chat while the sun set and RV got to romp around with Daisy. They were so quiet I forgot they where here. Would welcome them back at anytime.
Unfortunately I was traveling and was unable to meet jdtirado, but my husband thoroughly enjoyed hosting these guests! Very friendly and interesting. Welcome back anytime!
Polite, quiet and good communication. Left our spot just how they found it. Thank you and happy travels!
Pleasant couple with a funky, expandable teardrop trailer.
Kept us well apprised of their arrival time.
Enjoyed a glass of wine and a short visit.
Loved their well-behaved pupper.
Left quietly in the morning.
Welcome back any time.
John and Dayna were only here for a short time but they were great guests. Very friendly. We were able to tour their new Alto trailer. I'm sure that they have lots of great adventures with it. I would recommend them as guest to any other hosts.
We had such a relaxing overnight stay at Tirado Trails Farm! The hosts came out to greet us and get us settled in upon arrival. We parked on a level spot and hooked up to their 30A service. The view their place offers can not be beat! Beautiful sunny mountain treetops complete with clear skylines.
They are such nice people that were genuinely warm and hospitable. We were told to make ourselves at home. We sat on their spacious wraparound porch to enjoy the view while we ate dinner. It was so quiet. All we heard were the sounds of various birds and the scampering of beautiful white tailed rabbits around us.
It was so nice talking to them and we felt special when they came out to check to make sure we didn't need anything. We hope to stay with them again some day!
What a great way to start our boondocking experience!!!!! Such a beautiful scenic place this is!!!! Such wonderful hosts who greeted us along with their beautiful pup, Daisy. They helped us park and made us feel right at home. Told us we were welcome to use whatever we needed, answered all our "silly" questions and were just delightful! Unfortunately they were both under the weather so we couldn't sit and chat with them....they didn't want us to catch anything. Thank you. Their porch was very welcoming and we sat there just admiring the views they have. Can't say enough about how welcome they make you feel. Would love to stop again just to be able to share some conversation.
Hope you both are feeling better now!!!!! Thank you again for breaking us in to Boondockers Welcome!!!
A warm welcome by our Host as we arrived & helped to get us parked. In driveway and level. We were treated to the BEST Buttermilk roasted chicken for dinner- what a surprise! Relaxing evening shared with J & D on their porch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mtns. It was such a peaceful place to sleep under the starry sky and w/o road traffic. We only stayed one night, but would love to visit again! Thanks for being the best of what BW is about!
This is an amazing spot to stop after a long day traveling the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Plenty of land to walk our dog for exercise. The porch was a place to relax and have great conversations with wonderful our hosts.
We are thrilled to be aquatinted with BoonDockers and with Dayna and John! They have sold us on using BoonDockers!!! Their site was remarkable and their hospitality exquisite!! Hot coffee waiting for us before we traveled south in the morning! What a treat in the pouring rain! Our biggest regret is not spending more time with our hosts on their breathtaking wrap around porch! Our travel bug matched theirs and we are sure we will meet again!
Our host's where great we had to look for something last minute and they were very accommodating.
We were helped into our spot by being guided. We were allowed to fill our water tank due to having empty tank from winterization. 30 Amp power hook up was a bonus.
We were, even provided some yummy cookies as well. After that we didn't see each other, so a big thank you to two very accommodating boondockers.
The sunrise on a cool crisp fall morning from their hillside vantage point was spectacular, a true gem.
The Geo Tribe.
Very nice visit. We will go back in a heartbeat when the weather is warmer to enjoy their porch. Some excellent hiking trails nearby
Our hosts were most gracious and their spot is perfect, especially given the warmer weather we are currently experiencing. We were allowed a 30 amp hook up and water. We spent time talking with our hosts on their great front porch that has a great view of the surrounding area. The cool evening breeze was a nice finish to the warm day. A bit off the beaten path is Tirado Trails Farm, but well worth the stop.
I could not have expected anything better from our first boondocking experience . We felt welcomed and treated like family . John helped us get set up (full hookups) . My dog was incredibly happy which makes us happy . Not to mention the breathtaking view , and the fire flies at night are things I will never forget . Thank you guys so much .
Without good phone connection on the blue ridge parkway we found these boondockers at the last minute. They welcomed us anyway to stay! They welcomed us and made sure we had everything we needed.
We had a lovely quiet night and got to hang out on their porch in the morning while it was raining and enjoy their lovely view.
We visited with them when they were back, and our toddler was very happy to meet their animals!
Thank you for the warm welcome and all the best for your travel plans!!!!
we sadly weren't able to complete our stay, but the hosts were incredibly thoughtful and courteous -- we really wanted to spend time!
Tirado Farm was again wonderful! I finally got a chance to visit with my host and hostess and that was great! They are looking forward to boondocking more too! If your rig is the right size, I highly recommend this stop!
Happy Holidays to all,
We stayed only a short night, but the warm welcome and the Beauty of the place stayed with us. Warmly recommanded!
Tirado Trails Farm is absolutely beautiful, even in the gloom of early December. The hosts were very friendly and the spot was perfect, and level and sooooo utterly quiet! What a change from the Prince William Forest RV Park I came there from. That was right on a super busy highway just south of DC. I would really love to go there and stare at those amazing mountains across from them in the fall someday. Thank you so much for a wonderful 1st boondocking experience. Wish I had a place to return the favor, but home is where I park these days! Happy Holidays to Tirado Trails Fam!
Very generous and friendly. Quick to communicate. 2 thumbs up!
Our hosts could not have been better hosts! Great people!
Site is beautiful and they hooked us up with power and water. Access required a multi point back up for our 21 foot trailer, longer than 25 would be difficult. Good location for the Booker T Washington Park and the Bedford D-day memorial. Dump station at the Bedford welcome center, $10.
Our stay at Tirado Trails Farm was very short but very sweet. The hosts welcomed us on short notice, and were so accommodating. Thank you so much for a lovely visit! Overall, the experience was excellent!
We spent one night at tirade trails and it was perfect. Just in time for a walk through the woods and for a brilliant sunset. We ate on the porch of the house and enjoyed our breakfast there, too. Dayna welcomed us and gave us a rundown on the area which we hope to return to next spring. The Otter hikes look fantastic, so we need to return with a bit more time. Check out Smith mountain lake for water sports...it’s not far away. The farm has two cute Alpacas! Quiet sleep with a view. What more can you ask for? Many thanks Dayna for the electric and water, too. By the way, the Bedford visitor center has an rv dump 😀😀 Also, the blue ridge parkway is nearby. See you in 2019!! Colleen and Werner
My goodness what a view these people have. And as friendly and accommodating as anyone could be. I hope I will have the opportunity to stay here again.
John and Dayna were great hosts. We came last minute and they were quick to communicate and direct us to their home. We had no problem navigating the gravel road that led to their beautiful hilltop home. We parked in front of their garage and plugged right into 30 amp power! It was a perfect stop. We hope to reciprocate one day. Grateful!!!
THE VIEW, THE VIEW!!! And the hosts were fantastic. Very accommodating and interesting. We would have loved to have stayed longer if time allowed. Recommend this to anyone boondocking, not a place to miss. Thanks both of you guys.