Age: 55-65

Member since June 2018


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Semi-retired, active outdoor enthusiast, Love Camping, traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking and my GrandSons.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Lots of years of outdoor experiences

SCollins's Pets

No time for them, But love them.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Smokey Mountains, Cade Cove,

SCollins's Hometown

Tennessee Girl, I live South of Nashville 20 miles. Mid- Tennessee is Beautiful , we have Great outdoor activites. And of course where’s plenty to do in Downdown Nashville.

SCollins's Guest Details

SCollins's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

30 feet long

30 ACE Motorhome with Jeep Cherokee , usually loaded down with my boats and bikes.

SCollins's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

SCollins Has 1 Host Location


Smyrna, TN, US
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SCollins's References (21)

References from Hosts (1)


July 2018

Friendly ladies

Friendly ladies, having their first boondocking experience.

References from Guests (20)


July 2019

Nice quiet neighborhood near Nashville

I stayed with SCollins for the night while driving back east. It was a nice, quiet, neighborhood on the outskirts of Nashville and worked perfect for my needs.

I would definitely stay here again!


June 2019

Gypsy Rest was perfect!

Our hosts were wonderful. We stayed for 2 nights while visiting Nashville. They offered electric hook up and water to fill the tank. This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience. Highly recommend the Gypsy Rest.


June 2019

So nice

She wasn't home, but still extended great hospitality!


June 2019

Wonderful 2nd stay

We love it here! She is a wonderful host! We weren't able to visit much during our stay, but She communicated everything we needed to know, and we were so happy to be able to pass through Nashville again!


May 2019

Pleasant and easy!!

Our stay was an easy in and easy out. Quiet and very pleasant neighborhood. We'd stay again! Thanks so much for the welcome!

April 2019

Home Alone

Our hosts couldn't be home but let us their home for 2 nights. Thanks so much for hosting us.


April 2019

Lovely spot

We stayed with Shay and Gary for 3 nights in their place about 35 mins outside of downtown Nashville. The drive was easy enough to back into, quiet, flat and strong wifi. We were able to find parking in the city for $5 at Nissan Stadium and spent a day exploring the shops and bar hopping listening to live music. Had a lovely chat with the pair over coffee one morning. Would recommend!


April 2019

Quiet neighborhood

I stayed for three days to work in my camper. There is a new Publix grocery store in town. The neighborhood is very quiet and the host kindly provided a household electrical connection.


March 2019

Great location, and wonderful host

We greatly enjoyed our stay with Shay! She is a wonderful host, and we enjoyed hearing about her travels, and things to see and do in the area and getting to visit for a while. She was generous to allow us to hook up to utilities, and we enjoyed visiting Nashville and this was a great location to do that. We hope our paths cross again!


March 2019

Nice site

Nice site for a quick stop en route from Natchez to Nashville via the superb Natchez trace route. We didn’t really had time to chat but nice guest and site. Thank you.


March 2019

Great stay!

We had a great stay at Gypsy Rest! Shay was a sweet host that was so understanding with us coming in a bit late. We hope we meet each other again on the road down the line. Thanks all your help!


February 2019

A comfortable and easy place to rest for the night

Thank you to a welcoming host. Even though she wasn't there when I arrived she was quick with communication and made me feel very welcome. I appreciated her willingness to accommodate my change in itinerary last minute. 👍


December 2018


What a great stop for this worn out snowbird. Great spot. Thanks


November 2018

Great stop!!!

We had a great stop at Gypsy Rest. Very accommodating host who was busy and away for work when we arrived but provided all the details for us find and get settled at her host site. She also provided great tips on exploring the local area as well as services in the local area. We had a nice 2-day stay which gave us the opportunity to explore Nashville and enjoy the local country music scene, with highlight being able to get into and see a show at the "Bluebird Cafe". On our morning of departure we had a nice visit w/ Shea and exchanged camping traveling adventures and tips. If we are ever back in the area would love stay at this BDW host site again, as well we hope to host Shea at our site if she ever gets north to our area!

Happy travels Shea, and thanks for being a 5* BDW host!


November 2018

Wonderful Host and Host Property

We were able to back in, hook up and “hole-up.” The weather was very cold and rainy. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed Sharon’s recommendation for a great restaurant. I believe that this was our first Boondockers experience and we are so very impressed. We are in the third month of our seven month Road Trip and have not even bothered to make reservations most of the time. Thanks, Sharon and Boondockers!!!!


November 2018

Beautiful Spot

Nice beautiful area and quiet. The host was away but the site was great for some much needed rest. Thanks again!


October 2018

Great place to stay

Very nice and welcoming. Very responsive to messages. Quiet neighborhood close to everything you might need. Not a tough spot to get into. Would definitely go back.


October 2018


Great host, very accommodating and helpful tips on the area.
Very safe & quiet residential area.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at gypsyrest and would highly recommend!
Must be able to back your rig, the driveway is plenty wide but a very severe drop off if you miss as mentioned in the host site information.


October 2018

Gracious hosts

It was great meeting Sharon, she has a lovely property that are residential but very comfortable quiet little tight for big rigs but we made it work


September 2018

Super friendly Host! Quiet and peaceful location

Really enjoyed my stay here. I was in and out visiting friends. Super quiet and peaceful. Absolutely recommend!