Semi-retired, active outdoor enthusiast, Love Camping, traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, running and our Grands. They keep us busy.
Lots of years of outdoor experiences
So LOVE them, but we are so busy no time for them at this time of our life.
Smokey Mountains, Cade Cove, Any State or National Park. But Boondocking anywhere is our new passion.
Tennessee Girl and Boy. we 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.
30 ACE Motorhome with Jeep Cherokee , usually loaded down with my boats and bikes.
It was an extremely hot day and evening so she stayed in town doing inside activities to wait for a drop in the heat. She arrived after dark and parked where I had texted her.
Then she left the next morning for her day activities before I got outside. So, we never got to meet! Hopefully she'll come back again when the weather is not so unbearable!
Very friendly and easy to converse with. Chatted away the time visiting about "You Name It"!! Enjoy having her stay with us. Very quiet and outgoing. Welcome back anytime she wants to come stay/visit and/or swim!!
We were happy we were able to accommodate these Boondockers Welcome guests (who are also hosts) at Candy Cane Corral. It was almost dark when they arrived and had to leave the next morning but we look forward to return visits when we can get better acquainted. We wish them Godspeed and safe travels until they come our way again.
This guest stayed with us for two nights didn’t see much of her as She went kayaking on the Hiawasse with friends .
We didn't meet, but we have some connections. They are welcome back any time!
We enjoy our stay at Gypsy rest.
Great location about 25 minutes away from downtown Nashville Laundromat about 10 minutes away We would highly recommend stay at Gypsy Rest
The hosts are very nice people
Very peaceful. Nice place to stay. Very thankful for the plug in also!
We stayed here for a work event in Franklin, TN. We had a wonderful stay! The hosts were super accommodating, even though we mainly interacted through phone, and let us stay in their driveway. We had access to plug in to a 30 amp and water, which we didn’t need. The gravel driveway has some steep ditches, but we had no problem managing our travel trailer. Neighborhood is a great location and there is a lot in close proximity. Would definitely stay again if ever in the area!
Great place with 30 amp hook up and water available. Hist very responsive with messaging. Would stay here again if passing through.
I enjoyed my time here and really enjoyed speaking with the host, she is an inspiring gal who knows how to live life to the fullest! Backing in can be tricky if you’re long (towing a fifth wheel or trailer as I was) I’d recommend coming during daylight hours to make it easier. Quiet neighborhood, level parking, great power & water. Thank u hosts!
We breezed in and breezed out with the greatest of ease. Shay said “hello” as we were setting up and made us feel very welcome. Had a great nights sleep. Electric is easily accessible and filling water tank was easy as well. As I said before EASY PEASY!!!
Backing in was a bit tricky but I think anyone who’s boondocked a time or 10 will be fine.
Thanks so much for hosting us Shay!
The host was very nice and welcoming. She often informed if we were doing alright and if we needed something.
The spot was on gravel, leveled and in the sun. It were warm days, but great to charge our battery with our solar panels.
The wifi was strong and internet fast. There was a bird's-nest under the gutter and some bunny's hopping by and checking what you're doing.
The spot was big and clean. 30 minutes from Nashville
Very comfortable, 30 amp and water available.
Enjoyed brief talk with host
Gypsy Rest was our first BW and it was perfect. Nice neighborhood quiet and peaceful. We only stayed one night but will be back. Great hosts that gave perfect directions and heads up about things. Close to Nashville too. Thanks!
Super friendly and polite hosts. The driveway was level and power and WiFi were provided. Highly recommend staying here. Thanks again!
Doc and I enjoyed our stay and it was very relaxing. We really appreciate the host letting us stay on their property. Thank you again
Sharon was home when we got there about 2:00 PM on a Sunday. Guided us to parking. Hooked up to electric, inside the steel RV shelter and filled up with water when we left the next morning. A Very kind host and would stay again. Our first time to Nashville(Music City)so this a convenient location!
Only 25 minutes or so from Nashville and easily accessible. The hosts were very hospitable and had great recommendations for things to do around town. Would definitely stay again.
Didn’t even see each other, but texted communication was great. Thanks!
We spent Nov 10th and 11th at the Gypsy Rest. Parking was a breeze in our 27' bumper hitch (the wide well paved road was a bonus when backing into the drive). The drive was level so no leveling left to right. There is shore power available and water to fill your tank.
The community and neighborhood are very safe feeling. We walked the neighborhood in the morning for 2.5 miles. There is easy access to another neighborhood if you walk or run longer distances. Homes in the Gypsy Rest neighborhood are not big and fancy, but very well kept. And very quiet, so sleeping was great!
Because of their work schedules and our time out and about (Ramsey Solutions is only a 30 minute drive) we didn't get to visit much with the homeowners. But the conversation that we did have was filled with adventures and have you been to, or you need to go to.
If we are in the area again, we will definitely check for availability. Location is easy to access Murfreesboro, Nashville, Franklin, and many other little quaint towns.
FYI...We traveled from Cleveland TN that day and came via 153/111/8/70S and were not disappointed with the roads, views or drive.
We have a great stay! Thank you Gypsy Rest for opening up a safe and quiet spot for us!!
After driving all day in the rain my wife was feeling a bit under the weather so we pulled up, plugged in and buttoned down for the night. Our gracious hosts explained via text where to hook up etc. This was the first time we didn’t actually meet our host but they were so understanding Of our situation and happy to accommodate us. So thankful for the much needed great night sleep, hope we can come back and visit Gypsy Rest soon. One note of importance: you really need to arrive during daylight to navigate backing into the driveway because there’s a ditch on either side.
Thank you so much for hosting us! Everything went very smoothly. We were able to dump at a campsite a few miles away for $10 as expected (no garbage dump there). Wonderful first boondockers experience. Thank you again!
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay and the power hook up !! I truly appreciate it. Quite community just out Nashville
A great host and a great site! Level site, 30 amp power and water to fill the tank. What else do you need for one night?
Very convenient location to get to. Host communications and responsiveness was superb. All we had to do is back in the driveway, plug in and get some rest! Could not have been any easier!
We had a very nice stay,.. about 20 min to drive to Nashville, with easy on and off aces. Our host gave us a warm welcome, and allowed us to hook up to 30 amp which was so nice after a few days of Boondocking. We were able to back into the driveway without much difficulty and we are 45 feet long. Highly recommend staying here!!!
This stay worked perfectly for us. Beautiful parking area. Wonderful hospitality. Would definitely recommend
Such friendly hosts. They even have a designated internet for Boondockers Welcome!
These folks responded so quickly to me in my need. They already had plans to be away, but beckoned me to come on! I had to leave a day early, so sorry I was unable to meet this gracious couple.
Second time I boondock at this location. Very quiet neighbourhood. So conveniently located, close enough to downtown Nashville and interstates. Easy to find and great grocery store nearby! The 30 amp is much more appreciated. We just felt like we were at home.
This was a great place to stay! Had electricity and I filled up my water tank when I left, which was great! I met the host on my first night but didn’t see her after that. Quiet neighborhood and friendly. Walked my little dog around the neighborhood during the days I stayed there. Would definitely stay here again!
I recommand this place and this host. We were there for visiting Nashville for 3 nights and it was perfect. We were in a security neighborhood after a long day in the city with our kids. Thanks you again!!! 😀
Never got to actually meet but felt really welcomed regardless and got a great night's sleep. Quite neighborhood and very convenient to food, gas, etc.
Hosts were nice in recommending things in the area and made my visit much more enjoyable overall.
Thank you is an understatement. I really appreciate it when people show genuine concern and care for other humans. I felt that from this host.
Was very nice to accept my request with such a short notice. Have been extremely helpful! Quite place and I slept like a log after a very, very long day! I was so appreciative to get a response on a same day request! Thank you!
Perfect stop for the night on my way North. Shae and Gary were super friendly and helpful. I arrived around 6pm and was able to hit the much needed shade. Had a nice walk around the neighborhood to stretch my legs after driving all day.
Would love stay again and really hope I get to meet up with Shae and Gary somewhere on our travels.
We had some schedule problems on the way and SCollins was very comprehensive. Thank you very much.
Great spot to stop near Nashville. Host came out to great us and give us a few ideas of things to do in the area. Great first experience boondocking!
SCollins was accommodating to our needs! This was the perfect place for our first boondocking experience! She came out to greet us and gave us ideas to enjoy the area! We were heading to South Carolina and needed to rest before heading back out! Would definitely stay here again! Thx!!
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!
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.
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!
Our stay was an easy in and easy out. Quiet and very pleasant neighborhood. We'd stay again! Thanks so much for the welcome!
Our hosts couldn't be home but let us their home for 2 nights. Thanks so much for hosting us.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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. 👍
What a great stop for this worn out snowbird. Great spot. Thanks
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!
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!!!!
Nice beautiful area and quiet. The host was away but the site was great for some much needed rest. Thanks again!
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.
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.
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
Really enjoyed my stay here. I was in and out visiting friends. Super quiet and peaceful. Absolutely recommend!