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Age: 55-65

Member since June 2018

Gypsy-Girl., Sorry but we're not home much. So short notice works best with us.

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Semi-retired, active outdoor enthusiast, Love Camping, traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, running and our Grands. They keep us busy.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Lots of years of outdoor experiences

SCollins's Pets

So LOVE them, but we are so busy no time for them at this time of our life.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Smokey Mountains, Cade Cove, Any State or National Park. But Boondocking anywhere is our new passion.

SCollins's Hometown

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.


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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 (50)

References from Hosts (5)


April 2021

Welcome back Collins!

A nice couple we will welcome back anytime!


January 2021

Very Nice Guests!

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.


July 2020

Pleasant lady

This guest stayed with us for two nights didn’t see much of her as She went kayaking on the Hiawasse with friends .


January 2020

Friendly visitors!

We didn't meet, but we have some connections. They are welcome back any time!


July 2018

Friendly ladies

Friendly ladies, having their first boondocking experience.

References from Guests (45)


March 2021

Welcoming Host

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!


March 2021


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.


December 2020

Such nice host

Didn’t even see each other, but texted communication was great. Thanks!


November 2020

Very welcoming!

I felt safe. And my hosts were kind and inviting.


November 2020

Smiles in Smyrna

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.


November 2020

Peaceful stay

We have a great stay! Thank you Gypsy Rest for opening up a safe and quiet spot for us!!


October 2020

Quick overnight, restful stay.

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.


October 2020

Weekend getaway in Nashville

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!


October 2020

Quite and comfortable

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay and the power hook up !! I truly appreciate it. Quite community just out Nashville


August 2020

Everything You Need

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?


June 2020

Easy Peasey!

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!


March 2020

So glad we stayed there!

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!!!


March 2020

Great stay

This stay worked perfectly for us. Beautiful parking area. Wonderful hospitality. Would definitely recommend


December 2019

Great hosts

Such friendly hosts. They even have a designated internet for Boondockers Welcome!


October 2019

Great spot!

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.


October 2019

Gréât location

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.


October 2019

Great location!

Great host. Very convenient location.


October 2019

Great place to stay

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!


October 2019

A great place!

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!!! 😀


September 2019

Great place! Great people!

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.


September 2019

Very nice and accommodating!

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!


September 2019

Absolutely great!

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.


August 2019

Great hospitality

We had some schedule problems on the way and SCollins was very comprehensive. Thank you very much.


August 2019

Great place to stay

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!


August 2019

Perfect spot for much needed rest!

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!!


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!