I'm 70 wife 69, retired, enjoy camping and just re-entered the rv world after years of absence. We have traveled a lot. We annually travel to Hawaii for a few weeks, but haven’t last two years. Now also enjoying wintering in the south. I grew up in this area of Ohio with my family near. Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all live within 25 mile. My wife runs a county gift shop on our property. It's "Precious Angels Gift Shop", specializing in angels, lawn and garden decoration, concert statuary. The shop is also one of the largest Ohio State Buckeyes retail outlet in the area.
Very handy, creative, quite a few hand tools. Just physically cant work to hard anymore.
Love to talk about traveling and sharing about Hawaii. Can share info about our area. We are only about 4 mile from Grand Lake St Marys, 13,500 acre. It's a man-made reservoir for the Miami Erie Canal built In 1837 to 1844. Would love be to have you visit us. Come enjoy the country life, we have some highway noise, but its not bad.
To many to list....every one is unique...
Grew up just a few miles from here on a family farm. No longer a farm owner, downsized several years ago. Have lived in the Celina area, northern Mercer County most of our life, except for collage and traveling. The wife was from Geneva, Indiana, about 25 miles straight west of us. We have lived here for 46+ years.
We have a 27 ‘ 5th wheel and tow with a Ford F-250 super crew. Trailer is lite and compact with a drivers side single slide that doesn't require and supports. We do have a awning we use depending on weather. We travel with about 50' of extra cord and hose if we should need hookup. Electric & water hookup is always nice, but not required for short stays. If a longer stay we would probably need electricity and maybe water.
These guys only had a couple days to stay; we wish it was longer! They were super friendly and courteous. We had a lot in common - really hated to see them go. They are welcome back any time.
Enjoyable visit with great RV conversations. Traded some great ideas and enjoyed their company. Loved hearing about their own BW host location north of Dayton Ohio and are going to try to stay there when we come back from our own trip. BTW the first other “ultra host” I have met and the first to stay at my host location. He also shot some drone footage of my location so I can better guide my own guest when arriving. Has we say in my service “Bravo Zulu” (job well done)!
Enjoyed the conversations and the visit very much.
Had a good visit around the fire ring and the weather was perfect.
They left the place just as they found it. Great guests.
They're welcome to spend time here again.
Part of our BW family and seasonal regulars. Always a great visit. Janelle is looking and doing so much better since last year. Got to visit and enjoy our daily chats poolside. Travel safe and see you next year or if we head north this summer. Welcome guests to any other hosts
It was a pleasure to host this couple again. I hope that one day I can be hosted by them at their place.
The first time we have been able to host someone we boondocked with. We loved hosting Rand J and spending a little more time with them!! And we love the community of Boondockers Welcome. Would gladly host them again!!
These folks are what make Boondockers Welcome a success. We thoroughly enjoyed their company and conversation. We sincerely look forward to saying "Hello" when we head north this summer. They are welcome back anytine.
We were looking forward to hosting this couple. We stayed with them over the summer and had a great visit. Was so glad to have them stay with use and reconnect. They are always a pleasure to be around and are welcome here anytime. Had a great time.
We were very sorry that we didn't get a chance to spend any time with Rich-Janelle.Nuding, between work and this cold that we picked up, it hasn't been a great week. Hopefully we will meet again 😊 Happy and safe travels !
We certainly enjoyed this delightful couple! They are lovely conversationalist and very easy campers. We hope to host them again or visit them at their location. Safe travels!
It was my pleasure to host this couple and their dog. I enjoyed their stay and I think they enjoyed their visit. They are welcome back in the future and expect them to return.
So glad to have this couple back in their new rig and that J is doing so well and looking great. Had other guests here that all knew each other from BW stays. Like an old time reunion. The weather was not the best but the company was outstanding.
Travel safe and hope we see you when we get on the road.
always a pleasure to host these fine folks, had fun around the campfire welcome back anytime
alright , someone I could talk sports with!! all kidding aside a great stay with us... enjoyed it!!
We had a great visit with these wonderful folks. Received lots of good information about traveling in Hawaii. Welcome back anytime.
We didn't get to meet in person, but my sister reported that they were perfect guests for the three days that they stayed at the 20 acre wood and they are welcome to return at any time.
Charming couple, so much so we extended their stay. Plenty of sunshine so Janelle got to work on her tanning and relaxing. Richard even pitched in helping prep wood for our new work bench. Had super time around the campfires. At one point we had as many as 4 BDers stayinging. This couple were patient, flexible and helpful to get everyone a place, power and water.
Travel safe, stay in touch. Welcome back any time.
Rich and Janelle were an absolute delight to have around. Going to miss you guys. Thanks for all the info and tips. If you happen by again you are more than welcome to stay with us here. When we start our adventure we will be sure to find you in Ohio. Take care be safe
Mike and Deb
interesting and friendly couple full of information and good advise really enjoyed the time we spent together welcome back anytime
We really enjoyed having Richard & Jenelle stay and sharing story's and experiences. They are always welcome to return. We are hoping to visit them again on our travels north sometime. Safe travels and enjoy Boondocking.
Very friendly couple just passing through on their way south. Enjoyed meeting them and a brief conversation. Due to our schedules we didn’t visit long and they stayed only one night. We hardly knew they were here but they’re welcome back anytime.
Super nice couple fleeing south to warmer climates. Very short stay (overnight) but enjoyed their visit and conversations. Good feelings all-around.
Enjoyed hosting this couple. They were fellow Ohio State fans, and arrived in time to watch the second half of the OSU/Ind game with us. They are welcome back anytime.
Highly recommend this stop. Hosts felt more like neighbors than strangers.
Had time to visit on the porch and the stories just kept flowing.
Spent a very restful night and will def return.
I cannot say enough about how awesome it was to stay with Rich & Janelle! We truly felt like we were staying with old friends. The location is so perfect, and there is plenty to do in the area if you have the time to stay for a few days. We enjoyed driving around the lake, and wished we had had more time to go out in our kayak or even rent a boat!
We stayed on the gravel driveway, shaded by a huge tree and right next to the 30 amp service. The space was perfectly level and Rich was there to direct us as to the best way to get ourselves situated. He even provided us with a sheet with information for all we could possible need in town while we were here.
Our favorite part was spending 2 lovely evenings sitting out on their patio with them. sharing a glass (or two) of wine and enjoying the abundant wildlife. Our big dog was in heaven running around their huge, grassy yard looking for critters to chase!
We were honestly sad to leave and hope we make it back this way sometime so we can visit with them again! As they are active RV travelers themselves, we're hoping to catch up with them on the road later this year. Stay with them if you're in the area. You will NOT be disappointed!
We enjoyed our stay at Country Acres very much. The hosts were awesome, very friendly, interesting, and accommodating. Nice level area to park and easy to find their location. Would definitely stay there again if we were in the area.
Rich was a great host and even had a quick reference guide he has created for local restaurants, stores, and resources.
Very nice site with great views of the sunset and sunrise across open fields along with of lots of stars visible at night. We’d definitely stay here again.
Couldn’t ask for a nicer host! Thank you!
Wonderful couple hosts this site! They are very helpful and knowledgeable. We used the back spot (15 amp hookup) for our stay and enjoyed wide soybean fields and beautiful sunsets and sunrises for our views! Highly recommended spot!
Compliments to my host, he was very friendly and well organized. Easy in and out with level parking.
Our hosts were very kind and accommodating to our stay needs in providing power and with the offer of water. We did not need water, however we did use the electric.
It was nice to sit out in back of the house in the evening chatting of RV life and of various traveling to Hawaii. The cicadas were singing loudly and it was an overall nice stay. There was road noise that eased after about 11 but picked up early about 5:30... this wasn’t too bad as it did help us get on the road on time. We would stay here again if we find ourselves here in the future. Great hosts!
They made us feel very at home and welcome. Easy access and level. If we were in the area, we would come again!
Rich met us upon arrival, showed us where to park and even brought us a couple slices of wonderful chocolate cake! We have been full time RVing for a while but just joined Boondockers Welcome. What a great host for our very first Boondockers Welcome experience. The site was quiet, safe, and easy to access, and Rich is a great guy. What more can anyone ask for?
Very friendly and welcoming. Let us test our new AC unit on a very hot/humid Ohio night.
Rich and Janelle were very welcoming and gracious hosts. Rich connected with us right away and offered us info before our stay to make getting set up even easier. Beautiful property with ample shade. We hooked up to 30amp which was a blessing to have in the heat. Rich always made sure that we knew that he was available for any questions and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. We also visited their gift shop next door which was a special treat. Thanks so much for making our first BW stay so great!
Thought this review was posted over a week ago. Our host went out of his way to help us. Due to extenuating circumstances, our 1 day stay turned into 5. Can't thank our host enough. This is a great location for boondocking. We look forward to meeting again in the future. Also, the bean soup was delicious!
So much gratitude goes out to our hosts. Friends from the first time we met. Our stay was extended because of the circumstances, and it was really a saving grace for us, especially as everything was shutting down. Well we made the best of it, and enjoyed our conversation, our shared meals and meeting of the minds to solve any issue that we had. Nothing but great respect and highly recommended. May our paths keep crossing in the future. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
Our host very generously extended our stay. Wonderful place to "boondock". We made a new friend.
So grateful for these hosts, truly a great friendship created. Goes above and beyond and has delicious treats for us also. Great conversations and such a beautiful location, and through this crazy times, a savior for us. So much appreciation, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
This was a great stay despite the rain and high winds on our arrival. Thankfully they had advised us to arrive early. Got us settled in and gave us info on the area. We saw a beautiful lake and were able to get our errands done the next day. They invited us to dinner for a great meal at a local restaurant with good conversation. They are popular hosts and we agree they certainly are!
From the moment we got there, till the moment we left, great accommodation, great conversations and a great memorable experience. We set on this journey to experience this big beautiful continent, not knowing that it's also the people who make it so great. This was absolutely awesome, as were our host. Definitely would love to meet up with them again someday. We also bought a wind chime from their great little gift shop and had them sign it.
Thanks for being wonderful hosts! You were so accommodating with us. Property is level and the views are lovely!
Awesome location and awesome hosts!!
We would absolutely return when in the area again.
We would look forward to more chats!
Very easy pull in /pull out.
Rich-Janelle Nuding were very welcoming, helpful and accommodating hosts. We were traveling and requested to stay at short-notice and they responded promptly, and kept in touch. Thank you!,
Rich and JANELLE are great people, they were so welcoming when we arrived. We only stayed one evening and were tired from our drive, but the next day we enjoyed conversations with both of them. Such a nice down to earth couple who offered everything that they could, electric, WiFi password, even let us know where we could dump if we needed.
They even have a gift shop with such cool unique gifts. I of course bought something.
Oh and let’s not forget the beautiful grounds. We had the perfect level spot in their field, that looked out to the soy bean fields, with a beautiful sunrise to enjoy with our morning coffee.
Thank you to you both for a lovely stay. Will definitely stop by again if we ever come through.
We arrived as strangers - - left after 4 days not just friends but family!
Our host welcomed us at the road then directed us into a lovely spacious spot. Could not ask for a better place to spend some time relaxing and enjoying “country life”!
Our hosts have so many interesting things to share — tips and tricks with a travel trailer/5th wheel, yummy Instant Pot recipes, and so much more. Their back porch is wonderful - we can not share enough about this couple.
Our cat was ill and immediately they contacted their vet for us!
One thing this BAMA girl did learn ::::
“OH” —- “IO”
Hoping we can meet up again on our travels!!!
Great spot for a restful night. Hosts were very gracious and accommodating. Talked the evening away on their patio. Hope they come visit us.
I was great meeting Country Acres. Very easy access, level parking area. They were very accommodating dealing with our delays enroute. We would love to go back and meet them again one day.
Very much enjoyed visiting at Country Acres. Very friendly and helpful with anything I needed. Look forward to staying here again.
it was a great stay. They were very nice and and knowledgeable. Very helpful with set up thru break down. Very kind to kids, generous and gave us space as well.
The hosts were exceptionally accommodating and friendly. I enjoy spending time, talking with them.
The hummingbirds were also fun to watch and the area was beatiful.
We hope to see them again while traveling or if we are able to come back in the area.
We highly recommend this site.
Our stay here was very comfortable. Communication was a piece of cake with Rich. He met us in the driveway and set us up. We had a nice visit in the morning. Thanks again!
What welcoming hosts, Rich made sure we found our site and settled in. Nice country setting so close to town. Told us about C Town wings for dinner, very good!! Also enjoyed a great breakfast at The Fountain. Try the Billy Bob!! Don't forget to stop in the gift shop for some unique gifts.
Convenient to Celina and the State parks nearby. Lovely grass parking area and great hosts.
We were welcomed as if we had known each other for years. Very nice spot in the driveway of the shop. And now we can say we have friends in Celine, OH! Thanks again!
We really enjoyed our stay and feel we have made new friends. We hope they will be able to visit us in the winter. The location is very good and we could not have been made more welcome from the moment we arrived until we had to leave. This is a great place for any one to spend a night or better still a few days. A big thanks to our hosts.
Such sweet hosts. Enjoyed stopping in her stop and hanging out under the cool shady tree. We just fit in the turn around u-shaped driveway with our big rig 45 ft fiver. Our hosts were incredibly a accomodating and met us upon arrival. This location was great stop on our return east from black hills. Thanks a lot!
This was our first boondocking experience and a great one. Our hosts were so kind and hospitable. Great tips from them, beautiful country setting, delightful gift shop! Hope to stay here again.
Very pleasant and gracious host. Very nice piece of property amid farmland and cornfields. Hosts are very polite and helpful. Thanks so much!
Such gracious hosts, we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The location is right in the middle of corn and soybean fields and we loved our morning walk down their rural country road. Great conversation with them; shopped in their little store for some gifts from the road. Look forward to crossing paths again in the future.