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Age: 55-65

Member since August 2018

Travel enthusiasts, looking to explore the US!

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My wife and I are native Atlantans, and after living in other cities, we returned to the home of our childhoods. Our five children range in ages from 31 down to 11. We seek to explore the US when we can for the next few years. We have both spent some time abroad (she lived overseas for 20-odd years; I've enjoyed some international travel but not on that scale!). John -- Eagle Scout, computer whiz (if I may say so myself), supporter of parks and sidewalks here in Atlanta, and still fit and energetic. Anne -- world-wide traveler, smart, super-savvy, super-fun.

My family has been visiting the same small historic town in middle Tennessee since 1870; we operate a small wedding venue there with a barn. Life is good. Seeking to get out and about after a cancer scare in fall 2017. Best to get on with the business of living!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Good with computers, networking, all sorts of electronics, electrical work, identifying trees, and more.

johnradams's Pets

A bulldog mix who stays at home. For now at least.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Nothing yet!

johnradams's Hometown

We live on a park here in Atlanta (inside the perimeter), and have a way-cool treehouse in our backyard -- it sports a solar panel!

johnradams's Guest Details

johnradams's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

Leisure Travel "Serenity". No slide-outs, self-contained, and we're quiet. We carry bikes on the back hitch, and prefer to get around on bikes when it makes sense. We don't require an electric hookup, as we have a substantial bank of Lithium batteries, but would gladly use (and reimburse, of course!) if this can be easily offered. We have adapters to plug into 15, 30, and 50 amp receptacles.

johnradams Has 1 Host Location

Big Red Barn aka Beersheba Barn

Beersheba Springs, TN, US
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GA Gypsies

February 2020

Please come back and stay longer

johnradams and his daughter arrived early evening for an overnight night stay and left early the next morning, so we didn't get to visit much. But what a beautiful, warm and generous family! Definitely hope to see them here again.

References from Guests (14)


August 2021

Excellent First Experiencr

This was my first night staying in an RV or in Boondocking. As soon as I arrived I felt comfortable. Place is beautiful. Parking space example and nobody will bother you. I want to thank my host for their kindness and wish them well in all endeavors.


June 2021

Great spot in a quaint town

We were so very pleased with our first Boondockers Welcome stay. This spot offers a great place to park and the extra part of the property we were able to use were such a blessing! We normally don't stay longer than a day in any spot on our trips in an effort to see as much of the country as we can but this quaint town with super friendly people enticed us to slow down and really enjoy the area over two days. We visited the market/gas station, library, and hiking trails nearby, and truly appreciated the peacefulness of the pond on the property. We are very thankful!


May 2021

Very nice hosts

The hosts are very nice, I Wasn’t able to stay long enough to meet them. But they were still accommodating


April 2021

Red Barn comfort

My stay at the Big Red Barn was comfortable. A flat concrete pad to park on and a pond to sit by to watch the sun set. Communication was attentive as they were not on property. Perhaps another time to meet.


February 2021


Lovely spot for a quiet night. Very easy to find and great communication with our host.


December 2020

Dogs haven't had the opportunity to run free for eons

We had a great time. It did get cold, so we bought a Mr. Buddy and it worked like a charm. Beautiful area to explore. Our dogs were able to run without a leash and they were actually smiling!


November 2020

Serene Location

We camped out on their concrete pad for 2 nights and we were greeted by a local dog. We explored the area. We drove to Fall Creek State Park. It was a curvey road but very scenic. It was nice to be able to leave our TT in a safe location cuz we wouldn't have made it through some of those uphill roads to get to Fall Creek, but worth the drive. The people at the Market were so sweet. We gassed up there at only $1.99 There is a Piggley Wiggley in town. We bought a Mr. Buddy heater next door to the Grocery Store cuz it sure got COLD at night.


September 2020

Safe, quiet stay

Thanks so much to John for hosting me even though originally I canceled. I was able to arrive there and see a beautiful sunset. I never would have discovered that amazing little town of Beersheba springs had it not been for this boondocker stay.
I hung around the town a bit, went to the grocery, went to the stone door Park nearby and hiked to Laurel falls. I would love to go back and stay for a bit!


September 2020

Easy access from I-24

A quiet pullover for the night, or couple of nights! Don't miss Stone Door State Park just a 2 mile trip from the Barn. The country store has 'something of most everything" a person could want. They don't take cards, but have an ATM on site for your convenience.

I actually caught a moon set one morning just over the Red Barn! We had a thunder burst shower and it was sure nice to have the concrete pads available for parking. You could probably get several campers on the pads in case you travel in groups. Great speed fiber internet offers you a place you can get some work done....if you must!!

Can't wait to get back with my fishing gear with the lake so close. Enjoy!


December 2019

The Big Red Barn Christmas 2019

Thank you so much, perfect place to boondock n be close to Geary’s Kids. Merry Christmas hope to see U in Nashville next year,


September 2019

Quiet, level, blazing wifi

Parked on a flat, concrete pad across from the Big Red Barn. Beautiful lake and meadow behind the barn. A little out of the way, but in a gorgeous area of the Tennessee mountains.


May 2019

Quiet, relaxing setting

The Big Red Barn is in a beautiful, rural setting. We enjoyed the quiet, relaxing atmosphere and would recommend this stop to fellow travelers. The concrete pad to park the rig is flat, roomy and convenient!


April 2019

Flexible and gracious

Thank y’all for allowing us a last minute stay. Enjoyed the morning songbirds....Such a hidden gem!


November 2018

Missed meeting them

The journey to The Big Red Barn was challenging - my GPS did not recognize the name of the street. The drive along the long long and winding road will be remembered for a long time.
The local folks are very friendly and were happy to direct me to the famous location.
A lovely sunset behind mountains in the distance, frisky horses as neighbours. I settled in for the night and slept well.
Thanks johnradams for the opportunity to see the beautiful fall colours and the mountains.