Hi - I'm Cheryl. Steve and I got married in 2018 and are both recently retired from the corporate world. Cooper is our puggle and constant traveler. We'll be trekking throughout the US over the next 2-3 years and are excited to visit and experience what our great country has to offer.
Steve is a wizard at anything. He is a mechanical engineer and worked in a variety of manufacturing companies (including an RV manufacturer). He built our current home, and we have renovated several kitchens lately, with several more planned. He built our (massive) lithium battery and solar system on our current truck camper. He's also a good cook and enjoys exploring new recipes.
Cheryl has been in the software quality and project management world for major computer hardware manufacturers and has an affection for gadgets. She also enjoys cooking, reading and traveling.
We both like to hike and enjoy the outdoors.
One dog. Cooper who is nearly 13 years old now. Nice quiet puggle. Mostly deaf in his older years but loves people and carrots.
Just starting to collect some.
Gooseberry Mesa in UT near Zion national park was our 1st ever boondocking spot and we look forward to returning.
Riverside, CA I grew up in southern California and Steve in Montana but has lived in So Cal for over 20 years. We don't plan on hanging out at home much between road-tripping and other travel plans.
Ford F350 + Custom DIY Flatbed Camper with custom Li-ion power system and other improvements + 2000 Jeep Wrangler (tow). Camper is brand new Feb 2021 and I don't yet have a picture with it and the Jeep.
A retired Army Engineer and his Tech Designer Wife who built their own Class C. Had a great time viewing their product and discussing their extraordinary off road design. Very comfortable for those of us who love truck campers with solar independence and advanced battery technology. One look and you can see that it was thoughtfully designed by someone who knows how to apply their electrical engineering skills. Hooah to both of them and hope to see them again for some off road camping adventures!
Quiet and well organized campers. Had a nice chat with them. Very pleasant people. Dog is sweet and quiet too.
Cheryl and Steve came to our location last year as they drove up 395. We just hosted them a second time and enjoyed talking/ visiting with both of them so much once again. They are both very interesting and have a lot of knowledge in many areas. Most pleased to host them, but we were supposed to be on a cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage right about now. Another Covid casualty! Sad we weren't in Alaska instead! They're welcome here anytime they pass through the Carson Valley.
Thanks for being great guests. I hope your journey was rewarding.
Cheryl and Steve are a very nice couple. Too bad the weather was chilly / windy and Cheryl was fighting a fairly bad cold. They are a pleasant, friendly, respectful pair that's welcome back anytime they desire. In fact, we hope they can stop by next year on a trip north in better weather and better health. That will potentially be way more enjoyable in every way. I mentioned their truck camper in the title because we also have a truck camper!
Glad we could host you, come again anytime and we look forward to making it out your way too! Thanks also for noting the GPS couldn’t fix the house number we will make changes to our directions for other guests.
Cheryl and Steve just stopped for one night, wish it could have been longer. I really enjoyed talking to Steve about his awesome battery bank. Cooper is adorable.
Enjoyed our visit. Steve is very knowledgeable with the whole solar set up. Learned a lot. Always welcomed back.
Cheryl & Steve were great guests! They kept us updated with their approximate ETA. After setting up, they walked up to visit with us. Their dog is very sweet and mellow. We really enjoyed visiting with them and hearing of their travel plans. Then they have great plans for future 'RVing' once they get back home. Welcome back anytime!
Our visit was short, but very pleasant. Cheryl and Steve are awesome. They are always welcome here! Be sure to ask Steve about his electrical system. It's incredible!
Steve and Cheryl were such gracious, generous hosts, offering to let us pick from a variety of citrus fruits from their orchard. This was one of our all time favorite boondocking experiences!
It's been nearly a year since COVID became a serious issue for full timers like us. We spent most of a great winter in Southern California last year and coming out of Death Valley National Park recently on the western side where temperatures were a little lower than we wanted, we headed south and found the Citrus Orchard, a great place to spend a few days.
They offered water, electric and a needed dump for us. And, they're building a great state-of-the art off-road camper. We were also given a nice information sheet for their place with information about the surrounding area. Great stop. Definitely recommended.
Cheryl and Steve were absolutely wonderful! Helpful in every way, plus you're living beside and orchard and all you can eat oranges.
Thank you again for the amazing stay :)
We really enjoyed our stay at the Citrus Orchard. Our kids loved picking oranges and lemons from their trees (and Steve graciously lent us his juicer so we could make fresh-squeezed juice--yum!). We also enjoyed chatting with our hosts and seeing their new, custom-built rig. Highly recommend a stop here. Location is convenient and safe.
We were delighted to find this great spot with terrific hosts in Riverside. It is in a quiet neighborhood but is close to walking and biking trails, a huge park, and lots of local produce growers. They even have lots of citrus trees on site and they encourage you to help yourself. The hosts are super-friendly and, if you ask, great sources of information about camping locations all over the western states. And Steve designs and builds (from the ground up) his own campers — amazing! Thank you Cheryl and Steve for hosting us.
Amazing hosts! This was our first boondockers stay and they were so helpful and just great!
Our hosts at The Citrus Orchard couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. We are just blown away.
The driveway is tight between the hedge and the fence at one point but this is a small inconvenience for the opportunity to stay here.
We had a wonderful stay! Our hosts were more than helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming to say the least. We recommend their beautiful orchid to anyone needing a stop for a few nights in Riverside! Highly recommended.
Very responsive and helpful with directions and where to park. We have a smaller vehicle. (21'). So, it's easier for us to maneuver.
Beautiful and quiet location with an abundance of oranges!!
The Citrus Orchard is located in a lush, green, historic neighborhood, full of trees bursting with fresh juicy sweet oranges. The host location itself is incredibly beautiful, and sets a whole new standard for "Welcome"--from the very first step, the wonderful hosts go out of their way to ensure you land in an ideal location, guiding you all along the way--then offer up best connections to electricity, water, and even sewer!
They also made their candy-sweet oranges avail for the plucking...
And all of that wasn't even the best part! They made a fire our last night there, and invited us to join them--wonderful, fun, enlightening, engaging conversation, all made complete with cuddles from their sweet, smart doggo, Cooper.
We were truly overwhelmed by their generosity and kindness--and hope to return the great favor someday when we land on our own solid ground :) .
I couldn't recommend more. Wonderful, cool people I'm grateful to now call friends.
Our first BW stay and the bar has been set high! Cheryl and Steve gave us a warm welcome guiding us to a spot to park and showing us the property. Hookups and bonus internet connection were great. Great area to walk around.We picked enough various citrus to ward off scurvy for a while. Steve super helpful with his RV knowledge and some fixes. Great fun sharing stories around the fire pit. We will be back!
We had a great stay here! Wonderful hosts and super helpful with everything! They let us pick from their many orange trees, and they really helped us out with RV information/mechanics. We highly recommend this place and hope to come back again! Thanks for the awesome stay!
These guys are great people! Very helpful and knowledgeable with anything you need to know about your RV or other mechanics! They had a great piece of property surrounded by many different fruits, it was beautiful! We even had a nice campfire with them and their dog Cooper!
Thanks for the great stay!
CherylandSteve has a beautiful yard full of citrus trees. Quiet setting away from the main road. Steve let me pick his brain on RV's solar/electrical system and he's a wealth of knowledge in everything electrical. I had a wonderful stay.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Cheryl and Steve! They are so good natured and accommodating. The kind of people that leave everything better than they found it. Their place has everything you need to regroup and get on your way with plenty of confidence because you get an education here. We will be coming back to visit on our way back down south.
Our hosts were extremely welcoming. They taught us all about their little orange orchard and generously allowed us to pick oranges which were delicious! It’s a nice private and quiet spot. They were generous and kind hosts. A+!!
The company is amazing! As well as the wealth of knowledge these two have is unbelievable! You will enjoy conversations with them about a variety of topics. Plus if that wasn't enough there oranges are so sweet! Can't think of a reason not to come.
We had a wonderful stay. Picked some oranges and avocados. Also spent the evening chatting with our hosts and looking at their RV projects. Lots to learn from these two if you are interested.
There location and where you will meet them is in the back. The front house is a studio. Follow the instructions on their page so you look like a pro! I goofed and knocked on house door, but it was okay. Just do better than me! There lot is very accommodating and level! They have nice lights to have around your home at night so you will be well lit. I was about to knock out some long overdue projects with their help. He was so eager to help anytime I had a question he would stop and offer advice and educate me to the next level. Their knowledge on electronic/electrical is amazing. But more importantly their hospitality is next level! You will fill at home the entire time you are their. It was fun to walk the orange Grove, unfortunately I didn't make the time to go and enjoy them. Lovely stay
Great hosts and a wonderful spot! We had nice talks and also a lot of privacy in a charming citrus garden. Mr. Cooper, the dog, is well educated and quiet. We can recommend this location to every BDguest.
Our visit to Cheryl and Steve was short but we filled our fruits reserved, water, electricity, discharged extra energy of the kids. There is a rides and water park nearby that cost almost nothing if you reserved 4 days in advance. Like 10-15$ although it's 20$ if you don't! We decided we would not go since we were coming back from Legoland ans San Diego Zoo... Thank you so much for everything!!!!
Thank you so much to Steve and Chery! we stayed there 2 nights and everything was just perfect! The kids even enjoyed making fresh orange juice in the morning with the oranges they pick up thereself. Thank you again!
We had a good time at Cheryl and Steve's place. Definitely recommended. Coming from Canada, citrus trees were fun for us and the kids. Oranges taste way better in California than in Canada!!!