Age: 45-55

Member since September 2018

Small business owners who enjoy RVing.

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We have been enjoying our Minnie Wiinie for three years and have decided to become BW hosts to let others enjoy our little piece of heaven. It's just the two of us at home now.... and the dogs.
2020 Update: Sold our Minnie Winnie and upgraded to a Class A 32' Vista.

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When_in_Rome's Pets

We have a cocker / sheltie mix, who is about 9 yrs old. Pete likes people, and loves going in the RV. We also have a little white fluffy dog named Oscar who is 2 years old.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Haven't been a guest, yet.
Hoping to try it out soon.

When_in_Rome's Hometown

Rome, Ohio is a small town in Ashtabula county. There are actually 2 Rome Townships in Ohio, so look for zip code 44085. The 43 mile long Western Reserve Greenway Trail is just a mile down the road. Bring your bikes, walking shoes and camera. The Grand River Valley wine country is about 15 minutes away. Ashtabula county has approximately 25 wineries. Lake Erie is 30 minutes north with Geneva on the Lake as the summer tourist spot. Ashtabula county is also home to 19 covered bridges.

When_in_Rome's Guest Details

When_in_Rome's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

33 feet long

2019 Winnebago Vista 32YE

When_in_Rome's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

When_in_Rome Has 1 Host Location

So Called Shoreside

Rome, OH, US
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When_in_Rome's References (35)

References from Hosts (2)


September 2021

2nd reference

I filed the first Reference BEFORE I confirmed the stay so it required another reference to Confirm the stay. Just see the first one - it’s still true!


March 2021

Great guest hosts

It’s awesome when you can be the first host experience for another BW host! So happy to have When_in_Rome spend their overnight on our farm. Great couple, pleasant to talk with and very respectful!

You all are welcome back anytime! We’ll look you up if we find ourselves in your neck of the woods.

References from Guests (33)


September 2021

What welcoming, friendly folks!

They provide very easy ingress/egress, a full hook-up (w/e/d) conveniently located next to your RV. It’s a quiet private lake setting with little traffic and no noise. I’ve met several great hosts but no one more friendly and generous with their facility than these. I highly recommend J & S as marvelous hosts.


August 2021

Great spot

What a wonderfully quiet spot with amazing hosts. Thank you for hosting.


July 2021

Thanks for the nice stop

Thanks for the great place to stop and visit a little bit, and I hope we cross paths again.


July 2021

Lovely Location and Hosts

I had a wonderful experience here! The spot was easy to pull into, extremely level, and hookups were right next to the spot on the garage (though I didn't use water or electricity, just the dump before leaving, but I didn't even have to move to use the dump!). The hosts greeted me as I pulled in, were extremely friendly and accommodating, and answered a couple of questions I had about the area and gave me some very helpful recommendations on where I could get propane. They introduced me to their adorable, sweet pups and let me know where the lake, walking and biking trails, and dumpster were. They even let me know when there was a mama and baby deer hanging out across the street from the space so I wouldn't miss seeing them! The lake was LOVELY and I had a very relaxing time gazing at it and doing yoga on the patch of the grass at the end of the road where it's visible from. The space was peaceful and I had a great night's rest. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone in the area!


July 2021

Amazing accomodations!

Gracious, welcoming hosts. Nice level site overlooking a beautiful yard, and some views of a lake. PLUS 30 amp, water and dump all available at the site. It was a wonderful quiet retreat after a long day of driving. AND a pull through, so no unhooking thanks to our host trimming some trees so we could safely drive under them. Above and beyond!!! Many thanks for a great overnight. Wish we could have stayed longer and seen more of this lovely area.


July 2021


This was a wonderful site for me and my two dogs. The hosts were so friendly. The location included a large area for my dogs to run. It rained off and on for 2 days but my dogs loved it. I will definitely request this site again if I return to the area.


July 2021

Lovely location and hosts

Wow! Friendly helpful hosts, easy level spot, full hookup, by a lake, bike rail trail close by, wineries, breweries, distillery, parks within 30 minutes. 15 to 20 minutes off Rte 90. Loved staying here. We have a 35 foot fifth wheel and this site was a piece of cake to park. Thank you to our hosts for letting us stay.


February 2021

Easy stay

Easy communication. Good location. Everything we needed. Very accommodating.


November 2020

Great stay!

Wonderful, friendly and helpful hosts. Quiet and peaceful location. We were there for just 1 night to rest along our trip. Slept well and woke well rested. Thanks to our hosts for a great stay.


November 2020

Wonderful couple

We loved our stay. Our hosts were so nice and made us feel very welcome. The area has lots to see and our gracious hosts furnished us with a little info packet about the must see's in Cleveland. It was so much fun. Our accommodations were perfect. Will definitely be back to visit!


October 2020

Everything went smoothly

Easy in and out. Nice and quiet. Friendly hosts.


October 2020

Almost lakeside

Beautiful setting and the hosts were very friendly. All the amenities were very generous and welcomed.


October 2020

Why would you stay in an RV resort when you can stay at "When_in_Rome

To make a long story short.... I had to check out of TT nearby but I was still waiting for a replacement mirror for my rig. I had signed up for Boondockers but never thought that I would really use them. What great hosts they were. All I can say is that my mirror was installed the day that I arrived there but I ended up staying for 4 nights. They are on 5 acres near a lake, 30 amp, water AND sewer for 5 bucks a night... Are you kidding me? I am writing this on my last night before I head out in the morning but I had been invited to dinner plus spent 2 nights around the fire pit with the hosts & their neighbors. I am sure I have been spoiled & possibly disappointed with my next venture with Boondockers.


September 2020

Great overnightt

This is the second time we have stayed at this spot.The hosts were on the road this stay. This time we just did an overnight on the hook, took a walk down by the lake and spent a peaceful night.
Thanks guys !!!


August 2020

Best ever

Let me say right upfront... this was my best ever, most enjoyable boondock ever! This place and the lovely host couple were wonderful. Quiet, shaded, relaxing, friendly. They provided info about places to go and see, which was very thoughtful and helpful. Hope to go visit them again!


August 2020

Quite Place

We had a wonderful time! Rome is a great location with nice, friendly folks. Just were gone for most of our stay but provided electricity, water, and even had sewage hookup! When we finally meet them they were just so friendly and gave us advice on things to do and see. She even explained about their property (use to be a farm and they have the original home built in the 1800’s!). They even said we could use their fire pit but unfortunately didn’t get around to enjoying that. Definitely would stay again. Hope y’all have a good time on your adventure. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Our son says he LOVED your rock pile😄


July 2020

Great Time

We had such a nice, peaceful 3 night stay here. We enjoyed the campfire- just chatting with them and the neighbors. The area was great for a nice walk and bike ride and saw a deer and a skunk! Jim and Susie both were great in helping us navigate in and out. Would definitely stay again. We travel in 38 ft fifth wheel


July 2020


This is a fabulous BDW! Very welcoming and friendly couple. Unfortunately, due to covid we didn't get to spend much time with them but we did a little social distancing around the fire pit one night! Easy parking, great hookups. Thank you both so very much for accommodating us during our stay. Hope to see you in AZ!


July 2020

Do as the Romans do ... ;-)

Awesome hosts!! Beautiful property and FHU!! We stayed 2 nights. They had a campfire one night we were also invited to. We will definitely use them again if driving through..Highly recommend!!!


June 2020


Jim and Susie where great. They invited us to join them at their campfire and shared refreshments with us. We would recommend them highly. Rode our bikes around the lakeside community.


June 2020


A truly gracious host couple. They made our first BW experience a complete success.


May 2020

Very nice hosts

Our hosts were wonderful and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. It was very easy to get in and out of the spot. We did have to back out but it was a straight back up which was easy even for our 35 ft fifth wheel. There's a pretty lake nearby. We would stay here again.


February 2020

Handy stopover.

Great hosts. Warm welcome, helped us park and hook up. Easy in, easy out. Pleasant lakeside walks available. Friendly dogs.

No number on the house, number on mailbox.


October 2019

Nice folks, nice spot

We were warmly welcomed, guided to the site by host. Unfortunately we didn't have much visiting time, hopefully next trip.
Site was as described plus it had plenty of maneuvering room, a boon to novices like us.


October 2019

Autumn Haven

Our host guided us into our perfect spot and was so welcoming along with her 2 sweet dogs. Never got to meet husband as he was working. Beautiful area and the info she gave us of places to see was great. Wouldn't hesitate to stay with these folks again. Thanks so much 😍


October 2019

Great find

Excellent hosts and water, electric and dump available. Quiet place and bike trail nearby. We were blessed!


September 2019

Quiet wonderfull place

The hosts are a wonderful couple. Realy great people.
Helpful and know all the things to do in the area. The site is one of the best we stayed at on this trip.


August 2019

Great location

This was by far the most comfortable offering we’ve had at any Boondocker’s Welcome location. We were offered 30 amp service, water hook up AND dump!
The hosts were very friendly! The location is not far from the turnpike and easy in/out.
Will definitely look them up on any trips that take us near them in the future!!


August 2019

Fantastic hosts

We stayed for a night. We arrived before our host and set up. When she got home she came to say hello. Even offered use of their fire ring. Unfortunately it rained that day do we weren't able to take them up on the offer.

The next day she even came out to tell us good bye.

Such nice hosts!


August 2019

Great location and excellent hosts!

Sorry I didn't get to visit longer with these lovely folks. Very hospitable and welcoming. Great communication. I'll be pleased to be able to stay here in the future.Thanks!


August 2019

Wines and covered bridges

What a great place. We stayed 2 nights and were welcomed warmly with a brochure of things to do in Ashtabula county. Gave us recommendations on the wineries and the covered bridges which is very close to them. We chatted with them for a couple of hours in the evening
If you like visiting wineries or covered bridges this is the place to be.
We hope to meet up with them on the road somewhere.


August 2019

Great, peaceful stay!

Wish we could have stayed longer! The location was beautiful and there was plenty of room to park our 42ft fifth wheel. The hosts are amazing, we enjoyed chatting with them and they showed us all around the lake community. If you’re in the area, this is a great place to stop!


October 2018

Excellent Host

What a great place to stay. The camping setup was amazing and the host were the best. Wish we could've spent more time getting to know them. This is definitely a place we'll come back to..