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Age: 65+

Member since July 2012

We are a married couple and we love to travel and boondock.

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The husband is retired, or maybe just tired. The wife retired in the fall of 2018 and putters around the yard in her flower beds. We love to travel about the country, would love to travel by RV to Alaska but may never get around to it. We try to travel around the SW during the winter months, staying mostly in Thousand Trails. We have gotten into geocaching and have traveled about letting that guide our route at times.

Skills & Expertise to Share

The wife doesn't particularly like to cook but can do it, the husband nor wife have no particular skills though the husband makes a fairly good handy man.

HighDesertTravelers's Pets

In December 2018, we adopted a small stray dog from the Yuma Humane Society and we are really enjoying him. He's young, rambunctious and very entertaining. Loves to meet people and other pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ and dry camping away from civilization in Nevada.

HighDesertTravelers's Hometown

Redmond, Oregon


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HighDesertTravelers's Guest Details

HighDesertTravelers's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

37 feet long

We have a 2003 National RV, Tradewinds, 37 foot with 2 slides, both on the drivers side. We tow a Ford Explorer.

HighDesertTravelers's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

HighDesertTravelers Has 1 Host Location

HighDesertTravelers's Host Location

Redmond, OR, US
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HighDesertTravelers's References (36)

References from Hosts (2)


April 2019

Short But Nice

We didn't have a lot of time to chat/interact but they were very friendly and we enjoyed hosting them.


October 2018

Headed South

An Oregon couple, they stopped for the night. A friendly evening together. They were such nice guest I hope they return en route home.

References from Guests (34)


September 2021

Great spot! Great people! Conveniently located

We were looking for a central location to explore the area and this was perfect! Bend is close. Stores are close. The hosts were great! Made us feel welcome. Let my kids play in their yard and chase their dog around. Even shared a few beverages and some stories together in the evening. Great stay!


September 2021

High Desert

Very gracious, helpful host. Quiet restful night on our trek. Thank you!!


August 2021

Lovely couple

Only stayed one night but that was enough to chat some and show each other’s rigs. They even helped me out with two quarts of oil when I noticed I was very low and wouldn’t accept any money. Just wonderful folks.


August 2021

Thank you!

My host allowed me to arrive a night earlier after I didn't feel secure anymore on the close by BLM land and otherwise would have ended up canceling my stay and moved to another town. I felt very welcome and had a very peaceful time and sleep in their well leveled driveway. Looking forward to come back in the future.


May 2021

Wonderful People, Terrific Hosts

This was a great stay. I enjoyed working through a plumbing question with this couple. As a team, we solved it. They are terrific hosts and wonderful people.
I'd be pleased to stay with them anytime, if they'll have me.


May 2021

Great location

Warmly welcomed us and helpful getting us settled in. Talked for quite a while and shared stories of our joint travels. Easy commute to Smith Rock, Bend and Sisters.


May 2021

Lovely stay!

Hosts were super friendly, helpful and had lots of road advice which we appreciated.
1 block from a really great park for kids and just another 2 blocks same direction is another wonderful park.


October 2020

Wonderful hosts!

HighDesertTravelers were wonderfully accommodating of my gang, including kids and dog, despite late notice, a late check in, and and last minute addition of a second day! Great playground a block away, and big fenced backyard where they let my kids and dogs run. Thanks!


September 2020

Stay at High Desert

Had a great stay at High Desert, warm and friendly couple that were great hosts. Would stay again.


July 2020

Good to see the hosts again

Good to see the hosts again. Was a last minute request, grateful they were able to provide space. It’s always nice to sit outside and chat with the hosts.


July 2020

Great people, great stay

It seems my original review got lost in the internet ether. I really enjoyed meeting and visiting the hosts. Truly welcoming and a relaxing haven after a long day of driving. Grateful for the time and same offered, good people

July 2020

Like good family, I felt welcomed. Great central location.

It was nice to have some conversations and stay there. I look forward to meeting and staying again. I felt most welcome which is a nice experience vs. typical traveling.


July 2020

Friendly Fritz

This was our first host site and a great one it was! The hosts and Fritz were so welcoming and inviting. Thanks so much for allowing our pups into your yard! Loved our visit with you and your town is great!


June 2020


We had a flat tire, which delayed our arrival, but High Desert Travelers accommodated us accordingly. Our rig easily fit in their level drive. They offered water, electricity, drinks, & conversions, but we politely declined as we needed sleep.


June 2020

Great stay with friendly couple

Gracious hosts who made us feel more than welcome. In addition to good conversation (socially distanced!), and electric and water available if needed, they opened their beautiful backyard and patio to us to enjoy at our leisure. Fenced backyard is also great for pets. Close to trails for a nice walk or bike-ride. Would definitely love to see our hosts again!


November 2019

Great Boondockers

Enjoyed my stay and would certainly stop back when next in the area.


October 2019

Totally exceeded our expectations!

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience.... and it totally set the bar high for our next experience. They were very accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that our time spent there was truly memorable and effortless. Location was in great proximity to the Redmond airport (where the host was even kind enough to drop one of us off at). There's plenty of things to do within walking distance and the the area was very safe and quiet.

Hope to see the HighDesertTravelers again during our travels, if not in Oregon, perhaps somewhere on the road together!

Very sweet couple who I would recommend to anyone! Thanks a million for everything!




September 2019

Great Spot in the heart of Redmond

HighDesertTravelers were super great hosts! We had a few special needs for this portion of the tip and they were totally willing to help us. Very much like them and hope to visit again! Their yard is setup nice for parking and is super close to downtown redmond. Would definitely stay again!


July 2019

Wonderful Hosts..Great location

The High Desert Travelers are very experienced RVers and were very helpful to us newbies. They wonderful, very nice people. The site level nice and level and peaceful. They also offered water and electric if needed. I would stay again in a heart beat. Hope to see them again in travels. Take care and thank you again. M&D


July 2019

Great stay

Thanks HighDesertTravelers. Lovely quiet street. Nice backyard and lovely hosts. Thanks for having us.


June 2019

A very relaxing and friendly stay

HighDesertTravelers are both great hosts and we enjoyed our conversations on their beautiful patio and yard, as well as play with their friendly dog Fritz. We had time to explore several suggested points if interest as well.

Hope we have the opportunity to revisit when we are back in the area


May 2019

Nice stay

Nice stay, can’t complain. Couple was friendly and hospitable!!


October 2018

A nice overnight stay

Easy to find off main highway into town, Host welcomed me and helped direct me onto grass side lawn. We visited as he showed me his large fenced backyard, great motorcoach & welcomed my lil dog Scout. Had a pleasant visit, offered me an extension cord to 15amp garage outlet, which was perfect for me for the night. He wife was working late so we didn't meet. Surprisingly it got below freezing in the wee hours so I truly appreciated ability to use my space space heater. A nice host and overnight spot if stopping in the area.


September 2018

Very accomodating

HighDesertTravelers are very accommodating and are great hosts.

Pat Anderson

September 2018

Delightful Stay, Wonderful Hosts

We truly enjoyed our two night stay with HighDesertTravelers! We dropped our cargo trailer on the street in front of their house, and they put us and our pickup camper in their fenced backyard instead of in their side yard so our 12 year old Lhasa Baxter could be off-leash. The first evening, we sat with them at their patio table enjoying adult beverages and good conversation, and Baxter just sat at his feet. The next morning we unloaded our scooters from the cargo trailer and headed off the Bend. We came back in the afternoon, and enjoyed another afternoon of good conversation on their patio. We had left the camper door open so Baxter could go in an out at will, but they told us when they checked he mostly just stayed inside the camper but finally did come out. HighDesertTravelers are "Baxter approved" folks and are first class BW hosts by us, highly recommended!


August 2018

Wonderful People

We had a fantastic stay with HDT’s. They are friendly, helpful and accommodating. We had troubles with our truck and they went down with us to get it sorted at a local shop. We couldn’t have asked for anything better and would love to stay with them again. Thank you for everything x


July 2018

Wonderful folks and neighbourhood.

Such a hot day and so nice to come home to the High Desert Travelers.
They provided us a cool and refreshing Oasis on our way through town,
and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
Despite a long shift that day and another looming the next day,
Mrs HDT took the time to visit with us both in the evening and the next morning over coffee.
We stayed in their quiet side yard and had a wonderful sleep that night,
and were able to have an early start the next day after a coffee.
We shared mutual traveling tales and information and would hope to meet with them again!


June 2018

Simply wonderful!

There are lots of good people out there in the world and these two are tops!


May 2018

You won’t find any better hosts than These folks:)

I’m batting 1000! Yet another wonderful couple who make you feel like your visiting family. I will them and I’m grayedul for the safe and warm-hearted place to stay. Thank you and God Bless you both!

The Galavan

May 2018

Wonderful, friendly hosts in the High Dessert

High Desert Travelers were lovely hosts. Very accommodating.

If you need a respite in central Oregon, be sure to reach out to them. They are friendly and just lovely people.

A former member

August 2017

an oasis in the city....

Sweating bullets, all the local parks filled due to the eclipse, local parking lots filled with RV's with no where to stay. HighDesertTravelers took us in....Let us park on the street in front so we didn't have to even unhook our car. We got to sit in the back yard for some pleasant conversations and our old desert dingo could wiggle on the green grass and sniff to his heart's content...(no green grass at our desert hide out!) Didn't need to hook up because as soon as the sun went down the temp dropped to a nice sleeping range. Thanks guys for the pointers on the road north, we could have ended up in North Dakota!!!! Yikes!!!


June 2017

Great Couple

HighDesertTravelers answered our mail imiddiatly and even ofered to pick us from the Redmond Airport as we arrived by flight from Toronto.
They were our first summer 2017 stop and they helped us get ready to get on the road including recommending a place to serve thr truck and give us a ride to and back from the garage.
We enjoyed every minute with them, hope to see them again.


June 2017

The Best Hosts!

Tony and I loved these two wonderful people. They were very helpful in so many ways. We felt very welcome camping in their yard and our pups enjoyed romping in the fenced in yard. We hope to stay friends and see them again in Redmond or on the road. Happy Trails to you both.


November 2014

Very hospitable.

Our request was answered promptly, and we were made very welcome.
We had a quiet night in nice location.