My wife and I own a Lance Truck Camper and we love to travel. We also love meeting new people, we built our home to fellowship. We discovered Boondockers Welcome through a couple that found us through the Lance Owners of America "Freeloaders" Group. We hosted a couple boondocking on our property and over dinner they told us about Boondockers Welcome.
We are a very involved couple, we want to visit and get to know our guests!
We love to hike, camp, and Kayak Fish! We both Love music and Lonnie plays drums for our worship band at church as well as for a local Ska/Punk/Rockabilly band "Skadiana".
We have built our home and are quite skilled in carpentry and concrete work. I play drums, and know my way around a diesel engine.
We love to cook, and throw our Cajun heritage into pretty much all meals that we prepare.
We have 5 Dogs that love humans, but one (A large German Shepherd) is very aggressive towards dogs that she does not know, we advise not to bring dogs on our property. When we do travel, we bring two dogs with us.
We have several horses, Some chickens, and about a hundred thousand honey bees.
Cracker Barrel restaurants always welcome us.
2001 Lance 1121 Truck Camper on 2008 Ford F350, occasionally pulling a 14' enclosed cargo trailer
The "hotard's" are terrific hosts that go out of their way to make you stay great!
My 1st time in February they schedule my 1st MARDI GRAS Parade.
My 2nd time they scheduled a Jimmy Buffet "Parrothead" type private party.
And they then accepted my request to join them for a very nice church service.
Wow! I shall have to return to see what is next!
Plus, I now have "great" Louisiana Cajun friends.
Thank you my friends!
This was our second time using Boondockerswelcome, and these hosts made us feel like old friends revisited. We had good fellowship and conversations, and the even invited us for supper and the grilled Redfish was out of this world.
The pooches had to have their attention too, and they welcomed us like old family members.
All in all, what a great couple and a great place to stay, thanks again and we hope we can see you again in the near future.
Lonnie and his wife were kind, accommodating hosts. Provided electric hookup and offered water, which I didn’t need for my short stay. Their property is beautiful, with a nice flat parking spot. You might get freaked out by all their big dogs, but they’re all sweet and friendly. Thank you!
the Best things in Life are the People (and Pets) we Love, the places we've been and the MEMORIES we've made along the way ......... Our stay with our hosts reflects this👍🏻
We spent 2 nights in Louisiana with wonderful hosts and their 5 beautiful dogs. They were welcoming and fun hosts. They provided a crawfish dinner to us on the first night and we provided dinner on the 2nd night of their recommended JJ's pizza special which was probably one of the best pizzas we ever had !! Thanks "L" for the frozen margaritas to go with the pizza. After dinner we spent an hour on their really special patio space with a roaring fire 🔥 and good conversation.
The view from our trailer included horses in a field, chickens in a coop and of course those wonderful dogs playing.
We would love to return and want to thank you both for your generous hospitality 😎
Valerie, Darrel & Tess 🇨🇦
I had a terrific time while visiting the Ihotard's.
Out Hosts is the host of a Krewe that owns & M.G. float.
I had an opportunity to assist in the preparation of their float,
including a flat tire replacement & decorations.
Meet the 40+ very friendly & incredible Krewe members
then instead of watching a Mardis Gras,
I actually rode the float & tossed many beads etc, that were mainly given to me.
What an incredible experience as their BW guests.
If invited back, I would very much enjoy doing it again.
Thank you L & A, sincerely,
It was a short stay, but our gracious hosts made it such a pleasant one!
Beautiful country setting, excellent conversation, and they even let us try some of their jambalaya!
Nothing could be improved!
Thank you! :-)
The Hotards are a great couple. Made you feel at home. We had a flat tire this morning. Helped us get going and found us a place to get it fixed. We will sure come back and stay again.
Lonnie & Antoinette are terrific & very friendly hosts.
I shall never forget my time w them.
I hope our friendship will continue & that I will be invited back.
Especially to be a member of their KREWE again!
Thank you Lonnie & Antoinette!
We are so glad we decided to spend the night in Louisiana, because this place is a gem. Lonnie & Antoinette are absolutely wonderful, warm and fun hosts. We had both dinner and breakfast together and they introduced us to some local specialties we really enjoyed (we supplied the maple syrup and some wine ;)). The house itself is beautiful! Like a modern farmhouse with many special touches that are very “Lonnie & Antoinette”, including a really unique patio space. The from our van included horses in a field, chickens in a coop and dogs playing. If you love dogs like we do, you’ll also be happy to get to pet and play with 5 adorable dogs. They will want to help you with anything you’re doing outside :) Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for the generous hospitality and we hope to see you again!
We contacted lhotard at the last minute and they went beyond hosting by inviting us to meet their friends for a Valentines dinner! Wow to be invited at the last minute like this was beyond us! This is boondocking hosting that will be hard to beat! We felt like family with them, even their 5 lovely dogs seemed to adopt us! If we ever come back to Louisiana we will surely see them again and hope they come to us so we can give back their warm welcome. Thank you L and A !🤝😘
The hosts are truly incredible. This was our second stay deep in Cajun Country and we enjoyed it even more than our first. The property is spacious, with horses on the other side of two fences, chickens in a coop at the back and beehives nearby. Lonnie and Antoinette are welcoming and generous folks who graciously extended us a safe haven in the storm, water and electricity to be able to enjoy this part of Louisiana. For those interested in a day trip to New Orleans, this would be ideal.
A & L set the bar pretty high for any other Boondocking experience. We were welcomed onto their property, into their home and treated like family.
We were given suggestions of places to visit, learned a bit of Cajun culture and found new friends in Claude, Meg, Henry, Alice and my “namesake” Lucy :)
Boondocking can be an experience in itself.....if all were like this one it would be amazing.
We will plan a return visit for sure....
Thanks to you both.
Lonnie and Antoinette are exemplars of the kind of BW hosts you wish to meet when on the road. They have an absolutely lovely ranch and are the most generous, kind folks you will encounter on the road. We can't wait to return and share more stories.
L&A are such a nice couple. They welcome you as if they have know you forever. This was our first hosted boondocking experience and I think it may be hard to beat. They accepted our short notice request and even though they had early morning plans they still welcomed us to stay. We definitely recommend the stay and hope we will be able to stay longer if we are welcomed back. Thanks Lonnie and Antionett.