Age: 65+

Member since July 2012

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After 30 years living aboard a 58' schooner Patti and I moved ashore in Beaufort, NC. I am a restoration woodworker and have my shop on my property. We have a Winnebago ERA Sprinter Van RV that we enjoy. WE are in the process of retiring and being able to travel more.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am master woodworker, shipwright and millwright. I have a BFA degree in photography.

TipperD's Pets

We have 2 outdoor cats and a rescue dog.We welcome pets!

TipperD's Hometown

Beaufort NC is a small coastal town on the lower outer banks. It is the 3rd oldest town in the state founded in 1709. It is the home of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and has many fine houses from the 18th and 19th century. I have restored many of them on the Beaufort Historic Site. My house is 3 blocks from the waterfront and an easy walk or bike ride to the entire town.


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TipperD's Guest Details

TipperD's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

24 feet long

2017 Winnebago ERA 70A Fully self contained 30 Amp connection may sometimes be towing a 17' boat.

TipperD's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

TipperD Has 1 Host Location

Crystal Coast

Beaufort, NC, US
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References from Guests (10)


November 2017

Excellent host and location!

I enjoyed every minute of my stay with Tipper, his location is absolutely wonderful. He has a beautiful piece of property with a large gravel pad in the back. They are also just two blocks from the waterfront and the town of Beaufort is so fun to walk around! Tipper himself is a very fascinating person and so easy to talk to! I really enjoyed getting to know him, he is very kind. Thank you Tipper for the hospitality, it was great meeting you! Hope to meet up again.


April 2017

Thank You !

March 23, 2017 Mr & Mrs TipperD welcomed us to their boondock and we enjoyed a peaceful night. We already miss you both, and wish you all the best. Hope to see you soon - HERE or there ! Thanks again


November 2016

Excellent Host with Great Recommendations

We stayed with Tipper and his wife for only one night, but received a very warm welcome and great recommendations as we travel south. He even contacted a personal friend of his outside of Boondockers and set us up with him for a few nights in one of our future destinations. Extremely helpful and truly above and beyond. (And the cutest pup in all of Beaufort.) Can't thank you guys enough!


November 2016

How to Gain Family...

... Stay with TipperD for a day or two. That aughta do it. I recommend you visit TipperD. I stake my membership on it - Period.


September 2016

Go there!!

At your own risk.... You might leave with more travel ideas and inspiration than ever. The welcome was warm and the couple was fantastic. TipperD is without a doubt a very interesting person. We loved our stay here. Beaufort is a charming city on the shore surrounded by great activities.

Woodgate Wanderers

August 2016

Cricky Mate! ... such an interesting couple

We stayed with TipperD and his wife a few days ago and have been trying to find the right words to describe them. They were wonderful and very interesting hosts, even after working all day she was happy spending time with us exchanging travel stories. Tipper's achievements in maintaining and restoring historic buildings is amazing. Sadly, we are slowly loosing tradesmen with the knowledge Tipper has accumulated over his lifetime. Also, thank you for sharing your lovely friends with us. Highly recommended.


January 2016

Wonderful People, Beautiful Town

We consider ourselves so lucky to have spent time with TipperD and can't wait to see them again. They are incredible hosts, had the perfect parking for our truck camper, and made us feel like locals in beautiful, historical Beaufort, NC. Highly recommended.


May 2014

Great stay

Very highly recommend a stay at Tipper and Patti's, great hospitality!

RVing Mainers

February 2014

Awesome hosts

We can not say enough about TipperD. They were wonderful hosts and the town is just lovely. So much to do We even saw wild horses on Rachel Carson wildlife preserve The maritime museum and historic buildings as well as the well maintained historic homes throughout the town were great . This town and our hosts were North Carolina gems.


December 2013

wonderful hosts!

We had a wonderful time in Beaufort, Tipper and Patty were very welcoming and helpful. There is much to see in this little town, we highly recommend the hosts and the town! Thanks for a wonderful stay!