Jerry is a retired commercial pilot, who continues to pursue his love of flying, as well as motorcycling, and all manner of projects and experiments.
Margot has been a full time homemaker, who loves reading, gardening, yoga, and sharing in travel adventures and grand parenting with Jerry.
Right now we travel in an old Airstream trailer that we lovingly rehabbed, towing by our Sprinter van.
Jerry is a skilled mechanic of almost anything that has an engine, and also a compulsive do-it-yourselfer.
Margot dabbles in gardening, cooking, sewing, and loves poetry, philosophy and ideas.
Our mini golden doodle, Koda is our greatest asset when we travel. She loves people and introduces us to as many as she can.
Most recently, Baja California, Mexico.
We love the west - Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, Montana and more. We’re still exploring and loving the Boondockers Welcome advantages.
Our address is Lebanon TN, although we live between Murfreesboro and Lebanon, about thirty minutes out of Nashville.
1971 Airstream Land Yacht Safari trailer, 23 foot, towed by 4 WD Mercedes Sprinter van (17 ft)
Very good communicators. Offered to let them stay an extra night. No problem as we were traveling ourselves. Welcome back anytime!
Koda and her parents were great guests. No problems, welcomed back again.
We very much enjoyed visiting with this couple. They were great guests. Their sweet dog, Koda, and our dog, Star had a blast playing with each other and I could have watched them for hours. We wish them a great adventure ahead and safe travels. They are certainly welcome to return to River's Edge.
Such a lovely couple with the best dog ever! Koda, sure did look like you enjoyed yourself! You are all three welcome back anytime!
We THOROUGHLY enjoyed hosting the Fraybirds! We spent our afternoon and evening exchanging stories, and would loved for them to have stayed longer. Hopefully they will return some time - we'd definitely look forward to it!
I forgot to mention their fabulous little red golden doodle, Koda, who our same-sized poodle really enjoyed, as did we! Couldn’t be cuter or sweeter!
We and the friends with whom we were camping felt an instant connection with Fraybirds, from the moment they accepted our invitation to join us at our campsite at the coast, rather than at our home!
They are charming — friendly, interesting and adventurous.
So we were doubly delighted to be able to host them here a few days later, and to have their help finishing off the rest of that 100# bag of oysters!
We feel that we have truly made new friends, and that we will see each other again!
I had so much fun staying at this stop. They are great people and so hospitable. Their dogs are great too and my dog enjoyed making new friends too. They had everything you could possibly need overnight as far as hookups but I didn’t use because it wasn’t hot enough to need power for AC. I would stay again. Hands down some of the best hosts I’ve ever met!
The Fraybirds are wonderful, warm and friendly hosts. They were very helpful, and wise about their boondocking spot, having us park and walk to the site before pulling our RV down the last section of their drive. It all worked out fine, as we were able to turn our rig around (23 ft TT with truck), but anything larger, or with a toad would not work. Also, with all the rain Tennessee has had, the trees are very full, and width is also a consideration transiting their shared driveway.
If you fit, this is a great spot to boondock. The Roost is beautiful, and you can even stroll along the adjacent airstrip! Highly recommended!!!
The Fraybirds were so kind and welcoming. This was our first night in the camper and first Boondockers Welcome stay. The Fraybirds shared great ideas and inspiration for our camping days to come. Such a quiet, peaceful night in an easy to find location! Thank you!!
Very private and accommodating ... We were warmly welcomed in spite of the rain and covid-19 issues, will Definitely look for an opportunity to go back!
Even with social distancing we had a great visit! I even got fresh garden fare. Right on a grass runway that was a great place for my dogs to run. My hosts were very gracious and interesting to visit with. 5 stars!!
The Frays could not have been more hospitable! They gave us tips on the local area, fed us from their garden and even gave a tour of their hanger. This place is beautiful with walking trails on site and a state park close by. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. a visit.
This was our second time staying with this lovely couple! They were more than welcoming and very accommodating! We loved our evening walks and conversing every once in a while. Sorry we didn' get to chat more. Thank you for the extra perks you gave us! We hope to come back again someday!
This was our second go here. They are an amazingly sweet couple that are extremely generous. We had reached issues and they were very kind. We are so thankful for them.
We had a very peaceful stay here! Our hosts were very accommodating and they were a joy to talk with! We enjoyed our long walks on the airstrip and playing with their dog Koda. We hope to come back soon! Thanks again!
These kind folks were gracious enough to extend our stay one additional night during the Coronavirus outbreak March 2020. People like the Fraybrids that make the world a better place to live. Thanks again to these wonderful folks for their generosity and hospitality.
The Fraybirds are fantastic hosts; friendly and welcoming. Great secluded spot to park most rigs with electric and water if needed. Highly recommended.
These folks were kind enough to put us up during the Coronavirus crisis March 2020.
Cant say enough how wonderful these folks are.
The hosts made me feel so welcome. What a relief this is, especially during the virus scare. They showed concern for my well being which made all the difference to me while I planned the next step toward isolation on a long term scale. Their friendly dog was also a good host to my dog, making her feel welcome. Thank you for a wonderful visit on your beautiful property.
5 of 5 stars!!!!! The Fraybirds are marvelous hosts. They made us feel like long time friends. Ideal spot to park our Truck Camper rig; level gravel spot with electric. Reasonable drive to Nashville. Murfreesboro nearby. A couple of campgrounds just up the highway with dump stations available at reasonable cost. Big rigs might have some challenges getting off the highway to the host location and turning their rig around in the available space.
Cant say enough about how welcoming the hosts were and how much we enjoyed our stay.
We were warmly greeted by our host......a great introduction to his very lovely and peaceful site. The hosts made us feel very welcomed. Their site was quiet and quite attractive. A great overnight stay.
The Fraybirds were perfect hosts..... nice quiet spot and not too far from Nashville for a day trip.
David & Judy
The Fraybirds were very generous in letting us stay at they gorgeous hideaway on their acreage. The 30 amp electric was much appreciated, as well as the tips to park in Nashville. The property is a good launching pad to day trips in and out of Nashville.
Thanks so much Fraybirds.....we will stop back if and when we are back in your neighborhood.
David & Judy Hale
They were so kind and friendly! They met us when we arrived, helped us get settled for the night with a plug in, and even offered us coffee in the morning! Truly some of the most friendly people we've met on the road.
Jerry greeted me and asked if I like beer.
I’m from Wisconsin so obviously a big yes.
I was then treated to a great home made ipa and homemade soup that Margot made.
I have been traveling 6 days and by far the best meal and company of my trip.
I only hope they will travel to Wisconsin one day do I can feed them brats and a few local beers.
Thank you to these great hosts.
We had the pleasure staying with Fraybirds one night extra then requested. It was so peacefull that after spending the day in Nashville the second night was a welcoming one. Although we did not spend a lot of time to sit down with them we felt at home. We would definitely recommend Fraybird as a host location and their wonderful dog Coda was a plus.
What a great coincidence to stay with fellow Loopers. Fun and convivial evening talking over common experiences.
Terrific and hospitable place to stay. Highly recommended!
I had a terrific stay at Frsybirds location. The hosts were personable and gracious! I’d recommend this location to anyone!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very kind and interesting couple :)
Lovely hosts, lovely setting. Clare felt right at home with her buddy Koda. Thank you Fraybirds. Hope to see you on our return trip.
This place is a great base to explore Nashville from!
It’s hidden from the road but host’s instructions helped us find it easily.
Beautiful spot in the woods with tons of place to park. Hosts were a lovely couple that brought out toys for our kids to play with and welcomed us to get ready to go on the road again.
Thank you for the lovely stay!
Very welcoming hosts. Had a great visit learned of travels and places to see. Super nice people. Great location.
Our hosts proved great company, very generous, and very hospitable. Beautiful quiet area perfect for sleeping.