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Age: 55-65

Member since April 2019

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I am a retired welding business owner of 40 years. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, photography and oil painting. I'm also still riding the trails on my Dual Sport motorbike, just not near as fast as I used to! I prefer to travel to off-the-beaten-path type attractions where the large crowds don't attend.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I guess I am sort of a jack-of-all trades. I never buy anything I can build myself. I built my work shop, my house, and even built my own Bass boat.

Jims56acres's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

National forests.

Jims56acres's Hometown

I live in a small town on the end of a no outlet rd. where I am fortunate to own 56 acres and I am surrounded by hundreds of undeveloped acres. Very quite and peaceful area.

Jims56acres's Guest Details

Jims56acres's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

24 feet long

24' Class C Gulfstream with no slide-outs. Also on the rear of the camper is a 2' extension deck where I haul a 250 Dual Sport motorcycle.

Jims56acres Has 1 Host Location

Road's End Retreat

New Florence, PA, US
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Jims56acres's References (17)

References from Hosts (5)


September 2021

Overnight stay

Welcomed back anytime!


May 2021

Welcome again

Arrived at appointed time. Very polite and conscientious, would be welcome back anytime. Would like to find out more about his travels thru history.


August 2019

Super quiet couple

So quiet I didn't even know if they stayed :) Actually, there was a scheduling snafu on my end, we weren't actually home when they arrived, and they were gone by the time we got back. We would welcome them back, and would like to meet them in person!


July 2019

Recent stay.

We really enjoyed meeting Jim and hearing about his planned trip west and about his plans for hosting boondockers. ( which seems like it will be a wonderful place to visit when touring his area. Hope he can stop by again in future.


June 2019

Great Guest

Really enjoyed having him here pleasant gentleman only spent the night so we didn’t have much time to talk.

References from Guests (12)


August 2021


My first stay using BW. Exactly what I was looking for. Jim was more than hospitable. Peaceful setting in the woods with firewood provided. I'll be going back for sure. Thanks!


August 2021

Best Boondocker site ever!

There are no hookups, but hey, that’s what boondocking is all about, right? You will not find a more beautiful or more private campsite, or a nicer, more accommodating host. Definitely a place to spend some time; if you just stay the night and leave in the morning, you will miss the opportunity to walk miles of trails reserved just for Boondockers! Jim is a real history buff, with knowledge and experience to share. And he’s also a real craftsman, who claims he never buys anything he can build himself, and I believe it! Anyone who loves the woods and real camping with a campfire (firewood is even provided!) would enjoy this Boondockers location. We were glad we scheduled two nights!


June 2021

Best camping site ever!

Can’t say enough about how beautiful this site is, or how gracious this host is. The site is everything we could want in that it is private, pristine, level and easily accessible. Our host was extremely thoughtful in providing everything we could need, and then some. This is on the top of our list of all the places we have camped in the last two years! Can’t wait for another opportunity to visit, both to camp and to spend time getting to know our host more!! Just lovely!


June 2021

A real treat!

Time spent at the Road’s End Retreat with Jims56acres is always a treat! I was able to stop for a night while taking my 83 yr old parents on a 3 week tour that included 2 Frank Lloyd Wright homes that were nearby. I really wanted them to experience the beauty of this wonderful boondocking site. As always, the property and host did not disappoint! Such a special place~ thanks again for sharing!


June 2021


Well thought out location. Great hospitality. We enjoyed our stay and we will be back.


June 2021

Still a favorite stop!

Jims56acres is an incredible host and still a favorite stop of mine. The property is the absolute perfect boondockers paradise. You can’t go wrong booking multiple nights to enjoy the beauty of the property and also to take in a few of the local parks and/or sights. Between Jim’swoodland/wildlife preserve, Jim’sart gallery and Jim’sbakery~~ it truly is a retreat! Thanks, my friend, for continuing to share!


May 2021

Oh my!!

I hesitate to write a positive review because I am afraid this spot will be booked forever and I won’t be able to come back!

What a wonderful place. As listed, this is truly a boondockers site. The truth is this is a boondockers heaven! It is located 3/10 of a mile down a beautiful tree lined road to a secluded spot. Jims56acres has a crushed rock spot made exclusively for boondockers. It is surrounded by mown grass and complete with a fire pit.

Many marked hiking trails are scattered through the 56 acres. My dogs and I had a great time in the woods.

Thanks to my host for the beautiful gift. And to the neighbor who brought me a delicious cake.

Even if you aren’t in the area, please drive out of your way to boondock in an unforgettable place!


May 2021

Friendly host, beautiful place

Jim was very accommodating, helpful and very friendly. He even drove us to a local park to see a water fall. I would definitely stay here again.


January 2021

Beautiful, secluded, best host

We had to cut our stay short due to weather and family, but not only was the site absolutely perfect for us, but the host could not have been more hospitable. He was helpful, informative, generous and obviously a very talented person all around. We will definitely visit again.


August 2020

Perfect boondocking spot!

This is what boondocking is all about! Wonderful property + wonderful host= wonderful experience!


July 2020

The dogs and I are in heaven

Another great few days of relaxation and conversation at the road’s end retreat!! Grateful that Jims56acres chooses to share his gorgeous piece of property! Time spent here is truly a special treat.


June 2020

A spectacular boondocking experience!

5 days here at the Road’s End Retreat and I’m pretty sure I still do not have adequate words to describe what an honor it was to stay on such a gorgeous piece of property and with such a gracious host! The pristine camping site is level, safe and very private. It is most apparent that sharing the natural beauty and history of the property is a labor of love for Jims56acres and I was in awe around every turn on the hiking trails. He was helpful in providing a list of services and things to do in the area, but my favorite part of the stay was enjoying the beautiful trails here on the property- both his guided tour and the multiple trips daily across the trails with my dog! The great fire pit, conversations and a perfect spot for stargazing just added to the experience. Oh, and we won’t talk about the delicious homemade GOBs!! Staying here was an absolute treat in every way! I will be back! Gobs or not.