Age: 65+

Member since May 2019

Elyse & Harry

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We are a recently retired couple, Harry from a career in health care management; Elyse following years as a community relations manager with a national book chain. Harry is active runner, cyclist, and hiker, while Elyse can talk endlessly about books, while both of us actively volunteer with several local organizations. Now that our youngest child moved away, close to his brother in the PNW, and our daughter is sticking with her non-profit work in Africa, its time for us to finally spend some time traveling - both across the U.S., and hopefully abroad as well.

Skills & Expertise to Share

General handyman, though perhaps not the best for diagnosing and fixing mechanical problems. But happy to share areas to explore in the our community.

Smith_Neck_Hosts's Pets

With the exception of our small flock of Rhode Island Reds, no furry pets presently. Our beloved greyhound died a number of years ago, but we get our dog "fix" by actively volunteering at a local animal shelter. We look forward to meeting our guests pets. There are many wonderful trails nearby to go for walks, and when we are around we welcome our furry guests to run around our fenced backyard.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have stayed in NY, Michigan, Washington and Ohio and each site has been enjoyable.

Smith_Neck_Hosts's Hometown

South Dartmouth, MA; a town located on the southcoast of Massachusetts, bordering Buzzards Bay. We are on the way to Cape Cod, and about equidistant from Providence, RI and Boston. Our home is in a semi-rural section of town, with a mix of residential, private farms, and protected agricultural land while only a short drive to a harbor, and state and town beaches.

Smith_Neck_Hosts's Guest Details

Smith_Neck_Hosts's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

15 feet long

Nucamp Teardrop Trailer

Smith_Neck_Hosts's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Smith_Neck_Hosts Has 1 Host Location

Smith Neck Retreat

South Dartmouth, MA, US
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Smith_Neck_Hosts's References (40)

References from Hosts (4)


September 2020

Great folks

Great guests, please stay again if in the area!

A former member

August 2019

Friendly couple

Quiet and respectful. Their little teardrop was adorable and they have got their processes nailed down. Really enjoyed meeting Smith Neck Hosts and look forward to heading out to their neck of the woods some day.


July 2019

Enjoyed visiting with them

Guests were on their “maiden voyage” in their new camper. They were enjoying the learning process and had a great route planed. I hope their trip goes well and they stop by on their return


July 2019

So much to talk about, so little time

We enjoyed a visit from these wonderful people and their tiny trailer. Hope to meet up again sometime.

References from Guests (36)


September 2021

Great Hosts

Couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. Too bad the mosquitos were biting. Hope to see them in the PNW!


September 2021

Cool folks!,Beautiful Area!

Our # 9 hosts..if we could chose our neighbors, these guys would be in the first choices. private spot, easy going, felt super comfortable, like minded, and had a small chance to connect! Perfect!
The area was beautiful for riding bikes or motorbikes..we loved the New Bedford Whaling Museum! 4 hours later, we were satiated.
Thanks, Smith Necks...Good Heads!


September 2021

West my boy go west

This host family was delightful, nice place to stay private. We laughed together I really liked them


August 2021

Gracious Hosts, Lovely Property and Quiet Nights!

This host location is great. There is so much beauty here, so much to do, historic attractions, restaurants, beaches, and walking/bike paths that are right on the coast. We love to bike on paved trails so the pup can join us in his “chariot.” Our hosts are great, so easy going very helpful getting us into their location which is quite flat and generously offered power and eggs. We appreciate the time they made in their very busy schedule to chat with us, and hope to see them again! We are so very grateful they shared this quiet haven with us!


August 2021

Great stay! Beautiful area!

I had a really nice stay here with my hosts. They were very hospitable and had some good info about local places to ride my bike and roads to take. The spot was very peaceful and I am grateful for their generosity.

Thank you!


August 2021

Great hosts

This was a very nice private little spot and the hosts were great.


August 2021

Great spot, gracious hosts!

Very quiet, private and beautiful location - it’s exactly what we were looking for and the hosts were so nice - quick and friendly communication, and provided a lovely spot with 20amp power. Hope we can visit again!


July 2021

Great place

Great place to stay and very nice people highly recommended
thank you


June 2021

Lovely, private area.

Wonderful hosts. Very knowledgeable about the area. Parking space for Boondockers is away from the house so we felt like we were all on our own.


May 2021

Great Stay

My stay couldn’t have been nicer! Me and Riley loved it, and would recommend These hosts to anyone! Definitely will stay again while I’m in the area.


May 2021

Fellow Cyclists!

The Smith_Neck_Hosts were out of the world, I couldn't have imagined how lucky I'd be staying at their site and getting a chance to meet them! Their warmth and hospitality was amazing.

My only regret is not having more time to stay and ride bikes with them along the incredibly beautiful Massachusetts coast.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I'll be back one day, at least I hope so!

Thank you Smith_Neck_Hosts for giving this weary bike rider a great place to stay for a few days.


May 2021

Super Nice Folks

What a great stay I had at Smith Neck. The hosts were very nice and accommodating. The parking area was off the quiet road and the host house was another 200’ away so it’s a private location. Nicely sorted in the woods but close to great hiking and swimming beaches. While my contract with the hostess wears minimal, they were interesting to talk to and couldn’t have been more welcoming and kicked back


April 2021

What a lovely stay!

Hosts were very welcoming! The space is near the street (quiet at night) but well spaced. We spent one night here, they have a nice yard and some chickens! They welcomed our dog to run around and play ball. We enjoyed chatting about travels and the area. We would definitely come back if traveling through. Thanks again!


April 2021

Southcoast Beauty

Our stay with Smith_Neck_Host was great. We were able to park right at the bottom of the driveway close enough to the garage to take advantage of the shore power that was offered, which was perfect as the nights were colder than we anticipated. Our hosts were happy to provide recommendations to local food and drink as well as a number of local places to walk. It was nice to chat with them, but it was chilly and we were still in the midst of the pandemic so harder to really visit. We were made to feel welcome and comfortable I would highly recommend a stay with Smith_Neck_Hosts when you are exploring this beautiful part of Massachusetts.


October 2020

Great hosts!

Great hosts! Exactly want we needed. Peaceful area to unwind in the fall. Went to some great museums for free using our North American Reciprocal Museum card.
Thank you for being a great host. Have fun finding your new camper.


October 2020

The best!!

Smithneck is the best! So kind and generous. We truly hope to visit them again in our future. 1000 thank you’s are not enough !


October 2020

Great location, quiet place to stay

The host are very friendly and accommodating. Nice location, quiet place to stay. We enjoyed meeting the hosts and the kids loved meeting the chickens!


October 2020

Amazing stay

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

rv kayakers

September 2020

Outstanding first BW stay!

We had a great time staying with the Smith Neck Hosts. The site was great, private and graciously supplied with a 20amp connection. We did some local exploring and had a delightful chat with the hosts. We left with 1/2 dozen eggs from their backyard chickens. These wonderful folks spoke with genuine enthusiasm about their experiences as hosts. So happy to say that for our first BW stay,the experience greatly exceeded our expectations.


September 2020

Wonderfully private and quiet place to park

We really enjoyed meeting our hosts as they were happy to share information about the area and local attractions. Very friendly folks. Thanks so much for your hospitality.


August 2020

Loved our stay!

Enjoyed our stay here so much. Received such a warm welcome and great directions. Area was level and private. Close to many opportunities for sightseeing and learning about the history of our country.
Topped off our visit with an outdoor coffee chat with our hosts. Great, fun couple! Five stars, for sure!


July 2020

Great spot for a night!

Very private for both host & guest thanks to the long, curving drive & lots of trees. Beautiful setting in the woods, very quiet & hosts are terrific people. We enjoyed a wonderful conversation.


July 2020

Nice quiet location

Thank you for the bike ride beach tip as well as the kite flying park we really enjoyed both. Excellent hosts!


June 2020

Awesome visit!

We loved our quiet grassy nook, with electric hookup. Our hosts were extremely friendly, communicative and helpful to us campervan newbies. We loved their area, where we enjoyed two days of hiking, biking and beaching. Thanks!


November 2019

Great Stay

A really great location! There is also ample privacy and an electrical connection that made the whole experience very enjoyable!


November 2019

Quite night and great talks

We could spend a quiet night at the driveway. Thank you very much for the warming welcome and nice talks in the evening and the morning and for all the tipps we can do in the area. Our first boondocker experience was perfect!


November 2019

Great place to visit and Great Hosts!

They graciously welcomed us after a request late in the day. Our rig fit perfectly, it was a great and quiet spot to park up for the night. In the morning we had the opportunity to meet and over coffee exchanged travel stories and felt like old friends! Hope to be back again or meet up one day down the road :)


October 2019

Boondocking stay in S. Dartmouth

This was simply a super stop for us! Had a great time visiting with our hosts - folks who somehow make you feel like you have been friends for years!!!! It was a priviledge to stay overnight with them.


September 2019

Great hospitality

The host was very considerate and helpful! Even offered electric hookup! Beautiful, peaceful area.


September 2019

Wonderful 1st Experience

Our hosts were simply incredible, so warm and welcoming! Their home and boondock property is lovely, private, and secure. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet nights and easy access to shops for groceries, coffee, and pet supplies.

We were able to enjoy their residential sandy beach about 1mi away and beautiful public walking trails with our pup. On top of the public spaces they offered us the use of their fully fenced back yard to toss the ball around.

We can't say enough good things about our stay!!


September 2019

Quiet relaxing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Smith Neck. The scenery is fantastic , the road was convenient and safe to bike into the village. The area that we we parked at was secluded and quiet for a peaceful stay. Thank you, Bob N Susan.


August 2019

Great spot

Off the road and quiet but close to everything


August 2019

Lovely location

Quiet and secluded. Thanks for letting me stay


July 2019

Beautiful area

Enjoyed and appreciated our stay.


July 2019

Beautiful place

Very quiet surrounded by nature.


June 2019

Fantastic stay at Smith Neck Resort

Arrived Friday afternoon for an overnight stay. Wish we could have stayed longer as the location was perfect to take in bike riding along the beautiful Dartmouth country roads and seaside. Our host greeted us after our arrival and made sure we had anything we needed, offered an electrical hookup, and gave us directions to the local brewery we were headed out to. Although the the site is not far off the main road we found it very peaceful and tranquil. Got a tour of their new teardrop which is a cousin to ours :-). We enjoyed exchanging details about our RVs and talked about our past trips and upcoming travel plans. A very pleasent stay and look forward to returning:-) Thank you Smith Neck Resort for making our first Boondockers Welcome stay great!