Husband and I are total opposites. I am very chatty and outgoing. He is quiet and reserved. We enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of our surroundings.
We do not drink, smoke or do drugs. We are not health nuts. We are just your normal type folks.
I enjoy quilting and this is what I do mostly. My husband still works part time. He works with computers. When not working he is busy building on our property.
We have 3 samoyeds that are our life. My husband goes bikejouring with them most days. In the winter I go dog sledding with them. They are extremely friendly. Our dogs go with us most a the time. We also have a 10 month old papillion dog.
We have not been boondocking yet. We will be doing that this winter.
We live on the edge of the Chequamegon National Forest. With over 800K acres of land to play in. We have 40 acres. With lots of trails on them. So if you have a 4 wheeler bring it along. We are about 20 miles from Bayfield a beautiful tourists town. Where you can take a boat ride to the Apostle Island. The beauty in this area is totally amazing. You could spend a month here and still not have enough time to enjoy everything.
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We were happy to have them return. Hope in the future to have more time to visit.
Gina-Jim have been host but they said this was actually their first time as guests. We were privalaged to have them stay with us. We ejoyed a couple of short visits with them while they were here. Hoping someday we can pay a return visit.
What a perfect overnight spot, complete with a picnic table. Long Lake is nearby with a walking trail.Unfortunately we were unable to meet our gracious hosts, as they were traveling too. Thank you for allowing us to stay anyway.Once we found the reflectors and warning triangle, there was no question we had arrived. Even using the coordinates we were taken on all kinds of unpaved roads and incorrect location, although we were close! Leaving on paved roads took us to Hwy 2 much faster! Thank you for a great stay! Hope to meet you next time!
Gina and Jim have a sweet spot set up for their guests! This is a wide, long site with woods on 3 sides (nothing overhanging, nothing to worry about!). You can park in as far back as you like - we chose to back our 31’ Class A so that our front end was about 60’ from the road - but there was stil plenty of room behind us. They have even placed a lovely picnic table at the rear of the site - totally unexpected, and a nice touch!
Gina graciously emailed us lots of local info, including where the nearest hospitals and vets are (that is something I would totally want to know, so thank you for that!). Her recommendations included spending time at Long Lake (it was a great walk around!), seeing the town of Bayfield (lovely, and we did an Apostle Island cruise, too), and the Washburn restaurant called Coco’s. Gina, despite their not having fries, lol, we loved their food and ate there both Saturday and Sunday.
Our cat also loved this site, and sat on many a tree stump, just looking around.
Our only regret is not having met our wonderful hosts. They had allowed us to stay while they were out of town - so we hope to come back in a “normal” year and thank you for your kindness in person.
We enjoyed ourselves very much! Very nice site, with lots of local activities. Loved hiking the lake near by. Hosts were wonderful people. Appreciate all the activity info provided.
Gina and Jim were extremely accommodating and welcoming!
They were knowledgeable about the area and made our stay very comfortable!
Gina-Jim are fine folks! This is a perfect place to stay to enjoy the Washburn/Ashland area! Washburn has a wonderful laundromat and car wash that are right next to one another...perfect for multi-tasking! Long Lake recreational area was right across the street from the camping spot and has beautiful sunset views over the lake. The hosts directions are perfect and really...you shouldn't trust your GPS. It's 1.5 miles down the road past where the GPS says they live! It's perfectly marked and Gina walked out to the road to help me back in. They were perfect hosts and stayed in touch throughout my stay. I just happened to be there when Gina had a litter of puppies and I was able to get in my puppy fix! I would highly recommend staying here if you want to visit the Apostle Islands.
Sure was peace and quiet sitting next to the pines with the wind blowing through their limbs! Site is right beside Long Lake Recreational area and very close to the quaint little town of Washburn with places to eat, Coco's for delious pastries, hiking and plenty of water activities. And driving north to Bayfield offers artesian shops, the Apostle Island Cruise Tours and much more! Our host shared with us things to do in the area, and a fact sheet for our reference. We enjoyed talking about each other's journeys, just good down to earth folks!
Wonderful people as we were met by G at our place to park. She gave us lots of information about the things to do in the area. Invited us to meet her dog! She asked why we were only staying 1 night. I said we didn't know that there was so many things to do in the area. She said we could stay another couple of nights and we did.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Allen and Kay
Peace and Quiet doesn't begin to describe the setting. I felt like the envy of the whole RV world! Because of the coved, I only spent a brief time with my hosts but I found them gracious. I'd love to go back in the future!
Our plan to stay in Bayfield didn’t work out. I contacted Peace and quite and as luck would have it they had a cancellation and told us to come on over. Not sure we would have found a place otherwise. She met us at site and made sure we got settled in and gave us info on the area. Didn’t get to visit much due to circumstances but hosts were great, site was great, location great, would love to come back and spend more time getting to know them in the future.
Surrounded by beautiful, scenic Wisconsin, this little BDW gem is tucked back off the road amidst the trees and ferns with Lake Superior a mere 6 miles away. Perfect location in midsummer if you're into watersports and if not, the drives through the idyllic countryside are nothing less than wonderful.
Our hosts made our stay all the better by delivering as advertised- Peace and Quiet.
They were warm and engaging yet mindful of privacy and space. We discovered the needle crafting talents of our host and now rock an adorable seatbelt shoulder strap on the Mrs.' side! (Thanks, G!)
We highly recommend this BDW location to anyone who just wants to immerse themselves in the amazing world of the Wisconsin Northwoods!
We enjoyed our 5 night stay with our gracious hosts. The site is secluded, with a non-existent Verizon signal and a weak but usable T-Mobile/att signal. We enjoyed bicycling to see the murals in Ashland. Kayaking the coastal caves off of Meyers Beach at the Apostle Islands National Seashore on Kake Superior. The Bayfield Fruit Loop to visit farms for fresh produce and to pick organic blueberries. Took our RZR on the Beautiful Valhalla OHV Trail right down the road. And got to hold an 8 day old puppy!
The boondocking site is so quiet and private and hosts are very pleasant! We would stay again if in the area.
We spent 2 nights and it was perfect! We were camping with our 8 year old grandson and we wanted to be close to Bayfield to take the ferry over to Madeline Island so we could do some biking. It is only a short drive to get to Bayfield from the site. We met Gina when we first arrived and found out that it was a short (1/4 mile or less) walk to a beautiful Wisconsin lake (Long Lake) and a great sandy beach. It was hot so we all went swimming both nights and it was wonderful. Jim and Gina are great hosts and gave us printed information when we arrived. DO NOT use your GPS to find the spot or to leave for your next destination. Jim saw us drive past their place with our travel trailer and actually chased after us to let us know that if we continued the way the GPS was taking us it would be a ruff go of it. We can't wait to swing buy again in the future to stay. Jim and Gina also had 4 day old puppies when we arrived, which made our grandson so excited.
I did not get a chance to meet Jim, but Gina was so amazingly NICE and hospitable. The address does not work on Google so I recommend you follow Gina's directions about how to find the spot.
The spot that I stayed on was very nice and far enough away to use my Generator, so that worked out very well. Gina supplied me with a very nice resource page to help me find local things in the are like Artesian water and a place to for sewage. The area is very nice and has so beautiful sights.
On my last day there, they let me use a printer and scanner which was very helpful to me! I did meet the white dog in the picture and she is very playful and sweet.
I was going to stay a few extra night but had to get back home earlier than I had planned. I recommend staying at a local RV park for 1 night, so that you can fill up with water and dump off trash. Then Gina can help you locate the sewage pump out and Artesian water.
Great experience and I am very grateful!
We spent two nights at Gina and Jims. There had been some mix up with our reservation as someone already had the camping spot so we were put closer to their buildings but under some pine trees. A great spot overlooking a small open grassy area where we saw some deer one morning. We were met at the driveway by Jim and Gina and they gave us options on where we could park. They were great hosts and they have a very quiet out of the way spot.
Great location, plenty of space and quiet, and incredibly kind hosts who even gave us a great list of local attractions. Thank you!
Our hosts have gone out of their way to see that we not only had a great place to camp but it showed us amenities in the area as well as gorgeous spots to visit. Definitely quiet and peaceful!
Thank you for sharing your woodland spot with us! It was a perfect location for exploring Washburn, Ashland, Bayfield and the Aposotle islands.
An easy drive to everything, yet secluded.
We had a fantastic hike to Lost Creek Falls, in Bayfield County, well worth it.
Friendly host and a warm welcome.
Gina-Jim saved us! We contacted them just hours before and they said, “Cone On!” They were so helpful. getting us to the spot. And, what a spot it was- lovely! Level, private, peaceful and quiet!!
Exactly as advertised and easy to find. Great location near the Apostle Islands. Overall a great experience and thanks for letting us stay.
Lovely hosts! Beautiful property! Close to Apostles Islands. This was our first BDW property to stay at and it was an amazing experience! We can’t wait to come back when it’s warmer to explore some more.
This is one of the quietest places we've stayed, it's right off a main road, but very lightly traveled in mid-September.
Gina-Jim were great hosts, they even gave us some brochures on the local area.
Just a short drive into town to Kayak around the Red Cliff's (we did a tour with bayfield kayak).
Gina-Jim were super nice to talk to and we wish them luck with their new property and all the upgrades they have planned!
Lovely couple, sweet dogs. Your secluded rest stop is tucked away in the woods, beauty and serenity abound, short walk to a beautiful lake w a great sunset view. Hosts were VERY helpful about what to see and do nearby. lots to do in the area.
A private area for camping, just across from Long Lake. It's an easy 1.6 mile hike around the lake. Gina was very helpful.
We got in after dark and Gina was very helpful in showing us where the site was by driving to us. She was very friendly and had errands for next day so we didn’t see her after that. The spot with gorgeous with so many stars in the sky! There was no ambient light from electricity anywhere in the area and very few cars going by. Wonderfully peaceful.
The spot is aptly named. It was quiet and peaceful and it was a great base for our Apostle Island excursions coming from Duluth. The hosts welcomed us and showed us around. The directions were right on and the spot was easy to find. It is convenient to Ashland, Washburn and Bayfield. The spot was leveled and we didn’t need to deploy our levelers. Overall a great experience and thank you for hosting us for a couple of nights.
Justus4250’s place is beautiful and quiet, exactly as advertised. A short ride to town with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Super nice, friendly and helpful, we will certainly stop in the next time we are up this way! Thanks so much!
Thanks to Justus 4250 for such a wonderful stay. The space was peaceful and was within walking distance to activities including a beautiful lake, beach and hiking. Thanks for your hospitality!
We were greeted warmly on the road as we came in. We were directed to our spot and it was very straight and level. We had a very quiet night! Definately would recommend for a stay close to US 2, Ashland, and the Apostle Islands. Thank you for your hospitality and good luck with your future endeavors!
The hosts here were very welcoming and provided us with great suggestions for what to see in the area as well as brochures. She showed my kids where to pick blueberries, let them pet her beautiful dogs, and had rock painting set up. We were totally unfamiliar with the area, but have definitely put it on our "need to return" list. This was an easy boondock site to pull in and out of even with an almost 40-foot rig. There are artesian wells in the area and a nearby campground where you can stop in for showers and Wifi. I didn't have cell service at the site, but I kind of prefer that! It's nice to disconnect for awhile. Driving down their road and coming over a rise and looking out over Lake Superior: WOW!
We had a great time visiting with these very friendly new hosts. Enjoyed watching the deer romp around in the mornings and evenings. Beautiful views And I enjoyed listening to the wind chimes. Be sure to visit Houghton falls preserve For an interesting hike through the ravine and out to Lake Superior. Hope to meet up with them again in our travels.
Our hosts were great people and we were surrounded by nature. Thank you for letting us stay
The boon docking site was just excellent! Nice long site in the trees. It’s basically across from a Lake NSF day park. There is a short hiking trail around the lake. The park has a nice beach, too. Gina was a gracious host who gave us a list of things to see, which we very much appreciated. We were there for 5 nights, and we can’t thank them enough!