Age: 65+

Member since January 2013

Retired and have been enjoying the boondocking life for a few years now. Been travelling and exploring Canada & the eastern, south central and western U.S.

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We have a home situated on 46 acres (mostly treed) with extensive gardens which keeps us fairly occupied. I enjoy woodturning and gardening but look forward to more time on the road exploring Canada & the U.S. We previously owned and operated a historical Bed & Breakfast so hospitality is also part of our experiences. We now own and operate the 'Stone Cottage Gallery' here on our property offering unique wood turned gifts including "magic wands" one of a kind pens, bowls, vases plus water colour paintings & barn quilts.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Enjoy woodturning, golfing and gardening, general handyman skills. Have always enjoyed cooking, hospitality and sharing experiences with people.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

Have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences to date with many boondockers as well as hosting many as well.We have also stayed in Casinos, Walmarts, Cracker Barrel restaurants. The boondocking experience seems to fit well with how we prefer to travel.

cossack1's Hometown

Prince Edward County is an Island community in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Home to dozens of wineries, various arts and cultural venues, wonderful restaurants, Sandbanks Provincial Park and home to the PEC Barn Quilt Trails.

cossack1's Guest Details

cossack1's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

1 feet long

Currently without a vehicle

cossack1's References (45)

References from Hosts (23)


September 2018

Nice folks

Nice people , stayed over one night . Had a short visit with them , just the camper you would hope for . Cheers to them


June 2018

Pickleball champ!

Enjoyed having Ron stay with us while during his nearby Pickleball (never heard of this sport before!) tournament. Look forward to returning the favor and staying at his location in Prince Edward county.


April 2018

Adventure seekers, fun people

Enjoyed meeting Ron & Pat...they are welcome back anytime!


February 2018

Good experience

Great meeting you. Easy to host. Have great adventures!


January 2018

Very Nice Couple

Cossack 1 were great fun to talk with. Very nice couple.. friendly and enthusiastic. Their Motor-home took up almost no room and they were respectful about making use of our electric and water. They were almost never here, hopping around and exploring San Diego. Would welcome them back any time or recommend them to any Boondockers location.

Cal n Judie

January 2018

Very nice couple

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hosting them. A very nice couple and look forward to connecting with them in the future.

A former member

January 2018

Super nice, quiet, and friendly couple.

Ron and Pat became my good friends before they had to depart. I very much enjoyed their company, conversation and especially the shrimp stir fry that they cooked up for dinner one evening. I thoroughly enjoyed their visit and hope to someday see them again.


January 2018

Delightful and interesting

They were so interested in what the area offers and in their hosts. They showed their appreciation and were as considerate as they come. The welcome mat is out whenever they choose to return.


October 2017

Great guests

Very nice couple , We hope to meet again in our travels out east. They opened our eyes to some new sights even in our area!


October 2017

Great visitors

It was nice to visit briefly with Cossack1. They checked with us plenty of time ahead, and reminded us earlier in the day when they were arriving.

Sorry it was after a long day on the road, and we also had to head back off to school and work in the morning. Thanks for the stop and Happy Trails. Hope to see you again.

Thanks, Dale & Annie


September 2017

Enjoyed catching up again

A return visit and we were so pleased to have you. You're such an easy guest and welcome back any time.


October 2016

Wonderful couple

I hosted the Cossack's for an evening this October. They are the nicest couple you could ever meet. For my first hosting, I couldn't have had better guests.
He and I share a common interest in woodworking so we spent a good deal of time in the shop talking. I look forward to visiting them one day soon. Go PEC Barn Quilts They are beautiful.


October 2016

Enjoyed our visit. Come back anytime.

We first hosted Cossack1 a few years ago when he was here by himself. As promised, he returned this week and brought his wife. They travel the same way we do (mostly boondocking) and it was so good to hear in person about their many great Boondockers Welcome experiences, both as guests and hosts. Randy and I really enjoyed your visit. Hope you enjoyed your time in Elora. Come back anytime.


October 2016

Gracious guests

We hosted Cossack1 and his wife for a single evening. Unfortunately, damp, chilly weather kept us all inside most of the evening, but we did enjoy a brief chat. They were quiet, well mannered guests and are welcome back should they travel this way again.


June 2016

Nice couple!

Spent a delightful evening with Cossak1! Lots of good tips and encouragement for us wannabes! Hope to visit them on our travels!


March 2016

A welcome overnighter

Linda and I were pleased to have hosted Ron for a night on his way out west. Wish he could have stayed several days to get a feel for this area. Perhaps next time we'll get to meet his wife as well. We'd welcome cossack1 back to BD with us anytime. David

Snuffy's Tree farm

September 2015

Very nice and interesting couple

They camped here for one night on their way to places of adventure and we enjoyed their company. Highly recommend them.


April 2015

Great Guests

Ron and Pat stayed for one night. They were the first people we have hosted. They were delightful to talk with and we would love to have them return. We also look forward to the day we can visit them in Canada.


March 2015

Such a great time

We had such a nice time with these fellow boondockers! Ron and Pat had such great stories and lots of knowledge to help us once we get on the road full timing. They are always welcome back if they should get to Florida again. We were given a beautiful geranium as an appreciation gift. It is beautiful, and I will think of them when I look at it.


March 2015

Great guests

Ron and Pat were great guests.
They are welcome back anytime!!!


March 2015

Very nice quiet visitors

Very pleasant and quiet couple. I wouldn't even know I had company if I didn't look out the window. Left a zero footprint. A real asset to the Boondockers community.


September 2013

Welcome Back Any Time!

We just hosted Cossack1 for two nights and really enjoyed his company. You're welcome back any time - hopefully, your wife can join you next time. I hope you enjoyed your walks through Elora and that we were able to answer your questions about winter travels in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico - maybe we'll meet up down there one day!


May 2013

Good time with travelers

"rented" out our driveway stall to a fantastic couple from Ontario this past weekend. Had a nice night getting to know them and we were glad we could provide them with a safe free place to stop for few nights on their travels near our home.

References from Guests (22)


September 2019


Had a great stay , amazing gardens and amazing hosts!!

Doug Amey

August 2019

Better homes and Gardens place

Our hosts the cossacks1 and their very helpful son will always be remembered so very fondly!...we have stayed in other boondockers welcome locations and this one stands out, not only for how gracious our hosts were but for the spectacular home and gardens.
We will always have very fond memories of this stay,....thanks so much Dougmeister


August 2019

Tripalot spent the night of Aug. 16th at CroftonShire

We were greeted warmly by our host and shown where to park and plug into electricity. It was a pleasant stop after a long hectic drive. We enjoyed looking at the many flower beds and relaxing by the fish pond and watching the curious fish and the many butterflies.
We would stop here again if in the area.



August 2019

Nice space & nice people

This was a very lovely, conveniently located place to stay for a couple of nights. We spent our time exploring areas on the map provided by our hosts!
We went to the sand dunes (a must see) and to the towns of Wellington and Picton, also went to the lake on the mountain (another must see)!!
Would definitely stay again!


June 2019

Garden of delight

Gracious hosts Ron and Pat shared their community, their stories and their wonderful gardens with us. A delightful and entertaining couple, they were a pleasure to meet and visit.


June 2019

Great location and hosts

Beautiful location and generous hosts. We booked for two days and had to cancel the first night because of some technical issues, but on arrival Ron was quite happy to extend the invitation for a second night. We spent a couple of hours chatting about RVs and their extensive travels and favourite locations in Arizona and Tennessee. Quiet, and peaceful with wonderful gardens to explore.

Denis and Nathalie

May 2019

Another great stay!

This was our second stay at Cossak1’s boondocking location and we enjoyed it as much as the first one! Our hosts warmly greeted us upon our arrival and made sure we felt right at home. This time, we wanted to go to a farmers’ market and do some hiking. They suggested some trails and a famers market. And once again, we had two peaceful nights on their lovely property and each morning, we had breakfast while listening to the birds. Thank you so much to these fantastic hosts!


April 2019

Good relaxing time

Thx for that good relaxing time. I slept as a baby. This place is very silent, I will come back again for sure!


August 2018

Fantasticfirst experience

It was our first experience with boondocking and we where so happy to do it whit Ron and Pat.
Great people and à fantastic place. Hope we will come back again.
Merci à nos hôtes pour leur accueil chaleureux et généreux dans un environnement enchanteur. Nous recommandons fortement ces hôtes.


August 2018

Wonderful stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Ron and Pat. We would highly recommend staying at their lovely property. They were very gracious and accommodating and we appreciated that they allowed us to camp at their home, and enjoyed talking with them. A great stay!


August 2018

Crofton Shire was amazing!!

The hosts of Crofton Shire were very welcoming, hospitable and wonderful. Equally wonderful was the property - and what a property it was!! Do take advantage of the walking trails as they have been lovingly created by the hosts with a couple of surprises along the way - including a Shire and a magical forest!!. Crofton Shire was centrally located for our travels within the Prince Edward County and I wouldn't hesitate to go back there another time. Thank you!!


July 2018

Amazing Hosts. Beautiful place. Loved everything about my short stay!

Thank you very much for having me on such a short notice. It's been a real pleasure to visit your beautiful gardens and trails. It's such a lovely place that you have! Thanks for all the kind words and advices. I couldn't hope for a better start to my trip! Until next time...


September 2017

Beautiful area

Thank you for letting us stay.hope to repay the experience when you get to muskoka.


August 2017

Welcoming and friendly!

Our hosts were very friendly and made us feel very welcomed! The site is quiet, clean and well-maintained. We had a very good experience here and would gladly recommend them for future guests.
The night skies here great for star-gazing (a fantastic experience for urban dwellers, which we are)!

Thanks very much for a great introduction to the RV'ing world!

Denis and Nathalie

July 2017

Wonderful hosts and boondocking location!

We stayed two peaceful nights at Cossak1’s boondocking location. Our RV was parked beside their beautifully landscaped backyard. In the morning, we would enjoy our breakfast while looking at their lovely garden and watching all the birds coming to the feeders. Cossak1 were wonderful hosts! We wanted to go cycling in the area and they suggested some less traveled roads with scenic views. We really had a great time cycling on these roads! We also talked to them about an upcoming road trip and they gave us good advice on finding boondocking sites along the way. We highly recommend this welcoming couple as hosts!

Flurin and Yvonne

June 2017

quiet and beautiful

cossack1 hosted us for a night and it was very pleasant. we had supper on his picnictable and talked about our travels.
the location is beautiful with the garden to walk and the birds in the morning.


July 2016

Beautiful place!

For my first boondocking experience it was the perfect place to be! Beautiful place and amazing hosts :)


June 2016

Wonderful overnighter

Such a gracious couple and a beautiful site. I was lucky enough to be there for an Art Show too, Memorable.


August 2015

beautiful spot to park for a few nights

We were welcomed warmly to their lovely property and told to enjoy the gardens and trails - a treat to be sure.



July 2015

Fabulous hosts

We were hosted by Cossack1 and had a wonderful stay on their beautiful property. So sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you Ron, hope you are feeling better now! Thank you both so much for a great trip.


August 2014

A great place to stay

Our first boondocking experience. The hosts accepted to have both my friend's and our motorhome at their place. Our hosts were not there for our visit, I guess they were boondocking somewhere! They seem to be very nice people (I met the neighbours) and they have a beautiful home and garden, very quiet place where you can relax and rest before visiting the surroundings. Many wineries to visit in the regions of Prince Edward County.

Would have liked to meet them but just being at their home, we know them already just by the way the created their gardens.


A former member

July 2013

Boondocking with Cossack1

Enjoyed a one night boondocking experience. An interesting & hospitable couple.