Opposites attract! Husband and wife team who are just starting to enjoy camping adventures together. Chazz is very gregarious, while Vivian is not quite as outgoing, but both enjoy singing, music & art, flea markets, antique shops, sightseeing, and relaxing 'round the campfire!
Chazz plays guitar and percussion; also a welder who has created many large metal sculptures which are on the property and in places downtown.
Vivian can write and edit/proofread documents, design flyers, perform notary functions, take photos, light computer work, and enjoys singing.
A large dog and two cats, but we usually leave them home when we travel.
Mount Airy, North Carolina
we only had a short time with them due to work but seem very nice and hardly even knew they were there always welcomed back
Glad you came back by on your way home. Sorry we were out of town. Come back anytime you can. Looking forward to coming to visit Y’all in the spring. Love y’all
We enjoyed their stay. We visit NC a lot so plan on stopping by for some ice cream next time we are up there.
Another great visit with the Viv+Chazz! Great visit while dining on some great ice cream that they brought us.
What a wonderful, delightful fun couple to be around. We are so happy they came back for another visit.
Certainly by all means we wholeheartedly recommend Viv+Chazz. They are the most kind, considerate, generous and zany guests you could hope to host.
Chazz & Vivian were Awesome Boondockers. They were so pleasant & personable. We welcome them to return at their earliest opportunity. Great Christian friends & they invited us to their place later this year in North Carolina. Hurry back to see us We loved having y'all with us. .Dan & Donna
This was Viv+Chazz' first time as a Boondockers Welcome guest, and we were delighted to be their first host. We had a wonderful time getting a chance to meet Viv+Chazz. They took full advantage of visiting the local sights in our area. Extremely kind and considerate guests.
Viv+Chazz was kind enough to call while out shopping to see if there was anything in town that they could pick up for us.
We wholeheartedly recommend Viv+Chazz. And, we hope that they come back to visit us again soon. Now we are anxious to head to North Carolina and check out their ice cream stand and stay at their host site one day.
It was past season for the ice cream shop, but we had a wonderful stay. We immediately felt like family, not guests. An evening of relaxed conversation, travel stories, mutual love of music and common values made our stay so special. The nearby town of Mt Airy (Mayberry)and Pilot Mountain provided unending entertainment. We loved our stay and hope to visit again
A night here was exactly what we needed - thank you so much!
We had a great stay at Scoops Ice Cream, everybody was very friendly and helpful. We were only there for one night and the weather prevented us from exploring everything. We did enjoy some great ice cream but will have to come back to check out all the great sculptures and trails. My wife and I had a great time exploring Mount Airy's downtown. We missed out on the Porkchop Sandwich at Snappy's, will be planning to return soon to Scoops and Mt Airy.
We have been having a great time at Scoop's in Mt. Airy, home of Andy Griffith and Mayberry. Lots of things to see and do here. Chazz & Viv are great hosts. They are so generous and fun to hang out with. The ice dream us delicious!! We will stop here again in the future.
This is a “great stop” in more ways than one!! The host was super friendly and accommodating, the ice cream was delicious and plentiful and the creative garden is definitely worth a walk through!! Highly recommend staying here!!
The hosts were a joy to visit with. They have a great set up with water and electricity. The spot was mostly level. It was quiet and safe.
The hosts made sure we had all we needed and provided local insight into things to do in the area.
We absolutely recommend this place.
Oh...the ice cream sundaes were delicious.
We stayed here to avoid a hurricane before heading to the coast...we did not realize how fun Mount Airy and the surrounding area is. You will not regret staying here.
The site was quiet, peaceful, and level. We had good cell data reception (Verizon).
I can't begin to express how great a host Scoops Ice Cream & Such is. Viv+Chazz respond to communications VERY quickly making sure we knew exactly what to expect. Chazz was there every minute from the time we first arrived until we were parked and plugged into their power. He ensured we had enough water onboard offering to hook us up to his residence (declined as we had plenty). He was there in the morning to ensure I was able to safely exit onto the road.
The only thing that did not exceed my expectations was the ice cream - totally my fault. We arrived right at closing time, Viv said she would reopen the shop for us however we did not take her up on the most generous offer. You can be sure I will have the ice cream on my next visit!
Our heartfelt thanks to Viv+Chazz. We WILL be back
Viv+Chazz hosted our first Boondockers Welcome experience. It was also our first night ever in an RV besides the two nights in our home location without any water, hookups, or generator (immediately after purchasing the trailer). We made our Boondockers Welcome request on that second night in the RV. It was quite late. I didn’t know a photo of the rig was needed so had to run out in pitch black night to take an impromptu pic of the trailer (pic has since been replaced). We were so happy to get a near immediate acceptance response after placing the request. We exchanged a few messages with Viv+Chazz, all of which eased the stress we had after months of planning and anticipation. We got a reasonably early start on a short 300 mile first trip. It was such a relief to be greeted by Viv+Chazz as we arrived at their location, made so easy by the superb directions and image they had provided. Viv+Chazz guided us into their parking area, helped get electric and water connected (which Viv+Chazz so graciously provided) and asked if there was anything at all that they could help with. Their cordial assistance was such a relief at a time when we very much needed it. There is a wonderful short trail area with Viv+Chazz metal sculpture work and of course the amazing Ice Cream shop that they operate. It is such a quaint, friendly business, clearly catering to, and loved by, the community and passersby. The entrance slopes down to their parking so getting up onto the busy highway on departure appears challenging but Viv+Chazz was present the next morning to provide traffic control, allowing us to safely exit the parking area and get up onto the elevated busy highway. What a consummate host couple Viv+Chazz proved to be. We have the greatest appreciation and admiration for what they did for us. It truly helped ease much of our anxiety and helped us acclimate to the lifestyle. They told us that the wonderful hospitality they had received from Boondockers Welcome hosts was a big part of why they decided to offer their own hospitality as hosts. We could not be more appreciative. Our heartfelt thanks to these kind, generous hosts.
Did not get to meet them, but great communication made us feel welcomed. Clean and nice place. Would love to be back
A lovely and interesting place this is !
What more can you ask for? I loved hanging out at the ice cream shop while I was parked in the lower lot. The locals are very friendly and will just strike up a conversation. The hosts are fantastic. Very accommodating and when they are not busy can tell you all about the area. I stayed here so I could be close to Mount Airy for Mayberry Days. I would definitely stay here again.
I arrived late in the evening and stayed at the back parking lot which was large and empty. There was a little bit of road noise but the stay was safe and quiet. We sampled the ice cream at Scoops which was truly delicious! Scoops ice cream was quite the venue, its rustic with seating and hanging lights, it was like a hippy hangout, very cool and laid back.
The next day we had breakfast at the Copper Pot restaurant which was a short drive away. Downtown Mt. Airy was a short distance away. We had a delightful day there looking at the stores, and going on the patrol car tour. This was a great place to Boondock if visiting Mt. Airy or if you are stopping over on your way to another destination.