Age: 65+

Member since January 2014

Marcel Retired Sales, Francine retired school teacher

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We are both retired enjoy hosting BDW members met very nice people exchanged a lot of stories and learned a lot from some seasoned Rvers

Skills & Expertise to Share

Well stocked work shop, lots of time on my hands

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marcel1696's Hometown

South Glengarry

marcel1696's Guest Details

marcel1696's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

27 feet long

2006 Triple E Regency 27ft.

marcel1696's Travel Preferences

  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

marcel1696 Has 1 Host Location

on the hill

South Glengarry, ON, CA
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marcel1696's References (26)

References from Hosts (6)


May 2018

Great Time

Marcel and Francine are very friendly people and a pleasure to host.

Marcel spent some time with us as his laptop was giving him grief so we got that fixed up for him so he could log in again and use it.

Short stay and they were up and on the road by 7 am.


July 2017

We had a quick visit

marcel1696 made a quick night stop with us arrived in the evening and left early, They are very friendly and neat,

We highly recommend them!


July 2016

2 days of rest

I had the privilege to stay with Marcel..The best of the best ..


June 2016

Great Guests!!

These folks stayed one night. We enjoyed getting to know them and learn about their
travels. Shared a nice breakfast before they continued on their adventure.
Absolutely recommend these folks!

Terry and Malcolm

October 2014

Very Nice Couple

Marcel and Francine stopped in for a night Oct. 7 or 8 2014. I wasn't home but my wife, Terry, was there to greet them. She says they are great people and really enjoyed talking with them. They were on the move so they only stayed one night. Wish I'd been there!

Odonata Rules

September 2014

Pleasant folks

Communicated well, were on time, very pleasant to visit with. Welcome back any time!

References from Guests (20)


November 2019

Great Hosts!!

Our hosts were very accommodating, friendly and gave us lots of helpful tips (us newbies needed them!!). The location was easy to find and the parking was a great level spot with ample room to turn around. I highly recommend these hosts.


October 2019

Perfect location and perfect host

We stayed here durijg our time neqr Montreal and ottawa. It was perfect. Close enough to visit both.
The spot was easy to get in and out of. Tons of space and hook ups provided.
Our hosts were wonderful. We had a few great conversations and he helped me with a few issues with the trailer. We would definitely visit again.


September 2019


We spent two nights with Marcel and Francine. They have a beautiful level spot to park our fifth wheel, they have 30 amp electric available, the first night we didn't need it, but, the second day it got pretty hot so we took advantage of it! They are wonderful hosts they invited into their home and Marcel shareda wealth of information on New Finland. If your in the area stop in and spend a night or two.


September 2019

Amazing Hospitality

Thank you so much Francine and Marcel for hosting us. The RV parking area was level and overlooked a large, beautiful meadow. We enjoyed our visit and wish you all the best for your future plans. Our dog, Hedley, thanks you as well.


August 2019

Amazing hospitality

We were so very warmly welcomed by our amazing hosts. After a 3 hour visit where we learned a lot about what to expect in Newfoundland (where we are headed), we enjoyed a peaceful night on this lovely property. Could not ask for better.


August 2019

Tranquil beauty

We had the most wonderful stay On The Hill. We enjoyed the great conversation during our visit as well as the opportunity to learn more about boondocking. We loved to hear of travels from these great people. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful location.

MT Nesters

August 2019

Like visiting old friends.

Such a warm and inviting reception. These seasoned campers and boondockers have seen it all. We enjoyed sharing our common camping and career stories.


July 2019

Congenial Hosts

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful country property with lots of room for our dogs to roam. Marcel and Francine are delightful hosts. We enjoyed chatty with them about the area and places that we all have gone to in the past. Marcel had even prepared a campfire for us! We highly recommend this site!


July 2019

Wonderful hosts!

Marcel1696 are wonderful host. They are very welcoming and made us feel at home. They treated our children like their own. They have a beautiful and peaceful lot of land. This was our first Boondocking experience and it exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this location for anyone passing through the area. Thank you so much we appreciate your hospitality.


June 2019

a lovely spot

On the hill is a wonderful overnight spot with great people. They have a wealth of knowledge on RVing and boon docking. We would definitely stay there again.


June 2019

Great Hosts

Marcel and Francine were very welcoming hosts. They have a beautiful, large site. Great for frisbee. They invited in for conversation and to watch the basketball game. We had a wonderful evening. Many thanks.


August 2018

Wish we could've stayed longer

We had a great stay. Marcel and Francine were gracious hosts and made us feel right at home. It was a beautiful and quiet spot. Our 3 year old had a great time playing with their grandson's toys and didn't want to leave. We highly recommend them.


August 2017

The Best first boondocking experience

What a beautiful spot to spend the night. Wonderful hosts making us very welcome and passing on travelling stories and tips. Hope to visit again someday. Thank you.

The Hartmans

August 2017

Wonderful first experience

We had a very warm, welcoming introduction to boondocking at Marcel's. Their beautiful well kept property was easy to locate and access. Marcel shared his valuable knowledge of RV Traveling and as new rv owners, we appreciate his insight. We highly recommend this location and this wonderful couple as hosts.


July 2017

A pleasant quiet stay

We had a pleasant quiet night with marcel1696 in their serene rural setting.
Lots of good stories and advice about Newfoundland boondocking.
We would be glad to return.


May 2017

Wonderful and peaceful

We had a wonderful stay with Marcel and his wife. They were very generous and hooked us up to water and electricity. Beautiful area and nice and quiet. We enjoyed our conversations and got lots of tips for our adventure to Newfoundland. Big thank you!


August 2015

Great People

We stayed one night with these people. Had a great conversation on their deck. Excellent parking spot with electricity supplied. We will highly recommend this Boondocking spot.


June 2015

Friendly couple

We stayed one night with Marcel and Francine and very much enjoyed our chatting on their back porch. The site was level and we really appreciated being able to have hydro. Very beautiful property! Loved their dog Dakoka.
We also appreciated the recommendation of seeing the burned Church 2 kms from their home as well as the information about Hwy 30 which by-passed Montreal. (We were on our way to Shediac, NB).
We'd recommend this boondocking site to others.
Richard, Maddy (and our dog, Teddy).


October 2014

very helpful

Marcel and his wife were not home when we arrived, as they had to make an emergency trip to the hospital in Ottawa. They left a note on the door indicating when they would return and where to park. We spent a little time talking to them in the evening and then quite an extensive conversation the next morning before leaving. They have a lovely friendly dog, Dakota, so we got our "doggie fix" also. Great hosts.


October 2014

Nice folks

We connected by email and exchanged several letters. The property is beautiful and Marcel and Francine (and Dacota) were very friendly.
I would recommend marcel any time.
Suzan and Art