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Age: 65+

Member since November 2019

retired farmers

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Since we are retired farmers we, of course, love working outside as much as possible. We worry that the grass is not green enough and the flowers do not bloom long enough. We have set aside a small area in our backyard that will accommodate 2 larger units.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My husband is a jack of all trades having been a farmer his whole life. Or as he would say jack of some trades.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

So far we have only camped in the National Forests around us and of course at my sisters. We love her spot.

djkrenz's Hometown

Our mailing address is Bemidji, MN and we live in the Chippewa National Forest with a new blacktop road at the end of our driveway.

djkrenz Has 1 Host Location

Red Pine Drive

bemidji, MN, US
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djkrenz's References (26)

References from Guests (26)


September 2021

Lovely area, nice folks

Our stay here was wonderful. The folks here were most accommodating, and invited us to their patio for a nice chat. The site is very level (we didn't even check to see if we needed leveling) and within state forest property. In other words - quiet. If/when we're in the area again, we'll check here first.


September 2021

Near the Headwaters of the Mississippi

First I must apologize for this late reference! Our internet connection was not good the first couple of days out and then I completely forgot to follow up and give the reference! These folks deserved better than that! They were quick to respond to my texts, had a beautiful and easy spot to park our camper, gave excellent directions, and then we chatted into the evening about all sorts of things. They have made extra efforts to arrange the parking area to be friendly to their visitors. This is a beautiful part of the state of MN and these folks are great BW hosts!! Warm regards to them and their future encounters.


August 2021

Very nice hosts

We feel like we came as campers and left as good friends! What a beautiful property to call home while visiting the area. Lots of local knowledge to be gathered from the hosts! Would highly recommend!


August 2021

Serenaded by wolves!

Wonderful setup and hosts..concur 100% with all other reviews!!


August 2021


A very nice experience here. Good conversation and surroundings. Lots of farm 🚜 talk between the men. I highly recommend this member.sent


August 2021

A very quiet and relaxing stop

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We did a day trip every day to different places in the area. We had a nice chat with the hosts in the evenings and enjoyed our very quiet parking spot.


August 2021

Great hosts and Great location

Our hosts were so friendly, we enjoyed talks on their patio in their lovely back yard. We enjoyed (even our leash trained cat) their many walking trails and the peace and quiet of their property! Lovely all around!


August 2021

Lovely people, lovely location

We were only here one night, but they made us feel at home. Plenty of space to park and they even have an electric hook-up that they insisted we use. It was quite nice to have electric to run the air conditioning. We spent the evening enjoying conversation on their patio. Thank you for a lovely stay!


July 2021

Great spot in Bemidji

This is a wonderful couple who really made me feel at home. They guided me into a spacious site in a quiet area behind the house. We enjoyed a good conversation on their patio and they told me about the principal sights in the area: the headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca about an hour west, and a CCC Camp Robineau (one of only three camps of this type on the National Historic Register) about 15 minutes east. D. is very helpful and helped me use my new torque wrench.

Quiet Farm

July 2021

Lovely place...lovely people

Thank you, thank you for the wonderful stay we had at your little "hideaway".... Eldon and I really loved our visits on the two nights we were there.. Thanks for the eggs too.. So far, you two have been the highlight for our boondocker you know the visits are important..We used to belong to Friendship Force and the same motto applies..."A world of friends, a world of peace." Certainly is a small world beings we already boondocked with J's sister which is located in our area and we did not learn about this until we arrived at their place.


July 2021

AMAZING Boondockers

My husband and I are full time RV’rs and we have stayed at so many locations throughout the country and had superb experiences. These hosts are BEYOND amazing! I would have to rate them as one of the best experiences we have had. They completely welcomed us and their property was beautiful and totally accommodating. We have a 32 ft fifth wheel and an 8 ft truck bed and there was plenty of room to maneuver and a large turn around at the end. The property is super secluded deep amongst the woods and close to many great state parks and amenities. Please make it a priority to stop and meet this lovely couple! You will not be disappointed. I even left with a dozen fresh chicken eggs!!! So loved this place :)


June 2021

Kind Host

Very kind and generous. The spot was out quite far, butthat is boondocking


June 2021

Awesome quiet spot near Bemidji

Hosts are welcoming and friendly. Plenty of room for even the largest rigs. Quiet and wooded spot. Convenient to Bemidji. Five stars!


May 2021

Gracious, lovely hosts

We so enjoyed our visit with our hosts. They were so kind and welcoming and the site was an excellent place to stop in the northern Minnesota woods. Thank you so much—you are wonderful hosts!


October 2020

Beautiful Spot, Friendly Greeting

This was a perfect overnight spot. The parking site was well marked, right beside a 30 amp connection and in a beautiful setting. As we pulled up, the hosts came out and greeted us, making us feel welcome. We left before we saw life in the house, and didn’t want to wake them to say thank you, but it was a great stay. The exit was a loop, so we never had to disconnect our towed vehicle. Thank you!


September 2020

A lovely visit

This was the perfect place to enjoy a few nights' rest in a quiet area of MN. Itasca State park is about 45 min away and the town of Bemidji has everything anyone would need. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the hosts! They were so helpful and just a joy to talk with. The property is very accommodating to maneuver your camper around with very little backing up! I highly recommend staying at Red Pine Drive!

Terry and Malcolm

August 2020

Charming couple

I stayed one night at their beautiful home. They offered me power and internet (and fresh cucumbers!) from the garden. Very quiet level spot; beautifully landscaped. Had a nice time talking with them as well. Highly recommend.


August 2020

AMAZING stay with the nicest people you will ever meet!!

This was our first stay using boondockerswelcome, but we have been RVing for years. In all our years of RVing and camping we have never had a more welcoming stay. We were greeted like old friends and amazed by the beauty of their manicured camping area which is in the middle of the forest but perfected through likely thousands of hours of attention to detail in their landscaping. When we pulled into the area we were greeted and I heard a hissing sound coming from the area of out fifth wheel. Turns out we picked up a nail in one of our camper tires on the way to their place. The host's husband came out right away and insisted on helping me change the tire. Within minutes he had a jack and tools at my trailer and we had it changed out in about 5 minutes. He then told me of some local shops to get the screw out and the tire plugged. We went to town and the shop had it fixed in 10 minutes and insisted that the repair was free!! No more mishaps after this and the rest of the stay was amazing. The host stopped by later and brought us some freshly picked vegetables from her garden. We were made to feel like old friends or family the whole time, it really was the royal treatment!! Never had such a great experience before, these people are amazing!


August 2020

Gracious Hosts - Lovely Site!

Beautiful property with woods and green abounding. Tucked away though accessible to so much including lots of options for kayaking, biking, walking and shopping. Our hosts were truly helpful and were invested in our comfort and enjoyment. It was such a pleasure getting to know them. The site comes with access to water, electric hook-up and even WiFi!


August 2020

Beautiful park-like site

We stayed two nights with Red Pine. The hosts have a beautiful park-like setting in the forest. They were incredibly gracious hosts. Additionally, they offered 130 amp electrical hook-up. We took advantage of that. They offered water hook-up but we didn't need it. My wife and I highly recommend this Boondockers to all subscribers.


July 2020

Terrific back yard stay!

These hosts made us feel like we were home! We got the wrong drive to go directly to the site, but this couple corrected us and we were shown right where they wanted us to park in the shade. They supplied a 30 amp connection, but as the weather turned cool, we did not need to run the air conditioner. After supper, they came down to our motorhome and talked about our travel experiences. As we talked, both of us agreed that part of our travel plans were to go to the International Peace Garden in Dunseith, North Dakota and they did a wonderful job of preparing us. They also suggested that we back track several miles to CCC Camp Rabideu, and take an alternative route north to to Superior, Wisconsin, which we did. We are so pleased how they added to our trip.

July 2020


The hosts were fantastic. Had a great visit with them. Nice open and quiet area. Would stay again if in the area.


July 2020

Wonderful place, great hosts!

The area is beautiful, lovely trees. Campsite is great, level, grassy, with electrical hookup. We had a wonderful time visiting with the hosts. They are helpful, friendly, and very kind. We will stop again if we are in this area.


June 2020

Great spot in the woods!

Super nice people and great hosts. Plenty of room. We had a great time visiting and toured some cool locations suggested by the hosts.


June 2020

Pleasant stay

The hosts were wonderful people and we enjoyed chatting with them. The location was great. We enjoyed a walk around the property. We wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely recommend.


May 2020

Quite and Relaxing

I was greeted by the hosts and directed to one of the two spaces available in their backyard. Plenty of room and good access. They were very accommodating as I had to change my arrival date by a week without any problems.
I enjoyed my stay with the quite and serene surroundings provided by these two wonderful hosts.