LittleItaly

Age: 65+

Member since November 2019

I'm a retired teacher, enjoying "time-out"

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Widower who is enjoying each day. Caring for the land He has given me the responsibility for. Looking forward to seeing this country.

Skills & Expertise to Share

74 years of living skills
I can juggle

LittleItaly's Pets

Just an inside and outside cat who do not travel.

LittleItaly's Hometown

Little Italy, Arkansas about 20 minutes from Little Rock.

LittleItaly's Guest Details

LittleItaly's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

20 feet long

I have a 2020 Micro Minnie Winnebago towed by a grey 2015 Honda Pilot

LittleItaly's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

LittleItaly Has 1 Host Location

Alta Vista

Roland, AR, US
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LittleItaly's References (64)

References from Hosts (1)

n9wdq

September 2020

Italy?

We enjoyed our visit from Little Italy, even though it was too short and not much Italian ;-) He had good stories to share and we enjoyed a nice meal. Hopefully we can visit with him at his host site in the near future as it is on our path to Texas or westward. We look forward to return visits.


References from Guests (63)

DeeMontez

October 2021

Wonderful host

He is so friendly. He waited by the entrance and guide us where to park. He also help my husband to back in the stall. Very nice and quiet place.


KimPhil

September 2021

Great over night stay!

We had a great rest at Alta Vista. The host was welcoming! We enjoyed a chat while setting up and before departing. It was a quick stop. He provided electric hookup and water. We decided not to hookup water, for quick hookup in morning. He is a very nice host in a beautiful part of the country!


Glen DreamnRvn

September 2021

Heart of Gold Host

Little Italy was an awesome host with a heart of gold. He invited me along on his morning walk with his grand dog. When I mentioned my walking sticks were broken he made me one out of Hickory. I love it. I plan on hiking more now that I have a great walking stick to assist me. I really enjoyed the quietness, his thoughtfulness, and being able to sit and chat and get to know each other. It’s a little off the beaten path but well worth it. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back for another visit/stay. Thanks my new friend. May you and your family be richly blessed.😊


thatskoolbus

September 2021

Highly Recommend!

We highly recommend staying here! The host is warm, friendly, and welcomed us as if we were members of his own family. He was incredibly accommodating and even welcomed us ahead of schedule due to our need to evacuate lour previous destination due to Hurricane Ida. He lives on a beautiful piece of property in a quiet neighbor. We enjoyed learned about the history of his neighborhood and can’t wait to visit again! We highly recommend staying here.


TheMcLains

August 2021

Absolutely wonderful stay!

The owner is an amazing host. He spent time telling us about the area and where we should visit. He actually got us info on things to do around Little Rock.

He was super accommodating and we will definitely be back to visit again. He just made us feel like family.


BethS

August 2021

Such a lovely visit

The host is the nicest and most interesting person! The location is beautiful. My dog and I hiked the on-site trail with the host and his dog and walked along the roads next to the location. The host and I visited the local winery and the Little Italy museum, and had a yummy chili dinner. All and the host were fantastic. This is a visit for the "best memories" book. I'm so glad I stayed there.


elderauble

August 2021

Friendliest guy you will ever meet.

Great location. We loved seeing the fireflies at night and the stars were so clear and incredible. The host went with us on a little hike right there on the property. He is knowledgeable about the plants in the area. He is super friendly and kind.


takepaws

August 2021

Back again! :)

LittleItaly is a joy to visit! Super gracious host, lovely conversations and just all-round good people! We’ll be back (again) next time we’re in the area!


brannose

August 2021

Wonderful gentleman host

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista. Our host was very kind and sharing and we enjoyed visiting with him. It was a very quiet, peaceful night.


MSkirving

July 2021

Oasis and hospitality for weary travelers :)

Large level manicured area for maneuvering a big rig… room for grandkids and our dog to explore. Appreciated the 30 amp hookup and water. Friendly and gracious host went out of his way to make sure we were welcomed and comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer!! Maybe next time tho.


dgolembeski

July 2021

Put Little Italy on your list if you are traveling through Arkansas

What a wonderful stay I had! Wonderful host, very interesting to speak with. 30 amp power and water. Bring your frisbee and play disc golf on the property. Walk through the woods down to the stream. Take a bike ride on the roller coaster perfectly paved low traffic road. 2 bars of Verizon service. Friendly cat and dog on site. Catholic church within 300 yards. Park in the shade of tall pines, with benches and chairs provided. I plan to return someday.


takepaws

June 2021

Alta Vista is where you want to be!

Beautiful property, beyond gracious host! Our host is amazing! We've had several enjoyable chats with him. Despite a crazy wet June, I would not have wanted to miss this stay (THUNDER CRASH). I understand that this is is a wetter than usual June For Arkansas. That said, we will definitely return to Alta vista For future trips. THANKS for a great stay!


maerajoy

June 2021

Absolutely delightful

First experience with Boondockers Welcome, couldn’t have been better! A more genuinely kind and generous human being would be hard to find. This property reflects the heart that lives on it, full of beauty and peace. Lots of space to explore on foot, disk golf course, abundant biking in the area and dog friendly property. There is a creek, mowed paths through the wildflowers and berries and lots of birds. Great sunset through the trees and even better conversation! I look forward to a return trip!


CampingKennedyClan

May 2021

Wonderful place to relax

We really enjoyed it. Friendly host, and a beautiful piece of property for us to park our RV on.


CampingKennedyClan

May 2021

Loved it!

Great place! Fabulous host and friendly atmosphere. Kids really enjoyed it as well.


Changed_Lanes

April 2021

Lovely man. Lovely place.

Host was very gracious and kind. Beautiful setting. Lovely area Little Italy. Great overall area to bike, hike, and explore -- Little Rock has good shopping (Whole Foods & Trader Joe's), a very interesting cemetery, biking, and we enjoyed touring the Capital; we also enjoyed spending a day hiking and exploring Petit Jean State Park. We hope to go back to see and experience more.


BrendaGardner

April 2021

I loved staying at Little Italy

Doc and I had a wonderful time staying in Little Italy. It was a beautiful place and very relaxing. The host was very nice and accommodating. We really appreciate him letting us stay on his property.


namastewarrior77

April 2021

A Gem Outside of Little Rock!

I’m truly grateful for a wonderful, safe place to stay and enjoy the outdoors. Little Italy has went above and beyond with making me feel welcome and helping me with my RV. I had an issue and we conquered it together. I am definitely coming back. I highly recommend others to visit this quaint area outside of Little Rock. It’s a gem! Little Italy has set the bar so high, I’m not sure I will ever have this great of an experience anywhere else. Most of all, I’m happy I’ve made a new friend for life and thankful to God for our paths crossing.


namastewarrior77

March 2021

Loved My First Boondocker Experience

Staying at Little Italy’s place has been a huge blessing and peaceful for me and my animals. It has been the perfect get away from state parks and RV parks. I went out of my comfort zone and boy, am I glad I went for it. Little Italy is a true pleasure to talk to and share stories with. He has made me and Daisy feel welcome! We have gone on walks with his grand dog. We have enjoyed the beautiful farm and the refreshing creek. Daisy loooooved to swim in the creek every time we went on our walks. There was electric, good tasting water and ample space to set up and for Daisy to play in the yard. After arriving, Little Italy provided brochures and maps for my mountain biking and hiking adventures. What a kind & thoughtful thing to do!! Pinnacle Mountain (great mountain bike trails) and Rattlesnake Mountain are 20-30 minutes away. Little Rock is 30 minutes away. It was far out enough to enjoy nature but close enough to civilization if you needed to go to the store. Cell reception was great with AT&T and moderate with Verizon. I will definitely be coming back to stay here in the future!!


fifthwheelsthecharm

March 2021

Little Italy was a delight

Staying in the large yard of Little Italy felt like visiting with family. The mountainous sunset, convenient hookups, and sweet hospitality (including coloring books for our children) made us wish we had more than one day to stay. Thank you Little Italy for your generosity. We hope to visit again! ❤️


TheMorleys

February 2021

Great area and host!

A big thank you to LittleItaly for hosting us! We ran into some inclement weather on the way which delayed our arrival until after dark. He was kind enough to be waiting at the driveway for us with lights so we could easily see where we were going, and assisted us in setting up in freezing temps. So kind! The location is beautiful and quiet, with a large forested area that we enjoyed walking our dog in. Unfortunately the weather was cold and icy during our stay so didn't get a huge opportunity to visit or explore more, but hopefully there will be a next time to do so. While secluded, I also had enough service to work and do video calls throughout the day (we have Verizon cell service and a T-Mobile/Sprint hotspot, both had around 2-3 bars during our trip). Thanks again to LittleItaly for a lovely stay!


GingerBrit

January 2021

Hidden gem

You wont want to miss this stop if you are visiting the Hot Springs or just traveling through Arkansas. Alta Vista is an awesome spot atop a beautiful mountain with trails going down towards a river, lots of land to stretch out and even a disk golf course! Our host was very helpful and just an all around wonderful guy! He even joined us for a round of disc golf. If you like hiking, the west summit trail up pinnacle mountain is a must! Beautiful views and right down the road from the campsite. We would stay again in a heartbeat when coming back through. Many thanks LittleItaly!!


TJShenValley

January 2021

The best!

A delightful visit with a generous host and master story teller. A little too chilly for campfire chats but we believe there will be a next time.


jeriedmonds

January 2021

Mountain top experience

We had a great good fortune of going up some incredible winding roads on an Arkansas mountain to the top where we parked on a really nice lot with electricity and water and with a great host who met us and helped us park. We had fun talking about our travels and getting settled. Bob was a great host, very concerned with our welfare and considerate!! Bob is the kind of guy you would really like to visit with. If it hadn’t been freezing cold, we would have sat outside and “chewed the fat”!! We hope to go back.


Bob-Sue

January 2021

Super nice guy

The host goes beyond making us comfortable and feeling like we’re at home on his beautiful scenic property. This is our 2nd time staying here, and will continue as long as he will have us.. Bob & Sue


Lwornick

January 2021

The kindest Host

We had a wonderful stay at Alta Vista. The host was so kind to us and my children. We enjoyed conversation with him tremendously. His place is a little slice of heaven on top of a mountain. So beautiful, very quiet, and off the beaten path. Make sure to follow his directions when coming in- there are a couple different ways. We have a 45ft 5th wheel, and while coming in one of the routes is doable, we probably would not go that way again. There were some tight hairpin turns, and the road was pretty narrow and steep. The other route was much much easier. Just ask the host and he will direct you on the best way. Getting onto the property and parking was very easy, even with our large rig. We were able to back up to the host's power pole and plug into 30amp. The host met us at the road and helped us get parked. We only stayed a night, and were sad we did not have more time to explore. We will definitely be stopping back here our next time through Arkansas! Thank you thank you, sir! God bless!


sdhaskell

December 2020

Gracious Host

We enjoyed our stay in Little Italy. The only downside was that our rig had an issue and we spent time trying to find a part rather than enjoying the gracious hospitality of our host. We hope to be able to return some day and spend more time getting to know him on his beautiful property.


WaterBabyExplorers

December 2020

Amazing Host

We really enjoyed our stay here. Lots of room for our 40 ft rig plus hookups. The location is very quiet and peaceful. Our host was such a kind and cheerful man. We were delighted that we got to meet him and enjoy his company. We highly recommend this host! We look forward to visiting him in the future.


Wagnerjh

November 2020

Short overnight stay

Lovely place on top of a mountain. Our host had already left for church when we arrived but came back and asked if we needed anything and introduced himself. Wished we could have visited more, he was very pleasant and courteous. Beautiful area, listen to littleitaly when he gives directions. If in this area again, we would stay again.


Cristos7

November 2020

Great Guy, Fine Host, Lovely Location + Hookups

Intelligent, thoughtful and kind-hearted; well worth spending *more* than just an overnight to spend time with Don Roberto & Iggy & learn a bit about Little Italy, Arkansas!


lsander17

November 2020

Really really excellent host and campsite!

Everything about this quick overnight stay was so good. The site was level and quiet and had a nice view and electricity. What more could you want? And.....the host was super nice, good conversation, and took me on a much needed walk on his property before I left the next morning. If passing through this area in the future, I would definitely try to stay again. Thank you LittleItaly!


Energyng

November 2020

Beautiful and relaxing boondocking

My host has been amazing, and generous. We got to spent some times talking and getting to know each other. His place is remote enough that I don’t have to be in the city with my daughter and we walked down the walking trails behind their house and came to a little creek it was relaxing and great spending time with my daughter away from this crazy world. I was able to fill up my water tanks and charge my car battery, clean up and organized my camper before hitting the road again. It’s a little piece of paradise here and grateful that I’ve been able to stay here for two nights. I’m hoping to come back to visit again in the future and thank you for having us, I really enjoyed chatting with you.


Rivers+Roads

October 2020

Gorgeous Area & Drive

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful place, too bad the weather kept us inside most of the time. LittleItaly was so gracious and welcoming, and we loved the scenic drive in and the quiet of the country. Can't beat water and electric hook up, this place really is a RVers boondocking paradise. Thank you so much for the stay.


hazlin

October 2020

Great stay, super host!

We totally enjoyed our stay at LittleItaly, what a great host. Despite the rainy weather, we were able to take a long walk among his 80 acres of woodland and trails. Would highly recommend for anyone in the area!


djepson

October 2020

Awesome Place!

Super welcoming host! This was our first stay with BW and Little Italy set a very high bar for hospitality. He covered the fire pit to keep out the rain and provided firewood, disc golf, and 80 acres of places to explore. The kids loved interacting with him, playing on the church playground, and petting the cat. It was a quiet place with occasional country road traffic and super close to big city conveniences. We will stay here again!


yalins

October 2020

A Great Host

Our stay at Altavista was wonderful. Bob is a very nice, thoughtful and generous host. He helped us feel at home from the minute we arrived. He has a very warm heart and you feel the positivity all around. Our kids loved him too, he was like their grandfather and they were connected in no time.
The place is big and beautiful. We played disc golf together, had a bonfire and S’mores provided by Bob. We all left with some gifts in our hands and leaving a piece of our hearts there.


thehellermanns

October 2020

Friendly, Kind Host and a Beautiful Location!

We were so blessed by our stay at Alta Vista! Our host was very welcoming and helpful and came out to chat a few times. The spot was level and easy to access. The property is beautiful, and our son loved having room to play and explore! Thank you for allowing us to stay — hope to visit again someday!


shasselberg

October 2020

Great spot, great host

Perfect overnight for our trip. Lots of room. Water and electric. Level. And the best part is a friendly and helpful host. Strongly recommend Alta Vista.


ShannonDuncan

October 2020

Great host

Bob and his neighbors Flip a Marie were awesome.. enjoyed talking with them..if you are in the area I would highly recommend stay! Beautiful scenery in a small little town called little Italy


Epro

September 2020

BEAUTIFUL place, GREAT host!

Made friends with our person host and our cat host. What a beautiful drive to find them. We will. DEFINITELY come by again.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


timb1212

September 2020

Great stay on a mountain.

We had a wonderful time here for two days. The host is personable, friendly and fun to be around. He has a lot to share. We had 30 amp electric and city water connections. Lots of wide open spaces to walk and enjoy. If you get a chance to stay here you have done yourself a favor.


craftingourtomorrow

September 2020

Lovely host & property

Our host was so kind and generous! We called when we were 15 minutes away and it turned out he was just a short ways behind us, so he pulled in front and led us to his property. We enjoyed chatting about our travel experiences and greatly appreciated the free water/electric hookup (we stayed hooked up to the electric, and refilled our fresh water tank just before we left). We use ATT and had good service here too. Highly recommend!


BlackButte

September 2020

Another great stay!

This was our second stay at Alta Vista. We had another peaceful night enroute home. Our host was just as helpful and gracious as last time. We look forward to staying here again and hope to be able to spend some time exploring the area.


Pallas

September 2020

Beautiful spot!

The host was wonderful and generous!
He met us at his driveway to show us where to park.
Lots of room for my kids to run around, we walked down to the little creek.
Beautiful level spot.
Can't wait to visit again!


BrendaLK1012

August 2020

Sweet Way To Start A Trip!!

This was our first boondockers booking ever and the bar has been set high! The property is peaceful and beautiful! Host is a gracious host and allowed us to use his hookups! We enjoyed sharing stories with him! We tried to give him a tip but he wouldn’t take it! His heart is in sharing! What a sweet man! God bless you!


Matt+GG+V

August 2020

Great stay

Host was awesome. He was waiting for us upon arrival, we had a great socially distanced chat and enjoyed the location greatly. Wish we would’ve had time for some frisbee golf. Hope to be back again soon!


ontheroadcouple

August 2020

Delightful

Our second time using the Service and again we were thrilled how helpful and kind this Host was.

We got to visit a bit in the evening and to my surprise his son speaks fluent German, what a treat for me.
Has been to my Home country many times so there was much to discuss.

We highly recommend you visit here, you will enjoy your stay and we will stop in again on our way to the E. Coast.

Thank you and stay safe


Rhut01

August 2020

Wonderful experience

Host is very friendly lots of room to park more than adequate Water and Electric.
Had a great time in conversation, while social distancing, with Host.
We also had an unexpected round of disc golf his private course!
Be careful on that trip to the top of the mountain!


Dave_Bernard

August 2020

Everything You Need

We had a great time at this site, and Bob was simply amazing. We had the best time visiting with him, sitting in the lawn chairs under the awning and just chatting away. Oh, the 30 amp hook up and water supply were great, too.


normdance

July 2020

7-2-2020 LittleItaly stay

Very nice one night stay @IittleItaly on way to visit an old friend near New Orleans.Host was great & we had a lot in common;we even grow the same Juliet grape tomato .
Nice rural setting & will stay there ago if in area & in need of a quiet place to rest.
Thanks again.


joebeach

June 2020

A Great Experience!

We had a nice, level, shaded parking spot and great conversation with LittleItaly. We found that we have a mutual friend. We would definitely stay again!


SCTravelers

June 2020

Excellent

Not only was it a beautiful setting but we learned a lot of the history of the area. Would recommend this for anyone traveling thru the area.


Munchmember

June 2020

Ultra friendly fellow boondocker

The welcome we received from this owner was sincere and genuine. He was immediately there to help us get familiar with his arrangement. The place is rather close to the road but that fact did not bother our sleep at all. BTW he provided us with directions for a shorter country drive from his house to our destined Hwy40w.


BlackButte

June 2020

Great place for a restful stay

Bob is a most gracious host and shares a great piece of his property for a most enjoyable stay. He was always very responsive to inquiries, met us at the entrance to his property and helped guide us to a nice spot with electrical hook-up and water. The site also has a nice wood picnic table and stone fire ring with firewood provided. This is a very quiet location with very little traffic. The highway in and out has some steep and twisty grades but should be manageable by downshifting or using exhaust brakes.

We just stayed for the night while passing thru but there are many local state parks and other locations in the area to take advantage of if you have the time.

We highly recommend this location. Thanks again, Bob, for sharing your neat location and for the warm conversation.


estreker

June 2020

Great host, great stories!

Bob is an amazing guy who was kind and full of joy. His property is amazing and he gave us plenty of space to do our thing. My 7 year old daughter was so impressed that she told me “I want land like Bob.” I would highly recommend you stop by on your next trip through Arkansas.


Eddyrich

May 2020

Best night sleep

My host help direct me in after my wrong turn (normal) and gave a level spot with everything I needed. It is a beautiful property on top of the mountain. We visited wth long conversation and over coffee the next morning. It was great and look forward to the next and his visit to mine.


ALAKAZ55

May 2020

Delightful Host and Wonderful Property!

LittleItaly couldn't have been more kind and welcoming to his patch of paradise, Alta Vista. We enjoyed pleasant conversation with our wonderful host and a quiet, restful night. We just wish we would have stayed more than one night. We definitely plan on coming back the next time we roll through Little Rock! Thank you LittleItaly!!!


travelthestars

May 2020

A great little spot!

We had a wonderful short stay at LIttleItaly's spot just outside of Little Rock, our kids enjoyed his friendly cat and biking around his yard, he had a great spot setup with 30amp and water! Would stay again.


FlyboyTR

May 2020

An amazing respite in a beautiful setting

we had the pleasure of staying at Alta Vista last evening. The host was amazing and treated us like we were special. Sort of felt like family by the time we left earlier today. The location is beautiful and well kept with water and electric convenient to where you need to park. Host was gracious enough to provide us a very detailed handwritten map for our return back to the interstate. I would certainly recommend this boondockers welcome host site. Will be looking forward to visiting again when we're back through this area.


RVingTheCountry

April 2020

Great man... great place to stay.

Well what a great stay with this kind man. DUKE loved the property and open space to play. We were welcomed and even invited to stay as long as we wanted due to the quarantine. He was very understanding and kind. Thank you so much sir. DUKE and I will see you again next year. Stay safe sir.


RVers

March 2020

Wonderful host and beautiful place

Host was very nice and helpful. His place is beautiful, he was very accommodating. We’re glad we got there before dark, so we were able to take a walk. It’s a beautiful place and we would love to stay there longer next time. He’s very nice and welcoming. There’s enough room for 2 rigs to stay there comfortably with electricity. We were able to turn around on his lot, and it was flat enough that we didn’t have to detach the trailer for the night.


Mastanle1

March 2020

Wonderful place to stay!

We just spent two awesome nights at this amazing site. Our host LittleItaly is a kind and generous soul, we became immediate friends. Site is peaceful and beautiful with lots of room for dogs to run! Hope to visit with LittleItaly again! We wanted to visit the many parks close by but Mother Nature had different plans😂 So we need to go back to climb Pinnacle Mountain!


Bob-Sue

January 2020

It was great to be his first Boondocker

Was going to stay at another location in Little Rock, but they canceled at the last minute. Was glad they did had a wonderful with time with LittleItaly. Would highly recommend to stay with him. He made us feel so welcomed with his welcoming packet of information of the area and just had a great time learning about the area from him and talking to him, hope to stay with him again