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Age: 65+

Member since June 2014

60ish couple with 3 small dogs and a motorhome. We live in the country in Missouri about an hour from downtown St.Louis.

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We are retired and enjoy traveling. Mark is a partner in a temporary work service for construction trades located in Salt Lake City, UT. Paula retired from software customer service management several years ago. Our home is on 10 wooded acres with a private pond. We use our lake/pond for swimming and paddle boats. We are about 6 miles north from State Highway 47 in Troy, MO and our house is set back off the road--all paved or gravel. Not a lot of flat ground but plenty for parking overnight. We have a large wood deck at the back of our house overlooking our lake. We moved here in mid 2013 after living in Salt Lake City for 20 years, and we are originally from Wisconsin and California a long time ago. We are parents of 5 children and 13 grandchildren, but they don’t live nearby. We are simple people that enjoy the simple life and looking forward to meeting new friends.

Paulmark's Pets

We have 3 small dogs, Gizmo, Tiki, and Trixie that are usually with us in the RV. We also have 2 cats, but we try to leave them home! All of the dogs are friendly and there is no biting, but there may be some licking!

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Paulmark's Hometown

Troy, MO is about 65 miles NW of St. Louis and is a small town of about 10,000 population. We are also about 60 miles south of Hannibal, MO, where Mark Twain lived. We are actually about 7 miles north of town and are secluded on 10 acres of mostly woods, with a small lake of our own. Troy has Walmart, another grocery store, and an Aldi. We have several fast food places and a few restaurants. Also a quaint little historic town with a few businesses. Our gas stations usually rank as some of the least expensive in the state.

Paulmark's Guest Details

Paulmark's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

28 feet long

We have a 2012 Forest River Lexington 28’ class C with 2 slide outs. Sometimes we pull a closed in trailer in which we carry the CanAm, our 3 wheeled motorcycle. When we’re towing, we’re about 44’ long

Paulmark's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

Paulmark Has 1 Host Location

Mark and Paula’s Dream

Troy, MO, US
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References from Guests (18)


September 2021

Very nice!

Friendly, inviting hosts! The property was easy to find, had nice shady space, and a great back to nature vibe. We enjoyed our stay very much.


July 2021

Very nice stay.

Lovely quiet area with very nice hosts & very cute dogs. We enjoyed visiting with them & sharing stories about our travels.


July 2021

Quiet woods

Wonderful and quiet place. Mark greeted us when we arrived and helpful to get us settled. Enjoyed morning coffee overlooking their pond. Meeting and petting their dogs was an added treat!


June 2021

Perfect Stop

My first Boondockers Welcome stay. After a day’s drive, I was happy to reach Paulmark’s place. My dog loved their dogs and it made mine feel more comfortable. We had a nice walk by the pond and I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy a hike on their property. It was nice to chat on the deck over morning coffee. They spoiled me.


May 2021

A comfy and restful night

We had a very comfortable and restful night at Paulmark.


May 2021

Quiet and peaceful

Host was very nice. Thanks again for allowing us to stay overnight.


March 2021

Great place

Great place and great hospitality!... interesting people... and pets.... very welcoming...and friendly....thank you!


October 2020

Wonderful hosts and beautiful location

Cannot say enough good things about the hosts and this location! They were so accommodating and even lent us a small little heater. The location was perfect- only about 10 minutes away from town where there is a Walmart along with many other places. We enjoyed chatting with the hosts and spending time on their beautiful property. Thank you so much for everything!


July 2020

The calm during the COVID

We can not say enough about how absolutely incredible Mark and Paula were to our family. They were true rays of sunshine and hope during a pretty bleak moment and we will be eternally grateful. Our physical distanced morning coffee and chats are something we will treasure for years to come. Can not wait until the next time we are in town to see them again! Wishing them all the good health and happiness in the world.


December 2019

Late request much thanks

I was driving back home and realized I would not be able to make it all the way safely.
Pailmark welcomed me onto their stunning property as a late request.
It was exceedingly beautiful and quiet.
Very grateful for the stay.
Had a chance to visit over coffee the next morning and Mark is a wonderful guy,
I hope they will venture to Wisconsin some day so I can return the hospitality.


September 2018

Great conversations by the lake.

Really enjoyed talking about past experiences and future plans. Nice deck overlooking a lake and lovely trails in the woods for dog walks.


August 2018

Fabulous Hosts!

This is our first experience with boondockers welcome and our hosts here are simply wonderful! So friendly and accommodating. We especially enjoyed sharing coffee & conversation with them in the morning and hanging out with their sweet, friendly pups. We're so grateful for their hospitality and making our first boondocking experience a positive one!


July 2018

Friendly Oasis

They were very warm and inviting. The kind of folks you'd wish all Americans were. They were very interactive with us and our boys. Mark even took them for a boat ride. We enjoyed hanging out on their deck overlooking their little lake and watching the birds.


July 2018

Our Stay With Paulmark.

We completed our stay this morning with Paulmark and it is hard to put into words just how terrific they treated us. We so enjoyed our conversations. They were so helpful with directions and suggestions. I can't say enough good things. They are very helpful and so easy to get to know. Having coffee on the deck in the morning. Watching the dogs and animals. Their home is so peaceful. The location was very convenient to St. Louis and we were able to spend a day in the city to visit the Gateway Arch. If we are ever in the area again, you can bet we will request to stay with them again. Thank you so much for everything!


May 2018

Generosity on short notice

Paula and Mark are incredibly friendly and generous hosts! They took us right in, shared a few tools with us and are very easy to communicate travel plans with. It Our stay was brief, but in the short time we spent together we found a lot of common interests to talk about like travel, exercise, holistic wellness and dogs! We look forward to visiting again. Thank you Paulmark!


May 2018

Great New Friends

Mark and Paula were fantastic hosts! We requested our stay for the same day they were returning from a trip themselves, and they still allowed us to stay with them. They were super responsive and helpful. When we arrived, they both came out to greet us and Mark invited us to join him for coffee in the morning. I met Mark on the back porch in the morning for coffee and great conversation! We will definitely plan to return the next time we are in the area!


June 2016

Gracious hosts

Arrived at paulmark's property & was welcomed by both of them & their fur babies. Beautiful property with great spot for camper. Extremely nice couple who came to our door with ice and a snack which was well received after traveling all day in the heat. Will def stay again when in the area.


November 2015

Beautiful location in Missouri

I had a great visit with Paulmark! Extremely hospitable to me and my road dog, Scout. We were welcomed into their home, had entertaining conversations, and a morning hike around the property. Wish I had more time to visit with them!
I hope to visit again or see them down the road!