My husband and I enjoy camping and traveling. We’re also members of a retiree group called Evergreen where couples stay in our guest room for $20/night which includes breakfast. We have a 1 acre lot so there’s plenty of space for RVers. Our area is a four season vacation area with lots of recreation opportunities like golf, fishing, hiking, skiing and more.
I was a teacher for 32 years and my husband Tom spent 30 years in construction in southern CA. We have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Since retiring in 2006 we’ve traveled and I have worked as a Realtor for 11 years while Tom has kept busy with handyman jobs for friends and family.
Information about the area... places to hike, fish, etc. We’re close to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert about 3 hours from the Grand Canyon. We have trail maps, info from the Chamber of Commerce and we're happy to share.
Yes we have a young puppy, Peaches who is in training for barking cessation, not jumping on people and generally being more socially acceptable. Please be patient,
Looking forward to building a list of boondocking places to stay.
Show Low is the retail hub of the White Mountain area. As mentioned there are many opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities—golf, hiking, skiing, fishing and other winter activities. Mild summer temperatures allow for canoeing on lakes, biking and hiking. The ski area allows mountain bikers to ride to the top of the ski lift and ride down.
2017 Chevy Silverado pickup towing a 25' Cruiser RV Fun Finder that has one slide-out.
Raining when they arrived. Only visited for a couple of minutes. I didn't get out in the morning before they left. Couldn't tell they had been here. Very quiet. Hopefully, we will be on their route again in the future and we can get better acquainted. They are welcome back any time.
Great to see you again an we’ll like having you back again. Be safe happy camping till we meet again.
Loved hosting this great couple! Meeting wonderful people is a gift on Boondockers Welcome!
I contacted DianeTomAZ on 9/10 for a stay 9/15 and again for a return trip 9/18; both were accepted. While driving to Arizona on 9/15, my wife contacted me and said I needed to read my email concerning my planned stay in Arizona that night. The host stated in an email that they parked a friend for a few days in the space they had for me, but they had another space available, and to contact them when I was about a half hour away.
I called the host a total of five times and got a message that they were not available each time. I located the host address and knocked on their door. A gentleman answered the door and said that he thought I was coming the next night; I said no, I had requested Wednesday 9/15. He said OK, and pointed down the road and said I could park in the driveway. I wasn't sure where he meant, so he and I walked down to the driveway. I said it looks pretty steep and he said it flattens-out towards the top. I also said there is a fairly large branch too low for my van before the drive flatten-out, and he turned away and walked back to the house.
I attempted to back up the drive, prior to the tree branch, but it was far too steep uphill and my trailer hitch dug heavily into the gravel (24' Sprinter van). There was no way to get up this incline and past the tree branch where the drive did flatten-out a bit. I realized the drive was steep enough that I would have needed a foot or so of leveling blocks under my front wheels to get close to level - no way. I called the host a sixth time, got the message again, and left a message that the driveway would not work and that I left.
I understand that things come up. I don't understand expecting someone on the road, driving to the host site, to be reading emails along the way. The host apologized for the 'mix-up' and told me the 'regular' site would be available for my return trip on 9/18; I told them thanks, but that I would find another place to stay.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The hosts made us feel right at home and were not only incredibly accommodating but open minded and very supportive of our lifestyle. Our dog fell in love with their mountain pup, peaches, and he’s gonna give me attitude till’ I take him back for another visit. Lovely hosts lovely property and a beautiful drive to it!
Great stay so far, and such a beautiful/peaceful area. Would highly recommend!
Great hosts with lots of local information. Gave us location of a hiking trail we walked two days we were there. About 3 mile round trip and 350’ elevation change, it was great with great views.
Lovely people and great two nights! Not quite flat, needed a few blocks. Very nice and playful dog.
My dog Charlie and I were pleasantly greeted by the host and their dog Peaches. Very peaceful dead end street in a neighborhood with large lots and trees for shade. Lots to do, in and around Show Low. Host provided me with area maps and brochures. Thanks for a great stay, hope our paths cross again.
DianeTomAZ were excellent hosts. First they helped us back in our travel trailer safely. Secondly, we receive pleasant conversation and a handful of local site brochures. Finally, they gave us space which allowed us to rest our road-weary bones. Great stop!
I stayed at Diane and Tom’s for two nights and enjoyed myself so much! They helped me get oriented to the area - even gave me a map with lots of local hikes. We ate dinner together one night - both Tom and Diane are interesting people with some fun stories. They went above and beyond with their hospitality.
I appreciated meeting Down Abe’s sister as well - another solo female camper.
I feel I made friends the last two days.
Boondockers Welcome is exceeding all expectations I had when I joined.
Oh - and the ponderosa forest region of AZ is really beautiful. Great weather and fantastic hikes all over.
Timberland acres was a beautiful quite peaceful place with elk, deer and wild turkeys walking past several times a day. Our hosts were friendly and kind and offered brochures and maps of the area. I tried to get some replacements for them at the chamber in Show Low but they were closed till 2021. Thanks for the great time.
Had a wonderful time in Show Low, and our hosts were truly exceptional. They provided us with brochures of the area, and my wife fell in love with Peaches, their pup. We were able to put some water in our tank, and I gained some good info on the solar setup they have on their home.
Our hosts are preparing for a trip of their own, and we can only hope they have as good an experience on the road with Boondockers Welcome as we have had with great hosts like them!
This couple should write books they have done everything and seen everything They should write books wonderful wonderful host wealth of information from realestate to construction . Trailer backup into their driveway but tree covered and lovely
We had a nice stay outside of Show Low. Diane and Tom greeted us an offered water for filling out tanks and 110 electric hook-up. We had a nice walk with our dogs in the neighborhood. Our 28 ft. Trailer was a bit tight and we had a bit of a hard time maneuvering it in so we could put our slide out. All in all a nice stay!
Our Hosts made us welcome and comfortable. There are several attractions and lots of outdoor activities in the local area. Our Hostess had brochures for many of the attractions. We had two full days of touring, exploring, hiking. Thanks to our Hosts for a great stay.
Diane and Tom were very friendly and accommodating, even chopping off a few tree branches to allow for our 25 ft RV. They also provided electricity and water. It was very peaceful and quiet. Thanks!
had a great stay, thank you. Had fun playing with the dog. Am gonna miss her! Enjoyed visiting and sharing information. Hope to stay in touch! Thanks again!