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Age: 65+

Member since May 2020

Mountain hikers and old time RVers

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We owned a campground for several years, and still enjoy meeting and making friends with RVers and campers. Now "retired" we are doing some RVing ourselves. We enjoy getting out into the "woods" to hike, backpack, and winter ski, or back road driving in our Jeep.

Skills & Expertise to Share

After owning a campground/RV park for 25 years we are very familiar with different RV's and repairs. We, personally, have build simple log cabins on our campground and have done several remodels in homes we have owned as our home or rentals. Enjoy back country hiking, and wild herb and flower foraging.

MThappy's Pets

We have two well behaved dogs, one 12 year old Westie and a 3 year old Boarder Collie Terrier mix, referred to as a Idaho Shag. Our Westie has been RVing with us since she was young, going on cross country trips with our 5th Wheel. Our "Shag" has lived with us in our 5th Wheel and did well taking a 3 week cross country RV trip with us last fall. Both dogs are people and other dog friendly.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Still exploring and just starting boondocking. Our general places to boon dock are in national forest areas. Favorites so far are in the Beartooth Wilderness Area and on the north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park,

MThappy's Hometown

We grew up and still live in Montana, I grew up near Glacier National Park and hubby grew up north of Yellowstone National Park. We live in the Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana north of Yellowstone National Park year round.

MThappy's Guest Details

MThappy's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

34 feet long

2019 Vanleigh with two slides. Tow vehicle is a 2015 Ford F350 .

MThappy's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

MThappy's References (23)

References from Guests (23)


November 2020

Saved the Day

Experienced RVers helped me make it through with dead batteries, saved me from being stranded. Patient, kind. Great backdrop of the mountains. Got new batteries now, ready to continue boondocking!


November 2020

Beautiful stay

My family and I had a wonderful stay. Beautiful scenery and a kind, knowledgable and helpful host. Absolutely loved it.


October 2020

Restful stay

Hosts were very accommodating. Plenty of room to park and full hookups were a blessing. We would certainly stay here again and highly recommend them. Lots of hiking and off road trails. Caught some nice rainbow trout at Daily Lake. Thank you for sharing your property.

Sue and Jim

October 2020

Peaceful Setting

We spent a great two days at this location. Our host provided easy-to-follow directions, and came over soon to make sure we were ok and had everything we needed. Being the fall, the Yellowstone River was down and not running by their place, but we were able to walk over to see it. The location was convenient to Livingston, where we met up with friends from there. Nights were very quiet and peaceful. We left at 7:45am, and had no trouble driving through Yellowstone Park to West Yellowstone.


September 2020

Nice quiet stop

Nice quiet stop on a seasonal channel of the yellowstone river. Thanks for the stay


September 2020

Many deer and beautiful mountains!

We enjoyed two quiet nights and a relaxing day at River Rest. Our host was so kind and helpful. This is a great spot if you're heading in to Yellowstone! We would definitely stay here again!


September 2020

gracious hosts, beautiful view

This is a beautiful area on the Yellowstone River and convenient to the North entrance to Yellowstone. Our hosts, who don't live on site, arrived a few minutes after we called and led us to our site. We dry camped, but FHU is available. We had a nice level place to park and enjoyed a peaceful nights sleep. We would be happy to stay here again in the future.


September 2020

Beautiful Spot

The hosts were very nice and accommodating. They adjusted and extended the dates for our visit, which was a lifesaver. Very quiet and peaceful spot by the river and our boys loved fishing for trout there. Thank you so much for letting us stay!!!


September 2020

Sweet Yellowstone Experience

We had a peaceful relaxing stay along the river! Our host’s communication was excellent and we were met at the property and shown where to park. Great wildlife viewing along the river and 30 min from Yellowstone National Park. GPS works for the location which was handy when we came back to camp from the park one night in the dark. Thanks for your hospitality and offering such a great setting for campers!


September 2020

Wonderful hosts

These hosts were wonderful and bent over backwards to make sure there was someone to meet us and that we were taken care of. Their property is beautiful and my children were thrilled with all of the wildlife we were able to see! Thank you again!


September 2020

Very accommodating host

Our host was awesome. At first our stay was declined because they were full, but when something opened up she kindly contacted me to let us know there was a sudden opening. They met us there to let us know where to park. Very friendly. Very beautiful spot right on the Yellowstone River and super convenient to Yellowstone Park. Would definitely stay again.


September 2020

River rest

Great spot and people. What more can you ask for, Yellowstone river in the backyard, nice level spot with no crouds and electric and water if you need them!
Thanks for allowing me to stay at your retreat.


September 2020

Beautiful Yellowstone Gateway Location

Once again, we had a relaxing and enjoyable stay with this host. It’s a beautiful location along the Yellowsone River within easy driving distance to the park.


August 2020

Quiet spot by Yellowstone

Great spot close to the national park and easy access. Our host met us when we arrived and helped us get oriented and parked. Our exchanges were cordial but limited due to our sightseeing in the area, which is truly remarkable. Thanks so much, MThappy!


August 2020

Restful, beautiful and a classic river

Tucked beside a rental home, it yet feels very private. Spectacular views of Emigrant Peak and the Yellowstone River. Right on the highway and easy access. Although we did not meet the host in person the exchange was very pleasant.


July 2020

Friendly and helpful

MThappy is a lovely place to stay. It is right on the river and we saw deer in the grass right outside our RV. They also helped us by being flexible with our arrival time and agreeing to host us on short notice.

Thank you for having us!!!


July 2020

Excellent spot

Great location and the hosts were very generous. River was beautiful and I even took a quick dip. Would highly recommend staying.


June 2020

Absolutly beauitiful location! 35 min from Yellowstone.

Lovely place. Host met us to show us in but they do not live on site so your alone with the dear and the water. Great place to camp if your visiting Yellowstone but want to avoid the crowded camping near the park.


June 2020

Quiet Mountain & Riverside Oasis

We had a lovely two night stay here. We could have used their hookups, but decided to dry camp since the weather was so nice and we planned to be out of the RV most of the time (we did run our generator for a couple of hours each day with no issue). This was a perfect spot for traveling to Gardiner & Yellowstone. We didn’t get a chance to meet the hosts, but they provided us with a very nice spot, great directions onto their property, & lots of recommendations for our trip into Yellowstone (thank you, thank you!) Highly recommend!!


June 2020


A great place to stay be sure to contact owner to discuss where to park very nice 1 electric and Sewer hookup


June 2020

Beautiful spot! Great host!

This was a beautiful location and the hosts were most accommodating. We were so blessed to be able to stay here while visiting Yellowstone.


June 2020


I spent several days BOONDOCKING at this Hosts Location.
They met me when I arrived to make sure I got settled in ok.
Also, I very much enjoyed a lengthy conversation w both of them.
They gave me helpful information about the area.
And I drove the 2-1/2 hours to Helena & visited the Montana Capital Building.
I would definitely enjoy being invited back if I return to this beautiful area.
Thank you both!


May 2020

Beautiful, serene riverfront property

We enjoyed our stay here so much that we extended it by one night, even though it lengthened our next days drive by several hours. The beauty of this location, with the river and the mountains as a backdrop is hard to capture in pictures. You just don't get the scope. We had a spectacular thunderstorm roll in on our last afternoon, warm air gave way to 1/2" hail and wonderful booms from the sky. It lasted just 10-15 minutes, then the black clouds dispersed and the brilliant blue skies returned. The entrance to Yellowstone is also nearby, but with the Montana side of the park still closed, that was not much of an option for our stay, otherwise it would be a serious bonus. The owners are super friendly, even checking on us after the thunderstorm had passed. They have great ideas for things to do in the area if you have time. We are so grateful that they open up their property to boondockers. It truly is a gem!