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Age: 65+

Member since June 2020

Retired College president and spouse enjoying life in the mountains of Maryland.

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We retired a few years ago and enjoy travel and carrying for our home and acreage. My spouse is a visual artist specializing in watercolors and particularly enjoys painting landscapes.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We enjoy sharing travel experiences as well as learning about travel adventures from others.

MountainsideOfMaryland's Pets

We have two very friendly Golden Retrievers that often travel with us.

MountainsideOfMaryland's Hometown

Our mailing address is Friendsville, MD, and live within one mile of PA and four miles from WV.

MountainsideOfMaryland's Guest Details

MountainsideOfMaryland's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

24 feet long

We have a class B camper and sometimes pull a pop up Aliner behind it - the class B is 24 ft and the pop up is 16 ft.

MountainsideOfMaryland's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

MountainsideOfMaryland Has 1 Host Location

Woodside Retreat

Friendsville, MD, US
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MountainsideOfMaryland's References (17)

References from Hosts (1)


September 2020

Good People

Respectful campers and and are more than welcome to stay when in the area.

References from Guests (16)


June 2021

Great Spot

Hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Campsite was quiet, private, and picturesque. I hope these folks will stay with us sometime


May 2021


This is hands down one of our favorite boondocking locations. The hosts are welcoming, warm and gracious. And we have paid for access to locations such as these. A must stay if you’re in the area.


May 2021

A wonderful place...

This host's place is nothing short of amazing.
Who cares about dry camping when you're in a quiet, picturesque place all to yourselves?
To top it off our host gave us a private tour of their amazing home. We've paid money to see less spectacular places!
Warm and welcoming these folks have it going on, we wish them all the best.


May 2021

Nice quiet spot!

Beautiful hilly meadow, parked under 2 huge pine trees. Hosts walked down to meet me and talk for a few minutes. Great folks! I would definitely stay here again!


April 2021

Wonderful and beautiful

Words can hardly describe this wonderful couple and beautiful is the BW site they host! They were very gracious helping us get settled on the site. Even gave us a walking tour with some history of the house, land and area😁. It was a cold night and they were concerned if we would be warm enough. Absolutely could not have asked for a better experience! Highest recommendation and definitely added to my favorite BW sites.


April 2021


Beautiful property. Very friendly and helpful hosts. We enjoyed our stay very much. Most highly recommend!


November 2020

Quiet meadow

Amazing stay, quiet and secluded. Beautiful scenery.


November 2020

Abundantly Beautiful!

This host was wonderful! Access is easy and the beauty that surrounds you appeals to every sense! Plenty of room in their meadow and their property is truly unique. It was a totally relaxing experience! Thank you!


November 2020

Hidden Gem

Beautiful rural retreat in western Maryland mountains. Host were super welcoming and gracious with their time. We enjoyed our conversations and time together. Would definitely recommend!!


October 2020


Beautiful home in the countryside, beautiful Meadow to Boondock in. Lots of room for the dogs to run.


September 2020

Pure Boondocking

What a great spot! The road to Mountainside of Maryland was a bit tight for our Fleetwood Bounder but with Bill’s help We didn’t have any issues. We had a wide open field to set up and our dogs loved the chance to run free. Although we only spent one night and we didn’t have the opportunity to talk at length we did have several short conversations about our trips and some general conversation. The hosts we great to interact with. When you get there take the Time to view the exterior of the home. The back ground on the home is very interesting. To top it off the star gazing was amazing.


September 2020

Quiet, peaceful, wonderful setting.

We just needed some downtime with a quick overnight stay after a full day of traveling. Our host was so kind and helpful setting us up in the perfect spot for some peaceful rejuvenation and a comfortable nights sleep. Thank you!!!


September 2020

Absolutely wonderful host!

Our stay at Woodside Retreat was excellent. The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay accommodating and enjoyable. Both host were extremely friendly and we really enjoyed our time visiting with them and sharing travel experiences and ideas. We loved how quiet and peaceful it was on the entire made for a very peaceful nights sleep. It’s a beautiful area to explore if you so desire. If not, Woodside Retreat is also just a great place to relax. We would stop here again for sure, if in the area, and plan on keeping in touch with the host as they, and their son, were such friendly, and gracious people.


August 2020

Should have stayed longer

Words can’t express the architecture of the host home. What a delight to be given a tour shortly after a warm greeting at the gate to a meadow for parking on a nearly level grassy site in the shade of a large evergreen tree. The walk along a shaded lane by a covered bridge and up a hill to the host house was enhanced by a running commentary of local history. The evening was capped off on the deck with exchange of ideas on many topics interspersed with cheese and crackers and sips of Chardonnay. The hostess is a pro at watercolors which are a delight. Next year will try 2 days to explore this area.


August 2020


A wonderful place to enjoy a peaceful & quiet night. The hosts were warm and hospitable. We took a walk to the reservoir in the early morning hearing the birds sing an the sound of the bubbling Mill Stream.


July 2020

A great first stay with Boondocks Welcome

This was my first stay using my Boondockers Welcome membership. And I was the first guest for this host too. It was a great introduction to this organization. MountainsideOfMaryland were Great hosts and treated me like an old friend. They met me down at their mailbox, even though their directions made it easy to find. Showed me a couple of places to park my RV and invited me up to their home for a beverage and a very pleasant conversation about travel and RVing and their home which is eclectic and lovely. I parked down by the garden and had a few very quiet evenings. Saw them both mornings and we talked about their garden and the beautiful area they live in. This is definitely a place I would like to return to again especially in the fall, this place would be gorgeous.

Practical matters. Very strong signal from Verizon which surprised me do to the remoteness of the area. The roads to the location would be more fun in a Miata than a motorhome but I had no problem in my 25ft class C, just take it slow there are a number of working farms on the way. There is a COE campground (no hook ups) not far down the road from their place that has a dump station and potable water.