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Age: 65+

Member since September 2020


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We are older couple. We own A 38 ft Tiffin Allegro Bus. We keep a home plus our RV. We travel about 6 months out of every year. We have two spots on our property one w 30 to 60 amp electric and water inside our gates. You do need to back into the spot. Another quick stop spot is available if you don’t wish to back w 15 amp electric no water. No need to unhitch here. It is outside our gates next to the road but pull into and out of. Only one rig at a time max. $10 elec donation.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My husband is quite skilled but older. He’s good w advice about RVs and can point you to good places for repairs etc.

Neil2mao's Pets

We do not own pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Elks clubs up to now. But would like to try this.

Neil2mao's Hometown

Our home town is Albuquerque NM. There are many museums, a beautiful BioPark/zoo. We are an hour from Santa Fe and the National Forest. There are Casinos close by lovely quiet streets to walk and it’s a low crime rate area at base of Sandia Mountains.


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Neil2mao's Guest Details

Neil2mao's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

38 feet long

Tiffin Allegro Bus w 2 slides. Small tow car.

Neil2mao's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

Neil2mao Has 1 Host Location

Fireside rest

Albuquerque, NM, US
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Neil2mao's References (44)

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June 2021

Too short a visit :)

One of my guests unfortunately took ill after arriving, and they needed to cut short their stay. A very pleasant couple to have visiting.

Linda Stokes

January 2021

very friendly couple

They are welcome back, very quiet, respectful

References from Guests (41)


September 2021


This was an absolutely perfect stay - easy access from thr highway, safe and nice neighborhood to walk in, and wonderful hosts.

We (aka my husband) was able to back up our camper on the long, level driveway. This allowed us to keep our vehicle hooked up. Those that aren't as agile at backing, there are several other areas on this hosts property which makes this location nice for all.

We enjoyed our visit with the hosts on their beautiful landscaped patio. A refreshing reprieve after a long day of travels.

We will definitely try to stay here again next time we're in the area.


September 2021

Great place

Very nice level area with 50/30 amp and water. Hoast are great. Close to everything. Would love to stay again some day.


September 2021

Perfect stay!

What a great location for exploring ABQ and hiking in the Sandia Mountains!! Such a simple check in and beautiful location! THANK YOU for a fantastic stay!


August 2021

Amazing & kind hosts! Thank you!

We had the great opportunity to spend one night at this lovely home with the nicest & most engaging hosts. We cannot express enough the joy we had visiting with them in their lovely garden. As their peach tree was amidst the harvest season they gave us a bagful of peaches which i will make a yummy dessert.

Thank you MA & N (we shouldn’t use names in reviews!

Jim & Tom


August 2021

Best stay yet

Wonderful, gated patio with a beautiful garden and fountain to sit in while watching the sunset. Would stay again, most definitely.


July 2021

Great weekend

First the bullet points. Amazing, friendly hosts. Lovely garden. Level parking spot. 50 and 30 amp electric available as well. Tight driveway that we had to back down, so if you aren't comfortable doing that be warned.

Had a wonderful time visiting with them and listening to Neil's stories about his firetrucks and antique cars, and taking a tour of Mary Ann's garden.

Looking forward to staying there again next time we are going through Albuquerque.


June 2021

What a blessing

This is a great place to stay, absolutely beautiful view of the mountain. Nice quiet and private location on a dead end road. Owners were very nice and courteous. A wonderful place to stop and “ recharge our battery’s”!


June 2021

Beautiful view and friendly couple

Absolutely loved it here. Awesome scenery with the mountain and only a short drive to the trails. They are a super friendly and knowledgeable couple. We enjoyed talking with them in their garden. They’ve traveled a lot and we learned a few things from them. Plenty of space and hook ups were a plus! Thank you you guys! Our favorite spot so far


June 2021

Great place!

Our first time using Boondockers and we loved it! Our start was short as we got there in the early evening and left in the early morning. This place has plenty of shade and power for the hot summer nights. Nice neighborhood located right by the mountain and away from the hustle and bustle of Albuquerque but close enough to explore or grab a bite to eat. We will definitely keep them in mind for a future stay.

Thank you!


June 2021


Very beautiful and peaceful rest along our journey. We're so grateful for hosts like these.


June 2021

Awesome Location, Awesome Hosts

The Sandia Mountain over 10,000 ft in elevation is the backdrop for this lovely location. Wish we weren’t just passing thru, we would have loved to explore more of the area. Our hosts were friendly, warm and very accommodating. Thank you so much for your hospitality.


May 2021

Beautiful stop in the mountains

We had an absolutely wonderful stay here at fireside rest. It’s easy to get in and out and the hosts were kind and accommodating. Their place is just beautiful with wonderful views of the mountains and we had a great time visiting and getting to know them. We would definitely stay here again if we pass through Albuquerque!


April 2021

Exceptional hosts and properly!

Our hosts could not have been more welcoming! Their property and garden are amazing. We enjoyed an evening in their garden and an amazingly quiet night. We would definitely stay here again. Oh and the view of the Sandia mountains wasn’t bad either 😎


April 2021

Beyond expectations

This was an awesome stay. The OBriens are so warm and welcoming. I would stay here again in a heartbeat


April 2021

Beautiful place

The place was beautiful. Very nice and easy access. Thanks.


April 2021

Beautiful, peaceful gardens

Our hosts were very gracious. They were very welcoming friendly and fun to chat and catch up on RV stories. They have a peaceful beautiful garden in their yard, at the base of Scandia mountain and easy access to interstates. Thank you very much and hope to see you down the road.


April 2021

Restful and relaxed stay

The hosts are very kind and hospitable. The spot was nice and level. Their garden is beautiful, we really enjoyed chatting with the hosts while listening to the bubbling fountain. We were only supposed to stay for two nights, but high winds prevented us from moving on. Our hosts graciously offered us to stay an additional two nights, which we were thankful for. It’s about a 20 minute drive to downtown from this location. The views are gorgeous from their house, mountains on one side, desert valley on the other. I highly recommend this host and would love to stay here again! They were very nice to my two dogs :)


April 2021

Wonderful hosts, Great views

We had a terrific and comfortable stay at Fireside Rest! We especially enjoyed getting time to chat with our host in her garden and our pup getting to explore while we visited!!
Will look forward to a return trip in the future!!


April 2021

Quick stop

We stopped over just a quick one night stay. Host were awesome in providing a spot where we did not have to unhook our tow vehicle. Would stay again when in the area.


April 2021

Quiet & comfortable

Wonderful hosts in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed the privacy and peace as much as conversation.


April 2021

Nice people, good location

Had a great stay, hosts were helpful and friendly.

Kevin and Julie

April 2021

Wonderful stop!

We had a wonderful stay at Neil2mao!. Great conversation and really enjoyed discussing our common firefighting interests and seeing Neil's fire engine restoration projects. A great, safe and comfortable place to stay. Thank you!


April 2021

Fellow Firemen

Wonderful hosts. Enjoyed getting to know them over lunch. Great place to park in a very nice neighborhood. We visited Old Town and the Nuclear Museum. Highly recommend.


March 2021

2 days in ABQ

Fireside rest is a fantastic location. The hosts could not have been more accommodating. Beyond level parking and such, the views are incredible. Would recommend to anyone passing thru ABQ.


March 2021

A perfect oasis!

Neil & Mary were simply the best hosts imaginable! They made us feel like family, and their home and property is set up beautifully for RVing guests! They have 2 long, level, gravel driveways, each of which could probably accommodate 2 or 3 RVs!

We had a bit of a snafu the day before and they even let us stay an extra night so we would have more time to see a bit of Albuquerque. As RVers themselves, they completely understood the issues we had had, and were sympathetic and understanding! We definitely want to come back through Albuquerque again, and hope we can stay with them again! They were awesome!

If I were rating stars, I'd give them a perfect 10!!


March 2021

Super Hosts

We so enjoyed our stay with these friendly and welcoming hosts. Had some great conversation over some delicious pie and ice cream one night. Great suggestions on things to do in the area also.


March 2021

Safe Place

Great spot, wonderful hosts!


February 2021

Our very first stop

Wonderful spot and amazing hosts.


February 2021

Safe Haven on a Snowy Night

Our first stay with Boondockers Welcome. We must be doing this snowbird thing wrong because we found ourselves driving our trailer through Albuquerque
on a snowy evening. Fireside Rest provided a safe place to rest for our family after an extended travel day. Our hosts were very flexible even when our arrival time became later than expected. Our host even came to meet us in the road (in the dark, in the snow, mind you) and helped us back in to the driveway. There were electric hookups with a small donation requested if used. The neighborhood was beautiful and if we were to have stayed longer, we would have loved to take a stroll through.

Thank you again, safe travels, and God bless!


February 2021


We are so grateful to have been able to stay here in Albuquerque. Our hosts were very sweet to take time to chat with us. I appreciate when people will take the time and patience to converse with my social little boys. I highly recommend this location. We got a warm welcome when we arrived. Our children enjoyed the fresh homemade cookies our host had waiting for them! We are extremely grateful!


November 2020

A trip back in time...

So grateful for these hosts who continued to welcome others who share their love of travel. They offer a beautiful place in a quiet area where a good night's rest is a gift.
A beautiful Garden, but due to the time of year in November, it was not in its glorious stage. But one only had to imagine it in your mind's eye to know what beauty it held.
Blessed be,


October 2020

Awesome people with great generosity.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. Albuquerque is dear to me and one reason is the people who live there. Loved the antique vehicles!

Hope to get to know you better in the future.

Thank you so much again.



October 2020

Convenient in Albuquerque

What a lovely couple. I passed by the house at first and Neil2mao came out to the street and called to guide me back to her home. After a warm greeting and chat at a social distance I was made comfortable in a level driveway with electric provided. It's a nice walking neighborhood for a bit of exercise to stretch the legs. Next trip to Albuquerque, I hope to stay with them again and share more RVing stories.


October 2020

Wonderful hospitality & Beautiful Views

This was my first Boondocker's Welcome stay and I was blown away by @Neil2mao's hospitality. Not only did they help us get settled in, but they brought us cookies, and gave us recommendations on what to do while we were there. They live in a beautiful neighborhood with views of mountains. Would definitely recommend this place!


October 2020

Fabulous hosts

We had the most wonderful time with these hosts.

She gave us cookies upon our arrival, they were delicious!

We got to see their antique cars they are rebuilding and they gave us a ride in a 1920 Firetruck (and we did it socially distanced and with masks).

It was absolutely so fun.

They invited us to enjoy their garden in their backyard and the kids and I had a lovely time chatting in such a beautiful place.

They are fabulous guests and I hope we can cross paths again when the pandemic is better. Wonderful people


October 2020

Gracious Hosts, Beautiful garden!

The spot is lovely with a view of the mountain! Our hosts were kind and amiable and have a lovely garden oasis that they were willing to share! There were also quick to respond to our request to stay with only a few hours notice. Close to the city but not in it, the location is perfect. Thank you!


October 2020

Great spot, great host

The beautiful location near the base of Sandia Mountain could only be outdone by the warm hospitality of the generous and helpful hosts. Highly recommend.


October 2020

Quick stop, but nice and glad for the space.

We only got to chat with our host for a moment as our schedules allowed, but were welcomed and given great directions ahead of time to get to their home. We hope to pass thru again sometime, hopefully with a little more time to socialize.


October 2020

Wonderful Hosts and Property

We could not have had a more enjoyable time in Albuquerque. The hosts are warm and welcoming, providing full hookups, including Wi-Fi, if desired. I highly recommend this amazing spot.


September 2020

Beautiful location and incredibly kind and welcoming hosts

We arrived later than expected and the hosts were incredibly kind and helpful. They were so welcoming to us and our children. We enjoyed talking to them so much while the kids played in their beautiful garden. They are located right at the base of the mountain in a safe neighborhood. We are so incredibly grateful to get to stay here. Thank you to our hosts so much for all your kindness!


September 2020

Great hosts!

My entire family had a wonderful time at Fireside Rest. I think the kids will say this was one of the highlights of their trip. Great people and very accommodating. We loved this site!!!

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April 2021

The Best!

M & N are wonderful people. So generous and hospitable. Always a joy to be in their company!