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Age: 65+

Member since October 2020

Retired and settled, full-timed for 7 years

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We are a retired couple who after full-timing for 7 years have settled here in north Alabama. We continued to RV after moving here for a couple of years but due to health reasons had to hang up the keys. But we love having visitors stay on our 2 RV sites.

The wife is originally from southern New Jersey, Hubby is from Lake Charles area of Louisiana. We have 5 children between us. Wife's girls and families live in MD and PA. Hubby's son and family live nearby and one daughter in Louisiana and one near Houston. So most of our traveling is visiting with the families.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Having RVed from Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Alaska and Rhode Island to Yuma, AZ we have lots of traveling stories to share.

During our RVing days we were members of NOMADS, a mission of the United Methodist Church. We would volunteer for two or three 3-week projects a year at camps, churches, retreat centers and community outreach. This included building, repairs, landscaping and whatever else the agency needed us to do.

phyllen's Pets

We have a sweet Beagle named Biscuit. He showed up on our porch on Easter 2019. We attempted to find his owner but to no avail. We fell in love. He is truly our Easter gift. He has the run of the property and will greet all guests. Never fear Biscuit, he is our welcome committee.

We also have 3 ducks (at this time). Unfortunately we've had more ducklings but the resident hawks like them too. The ducks can be seen from your RV as they swim in the pond or might even greet you wanting a handout.

The pond has catfish and blue gill. We have fish food available should you want to see them feed.

Your pets are welcome here.

phyllen's Hometown

We live 10 miles outside of Cullman, AL. Cullman has any thing you would need. Two Walmart's and a Publix. Lots of restaurants like Applebees, Cracker Barrel, Dennys, Logans Steakhouse, 2 McDonalds, 2 Burger Kings, 2 Zaxbys, Popeyes, 2 KFC., Golden Corral, Jim n Nicks BBQ. A couple of Mexican Restaurants. Locally owned establishments. We are but a few miles from Clarkson Covered Bridge and the Ave Maria Grotto. The warehouse district of Cullman is an area of small boutique shops, restaurants, etc. There are several auto dealerships and RV repair facilities in Cullman or nearby Our RV sites sit on our 4 acres out in the country. We are less than 8 miles from I-65 X308. We are surrounded by woods and fields. We have one site that is 50 amp Full Hook Up. The other is electric and water. Should you require a 30 amp hookup, we will provide an adapter for your use while here.


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phyllen Has 1 Host Location

The East Estate

Cullman, AL, US
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April 2021

Cozy Little Homestead

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The East Estate. The hosts are truly wonderful people. We really enjoyed our time visiting with them on their porch looking out over their beautiful pond. We got a big kick out of feeding the fish and watching the ducks. We can’t wait until our next trip through the area so that we can stop and visit again!

Will and Kate

April 2021

Fabulous Hosts!

We had a lovely stay! Our hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly, and the property is beautiful. We definitely recommend stay at the East Estate when traveling through this area!


April 2021

Country charm

A very nice, wonderful couple. Very quiet and peaceful area. They have a sweet beagle. A pond with ducks that you may feed.


April 2021

Fabulous hosts and location

What a quiet peaceful place to stay. The hosts were terrific. Nice pond with wandering ducks and a super friendly beagle dog. Had a nice conversation with the other boondocker and the host, then invited to sit on the host's porch and continued a pleasant visit with both hosts. Simply fabulous!


April 2021

A Great Place to Stay

My first experience with Boondockers Welcome, turned out to be so positive. These wonderful hosts set a high bar for the organization. The property itself is peaceful, quiet and beautiful. The hosts are gracious and helpful. You’ll enjoy their company as well as your stay here!


April 2021

Peace, Quiet, & Country.

Wonderful hospitality, helpful parking, super friendly, & calm, quiet evening. Everything you need after a long, all day drive. We loved the ducks, pond, Biscuit (dog), & great hosts! Will definitely stay here again!


April 2021


We had just the best stay with Phyllen! A beautiful peaceful spot and the most gracious and welcoming hosts for sure! Such a nice couple - they have a lot of great stories to share. We had a wonderful time chatting with them and we will be back through for sure. Thank you! Hugs to our friend Buscuit🐾❤️🐾


March 2021

Enjoyed this stay!

I really enjoyed my one night stay at The east Estate. The hosts were very hospitable and accommodating. Two very nice spots for RVs with hook ups. Beautiful and quiet location. Definitely recommend these hosts. 


March 2021

Great Host, Hope to stay again

Enjoyed another visit on way North this time. Hope to stop again in the fall!


March 2021

Super Hosts!

Can’t say enough about our stay with this adorable couple. From the getgo felt right at home in a beautiful country peaceful! They make sure your needs are met...
We will surely be back to visit our new friends.


March 2021

Beautiful spot, lovely couple!

Our visit was cut short by an impending tornado, but the night we spent there was very nice. It’s a great spot, very private, full hook ups and very warm hosts!


March 2021

Boondocking in Cullman

Peaceful, quiet respite, with a fishing pond, beautiful sunsets, and gracious hosts.
Would recommend!


March 2021

Nice and quiet plus full hookups!!

What a great place to rest! Our host were super accommodating.

Be sure to ask about the ducks and the wonderful pond.


March 2021

True Southern Hospitality

We greeted by Phyllis and Leonard at the road and they helped guide us onto our site for the evening. They offered water and electricity but we decided. Due to the cold and rain, we unable to visit long. We will definitely be returning to for another visit and getting to know Phyllis and Leonard better.

February 2021

Wonderful stay

Lovely and quiet stay with wonderful hosts... Thank you so very much.


February 2021

Very hospitable and flexible

Truly wonderful hosts, they made us feel very welcomed. They were very accommodating as we had to change our arrival date several times due to snow storms in the Midwest. We are looking forward to staying with them again and would recommend them as their host site is a perfect restful stop.


January 2021

Super friendly

The hosts were very friendly and helpful. And the location was perfect.


November 2020

Two of the Nicest People

Phyllen are among the nicest people we've ever met. Their property is postcard worthy... AND they offered 50A FHU. They had me at nicest. Only challenge now is figuring out how and when we can return. Thank-you for your gracious hospitality.


November 2020

Absolutely love it here

Such a peaceful spot with very friendly hosts. The duck pond is beautiful. We had all the comforts of home. So happy that we got to meet such nice people. Their dog was so cute and the ducks and fish were fun to watch. Look forward to another visit next year!


November 2020

Wonderful hosts-really took interest in our family!

Our four boys had so much fun on the property playing near the pond and with their dog. The hosts were very hospitable and a pleasure to talk with. The scenery was pleasant and the property was so quiet and peaceful. Thank you for making this stay such a memorable one for our family! Would love to visit here again sometime.


November 2020

Beautiful place in the country ***

Thank you so much to our hosts.
You have a beautiful place in the country very easy to get to from the highway.
We truly appreciated the wonderful conversation we had.
Also enjoy the peace and quiet away from traffic noise.
Our best to you and Biscuit. We will stop by again when we are out your way.


November 2020

Great Host, Hope to stay again

Had a great night. Was not expecting the ability to dump and top off water. That was awesome. Most importantly had a great visit and met the Beagle, and the ducks and great conversation with hosts.


November 2020

Great couple, great stay!

Phyllis and Lenny were great hosts! They were very welcoming and have a nice quiet location with lots of room. They helped us out with an extra water hose and an adapter for the electric. There was plenty of room and their road had little enough traffic that I could easily walk my dog on it. We were able to work part time without distractions, it was the perfect location for our needs. Thanks again Phyllis and Lenny for letting us stay at your beautiful place!


November 2020

Very nice stay

We had a lovely evening at The East Estate. Very friendly hosts. The site and surrounding areas are beautiful. We highly recommend staying here.


November 2020

Fabulous Stay

We truly enjoyed our stay with phyllen. The East Estate is a wonderful place to relax and recharge... which is just what we did. We stayed in our 42 ft motorhome and we had no issues getting to the site. With all the amenities of a campground... plus a lovely duck pond to watch the rising sun... it was a stay we will return to when we are back in the area. Phyllen are wonderful hosts... ready to do anything they can to help... or to leave you be if that's what you need. Thank you Phyllen for such a great few days.


October 2020

Lucky Ducks Get To Stay Here Year Round!

Fantastic stay overlooking the duck pond. Mrs. was very gracious and accommodating. Unfortunately Mr. was away attending to family. Looking forward to another visit.


October 2020

Felt like family

Wonderful weekend. Enjoyed the natural beauty. Loved the little Methodist churchNCand our little dog Peincess felt like home.
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