I am an amateur birder and nature lover. I enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends old and new. I find peace and solace in nature and hope to hike the full Ice Age Trail through Wisconsin in the next year. I love to entertain and am blessed to have wonderful friends so I am always ready with baked goods or apps to share on my patio as we take in the beauty of my pond and the creatures that come to visit.
I am a fairly good birder and know my local birds well. I love to cook and am happy to share ingredients and recipes.
I have recently rescued a female Boxer from a puppy mill. She is precious but learning the ways of a totally different world. We have yet to be introduced to other dogs as we are taking baby steps and making sure that every new step is a positive one. So for the time being I would ask that you keep your dogs in the field and out of sight of the house so as not to stress Ashby out. One day soon we will be adjusted enough to meet your furry friend and perhaps walk the prairie together.
I am just getting started!
Hartland is an easy commute to both Milwaukee and Madison. It is a typical small town within unusually large number of great restaurants and local corner bars serving iconic Wisconsin fish fry on Fridays. It is close to I94 and State Road 83, which is often a road chosen by those wanting a scenic drive through the country. Surrounded by numerous glacial lakes and small rivers, the Ice Age Trail runs right through downtown. People here are friendly and wave to passersby.
I have a Toyota Tundra and pull a Nu-Camp T2b 320 or a CampInn Raindrop trailer.
What a peaceful setting to get some “me time” in! My dogs and I had 2 days of blissful quiet meandering around the huge grassy field. Verizon service was good (not that I wanted it), and 15 amp electric is available.
My adapter on my power cord was too large for the receptacle, and a regular extension cord was kindly offered by the host. A wonderful surprise was delivered to my door on the morning of my departure. What a pleasant and refreshing stay!
Easily accessible. Host was very friendly. Good space to spread out
I had such a wonderful time last fall staying by myself, I returned with my grand daughter this spring.
Lots of things close by. Last time I hiked the Ice Age Trail. This time, we hiked Holy Hill and ate carry out in the parking lot of Delafield Brew Haus.
This was my first 'Boondockers Welcome' stay and I couldn't possibly have had a more wonderful introduction to this group. I had an out of town appointment in the Milwaukee area and preferred not to drive three hours in the morning, so I decided it was the perfect time to join and stay somewhere near the location of my appointment. I would really have been happy with a safe driveway, but instead, I landed in shangri-la. Even in March, this host's property is so beautiful .... a feeling of serenity is viewed in every direction. My host was so welcoming and promptly answered all my questions, offered any help I needed, instructions on where it was appropriate to park were perfect. And, what a charming spot near a field and small orchard. Easy in, easy out. Next time I have an early morning appointment in the city, I'm definitely going to see if this spot is available. Five stars, three cheers, blue ribbon stay. Highly recommended.
An idyllic place for respite on 40 acres. I parked in between the apple orchard and the indoor horse facility, right next to the pasture and in front of the fire ring. The site was level enough to just pull up and be done. Although I didn't make a fire, there was seasoned wood waiting.
The location was close to good food, fuel and the Ice Age Trail for hiking. Communication was prompt, with an added bonus of an information packet loaded with useful information.
The hostess was nice enough to include me in a walk around the pasture in the morning with Ashby, the dog.
I was honored to be the first "boondockers welcome" guest. As such, I would give a 5 star rating!