Boondockers Welcome is now part of the Harvest Hosts family! Learn more here.

Richard Carr

Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

I am a active retired minister

Ultra Host

Active Guest

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

I am a: retired minister, British car restorer, Serro Scotty camper
,motorcycle rider, and grandfather

Skills & Expertise to Share

Antique car restorer, serious woodworker.

Richard Carr's Pets

We have two Boston chichuaua dogs.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Out of the way federal and state parks.

Richard Carr's Hometown

Elkton, Virginia.

Richard Carr's Guest Details

Richard Carr's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

13 feet long

I am currently finishing a ground up rebuild of a 1978 Serro Scotty.It is only a 13 foot sportsman, but well appointed.

Richard Carr's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

Richard Carr Has 1 Host Location

Under the Blueridge

Elkton, VA, US
See Details

Richard Carr's References (26)

References from Hosts (2)


August 2013

My first boondocker

Richard was the first boondocker to take me up on my offer. He arrived mid afternoon and we had a chance to spend some time talking and I showed him a few of the local (very local) sites.


March 2013

Great guest

Richard Was the first guest to boondock at my place early last fall. He was just passing through on his way to a family event in Arkansas. He was/is a friendly fellow and I enjoyed talking with him for a couple of hours before he bedded down for the night. He had to be in Arkansas early so he was already gone when I got up the next morning. If he ask to boondock at your place, I highly recommend you let him.

References from Guests (24)


July 2021

Quiet nice stay

Stress free stay.

Interesting host, especially if you are into MGs.


June 2021

Fantastic Neighborhood Right off Skyline Drive

Awesome gracious host. Had great night’s sleep. Quiet and peaceful. A real plus if you are into woodworking and old British cars!! :)


June 2021

Feels like family

Love these two hosts!! You can come and go as you need to, these folks are kind, generous and lots of fun to chat with.

Can’t wait to come back again!


December 2020

Always friendly faces!

Love staying with these folks...they always make you feel welcome.

We’ll be back!


October 2020

Hometown Haven with kindred spirits

What an enjoyable stay. This couple will make you feel like family in a heartbeat.

We enjoyed an evening swapping tales around the campfire in their backyard.

We’ll be back!


October 2020

Quiet night

As usual Richard & Sharon provide a nice stop for the night.


October 2020

Peacefull night

As usual this stay was a pleasant night in a peaceful neighborhood.
Thank you Richard & Sharon


June 2020

Beautiful mountain view and quiet neighborhood

Backing in was easy and space was more than enough for our SUV and 17 footer. Flat driveway. Very friendly hosts. Good neighborhood for walking dogs. Would stay again!


December 2019

A very nice expérience

As a new member in boondocking it was with great pleasure that I went to Richard's and Sharon's Place they are very good and generous person they helped me a lot with all the different problems that I add with my RV.

Richard helped me with the mechanic's and also did some repairs. Sharon invited me for a ride at the Mountain which was wonderful and we laugh a lot.

So for anybody who is going to stay for a night they will be well received it is for sure.

Thank you for every moment we spent together.



October 2019

quiet spot

Once again a nice night spent between the mountains.
Nice host as usual.


October 2019

Close to Shenandoah

This was a great safe and quiet place to park and sleep. The hosts were very kind when we had to change our plans very last minute. We didn’t see them much as we were on contrary schedules, but they were definitely hosts I would recommend. Great place to stay when exploring the park! Also the town Harisonbourg close by is super cute. We got to explore it on a rainy day.


October 2019

Wonderful hosts!

Thanks so much! Looking forward to meeting again.


June 2019

Nice and quite

A delightful location even if it just a residential driveway. The location is very pleasant as were the host.
Will definitely use this location again if we go this way.


April 2019

Wonderful hosts

These two were wonderful hosts. Their place in a nice quiet area. They invited us in and showed us around their house we shared coffee and had a wonderful conversation. Would definitely visit again and recommend them.

A former member

February 2018

Wonderful hosts

We stayed one night with Richard and Sharon. They could not have been more welcoming, gracious or helpful. I hope we get the chance to host them in the future!


November 2017

Great Host Information, Though Our Plans Changed

Richard quickly responded, welcomed us to stay, and provided great directions after we submitted our request. I was looking forward to meeting Richard and his wife but unfortunately our situation changed and we had to cancel.


September 2017

A Warm Virginia Welcome!

Rich and his wife, Sharon, were wonderful hosts! They sat down immediately to talk with me, get to know me, and offer whatever information I might need to enjoy the area (The Shenendoah Valley and Skyline drive). Their two terrier dogs were "beyond enthusiastic" about my little dog, Pi. Sharon and Rich made sure Pi was comfortable, too. (Thanks!) I was on a special diet, so we didn't share the same meal, but enjoyed a long conversation over dinner when I joined them, carrying my plate. Sharon is known for her delicious fruit pies.....

Learning about their lives (Richard has done many interesting things in his life, currently learning to be a master woodworker and craftsman; Sharon was working on a project to create and package items to help women in Africa who needed basic things not available to them there), sharing thoughts on education, and having Rich run to the hardware store to find a magnet for my van, were all perks for staying in their driveway! Rich even backed my van in for me (in one of his "incarnations" he was a race car driver). It was lovely to go off for the day and come back to people who expressed interest in my experience and listened to my tales!

The neighborhood felt incredibly safe and quiet. Early morning walks revealed friendly neighbors. Mountains were visible on both sides of my van. Not a place for a really big RV, for my 24 footer, it was "just right."

Thanks, Rich and Sharon, for being the incredible and interesting people you are. It was a pleasure boondocking with you!


August 2017

Very welcoming.

We enjoyed an overnight stop with Richard and Sharon. They were very friendly and welcoming, 'come on in and set down' folk.
As we had a lot in common, there was plenty of conversation, resuming again in the morning.
Would certainly recommend them as future hosts, or welcome them to our home.

Bob and Eileen

July 2017

True southern hospitality

Really enjoyed spending time with this delightful couple. R and C are extraordinary hosts and we'd love to have them visit us if they ever come our way.

A former member

July 2017

Grat hosts

Richard and his wife are great hosts. They made us feel like we were part of the family. She is a great cook,he knows a whole lot about boondocking we would be glad tohost them and would love to be their guests again.


January 2017

Great locationand very friendly people.

Stayed here the day after Christmas and was warmly welcomed. Two of the friendliest people you'd ever want to meet. Spent an entertaining evening and learned a lot about the Shenandoah Valley. Richard is currently restoring a small trailer from the frame up. I'd surely like to see it when it's done. Perhaps they will grace us with a visit in it. We'd love to have them.


March 2016

Very pleasant spot

We stayed overnight on March 23rd, 2016 in our Roadtrek 190P. Quiet, pleasant and welcoming. Richard wasn't there but his son lives there and we parked near water and electricity. Barbecued for supper and had a pleasant evening. Would definitely stop again if near the area. Met Richard in the morning and was jovial, friendly, and welcoming.


October 2015

Very helpful and accomodating!

I wasn't able to stay as I had hoped, but Richard kept in contact to ensure I could find his place. Very quiet and peaceful setting! Excellent host!


December 2014

Convenient Location in Central VA

Richard was very helpful hosting us recently. He arranged for his son to get us situated as Richard was not at the house the night we stayed.