Age: 65+

Member since April 2015

Retirees, loving life at home and on the road

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We're newly liberated from railroading and the building trades,respectively. Loving more time for hiking, birding, gardening,skiing, boating, and hunting for elk and mushrooms. We are lifelong musicians so bring your instruments and voices.

We welcome last minute guests, lack of set-in-stone itinerary is one of the joys of RVing. But since we like to be here to greet you, please let us know as soon as you can if your plans change and we won't get to meet you.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We love to show off our neighborhood and can point you toward, or perhaps accompany you on, day hikes or backpacking excursions to fit most fitness levels, including the (justifiably) famous Devil's Causeway.. Also, we have most any tools you'd need for mechanical or general work, and might even have the know-how to use 'em.

Trowland's Pets

Our slightly obsessive border collie, Woody loves to welcome guests. With wonderful off-leash walks right from our door, he knows he lives in dog heaven.
We recently augmented our pack with 3 baby Aussie Shepherd / Border Collies, Bessie, Jasper & Roscoe.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Throughout the western U.S. but especially Colorado and Utah.

Trowland's Hometown

We're 5 miles from the village of Yampa, home (in season) to the historic Antler's Bar & Café. It's 35 miles to Steamboat Springs and just a bit more to Vail and the Eagle River valley.

Trowland's Guest Details

Trowland's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

18 feet long

We travel in a 2006 Sprinter van, mostly converted (from a hospital transport), all do-it-ourself.

Trowland's References (20)

References from Guests (20)


March 2021

Fantastic stay, beautiful location.

We had a wonderful time staying here, couldn't have asked for more friendly and enjoyable hosts. We will definitely be keeping our promise of going back to spend some more time there!


August 2020

Yampa, Colorado

What an awesome location and wonderful hosts! Could not possibly have been treated any better. "Grandpa" loved it and so did we. We had a great time exploring the area, especially the Ute Indian site located in close proximity. Would love to host Trowland and would greatly enjoy coming back in the future when haze from the forest fires is no longer an issue. Highly recommend! Thank you for allowing us to stay and good luck on the new green house project.


August 2020

Quiet, Friendly, Safe

We had a great 2 night stay with the hosts. They were welcoming, and as a bonus- very nice to talk to. We stayed on the upper part of the property and would recommend it to other Boondockers. The local Antlers Cafe & Bar was tasty, and hiking in Routt Forest was beautiful!


July 2020

Amazing Remote Location

Stayed at the remote primitive spot and it was amazing. The views are breathtaking and worth the trip up the bumpy road. Trowland is a great tour guide if you are lucky enough to catch him when he has time. I look forward to returning in the future.


July 2020

Friendly and beautiful.

I don't know how one could find a nicer place to stay or better people to spend time with. It was wonderful. Dear Hosts, thank you from my heart.


July 2020


This was an absolutely beautiful location. And the hosts were amazing, gracious, informative and entertaining! Loved the time together, and getting to know their three beautiful dogs! Thanks for a great stay. Look forward to seeing you again sometime.


July 2020

Wonderful humans, breathtaking land

I can’t say enough positive things... this is the best spot I’ve ever had the pleasure of Boondocking and the hosts were exceptionally kind. Thank you SO much for showing us your gardens and greenhouse❤️


July 2020

Lovely hosts, Outstanding views

Stayed two nights on the hill above the hosts’ home. Most guests choose to stay near the house, but our rig could handle the slightly rough road to this vantage point. We were amply rewarded with outstanding views and gorgeous sunsets. Very hospitable hosts, and we hope to visit again.


April 2020

Sharing their good life.

These hosts love their beautiful place and their lives and are anxious to share with wanderers. The view of the flattops is truly stunning as Tim identifies the many bird sounds and Dana fondly recalls the antics of various birds, wildlife and their dogs. Tim met me as I came in, suggested parking spots and let me make the decision. We all hiked up the road to the top of the hill to enjoy the views as they shared stories of their adventure building and living remotely. An amazing couple in an amazing place.


April 2020

Lovely folks; stunning property; magnificent views.

Our hosts were instantly responsive and delightful. We really appreciated them allowing us to stay on their stunning property in our RV coach as we made a run for NC to see our doctors during COVID-19. So glad we could remain quarantined! The view from our coach was breathtaking and David enjoyed a stretch-your-traveling-legs hike in the wide open spaces of their property. We hope to connect with them on the slopes next year! Thanks, guys!


August 2019

So quiet and beautiful views!

We had such a nice time at this location! The hosts were so welcoming and showed us a great place at the top of their property with the most amazing views! And it was so quiet. They are a really neat couple - wish we could have spent more time chatting with them but we'll be back!


July 2019

Breathtakingly beautiful!

We were so sad we couldn’t stay more than one night! The hosts were so welcoming! I especially enjoyed their new puppy dogs! Wonderful stay!


July 2019

An unforgettable experience!

Wow. Where do I even start. Being this was my official launch into the nomadic world of lifestyle living and also my first stay with a host, I could not have asked for a better experience. Tim and Dana are so warm, friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to included me in so many of their daily activities including awesome hikes on their vast and beautiful property, an open mike night at the local bar with Tim's incredible guitar playing and humorous song selection, and many wonderful and enriching conversations. And to top it off, a constant comical entertainment from their super smart dog Woody and puppies Bessie, Jasper & Roscoe — my own one year old pup Lily played and ran freely and endlessly like never before!

I would encourage anyone to make the trip to their place even if you just make it a destination. You'll come away feeling like you made friends for life. I will definitely be back!

John & Lily. :)


June 2019

Great stay

What a beautiful view we had. Great conversation and a wonderful visit with our hosts three new puppies. We did not have time to hike and explore the valley but will the next time we are in the area.


July 2018

A perfect stay!

The Trowlands are perfect hosts and the countryside is beautiful!

They helped us level our camper and invited us to watch hummingbirds on their front porch, and the sunset over the hills! They were very accommodating but beyond that warm, funny and interesting! And they enjoyed having our kids around, you could tell. :-) We loved our stay with them and would be easily enticed for a return visit!

Thank you so much for everything! We enjoyed our stay and visiting with you!

Tori, Betsy, Willa, and Sudi


June 2018

Perfect Hospitality

Tim and Dana are fantastic hosts! Their property is beautiful with stunning views, and more hummingbirds than you could imagine. Tim was a huge help with a small leak in our hot water heater, and answered all my questions about backpacking. Dana took my wife and our daughter on a hike to search for wild mushrooms, they had a blast! The night before we left, we all went out for a great diner at the local Antlers restaurant. We will definitely be back to visit Tim and Dana and the beautiful area!


June 2018

Beautiful location!

You can bet I’ll be back and make a point to visit this place again! Very friendly and helpful hosts. A-1!


October 2017

Great spot

Beautiful, quiet spot with gracious hosts! The drive there is spectacular at this time of year.

Kris Hunsaker

August 2017

Saving for another day

This host was so hospitable. I was unsure about my plans. He was very patient, accommodating and understanding. I wish I would have had a chance to make the stay work. I will just say "WOW! What a view."


June 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

High recommendation for these hosts! We had a so great time staying with them. They made us living in an american family and discover their way of life.... They took us discover their beautiful area... We had a wonderful evening around the fire, we wont forget it... Thanks so much!