Irv

Age: 65+

Member since October 2015

Retired weldor, married enjoy dutch oven cooking, motorcycling, bluegrass music.

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Joined Navy at 17, upon discharge got degree in welding. and have done just that until retirement. enjoy fishing and camping, for a number of years camped using motorcycle and tent. Wife is a quilter, and enjoys other crafty projects. We are able to have campfire given the appropriate weather.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have years of welding experience in all sorts of repair and fabrication. hobbies include BBQ smoking Dutch oven cooking.

Irv's Pets

No Pets,

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Have camped up and down the East coast. Not a lot of free boondocking opportunity's other that Boondockers Welcome. We go to Bluegrass festivals and alot of them have free boondocking with weekend admission.

Irv's Hometown

Chesterfield NH, is home to large state park for hiking there is no entrance fee, as well as some other places to hike. Lake Spofford is a mile away with boat access. Fort #4 a restored place of safe haven for early settlers, 30 min distance. Hogback MT in Marlboro Vt has a 100 mile view is approximately 15 miles.

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Irv's Guest Details

Irv's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

31 feet long

5er, 31 foot cougar, 2012 with 3 slides. Towed by a 350 Ford .

Irv's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

Irv Has 2 Host Locations

At the lake

Island Falls, ME, US
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In the pines

West Chesterfield, NH, US
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Irv's References (71)

References from Hosts (12)

Suwannee16

November 2019

Great guest

We enjoyed having Irv and Nancy stay with us a couple nights. We had fun playing games and getting to know them. We would welcome them back.
Butch and Judy


10EC

November 2019

GREAT FOLKS

NICE QUITE COUPLE, WELCOME BACK ANYTIME


10EC

April 2019

GREAT FOLKS

GREAT PEOPLE, I HOPE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO STOP BACK AGAIN SOMETIME.


andy101usa

February 2019

Great Couple!

Irv and Nancy are sweet fun kind. They stayed extra days and I hated to see them go. They are welcome back anytime.


andy101usa

February 2019

Great Couple!

Irv and Nancy are super. Great guests and are welcome back anytime.


A former member

November 2018

A super kind couple

We sure appreciated our guests. What a kind couple! We hope y'all pass back through and come see us again.


Faststreak

November 2018

New Hamshire friends

I rv and Nancy were a Joy to have. We had great time visiting. They are now full timers. It was fun to hear their stories and plans. They helped us with some of the apps they use in their travels. They are welcome back anytime. Eddie


HappyCamper

August 2018

Friendly and Appreciative

Was able to meet Irv ad his wife. A+ people. I enjoyed our conversations and they are welcome back anytime.


DogandPonyShowFarm

May 2018

Great folks

Great guests. hope to see them back again


Big Mike

January 2017

Great people

Very nice couple. I was glad they liked it here. They will always be welcomed back


Butch and Fonda

June 2016

Great Guests!

We felt like friends, from the time they said hello. We found that we had several things in common and plenty to talk about.

We certainly hope that our paths cross again in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, it was our privilege meeting you.

Butch and Fonda


angrybird

May 2016

Great people, instant friends

Hope to keep in touch with this couple and visit them when we travel to their location. So easy to host! A down-to-earth couple with whom we shared conversation that, to the unknowing, would have seemed like we had been lifelong friends. Don't miss a chance to meet them.


References from Guests (59)

Dboykas

October 2019

Wonderful Location

Beautiful site in the woods that was easily accessible in our 33 foot RV.
Even though we did not get to meet our hosts since they were out of town they were very helpful through emails. Hopefully we’ll get to meet them our next time in the area.


meganfenoglio

October 2019

Delightful Stay

Such a sweet couple and very helpful for a couple of Texas Roadtrippers who were totally out of our element!


Steve-Dara

October 2019

We felt very welcomed!

This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and what a great introduction. Our hosts made us feel very comfortable from the start. We had a fire, hiked and played cards. We look forward to seeing them again soon.


RVeganRoadtrip

October 2019

Great Location In The Pines

Quick communications and offered a bonus hike, if we could have made it sooner. One full hookup site with several other spots to “tuck away” in for traditional Boondocking. Super friendly. I wish we had more time to stay and enjoy the campfire.


eperrier

October 2019

Beautiful & welcoming

Exactly what I needed to spend some time in nearby Brattleboro. Irv was communicative and helpful! Easy to park, hookups and all. Thank you for opening your land to us strangers.


Billberry

October 2019

Another fisherman!!

Nice place. Great host. Good fisherman. Got to spend a day scouting the river with a local. A definite bonus. Many thanks for the hospitality!


RJohnson

October 2019

In the Pines

Nice secluded spot to relax, unwind. We so appreciated having 30 amp electricity and water. Thank you!
We went to the ocean and came home in the dark. You have to really be looking to find the driveway but we did it!
Great hosts who gave tips about local places of interest and traveling issues. (Thank you for the Museum Putty!)


Rachel

October 2019

Charming woods setting

Easy and convenient spot for guests and host. Hosts are generous with utilities, but I only used electricity for microwaving coffee, but still very convenient.

Rachel
South side of Cincinnati


HomeAdrift

October 2019

Nice spot in the Pines

We arrived in the evening and were welcomed with a fire pit and other guests chatting with the hosts. We cooked burgers over the open fire and had a great evening. Rain put a damper on the next day, but the host took us up to a local trail and we had a nice walk and got to see some great overlooks. Beautiful piece of New Hampshire. @homeadrift


bradwills

October 2019

In the pines

We had a great stay. We had a camp fire Saturday afternoon. We ate appetizers and had great conversation. Sunday we went to Church with Them. Then we went to breakfast. They were so nice and we had wonderful time. Oh I asked them how to open our day and night shades as we were leaving. She came in and opened them right up. I tried for a week to open them and couldn’t open them. Lol


johnb

October 2019

Special place - perfect!

This host takes his guests comfort seriously - the most prepared boondocking we've encountered full hook-ups include 50A 30A and 20A service. Smooth entry and level spot. Host met us and was warm and welcoming. What a nice place. Thanks so very much!


jim30825

October 2019

Great stay great spot in the pines

Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Great spot to camp with full hookups. We shared stories around the campfire. We stayed four days and kept busy with things to do in the area. Would love to come back.


ajbowman

September 2019

Irv and Nancy = A+

When we arrived on the 19th Irv and Nancy were traveling Maine. Their son and his wife were there to greet us and help us get settled in. We had FHU for a 4 night stay, and it could not have been better. It was a very peaceful setting and very conveniently located - easy to find and just a short distance to town. On our final evening there we were invited to join them around the campfire for some very enjoyable time of sharing stories and fellowship. We will be back the next time we are in the area. I highly recommend Irv and Nancy “In The Pines” as a great place to stay! Thanks again!


CapandDodie

September 2019

Splendor in the Pines

Their location just east of the Vermont border in New Hampshire made this an easily accessible stop over. We loved the tranquil setting tucked in a pine grove above the owners home where full hookups are thoughtfully provided. While our hosts were absent during our stay, we enjoyed some great conversations with their son and his wife, who were visiting. We look forward to a return visit.


dupedog

September 2019

Good Night's Stay

Stayed overnight at the Pines. Sorry to be so late in response, but we have been without internet or cell service for 2 weeks. Thank you for allowing us to relax and refresh for our next day's ride.


lmaniscalco

September 2019

A quiet place in the woods

We so appreciate our hosts who let us stay at their place while they were away. Their son came and made sure all was ready to go. He even shared vegetables from the garden. It was just right for us and we sure appreciate their hospitality! Thanks again!


rog+katrv

September 2019

Awesome hosts

Irv & Nancy welcomed us as family. Irv is a wise man ... be sure to listen to his instructions on how to maneuver your rig. If not, Irv willingly bails you out of hot water :)

The scenery was beautiful and their company delightful. We could not have asked for anything better. We hope to meet up with them on the road in the future. We’d definitely return ... next time my husband promises he will listen.


JB18

September 2019

Peaceful

Enjoyed our stay at this peaceful, beautiful place on the lake! Just what we were looking for. Enjoyed spending an evening with our Hosts and their visiting family. Thank you!!!


WheelingToDream

September 2019

Great for a night!

Irv was very friendly and quick to respond. We stayed for one night. Nice flat level space with plenty of room to pull in with no need to drop our toad. Quiet place with easy access. Would definitely stay again!


johndurden

August 2019

Nice people, good stop...

Warm, friendly welcome and a good, quiet spot to spend some time. Hosts left the morning after my visit (to go to their vacation spot) but stopped by to say goodbye; had no issue with me staying. The first night there, dinner was shared around a campfire with 3 other boondocker guests and our hosts. Highly recommend.


TravelingwithTucson

August 2019

Excellent layover near Keene NH

Great location and great hosts. We had hoped to get FHU site but wasn't available. Irv graciously offered us another spot and ran us water and electric. Had a nice potlock by fire and good conversation with them and other campers. Made us feel at home.


Rob779

August 2019

Perfect

Perfect


Rob779

August 2019

Great stay

This place was great. Irvin (host) had a potluck for us and some other boondockers staying there and it was great to talk to people living the same life as us . They even gave us some fresh blueberries and zucchini from their garden. Great people to hang out with.


Yachtfinder

August 2019

Relaxed an enjoyable

Both Irv and Nancy were delightful hosts and went well beyond normal host efforts. Four boondockers at one time with potluck shared around evening firepit.
Addition of few pounds air supplied by Irv's compressor saved me a trip into town.
Very easy "normal" folks. Good visit.
Thank you again.
Tom


JourneywiththeJakes

August 2019

Overnight In The Hills

Everything was wonderful for our quick stop overnight. Wonderful smell of trees in the air and plenty of room to pull through! The host was gracious and had power to hook up if we needed it. We arrived later than planned so the motion lights were a big plus. Thanks!


Awoodsarrow

August 2019

Great experience with a lovely couple!

Irv and his wife Nancy were really wonderful to meet! I enjoyed spending time around the campfire and as a Boondocking newbie I was happy to discuss camping and travel, I learned so much! Look forward to seeing them again in the future!


AandQ

August 2019

Sweet stop over

They were very welcoming. Their place is tucked away in the woods and I heard the crickets all night. It was great to have a pull-through spot with all the amenities. I'd absolutely recommend them as hosts. Thanks!!


JeromeJankowski

August 2019

great experience here!

What gracious people. We really enjoyed meeting with them and visiting with them. Hopefully we'll get to meet up with them again in the near future.


CWOSGT

July 2019

A Real Gem of a place

This was our second visit to this location. This is easy to find, following the directions and easy access. Unfortunately, our schedule did not us to visit with our hosts’ this time but their son was available. We enjoyed the quiet nights and the shaded afternoon. We hope to see them down the road, soon.
Highly recommend.


mike n penny

July 2019

Heaven amidst the trees!

This was our second stay at this beautiful location. The hosts were ever so gracious to allow us to pull in even though they weren't there to greet us. Another boondocker was there; one we'd stayed with a couple years ago. It
was great to catch up.We highly recommend you stay here. Oh...Ramunto's pizza place is just a few minutes down the road. Yummy!


Fellow_Traveler

July 2019

What an excellent first time experience

Irv was an exceptional host and made our first experience using boondocks welcome a wonderful one. He has a great space for hosting and we loved the peacefulness of the area. Irv was very welcoming and kind. We would love to go visit again.


Life_UnDunn

June 2019

Lovely Visit

We had a very sweet time at In The Pines. They were SO kind to us. We enjoyed some conversation by their fire and got to learn more about them and their stories as we shared ours. Beautiful secluded spot to relax or explore!


Jaimelee

June 2019

Good spot

Right on the scenic highway I was traveling..,couldn’t have been more convenient.


Kevin25

June 2019

Never disappoints

Never disappoints..Always a great place to stay… Close to everything… Walmart 15 minutes away… Brattleboro Vermont… Lots of good golf courses close by… Thanks so much to Irv


JourneywiththeJakes

June 2019

Easy Peasy

Host was able to accomodate us for the evening. There was no problem whatsoever fitting our rig (50ft truck and camper). It was a short stay with an awesome view of the stars. Thanks!


Nika

June 2019

Peaceful Stay

Wow! We loved this quiet spot in the woods. We spent one night while exploring New Hampshire. Lovely and peaceful. Extra bonus with hook-ups made available was very much appreciated! We didn’t get to meet our hosts this time, maybe another time.


RonorSue

June 2019

Best time ever, great down home people

We loved our stay and hope to return someday. This couple have worked hard for what they have and are truely good people. They love to share what they have. They are part of our family now for sure. Loved them both. I just can't say enough about how nice they are. And our time with them was great. At the lake was perfect.


Kevin25

June 2019

My kind of place

I never met Irv but I did speak with him and text with him a couple of times he was very helpful… I did meet his son who showed me where everything was and he was a great person… A kind gentleman… The spot was level and has water and electricity what more could you ask for… Second night there were two deer 10 feet behind my camper… I requested three nights but only stayed two only because I was needed at home otherwise I would’ve stayed the full time and I don’t want my cancellation to reflect badly on the host !! It is 15 minutes from Brattleboro Vermont on route nine W. I believe… Where you can get just about anything you need and there is a Walmart 15 minutes away


natenzr2

June 2019

Quiet

It was a joy chatting with his son, was a good stay.


CWOSGT

June 2019

A Quiet Night in the Pines

This location is easy to find and provided water, electric and sewer as offered. Irv and his wife were generous host who communicated well and met us upon arrival with open arms. Irv walked us to the location, explained alternatives and made sure we were satisfied.
We had a lovely evening coffee and a great conversation.
We will request to stay again when in the area and very strongly recommend In the Pines.
Hope to see you on the road, or to host at our location.


Donald

April 2019

super people

I wanted a place for a few night but it was cold and raining so we decided to move west,only stayed one night, these people were so nice, him and also his wife one after the other help us on the phone to find the right place for us even if they were a 1000 miles away .... imagine ...making sure we had water and power, even their son a real gentlemen came to make sure we were ok,
would love to go back one day to shake their hand and say thank you,

from an old diesel mechanic to a welder, thank for everything A++++++


pquinn

February 2019

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Great stay!


TaraSage

October 2018

So kind

Kind, generous hosts. More than accommodating. We are so appreciative.


Allison

October 2018

Best spot yet!

What a pleasure hosts were to visit with, and site was perfect. Could not have ask for more!! FHU and very quite and private.


LMeeder

October 2018

Gracious hosts

They couldn’t have been any more welcoming. They did everything they could to accommodate all my requests including setting up access for Internet and helping me dump my black water at the last minute before I headed out on my journey. They’re wonderful to sit and visit with as they are full of knowledge and resources to support the RV lifestyle.
Truely delightful people!


jannymac

September 2018

Nice Quiet Spot In The Pines

Nice spot very quiet


mixedpuppy

September 2018

Nice quiet and friendly

Location is super convenient to explore the area. Had a great time visiting in front of a campfire. Cell access is possible with a booster, or perhaps on Verizon.


2-Ole-Buddies

September 2018

Exceptional kindness and a wonderful setting...

We can’t say enough about our host in the pines. We had an exceptional spot with 15 amp which meet our needs for a peaceful stay over. We visited friends in the area while boondocking and return after dark with no problems. Morning time allow us to sit and visit with our host and we shared stories about the different places they had visited and where we were headed. We were just sorry we didn’t catch the second night stay we had to move on and missed what was to be a terrific fish fry. We’ve promised to return with a rain check. Looking forward to our paths crossing again. Safe travels and we wish you health and happiness always.
Sincerely,
2-Ole-Buddies & four paws
Tom, Deb & Bentley


jsmith_543

August 2018

Nice location and hosts

We enjoyed the convenient location and fun hosts at this location.

We recommend them for sure.


kevinudy

July 2018

Nice people, nice spot!

Irv's property made for a great boondocking location, with plenty of space and a very convenient "pull-through" style setup. Very nice folks, and even though we were only there for an evening, had a great time and recharged our mental batteries! Had mobile internet/cell service with our WeBoost amplifier turned on. Thanks again.


philnjo

May 2018

Great stopover

Although owner was not able to be there, Granddaughter and Partner made sure we were all settled in and had everything we needed, thanks to you all :) We had a nice stop, hopefully Irv will be there if we get the chance to stop again.


Pilotman

October 2017

What's to say?

We really enjoyed our time here. Just good people, beautiful place, and wonderful sights. As you can tell, I like to make my recommendations short and too the point. Thank you guys for being such great hosts and I hope you all are as lucky as we have been with all the great people we have met on our journey like yourselves.

Safe Travels - Pilotman, Wife & Lani the dog


coffeemate1

September 2017

Spot on!

Although IRV was not in town, he had family greet us and get us set up. He responded quickly to communications. Thanks so much for a great spot right on our route. Hope we can meet one-day.


marcel1696

July 2017

Wow!

"A 1" spot. They are great hosts. They had a nice location for us by there shop. Greeted us in the evening with a great bond fire. Spent a couple of hours talking of our families and travels. Thank You


itinunkn

July 2017

Great Visit

Irv and his wife were very nice hosts. The weather was terrible but they made us hot homemade muffins that made us feel warm. Yummy!!!


A former member

July 2017

great host

Irv is a great host - even tho he was out of town - he was not out of touch - his grandson welcomed us and showed the way and Irv made a couple of calls to make sure our stay went well Thank you for that - I would recommend this host and hope to meet up with them some time on the road


JLHigh

October 2016

Great Host

We stayed with Irv and his wife for a few days. They were great hosts and even provided a personal tour of the area. Great company to sit a chat with.

Jlhigh


cnknorr

August 2016

Great Canoeing Location

A flat shaded spot near several lakes and ponds for canoeing or kayaking. The man, who has his office on this property, gave us many suggestions for places to go. We parked in a private wooded area, and spent 3 days canoeing on Willard Pond, Lake Nubanusit and Spoonwood Lake. All 3 were wonderful, and there are larger ones even closer. Then we came back to sit in chairs amongst the trees. We also walked the trail at nearby Chesterfield Gorge. The only downside was that our hosts were out of town while we were visiting. They were so kind to welcome us anyway, with a sign showing us where to park. Great place to park while you explore the local area's treasures. Thank you so much!


Trekkers

June 2016

How kind to invite us when you weren't even home!

Another example of how friendly and welcoming "BoondockersWelcome" members are. We were invited to stay over while our hosts were travelling elsewhere. So, we didn't have a chance to meet, but hopefully we will on our next trip through. Thanks again!