Age: 55-65

Member since January 2016

60+ and very easygoing.


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Recently retired and enjoying rural life. We've been on a number of month long tours in the past couple of years and had a great time. Met some great folks while boondocking.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I'm a half-decent shade tree mechanic and Elaine is an avid gardener and artistic crafts-person. We enjoy kayaking, canoeing, taking in the local music scene and hiking in the summer.

Itasca's Pets

No pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Love to be near the water, in the hills/mountains, and anywhere scenic or with the potential for some good music.

Itasca's Hometown

We live on a river in the Haliburton / Kawarthas area of Ontario. There's always something going on, especially in the summer!

Itasca's Guest Details

Itasca's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

19 feet long

Roadtek 190 Popular. Used to have an Itasca Phasar but it met with a an unexpected flood.

Itasca's Travel Preferences

  • Prefers an electric hookup

Itasca Has 1 Host Location

River Refuge

Minden Hills, ON, CA
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Itasca's References (16)

References from Hosts (7)


August 2019

Beyond Amazing

Im sorry this has taken me a bit to write.... These two memebers are amazing!! they stepped right up when my hubby had an accident and assisted me to the best of their abilities... To this day we keep in touch and cant wait to have a return visit - albiet with more visiting over driving hopefully. :)

truck camper rovers

July 2019

Enjoyed your visit.

Very Friendly. Great chats. Welcome back anytime!


July 2019

Good Guest

It's a nice couple. I enjoyed to share with them our travel experiences. I recommend them as a guest

John and Jan

July 2019

Wonderful retired couple enjoying this great land of ours!

Itasca is the brand of RV they had, now a Roadtrek, so the $64thousand dollar question is ... will they change their username? Seriously, a delightful couple who stayed one night and enjoyed our forested setting. Unfortunately we had lots of comings and goings in the family and neighbourhood that evening so wasn't really able to spend much time with them. I'd welcome them back anytime!

Terry and Malcolm

February 2016

Nice couple

I didn't get to meet them in person, but they stayed at our place for one night on their way home. They're welcome back anytime.


February 2016

Welcome back any time

We had a very enjoyable visit with this couple, and are hoping they stop in again on their way back north.


January 2016

First night

They stopped by here on their way to points further south. It was their first night out in their new to them RV. We had a nice chat before they went on their way. Really excited about their new adventure.

References from Guests (9)


September 2019

A very welcoming couple

A wonderful time at River Refuge!

They welcomed me so good that I was shy Loll A charming couple and I will definitive;y go again!
The place is calm, please keep it that way, view on the calm river.
I definitively recommend their place if you want to relax and chat!


September 2019

An Idyllic Haliburton spot with Fabulous Hosts

Camping can’t get any better than this! Beautiful spot beside the river. So quiet and peaceful. Itasca hosts were so incredibly helpful to make me feel at home and to help with a few glitches with my new to me rig. So appreciated. Electrical and water hookups were great to have and wifi worked very well. Tour of the area’s natural wonders was memory making. Would love to visit again! Thank you so much Itasca!


October 2018

Good talks

Talked for hours, great people.
My second stay, will stay again


September 2018


Blake and Elaine were amazing host. Great location, canoeing, hot tub, and many nearby sites to see. Thanks for everything.


July 2018

Incredible hosts

This is what Boondockers is all about. Fantastic easy going friendly hosts. Great tour guides of the local area. We shared a campfire and a meal. Felt like we had been friends forever. Location is super quiet on the river. Great place to kayak. Thank you for the fantadtic 5 days, even though the mosquitoes thought we were steak. Hope to meet again.


July 2018

Great hospitality

Enjoyed the site. Loved the company. The falls were awesome. Peaceful night.

Old Betzy

June 2018


We had just what we were looking for plus.... thank you for taking us to the two beautiful falls in the area. The two of you made our weekend one to remember. Sorry we didn't have a chance to kayak down the river with you hope to do the later in the season. If you come to Sawdust again let us know we would love to join you.


June 2018

Can we come back?

It really is a Refuge. Once again we found ourselves smiling as we drove down Hobbits Lane to our destination. Our smiles did not leave when we met our most gracious hosts. Itasca were funny and witty and so very helpful. Our hosts genuinely cared and were ready to assist and guide us with anything we needed. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We laughed and shared interesting stories. We felt so comfortable. They have a beautiful river just out their back door! I wish I could post pictures! Looking forward to seeing them again. Thank you Itasca!!


April 2018


Real nice people.
Gorgeous site on creek.
Bizarre weather, snow and ice storm middle of April.
Narrow lane, branches were rubbing on my 11 foot class C.
Would definitely stay again.