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.
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.
We recently added a small dog to our family! He's about 15lbs. of furry energy.
Love to be near the water, in the hills/mountains, and anywhere scenic or with the potential for some good music.
We live on a river in the Haliburton / Kawarthas area of Ontario. There's always something going on, especially in the summer!
Roadtek 190 Popular. Used to have an Itasca Phasar but it met with a an unexpected flood.
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. :)
It's a nice couple. I enjoyed to share with them our travel experiences. I recommend them as a guest
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!
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.
We had a very enjoyable visit with this couple, and are hoping they stop in again on their way back north.
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.
Hosts greeted us right at the driveway and made our stay very comfortable. We stayed the weekend and with some guidance on the river system and portages from the hosts and buddy we had a great paddle down the most beautiful river for a fall paddle we probably have ever had. Great little spot by the river. Too tired at night to use the fire pit that was offered after a full day of kayaking. Thank you for all your help it was appreciated. Will be back for sure.
Really lovely hosts and property! Very welcoming and the backyard and stream is so picturesque. We stayed one night and hope to come back again!
We had a pleasure to stay with our hosts and Buddy the dog over the weekend. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed beautiful property and Algonquin park near by. Thank you for having us over at your place. We enjoyed spending evening with you and our conversations. Sorry we couldn't make back on time for dinner and canceling invitation at last moment. Hope to see you in the future. Halyna and Roman.
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!
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!
Blake and Elaine were amazing host. Great location, canoeing, hot tub, and many nearby sites to see. Thanks for everything.
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.
Enjoyed the site. Loved the company. The falls were awesome. Peaceful night.
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.
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!!
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.