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papa56468

Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

Seven grandkids but still traveling America as much as we can

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We have been in the Gift Shop business for many years.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Antique clocks has been a passion and clock restoration has become a part time profession.
It's hard to get Kay away from our gift-shop (which our son manages)

papa56468's Pets

One indoor cat that travels with us.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We love to travel the backroads of America.

papa56468's Hometown

Brainerd Lakes area in Minnesota is where we were born and where we live.

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papa56468's Guest Details

papa56468's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

30 feet long

Winnebago Vista and tow a small car.

papa56468's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

papa56468 Has 1 Host Location

A spot in the woods

Brainerd, MN, US
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papa56468's References (15)

References from Guests (15)

KarenM

September 2020

Wonderful stay

Even though my 3 night visit was cut short to one night, this is a host that I would love to return to. I would love to explore more of the local area. The host was super helpful in getting me backed in. There was another guest here as well. We all sat by the bonfire telling of our different experiences. If you're in the area, I'm sure you will have a wonderful experience at A Stay in the Woods.


m2enjoyingthenow

September 2020

Secluded area near the city.

We loved this place. Deer in the yard, beautiful yard, we might add. Easy access and close to Brainerd And Baxter towns for necessities.

We felt very safe there. Owners were on their own adventure, so we unfortunately didn’t get to meet them. They were generous enough to allow us to stay anyway. Thank you so much!


TravelingwithTucson

September 2020

Great Hosts and Beautiful spot

Mark and Kay were wonderful hosts, very personable and helpful. Mark greeted us and showed is where to park. We were concerned about parking on grass due to recent rain but it was firm. Thankful for the water and electric hookups and Mark was kind enough to loan us a 30 amp extension cord. The spot was beautiful with shade and grass with a lovely sitting area. Our dog loved walking the mowed trails. We enjoyed a campfire with our hosts and another camper while we were there. Close to shopping but feel you are out in the country. Would definitely stay here again.


Ckmlawfirm

August 2020

Minnesota Marvelous

Spent a night at A Spot in the Woods on my way out West. The place was easy to find and easy for my 32 foot motor home to maneuver in the driveway for the electric hook up (had a tank of fresh water on board so I did not hook up to water). The hosts were warm and inviting and were hospitable beyond my expectations. My only regret is that my travel schedule only allowed me a one night stay. I would have loved to stay longer at this special place and enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the Brainard area. If you’re around the area and need a place to stay, set your GPS to A Spot in the Woods.


CherylandDavid

August 2020

Lovely peaceful location

This property is beautiful and quiet. We parked on the gravel driveway because rain had made the grass soft. The owner provided an electric hookup and water and we enjoyed chatting with him. We appreciated him wearing a mask while we talked.


Martine

August 2020

Beautiful property

Mark went out of his way to be attentive to my needs! His property is very woody & peaceful with entertainment provided by wildlife. Ernie’s was recommended for eats and boy was Mark right about how super it is! Thanks a bunch my friend!


RBGsadventures

August 2020

Truly a Slice of Heaven!

A Spot in the Woods is an immaculate spot. Papa56468 made every effort to make our stay so pleasant. He’s selected the perfect shaded area to park. He offered for us to enjoy some outdoor seating which we partook. We are appreciative of his allowing us their 30 amp electric. Also gave us great ideas to see this lovely area. We are rested and ready to continue our journey. Thanks so much!!!


Rollinwiththesuppnicks

August 2019

Wonderful!

Our host was so helpful and accommodating. There was plenty of room for us and we enjoyed a walk around the property. My children enjoyed hearing about the gnome and his garden that also lives on the property.


Our3Acres

August 2019

Great spot, great hosts

We enjoyed our visit to "A Spot in the Woods." After we set up and had our supper, we had the opportunity to visit with our hosts for a while on their front porch. It was a very enjoyable conversation about multiple topics. It seems we both travel to some of the same locations, so perhaps our paths will cross out on the road.

Thank you for hosting.
Gene & Liz


Rich-n-Sandy

July 2019

Short stop

Mark and kay where great hosts , I want to thank mark for his assistance on a issue i had, we did get to check out their gidt shop in Nisswa . All around good stay


skywood

May 2019

Warm, welcoming and very inviting!

Mark made sure he was there to welcome us, to show us where to park and where all the hookups were. We had a very nice introduction and then we were allowed to set up and feel at home without interruptions. We really appreciated that after a long day on the road, We would have liked to spend more time and meet Kay, but it wasn’t in the cards. All the more reason to return!


Jamiba56

October 2018

Really nice wooded land and considerate hosts.

There is a lot of wooded land with trails to walk on the property. Hosts were considerate and friendly. I had a great visit. :) The dates were actually the 21st thru the 23rd of October. The site doesn't let you adjust them unless you cancel the request and start over. We talked prior to my visit so there were no surprises.


smixer

August 2018

Wonderful friendly host

Mark was very nice and knowledgeable about the entire area. He has a wonderful place to park among the trees and Greenery. Such a nice quiet night. Thank you so much for your hospitality.


The Marti's

June 2016

Creek Retreat

Wonderful location on a beautiful lake and creek property. We had a perfect stay, our only regret was not being able to meet both hosts.


slyltc

November 2013

Warm Welcome in Minnesota

Beautiful lake location. A very friendly and hospitable couple who took pity on me and allowed my dog and I to spend the night in their RV instead of the small tent I had to use. September can be cold in Minnesota!