Age: 55-65

Member since April 2016

We are in our mid 50's and have lived in Jerome county since the 1980.

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Getting close to semi retiring. We enjoy the RV life style and exploring new places.

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Work in Agriculture Industry , and a do it yourself type person.

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Sawtooth Mountains


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Idaho556's Guest Details

Idaho556's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

35 feet long

We have a Grand Design,Solitude 300 GK , it is a 35 ft 5th wheel with 3 slideouts. Pull by a 2014 Ram 3500 truck.

Idaho556's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Idaho556 Has 1 Host Location

Idaho556's Host Location

Jerome, ID, US
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A former member

February 2018

Great Couple

I am absolutely loving being a host for Boondockers Welcome because of all the fine travelers that I am getting to meet. Idaho556 tops my list; so friendly and fun to talk with. I enjoyed their stay and they are welcome to return anytime. They were truly an exceptionally nice and fun couple. Safe travels.


January 2018

Wounder couple

they had a short stay we are going to meet in quortzside AR

References from Guests (78)


September 2019

Perfect spot away from it all!

We had a very nice stay. This location is very quiet and peaceful. We needed rest and this was the perfect place. The hosts were very kind, friendly, and accommodating. We enjoyed meeting them and were very comfortable at this location. Thank you!


September 2019


Only staying one night we had a chance to relax and talk with our great host about his farm and traveling. It was great walking along the corn and alfalfa fields.
Thanks again to our hosts.


August 2019

Lovely Stay

Lovely, very accommodating couple.
Location is perfect to explore Twin Falls. Which we loved.
Lots of room for our boys to run around.


August 2019

Relaxing farm

Due to strong headwinds driving West thru Wyoming I arrived later than planned. Easy access, host was kind to bring me a Ziploc bag of ice because my solar 12v fridge was unplugged.
Invited for a morning cup of coffee and a little conversation.
Extraordinary location and hosts!
Thank you so much for your kindness!

August 2019

Above and beyond

Very friendly and welcoming. Gave great tips and insight for things to do in the surrounding area. Above and beyond our expectations. Would definitely stay here again. Fantastic place!


August 2019

Wish there was a rating better than "positive"

Idaho556 are gracious, friendly, warm hosts who made our first BoondockersWelcome stay more than just pleasant! They brought their camp chairs out and sat with us for a couple of hours and visited. It was great getting to know them!

Their small farm is easy to find, easy to access with a 39' 5th-wheel, easy to navigate within; just ... well, easy! 😄

Although they had full hookups (30 amp, water, and sewer), we did not utilize those services so cannot comment on them. However, had we needed them, we would not have hesitated to use them!

Although the weather did not want to cooperate in the evening with a few thunderstorms occasionally rolling through, we still had a restful night's sleep.


August 2019

It was all we could have hoped for and more!

Like so many others, this was the first time we've used Boondocker's Welcome, and we couldn't have been happier. We were able to park here on relatively short notice (same day) and the place was great. Full hookups, a host that knows the area we'll, and a location not too far off the beaten path, we are definitely going to try and stay here the next time we're passing through Twin Falls.


August 2019

As Good as it Gets

This is a great stop for travelers. Easy to find, easy to maneuver, hookups, and a really pleasant place to camp. As great as that is, the best part of this stop are the hosts. Hospitable and friendly, they make you feel 100% welcome and go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. This is our second time with Idaho556 and we had a wonderful visit. Great discussions regarding camping advice and modifications to rigs and solar systems. And suggestions on places to see while in town. Can't wait to visit again!! Thank you Thank you!!!!

Kelley Anne

July 2019

Wonderful hosts

We really enjoyed these hosts and their place. Thank you so much for the hospitality and sharing your property with us. Beautiful spot with hookups! Come see us soon! Kelley and John


July 2019

Super Nice couple!

Our second stay was equally super fantastic. Thoughtful and so generous of this couple to let guests stay at their beautiful property. Great conversations and new friends, hope to see them again!


July 2019

Perfect base for exploring Twin Falls area

Could not have asked for a better home base and most welcoming hosts. We stayed 3 nights. Cooper enjoyed the grassy area we parked by and having access to water and sewer eased our planning.


July 2019

Super Gracious hosts

Great location, great amenities and super great hosts! Wonderful stop for quiet and peaceful stay. We look forward to another stay. Thanks so much again.


July 2019

Above and beyond

Incredibly kind hosts that went beyond our expectations. Would definitely stay here again!


July 2019

Peaceful and beautiful.

This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and it was perfect. Darwin and Linda's property was beautiful. We thank you for the beautiful setting near the pond, where we enjoyed watching and listening to all the birds. Full hook-ups and a level spot.. Thanks again


June 2019

Great Stay!

This was our first Boondockers experience and it could not have been better. Host was very accommodating and we really enjoyed the conversation. Told us about some great things to see in the area. Spot was quiet and dark and we slept very well. Our dog is usually in our truck waiting to go the minute she sees us packing up but we had to make her come with us. She was ready to stay.


June 2019


I had a very nice 4 nights stay at Idaho556's house. Lots of space to park and easy to maneuver and hook ups and dump if you need them. Nice little chats too. Thank you for having me!


May 2019

Flexible, Helpful and Easygoing

A very nice location, peaceful, beautiful and serene. Was like being on the set of Green Acres, land spreading out far and wide. Darwin and Linda are very nice hard working people and quite accommodating. Just a short distance to grocery store and restaurants. Wish I could have helped Darwin out with some chores. Maybe next time.


May 2019


We had an awesome experience here. After a long day of driving, we were greeted promptly, introduced and mingled for a few minutes and did our thing. It was nice to have the night to ourselves and to rest and enjoy the experience. Property was beautiful and in the morning we visited more!


May 2019

Beautiful Property

Great hosts! We really enjoyed our one night stay. Listened to the frogs croaking in the nearby pond all night. Perfect location if you are travelling between Yellowstone and Yosemite N.P.


May 2019


Very fast approval. Super friendly couple. Beautiful area. Interesting conversations. Hoping they come see us.


April 2019

Great host, wonderful location

Such a kind, caring, wonderful host! Made sure we were taken care of CONSTANTLY, and gave recommendations on places to go. You get the FULL hookup here! Amazing! Hope to stay again sometime!


April 2019

Wonderful stay

Wonderful couple with a lovely spot to share. Greeted us warmly with a few suggestions on touring the area. We are sorry not to spend another day but we are in a time crunch. We will definitely stay here again if possible. Would love to explore the area further. Thank you again! Safe travels


March 2019

Idaho 556

Thank you kind folks!
Pleasant stay after some long driving on a farm near Jerome..
A courteous host and all amenities.
Got some badly needed rest.
Would recommend!


March 2019

Lovely space!

Thank you for letting us pull in for a night .Thank you Darwin for all the sight seeing info in the area! I think we need to come back for another visit and stay two days! Idaho is beautiful! M


December 2018

Fabulous place to stay!

Thank you Darwin and Linda for the warm welcome and amazing site for us to stay at. Great location on our route south from B.C. We highly recommend these hosts and will definitely come again if we are in the area!

Pat Anderson

November 2018

The Spot is the Full Meal Deal, Darwin is an Excellent Host!

When you stay here, you get not only a place to park - you get a spot that rivals any RV park, including a power pedestal, a frost free water spigot, a sewer dump and WiFi! Darwin helped us get in and positioned, and we chatted a little bit after we arrived. In the morning, he invited us into his house for coffee, and we gratefully accepted! We had a very pleasant visit over coffee! This is one place where you will want to offer to reimburse the host for the power, he may not accept it at first but if you put $5 on his coffee table, he will be appreciative! He has hosted more than 60 BW guests this year, and in my book, that makes him a champion host! We had always stayed at Walmart in Jerome before BW, and we were just blown away by this host and host site! Highly recommended!


November 2018

Much cooler oasis

Thank you again for letting us stay on our way back to Canada.

Wonderful host's

Pete and Ally


November 2018

Kind and helpful hosts!

This was our first experience on Boondockers and we couldn’t have chosen a better spot! Our hosts were so kind and helpful. It was a lovely and easy way to begin our journey. So grateful.


November 2018


Quiet and pleasant with easy on off freeway.


October 2018

Great location

Arrived to a warm welcome and amazing accommodations. Nice quiet location just a few miles from twin falls, we will definitely come again if passing through!


October 2018

Great Host; Fantastic Location

Nestled in acres of farm land, Host welcomed & directedme to park next to a great lawn & pumpkin patch. Surrounded by beautiful farm land, Hosts offered a "full hook up"! Wow! Gratefully utilized the electric & water, especially since my RV propane furnace wasn't working. Host was so kind, came in and tried various connections & even drove me into to town to check w a RV mechanic and when returned, found was a broken Thermostat!
Host was so kind, he picked one up when out and installed it! What kindness!!!
Poured all day on 2nd day, but I was warm & dry with a gorgeous view.
Heartedly Reccomend these Hosts!


October 2018


This was our first Boondockers experience and it far surpassed our expectations. Great hosts, very welcoming and friendly. Directions to the farm are perfect, easy to find and the site is easy to navigate. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us advice for camping and boondocking and sharing your camping expertise. We had a great time and hope to see you again someday. Thanks so much for hosting!


September 2018


Great location and wonderful hosts. Close to town yet out in the country. Awesome sunsets. Thank you for taking the time to give us an awesome tour of the Twin Falls community. We kayaked the Snake River and enjoyed the bike path to the Shashone Falls. Our dog loved walking the farm fields for some exercise. Would definitely return to this great BW location.


September 2018

So friendly and accommodating!

Wow! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Idaho556. They were so accommodating (as we arrived a day early, and at night). Super quiet spot in Twin Falls and a great host. We would love to come back and stay longer! Thank you for hosting us!


September 2018

Warm welcome

I was greeted with a warm welcome and had a very easy and safe time in their spacious driveway. Thanks so much for hosting!


September 2018

Amazing stay

We had the pleasure of staying with Idaho556. Easy access off/on freeway. Clear, specific directions to property, parking and hook-ups. Kind and considerate hosts. Close enough to town activities and local attractions, but out far enough road noise or light pollution not an issue. Enjoyed beautiful sunsets and a big full moon. The host location is perfect and the hosts are exemplary.


September 2018


What a wonderful oasis after a long day of travel! Our hosts were friendly, helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed chatting about travel and RVs. The site is everything an RVer could want - level, space for maneuvering, a lovely patch of green grass to the side of our rig, with trees and a garden just beyond that.


September 2018

Great stay

We had a wonderful stay at their property. Very helpful, fun to talk with, and great communication. Would recommend!


September 2018

We felt like part of the family!

What a fabulous experience. Our hosts were wonderful and truly cared about our wellbeing. We found America right in the middle of Idaho. Thank you for accommodating us. Hope to see you again soon.


September 2018

Terrific Stay!

Had a terrific stay with Idaho 556. Site was conveniently located just out of town. Good directions, level private site. Darwin graciously offered to be our private tour guide for a day and took us to locations we would have never discovered. Hope we are able to meet up again!


September 2018

Couldn't have been better

On the outskirts of town, (Jerome) is this little diamond in the rough. We had 30amp, water, sewer, and a green lawn with garden, right along side of our 5th wheel. A host willing to make our stay enjoyable, & it was.


September 2018

What a fantastic family and host!

Our family stayed here over the weekend on our way to Utah. Our fridge went out on the way, but our host quickly offered up his fridge/freezer to help us save our food. We were so thankful for the hospitality. Bonus, their grandkids were there so our boys had playmates for the whole weekend. As a full-time traveling family, this was such a blessing! Thank you so much for generosity - we only wish we had been able to meet Linda as well. God bless you!


September 2018

Great campfire evening!

What a wonderful stay! Lots of sharing travel notes around the fire, on a nice warm evening, with other travelers too! Idaho556 is very welcoming and sicial. We had a great time and would certainly go back if we visit the area for a longer time.


September 2018

Great spot and welcoming host

We had a comfortable stay in a quiet location and enjoyed visiting with our host. Definitely would recommend Idaho556.


August 2018

A special time with a super couple

Darwin and Linda are a super couple who fully embrace the whole Boondockers welcome experience and we thoroughly enjoyed staying with them. Darwin shared his new hobby with us - Taking Boondockers to see the Shoshone Falls and surrounding sights. Thanks Darwin for sharing your time and knowledge with us. Thanks to Linda for the excellent homemade bread and brownies :)


August 2018

Beautiful Oasis.

This was our second Boondockers stay. Parked facing the garden. Had a nice visit with Darwin as he was waiting for the second Boondocker to arrive.


August 2018

Wonderful First Time Experience

Great host, show us around the farm, made us feel right at home. Another couple was staying there too, Darwin broke out the camp fire and we all had a memorable evening telling tales around the camp fire!


August 2018

Great Couple and fantastic hosts

Idaho556 made us feel at home from the first minute we meet,we had talkes,walkes and shared great times together, we will always cherish the time we had together.
Thank you very much for your kind hospitality.


August 2018

Great stay

Loved our stay here. Very friendly and interesting. Could not have been better.


August 2018

So very kind.

This was my first stay with Boondockers Welcome. If you are arriving after dark here be sure to double check the address on the mailbox. My gps put me in the neighbor’s narrow driveway and I had a hard time getting back out. It was the middle of the night and I am certain I was an inconvenience,but still Darwin was so kind and helped me out and got me where I needed to be, so the kids and I could get some much needed rest and continue our journey safely.


August 2018

“Oasis after a hot day!”

Traveling from West Linn to visit family in Ohio! We had temperatures of 107% at one point during a very hot day we found this perfect green place to cool! The greenest grass in the State with 12’ corn! The best quiet place for a perfect nights rest! Wonderful host. Hope your repaid many time over during your travels! Steve & Ruth


August 2018

Perfect first time

Idaho556 were two incredible hosts, especially for two brand new RVers. We were greeted before we could finish even setting up and my wife was given fresh cut flowers from their garden. Their property was beautiful and peaceful but the hosts were the highlight of our stay. They reinforced all of the good qualities of folks that we hope to encounter on our new adventures.


July 2018

Wonderful oasis

After what seemed to be an extraordinarily long and hot travel day with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, we arrived at Idaho556's oasis. Within a few minutes we had the opportunity to be introduced and with greetings all around, became well acquainted in short order. What a delight!
Staying here seems very much like staying with family or good friends. Although our time spent here was brief, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this beautiful place and enjoyed the warm and genuine hospitality. We hghly recommend that if you are in this area and in need of a evening's respite that you spend it here, enjoying the abundant hospitality beautiful surroundings offered by Idaho556.


July 2018

Great stay!

Our host was great! We arrived latter than expected and it was easy to find in the dark and easy hook up. Idaho556 welcomed us in the morning and we had a great conversation, then we were on our way. I wish we had been able to stay for more time, but we had to get on the road. Thank you for your hospitality!


July 2018

Great Place

We stayed one night here and really, really appreciated the full hook-ups and being cool in the high heat. These two are a wonderful couple that I wish we'd had more time to get to know. Thank you for the stay and when we settle in Boston, you are more than welcome to come visit us!


July 2018

Amazing hosts

We had a great time with Darwin and Linda. They welcomed us very friendly and helped us to find a garage to fix our RV. They guided us around their beautiful area thanks again for that. In the evening we met their family and have been invited for their family dinner. Thanks again for giving Turner such a great time at your place.

If you visit Germany just let us know we always have a place for you to stay !


July 2018

Oasis from the heat

We had a wonderful stay. Our hosts were very inviting and shared a game of Yahtzee with us. They provided all services offered and more. True honest American hospitality.
Thanks you so much for having us.


July 2018

Great Location

Our host helped us get set up and made recommendations of what to see. We thoroughly enjoyed Snake River Canyon, Shoshone Falls, and Ritter Island. The site was great and even had a beautiful sunset. Also was fascinated watching a large bird sitting on an electric pole. Hope we can get back here to spend time with our hosts.


June 2018

Absolutely Fantastic!

The hosts are absolutely delightful. We very much enjoyed staying with them and getting to know them. They have a large space with full hookups IF needed. These hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to help us enjoy and learn about their area.
We highly recommend this Boondockers Welcome host! We can't wait to see them again!
Thank you so much!
- - Tom and Lori Giamanco


June 2018

What a wonderful experience!

What a WONDERFUL visit we had with Idaho556. We arrived about 3PM and they were not yet home but had given us specific directions so we setup and got settled in. A short time later, they got home and we had a quick conversation getting to know each other.

We were offered a chance to ride out to see Shoshone Falls and accepted with pleasure. My goodness, if you ever have the opportunity to see these falls, do not miss it, they're BEAUTIFUL and we are very grateful for our hosts going above and beyond. They've given us something to strive for.

Thanks for the great visit!


May 2018

Great Stay

We had a wonderful one night stay with this host. The spot was easily accessible and had all the amenties we could ever want. A nice evening was spent with our host talking and having a glass of wine. We highly recommend this host.


April 2018

Above and beyond

We had a wonderful stay even though it was only one night. The host went above and beyond with their hospitality. Will definitely stay here again the next time I’m in Idaho.


April 2018

Peacefull Farm by the Falls

If you stay with Idaho556, it is glamorous camping when it comes to boon docking. It was an extremely easy in and out with full hookups. Idaho556 is an ideal location for Shoshone Falls and they shared their information and tools to get us unhooked and site seeing in a jiffy. Very nice people with a very quiet location close to shopping and site seeing.


April 2018

Idaho Perfection

What a blessing to spend our first ever Boondocker experience with Idaho556!
Minutes after our request we received a
“Sure! Come on in!” Lovely, quiet, country setting with gracious hosts! Thanks so much!


January 2018

A lovely night in Idaho

This was a great place to spend the night in our travels. We arrived late, but were able to say hello in the morning, before pulling back onto the road. The farm was peaceful and quiet. Being the Christmas season, we were delighted to see a Nativity and beautiful lights on our arrival.


November 2017

Great spot and great host

Only one turn from the Interstate with just a short 3 mile drive and voila... a pull thru site with full hookups in a lovely pastoral setting. One of the best Boondockerswelcome sites we've come across, and Darwin was every bit as helpful. THANK YOU from Shelley & Ralph


September 2017

Just amazing...

What an amazing couple! They graciously welcomed us and were so kind and hospitable. They had great advice on some of the places we plan to visit soon! Beautiful and quite location. We would definitely stay again if we are ever in the area.


August 2017

Gracious Hosts

What a blessing it was for our family to be hosted by Idaho556! Besides the AMAZING set up on site, we felt safe AND rested well on their property. They were very understanding when we arrived later than planned but still graciously met us when we did and even helped us get settled. Thankful to them for allowing us to stay AND were a great first Boondockers Welcome experience for us!


July 2017

Serene and friendly

I could go on and on about how great their space is and how comfortable and safe I felt being there. Very accommodating, great recommendations on places to see in the area and PERFECT site! Giant hugs to you both and Thank you from the puppy and I.


July 2017

Awesome hosts

We got in late than planned but our hosts had a nice set up already waiting. We awoke to the pleasant sound of cows lowing. We appreciated the quick response and wonderful recommendations for stopping at Crater of the Moon National Monument and other places in and around Yellowstone. Highly recommend!


June 2017


thank you very much for the welcome
we spend a very quiet night in the countryside
and we (a couple of French ) were very happy to talk with you about your country
Gerard et Martine


June 2017

Amazing welcome and great location

We had an amazing time here. And such a warm welcome! We had requested just one night but were encouraged to stay another to see all the beautiful spots here on the Snake River. Twin Falls has so much to see and do. We even managed to catch some base jumpers in action. But, by far, the best part was meeting such wonderful people - our hosts. Thank you so very much!

Go Solar and Be Free

May 2017

Highly recommendedi

We have just spent the night with Boondockers Welcome Idaho556. The location in the Idaho countryside is convenient to the interstate and easy to get to with no problem. In addition, the hookups were easily accessible for parking our RV.

We really liked the farm setting. Several bird species and you wake up in the morning to the songs and chirping. We slept very well with the windows open.

Our communication via email was answered promptly, and Idaho556 was understanding when we changed our arrival date, We enjoyed sharing tales of rv travels, and appreciated the advice given to us for the best roads on our northward journey.

We would highly recommend Idaho556 if you are in this area of the country.


May 2017

Great hosts with an awesome location

Hosts are very generous, offering 30 amp, water, and sewer at a perfect, private, level, gravel parking location. We had a great time with our hosts, enjoyed the RV and travel conversation. We went to the recommended Shoshone Falls. The falls were amazing as the water flow was way up and the park is a great place to spend a few hours relaxing and enjoying the area.

We sincerely hope to meet up with the hosts again down the road. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.


April 2017

Repeat visit.

April 14 2017.

Well exactly 5 months after our first stay, we are on our way home from our big tour of the USA southwest.
I called up to say hello to our host,just as we where passing thru Twin Falls, and Idaho556 was so kind to invite us to stay overnight again at his home. This is such a wonderful spot and we really wanted to visit with him again.
We got a chance to visit and I'm feeling very grateful. He and his family are welcome to boondock with us or stay over in my home any time if my RV parking is full.
I would recommend this boondock highly.


April 2017

Outstanding farmland enviornment

We couldn't have asked for a nicer spot to overnight. The view was wonderful & we had a full hookup.
Our host was welcoming & accommodating. We wish that we had a chance to visit longer but we were in a bit of a hurry to get home. This is a great host.


November 2016

Beautiful farmland location with great host

What a pleasant surprise! Idaho556 is such a nice person to get to know. A true country gentleman. The RV site is spacious and with full hook up available, it is so convenient. The grounds are beautiful, we enjoyed stunning sunsets and a lush green lawn in November! Jerome city shopping is only 3 miles away, and we stocked up at Walmart. He helped us locate the top sights to see in the area. Twin falls is only 9 miles away and we saw base jumping off the Perrine bridge which crosses the majestic Snake River Canyon. We went to see Shoshone Falls, and climbed to the top of Evel Knievel's launch ramp where he attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon. On September 8, 1974, with much media fanfare, daredevil Evel Knievel tried and failed to leap the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon on his specially engineered rocket motorcycle. His drogue parachute malfunctioned and opened on take-off.
There is so much more to see we want to return. We hope Idaho556 will come and stay with us when he travels thru BC again.

Gord and Cherie Anderson


September 2016

Go out of your way to visit

What a beautiful place to rest for a night. Peaceful, quiet and the hosts are generous and super accomodating. They even let us dump there and we had to borrow a piece of hose to do it. Thank you!