ED-RUTH

Age: 65+

Member since May 2012

TWO RETIREES ESCAPING THE FLORIDA HEAT TRAVELING THE COUNTRY IN OUR RV. LOVING LIFE AND THE LORD

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We are retired from 30 years in the real estate business and investing our time seeing the country we love. I served with the US Air Force then gave Ma Bell 13 years before venturing into building, investing, selling and managing real estate. Ruth was involved in the medical field for 6 years. I have been doing income taxes and Honey-Do projects and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Ga. We do some mission work with an RV group called the SOWERS for churches and charity organizations, mostly in Florida in the winters. We travel with our Yorky and 5 or 6 box turtles in our 30' Winnebago C class coach towing a Honda CR-V for running around. Will love to meet other members and spend time in their areas as we explore the states along the way.

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DECENT COMPUTER SKILLS
INCOME TAX PREPARATION
MECHANICAL EXPERIMENTER
SOME SOLAR KNOWLEDGE
HANDYMAN AND HELPER

ED-RUTH's Pets

We have a Yorky”Bella”with us on most trips, 10#. Sometimes we also have our captive bred turtles along.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

NORTH GA MOUNTAINS AT OUR CABIN AND VIRGINIA IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA. ON THE ROAD WE HAVE FOUND THAT CRACKER BARRELS ARE GREAT PLACES TO STAY AND CLOSE TO THE INTERSTATES. WALMARTS ARE GOOD TOO WHEN WE ARE JUST MOVING THROUGH.

ED-RUTH's Hometown

Titusville FL for winters and Blue Ridge GA in summer.

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ED-RUTH's Guest Details

ED-RUTH's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

30 feet long

2011 Winnebago Aspect 30C Living room and bedroom slides. Self-contained TOAD- 2014 Honda CR-V our sports SUV

ED-RUTH's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

ED-RUTH Has 1 Host Location

ED-RUTH's GA MOUNTAIN CABIN

BLUE RIDGE, GA, US
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ED-RUTH's References (57)

References from Hosts (5)

Ntaft0904

May 2021

Always on the move

It was a pleasure hosting ED-RUTH. Made the most of their stay, visiting the local attractions. Welcome back anytime.


RTdockers

July 2020

Nice guests

Nice and interesting couple. They are welcome to come again.


Scott-n-Mary

July 2020

Nice couple

Ed-Ruth were considerate guests and we enjoyed chatting with them a bit. They brought their smaller Class C, so the fit good at our site. They are welcome to visit again.


MiamiTrace

July 2020

Didn’t Meet.

We didn’t get to meet Ed-Ruth, but our friend assured us they were great guests. Hope you come back when we are there. Travel safe.


bradandchristi

July 2020

Great guests

Very nice couple. They are welcome back anytime. I hope we can have more time to visit in the future.


References from Guests (51)

Medfordp

September 2021

Very nice experience

Ed and Ruth were wonderful hosts, I wish that I could have spent more time and am looking forward to returning. They live in the most beautiful part of the Northern GA mountains.


Rswinson

July 2021

Great location

Great spot in the North Georgia Mountains, pretty easy to pull into and was able to back under the shelter for our stay. Saw a couple of deer around in the woods also. Recommend highly.


Adventurousfun777

June 2021

Had a wonderful time

This place is beauty unmatched. In the beautiful mountains. Beautiful waterfuls and streams nearby with kayaking and giving just down the road. Hosts were very nice and I enjoyed their company. This was the perfect relaxation I needed. 5 stars !


brad42

June 2021

Mountain Cabin

Ed & Ruth’s Mountain Cabin
We pulled into our Blue Ridge, GA Boondockers site. Our hosts were still away traveling themselves but had really shown us hospitality by letting us know that the electricity and water were on and waiting. Our hosts asked that we sign the guest book and we obliged. We loved the nature that we saw and heard. So peaceful was this place in the mountains! We will gladly return!


larryjane

June 2021

Peaceful, beautiful, cozy

Such a great location. The deer even came out to greet us!


Gaiahealer

June 2021

Beautiful mountain stay

This beautiful place in the mountains was nothing short of magnificent! Very peaceful & quiet at night & had my morning coffee with the local deer as my companions. Ed & Ruth are very welcoming & gracious hosts & I would love to stay with them again in the future. Much Gratitude to them.


joebeach

June 2021

Fun, Peace and Quiet!

This is our second stay at Ed-Ruth’s Mountain Cabin. So quiet and fun walking with the local whitetail!
Breakfast at Van Sandt’s around the corner can’t be beat!
With our hosts’ permission, we’re staying an extra night. Thank you to our hosts!


bednfrecky

June 2021

Beyond amazing

I get it, we write glowing remarks on all the host. But this couple was amazing! Went beyond, over and over again. Loved our stay, conversation, fellowship, information, etc. etc. And a beautiful peaceful sight as well. Thank you for our stay.


RV_gypsy

June 2021

Beautiful area.

We were accepted for a 2 night stay. The drive was beautiful , but lots of curves, hills, and up and down. Directions were good. Met with owner and parked exactly where he guided us to park. Next morning we got a knock on our door and was asked to move. If we would have wanted to move we wouldn't have requested a 2 night stay. So we left; we decided to go grocery shopping and also decided not to return to this place due to the winding and climbing roads and loss of at least 2 miles per gal on our fuel economy.
Owner called about 4 hours later and said we didn't have to move after all. We told him we had already left and would not return. Don't think we would stay here again.


kjfinkes

May 2021

Great spot

Simple, great communication. Level spot close to Blue ridge and many other quaint spots.


kpthornhill

May 2021

Wonderful spot

This is a great spot to spend a few days with wonderful hosts that make you feel very at home. I can’t wait to make my way back here one day!


Corynjames

May 2021

Beautiful spot

This area is absolutely gorgeous with the rolling mountains and river. The hosts were great at responding and it was so nice of them to let our doggo run around. Lovely little plot of land and we enjoyed a stroll down their road to sight see.


chelseychristiansen

April 2021

A beautiful place!

We really enjoyed our time at Ed and Ruth’s. There was so much space and beautiful scenery all around us. We did have Verizon coverage, but it can be spotty at times.

Ed and Ruth are so sweet, we enjoyed chatting FB with them!


Kate+Charlie

April 2021

Great stop

Had a quiet night in the woods. We were welcomed even though our guests were away. We hope to return one day!


terribartlett

April 2021

A piece of heaven

The Hosts were very helpful and blessed me by extending my stay. I had a lovely time hiking the Appalachian trail and several other trails plus visiting the shops, meeting fun folks and enjoying the springtime in the mts. All within 30-40 min. Away. I'd do it again and suggest if it works in your timing to do so as well. Thank you hosts.


diane8

March 2021

Great time thankx

Would do it again in a heartbeat THANKX


rohoy12

March 2021

Quiet and Nice

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely area. Our cat was so relaxed and happy wandering the woods and yard on leash! At night it is so quiet, we slept so well! A great place to stay!!


Have.camper.will.travel

March 2021

Lovely cabin in the woods

What a wonderfully quiet stay in the woods.

Thank you for hosting.


Hummingbird-travelers

February 2021

Beautiful Mountain get away!

Ed-Ruth were very accommodating and although we didn't meet, communication was excellent. They truly have a wonderful place and we are very thankful for the hospitality!


BonnieJean

February 2021

Beautiful remote cabin

Even though the hosts were away they allowed me to stay a few extra days so I could avoid the winter blizzard up north. Gravel road in in good shape. Steep driveway was no problem for my B RV. I recommend this BW host and hope to stop again. Good prompt communication. Enjoyed the 15w electric and the wooded yard to walk in.


Tony680

February 2021

Great stay

We would like to thank Ed and Ruth for allowing us stay. They were great hosts and always maintained contact throughout our stay. The property was very private and wooded. We pulled our camper under the carport and still had plenty of room. There was a 110 outlet close by but we only used it once and just ran our generator. I would highly recommend this site to anyone and hope to be back in the spring.


GoatberryFarm

January 2021

Mountain cabin!

Pretty spot in the Georgia mountains. We did not meet our hosts but they were very communicative.


Howard_Sue

November 2020

Great Overnight

This is located a bit off the beaten path but the Boondocking site is great. You can park under a high cover or park in the driveway. Winter is setting in at their location so outside water was off. We were told that prior to traveling to the location. Electric was available. The owners were out of town but told us to come any way. We only found a 15 amp outdoor plug but that was sufficient for us. We have a generator on board and used that when we wanted to microwave something. The location is in the mountains close to Amicaola State Park. Very pretty area and welcoming neighbors. Stayed only one night because of a forecasted storm coming the next night. This is a bit of a drive from I-75 over some 2 lane roads.


Navion24j

November 2020

Amicalola Falls

Beautiful place to stay for the night! Just as I pulled in eight deer came walking through your property! Thank you for the peaceful evening! God bless!


Dave+Kerry

October 2020

Great place in the mountains

Ed & Ruth were great hosts. They responded quickly to our request. They suggested driving directions to their home Their place sits in the woods a half-hour from Blairsville, GA. Our three dogs enjoyed their walks on the dirt road in front of their house.


Danandcindy

October 2020

Amazing!

We had a wonderful stay on a beautiful piece of property. I wished that we would have been able to meet in person but in spite of that they were still graciously accommodating and went above and beyond expected. What a beautiful area to visit!


Huck

July 2020

Lotsa trees

A great stay at a peaceful pleasant property even though our stay was a quick overnight.
Even with the hosts out of town we were easily accomodated
Highly recommended


JB18

July 2020

Beautiful

Beautiful place, great location to get out and explore, hike. Really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you!


JimandDawnThornton

July 2020

What a lovely place

Enjoyed our stay would do it again.


keithasully

June 2020

Another Great Stay!

My wife and I had a great long weekend in the woods! Can't say enough about how much we enjoy this location and hosts. Very friendly and accommodating people and location in the mountains.


keithasully

June 2020

Great Hosta & Great Location

I really ejoyed my stay in the mountains. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Great site in the woods. Highly recommend this boondocking!


MikeandSandy

June 2020

Great peaceful place

Stayed for a few nights and this place is peaceful. Close to hiking and activities. You can't go wrong. Amazing place


CamperGuy

June 2020

A+++ Hosts!

This was my very first Boondockers Welcome experience and it was a great one. The hosts were not on site at the time but made my stay super enjoyable by providing excellent details for everything I needed to know. (They even put out an electric cable and water hose for me!) I felt very welcomed so it’s easy to highly recommend these hosts. The site is on a beautiful piece of land in the North Georgia mountains and is very peaceful and quiet. Thank you for such a wonderful stay! I hope I can return the favor sometime.


tonykelly

November 2019

location location location

Close to many hiking trails.local attractions and location was well signed for boondockers.
Thank you very much


Sgcastle

October 2019

Great

Very nice hosts. Provided us with information of things to do. And made sure that we were all set up. and had everything that we needed. Bad weather stopped us from much visiting. But great folks.


greentel1

October 2019

Nice mountain spot

We endee up only staying for the night but we really appreciated it! Thanks for leaving the water on for us.


amyandderekkowalczyk

August 2019

Amazing location and hosts

Loved the location with so many things to do within 30 minutes. Cute little downtown and lots of waterfalls nearby. Hosts were incredibly kind and we enjoyed several conversations. Definitely want to come back and explore this area more!


SilverLiningSkipper

April 2019

Gracious hosts, beautiful place and an perfect spot.

We stayed 2 nights with Ed-Ruth and look forward to more. They are friendly and welcoming folks who can offer conversation or allow you privacy as you desire. On our first evening, they invited us to enjoy a campfire and conversation. Mary is a turtle person and Ed-Ruth so Mary enjoyed looking over their turtles and sharing a love of those reptiles. I had more in common with their two fur babies. The drive was a bit tricky but if you walk it first and plan your attack, we drive a 20 footer and if you drive a 30'+ rig you might want to discuss parking with Ed-Ruth. Ed-Ruth has a 35' rig so it can be done if you know what you are doing.

This was a great stay, easily level for us and friendly folks enjoy yourselves!


ojsinc

April 2019

Great

Very nice place to stay. Lots of birds and a quiet place to stay. Will visit again when In the area.


vandownunder

April 2019

Blue Ridge Bliss

Ed and Ruth kindly let us stay when they weren’t on site. The spot is flat, covered and very peaceful in a mountain setting! We loved exploring the cute local town of Blue Ridge and did two hiking trails to the south. Overall lovely spot and would recommend.


Jrailton

March 2019

Tight

Would not advise this spot for a 35’ 5th wheel.
OMG the drive to this location is gorgeous however I would not attempt it unless you are very confident in the health of your fig’s drive system and breaks. There where miles of steep climbs,15 and 25 mph curves, then of course you go right back down. The one lane road up to their driveway (ab a 45 degree angle) does not afford much room for maneuvering to get backed in. With the help of the neighbor (hosts werent there) I got backed into the driveway.
Sense there is nowhere to turn around anywhere I had to back my 35’ 5er all the way to the paved road. Pretty sketchy.
The hosts were not there but did everything they could through their wonderful neighbor to make sure my stay was plesant and it truly is gorgesous in those hills.
Thanks for the spot guys and tell Jerry thanks again👍🎶🌸 I truly enjoyed my drive through the Blue Ridge Mts.


WWeathers

August 2018

Great Experience

This was our first Boondockrs Welcome experience and it was woderful!!! Our hosts made us feel completely welcome. We had a great kayaking with Ed and enjoyed a nice meal and glass of wine after. Had great worship experience at their church Sunday morning with a side trip the Orchard and out to eat afterwards.
Hope they will come visit us someday!!


ZiOs mobile

June 2018

Mountain Retreat

Ed and Ruth were just wonderful. I didn't end up needing any hook-ups even though I was offered. The evenings were cool and we got to sleep listening to the night sounds of the woods. My hosts were very helpful with getting me headed in the right direction to chase waterfalls. So many to see, I will just have to come back. A definite highlight was a tubing trip down the river with Ed. What fun! My last evening we enjoyed a glass of wine and conversation. Lovely people, lovely place.


Team T

June 2018

Beauty and friends in the forest

What a gem. Ed and Ruth were such gracious host. We were welcomed to their lovely property in the trees for 5 nights!!! (we booked it for 3 and loved the area so much asked if we could stay a couple extra days.) We would never have known about Blue Ridge, GA., if not for Boondockers Welcome. Such a beautiful area with lots of fun stuff to do: tubing down the river, hiking to waterfalls, trees everywhere, and really tranquil. All of us, kids and dogs included, had a blast. Ed and Ruth couldn't have been nicer, felt like family. We had a wonderful dinner together and sat on their deck while it rained in the warm summer night. Parked in their RV driveway and slept with our windows open to the sound of crickets in the evening, birds in the morning. Lovely!!! If you get a chance to come here you won't be disappointed. Thank you Ed and Ruth. You guys are the best!!


Dgoodwyn12

May 2018

Mountain Getaway

My wife and I stayed at Ed and Ruth's Mountain home for 3 nights and we had a great experience! Ed and Ruth were not there at the time, but the driveway was level and we were even able to access some covered space for our rig! It was so quiet and beautiful, we were able to go hike on the Appalachian Trail and loved charming downtown Blue Ridge!


cheyenne

April 2018

*A nice mountain getaway*

Even though we never met personally- we were very well taken care of! All amenities we obviously displayed and I New I was a call/text away from them providing me with any answers I might need. The location very quit and freeing... would highly recommend and hope to meet in person someday! Thanks so much for the stay!!


Grandmotherbear

October 2017

Very kind and helpful

I contacted ED-RUTH about a couple nights in their boondock as I was passing from one adult child's home to the other. Ed and Ruth were very kind and patient, gave us information and suggested that we contact them closer to the actual dates involved. My husband is not comfortable with uncertainty or spontaneity, and his anxiety soared as our children had to reschedule and reschedule again our visits, and finally wound up cancelling us all together. But I still intended to have my vacation in the mountains, so I planned that we should go ahead and drive up to the mountains and messaged Ed and Ruth. He wasn't comfortable with waiting to hear back even a few hours, so I had to go ahead and make alternative arrangements. This is not Ed and Ruth's fault as they are very quick in answering their messages,
I am hoping that I'll get a chance to meet them down the road, as this will not be my last trip to the GA mountains!


Haul'n Oakes

July 2017

Great Hosts

We stayed at the location of "Ed-Ruth" and were amazed with the hospitality of the hosts. We are in a 25' class B and fit wonderfully on their level RV parking area next to their cabin. The location is just off the paved road but far enough into the forest for an abundance of privacy and quietness. The road continues upward and further into a forested cabin community that makes for a nice but strenuous hike if you so choose. We traveled through on the July 4th weekend and spent considerable time sharing RV stories with the hosts. We recommend this boondocking location any time. Thank you "Ed - Ruth" near Blue Ridge.


sherpacoaching

April 2017

Gracious hosts in a beautiful place

Ed & Ruth allowed me to stay on their beautiful wooded property in North Georgia. Gracious hosts. If they ever write to ask about a place to stay, feel comfortable in making them welcome at your place.


Ernie the Egg

March 2014

nice location

We stayed at their spot one night while on our way to Florida.
Very secluded and about an hour off the I75.
Nice place with roof over. ED-Ruth were not home but the water and electricity were turned on.
Thanks


Ramblers13

October 2013

Beautiful mountain location

Ed and Ruth warmly welcomed us to their little corner of paradise.
We enjoyed hikes to waterfalls along the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trails and our time at their property was quiet and relaxing. We want to thank Ed and Ruth for their hospitality and advice on the local trails and attractions. We hope to meet up again in Florida next time.


Personal References (1)

RTdockers

July 2020

Nice and interesting couple

We were glad to host EdRuth for 2 nights. Nice appreciative couple. Welcome to come again to Oakhill.