Age: 55-65

Member since July 2016

Couple in our early sixties.


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We love the outdoors and we love camping, whether at our camp/cabin in the woods on the Keweenaw peninsula, or whether in our camper away from home. We have had smaller campers for several years and have just upgraded to a larger fifth wheel. We enjoy gardening, four wheeling, hiking, coffee in our rocking chairs on the deck, photography, birds particularly our hummers, garage sales, antiques, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Jack and Jill of all trades. We have a lot of information to share about the local area.

SmokinSoleResort's Pets

We have one senior dog. Lexie is an 11 1/2 year old Tibetan Spaniel. We are currently looking for a new dog to add to our family because we lost one over the last winter.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We were new to boondocking in 2016. Although we have hosted several other members, we have not yet had a chance to be boondocking guests.

SmokinSoleResort's Hometown

Laurium, MI, on the beautiful Keweenaw peninsula at the tip top of the Michigan U.P.

SmokinSoleResort's Guest Details

SmokinSoleResort's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

31 feet long

31 foot fifth wheel with two sliders. 2000 Jayco Designer. Pulled by 3/4 ton Chevy Silverado.

SmokinSoleResort's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets

SmokinSoleResort Has 1 Host Location

Smokin Sole Resort

Eagle River Michigan, MI, US
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SmokinSoleResort's References (6)

References from Hosts (1)


July 2018

Welcome Back Anytime

Great guests and would have them back anytime

References from Guests (5)


August 2017

Our first...

Boon Dockers experience AND it was most excellent. She, the hostess with the mostest and he the host with the most. An evening sitting outside with great company and great food. We got lots of local tips from restaurants to near by attractions. All leading to fun. A definite "10."


July 2017

OMG! Super Hosts!

So the hostess should be her own little visitor center. Oh wait, she is! They had lists of hikes, swimming beaches, and a wealth of historical info. Never mind that this spot is soooo pretty and the whole area is breathtaking. I wish I could have stayed a week! Well worth the extra miles to get out on the peninsula and into Lake Superior's heart and sole! I dropped the 5th and went off on day trips. The couple could not have been more friendly, hospitable and generous! I sooo hope they will come stay with me in NY.
ps They welcomed my old black lab too!


June 2017

Pleasant and private

They were not around much when we were there, but when we saw them they had good recommendations for sight seeing. We stayed 2 nights, and enjoyed driving around the peninsula.


October 2016

Thank you for the accommodation

Hi - thanks again for providing one night stay. It was a pleasure meeting you both and it was truly a peaceful stay.


September 2016

Smokin' great boondocks hosts!

Paul and I spent a night at the SmokinSoleResort and could not have been more pleased or surprised with our stay. First, Joyce knocked herself out prior to our visit providing travel tips about the UP area. We followed her advice and enjoyed attractions and features we may not have otherwise discovered. She and Gary were warm, hospitable, and eager to share with us one of the UP's traditions - pasties! Sitting around a campfire in their private camp was super. Hard to beat their hospitality. They're down-to-earth generous and fun people and we are so glad to have spent time with them.