Eldon a retired farmer/steel fabricator and tinkerer.
Reta a retired school secretary, homemaker, enjoys genealogy etc.
Have lived in the Blue Earth area all of our life.
Owned our "Quiet Farm" since 1966.
Jack of all trades...master of none...
Knowledge of the area where we live.....
Yes 2 Daschunds Heidi and Jocque
They travel with us so get to live in our 5th wheel but at home in MN they live outside. They have the run of our farm. They have a glass house and a house made out of a chest type freezer. The house is heated with light bulbs and stays toasty for them all the time.
Quartzsite, Wickenburg, Parker, Lake Havasau, Mesa - all in AZ
Blue Earth,MN, a small town of 3600 people and is the home of a 60' statue of the Jolly Green Giant. Live on a farm which is approximately 4 miles from I-90
2017 Solitude 40' fifth wheel with 4 slides - for winter travel Pull a 10' cargo trailer with ATV inside. Have a 2013 GMC Dullie crewcab 1998 Skyliner 25' pull-behind trailer - for summer travel
I was passing through MN on my way out west and this was a great stop. The hosts are super kind and generous, offering me electric, breakfast the following morning and yummy produce from their garden! Definitely a place I'd like to stop again, and next time for longer. :)
Hosts greeted us even though we arrived later the planned, strong headwinds as we all know is not fun and slowed our progress. This stay was extremely favorable, great conversations, quiet location. Will definitely return.
Our plan was to just do a quick overnite to break up the long drive across Minnesota on our way from South Dakota to Wisconsin. As a rule we don't add a state's sticker to our U.S. map until we've had a significant experience there. Well, we had such a nice time and good rest at Quite Farm that we actually had trouble tearing ourselves away! This wholesome couple treated us to property and farm harvest tours, a witching demonstration, fresh sweet corn, and lots of great conversation. They ... and their two darling dachshunds ... are passionate about hosting fellow RVers when they're not on the road themselves, keeping a photo guestbook to help remember everyone. It was the most welcoming and memorable Boondockers Welcome experience we've had so far. We count ourselves lucky to be in their book and they unexpectedly put Minnesota on our map!
Wow! What a great couple. Very easy going and hospitable. Toured the town, got to see sweet corn picked mechanically, took several rides in a four wheeler, even got to meet the Jolly Green Giant! Ho Ho Ho!!!! Look forward to spending time with these gracious folks in the future!!! Blessed by the best!!!
Really enjoyed our first stay! We got to be one of several first timers visiting Quiet Farm. Wonderful hosts and enjoyable conversation. They also had some excellent advice on places to go and tips for our Travel Trailer. Highly recommend staying with them if you are traveling through Minnesota.
Sorry this reference is so long overdue! We had a wild 'n wooly, expensive & busy first year learning the ropes as full-timers!
Thanks Eldon, for your sweet reference of us.
We did so enjoy meeting you & Reta, as this was our very first Boondocker's Welcome stay.
Thank you for offering such a relaxing stay on your lovely farm, and the bonus of ice cream at your table. David's still talking about having Ritz crackers with his for the first time. And the extra fun of taking each of us on our very first ATV rides, was a blast! We also appreciated they took us on took us on a drive around the county and he gave us a tour of the all the machines used in processing corn, both for feed and ethanoyl.
We really enjoyed meeting them and the town of Blue Earth is adorable, what with the Jolly Green Giant and 16 differently painted Little Green Sprouts placed all over town. Highly recommended!
What’s not too like about our overnight stay at The Quiet Farm?! Gracious hosts, who gave us a tour of their town & community, furthered our education (us urban dwellers) about farm living (love that big friendly Green Giant! :) )
We left with a promise to look for each other in Yuma next winter! See you then!
We really enjoyed our night! Fantastic hosts who couldn’t be more accommodating and lovely. We all enjoyed our tours of the farm, and the visit. We wish we had time to stay longer!
The are very gracious host and super sweet. Great quiet place in the country but not far off the freeway. A much needed stop over for me and my crew. Would have loved to stay longer
Our hosts accepted our request on short notice, and turned out to be the most gracious people one can imagine. They taught us 'city kids' about farming, and asked us in for shortcake made with freshly picked strawberries.
We'd welcome them to stay at our place, any time.
What great people at Quiet Farm. We felt so very welcome the entire time we were there. Fun for our whole family and great conversations with our hosts. We hope to come back in the future. If you’re looking for true hospitality you should definitely stay here!
Lovely first Boondockers Welcome experience at Quiet Farm last fall. Very lovely and interesting couple. I've been on the go since leaving there so enjoyed this brief respite.
We wished we could have stayed longer here but we had a lot of driving ahead of us!
This lovely couple welcomed us with fresh produce from their garden and invited us in to spend a nice evening talking while our kids played. The host even took my husband on a little ride around the neighborhood in his quad.
They told us a lot about their area too and had some suggestions for what to see, too bad we had to drive off and head west!
Thank you again for the warm welcome!
Eldon and Rita welcomed us for a night in July 2018. More than just hosts, they gave us a tour of their small town, told us their families stories while eating an ice cream, spent good time with us. These people are really great and very generous. We enjoyed having fun with the Eldon's buggy! Sharing fun, stories, a beautiful meeting... We did not have the opportunity to go back to see them, but we hope to come back one day, because these people have certainly moved us. Thank you very much!
Thank you for your super friendly hospitality!! I love it when boondocking is more than a quick hello, great conversation :) If we come back through, I'll bring sweet wine next time ;)
Travelling through on our way home. They had some issues of their own to deal with but didn’t hesitate to have us stay on their property. It was a wonderful place with lovely, very interesting couple. We had a wonderful visit and would definitely stay here again!
They days flew by as Eldon and Reta entertained us in their wonderful city and home. We felt very much at ease and were only disappointed when it was time to leave.
We had a great time here. We arrived on the 4th of July, and our hosts offered to take us to town for music and fireworks. We got rained out, but it was a lot of fun anyway. Plus a nice drive around the area, lots of talk about boondocking, and a tour of the farm. Really quiet night, plus electricity! Definitely recommend stopping if you are in this area.
Peaceful location with friendly hosts who enjoy spending time with their guests. Hope we have an opportunity to spend time with them in the future.
Quiet farm = Amazing people and a beautiful setting Enjoyed hosts and extended family.
Felt like I was at home with my own family Lovely stay and if I have the opportunity I will go back. Thanks so much for a entertaining evening.
This is a perfect place to wander and explore, we were welcomed immediately on our arrival and the hospitality did not stop there.
We went for a ATV ride around the back roads and stopped by the river.
We were treated to fresh food straight from the garden and I’ll be baking for days as a result.
Thanks for opening up your world to us and the great conversations.
We will stop by again if we come back through x wonderful hosts and we are very happy to have met them.
We enjoyed our stay with Quiet Farm, wished it was more than just overnight. Would like to spend more time with these interesting and giving people! Hope to host them sometime. Oh, and yes, it IS a QUIET farm!!
We were passing through and just wanted a Quiet Farm to boondock on instead of another noisy parking lot. This place fit the bill for that and more. I had a potentially dangerous problem with my rv and was able to "help" Mr. E fix it. Truth be told, I mostly watched. The small town is beautiful and the Quiet Farm is even more so. Very friendly folks that we learned a lot from. Since they were leaving the same day as us we even got overloaded with fresh veggies. I would love to see more of MN and when I do I definitely hope to spend more time at Quiet Farm.
We had a lovely stay with Quiet Farm & their two cute dogs!
Very warm and friendly as well as geneous and great fun.
Thanks again and hope to pop by for longer next time!
We can't even express how wonderful this experience was. Our hosts welcomed us like family. We had great chats, a tour of the town, a couple of shared meals, fresh vegetables, ATV rides and E's awesome technical expertise, networking and labor in repairing a faulty motorcycle rack on the RV! Their genuine warmth and caring made this a special time! An added bonus was a nice, level, gravel parking space with electrical hookup in a beautiful setting! Thanks so much!
It had to be fate that I stayed at Quiet Farm and met these two! It was my first experience with Boondockers Welcome, and will forever hold a special place in my heart! Without getting too sappy, even with our 50+ age gap, this couple and I became fast friends. My stay at their beautiful property was amazing, they are gracious hosts and very fun! They love to chat and go on ATV rides and even gave me some fresh produce from their garden! I ended up gaining new grandparents from my stay, I feel very blessed to have met them! I couldn't recommend them more, it is a very peaceful spot.
Great couple, we really enjoyed their hospitality. It was our first experience as boondockers. We felt comfortable and found we had a lot in common.
We had such a good time at Quiet Farm. Our hosts were unbelievably gracious and accommodating, and we felt that we made two new friends in the short time we were in Blue Earth. We will hopefully return someday.
We only stayed with Quiet Farm for just one evening, but had our travel circumstances been different we would have stayed as long as we could.
We met them at the county fair while watching a polka band, and I knew this would be a great experience. Their generosity and hospitality was immense. We got to go on an ATV ride, pick some tomatoes from their garden, and get a great feel for these two wonderful folks.
We hope to see them again down the road, and wish these two wonderful people happy trails.
What a lovely couple! We stayed here for a few days in June 2017, and our hosts were absolutely wonderful. They treated us like we had been friends forever! We may have to pass through the area again, just so we can stay with them! There was plenty of room for our 40-footer, and they had electric available. They even arranged for us to do a local radio show about area visitors. We had such a nice time, we can't help but smile whenever we talk about our stay here.
"Quiet Farm"are tops! We spent a wonderful evening at their beautiful farm. They are gracious and generous hosts. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.
Such a friendly hospitable couple. They made us feel right at home. Definitely a wealth of travel information. If our travels bring us back to Blue Earth. We would definitely like to share more stories with Reta & Eldon. Thanks so much for hospitality. Janelle & Scott