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Saco River

Age: 55-65

Member since October 2016

Northeast traveler

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I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy being a part of a network of hosts and travelers on this site. I have hosted a few of folks and would enjoy hosting more. I have been able to take some time and boondock in Maine. It has been fun!
For some reason I have missed a couple of emails from people wishing to boondock...don't give up ...try again if you don't hear from me. Perhaps the emails are getting waylaid in the junk mail?

Saco River's Pets

I do not travel with pets but have cats and goats

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I love to be close enough to water so I can hear it! Rural areas are my favorite

Saco River's Hometown

It is 30 min from Portland, the ocean, the mountains and ski areas. A short driveway and close to the river

Saco River's Guest Details

Saco River's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

16 feet long

I have converted a 2005 Ford E1 50 van into a self-contained travel vehicle.I had it painted a deep forest green and they put in two fantastic fans. I have an outside plug in for electric, a solar generator, tiny woodstove and a self-contained toilet. I have a little sink, cookstove and table. It is simple and comfortable, easy to drive and doesn't take up very much space.

Saco River Has 2 Host Locations

on the Saco River

Limington, ME, US
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Saco River Respite

Limington, ME, US
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Saco River's References (25)

References from Hosts (1)


August 2021

So Kind

Great communication, such a sweet person. Happy Camping!

References from Guests (23)


September 2021

Cozy driveway with great hosts

Very good communication and response time. They were considerate and helpful and very kind. We stayed in the driveway snd it was a perfect overnight stop. They were helpful with services nearby as well. A handy boondocking location.


August 2021


Quick one night stop worked out very well- good communication- although near road, all very quiet. Great to have quiet night to just watch movie.


August 2021

Wonderful Respite

Wonderful host..beautiful spot!
Relaxing river to enjoy and take a dip goats to sing in the background!..

Thank you so much!!


July 2021

Friendly hosts in a quiet neighborhood

Their texts were welcoming although we didn’t get a chance to meet bc I had to leave early. Also wish I’d had time to check out the River! But it was quiet in the driveway and I slept well!


May 2021

The River sings all night..

Wonderful spot on the Saco. I happened to be there at the high water. Great backyard and a nice, sparsely trafficked walk up the road along the River, which was nice for my dog. You can get by the river and lose the leash. Would have enjoyed a little get to know you, but my host had to run off to help deliver a baby. Limington, Maine: the polar opposite of the center of the universe-


December 2020

Peaceful stay

We loved staying at Saco River. It's a beautiful area with the Saco river right behind the property. The host was very kind and wonderful to talk to! She greeted us on arrival on got us all set up. She has some adorable goats that we were able to meet on our last day, and we left with some fresh muffins which we were very grateful for. Thank you so much for a lovely stay :)


September 2020

Gracious Host

Even in Covid Times our host was gracious and accommodating in our needs. Wish we could have spent more time talking with our host as she has a diversity of knowledge and interests. Quiet, rural location by the Saco River


September 2020

Beautiful river!

Our host was so kind and accommodating even though our paths never crossed. Loved the baby goats and they live on a fabulous river. Our dog loved the swimming hole!


May 2020

Thank you for your kindness!

Our host went out of her way to help us out in our travels. She is a kind considerate soul and we appreciate her very much!


October 2019

Kind and helpful

We were so lucky to land at this beautiful spot. Our hostess allowed us to borrow some fishing poles and enjoy the incredible river with a fire. Thank you so much!


October 2019

Perfect Recharge

Great spot to stop over and recharge next to the river. Literal recharge (15 amp hookup) available for shorter rigs or longer power cords. The sights and sounds of the river are perfect. Super friendly host and excellent communications. Fresh kiwis (right from the tree) were a pleasant bonus. thanks, so much!


August 2019

Wonderful visit

Our great host was so accommodating and friendly. The river is a kayaker's dream.
We had a relaxing time among the farm animals.


July 2019

Cool spot on a HOT day!

We had a wonderful visit with Saco and friends. They waited for us to get settled in and then led us to their private
swimming hole in the back yard, very refreshing on a blasted hot day. 2 fresh eggs right from the farm really made breakfast a special treat. Unfortunately time didn't allow for more conversations other than at the swimming hole but we has a great time anyway. We certainly hope to see Saco again in the future.


June 2019


I very much enjoyed staying at the Saco River Respite &
the hostess was very nice & helpful.
From this location I drove to Portland & visited the beautiful light house &
the grounds of the former 1800's Fort Williams.
This was very interesting & I took many beautiful pictures.
After Portland, I drove SE on the secondary roads to Kennebunkport.
I did not see the Bush's Compound but I did visit the beautiful bay.
At 5pm, I went to NUNAN's Lobster Hut & enjoyed a whole boiled
Lobster dinner. It was very delicious & NUNAN's is an older &
very popular place w picnic table seating inside.
It is much larger (deep) than it looks, but if you are not there by 5PM,
you will be waiting outside for a long wait list.
My very 1st Maine fresh whole lobster & worth every penny!
Warning: CASH ONLY! No C.C. or ATM.
Thank you, Brenda, I would return!


June 2019

Great Location, Great Host

This location was easy to get to and offered 15 amp electric service. She is located on the Saco river and you can sit in her yard and enjoy the beautiful view and the sound of the water cascading over the rocks.

Will request again when in the area and recommend you do the same.


May 2019

Super nice

Saco Rive is just as it says and the host was gracious and welcoming


October 2018


I had a great stay and also was welcomed to sit and enjoy the incredible view. A generous welcome was very much appreciated!


October 2018

Friendly host and menagerie!

Such a beautiful little homestead on the river, and our host was wonderful!


September 2018

Great Stop

Saco River Respite is a nice spot. Very welcoming. A lot going on at this homestead on the river. Loved the conversation and the goats. Close to Portland.


August 2018


They were open to us coming right after my nieces wedding/ reception. The hostes was very caring and welcoming. I would go there again in my travels. And if I had a way to host I would in a heartbeat. Thank you all so very much. Best nights sleep in a long time.


November 2017

Warm, welcoming, casual, and funky

I loved my stay. Altho the description is very understated, the place is so much fun with an old school hippyish feel. Easy to find among winding rural roads, it feels like a country homestead, backing up to a lovely river surrounded by trees. I parked in a level spot in front of the barn that sits right beside the house. It has been converted to a studio space where there are all kinds of art projects are happening. There are goats and ducks in pens right near the house and a trail down to the river. I was welcomed, offered food, and spent the evening talking and laughing over a hot cup of tea. It felt like I was visiting long lost friends. I give Saco River a maximum thumbs up.


May 2017

Great location and host

Thank you Brenda for your hospitality.
You are a unique individual and have great location.
We enjoyed our tour of Maine.


May 2017

Great place, wonderful host

One of the nicest places to stay. Thank you, B., for your wonderful berry-and-rhubarb-cake! The pitch is quiet and the area is really impressive. No doubt, if we will ever be within 100 miles and looking for a host, we know whom to call!

Personal References (1)


May 2020

A kind soul.

I wanted to thank this host for being such a kind caring soul. Even though the normal spot was occupied, we were offered an alternative spot to stay. It is this type of experience that makes Boondockers Welcome seem like you are part of a family of kindred spirits. Thank you!