Both of us are 59 years young, retired at 55. We lived our entire lives in the Vallejo, California area. Upon retirement, we permanently moved to our weekend home in Georgetown, California, in mid-2015. Ed completed a coast to coast bicycle ride across the U.S. in late 2017, from San Diego to Saint Augustine, FL, with a goal to do similar epic bicycle tours every two years, and an RV tour in the alternate years. Looking forward to an Alaska RV Caravan in Summer 2019.
Plenty of wood for a campfire. Ed is an avid bicyclist, in the event any boondockers wish to go for a ride.
We have camped and RV'd throughout northern and central California since 1978, and may have some ideas to share.
We have a standard poodle, Clancy, and two indoor cats. All three travel with us.
03-20-2017 Just completing a two month trip through the southwest, ending with the 57th Escapade of the Escapees. We did not boondock at all, but instead spent much time in Palm Springs, Yuma AZ, Tucson AZ, Roswell NM, Carlsbad NM, and Terquilla TX. Visited the following National Parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Saguaro, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend. Plan on a three month trip to Alaska in summer 2019.
Home town in youth was Vallejo, CA. We now live in Georgetown, CA, which is not really a destination, or on a route, but we gladly host when we are available.
2019 Montana 3700LK, 20th Anniversary Edition, 4 slides. Tow Vehicle is 2019 Ford F350 Dual Rear Wheels
Our hosts were super friendly and welcoming, especially to our kids and dog. Their property is beautiful and wooded but easy to navigate in our 40ft motorhome. Our stay felt very relaxed, and we enjoyed meeting them!
It was a pleasure to stay at Solitude in Georgetown CA. Our host and family were very friendly. The site was level and we were within walking distance of Georgetown. A neat old gold mining city. Wonderful place. 👍🙏👫
EDC are wonderful hosts with an energetic Grandpa. Their setting is on the edge of a quirky little mountain town. Their RVing experiences made them thoughtfully helpful and available. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We were even able to fix a thing or two as the hosts had what we needed from an odd tool to a turkey baster —- that was absolutely useful in unclogging a coffee machine,
AND the surrounding river valley drive is a charm to view, navigate, hike and visit.
Hosts were friendly and helpful. This property is a great family living area. The parking was level. It’s quite a serene destination as the ad title says, Solitude…simply wonderful.
Just had a wonderful stay in Georgetown. We were greeted by their dog at the gate and he introduced us to our warm and welcoming hosts. Nice space for our van with a lovely view of their orchard filled with American Robin's to keep us entertained. We were made comfortable in all aspects and loved the conversations. Will enjoy keeping in touch with our new friends on their journeys and ours. Thank you for having us!
Cool small town tucked away in the woods. Nice host and property. Unfortunately had to cut my stay short a few nights due to a family emergency but we enjoyed the days we were there.
A great place and wonderful hosts. They treated us very well. Their friendly dog, Clancy, loves to play fetch, so bring your throwing arm, lol. He got along great with our little mutt too. Highly recommend.
Incredibly kind and interesting hosts with a beautiful property. They allowed our little ones to play with all of their terrific stuff (swings, tree house, slide, blocks, etc.) and even built a fire in the fire pit for us. Our three-year-old told us she wanted to live there when it came time to leave.
If you have a big rig, I'd strongly recommend Marshall Rd. to Black Oak Mines Rd. to get there. It is far less stressful and likely won't take any more time (though is a few extra miles).
Had an enjoyable stay here. Hosts were gracious enough to provide us with water and electric, as well as the best route to head out of the mountains. It was a peaceful few nights here.
EdC and his wife were super friendly and accommodating. The property was quite and the kids were excited to actually see stars. We enjoyed a bit of hiking and walking around the town.
Wonderful stay and great hosts. I enjoyed the views, the conversation, and the peace and quiet.
EdC took very good care of us. When we first got there he offered us electricity and use of the water. Setting up was easy. We totally enjoyed the quiet peaceful beautiful property and views of the dark starry skies. EdC and his wife also allowed us to set up our telescope. So awesome! We had a very nice visit and talked about family and traveling. We also visited the American river which was not very far away. We had a great time! Definitely would come back!
We enjoyed staying at Georgetown Solitude with friendly hosts. I even met a sister quilter! Our stay was quiet and peaceful among beautiful trees. We highly recommend this location.
Friendly and welcoming hosts and lovely property. Really cool dog too. Spent the entire evening outside enjoying the wonderful property with the host.
EdC were great host and truly have a beautiful space they call home! I am very grateful to have spent the past few days there and would absolutely recommend their property. Too bad it wasn’t apple season cause I would have love to try an apple from their sweet orchard. Their dog got along great with Daisy and was super sweet greeting us as we came and went. Highly recommended location! Thank you for opening your beautiful space to myself and Daisy!
Great stay! Although I only stayed one night. It was an amazing stay. I was suppose to stay 5 nights and had some trailer trouble on my journey
And had to cut my stay very short. The host were amazing on letting me show up late at night do to my trailer trouble. It meant allot to me. I would highly recommend them!
Thank you so so much again
We really enjoyed staying at this location. After a long day and then a medium day of driving, I was really worn out, so I went right to bed, and it was really nice to stay someplace quiet instead of the busy truck stops that are have been our usual boondocking spots lately. It unfortunately rained throughout the night, but luckily the rain held off while we were approaching and departing. I was thankful for the details in the description about which routes to avoid and which were okay, as I was totally unfamiliar with the area, and some of the switchbacks in that area are a bit intimidating!
This was our first experience of Boondocks . We were very pleasantly greeted by our hosts in a local blackout and escorted to our site for the evening.. Very experienced RV hosts who understand arriving in a new place.
Gifts from their orchard were still fresh halfway up Half dome Yosemite.
Thank you very much
We enjoyed our stay, they were so welcoming! Our kids had a blast playing in the Apple trees and they have the best apples. Hope to visit again one day.
Thank you EdC for allowing us to stay at your wonderful property. We enjoyed the time of rest and especially enjoyed all of the delicious apples. This is a quiet property with gracious and welcoming hosts. We couldn't recommend it enough!
EdC have a gorgeous place that went beyond our highest expectations. Beautiful, peaceful environment under pines and starry skies. Thanks EdC for sharing your space and Luna (our dog) thanks Clancy (EdC’s dog) for all the fun playing, Woof!
Thoroughly enjoyed the pine fresh air and lovely apple orchard. Peaceful place and kind folks.
Once you brave the road getting to Georgetown you are in for a treat. Quaint small town feel but I can see why you would want to be retired to live here. Ed and Dianne were wonderful hosts as was their pup Clancy. Clancy had a good time with our two dogs running around the yard and would even come over to hang out with us. Wonderful location to get away for a few days and check out gold country. Thank you so much for the stay, these folks are why the BDW program is great.
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ed and Diane live on a fully fenced in lot they share with a couple of family members. They were all so welcoming and helpful -- they have a TON of camping experience and some great stories to go with it.
We parked next to the orchard and were able to plug into the garage, they also have water available and the wifi signal was stronger than our jetpack for working.
They have a lovely poodle who romped around with our dog -- it was great being able to let our dog off leash to roam around the property.
They're also located a short ten minute walk from the main strip in Georgetown. We were able to walk to get coffee and dinner, and even checked out the local gym ($5 for a day pass). Be sure to say hello to the neighbor's peacocks on your way into town!
Thanks for hosting us!
Although we did not get to visit much, Ed and his wife were very pleasant hosts, and allowed us to come and go as needed to get settled into our local family member's home. We look forward to visiting with them while we're here locally.
After a Windy Hilly 30 minute drive from Auburn California, what a pleasure to arrive at Ed and Diane's property full of tall trees and apple and pear Orchards. Lovely gracious host. It was a pleasure. And then to find the Chevron station nearby to top off my propane tank so easily. Extra little bonus. And, such a beautiful part of the countryside.
This is a great location to experience the gold country NE of Sacramento. EdC was very friendly and helpful to maximize our visit. If you like history, there are several old "mining" towns nearby: Coloma, Placerville, and Auburn. If you like outdoor activity, there are many types of adventures: rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and cycling. Lake Tahoe is an easy drive for a day trip as well as Sacramento.
EdC could not have been better. The location is level, beautiful, and quiet. I highly recommend if you want to experience the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Our stay at EDC was relaxing & refreshing! Our hospitable hosts were most welcoming & gracious. The peaceful park-like setting complete with fruit trees made for a wonderful and restful stay. We enjoyed the honour of being your first guests. Hope we can return the hospitality!
D & L