I had such a great time here. Spike is a terrific host. We really hit it off and I met a lot of great people while staying here, just through sheer serendipity. Spike's got a great property for weddings and concerts and things, btw, if that's in your future.
That may make it sound like it's busy, but it's not. It's back from the road, and quiet. There's a beautiful little chapel on site, and lots of trees. The weather was perfect when I was there. I was able to hang out with all the doors wide open well into the night. (Honda Element car camping), no trace of mosquitos, pretty bug-free altogether. (Late October.) It feels very safe--Spike's got three dogs, one of them very big. They were tucked away in the back and never bothered me, but I felt like they were a good security presence. There were no other campers while I was there, so it was peaceful and private. As I mentioned, Spike was incredibly welcoming and accommodating, but not at all intrusive. It's about twenty-ish minutes from downtown Austin. I was here for the film festival and it was so lovely to have a quiet retreat under the stars at the end of the day.
Between the folks I met here through Spike and the peace and quiet, this was exactly the sort of experience I hoped to have when I joined Hipcamp. I'm so grateful to have found this place and I hope to be back.
Jim and Dawn were warm and welcoming. It’s a really cool place, I wish I had more time to stay. Had a nice space near the vegetable garden, by a beautiful outcropping of boulders that would provide lovely morning shade if I’d have parked a little differently, close enough to the boxcar clubhouse I felt secure, but still very private. (Solo female traveler.) There’s a shower available and coffee in the morning, and far enough away from light pollution to get a full dose of stars. Hope to get back again one day for more than a quick overnight.