SFGN's Gay Camping 2019: The Homestead At 3218

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(Mirror) Owners Mark and Rob have created a private membership only RV park and campground exclusively for gay and bi men in Central Texas. Your twenty-five dollar annual membership could be halved as The Homestead is a Friends with Benefits participant. 

Open since Memorial Day 2016, their clothing optional resort is about a two hour drive from Austin. Access is via a country road outside of rural Crawford.

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Mark and Rob's private farm is about 30 miles from Waco and Baylor, and about 40 miles from Belton and Mary Hardin-Baylor. The beautiful north central Texas countryside provides a serene backdrop and the surrounding landscape lets you immediately know you are in Texas while adding to the pure rural ambiance.

The owners live on property and go out of their way to make visitors feel like guests rather than a paying customer. Hospitality is their focus and it certainly sets the theme. All ages and body types are represented, younger, older, large, small, fit and muscular, bears and leather men. The Homestead at 3218 is a getaway for everyone and rarely is an attitude encountered. 

Open year around, entry is through a secure gate with the facilities a bit down the driveway. Once inside, the seclusion offers an invitation to let the city stress go. Whether you want to participate in outdoor activities, swim in the seasonally heated pool or sun bathe on the surrounding deck or grassy areas is all up to you. The grounds are well-maintained. Sit at night and gaze at bright stars through clear skies hearing only the sound of crickets in the distance. The night sky is spectacular.

The pool area is well appointed with lounge chairs. Soak up the hot Texas sun or relax in the shade of one of many umbrellas. Music fills the pool area and like most gay campgrounds the pool is a great place to socialize.

A well equipped Recreation Center is a non smoking chill venue to play billiards, watch the big screen television or just enjoy conversation with friends. The Rec Center also houses a series of accommodations including a bunk room with single beds, private dressing areas for day pass guests, small rooms with beds rentable for short terms to relax privately, and hostel style private sleeping cubicles. In addition, the building includes a video and game lounge, drink vending machine, clothes and personal items lockers, a large steam room, large open shower room and restroom facilities A private clothing optional outdoor sunning and smoking patio surrounded by a high-fence is attached. Massages are available. Everything is well kept and spotless. 

Accommodations offerings are wide and varied. Fully furnished first class Pool House suites top the list. One suite is a large one bedroom unit with views of the creek and pasture. Another is a spacious two bedroom suite with similar views. Both are fully furnished and offer a completely outfitted kitchen including ice in door refrigerators, private bath, queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Each suite includes everything needed, all utilities and even select DIRECTV channels on flat screen televisions. Between televisions and WIFI there is all the connectivity needed to the outside world. Though most guests find themselves leaving their phone in the room and never turning on the television, the scenery and pool can be very inviting. Free laundry and parking round out the entire package.

The Homestead at 3218 is growing. Longwood Tavern is coming soon with a full liquor license, three meals a day and indoor and outdoor dining. Also coming are an additional three acres accommodating about fifteen travel trailer and RV sites with parking pads, utility connections, a central waste dump station, and approximately ten tent camping sites. 

The Homestead At 3218

3218 Canaan Church Road

Crawford TX 76638



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