Our private gay, bisexual & gay-accepting men's members-only resort, RV park & campground is located in the beautiful north central Texas countryside about 25 miles west of Waco. It's easily accessible from all points north, south, east and west. In fact, members have traveled here from all over the US plus Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia.
We're gay owned-and-operated welcoming all - younger, older, in-between, large, small, fit and muscular (or not so much), bears and leathermen. The Homestead is a getaway for everyone.
ACCOMMODATIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEED
Our resort offers fully-furnished Pool House suites with private bath, queen-size beds and complete kitchens; single beds in the bunk room; hostel-style private sleeping cubicles; primitive camp sites and RV sites (permanent & transient) with full hook-ups (30/50 amp electric, water & future septic system) and a few primitive sites.
COME AND BE YOURSELF
Whether you want to partake in outdoor activities - swim in our pool or sun bathe on its surrounding deck or grassy areas, nap in a hammock or jog/bike ride the adjacent country roads OR use our indoor Rec Center to play billiards, watch videos on the big screen TV, relax in the large steam room, explore the neon-paint infused black lighted party room or just enjoy conversations with old and new friends, The Homestead at 3218 is where you'll find it.
The Homestead at 3218 Experience
Here's a Homestead video courtesy of Juan of StayWithFamily.com from Memorial Day Weekend 2017
Our WiFi service is provided by AirNet LLC, China Spring, TX, a Waco suburb. It's the strongest WiFi signal & bandwidth possible in this part of rural McLennan County.
Cell Phone Service
The best cell phone service at The Homestead seems to be provided by Verizon. That's because the George W. Bush "Prairie Chapel Ranch" is about 1.5 miles away. When Bush was President (January 20,2001-January 20, 2009) and his ranch served as the "Western White House", Verizon installed a tall cell phone service tower to our WNW to service the secure communications' needs of the federal government, e.g., White House staff, Secret Service, CIA, etc. That tower continues to serve us today. Other cell phone carriers have good-to-poor service here. However, if you drive up Canaan Church Road to the top-of-the-hill location of the historic Canaan Baptist Church, you usually can get a stronger reception there.
Prairie Chapel Ranch/Prairie Chapel School/Canaan Baptist Church
Prairie Chapel Ranch is a 1,583-acre ranch in unincorporated McLennan County located 7 miles NW of Crawford, about 25 miles from Waco and approximately 1.5 miles from The Homestead. The property was acquired in 1999 by then Texas Governor George W. Bush and was known as the "Western White House" during his two-term presidency. Bush spent much vacation time at the ranch where he also entertained dignitaries from around the world. The ranch received its name from the historic one-room white-frame Prairie Chapel School, visible from The Homestead up on Prairie Chapel Road, which was built on land donated by mid-19th century German immigrant Heinrich Engelbrecht from Oppenwehe, Germany, who owned land which now comprises the Bush ranch. Engelbrecht also donated land for the nearby Canaan Baptist Church in which services were conducted only in German (due to this area's very large German & German-American population) until the 1950s when the congregation switched to English. The ranch has a main house, other residences, assorted support structures & swimming pool. The land includes seven canyons, three miles of frontage along Rainey Creek and the Middle Bosque River and has an 11-acre man-made pond stocked with largemouth bass and bait fish. Although their permanent post-presidency home is in Dallas, the ranch is still owned by the Bush family and a favorite getaway for the former president. He has yet to visit The Homestead!