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mother and kids in the desert

I am a lifelong resident of Big Water, and a mother to two magnificent, young sons. My love for both my hometown, and the infinite wilderness surrounding it runs deep. I feel a soul-level calling to welcome travelers into this incredible place, to share it with them. I live for the experiences of culture, language, diversity, meaningful conversation... and the Transformation of Strangers into Friends, over a healthy home-cooked meal.
I hope you will give me the opportunity to host you.


"Ashley was an amazing host to me as I made my way through Big Water en route to beginning the Arizona Trail!
She went waaay above and beyond in her generosity and kindness. I would describe it as "radical hospitality". She cooked me amazing meals, let me hang out and make paper airplanes with her two lovely boys, and gave me a warm bed to sleep in. It doesn't stop there! She went out of her way to invite me to store my car on her property while I hiked the 800-mile trail. She even gave me a ride to the airport in Page. 
People like Ashley are truly special. I can't say enough to express my gratitude. If you're in the area, don't miss a chance to be hosted by this amazing woman!"

-Marie Phillips, Louisa, Virginia

"I am so grateful to have met Ashley! A kind, thoughtful, intelligent, fun, and gracious host. Such a harmonious stay with a beautiful family. Thank you so much Ashley, and I'll look forward to the next time we meet."
-Susie Gray, Nottingham, England

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