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The Back 20

· Utica, Minnesota
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The Back 20 is is a cute and secluded place to rough it. Completely private half mile off the road. Please read entirety of description and how to access property before booking. The Back 20 is an ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK PROPERTY!!!!! There is uneven ground/terrain, trip hazards, valleys, loose stone, brush hazard to vehicles, no way for emergency vehicles to enter this property successfully type of hazards. We are not responsible for any injury/death you or your guests may incur while navigating property and by entering property you agree to such terms. This is a No Trespassing without permission property.  Access To the Back 20: This is a HIKE IN ONLY PROPERTY! You are also welcome to ATV or Snomobile back there. Cabin is half mile off road, be prepared in case of inclement weather or tough conditions for the hike. There is parking area located just off the road before the trail starts to right. No HUNTING without permission!!! We manage this land properly for all hunters and non hunters to enjoy. That being said no hunting will be allowed on property of any sort unless you have prior permission. Guests caught hunting without permission will be considered Trespassers. This is a Dry cabin. There is no water on property. In warm conditions the water barrels may/may not be full. Feel free to use the water from them for dishes or bathing outside. It is not drinkable water and bringing your own drinking water in is necessary.  There is an outhouse and a small boat toilet in the home. We prefer you to use the outhouse overall. If use inside toilet, you must rinse it outside and clean before leaving. No exceptions. Learn more about this land: Enrich yourself in this private retreat nestled away from the road within a beautiful hardwood valley. No internet, no tv, limited cell service with property..Deer, Fox, coyote, and eagles are just a small amount of wildlife you will see here. Great for a weekend unplugged to relax among the stars. Small dry cabin with 1 queenbed, and two cots with sleeping bags. Room for extra tents as well. Pit toilet with outside shower available in summer. Nearby trout stream 1 mile away. Cute and comfy spot to unwind and unplug. Bring your flashlight! It’s dark back here but oh the stars you’ll see on a clear night! Solar power will keep your phone charged in case of emergency. Large deck with picnic table and no one around. Completely private! Great spot to be in nature. Clothing optional!This property is like camping with a cabin. You will need to bring pots pans dishes cutlery as it is not provided.. Wood stove heat in winter. Must bring your own wood or scavenge on land. Very homey and wonderful way to rough it!
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Utica, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Heather N.Joined in February 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
16 ratings · 11 reviews
Andy D.recommends
July 25, 2022
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Fun/interesting/lovely spot
Wow, what a cool spot. It's nestled between two cornfields in a little woods/meadow area. Distance from parking is about 1/3 of a mile, a pleasant walk with the provided cart. If you are a cyclist and you have a gravel bike, bring it with you ... this part of MN has an incredibly vast network of quiet gravel roads. The structure itself is remarkably tidy, clean, and well-built. I spent a fair amount of time marveling at its features. It's definitely not just a shack, it's a very well-thought-out variation on the 'tiny house' theme. My one regret is that I didn't bring flypaper - In midsummer, there will always be a few flies (never too many, just a few), and it's not easy to get them all out of the cabin before going to bed - then they buzzed around and woke me up in the morning. Not a criticism of the place or the setting at all, just a practical consideration for future guests. Hosts were readily responsive with messages, etc.
Sarah H.recommends
November 21, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
A perfect place for a getaway to disconnect from busy parts of life.
Brittany A.recommends
August 19, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Beautiful peace
This was AMAZING. We had such a fun time unwinding and enjoying the nature!
Kacie U.doesn't recommend
July 19, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
I was disappointed in the cleanliness of the place. Seemed there was something attracting a massive amount of flies. When we shared the feedback it was unfortunately met with an excuse about it being fly season. Having grown up on a livestock farm this was not a usual amount of flies. We had to leave early and cut our trip short.
Trista L.recommends
May 26, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Secluded, private property
Hassle free, perfect place to unwind. Loved it! The small cabin was so cute and just perfect.
Andy X.recommends
March 28, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
An incredible stay, and possibly the best place to disconnect. It doesn't get much cozier than the loft and the silence was much needed (except for some nearby hunting, but it stopped quickly!). Loved having the solar power batteries which kept our devices charged all weekend, even on a rainy day. All in all, a wonderful place to get away from your busy life and to enjoy yourself in privacy.
Trina F.recommends
January 30, 2021
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Wonderful Weekend of Nothing
Chicken pot pies and tomato soup on the wood burning stove, natural sunlight, oatmeal and coffee in the mornings, several chapters read, crisp fresh air, clean home, great sleep, long walk through the woods, true crime podcasts, music, trivia, fun bathroom experience, naked snow angels, wine/beer, cheese & crackers, laughter, love, and memories.
Shannon L.recommends
September 28, 2020
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Fun surrouned by cornfields
We had a great time at the Back 20! 3 of us slept in the tiny home and 1 used a tent just outside. The ground is very lumpy so it was hard to find a good tent space - but we knew that it would be going in based on the hosts description. We enjoyed hearing cows from a distance, coyotes at night, and finding deer and raccoon tracks in the morning on the trail. Star viewing was great, and we enjoyed the views of the cornfield and silo from the picnic table. We spent the day hiking at nearby Whitewater State Park, and evenings by the campfire.
Lauren M.recommends
September 2, 2020
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Absolutely loved our stay!!
Jerome Y.recommends
July 29, 2020
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Comfort, quiet, peace, private
We had a beautiful time on the Back 20! It wad quiet, peaceful and very private. It's a surprisingly comfortable space that felt like being home.
Jennifer E.recommends
May 25, 2020
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Loved it!
Absolutely loved staying at Back 20. Beautiful, Secluded, Clean. I hope to go back many times in the future.
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