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The Back 20

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· Utica, Fillmore, Minnesota
20 acres hosted by Heather N.
1 lodging site
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All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say the pitch is private.
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!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 as it is not provided.. Wood stove heat in winter. Wood not included but available for purchase or can bring own. Very homey and wonderful way to rough it!
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18 ratings · 13 reviews
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Zachary K.
June 11, 2023
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Fine but could be great
Firstly, a couple of things that were the fault of nobody but should be noted. In June we had a bit of a heat wave. Nothing crazy, low 80s but the cabin, especially the loft, holds a lot of heat in. Very uncomfortable to sleep upstairs in those temps. Also, a lot of bugs on property, which made sitting outside a problem. So be aware of those. The property itself is very cool and could be perfect with a little more attention. A well built tiny home with a short hike in that isn't strenuous but lets you feel away from it all. Nice deck with a fire pit. In more tolerable months, we could have enjoyed it more. Our problem was it was too hot to relax inside and too buggy for outside, which again is nobody's fault, but the screen door and one window were damaged, thus not allowing for air flow inside. The keypad/lock was also not working at all from the outside. We could manually lock it from the inside, so not really a safety issue. Had to share the bathroom with wasps, but wasp spray is provided. Overall an affordable place that could definitely be a gem in moderate temp months. A few small upgrades would do wonders. We are backpackers and were prepared to rough it, but a perfect storm of conditions caused it not to be the oasis we had hoped for
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Em S.recommends
February 9, 2023
Back 20 Minnesota~Hike in property
Loved this space to unwind and unplug. Went hiking around the land to some beautiful small bluffs. Saw lots of deer on the property and heard coyotes. The sunsets and sunrises were absolutely beautiful - the property has East and west facing windows. It’s not too bad of a walk from the car and area where I parked felt safe and secure. The wood burning stove made the cabin extra comfy at night with a cup of tea and a crocheting project! Will definitely be returning.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Utica, Fillmore, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Wahpeton First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Heather N.Joined in February 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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