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Velkommen to Norske Camp!

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· Backus, Minnesota
8 acres
3 sites
1 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
I bought this land near Pine River in August 2018. I wanted to have my own hunting land and something that was close to town and trails. A property that had a potential of multi-recreational use for people to enjoy while visiting. There are about 40 acres of county land surrounding three sides of the property. The main trail on my land goes thru the majority of the county land and loops back connecting to my main trail again.
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Backus, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Christoph R.Joined in March 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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37 ratings · 28 reviews
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Karin R.recommends
October 24, 2022
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Had a great weekend. Great setup with an outdoor kitchen. We brought a pot and cutlery but there was bowls, plates and cups. Stayed nice and warm with a gas heater in October. Felt nice and private even so close to the highway. Very clean both in cabin and outhouse. Nice friendly host.
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Kevin C.recommends
October 31, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Awesome!
Norske camp was very cool. Rustic. Very private and quiet. Christoph is very nice and helpful in anything we need. Thank you! Kevin n Thea
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Steven N.
September 26, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
cabin was nice, host was awesome. could use a bit of upgrades on the firepit seating, but overall we enjoyed ourselfs, minus a kind of an annoying cat from next door. would do it again. thanks Christoph for making my roomates cabin in the woods thing happen.
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Ben G.recommends
September 21, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Cozy cabin off the highway. Loved that it was dog friendly! Great place for a little weekend get away.
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Zachary F.recommends
September 12, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Excellent
It was very cozy Chris maybe me feel welcome I would stay again
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Natasha G.recommends
September 5, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
What a hidden treasure!! Such a perfect spot with everything possible at our fingertips!! Yardzee, hiking trails, hammocks, beautiful fire area and a communal game and relaxing area.
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Spencer C.recommends
August 17, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Chris was a very welcoming and communicative host, and the Norkse Cabin was both inviting and rustic. Felt very comfortable in the cabin, and enjoyed the evening around the fire, with plenty of space to spread out our wet camp gear from the night before.
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Giulia G.recommends
June 20, 2021
Norske Cabin (hytte)
What a lovely stay! It was the perfect getaway for us. We were blessed with good weather, but in the heat up summer we were happy to hear that he had an A/C on hand just in case. There was water and the shower tent on site, but no running water inside the cabin, which was completely fine. Pine River is a short drive with a grocery store right on the main road if you forgot anything -- we went to grab some much-needed bug spray! Overall would highly recommend.
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Mindy M.recommends
April 7, 2021
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Cozy spot with great fire.
Great spot with a generous host. We enjoyed a nice fire and there was electricity to plug our camper in. Bikes were available to use on the nearby trail too! Host called and was very informative and helpful.
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Claire P.recommends
October 24, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Warm Norske Experience
Very friendly host! Communicative and provided ample information about the stay. Cute and warm cabin (even during winter).
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Heather S.recommends
September 7, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Very fun place to camp. Lots of unexpected things to find as you explore. We especially liked the bikes to use on the nearby trail. Truly lovely little spot, would love to return!
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Taylor P.recommends
August 26, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Chris was a very friendly and communicative guy who made sure we were comfortable. The cabin was very rustic and cute. There was no electricity which made it feel off-the-grid. I recommend bringing a couple friends, lighting a fire/some candles and enjoying the peace and quiet.
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Justin S.recommends
August 23, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Easily one of the best campsites I've been to! Super welcoming vibes, great utilities, a great weekend!
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Nikki T.recommends
August 20, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Exceeded expectations
This place rocks! The site area is huge. You can choose where to put your tent. There’s a large central fire pit and a second one off to one side. Everything you could need is provided, bug repellent, stuff to cook with, grill and charcoal, chairs and tables. He even had yardzee to play! There’s a composting toilet and an outdoor shower. We were close to lots of lakes and trails. We drove to Itasca state park one day as it was only an hour away. I would definitely recommend this site.
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Kathy T.recommends
August 18, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Great place to stay for the night Chris was very friendly and helpful. Was closer to the highway then we realized. We’re looking for something more isolated.
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Michelle H.recommends
August 17, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Excellent campground and host!
Excellent first experience using Hipcamp, with awesome host! This site is very well designed and equipped to make one feel welcome right away: firewood available, box with bug repellant and spray, Yardzee game, and bottled water--perfect touches to a campground. We had plenty of space to place 3 tents right next to each other alongside the parked old RV. There was also a cabin that is for rent, but no one used it while we were there, so we had the camp to ourselves, very peaceful! The main firepit was great, two out of my group used the camp shower area and said it was good, and the picnic tables were great, too. This will sound funny, but the composting toilet was a pleasant surprise--not only does it have a nice padded toilet seat, it also smells good in there (seriously)!! It's the best outdoor/camp outhouse I've ever used. There was a noticeable level of traffic noise during the day (didn't bother us, no big deal), but not in the evening/night. Christoph was not on site during our stay, but was always reachable and super friendly, checked in on our stay via messages and everything! We would happily return and camp here again!!
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Brett W.recommends
August 15, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
This was a great site! It was only me and my partner, but we will be setting up a group visit in the future!
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Ashlee V.recommends
August 3, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
We had a great weekend at Norske Camp. The first night another camper had reserved a renting spot, which wasn’t a big deal but the privacy isn’t spectacular between the tent spots and the cabin. There aren’t blinds or curtains in the cabin either to have helped with some privacy. That was a very minor issue that didn’t prevent us from having a great weekend away from the city. Chris thought of a lot of little details from water, firewood, lighters, yard games, etc to make the weekend even better than we had planned. Very close to the trail so we got to enjoy a beautiful walk with our dogs.
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Gabriel E.recommends
July 23, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Amazing secluded and scenic
The owner and host Christoph is a great guy made sure all of our needs were met the campsite is fantastic always clean and well-kept I have already recommended Norske camp to quite a few of my friends
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Steve N.recommends
July 12, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
It was exactly what we wanted and way more than we expected. We chose this location because it was on the Paul Bunyan rails to trail and centrally located on the trail. We camped in our 20 foot travel trailer and squeezed it into the site. Our plan was to use this camp for our base to explore parts of the trail for a day. We biked about 48 miles on the trail in our one day adventure. For all the rails to trails summer bikers and hikers this midway location provides many options for your trail adventures. This little camping area is the epitome of off grid classic Minnesota north woods camping. It’s an eclectic collection of items assembled for a second or third life as a camping site. Combined with the two other families camping there, a number of options were showcased. We were off grid and self contained boondocking. One family had small children and took full advantage of the cabin as their base of operations for a weekend of fishing and hiking. Another family was camping overnight in tents as part of there family trip into northern MN. It is very apparent Chris loves the Minnesota north woods camping life and he wants to make this experience available to everyone. Entering into the camp a person notices quickly all the little things provided to make the experience complete. There are smaller solar lights placed around the camp site that create a warm glow in a way that provides some lite where it is needed and simultaneously adds ambiance to the setting. Piles of kindling, bbq gills, a gas operated coffee maker, axes, fire wood, cooking tools, poison ivy, and many more items are provided to enhance your stay. Chris has great customer service skills and a true passion for sharing this long standing traditional north woods simple lifestyle.
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Jessica W.recommends
June 29, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Great access to Paul Bunyon Trail!
This was a great spot if you're looking to bike/hike the Paul Bunyon Trail. Easy access to the trail. Chris had many extras available - firewood, bug spray, seating, etc that were nice to have. This would be great a great spot for friends to use together.
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Angela P.recommends
June 23, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Peaceful place to stay
The site was replete with great places to sit near fire- a table with an umbrella, great rocker, a picnic table and a round table with stools. The composting toilet was great! Smelled like cedar chips and pine. Has an outdoor shower with hot water! Adjoining The Paul Bunyan hiking and bike trail. Great place for keeping bikes, private campsite. Clean. Stayed in tent but will be back to tent camp and try out the cabin, which was cozy but definitely wise space use.
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Brian H.recommends
June 20, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Bike path retreat
Had the place to myself. Terrific proximity to the Paul Bunyan Trail. I appreciated the shower and available tables and chairs. Might feel a bit communal with others present. I'd stay again.
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Madeline F.recommends
June 8, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
The Norske Camp is fantastic!
The Norske Camp is a fantastic place with an equally fantastic host. Christoph made sure all our needs were taken care of. We spent time in both the cabin, and tenting outside. There are lots of flat spaces for tenting and the cabin is quaint. Christoph added some nice touches like a solar phone charger and little solar lights throughout the site for at night. There is some noise from the highway which is able to be heard in the campsite, particularly when in a tent. However, if you can look past that the Norske Camp is the perfect place for a party with some close friends or a nice quiet weekend getaway.
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Katie E.recommends
May 26, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Norske Camp is fabulous! I was impressed by the extra amenities such as chairs and tables. The outhouse was super clean and even had scented pine cones so it smelled nice and fresh. I had a wonderful time and it was super easy to find and set up. Christoph was great a reaching out immediately for communication purposes.
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Dansmella R.recommends
May 19, 2020
Norske Cabin (hytte)
Great Cabin stay!
Great locations for fishing! Lots of lakes with in 45 minutes. Host though of just about everything you could want at a cabin and amenity wise. Very friendly and great host! Right off of the Paul Bunyan state trail.
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Lily A.recommends
May 8, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Amazing Weekend Stay!!
Wow, this site was everything that my roommates and I were looking for! We had an amazing time and had great communication with Chris. There was an outhouse that was as sanitary (if not more) as an outhouse can be. We were welcomed by the neighbors goat Evie, she wandered over to say hello and we couldn’t have been happier! Very secluded site with multiple seating options and a lot of space to set up a tent or multiple. We were able to go on a long walk along the Pail Bunyan Trail (right by the entrance if the site) one day and walked to a wetland nearby. We overall had an amazing time and would definitely recommend this site to everyone!
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Lori J.recommends
April 13, 2020
Norske Sites (nettsteder)
Great weekend getaway!
We spent last weekend up at Norske camp with our dogs and 4 kids and had an amazing time!! With quarantine in effect it was just what we needed to get away. We brought our 16ft ice house trailer which fot just fine. The location was perfect, far enough from the cities but not too far. The site was perfect, Chris welcomed us when we got there and showed us around the property. There were bundles of wood and fire starter provided so that we could get our fire rocking right away. Chris also provides bottles of drinking water and supplies to wash our dishes! There is a really neat outhouse stocked with pine shavings and even had a light on a sensor that turned in when the door opened. The property was decked out with Norwegian flags and lawn decor. It was just perfect! The Paul Bunyan trail is right at the edge of the property so we brought our roller blades and my son brought his skateboard. I’d definitely recommend this place, we will be back! Thanks Chris for a wonderful weekend!
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