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Tiny*25 Acre*Farm*Barn*Trails*

· Dodge, Tennessee
25 acres hosted by Ashley M.
1 lodging site
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
QUIRKY BARN TINY HOME ON 25 ACRE NATURE PRESERVE. LOCATED IN MINNESOTA, 30 MINUTES WEST OF ROCHESTER. Delight in the beauty and history of this authentic 150-year-old family farm; now organic, sustainable, solar-powered and chemical free with a rustic, handcrafted Tiny. Unplug in the charming cabin that pays homage to the founding family who settled and worked these woods.   Established in 1854, The Homestead is one of only a handful of remaining Century Farms in Minnesota; this Pioneer Property boasts an inviting 25 PRIVATELY OWNED acres for you to freely roam.   Certified as a National Wildlife Habitat, there is an abundance of animals and birds in the heavily wooded pristine moors at the bottom of the hill.  Bluffs, creek, Medieval Forest; the pastures are used organic, chemical free hay farming.   Homesteaded since 1858, the Farm has been chemical free since 1985. We raise organic hay. No livestock on the farm. The property you have access to is included in the Richard Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest. Authentic experiences on trails, cliffs, creek, meadows, wetlands, moors, prairie all in their natural state. Since no chemicals have been used "some' foraging is allowed. Please leave no trace. Be mindful of wildlife and considerate of others. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trails. Learn more about this land: 1 bed/1 bath rustic using the highest cleaning protocols for 5 star stays.  The entire unit is yours; not shared whatsoever.  25 acres of the farm has been carved out as a Nature Preserve.   Enter the property using the North Driveway. We live on property about 150 yards away with no line of sight.   Self-Check In at the house using the lock box.    Enjoy locally sourced snacks - WHEN AVAILABLE -- and drinks thoughtfully provided by your Hosts, while you explore the house.  Whimsically curated decor to bring in woodsy charm of your new favorite getaway.   Put away the basic groceries you purchased en-route.   We know there is no view from the accommodations, because of where it is located.  You're meant to go outside.  Like, FR.  ;-)  Relax on the porch, open the adult beverages you brought with. Put on your sturdy shoes and take a stroll down to the scenic creek, free from all other distractions.  Check out the picnic pavilion.  Consider a picnic for tomorrow. Hike back up the hill (moderate/rocky) to the house.   Light the fire (wood provided) and cook some veggies or chops on the gas grill.    [X] Make S'mores  [X] Have your own private bonfire.   Visit with other adults on the comfy porch or lawn under big sky while star gazing.   Sleep soundly on comfortable new memory foam mattresses with UGG bedding and hospitality grade linens.   Wake up refreshed and make coffee.  Slip out silently onto the porch and watch wildlife and birds.   Read or journal.  Eat breakfast or pack a knapsack for the trail.  Take eco-friendly bug spray and sunblock (provided). Following the clearly marked trail, admire the wild meadows with no other traffic.  Contemplate the amazing limestone bluffs that are indigenous to the area. Run the trails.  Walk along the scenic creek (again!!)  Have a breakfast bar and juice in the picnic pavilion.  Imagine what this land looked like 150 years ago Spend time re-wilding.  Forage for herbs and plants.  Spot birds.  (Bring the binoculars from the cabin!) Hunt for shed deer antlers and Morel mushrooms.  Watch the eagles. Since no chemicals have been used here since 1987, it is safe to harvest a few plants for yourself.  (Please be considerate, leave some for others, and practice good stewardship of natural resources; Pack it in/Pack it out/leave no trace.)  The adjoining properties are still used for farming; it is possible you may see workers or animals across the pasture, but they won't intrude on your time, they're busy! These are working animals and machinery, so give them space.  Fences may have electrical current.  Don't touch wire fences. Take a private, romantic hike with your special someone.  Photograph the century old remains of the original farm. Stroll through the rolling hills.  Pick a couple apples from one of the 5 apple trees Nana-Eva planted in 1942.   Admire the Day Lilys Mom planted in 1967.  (On the driveway, near the gates Blooming in early summer.)  Eat some wild blackberries or grapes right off the vines.  Planted by Great Grandpa Otis in 1937.  (Look along fence lines for these) June bearing fruit. [X] Relax in the safety and awesomeness of your natural wild environment. NEW!!!!!! Art Escapes. As us how. After a quick shower and you're off to explore town! Drive through picturesque S.E. Minnesota.  We are close to Historic Mantorville.  Pass by wineries, quaint antique shops and stagecoach hotel.  So, did you go North, South, East or West? Did you visit a nearby Festival or Fair?  See a Stagecoach?  Visit the Opera House?  Cycling?  Riding?  Find a local small batch brewery?  Did you go to the Farmer's Market?  Did you go to Rochester, Home of the Mayo Clinic and visit the city sights?  Were you berry picking?  Or did you go shopping at a variety of cute shops and boutiques? Antiquing?  We recommend a church supper if you can find one, or a VFW BBQ!  How about the Food Trucks?  Maybe you stopped at Burgers and Shake joint?  Did you get a massage and pedi?  Pop and ice cream at The Chocolate Shoppe?  Walk along the river?  Or were you more adventurous and went tubing on the Zumbro!? Art, you participating in our ART INSTALLATION? More late-night snuggling under the stars with your favorite person on the patio. Another fine, soft, evening here watching the fireflies.   Wake up Sunday, re-energized and re-connected with your loved ones.   Take your coffee and walk down to the covered pavilion.  A quick breakfast of fresh eggs you bought from the Farmers Market and homemade bread, and you're off. You have had a perfect small-town getaway at The Tiny Lumber Jack! Make sure you have all your things, let Host(s) know you're departing, and lock the door!  Plan your return trip!  See you soon!Historic family farm;  25 acres;  organic, sustainable, solar.  Chemical-free.  Certified Nature Preserve.  Now growing organic hay.  No livestock.  Trails, creek, bluffs, Medieval forest, lots of Nature watching areas.   Completely self-contained Tiny 150 yards from main house with no real line of sight.  
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4 ratings · 4 reviews
Dawn S.recommends
April 7, 2024
Tiny Lumber Jack + Private 25 Acre
Perfect little hideaway for 2
Ashley was so sweet, meeting us with farm fresh eggs and milk, a new experience for us :) Everything was just as pictured and better. All of the amenities of home were available and we were thankful to be able to control the temp indoors (especially in April in Minnesota, where temps change drastically from day to day/night). The lodge has such a cozy, homey feel and we loved being able to just step outside to have a bonfire. I had no idea that there is also a patio with a grill and a couple of lovely chairs and footstools. Inside the lodge is stocked with everything you need and more. The table is small, with only one stool, so prepare to eat on the couch while enjoying something on Netflix (also an unexpected surprise!). We used the table for putting together a small puzzle. I didn't recall the listing staying this, but there is also WiFi available, which is really nice. All in all, The seclusion was wonderful, the trails beautiful and the accommodations were cozy. The perfect little hideaway for 2.
Allie S.recommends
January 2, 2023
Tiny Lumber Jack + Private 25 Acre
10/10 experience!
Quaint and amazing cabin - perfect distance as a quick getaway from the twin cities. We went in the middle of winter and it had absolutely everything we could have needed as far as amenities. We can’t wait to come back during a different season!! Ashley is an amazing host! 10/10 would recommend!
Elina K.recommends
July 25, 2022
Tiny Lumber Jack + Private 25 Acre
Lovely place for a respit. Cozy cabin on a farm with lots of trails and spaces to relax.
Nathan L.recommends
November 24, 2021
Tiny Lumber Jack + Private 25 Acre
We loved our short trip at Tiny Lumber Jack. It's peaceful and quiet even though it's near the road. Some highlights were meeting a friendly dog and being surprised with a fun gift basket in our room. Thanks for a great time!
Dodge, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Wahpeton, and Wahpekute First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Ashley M.

Joined in December 2017
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