Anne's Backyard Retreat

Space for 1 Rig
25 ft max
2 nights maximum

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Same day is okay
2 weeks max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • $5/night requested for hookups


I live on a short acre of property abutting the Conway Drain. Notus has been here since the 20's. It is a small farming community that has turned into a bedroom community for Caldwell, Nampa and Boise.

It is a pretty quiet little town and there is now not much in the way of stores or shopping, but there are stores either side of us in Parma and Caldwell within 10 miles each way.

It's just a little town kind of in the middle of farmland.

House Rules

No marijuana use.
Moderate drinking is allowed, but no loud parties please.
Regular tobacco may be used with cautions as to disposal.
This is a quiet area, and so I prefer not to have loud animals so as to not disturb the neighbors.
Children are welcome but must be supervised. If they get loud it will upset the neighbors and I will have to revise my requirements.
I would like to know when you will arrive and leave so the I can help you with crossing the well at the entrance.
If you are using a tow vehicle, I will give you instructions as to how to avoid the well area.
If you hook up to power I would need 5 dollars paid in advance. That would cover the water as well.
I have no RV dump, so water would be just for filling your potable water.

Access Road Conditions

I have private alley access to my backlot. It is narrow but very negotiable. However, there is a well to cross at the entry, and it needs to be traversed with supervision.

There is room for more rigs, but it is a little uneven and it is not totally open area. However there is plenty of room.

I have had a 35 foot 5th wheel live here, and I owned a 27 ft pull trailer as well as a 24 ft class A and a 19 ft Class C. I just sold my 25 ft pull trailer.

I prefer not to have any large Class A's. It would be problematic to negotiate as they are higher. 5th wheels, especially the newer models are very tall and the pull through area might be interesting due to a large cottonwood I have. However there is room to come in, and do a 3 point turnaround.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

There is lots of room to turn around and park extra vehicles near your camper or motorhome, and if you have 2 rigs in your party I might consider this as well depending on the type.


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I do camp occasionally myself throughout the year, and also visit relatives in another area 3 or 4 times a year. Fall is one time I try to get over the mountain before the weather gets too bad.
But please call and see if anything is going on as I would love to have you visit.


Notus, ID, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

The town where I live has a small museum that is open mostly at 4th of July and Memorial Weekend. Caldwell, Idaho is near and has many events through the year as well as a historic downtown area and beautiful renovation of the Indian Creek area.
There are many farms, and south of here are many vineyards with stores. Orchards and farms are all around here, and there is also Boise about 35 miles west of here with lots of stuff to do.
There is a great military museum in Nampa about 18 miles away with great shopping as well.

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September 2021

Rural Idaho Retreat

Anne's Backyard Retreat was an opportunity to experience rural Idaho with neighboring chickens and goats. Anne greeted us at the road and guided us to the back of the property. She has 30Amp service available which was a nice plus. We had a street light available if we wanted but the night sky was bright with stars with the light turned off. Our host had many interesting stories about her many years of truck diving and the history of the area. This is not a place for big rigs but our 22' class B fit easily. Thank you for hosting our stay.


September 2021

Pleasant stay

Well lit backyard. Hostess was very helpful with directions. Thank you.


August 2021

Very Helpful!

Our stay at Anne's Backyard Retreat was so helpful! We were behind schedule and I contacted her on the day we needed a place to stay and she was very accommodating. She also gave us some hints about our camper that were very much appreciated because it was only our 2nd day on the road with it!


July 2021

Totally workable backyard!

Even if you are a big rv - there's room to maneuver.
I had a very nice time. Smokytater was friendly, helpful, and generous. We had good conversations about travels and life.
Thanks for the hospitality!


July 2021

Relaxing stay

Easy access and nice shade. She was a hoot to talk with. Nice quiet night sleep. Definitely stay there again.


March 2021

Country night

Smokytater is a very helpful host and the property is about 5 miles from I-84. We would stay here again.