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Take a dip in the creek! Beautiful secluded acreage with mature trees

Elgin, Illinois
1 acre
4.944 reviews
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Hosted by Kristen M.




Fencing details:

There is no fencing so dog must be kept on leash unless it is well-trained to not run onto neighbors property. There are old fence posts still scattered along the property to show where the property line is. There is also a lot of plant gro...
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Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsNo

Other domestic animalsNo

Other peopleNo


River, stream or creek

River, stream or creek




Trash can

$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Elgin, Illinois


Beautiful secluded property with a creek running through it. The backyard is about 1 acre with a big open field surrounded by large mature trees and a creek bordering the back side. Dogs must be trained not to run off as we do not have a fence. Old fence posts show the property lines. You can to take a dip in the creek with your dog to cool off on hot days. The water does flow so I wouldn't recommend it for really small dogs. The water is fairly shallow but can get high and flow fast after heavy rain. You will have to walk down a small hill to enter the creek. The weeds get high by the water but I have made 2 separate paths to enter the creek. Entering the creek is at your own risk. The creek is on the property line so the land across the creek is not part of the property so please do not go across the creek. If you do plan on going in the creek I recommend water shoes and a towel, it can get muddy by the water. And it can also get buggy, so you might want to bring bug spray as well. Feel free to move any of the chairs from the firepit to anywhere around the yard. Please clean up after your pup, garbage can is the green one by the garage. You can park on the left side of driveway by the RV and enter on the left side of the garage but it's a bit crowded over there so you may want to park on the right side by the brick walkway and enter the yard in between the house and the garage.


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Wildlife. Creek. This spot has a water feature, make sure to review these guidelines for visiting spots with water before visiting: https://help.sniffspot.com/article/167-how-to-keep-your-dog-safe-around-pools-and-water


Firepit with wood$10

Have a bonfire in our huge firepit. Wood will be provided.


Use of our charcoal grill. Can be rolled to wherever you'd like to use it in the yard. Must provide your own charcoal, lighter fluid and utensils.


Firepit with wood$10

Have a bonfire in our huge firepit. Wood will be provided.


Use of our charcoal grill. Can be rolled to wherever you'd like to use it in the yard. Must provide your own charcoal, lighter fluid and utensils.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
1 hour
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

If you would like to meet with me first please just send me a message. Otherwise you are welcome to just enter the backyard and enjoy!

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(44) Reviews

  • Diane H., Oct 1, 2023

    Very lovely property. Easy to get to. My pup enjoyed the creek. Very quiet and private.

  • Patrick C., Oct 1, 2023

    This place is a must if you have a young curious and active puppy. Plenty of room to explore and run

  • Amy L., Sep 1, 2023

    This spot was amazing! Very well maintained back yard with easy access to creek! Even my older blind pup loved it!!! 10/10!

  • Esmeralda C., Aug 21, 2023

    Our GSD loved it! He loved the creek and kept getting zoomies. I will say, bring bug repellent spray. We went pretty early and I got bit. Also, we forgot his leash and collar but the host was great at replying as soon as I messaged her!

  • Matthew K., Aug 5, 2023

    Easy to find. Perfect directions and thought the property was great.

  • Chrystel L., Jul 30, 2023

    What a fun time! Both our boys and us ended up in the creek! Hahaha! My boxer went on the far left side of the yard, and be careful, with the strong rains, the level was deep and current fast. My boxer jumped in despite the taller bank, and I had to jump in to "rescue" him. But after that, we went back in the water (in the front of the chairs) where the levels were a little more shallow. We all had a great time! We will be back! Thank you!!

    Host replied: Yes I apologize it is deep right now!! Definitely come back when there hasn't been as much rain and it's a little more relaxing in there vs raging rapids haha

  • Miku H., Jul 23, 2023

    I recently visited this amazing spot with my dog, and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations. The space was perfect for my furry friend to sniff around and play fetch. But the highlight of this place is undoubtedly the water! Located just behind their backyard, it offers a serene and private setting. The water was relatively clean, which was a pleasant surprise. Additionally, there was ample space for us to relax while my dog had a great time exploring. I would give this spot a 5-star rating without a doubt. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

    Host replied: Thank you for the wonderful detailed review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed. Welcome back anytime!

  • Jessica A., Jun 24, 2023

    Great spot, my 3 schnauzers loved running around and playing in the creek! Will try and return again soon if available! Thank you!

  • Christy B., May 27, 2023

    Beautiful place with room to run and a great creek for pups to play in!

  • Patrick C., May 25, 2023

    Very quiet and very well kept.

Meet your host

Kristen M.

Joined in March 2021

I love animals and look forward to sharing my beautiful property with some new furry friends.

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