Hipcamp host Jo M.,
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Come pitch your tent near the Old Rugged Barn! We are on a quiet country road, a small 3.5 acre farmstead in central IL about a mile from historic Rt 66 and the landmark Duncan Manor. Take a hop/skip/and a jump and you will land in Towanda IL that boasts my favorite "waterin' hole" Kicks Bar and Grill if you get in the mood for a great pizza, burger, beverage - AND lots of

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Come pitch your tent near the Old Rugged Barn! We are on a quiet country road, a small 3.5 acre farmstead in central IL about a mile from historic Rt 66 and the landmark Duncan Manor. Take a hop/skip/and a jump and you will land in Towanda IL that boasts my favorite "waterin' hole" Kicks Bar and Grill if you get in the mood for a great pizza, burger, beverage - AND lots of tvs for your favorite game or race! We are just minutes from Bloomington-Normal with numerous amenities and entertainment.

Think of this as a farm stay; a place to pull off the road, relax awhile, stay over and regroup, wash your vehicle, enjoy some peace and quiet. There is plenty of pasture space; sites are first come/first serve. We have privacy behind buildings, shade under our huge trees, or out in the wide open space!

I am listing this as an outdoor stay and it will be priced accordingly. There is space in the barn (NO NO NO smoking or fires!!!) for an additional fee., so we can provide you a place even when it is getting chilly.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
8 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 8 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Electrical connection available
Water connection available
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
television hookup
generators
No Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No sewage
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send jo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding

Places to see near The Old Rugged Barn

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Hipcamper Jeanette
Jeanette S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2022

I had a restful 1 night car camp here and had the whole place to myself. Jo’s directions were clear and when I had a couple of questions they were answered within a few minutes. I had the place to myself so it was really peaceful but the area seems large enough that it wouldn’t be a problem. I found a nice bench and played my cello while the sun set. Thanks for a great stay!

Hipcamper jess
Jess B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 18th, 2022

Super cute and convenient property. Would definitely rec. There are a lot of lights on the property which made me feel very safe as a solo traveler but would suggest bringing a nighttime eye cover if you're sensitive to that while sleeping.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 15th, 2021

This was a great spot for us. We arrived late at night and Jo gave us detailed instructions since she was not able to meet us. Having firewood available was a nice perk as well.

Hipcamper Anne
Anne R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 15th, 2021

This was my first hipcamp experience and it was great. Quiet location gave me a nice safe place to land on a cross country trip. Got there just in time to get the tent set up and watch the sun set and the moon rise over the fields. Jo was preparing for a wedding that weekend but she came out to greet me & she was flexible with a small schedule change I needed due to weather. Having wood available for a fire was a nice bonus.

Hipcamper Zena
Zena C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

Jo was really helpful and my pup and I enjoyed our stay on the peaceful farm!

Hipcamper Ashten

A great not-so-roughin-it spot!

Ashten A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2021

Great time not-so-roughing it with my little one! It was his first time camping and went off without a hitch! There is an amazing view of the sunset and sunrise & plenty of privacy around the buildings and trees. I absolutely loved having the barn views on one side of us, the sunset on another & then we got to catch a thunderstorm just south of us. The space was exactly as mentioned and Jo was wonderful! I enjoyed talking with her and loved knowing she was right there should the weather have turned for the worse. Her recommendation of “Kicks” around the corner was a great spot to grab a few drinks & a pizza! Can’t wait to come back for another mini getaway! Absolutely beautiful space and host ✨

Hipcamper Lawrence
Lawrence C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2021

I only stayed briefly overnight, but this spot was well maintained. I would stay again!

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2021

We had a lovely stay at Jo’s campout! We happened to book the evening of Towanda’s fireworks for 4th of July weekend and had front row seats to the show!

The grass was soft and green, the grounds are beautiful, fireflies were plentiful, and Jo was a lovely and friendly host. So happy we found this gem on our cross country trip.

The Old Rugged Barn Campout!The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Hipcamper Sara
Sara M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2021

What a nice peaceful stay, beautiful expansive view! Unique property and easy communication and quick booking! Thank you Jo!

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
Finalist
Property
The Old Rugged Barn
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$40/night
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