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Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
292 reviews
· Palmer, Illinois
103 acres
4 sites
1 Glamping
3 Caravan/Tent
We purchased our 45 acre farm in 1997, since then we have operated a sustainable small organic farm.  In January of 2018 we purchased 58 more acres that is attached to our land.  The property has a greenhouse, high tunnel and about a half acre of field that we raise vegetables & fruit on.  We have a 3 acre pond with a naturally sustaining fish population, we swim in the pond, many small pastures and woods with streams running through them.  Plenty of wildlife, hiking & mountain biking areas.  We have a certified kitchen at the farm and have products raised & made on the farm to purchase.  Supposedly the house is haunted and there are a couple of haunted sites within 15 miles of the farm. 
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Palmer, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Debbie D.Joined in February 2018
378 Ratings · 292 reviews
Michael R.recommends
September 27, 2022
Site 3 - Ponds Edge
This place is awesome!! Debbie and Matt are wonderful hosts. There’s plenty of land to go on a hike, big pond to fish or take the canoe or paddle boat out for a spin. Kids loved watching the horses. Scenery is top notch. We loved our stay and will definitely be going back. They have a kitchen there also. You can get bags of ice, farm fresh eggs most of the time(ask ahead). Gallon jugs of water and a shower and toilet available. Bundles of firewood delivered right to your campsite. Doesn’t get any better than this folks!!
Marcia D.recommends
September 19, 2022
Cottage in the woods
Quiet Quiet!
My husband & I planned a weekend away from the norm to recharge and reconnect an WOW did we find a great place! I cooked a couple of our meals over an open fire and also used the very well equipped kitchen. We loved the welcome tour Matt gave and the bit of family history connected to a usable antique. The house is an earth home with some well done updates that we found (along with decor) so very charming! Definitely recommend this Hipcamp space for anyone looking for a wonderful comfortable country get away!
Jason H.recommends
September 11, 2022
Cottage in the woods
I've had the pleasure to camp at multiple sites. The tent sites are right on the water and offer privacy and stunning views. The cabin is about a 10 minute trail hike to the water but it offers full kitchen, bath, and bedrooms. Cabinets even have a few board games to play. I left behind an Uno deck for the next lucky travelers!
Rachel R.recommends
September 5, 2022
Cottage in the woods
Great place to get away from it all
This was our second time renting out the cabin, and is likely to become a yearly family vacation. You can't get much service, which we love for the most part. When I did need some service for a quick work thing, they were gracious in allowing me to connect to their hot spot. They are always so nice and welcoming. And accomodations are great too. Love the new touches this year.
Priscilla J.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 3 - Ponds Edge
SO much FUN!
We absolutely loved tent camping here! The property is totally beautiful and there is so much to do here. We camped with our 2 dogs, 3 kids, and ourselves. Site 3 was big and spacious with PLENTY of room for us to spread out. And nice and secluded, perfect amount privacy especially since we had our dogs with us. I loved that the site was right on the water and our kids loved playing in the lake. The paddle boat and canoe were such a fun time also. The brown butter chocolate chip cookies were absolutely amazing. As were the Leto everything bagels. Matt and Debbie were so accommodating, constantly asking us if we needed anything and responding to our requests promptly. We really enjoyed the hiking trails in the woods which were much more extensive than we expected. Only downside is the entire campsite was on a complete downward slope which made sleeping and lounging in chairs a little harder to do comfortably. 10/10 recommend and would definitely visit again!
Jacqueline H.recommends
September 5, 2022
Cottage in the woods
Impeccable hospitality!
The cottage in the woods was better than we imagined. It was stocked with everything we would need to stay and if we forgot something or needed anything the owners were just a text away. The land was great for what we needed hiking, swimming, boating, the night fire and cooking out. There sites for swimming, peddleboat, fishing, kayaking. We got to do it all. SUPER PET FRIENDLY TOO! Bring walkies though there service is spotty.
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