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Chabanel is affectionately referred to as the “Cave Unit”.  It is tucked underneath a sandstone shelter bluff and behind a beautiful seasonal waterfall.  There is definitely no other unit at Camp like Chabanel (pronounced shah-bah-NEL). This unit has a capacity of 40 people.  There are three bunk platforms under the shelter bluff and two treehouse-style cabins that all hold

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Chabanel is affectionately referred to as the “Cave Unit”.  It is tucked underneath a sandstone shelter bluff and behind a beautiful seasonal waterfall.  There is definitely no other unit at Camp like Chabanel (pronounced shah-bah-NEL). This unit has a capacity of 40 people.  There are three bunk platforms under the shelter bluff and two treehouse-style cabins that all hold 8 each.

Lodging provided
Treehouse
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ondessonk's Chabanel Cave in Illinois.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole S.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2021

We loved it! the whole camp ground is so pretty. we enjoyed hiking and swimming and the cave site. We will be back again and again!

Hipcamper Regina
Regina B.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2021

The unique experience offered at this campground was even more than we hoped it woukd be! We absolutely loved the way the units were carved into the landscape of each unit. A great deal financially, we would have stayed longer if our schedules would have allowed it!

We slept right under this water fallThe view from our catwalk between unitsThe view from our fire pit The view from our fire pit
Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee K.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020

Such a neat spot! We had a blast!

Hipcamper Stevie

Put this on your bucket list

Stevie D.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2020

Like stepping out off Illinois and Into a fairytale.

Hipcamper Gordon Y.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020
Hipcamper Savannah R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 24th, 2020
Property
Camp Ondessonk
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$12/night
1 Site