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Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm

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· Eldorado, Illinois
5 acres
4 sites
4 RV/Tent
Off the Historic Goshen Trail that runs from mid-Illinois thru here to Alton, IL which is close to St.Louis,MO. Oldest house on the trail. 1922 farmhouse but homestead older than that. Learn more about this land: Tent or small camper welcome. Peaceful, farm work around you, fresh eggs available and friendly farmers. Firewood can be found in piles around the farm. Very quiet, wildlife crossings and lots of berries to pick.
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Eldorado, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mustang B.Joined in May 2018
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32 ratings · 29 reviews
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Rhonda S.recommends
July 5, 2022
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Nice site right by the pond
My one night stay was quiet...well, except for the sounds of nature all around me. Mustang greeted me, directed me to choose my site and offered the use of a restroom. I felt safe and was lulled to sleep by the resident bullfrogs. I would stay here again if in the area.
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Nathan R.recommends
May 3, 2022
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Bikepacking the Tunnel Hill Trail
The farm made for a perfect spot for our overnight trip on the Tunnel Hill Trail and our first Hipcamping experience. The farm is just a few miles north of the northern terminus of the trail. So much of the land in the area is open farmland, but the property has a beautiful pond with a good amount of tree cover, to provide both privacy and some protection from the elements. Mustang was a wonderful host, let us take showers, which was great after a long ride, and even lent us some camp chairs to sit around the fire, by the pond, which was great at the end of a long day. Highly recommend!
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Cheryl B.
August 3, 2021
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
This is a sweet spot for a smaller camper. It's right by a pond, and we were happily greeted by the chickens, roosters, duck and horse! Very private and quiet :)
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Philip H.recommends
June 20, 2021
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
A great pit stop
The host was responsive and the oasis retreat was everything it claims to be. I definitely recommend this space for anyone that wants quick access to Shawnee
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Martina E.recommends
June 7, 2021
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Up with the chicken...
We had a great time on the farm enjoying some tranquil evenings at the pond, with campfire, and breakfasts surrounded by the lively barnyard animals. The pond with the tree line makes for a secluded setting. The farm was a good base for our excursions to hiking and biking in the Shawnee National Forest and is close to shopping and dining in Eldorado and Harrisburg.
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Rachel M.recommends
April 29, 2021
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Mustang was so kind and accommodating, and the farm was lovely! We got to set up camp right by the pond and enjoy it as home base between hikes around Shawnee Forest. Definitely recommend!
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Neal B.recommends
April 28, 2021
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Enjoyed taste of farm life
We enjoyed exchanging the sights and sounds of city life for the very different sights and sounds of this charming, rustic, small farm: the crowing of roosters, the cackling of hens, the gentle snorting of the horse. I heard a whippoorwill's unique bird-call which I haven't heard for many years. We enjoyed sitting around the scenic pond and exploring little trails in wooded areas on the property. Mustang was responsive, helpful and friendly in our exchanges of messages before and during our stay. We saw Mustang doing some farm tasks, but we mostly felt like we had the place to ourselves. The gravel road approaching from the east was well-maintained and not dusty for us. Alternatively you can take the paved road from the south with only a few feet of the gravel road from it to the driveway (I don't know about approaches from other directions).
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Megan S.recommends
October 13, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
As others have said, Mustang is a great host because she is kind and accommodating. There was a freshly mowed path to our site and The campsite had a fire pit, easy access to kindling and was flat. There was plenty of space for kids to run around and the animals were friendly. And a nice space to see the starry sky. Our site was close to the neighbors house, but because we were the only guests at the farm it didn’t feel crowded. The farm was in a good location for exploring Shawnee National Forrest/ garden of the gods. We are already planning our next visit to Garden of the Gods and Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
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Janice B.recommends
August 12, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Serene location
Serene location, nice shower, and an entertaining menagerie of cats, roosters, chickens, and a duck. We cooked up some of Mustang's fresh eggs for breakfast, delicious! Convenient for riders on the Tunnel Hill State Trail
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Jay S.recommends
July 28, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Awesome spot!
Mustang is an amazing host! The site was welcoming and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and look forward to the next opportunity to stay here again. Keep up the great work Mustang!!! I strongly recommend anyone who would like a restful respite to stay here :)
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Niki D.recommends
July 19, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Beautiful secluded & full of whimsy
What’s not to love. Tiny kitties sat around the fire with us, we kayaked in the lake and we laughed endlessly at a duck who thought they were a chicken. Mustang made us feel safe and welcome. The view of the stars was breathtaking and the proximity to Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock was very convenient. We felt much safer camping here than in the crowded campsite at the park. We are so grateful for our time here.
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Deryck B.recommends
July 19, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Tranquil setting
Mustang was extremely helpful, place was easy to find. Have access to bathroom and showers in her place. Which was very kind of her. The free firewood was clutch so thanks again for that! First time using hipcamp and couldn’t be more pleased. Definitely the only way to camp in the future! Area was close to hiking and nature type activities.
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Jocelyn C.recommends
July 9, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Barefoot Melange Farm
We really enjoyed our stay at Barefoot Melange Farm. Our camping experience exceeded our expectations. Our plan was to have a home base from which to explore the Shawnee National Forest. The campsite was not too far from the trails we wanted to visit (which were amazing!), but our stay on the farm was just as enjoyable. Mustang was highly responsive and answered all of our questions quickly. The campsite we stayed at was private and lovely. We loved having kitties greet us every day and seeing all of the chickens roaming around. We had access to a pool, kayaks, and hammocks on the property. We didn’t have time to take advantage of all of these amenities (because we were out exploring), but had a nice dip in the pool to cool off one night. We hope to use the kayaks on our next visit. We appreciated the time and care that Mustang took to give us a great experience.
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Hannah F.recommends
July 8, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
We really enjoyed our stay. It was very peaceful and the animals are cute! We did bring our own grill which was helpful because there wasnt a fire pit. I do wish i would have brought a table because there wasnt one available. My first time using hipcamp so i wasnt sure what to expect. Was happy with experience and will try again! Thanks Mustang!
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Chris M.recommends
July 5, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Really cool spot! Loved the pool and free firewood was awesome!
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Kathleen D.recommends
June 27, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
great
Awesome place to camp, Mustang has cats, hammocks, and a pond to kayak in.
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Jennifer N.recommends
June 26, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Great 1st time!
Our family really enjoyed our first visit to a Hipcamp. Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm was everything it promised to be, along with the fun surprise of seeing newborn baby chicks! Mustang was very kind and we truly loved the experience! We hope to go back!
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Charlie P.recommends
June 24, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Sweet farm stay
The farm was lovely! Sadly we didn’t get a chance to meet Mustang, but she was so helpful in all our communications. It was the perfect place to stop on our cross-country trip.
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Devon E.recommends
June 22, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
We really enjoyed our stay at the farm! The chickens and other animals were very cute and we enjoyed relaxing next to the pond. Mustang was super nice and accommodating. We stayed in the upstairs bedroom which was really nice.
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Nathaniel J.recommends
June 21, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Mustang is a great host who is accommodating and friendly. My group and I were given access to the pool and shower which we were especially grateful for due to the hot weather. The chickens on the property also laid eggs, which we were lucky recipients of - super good, you could tell they eat well by the rich yolks! 12/10 would recommend <3
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Jared S.recommends
May 31, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Fishing, kayaking, hiking and more!
The host, Mustang, was accommodating and pleasant. The place was so much fun! Fishing, kayaking, hiking, and even mulberry picking! We loved it!
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Sophia C.recommends
May 24, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Mustang (the host) is so sweet! The directions were easy and accurate even in the dark. Lots of different areas to set up a tent depending on what you’re looking for.
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Michael S.recommends
May 21, 2020
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Mustang was very hospitable and the farm was beautiful.
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Cory J.recommends
August 23, 2019
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Mustang was a great host. She made it super easy for us to you have a great time. Her spots are very secluded and very well-kept. We just could’ve used a little less rain!!!We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.
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Gerald A.recommends
May 28, 2019
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
We had a wonderful time camping! There was plenty of fire wood for us to use, we found a nice little private spot on the property to set up camp. Hopefully we can get down there again this summer!
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Arune V.recommends
September 4, 2018
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm was fabulous. Our family loved staying there. All of the animals provided a much-needed distraction for our active 2.5-year-old. Mustang was an incredible host, and we loved getting to know more about her farm and her life there. It is a close drive to Shawnee National Forest, which we had the chance to explore during our extended weekend stay there. The place itself was just as described, serene, beautiful and full of wildlife. Enough shady spots for your tent set up, so if you're on the fence about booking - don't be. You won't regret it. What can be better than laying in a hammock and watching the stars at night? It was a great escape from city life and just what we needed!
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Pavlo V.recommends
September 3, 2018
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
What a wonderful place to spend the weekend! Especially if you have kids. There are lovely kitties around the farm (we even saw some tiny newborn kitties), ducks chasing chickens around, a friendly dog. Plenty of activities, big trampoline, play in the sand or rocks, two kayaks and a pond (there are actually two ponds on the property), some interesting labyrinths in the foresty areas around the farm to explore. Abundance of firewood. Access to the bathroom and shower in the house. This would be perfect if you want a lonesome quite time as well. There’s a hamack to relax, a bench by the pond to read a book. Light pollution in the country side is minimal, so we spent two nights stargazing. Best part is - Shawnee National Forest is 30 min away, but that’s for a different review, it is also absolutely fabulous!
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Venkat G.recommends
July 23, 2018
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Very friendly and helpful. Regards, V.
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Lauren J.recommends
July 12, 2018
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
Such a great spot with SOOO many great spots (both shady or sunny) to set up camp and enjoy your time here. The host was so sweet and welcoming with some great amenities available to you to enjoy. Take a kayak to the pond or lounge around on the hammock. You'll find a few ducks, chickens, and house cats roaming around the house. You have so much privacy here with quite a few different trees to identify, blackberries to pick, and campfires to build. You will not be disappointed in picking this site to camp at!
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