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· Marseilles, Illinois
16 acres
5 sites
5 Tent
Peaceful & enchanting. Very rustic and private. 
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Marseilles, 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 Heidi H.Joined in December 2017
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79 ratings · 66 reviews
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Michael P.recommends
January 29, 2023
Pondside Paradise
The land is gorgeous. I just went there and had the whole place to myself, it was great.
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Britt C.recommends
September 12, 2022
Bumpy's Hollow
Camping Behind the Pasture
Everyone was very friendly. We loved feeding the horses and petting the dogs. They were all very sweet. There were other campers there but we were apart.
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Laura B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Very quiet, exactly what we needed. Heard owls and a ton of there birds!
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Serena A.recommends
September 4, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Wonderful gem
This is a wonderful gem! The camp spot was secluded and well cleared out of poison ivy. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. You can’t beat falling to sleep with the sounds of nature that are abundant here! Also, my daughter loves all the animals on the farm that are on the front part of the property. We would love to come back! The eggs are delightful too!
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Drew J.recommends
August 27, 2022
Meadows Edge
We had a great weekend of camping! Heidi is incredibly kind and helpful. There are multiple campsites on the property, which is something to keep in mind, but we were lucky to have the camping area to ourselves for the weekend. I really appreciated Heidi’s help with driving all of our gear to and from the site with her tractor and the inclusion of firewood in a sealed canister (which really came in handy on our relentlessly rainy August weekend).
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Norman D.recommends
August 13, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Book it now!
Absolutely loved the site and the host was so accommodating! Most definitely coming again!
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Candace W.recommends
August 4, 2022
Forest Get A Way
I had the forest to myself and it was lovely! Great camping spots, so nice to have firewood and starters, chairs, and table provided! It was a great spot for me and my dogs, only 20 minutes from Starved Rock. Highly recommend.
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Mal S.recommends
July 28, 2022
Forest Get A Way
Went there on a whim. It was a lucky find. I loved camping there...once dark no car sounds, tranquil, private and yet felt very safe. The host was one of the best. She came out late to help with starting fire and accommodated all our needs. Sincere thanks.
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Andrea Z.
July 28, 2022
Forest Get A Way
Lovely campsite, some tweaks needed
The campsite was lovely. I brought my 9-year-old nephew here to “backpack,” and although we were able to hike all the trails in less than an hour, he had fun. However, there were two drawbacks: I bought a five gallon jug of water from this location and it smelled like eggs (great for cooking but I didn’t want to drink it, although I had planned to. I wish I had known and I would have packed more of my own.) The second was that a group of 20-something’s were assigned to the campsite next to us (and stayed up all night) although the rest of the campground was empty. I would have appreciated if we were assigned to different parts of the campground to give both our groups more privacy. That said, we had a good time climbing up and down the hill to the creek and my nephew thoroughly enjoyed his time there.
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Justin L.recommends
July 19, 2022
Bumpy's Hollow
Great location with lots of privacy. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and responsive and the grounds were very charming. Was great being able to get wood, water, and farm-fresh eggs directly from the host. Also loved seeing the horses, chickens, and kittens! Plenty of day hiking trips in the area makes this a great getaway from the city or wherever.
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Spencer T.recommends
July 17, 2022
Meadows Edge
It was a sweet campsite! Heidi drove our stuff to the campsite in a trailer and delivered firewood multiple times throughout the night!
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Elizabeth M.recommends
July 14, 2022
Under The Acorn Trees
It was great beautiful place to stay and enjoy nature 😊. I most sure go again.
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Kyle D.recommends
July 14, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Year 2 with Heidi!
This was my second year visiting here! It’s so quiet, peaceful and relaxing back at her sites! The sites are spaced out perfectly from one another. A perfect little get-away! Thanks again Heidi for a perfect visit, an easy check-in and check-out, and for the help bringing my gear back!
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Jason L.recommends
July 10, 2022
Pondside Paradise
10/10 must try again
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Tanya G.
July 6, 2022
Meadows Edge
Heidi was wonderful and friendly. The location was fine, however it was leading into 4th of July weekend. We could hear a party going until 2am or later, truck traffic and what we think was another camp site arguing at like 6am. Also broken glass along the pathway and camp site.
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Allen W.recommends
July 4, 2022
Meadows Edge
A quick getaway!
Heidi and Stan were very welcoming. They made sure that our campsite was fully stocked with the items we requested, and were helpful in getting our supplies to our camping space. I would definitely stay with them again.
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Andreas D.recommends
July 4, 2022
Forest Get A Way
This was our second stay at Heidi's wooded campground in less than a month and we look forward to yet another stay. She & her family are friendly and accommodating hosts who transport your gear to the secluded site via tractor so don't overpack! Walk in with your tractor escort to one of the peaceful, wooded camp sites. They offer additional features such as private toilet set up, fresh eggs, firewood, firepit grill & hot dog roasting sticks too. Sit back & relax and enjoy nature. The other camp sites are nearby but far enough away that you don't feel crowded and the trees & undergrowth provide decent privacy. When you're ready to leave, text for your tractor transport and you're on your way. Highly recommend this spot. If you like horses, chickens, and dogs you'll be in heaven (they aren't at the camping spots but you walk by them on the way to the camp sites).
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Danielle C.recommends
July 4, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Highly Recommended!
This is such a wonderful place to camp! Heidi is exceptional. She is very kind and will go out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful experience. She recommended great places to explore in the area and was quick to answer her messages when we needed assistance. The camp grounds are clean and well maintained. She provided everything needed to start a fire and other supplies at request. She even took the time to help us unload our supplies and pack things up. I highly recommend this camp ground. I felt safe and welcomed. Thank you Heidi!!
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Jennifer T.recommends
July 4, 2022
Moon over Meadow - communal site
Heidi is a very warm host and we enjoyed camping at her property.
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Daniel M.recommends
June 20, 2022
Meadows Edge
Heidi's place was exactly as described! They communicated well and provided everything we asked for and were very accommodating. Would recommend for others.
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Sydney F.recommends
June 19, 2022
Forest Get A Way
Special Spot
Very welcoming, mesmerizing and memorable! My dog enjoyed walking the trails and seeing the horses. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and I will definitely be letting my friends know about this special spot! Thank you Heidi and family!
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Andreas D.recommends
June 12, 2022
Meadows Edge
The site is very peaceful and pretty. Heidi and her family was awesome, and also helped transport some of our gear to the site using a small tractor. We will be back!
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Zoe D.recommends
June 12, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Great experience!
We had a great stay at Heidi’s! We hiked at Starved Rock for the day and stay at Pondside Paradise for one night. The site felt private and was great! Falling asleep to the sounds of frogs near the pond was wonderful. Heidi and her family were very welcoming and friendly. They shuttled our gear to and from the site, which was a big help. There were not many mosquitoes despite being so close to the pond.
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Francisco R.recommends
May 30, 2022
Moon over Meadow - communal site
Perfect getaway
First and foremost, Heidi's property is absolutely beautiful! Heidi was an outstanding host and is so friendly and kind. The sites are private and there is plenty of shade on those hot and sunny days. The property is also less than 30 mins from multiple state parks which provide plenty of outdoor activities. We cannot wait to return!
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Jeremy L.recommends
May 30, 2022
Forest Get A Way
Great little getaway
Great private campsite with a lot great scenery. Would definitely comeback.
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Josue H.recommends
May 29, 2022
Meadows Edge
Family Camping Approved
Heidi went above and beyond to accommodate my large group. She was super patient with us and made us feel at home.
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Kaitlyn W.recommends
May 29, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Loved the little campsite out by the pond! Heidi was gracious enough to transport out gear out to the campsite for us. The area was so quiet and peaceful with the sounds of the tree frogs and owls creating the perfect atmosphere for a good night's sleep. It's the perfect place for a quick isolated get away, we'll definitely be coming back.
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Zack F.recommends
May 16, 2022
Pondside Paradise
Great spot, perfect night, had a blast
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Cassie R.recommends
October 31, 2021
Pondside Paradise
My boyfriend and I had a great night here! Lots of acres and beautiful spot. Great place to go rustic camping! Also very nice spot to hear some wildlife! Heidi and her husband were super sweet and helpful. Will definitely stay again:)
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Rafaella L.recommends
October 18, 2021
Pondside Paradise
Wonderful!
I highly recommend Heidi's place to anyone looking for a place to camp just outside of Chicago. Our camp is tucked all the way at the end of the path through the woods far enough from other campers to feel secluded, but still only a short walk back to the parking area. Though cars can't pull up right at the campsite, Heidi kindly welcomed us and helped transport all our stuff on a trailer. The site is well maintained with a good amount of space to set up 3 tents. It comes with all the amenities listed on the website, including lots of wood available to buy and fresh eggs in the morning!
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