Located off of the Litchfield exit on interstate 55 just 52 miles from STL... Bring your Camper or Pitch a tent on site of a working animal farm. If you like panoramic views of gorgeous sunsets, petting farm animals, relaxing in a peaceful setting this place is for you. Just minutes from shopping and restaurants in Litchfield. It’s about a 5 minute drive to Gillespie lake wh
Located off of the Litchfield exit on interstate 55 just 52 miles from STL... Bring your Camper or Pitch a tent on site of a working animal farm. If you like panoramic views of gorgeous sunsets, petting farm animals, relaxing in a peaceful setting this place is for you. Just minutes from shopping and restaurants in Litchfield. It’s about a 5 minute drive to Gillespie lake where the fishing is excellent also they have a really nice beach roped off for swimming and it’s free of charge.
Experience taking a nice hot shower in an outdoor shower. Also there is a sink with running water available and a private porta-potty. There is one 50 amp electric outlet for a camper Available for an additional $10 a night fee. Which can be reduced to 30 amps if needed. Please let us know at the time of booking to reserve the electrical outlet otherwise we cannot guarantee availability.
This is a delightful place to be if your searching for that farm experience! Come visit for a night or stay a few days I’ve been told by many of my visitors that they want to live here! Warning if you are not fond of animals or if you are allergic to cats or dogs this probably isn’t a good choice for you. Update due to social distancing and Covid-19 we have widened our campsites to create more privacy. We are honored to be chosen for Illinois and featured in the October 1 edition of Outside magazine.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Geese, goats, and more!
This camp was a bit further than I wanted to travel on that day, but we love animals and it sounded like much more of an experience than other choices in the region. We pulled in after dark but Rhinda helped me position my Class B RV into a great spot under large trees far enough from her house for privacy yet close enough to be serenaded by a host of animal sounds. We had a great night's sleep and a lazy morning start. Rhinda gave us a ~30 minute tour of her farm with a dizzying variety of birds, geese, goats, peacocks, chickens, cats, rabbits, miniature horses, pigs, Great Pyrenees (three!) and more. Alas, no alpaca, but we enjoyed it regardless.
Peaceful farm full of cute critters
Rhinda was such a welcoming and accommodating host. Her land is in a very peaceful area, and she has worked hard to create a nice spot for Hipcampers. We were in our travel trailer and able to park and set up electric quickly. The kids enjoyed petting all of Rhonda’s animals, and she was so sweet to share her knowledge and time showing them the ropes. She even let them “help” her with some farm work, and they loved that! She clearly has a heart for the critters and works very hard taking care of them. We also enjoyed seeing the stars at night and swinging in the morning breeze under the shade of the trees. Thanks Rhinda!
Alone but not lonely
I stayed here over 4th of July weekend by myself and enjoyed every minute! Rhinda was very accommodating and welcoming. The animals made my stay awesome (I almost took a cat home with me). I went to the beach that was 5 mins away and perfect for a hot day. I will definitely return.
Alone, not lonely.
I had a great time! I camped here by myself over the 4th of July weekend and enjoyed every minute. Rhinda was so awesome and accommodating. The animals were great, especially the friendly cats. (I almost took one home with me). I will definitely go back.
Alone but not lonely
I loved this place! I had a wonderful time here with the animals, especially the friendly cats, and Rhinda was wonderful. It feels like the middle of nowhere but within 10 minutes to town and 5 minutes to the beach. I camped here for 3 nights by myself and was not bored for one minute. I would definitely come back again.
A fast favorite! This is a hidden gem in downstate illinois. Hostess Rhinda is incredibly welcoming + knowledgeable; her animal farm warms the soul and offers picture perfect sunsets. We picked cherries and witnessed a newborn peacock chick. Sound magical? It is! I will return, no doubt and i can not wait.
We had a wonderful one-night stay here at Rhina's farm. We were warmly greeted, and then before bed I was able to take a nice hot shower in the outdoor shower under the stars, which was so cool. In the morning she took us on a tour of the farm, and our three young boys loved it. So many beautiful animals, including some exotic ones I didn't expect. Many of the animals are able to roam freely, including chickens, baby goats, cats, and a brood of adult and baby ducks that were so cute. You'll hear a little bit of the animals at night, but that's the fun of staying on a farm. The property is fairly secluded, surrounded some beautiful farmland. Even though it was a quick stay, it was a fun experience we're always going to remember.