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Escape to Nature

99%
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· Huntley, Illinois
10 acres
8 units
4 Glamping
4 Motorhome/tent
This property is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Huntley is only an hour from Chicago. A family or friends’ group can book 3 bedrooms together with a shared kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry room, or each room can be reserved individually as a private bedroom with shared living spaces. The best part is the shared outdoor space, with a fire pit and Adirondack-style chairs where you can enjoy the evening. Our ducks and chickens will visit you, and you'll see likely see deer, raccoon, opossum, wild turkey, sandhill cranes, falcons, hawks, woodpeckers, coyotes and cardinals, all right from your seat in the backyard. Harmony Inn also has a 4-person room with an en-suite bathroom, with a queen-sized bed and a set of bunk beds, sitting area, a small kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, and a private entrance. Guests in this room enjoy another semi-private patio with its own fire pit and comfortable seating. A complimentary continental breakfast is provided your first morning. If you preorder it the day before, we also offer a delicious, reasonably priced hot breakfast including eggs from our own chickens and ducks! All of our rooms are nonsmoking, and pets are not allowed. What to do here: Hike all over our six acres of countryside. If relaxation is your goal, we partner with a traveling massage therapist who will come to you. Downtown Huntley and McHenry County host an assortment of festivals, free concerts, and celebrations throughout the year. The Farmer's Market and antique shops are worth the visit. The Illinois Railway Museum, within 10 miles, is the largest railway museum in the United States. Enthusiasts come from all over to ride on steam, diesel, and electric trains. When you're ready for a faster pace, head into Chicago, where the city offers unlimited attractions. Need more ideas? Ask us! We love being your concierge!
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Huntley, 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 Escape To Nature P.Joined in April 2021
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102 Ratings · 82 reviews
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Robert J.recommends
November 27, 2022
Spruce
We enjoyed our evening there. Even though we were the only camper, Dave still took the time to put up the portable toilet. Very nice man. My daughter enjoyed the turkeys and ducks
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Kevin P.recommends
October 23, 2022
Spruce
Awesome camping get-away!
The property is great—huge, well manicured, camp toilets available, water at the main house available, and TONS of firewood. Also, very kind, accommodating hosts. We will definitely be coming back in the future!
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Alissa R.recommends
October 2, 2022
Oak
fall getaway
A great stay!! Beautiful peaceful setting. Kids loved the animals.
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Shana C.recommends
October 2, 2022
Hickory
Recommended!
We decided to pack up and head out for a short overnight camping trip, and we fell in love with this property. The views are beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting David and his bird friends. My 8 year old daughter really enjoyed feeding the chickens, ducks, and geese. They even have turkeys! We purchased duck eggs and came home to enjoy a delicious duck egg omelette :) We will definitely be going back!
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Dalton R.recommends
September 5, 2022
Weeping Willow
Camping with Animals
The host is super generous and the property is beautiful. The animals on the property really add to the appeal and I loved my stay. I would 100% recommend this place to my friends and family and I’m definitely coming back again soon!
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Illana J.recommends
September 5, 2022
Hickory
Super safe and lovely!
Oh my gosh! This was a really lovely place to spend a few nights. The hosts were super helpful, patient, friendly and kind! And they brought sweet brownies as a welcome snack upon arrival. It was very peaceful environment with so much expanse to gaze out upon. The private tented bathrooms were clean and accessible. I really can't say enough about it. Loved it! Feel confident you'll feel comfortable camping here! Enjoy! I did!
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Mark B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Spruce
Hidden Gem!
Dave and Linda were fantastic hosts. They helped us get oriented with the space, pick out our own campsite, and were always ready to help with any questions. There was plenty of firewood (nearby downed tree) to keep the fire going all night and our small group of 3+2 dogs had a blast. Our son loved checking out the ducks, geese, chickens, and turkeys which are mostly free-roaming. We are thrilled we decided to check out this place - we will be returning! Also - the duck blueberry muffins were incredible. Dave delivered them in the morning still warm.
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Jaclyn W.recommends
August 26, 2022
White Family Room with Bath
Bookings on Short notice
We enjoyed having a clean place with a comfortable bed to lay our head after a weary day of travel. We liked that we could book this place last minute.. like 2 -3 hours before we needed it. Our host was helpful and provided us with a couple extras we ended up needing. We had a good experience.
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Jeff B.recommends
July 18, 2022
Hickory
Perfect Escape!
Our stay at Escape to Nature was incredible! A perfect retreat from the city. The evening was quiet and peaceful, with a nice sunset. And in the morning we enjoyed an incredible breakfast - do not miss out on the breakfast!!! We also took some duck eggs to go and have been enjoying them ever since. Don't hesitate to book this beautiful spot!
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Ariel W.
July 14, 2022
Weeping Willow
Peaceful Camping near Huntley
Overall pleasant experience. The hilly campgrounds overlook a massive field of prairie grass and rolling hills while being tucked in nicely by forest and large trees. The campground feels relatively secluded and was very large/spacious. At the same time, we felt safer knowing there was an inn and workers around next to the campground. Plenty of wildlife all around you, we some some squirrels, birds, and other small animals. Host was very responsive and flexible. We stayed from Monday-Wednesday and had the whole campground to ourselves. We didn’t have to buy firewood as it was plentiful around the campground. We appreciated seeing the ducks and chickens. Huntley is a nice little town and has a decent amount of restaurants/places to go with kids and you can be in the town in minutes. Dairy mart, Mannys, and Rookies are highly recommended to enjoy good food and drinks. The outdoor toilets had some bugs inside of them, which some of my group found inconvenient. It was inconvenient that we had to haul trash out of the campsite. We were concerned with the some state of some big tree branches near our site that looked unsafe to be under. I thought the duck muffins were going to be better based off previous reviews but we appreciated that they had locally sourced ingredients. We found that the price was fair and has a good value.
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Peter B.recommends
July 4, 2022
Oak
Great city escape
Nice grounds for tent camping, host was attentive, grounds were clean and well cared for. We enjoyed the peaceful setting, quick hop from the city, wildlife - my son enjoyed watching the squirrels do dare devil jumps in the trees, the ducks and chickens and the wild rabbits. Fire pits and wood was nice extra.
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Julia C.recommends
July 4, 2022
Oak
Large, private campsites. Our daughter loved the chickens, ducks, and geese. Dave was a great host. We would definitely go back if we’re ever in the area again. Definitely recommend!
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Carrie K.recommends
July 3, 2022
Weeping Willow
Our family loved visiting and camping at David's property! It was our girls' (8,4) first time tent camping. As this location was close to home, it was a perfect first trip. The sites are very spacious, clean, and surrounded by lots of trees. The toilets were very convenient. The kids loved seeing all the ducks and chickens, enjoyed feeding them. David was a very helpful and kind host. We'll definitely be back again!
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Greg B.recommends
June 28, 2022
Spruce
Host was extremely helpful. Muffins were amazing. Site was beautiful
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Jonas E.recommends
June 21, 2022
Weeping Willow
Quiet & Comfortable
My wife & I brought our 10-month-old here for her first camping experience. We live in Chicago so the goal was to keep it within a reasonable distance of home for the first foray while still finding a secluded, comfortable place to camp properly. Despite some rain and another party camping on the property simultaneously, we have 0 complaints. It's beautiful, spacious, and private. The existing fire pits and compost toilet allow just enough comfort without compromising the authenticity of your campout.
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Asta K.recommends
June 19, 2022
Weeping Willow
The hosts were very welcoming and kind. The grounds were beautiful! We loved our breakfast and blueberry muffins. Einstein was a riot!
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Joe M.recommends
June 18, 2022
Weeping Willow
Beautifully maintained property with plenty of space for multiple tents and campers. We really enjoyed the sunrise and sunset views over the field and the aviary tour. We plan on returning to check out the inn!
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Kevin L.recommends
June 6, 2022
Cotton Wood
Safe, Quiet with an added bonus!
This was a perfect spot for a layover, safe, quiet and getting to hang out with Einstein and his friends was an added bonus.
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Betsy F.recommends
June 6, 2022
Spruce
Absolutely amazing in every way! Incredible hosts and my son's first camping trip so memorable.
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Sam S.recommends
June 2, 2022
Weeping Willow
We had a great stay in our trailer on Dave’s land. It’s not too far off the beaten path, just enough to feel removed. All 4 spots were booked the first night - we could see our neighbors, but there was still plenty of space & privacy. We loved the birds, and there’s an amazing park for little ones about 5 minutes away.
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Andrew B.recommends
June 2, 2022
Oak
A Great Escape
We had a great time. The property and views were beautiful. David was a great host and helped us find the best spot, and once we did he brought us a fire pit and picnic table to make our experience complete. The fact that our dog was allowed to join us for his first camping experience ever was very appreciated (and he had a blast). All four sites were occupied during our visit and we still felt we had adequate privacy. Being so close to Huntley it was surprising how much it felt like we were transported to a remote getaway. It really is an Escape to Nature! Highly recommended!
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Vainius P.recommends
May 29, 2022
Hickory
Duck and chicken paradise!
Property is gorgeous and Dave was an awesome host! The Harmony Inn Aviary tour was amazing and is a must when you visit. Duck eggs and homemade muffins were delicious! The campsites have fire pits. We were able to collect wood for our campfire, there were available picnic benches as well as multiple outdoor camp toilets in privacy tents. Overall - AMAZING!!!
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Christine T.recommends
May 19, 2022
Weeping Willow
Camping in the country
I loved the property with the ducks and chickens, the proximity to the city but being completely in the country and the friendliness of the host.
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Nina S.recommends
May 3, 2022
Spruce
Dave was super helpful and friendly. The property is beautiful and perfect for tent camping. Thanks again!
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Faith W.recommends
May 3, 2022
Hickory
Great place to stay the night! Will definitely return if in the area. Amazing host, we got stuck in the mud and he did everything he could to try and get us out.
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Rob D.recommends
November 19, 2021
Cotton Wood
Beautiful property, very kind owner.
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Carissa V.recommends
November 18, 2021
Cottonwood
Peaceful retreat
Very nice, open area with a few trees. It's behind their house and B&B (which can be convenient in many ways.... Their delicious hot breakfast menu items being being number 1!). I was solo hammocking so only needed 2 trees and a fire pit and I was not disappointed. There was a picnic table at the site and a very clean Porta Potty not far away. The resident ducks and chickens were a delight and I loved going to the coop area...was even given some lettuce to feed them. Saw a buck crossing the neighbors field on the 2nd night.
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Alec D.recommends
November 6, 2021
Spruce
Wonderful spot! Found a great flat spot, lots of cut your own firewood to be had. Bring a saw! I bought a mix of duck and chicken eggs from the owner....and he even brought me down a warm blueberry muffin in the morning!
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Beverly S.recommends
October 24, 2021
Spruce
Everything WONDERFUL
David is an extraordinarily gracious host. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. Cant remember the last time I met someone so kind and seen such natural beauty. Extremely quite except I did hear a few clucks and quacks when I first arrived which was past their bedtime but they were silent in short order. I also believe I heard a small fox calling for its mom for a while. I know the moms leave them behind in a safe place while they go out looking for food. I know it was NOT a coyote. It was a very sweet sound and comforting to know I wasn't the only one alone that night. I'm 67 and trying some new adventures. My first stop at Davids was rewarding beyond what I could have ever expected.
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Taylor B.recommends
October 24, 2021
Cottonwood
We stayed here for camping and had an amazing time. The property is beautiful and there is a ton of space to run around and explore. There were about 3-4 sites to choose from and a place to start a fire. They offered us free firewood from their trees and it worked great in starting a fire. They had a portapotty that was clean and near by. They also had picnic tables at each camp site which made it super easy to cook by the fire. The host was so kind and gave us some paper to start a fire on a chilly morning. They showed us their ducks and chickens and roosters. They also just hatched baby chicks and they let us hold them. We paid for breakfast which was $10/ per person, and it was amazing. Definitely a ton of food. The blueberry muffins were great as well. The campsite has 3-4 campsite which means that you could encounter others but we were the only ones out there. Overall, we had a blast and the hosts were amazing.
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