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The Old Rugged Barn

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· Towanda, Illinois
4 acres
16 units
16 Motorhome/tent
I grew up on a farm and thrilled to be enjoying country living once again! We are in central IL near Historic Rt 66, minutes north of Bloomington-Normal with easy access from I-55. I've only been here since 2010, but we are making constant strides to make the place into a place for visitors and community to enjoy. Our 3.5 acres is highlighted by the Old Rugged Barn and welcome the opportunity to host any kind of event! The Old Rugged Barn..... where happy happens!!
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Towanda, 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 Jo M.Joined in September 2017
97%
59 Ratings · 53 reviews
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Brittney H.recommends
October 13, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
The camp area was super clean and pretty
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Steve P.
September 8, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Jo couldn’t have been more accommodating as a host. The only thing I have to let be known is if one doesn’t want to camp where outdoor lighting is plentiful I wouldn’t recommend. The grounds are set up to be a venue for special events and it would be awesome to me to go to a wedding there or any other event for that matter. I certainly would camp there again if it was in my path but if I wanted a wilderness camping experience I would look elsewhere.
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Chantal T.recommends
September 5, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
What an amazing place with so much more potential. Pretty this place is in constant evolution. Loved my short stay of one night.. it was perfect
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Peg F.recommends
August 18, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
It Is such a unique place! Lots of beautiful, personal and large barn art. Jo was very hospitable and accommodating. Wish we had more time just to chat with her.
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Ghofran C.recommends
August 10, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Beautiful, clean and very quiet. The camping zone was very well maintained and very accessible. The barns themselves were like work of art, and worth the visit.
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Jennifer C.recommends
August 8, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Wonderful Stay! Field of Dreams❤️
Old Rugged Barn is a gem! Gorgeous lawn overlooking corn fields and several beautiful barns! Barns have fun murals painted on them and if you are a Field of Dreams movie fan- you should put this on your list! Jo was a wonderful host…I would definitely come again!
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Amanda B.recommends
July 11, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
It was the perfect location for the 3rd of July fireworks. Barns were beautiful and the campsite was quiet.
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Mason M.recommends
July 4, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
AMERICAN DREAM
Peaceful and Safe, we felt comfortable staying at Jo’s place and it was so beautiful with the red barns. The American Flag and Coca~Cola murals were great to look at on the morning of July 4th, it was even better waking up on a farm in the middle corn fields ♥️
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Nicole T.recommends
June 19, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Peaceful and quiet.
Beautiful peaceful place to pitch a tent. Jo is a wonderful host. Will be going back again for a quiet weekend.
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Keirsten J.recommends
June 5, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
This spot was exactly as described and it was a safe clean place to park sleep and travel through. Host was kind and communicative.
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Jim B.recommends
June 4, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Secluded campsite
Beautiful campsite in a secluded area of the farm. We would definitely return!
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Jeanette S.recommends
May 15, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
I had a restful 1 night car camp here and had the whole place to myself. Jo’s directions were clear and when I had a couple of questions they were answered within a few minutes. I had the place to myself so it was really peaceful but the area seems large enough that it wouldn’t be a problem. I found a nice bench and played my cello while the sun set. Thanks for a great stay!
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Jess B.recommends
April 18, 2022
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Super cute and convenient property. Would definitely rec. There are a lot of lights on the property which made me feel very safe as a solo traveler but would suggest bringing a nighttime eye cover if you're sensitive to that while sleeping.
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Laura R.recommends
November 15, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
This was a great spot for us. We arrived late at night and Jo gave us detailed instructions since she was not able to meet us. Having firewood available was a nice perk as well.
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Anne R.recommends
October 15, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
This was my first hipcamp experience and it was great. Quiet location gave me a nice safe place to land on a cross country trip. Got there just in time to get the tent set up and watch the sun set and the moon rise over the fields. Jo was preparing for a wedding that weekend but she came out to greet me & she was flexible with a small schedule change I needed due to weather. Having wood available for a fire was a nice bonus.
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Zena C.recommends
September 14, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Jo was really helpful and my pup and I enjoyed our stay on the peaceful farm!
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Ashten A.recommends
July 12, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
A great not-so-roughin-it spot!
Great time not-so-roughing it with my little one! It was his first time camping and went off without a hitch! There is an amazing view of the sunset and sunrise & plenty of privacy around the buildings and trees. I absolutely loved having the barn views on one side of us, the sunset on another & then we got to catch a thunderstorm just south of us. The space was exactly as mentioned and Jo was wonderful! I enjoyed talking with her and loved knowing she was right there should the weather have turned for the worse. Her recommendation of “Kicks” around the corner was a great spot to grab a few drinks & a pizza! Can’t wait to come back for another mini getaway! Absolutely beautiful space and host ✨
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Lawrence C.recommends
July 9, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
I only stayed briefly overnight, but this spot was well maintained. I would stay again!
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Andrea D.recommends
July 4, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
We had a lovely stay at Jo’s campout! We happened to book the evening of Towanda’s fireworks for 4th of July weekend and had front row seats to the show! The grass was soft and green, the grounds are beautiful, fireflies were plentiful, and Jo was a lovely and friendly host. So happy we found this gem on our cross country trip.
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Sara M.recommends
June 4, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
What a nice peaceful stay, beautiful expansive view! Unique property and easy communication and quick booking! Thank you Jo!
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Jeremy K.recommends
June 2, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Great place to campout!
This Old Rugged Barn campsite provides plenty of privacy and level ground to pitch your tent. Great for a small group. Out host Jo was very friendly welcomed us we arrived and check on us daily to see how we are doing. We really enjoyed our camping during Memorial holiday weekend. Near by (30 minutes) Weldon Springs State park hiking was highlighted on Memorial day. Loved a lake and hiking trials.
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Edwin L.recommends
June 1, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Quaint and quiet camping spot
This was a perfect stopping point for us as we were road tripping across the country. Quiet and easy to find with plenty of amenities.
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Melinda S.recommends
May 30, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Beautiful, Quaint and Private
Staying at Jo's place was incredible. The camp site was private and the property was quaint and very nice! Jo is very friendly and our kind of people. We marked this as a place to come back to in our travels. Thank you Jo you are the best!
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Jodie D.recommends
May 19, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Loved this quiet farmhouse venue. It was lovely and the host was very gracious. It was close enough to town if needed. I would definitely return.
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Peter K.recommends
May 8, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
We had a nice time
We had a nice time camping at Jo's campsite . We stayed just behind the old bark so as to shield us from the wind. It was super cold this weekend but we still got to enjoy a nice fire and some solitude. Highly recommended if you're in the area.
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Lily M.recommends
April 7, 2021
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Perfect spot to recharge and get b.
Jo was friendly and helpful.
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Alisse P.recommends
November 27, 2020
The Old Rugged Barn Camp Out!
Great place! Jo was very hospitable (we arrived two hours late because of bad weather and Jo still offered wood for a campfire!), and the barn and other buildings are really cool. It's just a few minutes from the highway, but also feels very rural. We'll definitely go back.
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Emily F.recommends
November 10, 2020
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Host was responsive, and the site was overall safe and clean and there was firewood and a port-a-potty and water available. It is a beautiful spot. We could hear distant traffic and trains at night, but it wasn't too loud. It was a little confusing where we were allowed to camp, and we had to move our tents after learning that it was too near where the dogs would be let out at night. It was windy throughout the night if you camp right by the field, so you might want to camp next to a building to block the wind a bit.
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Courtney B.recommends
November 8, 2020
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Jo is great and was very welcoming! She was easy to communicate with and provided us with information about the property and the area. Big bonus for extra firewood on-site!
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Asaf B.recommends
November 8, 2020
The Old Rugged Barn Campout!
Thank you Jo.
Warm, caring host with a blast of space. Thank you for being part of a great getaway.
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