Hipcamp host Mustang  B.,
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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.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Mustang a message!
  • Check in: After 12AM
  • Check out: Before 12AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

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Fishing

Have pond limit of one fish per person

Hiking

Can go for long walks out the country. There's two hidden cemeteries.

Paddling

Have pond for kayaking

Climbing

Garden of the Gods is an hour away

Biking
Off-roading (OHV)
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm in Illinois.

Forest

Small forest on property

Lake

Rend Lake is one hour drive

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Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Cheryl
Cheryl B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2021

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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Hipcamper Philip

A great pit stop

Philip H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2021

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

Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on June 23rd, 2021

Thank you kindly.

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Hipcamper Martina

Up with the chicken...

Martina E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on June 23rd, 2021

Thank you kindly.

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 29th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on May 1st, 2021

How sweet. Thank you for hanging out.

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Hipcamper Neal

Enjoyed taste of farm life

Neal B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 28th, 2021

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).

Sunset over the pond, April 2021.View of pond and chicken from our tent/camper, April 2021.
Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on May 1st, 2021

How sweet. Thank you. I didn't know how the sounds were as I've never heard them. Thanks for explaining them. I didn't know the horse made sounds. I just know she was doing something with her nose. Wow. Yeah I've got a lot of variety here.

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 13th, 2020

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

Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on October 20th, 2020

Thank you kindly.

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Hipcamper Janice

Serene location

Janice B.
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(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2020

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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Hipcamper Jay

Awesome spot!

Jay S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2020

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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Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on August 1st, 2020

Aww so sweet of you. That was an amazing set up you had there. Thanks for hanging out here.

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Hipcamper Niki

Beautiful secluded & full of whimsy

Niki D.
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(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Mustang
Response from Mustang , the Host, on July 26th, 2020

Thank you for your presence. The duck was raised with chickens so he is a chicken that looks like a duck. Them you for such a kind note.

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Property
Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$30/night
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