Smiling Frog Farm have 22 acres with trails, pastures and rolling hills sitting on a ridge overlooking a large valley. Lots of hiking is available. Our land was once home to the Potowatami people and sat along an Indian trail. A couple of thousand years ago it was home to the Mississippian Mound culture. Numerous artifacts have been found over the years, so fun to explore. O
Smiling Frog Farm have 22 acres with trails, pastures and rolling hills sitting on a ridge overlooking a large valley. Lots of hiking is available. Our land was once home to the Potowatami people and sat along an Indian trail. A couple of thousand years ago it was home to the Mississippian Mound culture. Numerous artifacts have been found over the years, so fun to explore. Our campground is located in a private meadow clearing surrounded by woods. You can bring your own tent or use ours. We offer a 16 foot round nylon Bell tent with a 9 foot ceiling available for use (raised on a wood platform). It is carpeted and has a queen size bed with fresh linens. Various seating is available, table for dining, rustic outdoor kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Fire pit and clean outhouse with chemical toilet. So, really the only thing you need to pack to bring is your food & clothes! If you prefer a private experience, just let us know! While there is plenty of room for numerous tents, you have the choice of being there on your own. If you let us know, we will not book anyone else while you are there!
Our farm has chickens, geese, ducks, alpacas and goats, along with barn cats! We are about 22 minutes east of Galesburg and 35 minutes west of Peoria. Near Oak Run Golf Course, Watering Hole Restaurant and Spoon Lake (which is private).
There is an adorable Dahinda General Store 2 miles away which offers baked goods, sandwiches, coffee, snacks, artwork, jewelry and more.
Also a few minutes away is Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area. There is a 160 acre lake, along with lots of other ponds & water features. The water areas currently contain largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, muskie, bluegill, redear sunfish, walleye, green sunfish, black crappie, channel catfish and bullhead. Snakeden has has 2,100 acres of grassland, brushy draws, briers, shrubs, cropland and limited hardwood forest.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Smiling Frog Farm's 16 ft Bell Tent in Illinois.
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Magical farm retreat!
Julie and Robert's Farm retreat is absolutely magical!! The whole set up is amazing and they provided everything we could possibly need. The bell tent is spacious and perfect for myself, my fiancé and our three pups! There is an private latrine, several seating areas, hammock, table and fire pit for cooking and enjoying the night. The campsite is nestled at the back of their property and overlooks a BEAUTIFUL valley! Their barn hosts a lively all flock of pretty birds, goats and a couple Llama/Alpacas. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to spend the weekend relaxing and being outside. The Dahinda General store has excellent coffee and baked goods - and if you're looking for more traditional fair, Galesburg is just twenty minutes down the road! I couldn't recommend this valley retreat more and hope to be back in the future.