Hipcamp host Mike R.,
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A stay at Willowthorne offers a unique getaway experience with fresh air and natural beauty where the sunsets are gorgeous and the stars light up the sky! Our farm is host to nine acres of agricultural space that combines organic farming practices, education and hospitality.

We offer tent camping for small groups and retreats. Our campgrounds overlook the pond and will

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A stay at Willowthorne offers a unique getaway experience with fresh air and natural beauty where the sunsets are gorgeous and the stars light up the sky! Our farm is host to nine acres of agricultural space that combines organic farming practices, education and hospitality.

We offer tent camping for small groups and retreats. Our campgrounds overlook the pond and willow trees. We also allow space for small RVs or Campers (no power hook-up available at this time).

Our area offers an incredible variety of recreational and sightseeing activities. Find peace and tranquility among nature, or travel just 25 miles north to visit the heart of Chicago! We are central to many Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Parks and beaches. Many good restaurants and breweries are also nearby. There is much to see and do around our quiet little corner.

We would like to note that our farm is host to six apiaries and chickens. The hives are a good distance away from the campsites so guests are safe. We sell honey and organic eggs (based on availability). The honey is a real treat - the spring harvest is a lovely delicate, floral flavor from feed on the blueberry blossoms. In the the summer months they feed on black locust and clover, creating a wildly rich and delicious honey! We also offer seasonal vegetables from our gardens, depending on whats sprouting up. Please ask upon arrival if you are interested in any of these fresh goodies.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Mike a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peaceful Camping at Willowthorne in Illinois.

Farm

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Hipcamper CHELSEA
Chelsea K.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

Mike has quite the hidden gem. It is a beautiful place, and he was a great host.

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Hipcamper Maria

Beautiful place and generous hosts

Maria J.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Really great hosts and a beautiful property! Took home some eggs and honey! Would definitely stay again for a getaway out of the city.

Hipcamper Jen

Great stay!

Jen S.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

These hosts are so generous and genuinely awesome people. The farm honey, beautiful property! Recommend!

Hipcamper Katie

Lovely place to stay

Katie F.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

Willowthorne is a lovely spot to camp. Mike met me upon arrival and showed me the site, the vegetable garden (veg was up for grabs), described a couple of walking paths, and even invited me to join his family for dinner. The site is far enough back from the house to feel private without being a trek to reach. You can also drive right up to the site.

At the site, there is a table (no chairs or benches), a fire ring and level ground to pitch your tent. Just a few step away is a porta-potty. The pond is right next to the site and had ducks swimming and lots of frogs around. There is a bit of road noise, but it is mostly drowned out by the frogs and crickets and such.

All around it’s a great site with friendly a host and gorgeous scenery. What’s not to love?!

Hipcamper Cate
Cate L.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

A lovely place to camp! We were the only ones there, (though I am not sure there are other spots to camp on the farm). It was super private and serene with a nice pond and lawn and trees all around.
Mike was a great host.
Thank you!

Hipcamper Karen
Karen B.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Very pretty with super helpful and friendly hosts.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren F.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2021

We had a great time and the property is very pretty. The hosts were so accomodating and nice.

Hipcamper Lee
Lee N.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Lovely, peaceful spot. We had no issues with our 16’ camper and the spot was private and relaxing but a reasonable distance to go into Chicago for the day. If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely stay here again

Hipcamper Gregory

Paradise tucked away!

Gregory F.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

This was exactly that, PEACEFUL @ willowththorne!

The hosts were terrific! We had privacy, we had a beautiful space and my dog loved every second of it. He was able to roam, be a dog and just enjoy nature.

The spot was out of a story book; grass, water, beautiful trees and a calming peace of mind!

Property
Mike R.’s Land
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site