Hipcamp host Robert B.,
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We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area. There's a stocked 2 acre pond to fish, or sun yourself on the floating dock. East fork of Kaskaskia river runs through the property also. You can walk on the trails (some easy, some challenging)for hours or find a peaceful place to sit on hand made benches and enjoy the view.  The abundance of rare plant and mushroom specie

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We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area. There's a stocked 2 acre pond to fish, or sun yourself on the floating dock. East fork of Kaskaskia river runs through the property also. You can walk on the trails (some easy, some challenging)for hours or find a peaceful place to sit on hand made benches and enjoy the view.  The abundance of rare plant and mushroom species is diverse as is the animal life. Nearby site of interest would be Forbes Park.  You can bike in the surrounding area with winding roads up and down through fields and woods. We also hold events here and offer full facility rental(entire place)if so desired.  We do like to make sure its clear the sites are hike in only (10-15 mins) --we haul your gear to and from site via atv.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Experience

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bagged ice

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Away In The Woods in Illinois.

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Hipcamper Codie
Codie D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 7th, 2020

Great place to stay. Wonderful all around.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Thanks Codie, you guys were great--good people, good guests. Come back some time Codie. Thanks again--Jodie & Robert

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Hipcamper Mikayla

Beautiful getaway in the woods!

Mikayla C.
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(Site 2)
September 7th, 2020

Loved this place! Robert was so kind and welcoming. The campsite was perfect with a few short hikes and trails to explore. If we needed anything at all, we could walkie talkie Robert and he could help us out. Great place!

Beautiful and lush trails that our pooch loved exploring!Campsite included the wire “stove top” for your campfire. Robert also graciously provides fire starters if needed.Great campsite with table, trash can, and bench provided.
Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

What a great review Mikayla! You guys were awesome guests and we enjoyed seeing them relaxing in nature! Love the pictures! You guys come back again sometime! Thanks again--Jodie & Robert***so sorry this reply is so long getting back, my IT skills are legendarily bad and I just figured out how to reply to reviews--no joke***

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Hipcamper mitchell
Mitchell W.
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(Site 1)
September 25th, 2020

My girlfriend and I arrived around 9pm, Robert was there with his four wheeler and trailer to help bring stuff to our campsite. Jodie checked us in and walked us to the site bringing an extra lantern incase we didn’t have our own for the walk. The campsites were very well kept with awesome homeMade fire starters, a camp table and bundles of firewood ready to go. So much more then we expected. Hammock camping made it easy for us to hike stuff out, though Robert was more then willing to help us grab our camp gear with the touch of a walkie talkie. Great stay, five stars.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Thanks so much for the great compliments. Its so great to hear it was the positive experience you were looking for. You were great guests and we'd love to have you guys back! Thanks again--Jodie & Robert***sorry this is so late getting back I just figured out how to respond to reviews**

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Hipcamper Zoe
Zoe M.
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(Site 3)
September 27th, 2020

The site was absolutely perfect! Accessible and well marked trails with beautiful views, ample firewood, and very friendly and helpful hosts. If you’re looking for a beautiful, relaxing, and well rounded camping experience this is a great location :)

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Zoe, thanks so much for the awesome review. You guys were great guests and we'd love to have you again. Many apologies I didn't respond earlier...Im embarssed to say that I just now figured out how to respond to the reviews...Again thank you so much you guys made hosting easy. Jodie & Robert

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Hipcamper Annie
Annie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 30th, 2020

Loved this place! Really magical and I felt so well looked after and comfortable. A dream. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Thanks Annie we loved having you here! Wish you could've stayed and enjoyed it a bit. We hope to see you again. Thanks again for the kind review--Jodie & Robert

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Hipcamper Giovanni

Nice get away

Giovanni J.
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(Site 3)
October 4th, 2020

Was very welcoming. Didn't get to use the trails because of weather but he was very accommodating.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Thanks so much Giovanni. I felt bad that the weather was challenging. Next time we will get you out in the woods. You were great guests, we'd love to have you again! Thank you again-Jodie & Robert

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Hipcamper Taylor

One of the best camping trips

Taylor B.
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(Site 1)
October 11th, 2020

Robert and his family were great hosts. Very accommodating and the campsite was just what we were wanting. Their set up is great. They've cut trails in and throughout the property that lead to some very beautiful spots. Came out to the land with my two oldest daughters and enjoyed some secluded time by the fire. I would highly recommend (already have, actually) and we'll be back for sure.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Taylor, your review humbles us lol! Thanks so much, you guys were great guests and left the campsite in perfect condition. We have been very lucky to have so many awesome hipcampers here! Thanks again to you and your family, we look forward to hosting you again--Safe travels--Jodie & Robert

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Hipcamper Jacob

Would recommend this place to all!

Jacob J.
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(Site 1)
October 12th, 2020

Staying at away in the woods was awesome! Robert was super friendly and accommodating. We had to move our reservations a few times and he was super understanding. The site we stayed at was well kept and perfect for star gazing. The trails were also nice and gave us something to do during the day before we left. Will more than likely be back again!

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 13th, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind review! Really means a lot to get the positive feedback. Jacob and his crew were great guests. Easy to work with and left the site in great shape. Really happy to give them a place in nature to unwind. Hope to see them again!

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Hipcamper Matthew

Amazing stay

Matthew C.
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(Site 4)
October 18th, 2020

This campsite was absolutely amazing! The host was there to greet us as soon as we got there and was very nice and helpful. The campsites are pretty far back so the host takes all of your things back there while his wife walks you back to your site. All of your things are waiting for you once you get back there. The trails are well maintained and offer some great scenery including a pretty creek. The fishing was great and we caught plenty of fish. The host also checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed and provides a walkie talkie that you can get a hold of him if you need anything. Overall I would most definitely camp there again and would recommend anyone looking for some time away to go as well.

Property
Robert B.’s Land
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$20/night
5 Sites