Pitch your tent near the creek (site 1) in a completely private site (kids can sleep in the truck bed topper or fort if they'd like) or on the field to the side of the house (site 2) for a semi-private spot nearest to the bathroom and with a wood chip drive entrance for larger vehicles or (site 3) a semi- private spot down by the creek and the hay bales to the left of the ho
Pitch your tent near the creek (site 1) in a completely private site (kids can sleep in the truck bed topper or fort if they'd like) or on the field to the side of the house (site 2) for a semi-private spot nearest to the bathroom and with a wood chip drive entrance for larger vehicles or (site 3) a semi- private spot down by the creek and the hay bales to the left of the house. (Or pick a spot of your choosing). Enjoy the farm animals, walk the property, build a fire, and enjoy the outdoors!
There are more animals to pet from April through October (typically we have bunnies, chickens, sheep, cats, dogs, alpacas, miniature horses, horses, pig, goat, etc.). In the winter the horses, alpacas, chickens, dogs, cats and sometimes bunnies are available to visit.
Firewood bundles available for $8.00.
There is a state park (Ft. Daniel) less than 5 minutes away and others a bit further (Spitler or Sand Creek)
Horseback riding may be available upon request - $25.00 per person or $50.00 per family.
There is a large shaded playground in the front yard for the kids with a trampoline, small zip line, ninja line, slack line, silks, climbing dome, hammocks, etc.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are biking trails in Decatur, or from the farm you could bike on the country roads.
There is boating nearby at Decatur Lake or Shelbyville Lake. https://lithiamarina.com/ rents boats. Check out Sullivan Beach o...Read more
Fishing is popular on Lake Shelbyville and there are various fishing guides/charters that you could book with.
Five minutes from Ft. Daniel where you can. hike through the woods
$25.00 per person or $50.00 per family to have horseback rides on the property.
Paddling on Lake Shelbyville or Decatur Lake
In the front yard playground there is a lot for kids to climb - slack line, ninja line, climbing dome, zip line, trampoline, etc.
Splash Cove is nearby in Decatur or Shelbyville Family Acquatic Center
We have occasional wildlife on our property along with all the livestock. Rock Springs (Macon county Conservation District) is...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Serenity Fields Farm in Illinois.
Lake Shelbyville beaches within 30 minutes away
Ft. Daniel or Spitler National Parks within 5-10 minutes for walks in the forest
Decatur Lake within 10 minutes away, Lake Shelbyville within 30 minutes away.
River, stream, or creek
Small creek on the property that is usually dry by the end of July
Animal petting available March - October (bunnies, chickens, sheep, cats, dogs, alpacas, miniature horses, horses, pig, goat, e...Read more
There is a paved driveway to park on if desired (away from sites) or wood chip drives near sites.
Places to see near Serenity Fields Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Wonderful fall overnight. We’re a family of four with a 6 and 2 year old. The kids loved the animals, zip line, trampoline, and ninja course. Adults loved the peace and quiet and stargazing. We enjoyed site 3 and could hear the creek at night. Horse rides in the morning. Julie was great with our son who had never rode a horse before. We’d come back again!
Great family spot
Serenity Fields was a great spot for the whole family.
The kids rode horses, jumped on the trampoline, used the zip line, picked fresh fruit and veggies, grabbed fresh chicken eggs for breakfast, held bunnies and roamed the property.
Julie was responsive and a great host. We will definitely come back!
We loved Serenity Field Farm! Julie was a kind, helpful and communicative host. The property was exactly as described. It made for a wonderful last minute weekend getaway. We would definitely come back! :)
Serenity Fields Farm is a lovely property, very peaceful with the addition of two playful dogs and a menangerie of farm critters.
After spending more than a year in the desert of New Mexico during the pandemic, the lushness and flowing rivers, streams and lakes was very heartening. Thanks for having us!
We enjoyed our stay!
Bookends for the summer!
This was our second trip to stay with Julie and her menagerie. Although the weather was hot and humid, we enjoyed our last weekend prior to school starting. The turkeys visited the site, and the kittens spent their entire time visiting with us. As before, a great site with shade aplenty, flush toilet, and running water. Can’t ask for more!
Family fun on the farm
Julie's farm is amazing! We could have stayed for several days. Our girls picked fruits and vegetables, played with all the farm animals, splashed in the creek, and bounced on the trampoline. What a peaceful, joyful place!
Wonderful farm with a great host
This was an awesome place to camp. Julie was a great host. She was very welcoming and made all of us feel very much at home. She even was kind enough to take a bunch of us on horse rides even though it was really hot outside. There is little adventure course set up, including a zip line which the kids were super excited about and never wanted to leave. There are also a lot of friendly animals and all of us loved playing with the super cute and friendly kittens. This is wonderful place for families and is not too far from Decatur and Lake Shelbyville is only 30 minutes away. Highly recommended!
This was our second stay at Serenity Field Farms. We had a big group spread across 2 bookings this time, and everything was great! Julie let us know there were kiddo day campers, and we had a fun time interacting with the campers and animals. Having access to a bathroom was great. We had a great time and will be returning again!