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.
Lake Decatur is great to walk around or go on the lake with kayaks
Sullivan Beach within 30 minutes
Blueberry picking seasonal 12 minutes away - Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm
Kayak's available to rent $15 per day. Additional fee for drop off and pick up
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 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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. You can take Kayaks to Dec...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 Kayak's - $15 per day to rent Canoe - $20 per day to rent
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 or grass drives near sites.
Places to see near Serenity Fields Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We camped in site #1, creek-side. Lovely little spot in back of a farmhouse. It was a peaceful place to get away from home for a night. The sunset over the fields was beautiful. Facilities are excellent. Firewood available self-service/venmo payment, and the host has set up a private restroom for guests outside the house, which was clean and well-equipped. Interesting farm animals abound... we were visited often by a sweet black cat and two farm dogs, and we walked over to see the chickens, horses, and alpaca(?). Bring a camp table or something to set up for meals -- there is no picnic table at the camp site.
Best family campsite!
Serenity Fields Farm is the BEST spot to camp for families with children! There were lots of animals for everyone to enjoy. We especially loved the horses and perhaps next time we'll pay for a ride! Additionally, there were so many toys set up for kids to play with that the front yard felt like a park. Swings, zipline, trampolines, large tires, and climbing toys. The bathroom was clean and had running water. We stayed at campsite 1 which comes complete with a little platform that overlooked the forest and creek. The sunsets right over the vast field and is truly an experience in itself. The host Julie was very kind and accommodating. 10/10 we'll be back!
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!