Hipcamp host Julie L.,
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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

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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. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Playground available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Julie a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are biking trails in Decatur, or from the farm you could bike on the country roads.

Boating

There is boating nearby at Decatur Lake or Shelbyville Lake. https://lithiamarina.com/ rents boats. You can take Kayaks to Dec...Read more

Fishing

Fishing is popular on Lake Shelbyville and there are various fishing guides/charters that you could book with.

Hiking

Five minutes from Ft. Daniel where you can. hike through the woods

Horseback riding

$25.00 per person or $50.00 per family to have horseback rides on the property.

Paddling

Paddling on Lake Shelbyville or Decatur Lake Kayak's - $15 per day to rent Canoe - $20 per day to rent

Climbing

In the front yard playground there is a lot for kids to climb - slack line, ninja line, climbing dome, zip line, trampoline, etc.

Swimming

Splash Cove is nearby in Decatur or Shelbyville Family Acquatic Center

Wildlife watching

We have occasional wildlife on our property along with all the livestock. Rock Springs (Macon county Conservation District) is...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Serenity Fields Farm in Illinois.

Beach

Lake Shelbyville beaches within 30 minutes away

Forest

Ft. Daniel or Spitler National Parks within 5-10 minutes for walks in the forest

Lake

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

Farm

Animal petting available March - October (bunnies, chickens, sheep, cats, dogs, alpacas, miniature horses, horses, pig, goat, e...Read more

Driveway

There is a paved driveway to park on if desired (away from sites) or wood chip or grass drives near sites.

Field

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Hipcamper Garret
Garret G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1- Creek Side Nook)
July 4th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Julie
Response from Julie, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

It was a pleasure to have you back! I'm so glad you enjoyed the sunset and life on the farm for a bit of serenity and renewal!

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Hipcamper Hope

Best family campsite!

Hope F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1- Creek Side Nook)
May 30th, 2022

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!

checking out the puppies, bunnies, and chickens. Our baby girl LOVED the cat! Sand volleyball net! The forest view from the platform at campsite 1.
Hipcamper Sameer
Sameer K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2: Field of Dreams)
December 4th, 2021

Flat land, sweet animals, a clean restroom, and easy in/out.

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1- Creek Side Nook)
October 17th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Lane

Great family spot

Lane I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3: Hay bale Haven)
October 4th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Samm
Samm M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3: Hay bale Haven)
September 9th, 2021

My kids are animal lovers so this spot was super fun including horseback riding! We enjoyed the zip line and ropes course. A beautiful night of star gazing too!

Hipcamper Courtni
Courtni H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1- Creek Side Nook)
September 6th, 2021

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! :)

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Hipcamper John
John G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3: Hay bale Haven)
September 1st, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Jonathan

Bookends for the summer!

Jonathan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1- Creek Side Nook)
August 30th, 2021

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!

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
Finalist
Property
Serenity Fields Farm
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$35/night
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