Hipcamp host Jo M.,
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We are a small 3.5 Acre farmstead just outside Towanda in central Illinois.   We are ideally located minutes from town as well as the Interstate, historic Rt 66, and Bloomington-Normal.   We are not a campground and sites for hipcampers are what they consider dispersed.  That is, we don't have spaces numbered or measured.   

Hipcamp Host Jo is typically on the property

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We are a small 3.5 Acre farmstead just outside Towanda in central Illinois.   We are ideally located minutes from town as well as the Interstate, historic Rt 66, and Bloomington-Normal.   We are not a campground and sites for hipcampers are what they consider dispersed.  That is, we don't have spaces numbered or measured.   

Hipcamp Host Jo is typically on the property to greet you at your arrival.  She will let you know if there are other campers or just your group.   After a brief intro about sites,  you can look around and determine a site you would like that best meets your needs.    It is typically first come/first served.  Let us know if you need to be near electric outlet.  Sometimes there may be only one site occupied.  

The property consists of our personal area, space for hipcamp, and the Old Rugged Barn which is an event venue where we host weddings and just about any kind of gathering imaginable.  Because it is a venue and to provide for everyone's safety, there are several dusk to dawn lights in operation.   When selecting your site, you'll select those with light or those with darkness.

My 4 doggies get very excited for new friends and will chirp away as long as they can see you!   They are fenced in their yard so not to worry.   We try to have sites that are out of their site or far enough away so you are as comfortable as they are.  Your pet is welcome as well!   There is plenty of space so that each group has privacy from others.  

We are minutes from town in case you need anything.  Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, golfing are not on our property but can be found nearby.  

We have small firepit and wood but you'll need to bring your lighter.   Camp sites are plenty big and secluded from other campers.  We have the best sunsets!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send jo 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: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

There is a pond about a mile away on edge of town and lakes at other campgrounds within 20-30 minutes.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Old Rugged Barn Camp Out! in Illinois.

Farm

3.5 acres includes our EVENT VENUE called The Old Rugged Barn! the farm is mostly open spaces and trees. We don't have lives...Read more

Places to see near The Old Rugged Barn

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Hipcamper Alisse
Alisse P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2020

Great place! Jo was very hospitable (we arrived two hours late because of bad weather and Jo still offered wood for a campfire!), and the barn and other buildings are really cool. It's just a few minutes from the highway, but also feels very rural. We'll definitely go back.

Hipcamper jo
Response from jo, the Host, on June 6th, 2021

Thanks for your kind words! Traveling and bad weather is not a pleasant mix, so we just try to help you relax and put your mind at ease. Hope to see you again! Jo

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Property
The Old Rugged Barn
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$40/night
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