Hipcamp host Nicky V.,
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Bring your tent to The Vaudeville! (RV campers please see the ** at the bottom). Our urban farm is smack in the middle of Chicago only a 10 minute bike or train ride from Downtown, Lake Michigan, The Mag Mile and all Chicago has to offer! Bike the Lake Shore Trail, walk the 606, kayak the Chicago River, catch a blues show or Hawks game or just relax with the goats and chi


Bring your tent to The Vaudeville! (RV campers please see the ** at the bottom). Our urban farm is smack in the middle of Chicago only a 10 minute bike or train ride from Downtown, Lake Michigan, The Mag Mile and all Chicago has to offer! Bike the Lake Shore Trail, walk the 606, kayak the Chicago River, catch a blues show or Hawks game or just relax with the goats and chickens in the 9,000 square foot farm that we absolutely love to share with fellow campers!

** We have stopped hosting RV campers because we are finding it difficult to get them in the entrance gate but if you feel amazingly capable with your backing in skills in your rig and you're super patient, laid back and extra cool, let us know and we may be able to make it work!! :)
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Nicky a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The Chicago bike trail is almost 300 miles long!


Lake Michigan is 5.5 miles away!!


Lake Michigan is only 5.5 miles away!



Natural features you'll find at The Vaudeville! Urban Farm Fun in Illinois.


Lake Michigan is only 5.5 miles away!

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 8th, 2018

THIS PLACE IS AWESOME! It's an oaisis in a busy city! Everyone was super nice and helpful. The fresh eggs were a huge plus. Loved staying here. You will too!

The Campsite! It is Walking distance to public transportation and feels very welcoming! feel free to bring an RV. Mine is 30 feet and was tight but it fEven in a city you can have a traditional campfire!You can go into the pen and hang out with the goats and chickens. You can even collect fresh eggs for breakfast!Playing some botche!
Hipcamper Noel
Noel B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 14th, 2018

An urban oasis & the friendliest people! How does Nicky’s listing not have any more reviews?! Her property was the third stop on my road trip from LA to NY and the experience was absolutely delightful. Nicky and company were super friendly, helpful and hospitable. She seemed more excited to host than I was to visit and even left drinks in an ice bucket as a welcome gift (I returned her generosity by refilling). They also started the fire for me! The lot is adjacent to a train so if you’re a light sleeper, remember to bring ear plugs. The lot itself was amazing - a huge open space with goats (in a cage) and a chicken coop. Her dogs are great too. Nicky told me I could help myself to eggs if they laid any in the morning. A hidden gem in a gem of a city. I will definitely be staying here again on my next road trip. Thanks Nicky!!

Hipcamper Harry
Harry B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 9th, 2018

This place is friggen' awesome. The space is exactly as described: there is a big open space, a great fire pit, goats, chickens and a couple Real Good Boy doggos. Nicky (and George) are super amazing hosts and helped us out with a whole bunch of stuff they really didn't need to. We almost went to see Nicky sing Christmas songs she learned mere moments before but ended up getting distracted by some delicious BBQ in Wicker Park. We had no problems with the neighborhood and found it was nice and close to all sorts of cool stuff.

Hipcamper Ralle
Ralle K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

Great place to stay with an RV in Chicago! Nicky was a really lovely host, we were even welcomed with ice cold beer and given fresh eggs for breakfast!

Our 25ft RV fitted well into their backyard.

Hipcamper Christy
Christy C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2018

The Vaudeville was better than I had hoped. The location is stellar. It is close to public transportation and had good street parking as well. Nicky was a great hostess — very friendly, helpful, and awesome. We felt completely safe and secure there. The trains are close by but they didn’t bother us at all. Huge thanks to Nicky for providing a safe and fun place to stay in Chicago!

Awww...The space was wonderful!The goats’ little clubhouse is super cute. (And clean!)Jet popped in to check on our dinner prep. He is such a friendly guy!
Hipcamper Barry
Barry F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2018

Super friendly host. Area pretty much exactly as described and as expected. Train comes by quite a bit.( One can get used to it- my kid slept right through it!) . Had an egg in the morning and everything. Had to bug out due to weather so did not get to play much with the livestock, to the dismay of the seven-year old.

Hipcamper Belen
Belen S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2018

Nicky has been an amazing host! She is very friendly and happy to meet new people. She took care of us and shared time with us.
The place to camp is big, plenty of room to set up the tent in the garden. It is closed by a gate with locker. You have access has well to the wifi and to a bathroom on the other side of the road.
The localisation is great, 15 min by train to downtown!
Thank you Nicky, see you :-)

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2018

Not very camper friendly. We had to park our camper right in front of the goats and chickens which didn’t leave our front door much room to open. Very crowded.
The train tracks were right beside us which we thought was cool but just a heads up for others in case you are less than enthused about that noise.
There were also a bunch of middle school kids running around and making a lot of racket our last night there until late hours.

The hosts were cool, but wouldn’t recommend to any of my friends or family. But that may just be me being boujee.

Hipcamper Nicky
Response from Nicky, the Host, on September 24th, 2019

Hey Stephanie! We're so sorry that you weren't amazed by your experience at the Vaudeville. We do try to make it as explicit in the listing as possible that you are in the middle of an enormous, urban City. By nature, camping will be very different than other places. (Nature pun intended.) Chicago is loud and crowded for sure! We also are aware how difficult it is to navigate a trailer and the fact that you ended up so close to the coop and goat pen may not have been ideal. People who are comfortable negotiating their rigs are able to get into great spots here. We are proud to be literally the only spot to camp in Chicago and are always thrilled to meet new guests. Hopefully you could come back again for an improved experience! Keep on camping!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Arianna
Arianna I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

Nicky was a great host! Super kind and even gave us some ideas of places to check out in Chicago. I really enjoyed being able to camp within city limits, i definitely recommend Nicky's place if you are looking to explore chicago but not drop a ton of money on hotels.


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