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1912 Vintage Barn Experience

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· Niantic, Illinois
6 acres
3 sites
1 Lodging
1 RV
1 Tent
The 1912 Barn is a 106 historic post and beam barn that makes a wonderful backdrop for a night out in the country. Located only 25 minutes from Springfield historic sites and 10 minutes from Decatur, IL this location makes it easy to tour during the day and relax by the camp fire in the evening.
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Niantic, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Aissa And Hank N.Joined in June 2017
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
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60 ratings · 45 reviews
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Natalie K.recommends
September 9, 2022
1912 Barn Living Experience
Shabby/Chic 1912 Barn Glamping
We loved the entire experience at Hank and Aissa’s. We stayed in the historic 1912 barn which was fully equipped with everything we needed and tastefully decorated. The bistro lights both inside and out of the barn added to the shabby/chic touch. The entire property was very well kept and welcoming. The chickens were such a delight to watch running around and Mr. rooster crowing to the morning sunrise. We enjoyed the wonderful campfires each evening, the stargazing in the beautiful clear night sky, wonderful sunsets above the corn fields, Country bike rides down the small gravel roads, laying on tubes in the sun on the relaxing river nearby and checking out the sights in town not too far away where we took in kayaking, paddle boarding and a night festival at the bandstand. Hank and Aissa were very kind and hospitable. They welcomed us with fresh eggs and homemade pumpkin bread. We would not have changed a thing from our farm glamping experience. Thank you Hank And Aissa.
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Denisse M.recommends
September 4, 2022
1912 Barn Living Experience
The perfect getaway
Absolutely loved our time here. Not only were the hosts so hospitable, but we were cozy the entire time as well. We loved making a camp fire and we also went for the eggs to be included in our stay, which was the best part! Can't wait to come back and to tell all of our friends about this spot.
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Emily S.recommends
July 21, 2022
1912 Barn Living Experience
The lights in the barn at night along with the night sky was a beautiful sight. We had a fun dinner outside among the cute chickens walking around us, and a lovely campfire to end the night. It was a great memory and I highly recommend.
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The One A.recommends
May 29, 2022
1912 Barn Living Experience
Wonderful and relaxing stay after a long drive. Loved how open the barn was and Aissa and Hank were fantastic, making sure we had all we needed. As nice as the barn was for just the two of us, it would be perfect (and so much fun) for a small gathering. Wedding or ladies weekend. We would definitely come back. Don’t forget to grab some fresh eggs!!
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Dawn G.recommends
May 12, 2022
1912 Barn Living Experience
Beautiful barn
Loved the barn and hosts were wonderful. So peaceful and relaxing to sit outside and listen to the birds. Definitely want to come back for more time.
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Brooke L.recommends
November 21, 2021
1912 Barn Living Experience
The barn was super cool and everything was set up for us. I would stay in the spring, when it’s a little warmer but the hosts were very awesome! No complaints !
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Karla T.recommends
September 13, 2021
1912 Barn Restful Spot for RVs
Barn off the Hwy - "Lincoln Trail"
Everything was so perfect, unique, comfortable. Alissa & Hank were super helpful with us hitting lousy weather, traveling cross country from Hurricane Ida!, and changed our ETA at least a couple times. Had us set up to self-navigate arriving super late. Highly recommend the pumpkin bread!!
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Charles S.recommends
May 24, 2021
1912Barn Shady Prairie
Awesome! Hosts are great folks and the farm is beautiful. Tent camping sites are not too shabby either. Great place!
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Harsh C.recommends
April 10, 2021
1912 Barn Living Experience
Overnight party experience
It was great experience. Me n my friends enjoyed there. Such a beautiful place and very kind host.
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Joel E.recommends
April 4, 2021
1912 Barn Living Experience
Go stay!
This was a much needed respite. Hank and Aissa were excellent hosts. The barn had lots more than we anticipated- mini fridge, freezer, microwave, nice bathroom and extra blankets. Our kids loved the chickens, fire pit was great, and hosts were available and helpful but also let us have space to play and relax. We did the river trail hike at rock springs- was lovely!
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Jeff K.recommends
December 19, 2020
1912 Barn Restful Spot for RVs
Campsite was awesome --exceeded expectations. The site is private and quiet, well separated from the main house. I was passing thru in December and Aissa let me pitch my tent inside the barn. It was super nice to be shielded from the cold winter wind. The restored barn was amazing!
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Danielle D.recommends
September 15, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
We had such a fun weekend staying in the 1912 Vintage Barn. The barn itself is so cool... definitely your authentic barn experience but with a few cute decorative touches. Our kids loved it. Just expect to be woken up by the resident rooster at the crack of dawn. The place has a fire pit that we used for a campfire style dinner and s’mores, and each morning we had fresh eggs from the chicken coop. They surprised us with a pot of coffee in the AM which was also super sweet. I would stay here again. And recommend it for anyone who wants a new experience.
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Georgia S.recommends
September 9, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Living the rural dream
Aissa and Hank were so welcoming and the barn is such a fun experience and beautiful. The lighting is cozy, both in and around the barn and there are homey touches that add to the atmosphere. It is a somewhat open air barn so birds flit in and out in the morning and you might get a visit from the curious cat.
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Abigail P.recommends
September 8, 2020
1912Barn Shady Prairie
Idyllic
Really private site. Great to have two bathroom facilities and a decent shower. We felt super safe having the children run around and they loved meeting the chickens and playing with the games around the site. Aissa and Hank were helpful and friendly. Only ask would be smaller pieces of wood for the fire!
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Shannon B.recommends
September 7, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Perfectly Pastoral in Every Way!
The 1912 barn is a true delight! My husband and I spent Labor Day weekend there with our seven-year-old daughter, and we had such a wonderful time. Hank and Aissa are warm and kind hosts, and they really have thought of everything! There was an immaculately clean porta potty with a handwashing station just outside, and we had access to an indoor bathroom with a shower if needed. The barn itself is so warm and cozy and just what we had hoped it would be – – a place to relax and unwind and to have a different lodging experience than we’ve ever had before. The chickens were so much fun for our daughter – – she absolutely loved collecting eggs in the morning and petting them and getting to know them over the course of our stay. We had the option to bring your camper or a tent, but we chose to sleep in the barn. The hosts provided sheets and a comforter for the brass bed located up in the hayloft as well as a sleeping pad for use on the floor. There’s also plenty of room to bring your own cot or air mattress if you desire. Hank and Aissa put out lawn games each day, and we bought wood so we can have a campfire in the evenings. The stars are amazing, and we enjoyed the moon rise every night over the cornfields behind the barn. We brought our own pots and pans and cooked up our farm fresh eggs for breakfast using the charcoal grill at the site—they were delicious! There is a coffee maker, a microwave, and a refrigerator for guests to use inside the barn. Our hosts also put out a dishwashing station by the outdoor water pump to make life a little easier. We played lots of lawn games (croquet, cornhole, horseshoes, frisbee, ring toss) during the day and board games inside the barn after dark. It was a wonderful time, and none of us were really ready to leave when the time came. If you were looking for a really fun and very different place to stay, try the 1912 barn. If you are squeamish about bugs or chickens running around your living space, you might want to skip it. For us, it was a wonderful time and we plan to go back again!
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Dan C.recommends
September 7, 2020
1912Barn Shady Prairie
Peaceful break from the city
Thank you Aissa and Hank. The camping sites were private and the facilities great. We enjoyed time with friends by the fire pit each evening. Would definitely recommend. Two adults and two kids.
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Heather G.recommends
August 23, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Perfect Family of 4 Getaway
Aissa and Hank were super friendly and accommodating! Their property was well kept and beautiful. It was a perfect get away for our family. We were a little surprised that we could hear the highway at night but the ambiance of the barn and property dominated that distraction. The free range chickens and rooster added an extra element that made the experience enjoyable. We utilized the refrigerator and was happy to have access to a clean bathroom and shower.
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Tomas G.recommends
August 13, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Picturesque barn
An amazing place! Our whole family enjoyed the stay!
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Melanie S.recommends
August 11, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Wonderful setting, beautiful barn
We had a wonderful time away from our usual, enjoyed being in a rural setting. We traded traffic for nighttime truck buzz, drunk neighbors for a 3am rooster crowing, and city lights for starry skies. The setting was idyllic and hosts were friendly and interesting. A great place!
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Jaleigh P.recommends
August 1, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Gorgeous place for a ladies retreat
We had a group of ladies for a retreat. Absolutely beautiful location, peaceful, and relaxing. It helped that the temperature was perfect, despite the rain most of the time. There were lots of yard games provided. Plenty of space for a group of 10 to each have their own air mattress upstairs. We also used the bed, which was nice to have available. Hosts were kind and helpful.
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Adriana R.recommends
July 22, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Was the best time of our life
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Jori B.recommends
July 20, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
A memorable experience!
Aissa and Hank we’re beyond accommodating! They provided a charcoal grill, washing basins, marshmallow skewers and other things that were handy to have around. We were able to buy some firewood and farm fresh eggs from them as well. The access to the indoor bathroom was so nice to have. I’d say to be prepared with bug spray and know that there are insects and other critters that come with the barn life. The space had a really great vibe and ambiance. It was truly a great place to hang out with friends, making for a really memorable experience!
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Tim K.recommends
July 19, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Time to Re-Energize, Refocus
We had a great time staying at the Barn. We fed the chickens cantaloupe (which they loved!) and we were able to throw the football around and have a fire once the rain subsided. We even played a game of checkers, which I hadn't done in years. All in all it was very relaxing, a great time to recharge and look up at the night sky and realize everything is ok, the earth continues on its way and it is so good to be away from tv and all of the negativity and doom and gloom right now. Thank you Aissa and Hank for a wonderful stay!
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Melissa M.recommends
July 9, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
The perfect get away!
This is such an amazing place! Beautiful grounds with a beautiful barn right out of a movie set! Aissa and Hank are lovely hosts, welcoming and friendly and respectful of their guests need for family time/privacy. Just an all around perfect stay. We pitched out tent but might sleep in the barn loft next time. It’s great to have a bathroom and shower steps away from the barn making this “glamping” experience restful. We can’t wait to book out next trip!
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Jessica C.recommends
July 4, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
I'll be barned!
Book this place! Our visit truly exceeded our expectations. Beautiful property and absolutely lovely hosts. Came with husband, 11-yo son and 2-yo daughter. All of us slept in the loft. Bathroom is pristine, and barn and grounds are well-kept. Highly recommend this unique experience. Aissa and Hank are kind, warm and generous. Couldn't be more pleased with these accommodations. We'll be back. Tip for those with young kids: I'd say this spot is family-friendly, but the loft is a bit precarious & not really a place to leave little ones alone.
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Gary L.recommends
June 27, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
A place so nice I booked it twice.
The barn living experience was more than I could have ever asked for. When I think that I could have been stuck in a holiday inn express alongside the interstate.... ugh! the very thought of it.
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Gary L.recommends
June 24, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Don’t hesitate- book it now!!!
Just passing through, Have you ever dreamed of what it might be like to live an agrarian lifestyle? Have you ever thought about the peace of being born during more simple times? You will experience those things and more, all while being surrounded by the tasteful decor of rustic elegance. Enjoy the wide open space during your stay at the 1912 Barn Living Experience. The hosts are very experienced and gracious. 10/10. I wish I had more time.
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Dylan B.recommends
June 9, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Social Distancing Barn Adventures!
The Vintage Barn Experience exceeded our expectations! Aissa and Hank have done a great job turning this unique barn into an awesome space to hang out in. We had 5 of us comfortably on the property, and could see having 5 more just fine. Two slept in hammocks, one in a tent, and two in the barn, and all of our experiences were great. Be aware, if you are not fond of chickens hanging out with you too, maybe avoid this. For us, it definitely enhanced our experience, and set the stage for our adventure very well. The bathroom was great, and just a short walk through the driveway.
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Chris C.recommends
June 5, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
The 1912 Barn was a great place for a family gathering. Hank and Aissa were great hosts and very welcoming and helpful. We definitely are saving this place as a return go-to!
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Richard L.recommends
June 4, 2020
1912 Barn Living Experience
Great time in a vintage barn!
What a treat! Highly recommend 1912 Barn. We enjoyed the entire barn to ourselves and our hosts Aissa and Hank were fantastic. They provided us with area suggestions such as a few brew pubs in downtown Decatur. Sleeping upstairs was pretty interesting and a treat. It was cool while we were there and a fan is provided.
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