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A Creek Runs Through It

96%
Elgin, Kane, Illinois
2 acres hosted by Kristen M.
1 RV site
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All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
When I first stepped foot on this property I literally fell to my knees in awe of the beauty. There were many offers on it but I had to have it so I offered well over asking price. It has been an adventure making it my own over the past 4 years. I even got a pet pig - Alice! I love sharing this beautiful piece of land with other nature lovers. It's rare to have property of this size with this beauty in a Chicago suburb. You feel like you're out in the middle of the woods yet if you drive 5 minutes to Randall road there's any restaurant or store you could ever need. I look forward to sharing this space with you!Relax by the creek listening to the flowing water or take a dip in it on a hot day!聽The property is surrounded by large mature trees and has a big open field in the middle and a creek running through it.聽There is a large firepit with adirondack chairs for bonfires. The firepit is closer to the house but still fairly private. If requested in advance I can provide a firepit table and a charcoal grill聽that you can keep closer to your campsite. There is also a deck off to the side, close to the parking spot, with a table and 5 chairs.聽 Lots of wildlife comes through- deer, beautiful聽birds of all kinds, hawks, owls, frogs, squirrels, chipmunks, fox and more! I keep my grass short and try my best to keep up with the weeds, but I聽do not use any chemicals or fertilizers whatsoever.聽 There are quite a few forest preserves and trails nearby for hiking or biking. Driving through the neighborhood you might see horses, chickens, and a peacock.聽This property feels like you are in the middle of the woods but if you drive 5 minutes to Randall Rd. there is pretty much any restaurant or store you could ever want.聽 Pets are welcome. The property is not fenced so pets will need to be leashed or well-trained not to run off onto the neighbor's properties. I have a mini-pig who lives indoors but loves to spend nice days outside in her fenced area by the barn. If you see her outside feel free to say hi or let me know if you'd like to meet her and I can try to make sure she gets out there. I have a very large driveway that can easily fit an RV/camper. Or you can park on the grassy area at the entrance to the beautiful backyard. It really is a gorgeous slice of nature that I am excited to share with other nature-lovers. ~NEIGHBORHOOD RECOMMENDATIONS~ HIKING: 鈥lackhawk County Forest Preserve (small waterfall) 鈥ekakwitha Forest Preserve 鈥itchie Creek Forest Preserve 鈥awthorne Hill Nature Center 鈥urnidge Forest Preserve 鈥tter Creek Forest Preserve 鈥tarved Rock/Matthiessen State Park (1.5 hr drive) FUN DINING ATMOSPHERE: 鈥illage Squire, South Elgin (live music on weekends) 鈥ld Republic, Elgin (live music on weekends) 鈥ick's Pizza & Pub, Elgin (rustic lodgelike) CHICAGO CLASSICS: 鈥ou Malnati's, Elgin (deep dish pizza) 鈥iordano's, South Elgin (deep dish pizza) 鈥ortillo's, Elgin FUN ACTIVITIES: 鈥arcus Cinema, Elgin 鈥rand Victoria Casino, Elgin 鈥pic Air Trampoline Park, South Elgin 鈥rcada Theater, St. Charles (live shows) & Club Arcada (speakeasy and restaurant) 鈥ookies, Elgin or St. Charles - have free bingo nights and cruise nights with classic cars on different weekdays 鈥ane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles (fairs/markets/events) 鈥anta's Village Azoosment Park, East Dundee 鈥istoric Corron Farm, St. Charles 鈥oi Whisperer Sanctuary, St. Charles - aquaculture design - learn how to grow for sustainable living (check groupon for deal) 鈥ottawatomie Park, St. Charles - mini golf, rent paddleboats/kayaks, movies in the park, pool etc. 鈥venFlow, Geneva - live music 鈥mprov Comedy Club, Schaumburg 鈥owntown St. Charles and Downtown Geneva are also nearby and have a lot of boutique shopping (Ghoulish Mortals, Antique Market, etc) and very nice dining options, some along the Fox River as well. CHICAGO - the Metra train (Milwaukee District West line) will take you directly downtown. National Street Elgin train station is about 15 minutes away.
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Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, Bodw茅wadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, O膷h茅thi 艩ak贸wi艐, Hooc膮k (Ho-Chunk), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kristen M.Joined in October 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
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Robert J.recommends
December 17, 2023
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Great choice for in town
If you need to stay close to town then this is an outstanding choice. Kristen was very communicative and helpful.
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Kevin V.recommends
October 23, 2023
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Extremely accommodating. Very quiet area. Suitable for virtually any size rig. Nice surroundings and secure. Great host.
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Ryan B.recommends
July 30, 2023
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Great host, beautiful spot
Kristen is a fantastic host and her property is beautiful. Very private and relaxing.
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Inger M.recommends
November 25, 2022
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Holiday camping!
Kristen鈥檚 land was the perfect place to park while visiting family in the area over Thanksgiving! The state parks are closed to camping this time of year, and the RV parks in the area are not highly rated. But Kristen鈥檚 place is conveniently located to Elgin, Geneva and St. Charles, yet feels like you鈥檙e in the countryside! The river was flowing, the yard is spacious, the driveway is level and Kristen was so sweet and welcoming. Highly recommend!
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Ashley N.recommends
August 29, 2022
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Sleep by the Creek
Kristen鈥檚 property was idyllic and I am so grateful I booked here for two nights. I loved the sound of the creek and the birds. There were wildflowers and big trees and I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better place to rest while I was visiting. Kristen met me at arrival and showed me around the property which was a kind and unexpected gesture.
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John M.
July 14, 2022
A Creek Runs Through It - RV/Camper
Very nice host! Nice property , a great place for tenters . Basically a driveway parking spot for a trailer or motor home. Good spot for an overnight. Quiet spot.
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