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Willow Creek Farm

· Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois
3 acres hosted by Wanona W.
4 RV/tent sites
Beautiful country setting in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois. Dating from 1890, this land has never been plowed or disturbed. Beautiful nightscapes of stars and constellations and nearby lakes and rivers make this an ideal camping spot. The permaculture gardens and the land need constant care and upkeep. When a tree dies it becomes home to the redhead woodpecker. The hummingbird loves the trumpet vine! We never spray chemicals and would appreciate it if you did not smoke or vape. Lake Le-Aqua-Na is just 3 miles away and reopened in 2022 with brand new roads, nature walks, and swimming hole. Other lakes nearby are Apple River Canyon and Mt Carroll. Shop in nearby Lena, Cedarville or Freeport, IL and Monroe, Wisconsin. Learn more about this land: The trees shade the camping sites at Spring Creek Farm. The wood swing can be enjoyed by guests as they relax and enjoy the view. Birds frequent the property and you may be visited by our ginger male cat as he surveys his territory. Night skies are beautiful, and on clear nights the Milky Way is visible along with the Big Dipper and other constellations.   There is an outdoor fire pit to cook meals, or you can use a low copper fire pit for campfire enjoyment. Parking is available on the campground for smaller cars. Please leave your campsite clean so no woodland creatures are harmed and the landscape is kept in a safe condition for the next camper. The Composting Toilet (weather permitting) is available and plenty of potable water from our Spring-fed Well.  We recycle in the country so please separate trash, paper, glass, and plastic into separate bags which can be left on the driveway when you leave. Please let Dr. Wanona know if you'd like to join for a gentle flow yoga mat class, 30 or 60-minute massage, or a Permaculture Garden Tour.  Add a deeper experience to your stay at Spring Creek Farm!
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Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Hoocąk (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
Hosted by Wanona W.Joined in February 2018
17 ratings · 6 reviews
Ana D.recommends
July 16, 2023
Site 3 - Spring Creek Farm
We loved camping on spring creek farm! it was really nice and quiet. they set up a fire pit for us which was awesome. very lovely trip.
Brian W.
May 29, 2023
Spring Creek Farm
Country life isn’t that quiet
If you’re looking for a slice of life in the country, or just a spot to sleep while you spend your days elsewhere, this might be a good spot for you. But we prefer to be secluded in nature, and this wasn’t it. Pros: The hosts were very friendly! It was easy to find and the site was flat with nice trees for stringing up a hammock. They let us pick whatever dry firewood we wanted, and we really enjoyed the fire table. Cons: it wasn’t quiet — it’s on a fairly busy country highway, across from a grain elevator that was active all weekend, near neighbors that spent most of the afternoon and evening four-wheeling, with barking dogs, and the hosts’ yard work which included cutting wood with a chainsaw and burning brush. They also offered a composting toilet on site, but there didn’t appear to be a door, so we were thankful we had our own camp toilet. Note: the sites are at the back of the property between corn fields. We went in the spring, but the experience might be different/more secluded when the corn is taller than a few inches. It was also a generous size just for us, but could be tight for two or three groups.
Nicholas H.recommends
September 8, 2021
Spring Creek Farm
Go Get Healed!
This place was a wonderful getaway for a few days from Chicago. It's quiet, minus the road traffic and the hosts are amazing. If you have the chance to do the garden tour - DO IT. If you have a chance for a massage - DO ITTTT!!!!!! My partner had one and as a body work practitioner was very excited to see what this type of massage would do for her/to her - and she just RAVED about the healing properties of it all. We spent one day driving around and seeing some sights, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and also a little place called Thriving Thistle in Apple River which was also a wholistic healing center/healthfood store/cafe - and it was amazing. If you wanna get away and enjoy good conversations and locations - this is your spot. Also - there just might be fire-dancing (no promises, but we were treated to an impromptu performance of fire spinning by their son- and it was awesome) A place full of solitude and surprise.
Daniel L.recommends
June 1, 2021
Spring Creek Farm
Friendly hosts, great tent site.
Had a pleasant stay at the Spring Creek Farm. Camping area is well shaded and fairly private. The ground was flat, soft, well drained, and grassy; excellent conditions for pitching a tent. Wanona and her husband were very relaxed, friendly and accommodating. They provided plenty of firewood and we had great fires both nights we were there. The wooded area nearby is full of song birds which was a wonderful sound to wake up to each morning. The area does have working farms nearby so there is some noise from trucks coming and going on the road. Also FYI the composting toilet is open air with a bit of lattice and pallets surrounding it for privacy. Personally, I think keeping it open to air is more pleasant and sanitary, but you are modest or require many creature comforts this may not be the site for you. Location is great place to explore the outdoors and also a great micro brewery run out of a farm is nearby.
Dovile M.doesn't recommend
September 8, 2020
Spring Creek Farm
No restroom no lake close
Janeil R.recommends
July 5, 2020
Spring Creek Farm
Wanona and her partner were amazing hosts. We highly recommend this site for anyone who loves the beauty of nature and a healing environment. We also enjoyed the medicinal garden tour, it provided a wealth of wisdom, as well. We would love to visit again.
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