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Willowthorne

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· Lynwood, Cook, Illinois
9 acres hosted by Gosia M.
2 RV/tent sites · 1 RV site · 1 tent site
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Best in Illinois: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Discover the Charm of Willowthorne: Your Rustic Sanctuary Amid Natural Beauty. Willowthorne invites you to revel in the natural allure and organic rhythm of life on the farm, fostering enduring memories that extend long after your visit. Nestled within a serene 9-acre organic blueberry farm , Willowthorne emerges as an idyllic escape where the sunsets are sublime, and the night sky brims with twinkling stars, and the hosts are charming and delightful. This unique getaway marries the essence of organic farming, educational pursuits, and warm hospitality to create an unparalleled outdoor experience. Catering to tent camping aficionados and retreat groups, our pastoral campgrounds are graced with picturesque views of a tranquil pond and willow trees. While our space welcomes the modest charm of tents, small RVs, and campers, we maintain a rustic essence without power hook-ups, encouraging guests to connect with nature. Each campsite is thoughtfully equipped with a personal fire ring and table for your convenience. Our area offers an incredible variety of recreational and sightseeing activities. Find peace and tranquility among nature or travel just 25 miles north to visit the heart of Chicago! We are central to many Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Parks and beaches. Several good restaurants and breweries are also nearby. PLEASE NOTE: Please drive slowly and cautiously through our property. We are an active farm with a lot of activity all year round. Please pitch your tent in the designated campground area. In support of conservation of the natural ecosystem, please refrain from broadcast pesticides, i.e. Raid, Yard Guard, etc. Spraying skin, clothing, and personal property with mosquito repellent in your designated camping is fine. Our farm has beehives placed at a safe distance from the campsites to ensure guest safety. Obey posted signs and please stay out of designated work areas OBSERVE FIRE SAFETY. Leave fire ring in designated spot. Never leave fire unattended. No fires on windy days. Extinguish fire before leaving campsite. Please read: https://www.hipcamp.com/journal/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fire-safety For Your Convenience: Firewood: Purchase bundles of wood on site as non-local wood can disrupt the local ecosystem through disease or invasive species. Feel free to collect any small, fallen twigs for kindling. (Wood in stacked piles is not for burning but reserved for mushroom cultivation and other projects.) Honey: We offer honey harvested from blueberry blossoms in spring and the rich flavors of black locust and clover in late summer. Blueberries: Come July, partake in our U-pick blueberry farm, an experience seamlessly woven into your stay. Misc. We also offer a variety of organic garden vegetables and herbs throughout the growing season. Kindly inquire on availability upon arrival if you are interested in any of these farm fresh goodies. Catch-and-Release fishing is welcome. We look forward to having you enjoy the natural beauty at Willowthorne!
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144 ratings · 114 reviews
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Dave R.recommends
May 29, 2024
Looking for a Chateau
Great first Hipcamp experience!
This was my first stay at a Hipcamp, and certainly not my last. I travel out this way every year, and hope to stay here again! It was close to my destination in the city, but still felt secluded. The pond was nice and their dog was so sweet!
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Weslynne A.recommends
May 27, 2024
Bliss under the Catalpa
This was a lovely, peaceful retreat, close to the city, so easily accessible. Gosia and Mike were welcoming hosts who were very responsive to our requests.
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Tiffany M.recommends
May 27, 2024
Bee's Knees
Great Spot!
Beautiful spot with great fishing. We cut out early due to impending weather but my kids fished for probably 12 hours total and were thrilled. A little road noise but still so much quieter than your average ‘campground’. Portable Toilet is very clean. We will be back for sure.
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Ezekiel R.recommends
May 20, 2024
Bee's Knees
Beautiful land, close to Chicago, excellent hosts! Would definitely stay again.
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Jordan L.recommends
May 19, 2024
Bliss under the Catalpa
This was my second time camping here and it was just as magical as the first! Hosts were very accommodating and the scenery was beautiful! Would do again and again!
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Steven C.recommends
May 19, 2024
Bliss under the Catalpa
A serene getaway close to Chicago
What a great place so close to Chicago. It was so serene, a large pond with weeping willows. The hosts were very hospitable and friendly. Highly recommended!
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Lynwood, Cook, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, 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 Gosia M.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 60%Response time: Within 15 hours
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