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· Lynwood, Cook, Illinois
9 acres hosted by Mike And Gosia R.
2 RV/tent sites
Best in Illinois: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
A stay at Willowthorne offers a unique getaway experience with fresh air and natural beauty where the sunsets are gorgeous and the stars light up the sky! Our farm is host to nine acres of agricultural space that combines organic farming practices, education and hospitality. We offer tent camping for small groups and retreats. We also allow space for small RVs or Campers (no power hook-up available at this time). Our campgrounds overlook the pond and willow trees. 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. Many good restaurants and breweries are also nearby. There is much to see and do around our quiet little corner. We would like to note that our farm is host to ten apiaries and chickens. The hives are a good distance away from the campsites so guests are safe. We sell honey and organic eggs (based on availability). The honey is a real treat - the spring harvest is a lovely delicate, floral flavor from feed on the blueberry blossoms. In the the summer months they feed on black locust and clover, creating a wildly rich and delicious honey! We also offer seasonal vegetables from our gardens, depending on whats sprouting up. Please ask upon arrival if you are interested in any of these fresh goodies. We are an organic farm with bees and native pollinating insects. Broadcast pesticides, ie. Raid yard guard or similar products are not allowed on our property. You can spray your skin, clothing and personal property with mosquito repellent in your designated camping area. Thank you for your commitment to conserving the natural ecosystem. Please advise that we are a upick blueberry farm, open to the public three days each week during the month of July. Families come to pick berries and enjoy the overall farm experience. While the path to some of the blueberry patches is the same path to the campgrounds, the campground itself is your private space during your stay. Upick guests are not allowed to walk across the campgrounds. If you book your stay during the blueberry harvest season, we hope you will also enjoy the upick experience! We look forward to having you!
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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
Hosted by Mike And Gosia R.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 10 hours
125 ratings · 101 reviews
Fryda G.recommends
December 1, 2023
A Peaceful Camping - Bee's Knees
Lovely site! Lovely hosts. We had a great evening here by the fire. Talked to both hosts, received honey. Would recommend.
Daniy O.
November 26, 2023
A Peaceful Camping - Bee's Knees
Not a bad stop near Chicago metro.
Spot is sheltered little oasis in a neighborhood. Good for overnighting. I stayed in winter so it wasnt as private, but probably really nice in the summer. The pond is pretty. A little bit of narrow turn right toward the pond. No problem in my van bu might require a spotter on large vehicle. Had a pit and some nice benches facing the pond, but I didn’t use it. The spots are surrounded by trees to provide separation and privacy. Less private than a more rural farm state— feel of being in a neighborhood park, but still relatively quiet and felt safe as a solo female traveler. Nice stop if you don't want to be too far out of town or need and overnight outside Chicago. Relatively easy to find. I didn't get to meet with the owners as I stayed on a holiday, but they were communicative and answered my questions and kindly offered me plate from their family’s celebration—i had gone to bed early however
Sophia H.recommends
November 6, 2023
A Peaceful Camping - Bee's Knees
Very worth it
Visually stunning and the hosts are so lovely. Sound wise you can hear the high way.
Joe J.recommends
October 22, 2023
Bliss under the Catalpa
Another great stay at this gem of a property just south of Chicago! Perfect for a quick getaway. Fall colors have started and it was wonderful to watch the trees as the sun set. Heard Great Horned Owls in the evening and throughout the night, along with a Cooper’s hawk that perched right across from camp. Hosts are very welcoming and I’ll definitely be back
Satellite R.recommends
October 8, 2023
Bliss under the Catalpa
Quiet and relaxing
It was a nice and quiet area. Dark and cozy at night and well kept grounds.
Jordyn C.recommends
October 2, 2023
A Peaceful Camping - Bee's Knees
The most wonderful experience with my dog! Beautiful nature, a pond, fantastic hosts. Can’t wait to come back!
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