The 1912 Barn is a unique country backdrop for camping in the prairie of Illinois. This 105 year old post and beam structure located on 6 acres, hosts parties, retreats, weddings and campouts which provide guests with the rural country experience that reminds you of a slower and more family oriented time. Located in central Illinois, surrounded by corn & beans we are 25
The 1912 Barn is a unique country backdrop for camping in the prairie of Illinois. This 105 year old post and beam structure located on 6 acres, hosts parties, retreats, weddings and campouts which provide guests with the rural country experience that reminds you of a slower and more family oriented time. Located in central Illinois, surrounded by corn & beans we are 25 minutes from many llinois historic sites. This destination makes it easy to enjoy camping while having the amenities of home close by in the main house.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 80%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Boating on Lake Decatur is less than 15 minutes to docks.
Local Sangamon River as well as Lake Decatur located 12 miles away is a great spot to spend the day.
Rock Springs Park and education center is a great way to connect with nature. Often historic shows are provided on weekends su...Read more
Schedule a trail ride with local stables through Sand Creek.
There is a brand new water park in Decatur that has many fun slides as well as a mini golf course, amphitheater, playgrounds an...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Barn Living Experience in Illinois.
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Plenty of acres near by at Rock springs park
River, stream, or creek
The river access is about a mile away with fishing and floating. Decatur lake and Springfield lakes are within 20 minutes
Local pool is 15 minutes with new water park going in spring 2019
The vibe at Barn Living Experience
Places to see near 1912 Vintage Barn Experience
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this is such a diamond in the ruff! the host, Aissa, was very friendly, and the barn was beautiful. you can easily camp outside, or in our case, throw your crash pads in the barn and sleep on the floor. we'll definitely be back for a longer stay!
I had such a lovely stay here. I enjoyed spending the night in the loft, it was so cozy. Your barn is absolutely beautiful and those eggs were delicious. I definitely wish I had more time here!
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.
A country paradise only minutes from the interstate! About 6 hours out, I found this place on Hipcamp. We set course for this location and arrived at 8:30PM; just enough daylight to get a good look at the property.
My son (3 yrs old) and I were quickly greeted upon arrival as if we were visiting with old friends. We had planned to camp behind the barn under the trees but the hosts talked us into staying in the barn.
Even in a warm evening the barn stayed cool with a large fan blowing on us. After I put my son to bed, I spent some time taking some evening photos of the property.
This has to be the most unique place I've ever slept. We had spent the previous 2 weeks traveling from VA to AZ and back. Even though we had some pretty epic campsites during our travels, this place will certainly be the most memorable.
Watch video coverage of our stay here in July 2018 at http://www.mountainstateoverland.com - cheers and thanks for having us!
Jason and Ketcher
Couldn’t have asked for a better campsite. We came in late and Hank has sent pictures of directions, had the fire going when we arrived, and left the farm fresh eggs out on the table for us. The site had electricity, bathroom, and the barn. When we got too cold from the wind, we went inside the barn and had our meals. Would totally recommend staying here.
Our first hipcamp experienice!
It was magical! My boys and I stayed in the barn and slept on the couches and bed provided. The hosts were gracious and kind. The barn was so charming and the entire area was just beautiful. There was plenty of room for tents, a giant fire pit, horse shoes, checkers, and books on hand to keep you busy.
The bathroom area was convenient and perfect! I can’t give this place a high enough rating.