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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

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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.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Boating on Lake Decatur is less than 15 minutes to docks.

Fishing

Local Sangamon River as well as Lake Decatur located 12 miles away is a great spot to spend the day.

Hiking

Rock Springs Park and education center is a great way to connect with nature. Often historic shows are provided on weekends su...Read more

Horseback riding

Schedule a trail ride with local stables through Sand Creek.

Paddling

Lake Decatur

Swimming

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

Biking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Swimming hole

Local pool is 15 minutes with new water park going in spring 2019

Lake
Farm
Driveway

The vibe at Barn Living Experience

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda B.
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August 22nd, 2017

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!

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
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August 14th, 2017

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!

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Hipcamper joseph
Joseph P.
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September 5th, 2017

Great Place, amazing hosts. The barn is beautiful, paradise in a cornfield. They also do larger parties.

Hipcamper Dylan

Social distancing barn adventures!

Dylan B.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Aissa and Hank
Response from Aissa and Hank, the Host, on June 9th, 2020

Dylan and Friends, It was so nice having you stay with us and meeting your group. You are most welcome to come again to the Barn and spend a relaxing weekend away from the city. We love being an escape for others and allowing them to share a little slice of heaven here at the Barn. Safe travels in your adventures this summer. Aissa and Hank

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Pamela H.
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August 23rd, 2017

Wonderful hosts and a nice place to spend some time. We would definitely come back again

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel P.
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September 15th, 2017

Aissa was friendly and hospitable! The barn was gorgeous and cozy. We will definitely come back!

Hipcamper Jason
Jason S.
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June 4th, 2018

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

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Hipcamper Mimi
Mimi T.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Aissa and Hank
Response from Aissa and Hank, the Host, on June 9th, 2020

So glad you came and stayed with us. We are always hoping the guests feel comfortable and enjoy the peaceful county side.

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Hipcamper Jenifer

Our first hipcamp experienice!

Jenifer F.
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June 2nd, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Aissa and Hank
Response from Aissa and Hank, the Host, on June 9th, 2020

So glad we were able to host you and your family. We hope that families find this a comfortable place to land and to refresh and reconnect. I look forward to your return with your husband and his children on your next trip north. Blessings, Aissa

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Property
1912 Vintage Barn Experience
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site
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