Hipcamp host Debbie D.
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The cottage is secluded at the edge of the woods. Right outside there is a fire pit and a very short walk to a small creek and the beginning of a trail. You can hike to the 3 acre pond, or take a short drive to the main house where it’s a short walk to the pond. Hike, bike, canoe, fish, paddle boat or just relax. Food raised, grown or made at the farm are available -grass fed b
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The cottage is secluded at the edge of the woods. Right outside there is a fire pit and a very short walk to a small creek and the beginning of a trail. You can hike to the 3 acre pond, or take a short drive to the main house where it’s a short walk to the pond. Hike, bike, canoe, fish, paddle boat or just relax. Food raised, grown or made at the farm are available -grass fed beef, chicken, veggies, bread and other baked goods, we don’t use chemicals on the farm and use organic ingredients in our products when they are available. Please note when booking, we do not charge for kids in the additional campers. For example, a family with 2 adults and two kids should book for 2. There are 2 separate bedrooms one with a queen and one with a full. There is a room with 2 kids bunk beds and a couch and there is a couch in the living room. There is plenty of room to bring your own inflatable mattress for more sleeping area. The flat area outside the cottage can be used to set up tents.
Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Debbie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are trails for mountain biking.

Boating

We have a 3 acre pond with a canoe & paddle boat. You can use your own canoe or kayak on the pond.

Fishing

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Hiking

There are plenty of places to hike on the 100 acres.

Paddling

There is a 3 acre pond. You may bring your canoe or kayak.

Swimming

There is a swimming hole at the pond.

Wildlife watching

Many birds, including nesting hawks, deer, turkey and other wildlife abound on the farm.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cottage in the woods in Illinois.

River, stream, or creek

There are 2 small creeks in the woods, one is just over the hill by the cottage.

Farm

All of the sites are on our organic farm

Forest
Field
Swimming hole
Driveway

The vibe at Cottage in the woods

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Hipcamper Heather
Heather W.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2019

My friends and I went to the cottage a few days for the Fourth of July and had an amazing time! The hosts’ Debbie and Matt made our stay 100 times better than any other cabin we could’ve gone to. They provided so many household items like towels fresh bread and eggs, and made us feel welcome from the start! We had free range from the beginning, they gave us access to the paddle boats on the pond let us pick sunflowers from their flower patches. We would recommend this to any group of friends looking for a fresh getaway from big cities or families looking for a fun relaxed time camping, fishing or having a bonfire in peace! My friends and will be back on one of our next trips in the future!

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Hipcamper Dorothy

Great night’s sleep!!

Dorothy Y.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

This is a great, clean little cottage with some nice updates. The A/C works amazingly well, and it had everything we needed. We had such a nice time grilling out on the charcoal grill, and our wonderful hosts even supplied the charcoal we forgot to bring. The fire pit was perfect for s’mores making, too. What a wonderful getaway!!

Peace. Check out the fresh eggs!Our kids are still talking about the beautiful horses. We camped right by the pond!!
Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine L.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2019

Best Experience Ever! My family and I had a great time! Debbie was an amazing host and very welcoming! The cottage was beautiful!

Hipcamper Lena
Lena B.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2020

Debbie and Matt were lovely hosts and shared so much about their experience running the farm. They could not have been more helpful- they both went out of their way to make sure we could access all that the farms and ranch had to offer in terms of sights and trails. Everything was very clean and my wife and I felt very safe there. The food that we got from them was delicious. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend spending one night at the campsite and one at the cottage - both were great experiences. The location itself is simply gorgeous. We will be returning!

Hipcamper Lauren

Wonderful weekend away

Lauren M.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

We had a great weekend at the Cottage. The space was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 2 kids. Matt and Debbie are excellent hosts and we had everything we could need. We swam in the pond, picked veggies in the greenhouse and used them on our salad that night, and enjoyed the tasty biscuits and cookies. We loved it so much we’re already booking more weekends!

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

Staying here was very relaxing and peaceful. The cottage fit all of our needs and wants. We were there for the weekend with our son and his family. Our grandsons loved it!
The pond was great to swim in as well as paddle boating.
The owners were around if you needed them for anything. They were very accommodating. Their greenhouse is a must! You can go in and harvest your own fresh vegetables right out of the soil.
We had a wonderful weekend. We plan to go back!

Hipcamper Allisha
Allisha W.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2020

We enjoyed our time at Debbie's cottage. We had everything we needed. If you are looking for a quiet weekend, this is you place. Also! We were able to get some amazing homemade cooked and fresh grown items from the store. I would recommend.

Hipcamper Pamela

A relaxing and comfortable getaway!

Pamela H.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2020

The pictures don't do the cottage or the property justice! We were pleasantly surprised by the amenities the cottage offered. There was a full kitchen (stove, toaster oven, coffee maker, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator) with ample dishes, cutlery, and pots/pans for making meals inside or preparing food to be grilled outside. I was glad I decided to not pack groceries because the cottage had a number of staples on hand (salt/pepper, oil) as well as an array of condiments in the refrigerator from previous Hipcampers. It's an easy drive to a nearby town to grab groceries from Kroger, Aldi, Wal-Mart, or local markets. The cottage also had a washer/dryer, AC unit, and a dehumidifier. Between two comfortable bedrooms and an unexpected unique set of bunk beds (my son's favorite part!), we had lots of room to spread out and relax. The bathroom looks recently updated, and there was enough hot water for three showers in a row (it never ran out on us!). We spent most of our time outside in the yard immediately around the cottage and also spent a little time exploring the nearby creek and trails. The pond is a short drive away, and we got the opportunity to swim and paddleboat. Our dog was welcomed on the property and in the cottage - a bonus for sure! Deb and Matt were gracious and responsive hosts, even bringing over a dozen eggs and freshly baked bread upon our arrival! You cannot go wrong staying in their cottage! We're already talking ablut our next visit :)

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Hipcamper Pamela

We needed more time!

Pamela H.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2020

We were having so much fun that we extended our stay! See my previous review for more detailed feedback on our experience.

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Property
Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site

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