Hipcamp host Debbie
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This is one of the sights on our farm. We just purchased an additional 58 acres, making our farm a unique 100 acre spot in the usually flat central Illinois landscape, with rolling hills, woods, a pond, 2 creeks and a working organic farm. There are animals to see, plenty of wildlife and bird watching and plenty of places to hike. We raise grass fed beef and chickens. These Continue reading...
This is one of the sights on our farm. We just purchased an additional 58 acres, making our farm a unique 100 acre spot in the usually flat central Illinois landscape, with rolling hills, woods, a pond, 2 creeks and a working organic farm. There are animals to see, plenty of wildlife and bird watching and plenty of places to hike. We raise grass fed beef and chickens. These items, eggs and produce are available seasonally. We have a certified kitchen at the farm where we hold bread baking classes. Breads and sweets are also available. Farming classes are also occasionally held. We met each other on a camping trip and have been together 33 years and married for 30 years (as of October 8, 2018), we offer camping 101 for people new to camping ⛺️, we even have some tents available! Early check in and late checkout may be available just message us to check.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
8 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Debbie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
OHV
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2018

110% stay here!
I fell in love with this place as soon as I met Debbie and her husband (and the pups of course). They were so kind as to show me around the property and all the best places to camp. A couple creeks run through and you'll find all sorts of wildlife.
The hosts run a working farm so eggs and artisan/homemade breads are always there for purchase. A private shower is located right behind the house with a toilet and sink you're welcome to use. I stayed by the pond and was able to wake up around 2am to look at the gorgeous stars.

I can't say enough nice things about this place, you'll just have to experience it on your own!

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 8th, 2018

My family includes myself, my wife, two boys (11 and 8) and two dogs. I am a professor at a top ten university, and very engaged in reaching out into the world and showing my sons how the world works and how wonderful people can be. Debbie and Matt Daniels are extraordinary people, they have created a wonderful place, and welcomed us into their world, so that within a few mins we all felt comfortable, welcome, and safe. They went out of their way to make sure the experience was comprehensive and amazing. We arrived, and the rain threatened, so they provided an indoor option, we wanted to learn how to make bread, so they taught our kids how to do it. They provided hay bail rides, 4x4 trailer rides, lessons in local fruit and soil health. They told scary stories to the boys, and provided us with food and drink to make sure we had an amazing time. They provided boating options on their extensive lake and provided fishing polls and helped us how to find bait, so everyone in our family learnt how to fish - sucessfullly!!!

They introduced us to their horses and animals and made us feel at home. My family has not has such an engaged and wonderful camping trip ever. A high bar has been set - I don’t see how any place could match it.

Thank you so much - wonderful!!!!

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Hipcamper m
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 19th, 2018
Property
Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
State
Illinois
$15/night
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