Hipcamp host Karmen C.
Hosted by
4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a dip in the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or
Read more...
4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a dip in the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or just a place to rest their head on the way through. 16 mies from SIUE and Edwardsvile 45 minutes from most of St. Louis. Far enough out in the country but close enough to the city to not miss out on the fun.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Karmen 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: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Main road in front of house is frequent route of Bike festivals and cyclists training. Property is withing 14 miles to many bik...Read more

Hiking

Pere Marquette State Park 33 miles away

Swimming

Pond is open to swim.

Wildlife watching

Native water fowl nest on our acre pond. Many various wildlife make the woods on our land their home.

The vibe at Contryside Escape

6 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2018

Plenty of privacy on a super safe stretch of land with the sweetest family!

You have plenty of options on where to set up camp with different levels of privacy depending on what side of the pond you want to be on. I was closest to the road yet farthest from the family home - in the shadiest spot to escape the summer heat. A fire pit and bench was provided where I camped at. The family and I enjoyed smores before I took a few minutes to gather my things and take a quick (and much needed) hot shower.

When I got back to my campsite, I was still unloading my car and getting my dinner together to start cooking when I hear some rustling in the bushes right behind my car. It was 4 baby raccoons getting closer to the pond! So precious!

I woke up feeling refreshed in my cool and shade filled campsite to cook breakfast and start my journey for the day. The family cat was there to tell me goodbye and sneak in a few snuggles.

tent people groupfood chocolatetent people hammockAll the nightly necessities!
Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

My kids and I had a great time camping this weekend for our first campout of the year. Our hosts were very nice and welcoming, and accommodating with their indoor facilities. The kids liked exploring the property and meeting the cats, and I loved that it was fenced in so I didn't have to worry about them! We camped near the fire pit, which was stoked by a breeze coming across the pond, which kept our campfire hot. Next time we visit, we're bringing our dog too! Thanks Karmen, and thanks Ron! See ya next time!

Contryside EscapeContryside EscapeContryside EscapeDubbed "Panther" by my oldest. We couldn't find him/her before we left... say bye for us!
Hipcamper Angela
Angela K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 6th, 2018

Cut little spot. Peaceful, beautiful sunrise. Not totally isolated but great for beginning campers.

Hipcamper Farrah
Farrah F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2018

Enjoyed my stay. Very friendly and helpful hosts!

Enjoyed my stay. Very nice hosts!
Hipcamper Josiah
Josiah G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2018

Great site to camp. Ron and Karmen are friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Shelly

In the country

Shelly S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2019

This is a nice camping area, needs some trimming. It was freshly mowed but weeds all around the trees. Some wide open areas, some nice shaded areas and a secluded spot. First night was noisy, frogs and what sounded like a shooting range. Second night frogs and coyotes, but hey your in the country. Bring bug spray! The host was nice enough but I was weirded out by needing to walk in the house, up the stairs, down the dark hallway to the bathroom.

The far side of the pondThe secluded siteThe secluded siteMorning at the campground
Hipcamper Jennifer B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2019
Hipcamper Payton W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 22nd, 2019
Hipcamper Kevin H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2018
Property
Grove On Top Possum Hill
State
Illinois
$15/night
4 Sites