Hipcamp host arlo
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2 bedroom cabin on the beautiful Kankakee River. Great cabin to get off the grid yet still have some conveniences like kitchen, bathroom, indoor plumbing and electric with wood-burning stove for heat. Kayaks, new deck and hammock included. Wildlife abounds including bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers and whitetail deer.

Accommodation provided
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, pump or well, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill, wood burning stove
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send arlo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Kankakee River Cabin

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Hipcamper Lauren
recommends this listing.
December 18th, 2017

Nestled in the woods just sixty miles south of Chicago on the Illinois/Indiana border, this little cabin is the perfect weekend getaway. The host provides two kayaks for the summer months, a yard with a dock on the Kankakee River, and a bonfire pit. There is a kitchen with basic needs, although no water/toilet during the winter months (which we were aware and prepared to rough-it for a night). There's a bedroom with a double bed and a hammock cot, and plenty of space to pop up an air mattress or two. The cabin is heated by a wood burning stove and makes for a very cozy, fun night in. Pets are allowed and my dogs enjoyed the weekend to roam around the woods and the river. The host was also very responsive to questions and with recommendations.

Hipcamper Aric
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

This place was exactly what we needed! Couldn’t possibly be closer to the river and we were tucked in there really well, couldn’t believe the privacy! Can’t wait to go back again and have already scheduled our next stay :)

Hipcamper Alyssa
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

Arlo was a great host, very responsive and accommodating. The river is beautiful and it was fun to have the kayaks on site. It was an easy trip from Chicago but felt like another world. We enjoyed the grill and fire pit and the cabin was comfortable. There were some loud motors and some loud music playing in the area during the day, but at night it was quiet, the stars were gorgeous and we could hear all the animals and birds singing their songs. The best part was sitting on the dock with our coffee or drinks watching the river and the wildlife. Very peaceful.

Hipcamper Joni
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

We absolutely loved this cabin. I came with my family (husband, and two boys - 3 years old and 4 months old). I had to work during the day and the boys stayed at the cabin. Arlo left us great instructions. The cabin was clean and furnished with the basics (beds, loveseat, chairs, dining table, patio furniture, hammock, folding chairs). This location is amazing. It’s so secluded and right on the river. We felt like it was all ours! Kayaks were provided (we never took the opportunity to use them, however) and there is a boat launch spot for anyone bringing their own. There is a larger town about 25 minutes away for getting groceries or other essential items. We spent our stay just enjoying the peace and quiet away from home.

Hipcamper Eric
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2018

Our stay was great.

Hipcamper Jenny
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October 14th, 2018
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Kankakee River Cabin
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