About Vintage 1850 Log Cabin Camping
Enjoy our beautiful 1850 log cabin in the midst of our alpaca pastures. This authentic 1850's log cabin provides a comfortable retreat from your busy lifestyle and allows you access to a beautiful Midwest alpaca farm. The cabin has a large sleeping room upstairs with 2 double beds and 2 twin beds.
Heritage Farm is a working alpaca farm with over 70 alpacas you can watch and interact with. Make friends with our black Labrador, Juno and our two Great Pyrenees, Jack and Frost. Also residing on the farm are a flock of chickens, 4 goats, several barn cats and our horse, Stormy. If you want to, you can help with the daily chores of feeding the animals and collecting eggs. After that, you can explore the big red barn that was selected as one of the top-ten Bicentennial barns in the state. Recently, our farm was the recipient of a rural preservation award from the Indiana Landmarks Foundation. Roam around the 120 acre homestead, woods and creek and soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the farm.
Activities for kids include helping with farm chores, wading in the creek, swinging on the large platform swing and soaring down the 400 foot-long zipline (extra fee $50 for an hour).
A stay at the cabin includes the use of a gas grill with side burner and a small under-counter refrigerator. There is also a rock-lined fire pit for cozying up to or making s'mores. The cabin has a coffee maker but cooking utensils and tableware are not provided.
Be sure to visit our farm store before you leave where you can shop for alpaca products such as sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, teddy bears and toys. Pick up some delicious honey collected from our hives or some farm fresh eggs from our flock of pastured chickens!
Located 3 hours from Chicago, 1 hour from Indianapolis.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
- Check in after: 12PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
The vibe at Vintage 1850 Log Cabin Camping
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This place is magic! There's woods to walk in, animals to watch and the landscape is lovely. The hosts Tim and Beth are so sweet and accommodating! They've put a lot of work into their property and it really shows! My husband and I we're not expecting it to be so beautiful and relaxing. It was such a treat and just 1 hour away from Indianapolis make's it the perfect little getaway! The cabin is rich with history and very cozy, but also has electricity/ceiling fans which was a nice bonus! Our favorite was dinner around the fire pit surrounded by twinkle lights watching the colorful sunset. Can't recommend it enough!
My young son and I spent 3 restful nights in this historic log cabin.
Leading up to my stay, Tim, who along with his wife, Beth, owns the farm, was very easy to communicate with.
The property was easy to find and upon arrival I was warmly greeted by Tim and shown the cabin. Despite being a log cabin, the high ceilings and numerous, large windows made it very spacious and bright. The second story porch was a great place to unwind and enjoy the views.
I really liked that they kept the cabin true to its style; a gas fireplace quickly warmed the home in the evening and beautiful quilts kept us toasty at night. The bathroom had plenty of hot water and nice towels.
As much as I liked the cabin, most of our time was spent outside. There was plenty to do and enjoy on the farm. The tire swing, creek, chickens, alpacas, friendly dogs and hammock kept us busy; there was so much to explore and observe!
I could barely drag my six year old away from the farm so I appreciated the grill and refrigerator.
I really can't say enough about the hospitality we were shown by Tim and Beth. Their farm is a very peaceful place and I hope to return soon!
My two children (11 and 9) and I stayed at the 1850 log cabin for three wonderful nights in late June. There were many wonderful things about this trip! My girls are both into the Laura-Ingalls-Wilder thing, and staying in a real -- yet real comfortable -- log cabin was a treat. The cabin itself is very comfortable and spacious. I appreciated that the decor was colonial-like, but no worries, there are lovely ceiling fans in the sleeping area, electric lights, and a modern bathroom.
Be aware that cooking is either on a grill or on one burner, outside. If it rains you are out of luck but the village of Burlington came to our rescue when it rained with pizza and ice cream.
Twenty minutes away in Kokomo the Kokomo Aquatic Park is a TON of fun for kids at a SUPER reasonable price.
Back on the farm, make time for the farm chores! In the morning enjoy the quiet. Walk the little stream. We found frogs, a monarch caterpillar, water bugs galore ... and at night, the fireflies! And the STARS! WOWOWOWOWOW!
Wifi does not extend to the cabin. Bring a book and download a movie for the kids beforehand if necessary. We spent one night in the cabin in a howling storm ... but we were comfy in the wooden beds, listening to the rain on the roof (but I was glad I had downloaded a kindle book and a kids movie before leaving home).
The farm and the surrounding area were quiet. I loved the hills, the wind in the trees, watching the alpacas graze in the meadows. It was a lovely time in nature with the benefit of getting to think a bit about how people used to live.
We loved our time at the 1850 Log Cabin getaway and plan to book again. It was truly a wonderful time.
This place is truly a dream! We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. Tim coached us through feeding the alpacas and Beth even showed us some of her newly dyed fiber. If you're looking for a beautiful, historic cabin to stay in for a relaxing weekend, Heritage Farms should be #1 on your list. Though relaxing, there is much more to do than just sit in the hammock and read! There are four goats, three dogs, one horse, a pack of barncats (and a kitty!), ~70 alpacas, and a flock of chickens to hang out with. We drove ~2.5 hours here from Chicago and it was worth every minute. We can't wait to plan a trip back!
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Heritage Farms in the beginning of June for a few days. It was a restful retreat, surrounded by the most beautiful farm I had ever seen. We relished the rolling hills, pristine barns, lazy flowing creek, and sunsets. Our children enjoyed partaking in the farm chores by fetching the eggs from the chicken coop, feeding the alpacas and even helping out a bit with the new baler. We visited Delphi one day to take the canal boat on the last remaining portion of the Wabash/Erie Canal. The Sandwich Shop in Delphi is phenomenal. Everything we ordered was delicious! We took a few short trips into Kokomo and fell in love with the older homes, all kept up neatly. By far the best part of our stay were our hosts, Tim and Beth. They are both lovely people and took the time to share their passion for this farm with us by involving our children with the chores and bringing by two of their show alpacas for us to pet and learn more about them. I would highly recommend this vacation for anyone wanting a peaceful and unique getaway but close enough to short sight-seeing adventures.
We had a great "farm experience " ! Our hosts were very gracious and thought of every detail to make our stay enjoyable. Kids loved the surprise 400ft zip line and giant swing. It was great getting back to nature as a family. We would highly recommend this farm!