Hipcamp host Mary D.
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WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUNDThis 10 acre farm was created as a nonprofit sanctuary for abused, handicapped and senior dogs. On Facebook the sanctuary is listed as Petite Trésors Rescue and Sanctuary and many pictures of our farm and rescues can be viewed. We are 7 to 10 minutes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beaches and hiking trails. 100% of funds from a stay here goes

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WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUNDThis 10 acre farm was created as a nonprofit sanctuary for abused, handicapped and senior dogs. On Facebook the sanctuary is listed as Petite Trésors Rescue and Sanctuary and many pictures of our farm and rescues can be viewed. We are 7 to 10 minutes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beaches and hiking trails. 100% of funds from a stay here goes directly to the shelter. Since we have 10 acres, we are allowing campers to choose wherever they want to camp on a first come basis. Established fire pit is the only place for fires.In addition to camping we offer a variety of extras to help fund the nonprofit such as 1 on 1 Yoga (Mary is a certified yoga teacher), art and craft projects (this is a beautiful location for Plein Air Groups or bring your own art supplies) and we offer a variety of products under our label Maison Abeille (our farm honey is a favorite of guests). Campers are welcome to purchase bundles of wood here also.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 25ft, max width 25ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from hose
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Mary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are many bike trails at Indiana National Lakeshore 10 minutes away. We also offer maps and informational brochures from t...Read more

Fishing

There are bass in the pond here at the farm and Lake Michigan is 10 minutes away

Hiking

10 minutes to Indiana Dunes Lakeshore trails and we have maps from the visitor center

Swimming

Indiana National Lakeshore beach is 10 minutes away. There are a number of private beaches also which we can give campers infor...Read more

Wildlife watching

We have many different animals such as deer, birds, frogs & fishes and more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Le Château de Chien in Indiana.

Beach

Indiana National Lakeshore is 10 minutes away

Lake

We have a small pond about an Acre & we are 10 minutes to Lake Michigan

Prairie, meadow, or plain

We have an area where the fire pit is that is tree covered & also areas totally open for star gazing where campers have set up

Farm

We are located 7 minutes from Indiana Dunes Lakeshore

Driveway

We have a Pole Barn with its own driveway where campers can park

Places to see near Le Château de Chien

Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park
5 miles way Explore
Warren Dunes State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
30 miles way Explore
Pullman National Monument
Pullman National Monument
32 miles way Explore
Potato Creek State Park
Potato Creek State Park
33 miles way Explore
Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park
38 miles way Explore
Kankakee River State Park
Kankakee River State Park
57 miles way Explore
Channahon State Park
Channahon State Park
64 miles way Explore
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach Sta...
71 miles way Explore
Prophetstown State Park
Prophetstown State Park
76 miles way Explore
Gebhard Woods State Park
Gebhard Woods State Park
76 miles way Explore
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
84 miles way Explore
Chain O'Lakes State Park
Chain O'Lakes State Park
85 miles way Explore
Illini State Park
Illini State Park
90 miles way Explore
Holland State Park
Holland State Park
91 miles way Explore
Fort Custer State Park
Fort Custer State Park
98 miles way Explore
Blue Mound State Park
Blue Mound State Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Ryan + Alex
Ryan + Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2018

One of our all time favorite spots! This is the perfect place to relax for the weekend. Plenty of room to spread out and get away. On this property there's is a beautiful gazebo which overlooks the pond. It's a perfect place to sit and watch the sunset. This farmhouse was built in 1860 and they even have the original log cabin which was built 1820.

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Hipcamper P
P A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018

Nice location not too far from Chicago and a short drive to the beach. The fire pit was lovely and so was access to the bathroom. The site is close to the main house but over looks a mostly rural spot with a few other houses around.

Hipcamper Lo
Lo R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 5th, 2018

we are two people and a dog & our own tent:
mary and rich were so very kind and helpful. we had privacy and plenty of amenities had we needed any. not too far from the dunes at all and that was where we spent a lot of time. camped in our tent and made a fire, had some beers, then we got carry out breakfast in the morning and enjoyed it in the gazebo overlooking the land / pond.
mary left us towels and hygiene products waiting for us in the bathroom right inside their house! we got lucky because we forgot towels!
would definitely recommend this location. sweet people and great time.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2018

Le Château de Chien was a perfect getaway for a night of camping! My partner and I were impressed by the scenery and the welcoming attitude of the owners! It was very nice to be able to step inside their home to use the restroom or take a shower, especially in this humidity! We appreciated the firewood that was left for us to build a beautiful fire to relax by in the evening! In the morning, we are our breakfast in the screened in gazebo overlooking the pond. It was very relaxing and only a few minutes from the Dunes.
Thank you so much to the owners! You made our stay a great one!!

Sarah Hutchison

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Hipcamper Krzysztof
Krzysztof G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2018

Reall nice place . I stay in tent 2 nights.
Owners are very plesent people .Short distance to Indiana Dunes ,aprox. 15 min by car .
Definitely recommend 😀

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Hipcamper Julie
Julie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 16th, 2018

Set up camp under some trees; lovely views of pasture. There was a huge fire pit with chairs and wood ready for us. The host let our dog swim in the pond, and even mowed around it for easy access. Only downside was noise from a nearby train. A nice place to stay with people doing good for dogs.

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Hipcamper James D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 17th, 2018
A Hipcamper
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August 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Jessie R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2018
Property
Le Château de Chien
State
Indiana
$40/night
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