This cozy, but very well-laid-out cabin was built in 1973. We gutted it and remodeled it in 2018 with entirely new flooring, bathroom and kitchen. And we decorated it with the best of the past, Read more...
This cozy, but very well-laid-out cabin was built in 1973. We gutted it and remodeled it in 2018 with entirely new flooring, bathroom and kitchen. And we decorated it with the best of the past, mixed in with all the comforts and tech of today. There are 2 decks - a small one on the front, and larger deck on the back (the main entrance). The rear deck includes a generous-sized picnic table and grill/smoker. The cabin has 2 levels--the main living space/kitchen/desk/bathroom is on the first floor, and the second-floor loft includes 2 bedroom areas separated by a curtain for privacy. The larger bedroom includes a brand-new Tuft & Needle king bed, and the other space includes a brand-new queen Tuft & Needle bed. We also have a full-size air mattress to create an additional sleeping area in the main-floor living room. We splurged on great linens, pillows and blankets for all beds, which are included. The sleeping loft also includes a window A/C unit for those infrequent hot summer nights; while each bedroom space (and the living room) has its own ceiling fan. The stairs are open-style and quite steep, witch short risers, so please be cautious moving up and down. The living space also includes an original wood stove, which we've converted to electric with an electric insert; please do not burn anything in the fireplace.
Dale is the coolest, and so welcoming. The RV sites had full hookups, and there's a great safari-style outdoor shower, toilet and sink (the water is cold so it's perfect for hot months). Dale raked the sites prior to our arrival, so it was easy to maneuver and walk around, but the desert was right there - we even had a giant saguaro outside our window. Amazing. There was a bit of road noise until 10:30/11 from the main road, and some boisterous neighbor dogs who barked quite a bit.
Poppi's place is a fantastic mountain getaway. Plenty of pines and a really-cool boulder-edged creek. She was super-hospitable and provided a private-access bathroom complete with towels and other toiletries. Her family was also really nice and made the dog and me feel incredibly welcome. The road was a bit tight for my pickup truck and 24-foot trailer with some pretty tight turns, so it's not a great option for larger RVs since there are quite a few large trees to navigate. Poppi and her husband were so helpful helping me navigate my way out so had no issues. I can't wait to return in the snow!
MIchael is a wonderful host and his farm a beautiful spot. I also purchased some incredible organic tomatoes and greens that he had waiting for my arrival. The farm is minutes from Ann Arbor. Highly recommend
This place is a find. First, it's the only "camp" in the City of Chicago -- and being a HUGE city where land is a premium, it makes sense that this place be tucked in along the commuter train tracks on the West side. The neighborhood is fully urban, but Nicky's mini urban farm is a total oasis, which is what makes it so cool. And it's super close to all the hipster action in Wicker Park/the 606 trail, and downtown. And the farm menagerie of goats and chickens is super cute. MIND YOU: If you're worried about leaving your privilege/comfort zone behind, this isn't for you. But, maybe camping isn't either! Nicky is the best and Jet, the farm Shepherd/watch dog is a sweetheart (and got along great with my dog). Nicky even left me fresh farm eggs and honey as a departure gift. I can't wait to come back.
This place is really special - beautifully maintained lawn for campers with toilet and plenty of firewood. Brian was so generous and allowed us to help ourselves to sweet corn and apples. If you're looking for a super-peaceful getaway not far from the buzz of Chicago, this is a must visit!
This place is really beautiful - super quiet, and Tyson and Aaron are the coolest guys. In spite of historic rains while I was there that dampened the fun (haha), I really enjoyed my 2 days of peace and quiet. They even made me a huge camp fire on my last night there, which was incredible. If you're near Lincoln and want a really peaceful spot, with water, showers and friendly hosts, this is the spot!
This place is great. Dana is the most accommodating host - he went above and beyond by gathering his garden hoses to run water to my RV (hookups aren't standard) and gave me and my dog free run of his beautiful grounds and pool (yes, the dog swam in his mini Olympic pool. The sunsets were spectacular and the views of Rincon Peak unbeatable. You'll want to have a robust vehicle to navigate the dirt roads accessing the property - the road is pretty beat up following the heavy monsoons.