We really enjoyed our camping adventure at Red Gate Farm! The hosts were so very friendly and kind, and live a very interesting, self-sufficient life on their beautiful piece of the Heartland. They have so many cool farm animals and plants to see and interact with. Be aware they are a faith and family centered farm so somewhat strict rules on what types of beverages you are supposed to bring, which we didn’t see on the rules until after we booked it! We may have missed that on the initial listing somewhere so that’s why I’m writing it here in case you are a review reader like me :) We loved the little pond to jump in (once we worked up the courage) to cool off from the heat. We cooked with the cast iron grill they provided over the fire, watched the stars, explored small town America, Abraham Lincoln historic sites, and Lake Springfield while we were there.
They also offer horse-back lessons which we would’ve done if it wasn’t a million degrees when we were there! In addition, they sell their own eggs and farm fresh foods so I would definitely hold off on bringing your own and buying from them. A great getaway from busy 9-5 life for anyone seeking to better understand small family farms and sustainable lifestyles! Or just wanting a nice private place to camp! You can’t drive your car right up to the campsite so make sure you are able-bodied enough to hike a little bit. Their sweet son helped us take our abundance of camping gear (yes we always pack too much) to the site on a golf cart. Overall, we loved it! Oh, also your dog does need to be leashed in part of the property because they have fenced in guard dogs that protect their crops and animals, but you can unleash your dog by the campsite which is further back on the farm.
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