Intro: I'm a software engineer by day, a pianist by night/weekends, and a lover of the outdoors at heart and as often as I can get away. My mom started taking me camping as a little kid, and I've done my best to keep up the tradition throughout my life.
Great place to stay with a very friendly and helpful host. The barn and farm area is very nice and rustic with everything you could need - running water, 2 bathrooms (toilets, sinks, lights and all, not outhouses), some shade by the side of barns or under trees, a fire pit, and firewood. The host, Jo, was very friendly and helpful. She was the perfect balance of caring and available while also giving us privacy to relax and just hang out on her land. There's a large Walmart a few miles away in case you need anything, and the site was just off the road, so very accessible. Just know that you're near-ish to a midsized country road, so if you're looking for far away from civilization, dense forest, or whatever, that's not what The Old Rugged Barn is. But if you're looking for a quiet private farm/barn vibe to set up camp with running water and toilets nearby, then you've found the perfect place.
Camping on this farm was a wonderful experience. Arranging everything with Tom ahead of time was easy due to Tom's professionalism, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile to make your stay great. Once we were there, Gonsalo was great, greeting us, letting us know he could help us with anything we needed, and even going so far as to give us a basket of kale and cucumbers freshly picked that day. The grove in which the site is located is a beautiful, large, and secluded area with some wildflowers, tall trees for shade, two picnic tables, and a firepit for cooking/bonfires. You'll need to bring your own grill and unless you have AWD, you'll want to carry your stuff down the short hill to the site (very short walk, don't worry). There's an open barn a ways off with running water and a toilet that you can use, and despite feeling totally private, you're only 10-20min from the closest town, so you can stock up on supplies for extended stays. When we were here, we grilled over the open fire every night and morning, kayaked from Do Wah Jack's (about 30min away), hiked in the Dowagiac woods, and star gazed every night. We'll certainly be back to pick apples come fall, and hope to stay here again in the future. Highly recommend.