We loved staying at Patti's land. It was a great half-way point on our drive south from Chicago without too much of a detour from major roads. Patti and her husband were both lovely, and even let us help feed the pigs and goats! I will note that we loved hanging out with their three dogs (one of which guarded outside our tent the whole night), but if you are not a dog person I would keep this in mind. We loved the creek right below our campsite. The campsite is also slightly more exposed to the road than expected, but we still enjoyed the experience.