Description of Glamping Units
Get out of the city and enjoy a peaceful and romantic weekend getaway in this cozy rental for two people near Bloomington, Illinois. There is one bedroom for glampers to enjoy the peace and serenity that this glamping cabin exudes. There is also an area outside the cabin that is perfect to sit and read a book in, with just the sounds of the trees blowing in the forest.
This passive solar lodge offers breathtaking and inspiring views of the forest from the rental. Sunrises and sunsets, as well as a nighttime sky filled with more stars than guests have ever seen, are regular entertainment at the glamping site. Wake in the morning to a symphony of birds and/or experience the nightly serenade of the resident frogs, insects, and owls.
Glampers will be able to relax in the peace and harmony of this comfortable lodging experience that is specially designed for their comfort. Additionally, through the natural setting that it is located in, the site hopes to encourage guests to gain an increased awareness and appreciation of the natural world.
The guest bathhouse features two full-size bathrooms with walk-in showers and four half-baths. This bathhouse is shared among all guests. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Double bed
- Running water
There is Wi-Fi available throughout this glamping site. Glampers will find there to be limited cell phone reception at this site, but US Cellular receives the most successful connection. There is also a flat-screen TV and DVD player in common area and guests are welcome to use the landline free of charge.
The guest bathhouse features two full-size bathrooms with walk-in showers and four half-baths. This bathhouse is shared among all guests.
- Breakfast included
- Deck or balcony
- Dining room
- Meeting room
- Shared bathroom
- TV room
Breakfast is included in the daily rate.
Location + Surroundings
This glamping site is located in beautiful Schuyler County, eight miles northeast of Rushville, Illinois, just one and a half miles north of Rt 24 on Ray Road. It is approximately a one-hour drive from the following cities: Peoria, Quincy, Springfield, and Galesburg and lies at the southwest end of the Spoon River Scenic Drive. There is plenty on offer in Rushville from a variety of restaurants, shopping establishments, a restored movie theater, antique shops and much more. The downtown square includes a picturesque gazebo, restored old buildings, brick-paved streets, and many trees.
Rushville is a small community with a strong volunteer base and it is known for its involvement in the arts; with its restored Phoenix Opera House, local community theater group; Pandora’s Playhouse, the phenomenal high school musicals, etc. Whether it is the annual Arts in the Park Festival, Smiles Day Parade, the Schuyler County Fair, Festival of Trees, the Holiday Home Tour, or any one of the special music events or art galleries featuring local and well-known talent, there is always something going on in this close-knit downstate Illinois community. Fishing, boating, hunting, mushrooming, and many other outdoor activities offer additional enjoyment while visiting the area. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 15 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
Shuttle rides to and from local events and attractions can be arranged.
Glampers can choose to have additional meals prepared for them for an extra fee. Vegans can be accommodated at this glamping site.
There are a number of excursions and guided tours that glampers can take for an additional fee.
Please let the host know if traveling with children. Children under 12 years old stay for free. Read More
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Music festivals
- Wine tasting
- Winter sports
This is a beautiful area that provides endless hours of relaxation. Should guests wish to venture away from the tree-top decks, there are also many other activities at the glamping site and in the area to entertain them.
Guided or self-guided hikes through this beautiful natural area are available, as well as wildlife viewing. There are a nature center and a nature playground for glampers to learn more about the environment and the outdoors in addition to green living workshop, organic gardening, and team building challenge courses.
Glampers can enjoy canoeing from experienced guides and equipment will be provided for them. Enjoy casual bicycling and mountain biking in the area, and during the right season, glameprs can take part in cross country skiing. When night falls, guests can star gaze while relaxing by the campfire if the weather permitts it.
The most recent project at the glamping spot was the construction of a stairway that goes all the way to the creek down in the valley, 112 steps total. The stairway has made the trail system much more accessible, with an easy way up and down the scenic hillside and a 24 inch by 12 inch deck halfway down, which is perfect for morning coffee, bird watching, resting on the journey up or down, or just about anything glampers might need it for.
Additionally, there is approximately three miles of trails that range from very easy terrain to more challenging for those who want a good cardio workout. Trails meander through the forest, and along the creek, through the prairie, and around the various organic gardens. Horseback riding is just a 15-minute drive from the glamping site and
Illinois River is 10 miles away in addition to other local lakes.
Antiquing is available throughout the area, as well as other unique shopping.
There are four area State Parks within 40 miles of the site. Abraham Lincoln historic sites are within 20-60 miles and Dickson Mounds State Museum is a 30 minutes drive away. Emiquon and Spunky Bottoms Wetland Restoration sites are 30 minutes away also. For those who love the sport, there is an 18-hole golf course just 10 minutes away and the Ridge View Winery is 30 minutes away.