Looking for the coolest and best Glamping Illinois destinations? Well, you’ve come to to the right place, as we’ve found 15 amazing places to go glamping in Illinois that deserve a place on your bucket list!
When “glamping” became popular in 2007, people started to discover places that can offer the luxuries of camping while being “in” nature. In Illinois, you can find breathtaking treehouses, charming cabins, comfortable tents, and stunning campgrounds that will be the perfect base for your glamping adventure.
It’s easy to fall in love with Illinois. Illinois offers amazing food, great history and culture, and especially impeccable natural attractions. It is filled with state parks and forest preserves where you can trail and hike, watch wildlife, and experience adrenaline-pumping activities.
Glamping Illinois Breakdown
Glamping in Illinois will become especially memorable when you camp in style in one of our list of go-to glamping spots. These glamping locations offer beautiful and luxurious accommodations for you to experience camping fun and nature’s beauty with access to home comforts.
Overall Best Glamping in Illinois – Sankoty Lakes
Best Luxury Glamping in Illinois – 909 & Vine
Best Romantic Glamping in Illinois – Camp Aramoni
Best Airbnb Glamping in Illinois – Hidden Ridge at Otter Lake
Best Treehouse Glamping in Illinois – Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
Whatever your camping style, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect campground for the best camping experience. Here is a list of 12 perfect places to go glamping in Illinois!
15 Best Places To Go Glamping in Illinois
Alright, let’s dive in and let the glamping and outdoor fun begin! Be sure to read the entire list, as there really are a ton of amazing spots to visit!
1) Sankoty Lakes Glamping
Where: Spring Bay, Illinois
Price:$125+ per night
Of the many campgrounds in Illinois, Sankoty Lakes offers one of the best glamping experiences. The founders of this resort dreamed of sharing Sankoty’s spectacular adventures. You, your family, and your friends can enjoy activities like fishing and hunting; adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking.
Sankoty Lakes offers the ultimate getaway and an experience of a “true midwestern charm”. Choose to stay in their cabins, glamping tents, RV camping, or The 1840 Ranch. These beautiful lodging options are available all year round. Enjoy the day relaxing or swimming and then set a campfire before the sun sets. For special occasions and events, you should stay at The 1840 Ranch. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a nearby Bunk House, the ranch can sleep up to 14 people.
2) Camp Aramoni Luxury Camping
Where: Tonica, Illinois
Price:$283+ per night
Where Nature Meets Luxury
If you’re looking for the most romantic site for your outdoor-themed wedding or a place to celebrate love with your special someone, Camp Aramoni is the perfect place to be. Nestled in a 96-acre campground, surrounded by lush forests, Camp Aramoni features 11 safari-style tents that feature upscale amenities that include air conditioning and heating, a private bathroom, a comfortable bed outfitted with luxury linens, and your own bonfire pit.
At Camp Aramoni, all you have to do is relax and enjoy. Everything is well taken care of, including your break, dinner, nightly gourmet smores, and firewood (for bonfire). All you have to do is pack your bags and check in with your special someone!
3) 909 & Vine
Where: Shelbyville, Illinois
Price:$270+ per night
Located in the scenic Lake Shelbyville, this vacation rental is truly stunning and provides endless outdoor recreation such as fishing, hunting, and hiking.
At 909 & Vine, you will experience an Illinois getaway like a true VIP. Bask in the sun and relax by the poolside, enjoy a quiet afternoon walk through the beautiful garden, or relieve your stress as the sun is setting while soaking in the hot tub.
If you’d rather stay in, this stunning home provides amenities that will keep you entertained such as board games, 5 TV sets, and an Xbox One game console.
While it’s not your typical “glamping stay: – it’s a property that should absolutely be on your radar!
4) Archway RV Park Glamping Pods
Where: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Price: $45+ per night
Archway RV Park is the perfect spot if you are camping in your own van/RV or tiny house on wheels. The park is open year-round and offers amenities including a kitchen, laundromat, a pavilion with a fire pit, an ice house machine, and picnic tables.
But they also have two different glamping pods for a cute and unique stay for those RV owners or travelers looking for something different. While it’s not the most glamorous of the glamping sites on the list, it’s definitely worth a visit for some minimal housing inspiration.
Need WiFi? You can have access to their internet connection. Do you need a full hookup for your RV? Don’t worry, you can do it at the park. Are you traveling with active children or pets? They can play on the field and the playground. Low on propane? Fill up at the gas station nearby. All of these facilities and amenities start at $45 per night!
5) Pond’s Edge Creek Farm Camping
Where: Bear Creek Farm and Ranch, Illinois
Price:$25+ per night
Imagine camping out at a farm with views of rolling hills, lush woods, and the sound of flowing water. At Pond’s Edge, you can enjoy traditional camping and still indulge in modern comfort with the amenities provided – a kitchen and a bathroom, and a toilet.
At the farm, you can participate in bread-baking classes or farming classes. Enjoy a slow yet fun day canoeing or paddle boating. Relax and forget the stressors of life while fishing, or going swimming. For adventure seekers, you can try off-roading or hiking trails.
You’ll need to bring everything yourself (either a tent or RV), but this is a unique camping experience that you’ll never forget! Guests absolutely rave about their tie at Pond’s Edge.
6) Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point Yurt Glamping
Where: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois
Price:$80+ per night
Take a trip to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy an unforgettable camping experience at Camp Manitowa. The stunning scenes and the activities available at the campground are perfect for outdoor lovers. You can enjoy activities like canoeing and kayaking, and play sports (basketball, frisbee, and golf). Interested in arts and crafts? You can do it at the camp! And many more activities. Even off-site, there are available experiences to try including ziplining, horseback riding, and rock climbing.
You can choose to stay at either Cedar Point Yurt #1 or #2. The yurt features 4 bunk beds with a Tempurpedic mattress. Basic amenities are available: potable water, shower and toilet, picnic tables, and a campfire pit for bonfires.
7) Little Texas Farmstay Cabin Glamping
Where: Shawnee National Forest, Illinois
Price:$160+ per night
Located in Southernmost Illinois, Little Texas brings you closer to nature! You’ll be renting an incredible farm cabin that has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay (perfect for those who love glamping but also some nice amenities).
You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the farm, the yard, the working windmill, the fields, trees, and the pond – as well as unbelievable night skies to test your skills of constellation spotting.
At the camp, you have an opportunity to encounter and observe wildlife like deer, turkey, raccoons, skunks, beavers, and birds. Little Texas sleeps 8 and features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a full kitchen. Enjoy the night grilling hotdogs and making smores by the firepit.
8) Rustic Hideaway Secluded Cabin Glamping
Where: Jonesboro, Illinois
Price:$165+ per night
Located in the heart of Southern Illinois in Jonesboro, the Rustic Hideaway Cabins is your home away from home. There are 2 cabins available year-round. Each cabin is approximately 850 sq. ft. and offers the basic modern home comforts including an electric fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette, with bed and linens also provided.
For maximum relaxation, soak in the outdoor tub while listening to the sound of nature. A glass of wine is also not a bad idea while sitting by the campfire.
It’s charming, affordable, and a secluded cabin glamping getaway that is perfect for a visit no matter what time of the year!
9) Hidden Ridge Glamping at Otter Lake
Where: Girard, Illinois
Price:$129+ per night
Sitting at the camping chair, drinking hot coffee while watching as the sun rises is the best way to wake up. Hidden Ridge promises a charming hideaway in Otter Lake. The 14 x 16 wall tent features a queen-size bed, a separate bathroom facility, and an outdoor cooking area.
A stay at Hidden Ridge allows you to unplug and just enjoy nature and the time with your family or friends. You can enjoy outdoor activities boating, skiing, and fishing. Please note that this camping spot is off-grid; there is no electricity and only has enough water for a quick shower and bathroom use. If you are adventurous like that, you should definitely book Hidden Ridge!
10) Timber Ridge Outpost Treehouse Glamping & Cabins
Where: Elizabethtown, Illinois
Price:$210+ per night
Don’t miss out on a great adventure! Glamp in one of Timber Ridge’s real treehouses to make your childhood dreams come true!
There are 2 treehouses you can choose – White Oak Treehouse is perfect for a family of 4, while Maple Oak Treehouse is perfect for 2 but can sleep up to 4. Each treehouse is equipped with a comfortable bed, heat and air conditioning, a bathroom with a shower and toilet, and a kitchenette.
To complete your glamping experience, Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins has a designated campfire (with firewood and camp chairs provided). Grill a BBQ and enjoy a picnic.
11) Kinnikinnick Farm Stay Glamping
Where: Caledonia, Illinois
Price:$400+ per night
Kinnikinnick Farm promises a one-of-a-kind experience. If you’re looking to experience an authentic farm stay camping, this glamping experience is perfect for you!
The tent at Kinnikinnick Farm is outfitted with a cozy European-style duvet and pillows, a wood stove for cooking, and a bathhouse with hot showers. The rustic and vintage decors add to the charm of each tent. The basic concept of staying in this experience is to enjoy camping while enjoying fresh farm produce and meat from the farm. Packages start with a minimum of 3 nights’ stay at $1300.
The food is incredible, the farm experience is unmatched, and the hospitality is truly next level. Come experience a stay for an adventure you’ll never forget!
12) Black Sheep Flower Farm
Where: Lewistown, Illinois
Price:$150+ per night
Spend a relaxing time in a tent while being surrounded by beautiful blooming flowers in a 5,000-acre wetland preserve at the Black Sheep Flower Farm. This furnished bell tent is equipped with basic glamping comforts including a comfortable bed, fan lights, a fire pit, and a grill. The shower and the flush toilet are located outdoor. Cool off on a hot day in your own private dipping pool! For activities, hike the trails of Dickson Mounds or take advantage of the “free use” of kayaks available to explore Emiquon Nature Preserve.
13) Beautiful Jaybird Treehouse Glamping
Where: Johnson County, Illinois
Price: $207+ per night
Accommodates: 6 Guests
Nestled under a stunning oak tree and two tall pines, the Jaybird Treehouse offers a one-of-a-kind and delightful accommodation. The main floor features a cozy queen bedroom, while the downstairs area accessible via a trapdoor provides three snug twin beds, perfect for families or groups. The living area is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed and a well-stocked kitchen that has everything necessary to whip up delicious meals. An herb garden just outside the kitchen window provides fresh herbs for cooking. Kids especially, can also enjoy the exhilarating experience of the bucket pulley, which is located on the back deck and hoists items up over 20 feet.
A large deck on the front of the treehouse provides an ideal spot to take in the stunning sunsets while grilling or lounging around the firepit. With a perfect blend of modern amenities and the rustic charm of the treehouse, the Jaybird Treehouse provides an unforgettable and serene setting to relax and unwind.
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14) Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge
Where: Ridgedale, Missouri
Price: $225+ per night
Accommodates: 2–6 Guests
At Camp Long Creek, you will discover a destination that caters to every taste, whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat in nature or an adrenaline-pumping adventure. The property offers a variety of unique accommodations, from charming shepherd huts and cozy camp cabins to luxurious glamping tents. Each of these options is thoughtfully designed to provide guests with a comfortable and serene space that immerses them in the area’s natural beauty.
Camp Long Creek is a dream destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Nearby Long Creek Marina makes it easy to explore the lake by renting boats or jet skis. But it’s not just about the outdoor activities; you and your family can enjoy delicious dining options, cozy campfires, and breathtaking lake views that will leave a lasting impression.
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15) The Cabins and Cottages at Shale Lake
Where: Williamson, Illinois
Price: $248+ per night
Accommodates: 2–3 Guests
The Cabins and Cottages at Shale Lake offer a picturesque and comfortable retreat situated at the southern end of Shale Lake, where the historic Mine Road meets Route 66. Each rustic yet modern log cabin is distinct in size and style, but all include a screened-in porch, air conditioning, and an open floor plan. The larger cottages boast full kitchens and a 3/4 bath, providing guests with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. For guests with accessibility needs, three cottages feature open porches and low-rise ramp entrances.
While staying at The Cabins and Cottages at Shale Lake, you can indulge in a wine night on the scenic Wine Trail or catch occasional live music performances. The outdoor patio and grove offer the perfect spot to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the area. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Wine Trail or pack a picnic to enjoy in one of the specially designated picnic areas. With an array of activities and amenities available, Shale Lake promises an unforgettable experience.
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Hello. My husband and I own Kishauwau Cabins on the outskirts of Tonica, Illinois. Our property is host to 17 cabins in varying sizes and offers a secluded, get back to nature escape reminiscent of a time when our lives weren’t run by cell phones and internet. We consider this modern day glamping as here each cabin offers central air and are furnace heated, each with a full kitchen as well as each cabin with their own personal outdoor bonfire pit with picnic table & grill. Each cabin also offers either a wood stove or gas fireplace which make them so cozy in the winter. We also have many packages you can add to your reservation to surprise that special someone upon arrival. Here you will vacation unplugged, to enjoy the company of those you came with or just reflect on your own.
There is so much to do in the area: local hiking, shopping, dining, fishing , birding, horseback riding, spring wildflower excursions, etc…
If you are in search of a unique vacation destination not far from home in Chicago, Kishauwau Cabins can put you in the backyard of four Illinois state parks with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation or relaxation. Our cabins are able to accommodate 1-14 guests, and we welcome dogs in 4 dedicated dog-friendly cabins. As a family owned business for over 35 years, we maintain a warm and welcoming atmosphere for any vacation from family reunions to romantic getaways.