I’m Sarah, my husband, Dan, retired from the Navy a few years ago. We settled in IL, bought a small hybrid trailer, and have been traveling to see sights and visit friends and family. We have 8 kids ages 24 to 4.
The only experience I have is in parenting or homeschooling. I’ve been doing both for over 20 years.
We have a lot of animals at home including, 1 dog, 5 cats, 1 snake, 19 chickens, and an axolotl. We normally just take a cat on the road, they stay in the trailer.
I’m new to boondocking. This is our first year with a trailer, before that we used a tent.
Our home base is Zion, IL, up near the Wisconsin border.
This is a single axel hybrid travel trailer with fold out beds.
This wonderful family only stopped for an overnight stay to continue on to their destination. The children are respectful and polite, a good reflection of what their parents are doing raising them. We enjoyed hearing about their life and adventures. This family is welcome to return anytime. Safe and Happy Travels 😊!
The host was very kind and helpful.
They had a bunch of children and they all played so nice together.
We've never seen such sweet children who were very polite and playing with each other.
The spot is on the driveway and chicken roam free.
It's near a road, so it can be loud some times.
Nevertheless, great for a quick stop when you're in the area.
Excellent stay. Sarah was super communicative. We didn’t stay long and unfortunately didn’t get to interact with the hosts much, but I would definitely recommend! Easy to find. Would love to stay again sometime. Thank you!
We spent most of our time in Chicago, but the time we spent at playground place was fantastic. A great family with excellent kids and a fun yard. Highly recommended.
Our stay at Sarah’s place was so nice. They are kind and welcoming hosts. The playground is a wonderful added bonus. Our kids had a great time playing with their kids and didn’t want to leave. Hope to stay again someday. All around recommend.
Sarah’s place was a perfect location. Close to the beach, shopping, and not to far from Chicago. I was able to fulfill a dream in Chicago because Sarah’s place offered a safe and convenient place to stay! Thank you so much!!!
Stayed here for two nights and couldn't have asked for a better or more communicative host. Even though they were out of town and on vacation themselves, they were very responsive to our questions before and during the stay. They also let us know when they were going to have people coming by the house to look after pets, etc. Plenty of space for our smaller bus (22') and they kindly offered electrical hookup and water fill, and although we didn't use them they seemed conveniently located. It was super close for our day at Six Flags and a great place to rest afterward and watch the chickens in the yard. Our first stay and definitely set the bar high!
It was unfortunate that we weren't able to meet the host, but the experience was very pleasant. We were afforded everything we asked for.
Wonderful host, excellent location and level parking. Our kids loved their playground!
We absolutely loved the inviting nature of this stay. Sarah and her lovely family have a beautiful spot. Kid and animal friendly 💛
Camped on the driveway while visiting family in the area. So convenient to come and go. Host is very kind and helpful. Would definitely recommend this stop off.
PlaygroundPlace planned to stay one night at Shalamar Farm, but cancelled a few hours before they were supposed to arrive. Communicated well via BW. Safe travels.