Nature, luxury, and world-class hospitality combine in this extraordinary elysian experience.
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you go camping anytime soon! But once winter has come and gone you’ll be wanting to ensure you book a place at this first-of-its-kind brand new luxury campground Camp Aramoni.
The 96-acre former brickyard has been a work-in-progress for a few years now and will finally open this spring. Guests can expect a five-star luxury experience in a natural paradise where it’s easy to disconnect with hiking trails, yoga, picnics, and other on-site activities along the lush Vermillion River. The team behind the extraordinary project has now also announced that famed chef Cleetus Friedman has officially joined the Camp Aramoni team.
Chef Cleetus, formerly of City Provisions, Fountainhead, and Theater on the Lake, is a trailblazer in the culinary scene known for hand-selecting ingredients directly from farmers at the peak of the growing season. He creates unique, hyper-seasonal upscale dishes for public and private events and also boasts an award-winning Bloody Mary mix.
The soon-to-be-finished natural paradise is roughly 100 miles southwest of Chicago in Tonica, Illinois, and features 11 semi-permanent lavish safari-style tents designed by Bushtec Safari. Each tent draws inspiration from different Illinois wildflowers and all come equipped with personal bonfires, en-suite bathrooms, hardwood floors, and plush king-size beds complete with luxury linens. The campground is also home to The Barn, a refined rustic lodge that offers state-of-the-art brunches, wine tasting, and now world-class cuisine from the mind of Cleetus Friedman.
With tents accommodating up to six guests it is an ideal romantic getaway for couples or the perfect full-wedding blowout and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back escape with champagne-fueled picnics, wanting to disconnect with private yoga and hiking trails, or in need of a boozy break with friends this luxury experience in a secluded natural valley is the perfect place to run away to.