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A Dreamy Safari-Style Glamping Experience Where Nature Meets Luxury Is Coming To Illinois

Reservations to the upscale campsite by the lush Vermillion River open this Friday!

Elliot McGowan Elliot McGowan

A Dreamy Safari-Style Glamping Experience Where Nature Meets Luxury Is Coming To Illinois

Nature, luxury, and world-class hospitality combine at this celestial escape from the city clamor.

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, after some Covid-related delays, will this Friday officially begin accepting reservations for its “Grand Opening” season which kicks off on May 1st, 2022.

Dubbed “Illinois’ first and premier boutique campground and event venue” guests can expect a five-star luxury experience in a natural paradise just an hour outside Chicago near Starved Rock State Park. The upscale tents and high-end amenities are situated in a picturesque 96-acre setting where it’s easy to disconnect with hiking trails, yoga, picnics, and other on-site activities along the lush Vermillion River.

Photo by Matt Haas

The now complete natural paradise is roughly 100 miles southwest of Chicago in Tonica, Illinois, and features 11 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.

Photo by Matt Haas

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.

Formerly of City Provisions, Fountainhead, and Theater on the Lake, Chef Cleetus 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.

Photo by Matt Haas

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.

Photo by Matt Haas

2022 reservations can be made here.

Note that guests who make their reservation on Black Friday will receive a complimentary picnic experience for two!

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