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Luxury Camping

The First and only Luxury Campground in Illinois

Where Nature Meets Luxury

Camp Aramoni is bringing world-class hospitality to the great outdoors. Camp Aramoni’s luxury campground is the first of its kind in Illinois and will open in Spring of 2021. The 96-acre property offers fully immersive experiences including lavish safari-style tents, chef-inspired cuisine, and on-site activities in the lush forests along the Vermillion River.


The campground features 11 semi-permanent safari-style tents, each outfitted with upscale amenities drawing inspiration from native Illinois wildflowers. The tents include air conditioning and heat, private en-suite restrooms, mini fridges, king-sized beds with luxury linens, personal bonfires, and more. With each tent accommodating two to six guests for a total occupancy of 54, the campground is ideal for private couples’ getaways while expansive enough for corporate retreats and full wedding buyouts. The Barn, the campground’s refined rustic lodge, offers spaces for food and wine tastings in addition to dining areas where breakfast is served daily. The Barn is also home to Camp Aramoni’s general store, Gertie’s, and is stocked with sundries, snacks, grab-and-go meals, and curated merchandise. Camp Aramoni offers a robust food and beverage program featuring seasonal, chef driven menus available en-suite or at The Barn. The campground is currently under construction and will begin accepting reservations in October of 2020. The tent images on this site were provided by Camp Aramoni’s tent manufacturer, Bushtec Safari. The tents are currently in production in South Africa and will make their way to the United States in early 2021. Follow our journey on social media for daily updates!

Camping FAQs

Why yes it is! Glamping, or glamorous camping, combines our innate desires for nature with our modern desires for comfort. However, we prefer the term “luxury camping” to convey the high level of service provided at Camp Aramoni. When you stay at Camp Aramoni, you will experience our luxury accommodations, top notch food and beverage program, on-site activities, and unparalleled attention to detail all wrapped into a secluded natural landscape.

Camp Aramoni will begin accepting reservations for 2021 at the beginning of October 2020. When the reservation system becomes available, you can make your reservation on our website or call (815) 224-7333.

You will receive access to your private tent in addition to a complimentary cocktail upon check in and a chef-inspired breakfast the following morning. Camp Aramoni’s tents are priced for double occupancy. Additional guests can be added for $100 per night, and our tents can accommodate two to six people per tent depending on the model. In addition, you will receive access to Camp Aramoni's private hiking trails so you can spend all day exploring.

Camp Aramoni is located on 96 acres along the Vermilion River. The site features private hiking trails including two ponds, access to the Vermilion River, two creeks, and more. Complimentary bicycles are available at The Barn and are available on a limited basis. Camp Aramoni also offers upgraded experiences including cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, food and beverage pairings, yoga classes, spa services, and more. Further information about these upgraded experiences will become available in December 2020. If you’d like to venture off-site, our concierge will direct you to our great local partners for dining, drinking, relaxing, dancing, and more throughout Starved Rock Country. Please email our concierge at for assistance planning your stay.

The easy answer? Nothing! This isn’t camping. You don’t need to pack up the entire car with sleeping bags, cooking utensils, lamps, and gear. Camp Aramoni provides everything you need for a relaxing and pampered stay. All of our tents are outfitted with electricity, plumbing, air conditioning, and heating. If you’re worried about the bathroom situation, fear not! Each tent has a private en-suite restroom including a shower, vanity, toilet, and sink. We recommend hiking shoes if you’re ready to explore the trails and get a bit dirty. Dress for the weather and be comfortable! 

WiFi is available at The Barn, the refined rustic lodge of the campground, and your tent is outfitted with plenty of outlets and charging stations. Please note that most cellular service carriers provide limited service to Camp Aramoni.

Check in begins at 3 PM on the day of your arrival and check out ends at 11 AM on the day of your departure. If you need to request a different arrival or departure time, please contact our concierge at

When you arrive at Camp Aramoni, you will park in the parking lot near The Barn and have easy access to your vehicle throughout your stay. Our Guest Services team will then shuttle you and your luggage to your tent. While the entire property is easy to navigate on foot, our Guest Services team is happy to cater to your transportation needs by providing complimentary shuttles around Camp Aramoni.

Absolutely! Camp Aramoni offers a robust food and beverage program featuring chef-driven menus inspired by the availability of local ingredients. Complimentary breakfast is included in your stay, and additional meals and an assortment of snack baskets are available as upgrades. Further information about our menus will be posted in February 2020. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, or aversions when you make your reservation.

In addition to our seasonal menus, Camp Aramoni also offers a bar stocked with the finest spirits, wines, beers, and cocktail kits for you to enjoy at The Barn or en-suite during your stay. The Barn is the refined rustic lodge of the campground that's home to our general store, Gertie's. Gertie's is stocked with all of your camping needs including grab and go meals prepared by our chefs, snack baskets, sundries, gifts, and Camp Aramoni apparel. The Barn also features a demo kitchen for cooking demonstrations, seating for meal services, our concierge team, a storm shelter, and additional restrooms. Outside alcohol is not permitted on site.

Pets are not permitted at Camp Aramoni excluding service animals. However, you may see our mascot, Gracie Jo, hanging out around campus. She is a friendly English bulldog with a lot of energy! If you need accommodations for your pet, we recommend our friends at Paws Here Pet Resort located one mile away from Camp Aramoni. We trust the Paws Here team because they pamper their guests with the same level of care that we show our guests! Set on 6 beautiful country acres, their well appointed guest rooms and spacious double-fenced play yards create a relaxing, comfortable, and safe vacation destination for your furry family member. Nightly rates begin at $21. Don’t forget to tell them you’re staying with us!

Camp Aramoni is an adult-focused resort. While our amenities and activities are designed for adults, we do welcome children in two specific family tents: Sweet William and Big Bluestem. These tents are spacious, designed with families in mind, and located next to The Barn. There are multiple water sources on-site, and you are required to monitor your children at all times during your stay. Swimming is not permitted and there are no life guards on duty.

Camp Aramoni is strictly following COVID-19 state mandates. For COVID-19 related cancellations, please call our team at (815) 224-7333. We will do everything we can to reschedule your visit for another time.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport are located 1 hour and 45 minutes away. If you need transportation to and from the airport, please contact our concierge at While we do not provide transportation from Camp Aramoni, we are happy to arrange transportation for you.

Yes! You will see hawks, eagles, deer, blue herons, turkeys, and more. These animals make their home at Camp Aramoni, and you are a visitor in their home! Do not engage with the wildlife at Camp Aramoni.