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Vel Terra Ranch and Campground

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Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Perfect little retreat! Just close enough to Galena! Sites were private and large. Easy access. Bathrooms were spotless! Sharon the owner made us feel totally at home, we would definitely consider parking our RV here for a whole season. The views were amazing. NOT like a KOA site at all. So much better. I can't say enough good things about...

Thank HappilyEverAfter78
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here for the weekend. Although we went to the area for a trip to Galena, the return to the campground at the end of a busy day of shopping and sightseeing was a great pleasure. The bathrooms were clean, the other occupants were very friendly and the ranch dog, Cowboy, was a lot of fun. The owner...

Thank Kenya312
Glenview, Illinois
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Small quiet campground with horses and free firewood. Close to Galena/Apple Canyon/Mississippi Palisades, and no shortage of things to do. Camp was spotless clean including the cleanest bathrooms ever. Owner is attentive and checks in appropriately. We had a large group and it was great- campsites are arranged in groups. Recommend if youre in the area!

Thank jasonstutz
Reviewed 23 June 2015

this is such a great little campground. sites are very flat and each has a small firepit. the property is beautiful and the facilities are very clean, the coin operated showers are great. sharon, the owner, is on site and very helpful. despite some rain, we had a very good time here! bring trash bags though, we were able to...

Thank Juliette B
Springfield, Oregon
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We spent a weekend at this campground. Small but very comfortable and incredibly neat and clean. Owner, Sharon, is on site and she makes sure that the campsites and bathrooms are well maintained. Campground is close to wineries and just about 20 min from Galena. This is located in a beautiful part of the country - every curve in the...

2Thank Peggy G
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2013

What a wonderful small campground so close to Apple River Canyon Park and Galena and is also very safe and homey. Just visited this sweet place a few days ago and was greeted with such friendliness and hospitality. Not only was there free wood for the campfires I enjoy so much, but when I forgot a hot dog stick, Sharon...

2Thank Kelley F
Lake Villa, Illinois
Reviewed 18 July 2013

If you don't need a swimming pool and mini golf etc. but enjoy a smaller quiet campground with mostly tent sites and maybe a handful of W/E sites that is as neat, clean and as well maintained as any campground I've been to, then take a look at Vel Terra. A couple quarters for the showers but the free firewood...

2Thank philsueschultz
Sycamore, Il
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Visited this campground in an RV this past Labor Day Weekend. Best kept secret of the area! Friendly staff, beautiful scenery, clean bathrooms (remember quarters for the showers-well worth the quarter they were so clean!), and close to Galena and other area riding stables. Will definitely return!

1Thank Peanutprettybird
Lexington, Illinois
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We found this hidden gem of a place while searching for a campsite near Galena. We wish we had had more than one night to stay and would definitely return. The camp is small, quaint and very well maintained. Facilities are exceptionally clean and the hosts are very pleasant. The free firewood is an added plus. A perfect place for...

2Thank Jody K
Chicago, IL
Reviewed 5 July 2011

My wife and I tent camped here for a night over the 4th of July weekend. We really enjoyed our stay, and plan to come back. Sharon and her husband are very accomodating hosts, and have established a gem of a place to stay in beautiful JoDavies County. The shower building is very nice, and the litlte store is very...

5Thank Moosy

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Additional Information about Vel Terra Ranch and Campground

Address: 1478 S Vel Terra Rd, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9430
Region: United States > Illinois > Elizabeth
Number of rooms: 30
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