Spanning 96 acres of lush forest and wildlife terrain along the Vermilion River on the site of a former 19th century brickyard, Camp Aramoni is a boutique campground and event space in Illinois. The campground boasts charming accommodations and hotel-level hospitality within the serenity of nature.
The campground includes 11 semi- permanent safari-style tents, each outfitted with upscale amenities including air conditioning and heat, hardwood floors, private en-suite restrooms, mini fridges, and king-sized beds. The Barn (shown), the campground’s refined rustic gathering space, offers dining areas where meals are served daily, a space for food and wine tastings, and a general store. The Burlington, a restored 1961 Airstream Ambassador RV converted into a mobile coffee and cocktail bar, sits just outside.
Camp Aramoni’s event space, Bricks & Stones, was formerly the brickyard’s blacksmith shop during the 1800s and now serves as an event venue. Great care was taken by Camp Aramoni founders Tim and Jennifer Bias to preserve the rich history and industrial charm of the building, which showcases a grand fireplace, numerous brick kilns, plus modern amenities such as the elegant Bowers Suite, a multipurpose room named after the former superintendent of the brickyard.
Photo: Courtesy of Matt Haas