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Reviewed 25 October 2016

stay away from this place - it's filthy, unhealthy, everything is broken, its uninhabitable in my opinion. All kinds of health code violations going on here. surprised the health department hasn't shut them down yet. but then again in Greene County, the population is so small there aren't many people you can turn to for help. the accommodations are filthy.... More 

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Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for a week and had an amazing time! The hospitality was out of this world, the food delicious! Much better then we anticipated! We can't wait to return!!!!!! Lots of animals! We swam, we hiked, road horses every day after breakfast,collected eggs, feed the animals, visited an exotic animal farm, visited a cave, went boating,... More 

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1 Thank ToriTichy
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of returning to Hobsons Bluffdale about 30 years after my first visit (as a kid with my parents) now bringing my husband and kids (daughters aged 6&8 and son who is 9 months) to experience this wonderful place. WARNING: If dirt and bugs make you miserable, this is not the destination for you. You are in... More 

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3 Thank 979SarahF
Herndon, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Bluffdale is a sweet family run business/farm in the middle of Illinois. When we visited, they had kittens, lab puppies, and even a baby horse that we could pet. Maybe not the best for those afraid of dirt or older teenagers, but adventurous kids (3-13) will love having the space and woods to run around and explore.

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Thank Sharry L
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Everything people are saying below is true. Still the kids truly had the time of their *lives*. The had kittens, puppies, dogs, horses (and a new foal), chickens, and geese. The kids got to play with the kittens and puppies as much as they wanted. The hike and land was beautiful. The took care of the animals. For the adults,... More 

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1 Thank td_family_of_5
Oahu
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Went for a 3 day getaway. First impression was all the uncut weeds in the "yard". Second was the "rec-room" with broken and worn-out foosball, bumper-pool table, ping-pong table. I started to think I was in a Chevy Chase movie. The room was this airless compartment in a converted barn. Sheets didn't feel fresh at all. Refrigerator in the room... More 

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5 Thank Al R
Grand Ledge, Michigan
1 review
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Awful. Never again. We brought our five kds (ages 2-9) to the farm for spring break. Although the kids had a great time, it was because they don't care about the same things adults do -- like cleanliness and value. We were greeted by FILTHY, flea-ridden (although friendly) dogs. Lots of them. Our cabin looked nice, but didn't include things... More 

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3 Thank Jennifer W
Indiana, USA
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Although it is a perfect setting for somebody who wants a real farm vacation, a lot needs to be said about the dismal condition of the dining/kitchen and the food. The family who run it are very nice people but they have not managed to keep the farm in good condition and the upkeep is really lacking. Small details like... More 

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Thank dbhagat
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We, me, my 7 year old daughter and friend had a great 4 days at the farm. The drive to the farm was getting better at every turn the closer we got to the farm. The countryside is absolutely beautiful. We loved to eat the meals in family atmosphere passing food around the table and talking with the host family... More 

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Thank Tiina V
Donvale
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

We spent two nights at Bluffdale because we wanted my 4 year old granddaughter who has grown up in Chicago to experience nature first hand . We were not disappointed, This was a wonderful hands on experience which delighted her and gave me enormous pleasure just to observe her reactions . I am sure the fond memories will stay with... More 

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Address: R.R.#1, Box 145, Eldred, IL 62027
Region: United States > Illinois > Eldred
Price Range: $89 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12

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