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#1 of 3 Old 06-22-2010, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I will be in Libertyville on business the week of my husband & I's anniversary in mid August so we are hoping to just extend the week & stay that weekend in the area. We would love to find an affordable (less than $75 a night) campground that rents cabins, B&B or something of that nature. We'd love a place with a pool or lake so we could go swimming & hope to be within a 1/2 hr of Libertyville. Any suggestions?

Mrs. (28) Wife to the Mr. (26) Mama to K (10g) & J (5b). Expecting #3 10/10. Hoping for a HBA2C.
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Libertyville is pretty far North of the city. From my city-dweller's perspective, it's in the boonies. Near there are a few state parks that have camping, but not cabins. B&B's are spotted all over just north of there too.

I'd recommend extending your willingness to drive and hitting Wisconsin. An hour away, in the Lake Geneva/Southern Kettle Moraine area, there are TONS of cute places, great trails, lovely lakes. On the not-rustic side is the Grand Geneva Resort. On the more rustic side, state park camping options are here. I'd warn you about weekends in a state park campground, though-- tons of loud people. In Lake Geneva there are a ton of B&B's and resorts... google will help you out, I'm sure.
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I am from L'ville area. It is pretty close to Six Flags amusement park, so lodging tends to be a bit pricey.

Camping about 30 minutes away
http://www.fishlakebeach.com/

Comfort Suites in Grayslake has a pool (double check) and might offer a good weekend rate. Sort of a blah suburb area, though.

Racine, WI is about 30 minutes away:

http://www.huntfishcampwisconsin.com/Racine.html

I do not know if they take families, but there are a few retreat centers in the area. I've stayed here and it is nice (they have a labrinyth, etc. if you are into that, you do not have to be religious or catholic).

http://www.racinedominicans.org/pages/private.cfm (siena center)


Good luck. PM me with any questions.
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