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Bunker Hill Farms - Your Own Private Resort Only 60 Miles Northwest of Chicago

Bunker Hill Farms - Your Own Private Resort Only 60 Miles Northwest of Chicago

By Brian Weis

Luxury That Makes a Social Impact

Tucked away in the rolling hills of McHenry County, lies a secluded paradise. A favorite among celebrities such as Steven Tyler, Darius Rucker, MLB and PGA Tour players, Bunker Hill Farms is a 450-acre private hideaway featuring luxury accommodations, a custom 18-Hole golf course, spa, lake, and more. A rare and hidden Midwest gem, the true beauty of this luxury resort lies within the purpose of its mission ...all proceeds are granted to charity.

From corporate retreats and intimate events to private, personal stays with friends and family, Bunker Hill Farms is an exclusively private experience. From the moment you step onto the property, you are transported to a tranquil escape - 450 acres of lakes, prairies, gardens and various wildlife - with both land and lake adventures for relaxation and exploration.

"In 2005, my wife and I saw this property and the dream kept building from there," says Mike Domek, Founder of Bunker Hill Farms. "We've expanded the original 150-acre area to 450-acres and are excited to keep adding experiences across this beautiful landscape. It started as our home away from home and now we want to share it with the country."

A way that Bunker Hill Farms is being shared with people from across the U.S. is through charity. An extension of Bunker Hill Farms is Bunker Hill Charities, an Illinois nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2015. "My friends asked if I would donate a round of golf for charity and it raised $8K - this ignited a fire," says Domek. "I started thinking about how I had this amazing place that was sitting empty 80% of the time and I wanted other people to enjoy it too. A lightbulb went off and I realized that a charity was the perfect way to do exactly that." All proceeds of the property directly benefits Bunker Hill Charities, which is devoted to supporting societal change and improving the quality of living for Northwestern Illinois communities and neighboring areas.

Bunker Hill Farms comprises two main areas: North - Cottage, Silo Spa & Garden, Event Venue, Shooting Pavilion; and South - Lodge, Golf Course, Lake and Trails. The Cottage is an upscale guesthouse featuring six King bedroom suites, a terrace & outdoor fireplace, fitness center and meeting space. Built in 2017, the 5800 sq-ft space offers a truly Zen atmosphere nestled within the wilderness that can accommodate 12 guests. For larger groups, there are two additional sleeping spaces with a full kitchen attached to the event space, adjacent to the Cottage. The Lodge was built in 2005 and boasts a 7300 Sq-ft space, with sky-high ceilings and an additional 7,000 square foot wraparound terrace.Stone was trucked in from Wisconsin, Montana and Pennsylvania surrounding the four-bedroom home, which features a hot tub, lake and can accommodate 12 guests.

Named Chicago's Most Exclusive Golf Course by Chicago Golf Report, Bunker Hill Farms offers an exclusively private 18-hole, par-72 course rated by the Chicago District Golf Association with yardage totaling 6709 and a slope rating of 130. Paying homage to the great courses such as Erin Hills and Bandon Dunes, this fine fescue fairways and bent grass greens incorporate influences from great links courses.

Experience relaxation from above the treetops at Bunker Hill Farms' Silo Spa, which allows for an unparalleled view during an array of treatments. The glass floor panels create the ultimate perspective viewable through your massage headrest - the lush
botanical garden below.

Lake & Land Adventures
From Horseback Riding, Skeet Shooting and ATV Tours to Fishing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Bunker Hill Farms has endless activities for guests to experience. A 60-foot-deep private lake features a sand beach and guests can use the Pontoon Boat and Floating Water Park. On land, guests can explore riding trails on foot or bikes, plus special activities such as Hot Air Balloon Rides or a Helicopter Tour are just an ask away.

For more information and/or to inquire about booking your stay, event or experience, contact

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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