2018 Valley Woodcarvers’ Expo

See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items, too. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at (815) 634-3086.

2017 Photo Contest & Show

Photo Contest and Show Date: February 26th Time: 11am-3pm Cost: Free Admission Location: Great Hall in the Starved Rock Lodge What better place to show your photos than in Illinois’ best photographic playground. If you are interested in having a booth space at the show, please call 815-220-7386 to register. Download flyer here 

Breakfast with Santa

December 16, 2017 8:30am-11:30am $13.50/adults   $9.95/children Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to a magic show! Also attending will be “Grace,” a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Adults $13.50, children 10 & under $9.95. Read More

Christmas Eve Buffet

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! Plus, the historic setting of our Main Dining Room brings a sense of nostalgia to the table. We’re serving our Christmas Eve buffet from 5:30pm until 8:30pm on December 24th so make your reservations early. Reservations required. Our regular menu will also be available. $28.95/adults $14.95/children 10 & under Please call (815) 220-7321 for more information or to make reservations. Click Read More

Sled Dog Demos

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 15 and February 19, 2017. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

Guided Winter Hikes

December-March Saturday & Sunday $12/person Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction. Hike will be about 4.5 Read More

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit Read More

Oktoberfest 2017

October 7: 5-7pm October 8: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 5-7pm A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Wine and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. When booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is NOT included in your stay. Stein hoisting challenge! The event’s winner with the Read More

Christmas Day Buffet

Celebrate Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! Plus, the historic setting of our Main Dining Room brings a sense of nostalgia to the table. We’re serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 25th so make your reservations early. Reservations required. $25.95/adults $12.95/children 10 & under Please call (815) 220-7321 for more information or to make reservations. Click here for Christmas Day Menu

2017 Valley Woodcarvers’ Expo

See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items, too. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at (815) 634-3086.