New Year’s Eve Party at Starved Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st Theme: The Roaring 20’s RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us in bringing the New Year at Starved Rock Lodge with The Roaring 20’s themed party!  Celebrate with us as ring in the new year! Overnight Party Package: $475 (for two) – Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast Read More


Starved Rock Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for someone special? The answer is a Starved Rock Gift Card. Call us toll-free at (800) 868-7625 to purchase a gift card or stop by the Front Desk, the Main Dining Room, the Starved Rock Gift Shop or Starved Rock Café! Learn More »

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Starved Rock Gift Shop

(815) 220-7320 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: 9am-6pm The Starved Rock Gift Shop is located just off the Great Hall near the Main Dining Room. We have a great selection of sweatshirts, jewelry, gifts, coats, toys, books and trinkets for the kids. Learn More »


Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs

Start your Starved Rock adventure out at Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs. Located in the Visitor Center, Trailheads offers sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, Artisan Ice Cream, pretzels and nachos, plus gifts and great souvenirs. We also have a wide selection of Starved Rock hoodies, baseball hats and T-shirts for outdoor lovers of all ages. Check out our selection of  walking sticks, rain gear, water bottles, coffee mugs and more! Browse our assortment of jewelry, clothing, books Read More


Romance in the Park Bridal Expo

Our “Romance in the Park” Bridal Expo will take place on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Guests are invited to tour the Lodge and see hotel rooms; sample cake & Starved Rock Cuisine, listen to DJ’s, chat with photographers, meet with florists & more! Open to the public. Admission is FREE! Show will be in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room.


Shopping at Starved Rock

Shopping at Starved Rock is one of our guest’s favorite things to do after an adventurous visit to the park! Starved Rock Gift Shop Located in the heart of historic Starved Rock Lodge. You’ll be surprised by the wide selection of eagle watching souvenirs, toys, books, ladies’ fashion and accessories, coats, shoes, jewelry and handbags. We also have the best Starved Rock souvenirs, hoodies and T-shirts, too! Starved Rock Café Located just off the hotel lobby in Read More


Indoor Pool & more!

Our indoor pool complex is open year ’round! Spend some time swimming a few laps. Or, kick back and relax in our hot tub or saunas. Our gated, children’s pool is perfect for pre-school swimmers. Feel free to bring water wings and pool toys. Towels are provided for our guests in the pool complex.   Pool Hours Sunday-Thursday 9am–10pm Friday-Saturday 9am–11pm

Lodge & Park History

In 1835, Daniel Hitt purchased the land that is today occupied by Starved Rock State Park from the United States Government, as compensation for his tenure in the U.S. Army. He sold the land in 1890 to Ferdinand Walther for $15,000. Recognizing the potential for developing the land as a resort, Walther constructed the Starved Rock Hotel and a natural pool near the base of Starved Rock, as well as a concession stand and dance Read More