Oktoberfest Matinee

October 23, 2017 @ 11:30am A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. New this year – Tangled Roots Brewing (Ottawa, IL) will be here with their Oktoberfest beers! Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. Please note: when booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is not included Read More

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

Leinenkugel Dinner

November 10, 2017 6:30pm $55/person This fun evening includes a dinner with all dishes made with Leinenkugel beer. You will also be able to taste the Leinenkugel beer variety. There will be chances to win great prizes, plus one lucky guest will win a grand prize. Must be present to win. $55.00 per person. Reservations are required, and must be 21 years of age or older. 815-220-7386. This event is currently sold out. Please call 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

Euchre Tournament

March 15 March 22 March 29 6pm – Registration begins 6:30pm – Play begins Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $100, 3rd – $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15  

Sled Dog Demos

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 14 and February 18, 2018. 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.

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

Cross-Country Ski Weekend

Basic cross country ski instruction. Meet at the Matthiessen State Park Dells Area at 9:00am & 1:00pm. Ski-rental is available. No snow? Join us for a guided hike through Matthiessen State Park! *Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center event

Storytelling

Storytelling at Fox Ridge Saturday Evenings in October 7pm – 8pm Join us for stories around the fire pit in Fox Ridge across from the Lodge’s main entrance.  It is a free event and suited for all ages.  There is seating available but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Saturday October 14 – Mick Henneberry Saturday October 21 – Bill Myers Saturday October 28 – Mick Henneberry  

Oktoberfest 2017

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. New this year – Tangled Roots Brewing (Ottawa, IL) will be here with their Oktoberfest beers! Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. 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 Read More