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.

Keg Tapping

Keg Tapping September 24th 2pm Kick off the Oktoberfest season with Starved Rock Lodge’s Annual Keg Tapping! We’ll roll out the barrel and tap the keg at 2pm with music by the Duseldorfers German Band! This event will take place outside on the Veranda of the Back Door Lounge.  For more information call 815-220-7386.

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

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. 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. 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.