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.

2017 Country Showdown

This annual singing competition is the best in the nation because contestants have the opportunity to advance to the national finals and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Guests enjoy the high quality performances, paired with great food and an amazing view from the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda. Grill opens at 5pm, competition starts at 7.

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

Euchre Tournament

March 16, March 23 and March 30, 2017 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 place – $50 Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15

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.  

New Year’s Eve Party at Starved Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st, 2017 Theme: Nashville Nights New Year’s Eve Overnight Party Package: $495 (for two) Includes: 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 at midnight, late check-out, New Year’s Day Brunch. Plus, a chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher. Party Only Package: $275 (for two) Does not include overnight stay, brunch or chance to Read More

Fall MegaHike

2017 Fall Mega Hike September 23 and 24, 2017 8:30am, 9am & 9:30am Our Fall Mega Hike is a hike you won’t want to miss! The hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9 & 9:30am both days. Lunch will be eaten halfway through the trek, around 1, 1:30 and 2pm. We expect to return and conclude the hike at 4:30, 5 & 5:30pm. You’ll begin the day by boarding a Starved Rock trolley which will take Read More

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 »