April 4 & 5, 2014 is the annual “Retreat to the “Rock”. This event was founded in 1989 by Roseann Rossi and Pat Picco, two Christian women in the Illinois Valley who had a desire to use our beautiful Starved Rock State Park for the glory of God. They invited several women from various Christian churches to pray for guidance, and come to meetings in their homes if they felt led to be involved in Read More
Teddy Bear Tea in the Great Hall Join us from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm for this fun event on a winter afternoon where teddies are welcome! Grandmothers, mothers and children! Grab your favorite teddy bear and join us for cookies and tea at the Lodge. Plus, there will be a craft activity and you’ll enjoy “bear stories” by Trish Kelly and activities! Take home a complimentary specialty tea cup. Reservations required. $17.00 per person. For more Read More
Head out to Starved Rock State Park’s Visitor Center on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30am for an early morning bird hike to the top of Starved Rock and along the Campanula Trail. We will seek out our resident birds and greet our spring migrators. Meet in the Starved Rock Visitor Center lobby at 7:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. No binoculars? No problem! We’ll loan you a pair! Remember, hike will Read More
2015 MegaHike Dates to be announced soon. Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well, now you can do it in one day! The MegaHike is an adventure you’ll treasure for years to come. There are two departure times, hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., both days, but we’re almost sold out! Expected time for lunch is 1:00 pm for the earlier group and 2:00 p.m. Read More
Sorry! This event is sold out. What a night for Leinenkugel lovers! Everything on the menu at our Leinie Dinner (November 7, 2014) is made with Leinenkugel beers, from appetizers to dessert. In addition to the historic atmosphere of Starved Rock Lodge and great food, guests enjoy the chance to win prizes! Plus, we’ll have Leinenkugel Beer-inspired Ice Cream, made right here at the Lodge. We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest speaker Read More
Starved Rock is more than just a great State Park, the Lodge and Park offer a variety of special events to enhance a guest’s experience. These events range from Teddy Bear Tea’s for the children, to musical Tribute to the Stars shows for the older crowd. If you’re looking for educational activities we’ve got ‘em, if you’re looking for memorable events that touch your heart, we have that too. As much as Starved Rock makes Read More
Phone: 815-220-7320 GIFT SHOP HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 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, as well as toys, books and trinkets for the kids.
Beginning at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 8th, enjoy the Leinenkugel Pub Crawl to all local bars in Utica. Have one of your favorite Leinenkugel Beers (which have become a true favorite here in LaSalle County) or try something new. Start at any bar listed on the crawl to get your passport, bring it (filled out) to Starved Rock Lodge’s Back Door Lounge by 8:00 p.m. to qualify for giveaways! Be back at the Back Door Lounge by Read More
Join the jolliest man of the season for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Breakfast with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 20th. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory”. 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: $15.50 Under 10: $11.95 Early reservations are a Read More
“We’re like the History Channel meets National Geographic,” said a recent hiker! And, we have to agree! Starved Rock State Park & Lodge is the best getaway in Illinois if you enjoy hiking, outdoor adventure, history and architectural landmarks. We have year ’round guided hikes, trolley tours, shopping, special events, educational programs, park activities and a variety of other fun things to do.