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Oktoberfest Tickets NOW Available!

September 12, 2014

Celebrate October German-style at Starved Rock Lodge. The beauty of fall will be mixed with an impressive buffet of German food, plus the flavor of ten Oktoberfest beers and there will be wine tasting, too! It’s just $25.00 for the Authentic German Buffet (tax & gratuity included.) Children 10 & under: $12.00. If you want the whole package of Dinner, 10 tastings, beverage and commemorative stein, tickets are $40.00 per person (tax and gratuity included.) Read More

Eli Toller Wins State Finals of Country Showdown

July 16, 2014

Eli Tellor of Ana, Illinois, won the 33rd Annual Country Showdown State Finals on Thursday, August 21, 2014. The singing contest was held outside on the Veranda of Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center (Utica, IL). Tello, who  represented WOOZ radio of Carterville, IL, performed two original songs and played guitar–earning extra points for original composition and performance. His song selections were Country Girl Touch and Ghost.  Tellor  plans to take his $1,000 prize and continue Read More

Starved Rock Voted Best Lodge for a Meeting in the Midwest

February 12, 2014

Starved Rock Lodge (located in Starved Rock State Park) was voted the best Lodge in the Midwest for a meeting. The social media-based contest began on Facebook a few weeks ago and was created by Midwest “We decided to launch the contest because we know there are some great cities and facilities throughout the Midwest and we wanted a way to recognize them,” said Christianne Beringer, Communications Coordinator for Midwest Meetings, “We didn’t want Read More

A new ELEMENT for Starved Rock’s 75th Anniversary

January 20, 2014

Elements is the new name for the Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge. In addition to the new name, a new menu was unveiled at 5:00 pm Friday, January 17, 2014. A new, hand-crafted sign hangs over the entrance to welcome guests to the historic venue built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The Lodge’s Main Dining Room has stood the test of time for its comfortable, relaxed setting and as a Read More

Why have a meeting at Starved Rock?

November 20, 2013

To keep your corporate group from being BORED in board room, why not have an off-site meeting at the Lodge? Unique meetings are one of the things that sets Starved Rock apart from a conventional board room. In addition to that, our teambuilding activities rock! Imagine having a master falconer speak to your team. Maybe a guided hike to a beautiful canyon would refresh and rejuvenate your team. There’s nothing like fresh air to cleanse Read More

Take a hike? Sure: In step with the Starved Rock Walker’s Club

September 9, 2013

Every Thursday—come rain, sleet or snow—faithful members of the Starved Rock Walker’s Club gather at the historic lodge outside Utica to hike the trails of the state park or other nearby recreational areas as a group. “Our weekly walking club was established here at Starved Rock Lodge more then 10 years ago,” explained organizer and Director of Activities Edna Daugherty. “In those years, we have attracted people from all over the area to participate and Read More