Starved Rock State Park and Lodge is located less than two hours from Chicago. Relax in the comfort of our historic lodge accommodations, charming log cabins and spacious hotel rooms set among the pines, canyons and waterfalls of the park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this authentic log-built lodge exudes a mix of rustic luxury, Midwestern hospitality and comfortable amenities. Our inviting accommodations, delicious restaurants and unlimited outdoor adventure are waiting for you.
Rustic lodge and charming cabin accommodations
Packages & Specials at The Lodge
Whether you want a relaxing retreat or outdoor adventure, we have the perfect package for you.
Lodge Dining (with restrictions)
Dine in, place a carry-out order or enjoy outdoor dining daily.
Live Music (temporarily unavailable)
Join us next summer on the Veranda when we plan to return to having live music on the weekends!
Get up! Go Outside!
Explore the natural wonders of Starved Rock
Musical Shows (temporarily unavailable)
Take an entertaining walk down memory lane
Tours, Cruises & Hikes
We have modified our Trolley Tours and Guided Hikes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
There is Always Something Happening
A picture perfect venue for your dream day
Get out of the office and into the woods
Keeping Everyone Safe
Please wear a mask
Here’s an update on what life is like these days at Starved Rock Lodge. We reopened on May 29, 2020 and have enjoyed welcoming guests back to Starved Rock Lodge over the past several months. We know, that traveling these days requires extra thought. So, we’ve put some safety measures in place for your protection. We want you to know what to expect when you get here. Click here to read our latest COVID-19 update. (pictured left: Kathy Casstevens, Marketing Director, right: Amy Trimble, President/CEO)
Latest Blog Post
Catch a Falling Leaf this Autumn
Even though fall lasts for three months, the first part of this season is the most spectacular, especially at Starved Rock State Park. Pops of color can already be seen on the west trails leading to St. Louis Canyon. Believe it or not, poison ivy turns bright red before other leaves show their true fall…
We’re Easy to Find
Starved Rock Lodge is the only lodging facility in beautiful Starved Rock State Park. We’re centrally located Northern Illinois less than 100 miles from Chicago, Bloomington, the Quad Cities and Rockford.
Colorized postcard of the Great Hall
Worker’s barracks in CCC Camp 1609. Circa 1935.
CCC Camp 1609 workers. Circa 1934.
Colorized postcard of the Lodge Entrance
Colorized postcard of the Lodge dining room
History at the Heart of the Park
The state of Illinois opened Starved Rock State Park to the public in 1911. In 1933, construction began on Starved Rock Lodge and 16 cabins by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Designed by Joseph F. Booten, the Lodge property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1985. The centerpiece of the Lodge is the Great Hall with its massive, two-sided limestone block fireplace which is the largest in Illinois. The meticulously preserved exterior of the Lodge is constructed of Joliet limestone, unhewn logs, clapboard and wood shingles. The same unhewn logs make up the construction of the 16 cabins set amongst the woods of the property. Despite changes to the property through modernization, the Lodge and cabins still retain the charm and beauty its architect intended.