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.
Indoor dining available. Please call (815) 220-7321 for reservations.
Seating capacity: 50%.
Music on the Veranda
Enjoy live music every Friday nights starting May 7!
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
Trolley Tours & Guided Hikes are available (limited capacity). Call (815) 220-7386 for reservations.
There is Always Something Happening
Now booking indoor & outdoor weddings!
Now booking meetings for up to 50 attendees.
The Perfect Gift
Gift Cards Available
Starved Rock Lodge gift cards are perfect for anyone on your list. They can be used toward overnight stays, dining, activities and shopping! Now available in e-gift cards and physical gift cards. Please call the Front Desk at (815) 667-4211 or click the button below.
Latest Blog Post
Employee Spotlight: Jenny R.
Here’s a real-life story from Jenny R. about her job at Starved Rock Lodge: “I started at Starved Rock Lodge in 2004 as an assistant in the Sales office. Since then I have progressed to a consultant, a manager and now the Director of Sales & Catering.” What does Jenny like best about her job?…
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.