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.
Are You Hungry?
For decades, our Lodge Restaurant has been the serving up mouth-watering meals to our guests and local community. See what our chef has in store for you…
Voted Best of North Central Illinois 2023 Hotel!
Rustic lodge and charming cabin accommodations
Your special occasion destination
Get up! Go Outside!
Explore the natural wonders of Starved Rock State Park.
Tribute to the Stars Shows
Matinees include a hot lunch buffet in the ticket price. Prices start at $50 per person.
Tours, Cruises & Guided Hikes
Trolley Tours & Guided Hikes available. Call (815) 220-7386 for reservations.
There is Always Something Happening
Now booking indoor & outdoor weddings!
In-person meetings at Starved Rock Lodge are the best way to get reacquainted, enjoy some teambuilding activities or plan for the year ahead.
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!Please call the Front Desk at (815) 667-4211 or click the button below.(Select merchandise available for purchase and shipment). Please contact the Gift Shop at 815-220-7320.
Latest Blog Post
Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey Dinner March 24
A Whiskey Dinner is planned for Sunday, March 24 at 6pm at Starved Rock Lodge. Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey will be featured in this 5-course dinner. The menu will be created by Starved Rock Lodge’s Executive Chef Charlie Klinefelter. Check back to see the itemized menu. The dinner will be served in the Starved Rock…
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. The Lodge opened to the public in 1939. 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.