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Historic Lodge Getaway

just 90 miles from Chicago

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As of Saturday, March 21, Starved Rock Lodge is closed due to the Stay at Home order placed by Governor Pritzker. This includes the entire Lodge as well as the State Park trails. Our hope is to reopen on April 7, 2020. Please click here to read more.


Starved Rock Lodge
& Conference Center

Discover your dream getaway at the Lodge in Starved Rock State Park, 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, musical entertainment and unlimited outdoor adventure are waiting for you.

Where the Past is Always Present

  • Historic Lodging

    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

    Fuel up for your adventure with our casual dining options

  • Live Music

    Talented artists take the stage each weekend from 8-11pm


  • So much to do

    Explore the natural wonders of Starved Rock

  • Musical Shows

    Take an entertaining walk down memory lane

  • Tours, Cruises & Hikes

    Explore the area by land or water

There is Always Something Happening

Your Event

  • Weddings

    A picture perfect venue for your dream day

  • Meetings

    Get out of the office and into the woods

Free Overnight Stay with Gift Card Purchase

Buy Now, Use Later

Purchase a $250 gift card and receive a voucher for a free night stay! Voucher valid through August 2020. Can be used for weeknight or weekend stay, when available.

Latest Blog Post

March 20: Update from the CEO

Update as of 6pm:Governor Pritzker announced a Stay at Home order in effect as of Saturday, March 21 at 5pm. We will now be closing at that time. Our hope is to reopen on April 7, 2020. We ask that you delay calling in for accommodations and activities after April 7th so we can better…

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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.

History at the Heart of the Park

The state of Illinois opened Starved Rock State Park to the public in 1912. In 1933, construction began on the 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 it’s 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.

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