Starved Rock Lodge
& Conference Center
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 2022 Hotel & Event Venue!
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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.
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Go Ahead. Take a Vacation Day.
April is just around the corner. Have you taken a vacation day yet this year? Have you been away from your phone or computer screen for more than a few hours lately? You probably need a break. Here are the top 10 reasons why Starved Rock Lodge is the perfect place to relax and get…
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 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.