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Notice:

We have officially been moved to Tier 1 Mitigations. The Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge will be open for dine in service at 25% capacity. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited for four guests or less. The Cafe will also be open and have seating at 25% capacity. Weddings and meetings are allowed for up to 25 guests or 25% or room capacity (whichever is less). Click here to see details of Region 2’s Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzer’s Restore Illinois Program.

Welcome

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.

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

    Indoor dining available. Please call (815) 220-7321 for reservations.

  • Live Music (temporarily unavailable)

    Join us next summer on the Veranda when we plan to return to having live music on the weekends!

Lodge
Activities

  • 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 (25% capacity). Call (815) 220-7386 for reservations.

There is Always Something Happening

Plan
Your Event

  • Weddings

    A picture perfect venue for your dream day

  • Meetings

    Get out of the office and into the woods

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

Visit a Winter Wonderland

Ah Winter. While it may be frigid and icy, the scenery is quite beautiful and still. To see all of nature’s winter beauty, you have to go to Starved Rock Lodge. The Lodge and State Park are open all year round and there are so many seasonal activities to enjoy while you’re there. While I…

Be Here!

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. 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.

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