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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge reopens today! Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees must comply with all state safety guidelines and social distancing rules. Guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas and maintain social distancing of 6-feet. Food & beverage service with carry-outs and outdoor dining on the Veranda opens today at 11am. Read more about our commitment to your safety.

Welcome

Starved Rock Lodge
& Conference Center

After sheltering in place for over two months, let us be your first getaway! Starved Rock State Park and Lodge–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, 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

    Place a carry-out order and enjoy outdoor dining daily.

  • Live Music

    Stay tuned for music updates for summer on our Veranda.

Lodge
Activities

  • 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

Plan
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

Reopening of Starved Rock State Park & Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge will reopen on May 29, 2020 at 11am. Outdoor dining will be offered on the Lodge’s Veranda for paying customers of Starved Rock Lodge. Picnicking will not be allowed on the Veranda but will be allowed on the pool patio. Carry-out food service and outdoor dining will also be available at Trailheads…

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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