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.
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.
Fuel up for your adventure with our casual dining options
Talented artists take the stage each weekend from 8-11pm
So much to do
Explore the natural wonders of Starved Rock
Take an entertaining walk down memory lane
Tours, Cruises & Hikes
Explore the area by land or water
There is Always Something Happening
A picture perfect venue for your dream day
Get out of the office and into the woods
Gift Cards Now Available Online
The Perfect Gift for Any Occasion
Starved Rock Lodge gift cards make the perfect gift any time of year. These can be used for overnight stays, shopping, dining, activities, massages and more. Take advantage of our December special: For every $250 gift card purchased, receive a free night stay voucher. Voucher valid Sun-Thurs nights from January 1-March 31, 2020. Some restrictions may apply. Purchase physical gift cards or e-gift certificates online or call our Front Desk staff at (800) 868-7625.
The Holidays are Here
Spend the holiday season at Starved Rock Lodge
Enjoy the most wonderful time of year at Starved Rock Lodge! Our holiday decorations are up, the fireplace is glowing and an overnight stay is calling your name. Invite your family and join us for our Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Buffets. There’s no better place to spend the holidays than here with us.
Latest Blog Post
For the Love of Starved Rock
Amy Trimble, President/CEO, Starved Rock Lodge As we move in to the holidays, we stop and think about the meaning of the season and what we are grateful for. At Starved Rock Lodge, we are grateful for the beautiful state park that we are so privileged to work in. Each changing season brings us new…
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 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.