Food Services Update

March 10, 2021 |

Lodge remains under Phase 4 Mitigation

March 10, 2021

Spring is in the air, the waterfalls are flowing and the food is on the table. We are so excited to be back to a somewhat normal state of mind. 

First, we ask that you be patient with us. We know that when the sun is out and the day is gorgeous everyone wants to sit on the Veranda to enjoy a meal. Unfortunately we are having difficulty with staffing. While we have had numerous advertisements out for service staff no one seems to want to work right now. So there may be waits for tables or we may not have all areas open. We appreciate your understanding of the situation while you wait your turn.

The Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge and Veranda will all be open this year as weather allows.  Seating is still limited with tables 6 feet apart so we do recommend reservations for the Dining Room especially on weekends and for evening meals.

Remember to:

  • Not move tables, they are socially distanced for your safety. Ask a server about larger seating areas. We’re serious, don’t ask and please don’t move tables.
  • Only 10 people to a seating area.
  • Please respect our employees and wear your mask when they are serving you.
  • No congregating in the bar, all guests must be seated at a table.

Events/Weddings: We are at 50 % capacity for indoor dining. We do ask that you wear a mask while interacting with our staff or while in public areas. Masks should also be worn while standing in a buffet line.

Easter: We will have a special menu for Easter (Sunday, April 4) in our Main Dining Room in addition to our regular menu. This menu will be available from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. The Main Dining Room will be open all day and will not close from 3:00-5:00PM. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call (815) 220-7321 for reservation. Remember, only 10 people per table will be allowed.

Park and all trails are open and we will be able to honor hotel room reservations as well as Lodge activities including guided hikes and trolley tours. Our gift shops, Café and pool remain open as well.

                        Here is to healthy travel,

Amy and Karl Trimble and staff

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