Winter Fun for Everyone

November 30, 2023

Celebrate winter and plan a getaway to Starved Rock Lodge for Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary or anytime you want to raise a toast to life’s memorable moments. “Dream Lover! Vintage Songs of Love” is one of many “Tribute to the Stars” Shows on the calendar for 2024. All Matinees include a hot lunch buffet. Tickets for this show are $60 per person. Reservations are required.

Let us do the driving and book and overnight package for our Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner. Choose from 2024 dates of: January 18, February 15, March 21 or April 25. Starved Rock Lodge has teamed up with August Hill and Camp Aramoni to create a fun, unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, and food tastings. Guests will meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to August Hill Winery for wine tasting and appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Camp Aramoni for a special dinner with cocktails. To end the evening, the trolley will take you back to Starved Rock Lodge for a mini trio of desserts and after dinner drinks in the historic Main Dining Room. Overnight Package includes: dinner for two, overnight stay for two and a breakfast voucher. Dinner & Overnight Package: $367.77. Dinner only: $110 per person. Reservations are required. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Bald Eagle Trolley Tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January and February. The Tour begins with lunch at 11am. Ride our trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Ticket price includes your selection from our trolley lunch menu and the tour. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars and camera.

Eagle Watch Weekend is a free, family-friendly two-day event set for January 27 and 28, 2024 (9am to 4pm both days). New this year is an up-close, meet and greet opportunity with live birds and their handler. Attend a “Birds of Prey” Show, pick up tips from professional nature photographers, bring the children to hear a great story and make an eagle-inspired craft. To see the complete line-up, go to:

Guided Winter Hikes are on the calendar every Saturday and Sunday this winter from
10am-1pm. Explore scenic canyons and frozen waterfalls (weather permitting) and you might see bald eagles in flight. Reservations are required. Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours run from 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays (January-March). This tour departs from the Lodge and takes you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit three resident Bison. Travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck where you can spot an eagle or two! The trolley will be narrated with history and legends of the area and the park as well. Guests will receive a sack lunch as upon boarding the trolley person. Tickets are $33 per person. For reservations or more information, please call (815) 220-7386 or book online at:

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