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just 90 miles from Chicago

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note, effective January 1, 2023, promotional punch cards
are no longer valid for future punches or additional stays at no charge.


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.
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Are You Hungry?

For decades, our Lodge Restaurant has been the serving up mouth-watering meals to our guests and local community. See what our chef has in store for you…

Voted Best of North Central Illinois 2023 Hotel!

  • Historic Lodging

    Rustic lodge and charming cabin accommodations


  • Get up! Go Outside!

    Explore the natural wonders of Starved Rock State Park.

  • Tribute Show in Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge

    Tribute to the Stars Shows

    Matinees include a hot lunch buffet in the ticket price. Prices start at $50 per person.

  • Tours, Cruises & Guided Hikes

    Trolley Tours & Guided Hikes available. Call (815) 220-7386 for reservations.

There is Always Something Happening

Your Event

  • Weddings

    Now booking indoor & outdoor weddings!

  • Meetings

    In-person meetings at Starved Rock Lodge are the best way to get reacquainted, enjoy some teambuilding activities or plan for the year ahead.

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!Please call the Front Desk at (815) 667-4211 or click the button below.(Select merchandise available for purchase and shipment). Please contact the Gift Shop at 815-220-7320.

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It’s Not Too Late for a Great Escape

August 21st is the “middle of summer” so there’s plenty of time to advantage of this wonderful season with a getaway that’s close to home but worlds away? Starved Rock Lodge (Oglesby, IL) has river cruises, music tribute shows, an indoor pool and more to entertain you during your visit. Outdoor dining on our Veranda…

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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. The Lodge opened to the public in 1939. 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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