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We have officially been moved to Tier 1 Mitigations. The Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge will be open for dine in service at 25% capacity. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited for four guests or less. The Cafe will also be open and have seating at 25% capacity. Weddings and meetings are allowed for up to 25 guests or 25% or room capacity (whichever is less). Click here to see details of Region 2’s Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzer’s Restore Illinois Program.

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Starved Rock Lodge Moves to Tier 1 Mitigations

We have officially been moved to Tier 1 Mitigations. This means The Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge will be open for dine in service at 25% capacity. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited for four guests or less. Click here to see details on dining at…

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Longing to get away?

Winter fun is waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park. New this year are our Winter Wildlife Tours. Hop aboard our trolley and go to Buffalo Rock State Park to see the resident bison (Pebbles, Cocoa & Hope). You’ll also see the Starved Rock area and learn…

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Lodge Improves Safety to Fight COVID-19

Starved Rock Lodge is now using a new, all natural botanical disinfectant solution. This product kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds. In an on-going effort to fight COVID-19, the housekeeping staff is spraying commonly used, high-touch areas within the Lodge on a daily basis. The spray has…

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COVID-19 Mitigation Update 12/2/20

As of December 1, 2020, we remain under Tier 3 Mitigation, as mandated by the Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker. While we have no definitive date when this will end, we will operate under these guidelines and restrictions until further notice. For Starved Rock Lodge this means: All meetings, events…

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Keeping Everyone Safe

Health & Safety Update from Starved Rock Lodge (August 5, 2020) Here’s an update on what life is like these days at Starved Rock Lodge. We reopened on May 29, 2020 and have enjoyed welcoming guests back to Starved Rock Lodge over the past several months. We know, that traveling…

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Help Keep This Park Clean

A message from Kathy Casstevens, Marketing Director (Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center) @SenatorRezin (Sue Rezin) Tweeted on July 9:  “As many of you know, Starved Rock has been dealing with issues of overcrowding, people parking on the side of the road  and visitor littering. It was reported that the…

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Welcome Back to Starved Rock Lodge

A Note from the CEO (July 1, 2020) Happy Phase 4! We are so happy to be open and welcome guests back to the Lodge and to the Main Dining Room. Our staff is continuing to work hard to make sure you have a fun and healthy visit.     As…

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Plan of Action: Infection Prevention

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center has made several changes to maintain a healthy, clean and safe environment for its guests and its employees. Click here to see the Plan of Action for Infection Prevention.

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New Slogan Contest – Show Your Love for the Lodge

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Starved Rock Lodge Moves to Tier 2 Mitigations

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center has moved down from Tier 3 to Tier 2 COVID-19 mitigations. The announcement was made Friday, January 15, 2021 by JB Pritzker, Governor of Illinois. This means that the our region in the state has had an average test positivity rate of less than…

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Covid Mitigation Update 11/17/20

Starting Friday, November 20th the entire State of Illinois will be moving to Tier 3 Mitigation. While we have no definitive date when this will end we will make changes through November 30, 2020, and then update from there. For Starved Rock Lodge this means: All meetings, events and weddings…

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Thanksgiving Update November 11, 2020

We are disheartened to say that we will not be serving our traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. As indoor dining remains closed and covid numbers continue to go up we wanted to make sure we give all of you plenty of notice of this situation. But don’t fear, not everything…

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Celebrate Open Spaces & Fun Places this Winter at Starved Rock Lodge

By Kathy Casstevens/Marketing Director/Starved Rock Lodge Staying in a “positive” mood during a pandemic, in the winter, in Illinois doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Planning a getaway to a restful place where you can get some nature therapy could be the perfect solution. If you’ve been working from home or…

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Food Services Update 11/4/2020

We have recently been notified that Governor Pritzker will be moving our Region (Region 2) to Mitigation One Rules.  This means that we will not be able to provide indoor dining or indoor bar service at this time. Veranda outdoor dining will be available until it gets too cold. Carryout will…

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