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March 20: Update from the CEO

Update as of 6pm:Governor Pritzker announced a Stay at Home order in effect as of Saturday, March 21 at 5pm. We will now be closing at that time. Our hope is to reopen on April 7, 2020. We ask that you delay calling in for accommodations and activities after April…

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March 16: Update from Starved Rock Lodge’s CEO

In light of the recent public health emergency, Governor Pritzker has announced the closing of all State Parks until further notice. Additionally Food and Beverage in-house dining is closed from Monday, March 16th at 8pm through March 30, 2020. While the trails of Starved Rock State Park are now…

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A Letter to our Valued Guests

March 13, 2020 Dear Valued Guest, With the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to know that the safety of our guests and team members remains our top priority. We feel it is important to share with you the steps we have taken to keep you safe…

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Imagine Spring Break at Starved Rock Lodge

As a parent, Spring Break can stretch out before you as a daunting challenge. Well, we here at Starved Rock Lodge are here to help! Developing a diverse calendar of activities for your children (and you!) to enjoy has been a blast for our Activities Department and we can’t wait…

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The Top 10 Hidden Benefits of Vacation Planning

There is joy in anticipation. As Illinois residents, we know how much we hope that spring comes quickly after winter. When we had a 53 degree day in February, we were ready to plant our gardens! Here are my top 10 benefits of vacation planning: Planning a vacation not only…

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Get into the Spirit of Travel

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up this spring and finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. This year, there is a rare opportunity to enjoy two great adventures in one. The Spirit of Peoria is teaming up with Starved Rock Lodge on five select dates in…

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Starved Rock Lodge Wins Two Wedding Awards

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center was announced a winner of two awards honoring the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.  The first award, is the Couples’ Choice Award, which was reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. The second award is from brides and grooms…

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Should We Be Rushing Things?

The countdown to spring has already started. Yet, we wake up to day after day of gloomy mornings and we need to have something to look forward to, right? That’s one of the major benefits of forward planning. If you book a 3-day getaway for Spring Break now, you’ll have…

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What’s For Dinner is Not What You’d Expect

Executive Sous Chef Bobby Riahi inspires his culinary team to think outside the box and create new recipes made from local fare. Sous Chef Joe Kurrle accepted that challenge and the result is the newest item on the menu at Starved Rock Lodge: Pumpkin Gnocchi. This entrée is a team…

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For the Love of Starved Rock

In the next year, a group of individuals, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will be kicking off a fundraiser called For the Love of Starved Rock to help generate interest and monetary donations to improve park trails and preserve the natural resources for future generations.

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