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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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Visit Starved Rock Lodge this Winter!

Blog Post Written by Kathy Casstevens, Marketing DirectorJanuary 9, 2020 After the rush of the holiday season is over, it’s time to enjoy the beauty of winter. Snow is in the forecast and Sled Dogs return for a live demonstration this Sunday, January 12th. Jason Hussong, director of Free…

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Fall Isn’t Just One Weekend

The magnificent colors of autumn are still very present at Starved Rock State Park and will probably be pretty for a few more weeks. Nestled in the middle of this autumnal beauty Starved Rock State Park is a one-of-a-kind destination which sits high atop a bluff overlooking the scenic Illinois…

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Corn Picking with Whiskey Acres Distillery

On Tuesday, August 27th, employees from Starved Rock Lodge teamed up with Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. to pick corn for our upcoming seasonal local fare dinner special. In addition to the corn picked for our local fare, 65 dozen ears of sweet corn were picked and donated to the Northern…

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