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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are no longer valid for future punches or additional stays at no charge.


Go Ahead. Take a Vacation Day.

April is just around the corner. Have you taken a vacation day yet this year? Have you been away from your phone or computer screen for more than a few hours lately? You probably need a break. Here are the top 10 reasons why Starved Rock Lodge is the perfect…

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Book Some March Fun Today!

There’s something for everyone at Starved Rock Lodge. Check out what’s coming up in March. Rock Star competition continues in the Main Dining Room on Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm. The doors open at 5pm, so come early and get a good seat. Contestants will perform their choice of an…

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Hurry Up Spring-We’re Waiting for You!

A relaxing getaway paired with comfort food and short hikes to photo-worthy locations are just a few reasons to book a trip to Starved Rock Lodge. The time between the last snowfall and the first warm day of Spring is special; it allows you to reconnect with nature and take…

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Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is pleased to announce that they been selected as a 2023 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading…

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Make the Most of Winter!

“Celebrate with Us” is the best overnight getaway for Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary or anytime you want to raise a toast to life’s memorable moments. A special “Valentine’s Day” Menu is planned for Feb. 14th in the Main Dining Room of historic Starved Rock Lodge (located a short drive…

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Fun Options for New Year’s Eve

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Join the party and stay the night on New Year`s Eve 2022.  We have several ways to have fun at the ROCK. Option #1: Enjoy dinner in the Main Dining Room (full menu & New Year’s Eve Specials). Call (815) 220-7321 for dining…

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Rock Star to Return to Starved Rock Lodge

Rock Star will return to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with opening night on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This popular, mid-winter competition had been a tradition prior to the pandemic. is back on the calendar for 2023. It’s been almost 3 years since Sherri Scott from Earlville walked…

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Don’t wait! Book the date.

It’s not too early to add some fun events to your holiday calendar. We have a variety of wonderful ways to make the most of this special time of year. If it’s a holiday party location you need, we have options. The LaSalle and Utica Rooms are available for gatherings…

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Embrace the Taste of Fall!

A change of seasons means a new selection of creatively crafted cocktails in the Back Door Lounge at Starved Rock Lodge. Warm up on a cool autumn afternoon with a hot toddy called “Morticia’s Nitecap” or perk up your day with this Galliano Expresso Coffee called “I Like It A…

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Bee Our Guest at a Honey Dinner

Starved Rock Lodge is buzzing with a charming new dining experience! We are teaming up with 3 local honey vendors to create a more natural take on fine dining! On Friday, November 4th, (6 to 8pm) Starved Rock Lodge will be the setting for a local honey dinner and cocktail…

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