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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Per State Mandate, Masks are now REQUIRED regardless of immunization status as we are a State facility. This includes all areas of the Lodge, Cafe, Main Dining Doom, Back Door Lounge, Visitor’s Center and Trailheads Concessions.

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Bock at the Rock

There’s something new every Friday at Starved Rock Lodge called the $15 Flatbread Friday Special! Chef Steven Magnafici will be serving up a hand-made crust infused with Shiner Bock beer. Each week, this limited time offer will featuring a different topping such as Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Fontina and Taco. The…

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Starved Rock Lodge Wins Two Awards

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center has been name Best Hotel in North Central Illinois. The contest was sponsored by Studstill Media. Radio fans from WALLS 102, Q HIT MUSIC 97.7/103.3, Classic Hits 106, WGLC Classic Country, 100.9 FM Rocks and WSPL FR 98.5 voted earlier this year. “We are…

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MegaHike Spring 2021

Starved Rock’s Spring MegaHike departed this morning (April 24, 2021). It was 50 degrees under cloudy skies with 39 hikers and four guides. For some, this is the first time they will hike to all the canyons in Starved Rock State Park in one day. For others like Ron Bengston…

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2021 Veranda Music Schedule Announced

We’ve got a great line-up of live music scheduled on the Veranda for this season. Bands will play every Friday night from 8-11PM. We’ll have music on select Saturday nights, too. Save the date for July 10. Food and beverage service will be available. Food service runs ’til 9PM. The…

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2021 is Blossoming with Hope

Spring is here. Each day new arrivals appear. American White Pelicans can be seen sunbathing on the shores of Leopold Island. Many other migratory birds can be spotted at Starved Rock State Park each spring because of its unique location on the Illinois River (also called the Mississippi Fly-way. This…

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Food Services Update

Lodge remains under Phase 4 Mitigation March 10, 2021 Spring is in the air, the waterfalls are flowing and the food is on the table. We are so excited to be back to a somewhat normal state of mind.  First, we ask that you be patient with us. We know…

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New! Slogan Contest – Show Your Love for the Lodge

While winter is still in the air, we’re preparing for next winter’s branding. We invite you to share the love. Actually, we need your help. Share your story with us. Send us your greatest winter memory from time you spent at Starved Rock and sum it all up with a…

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Lodge Moves to Phase 4 Mitigations

Good news from by IL Governor JB Pritzker: the Illinois Department of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of…

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Visit a Winter Wonderland

Ah Winter. While it may be frigid and icy, the scenery is quite beautiful and still. To see all of nature’s winter beauty, you have to go to Starved Rock Lodge. The Lodge and State Park are open all year round and there are so many seasonal activities to enjoy…

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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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