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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

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COVID-19 – Our Safety Commitment to You.

May 1, 2020 Although we are not yet open, in the last six weeks we have discussed and worked on ways to protect both our staff and our guests once we are back to business. While it goes completely against our service style there will be changes both…

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A Note from the CEO

April 25, 2020 Like all of you, we are patiently awaiting notification from our Governor regarding when the “shelter in place” will be lifted.  We are very excited to get back to the new normal and to welcome all of you back to our historic Starved Rock Lodge. Safety First…

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April 24: Update from the CEO

Like all of you, we are patiently awaiting notification from our Governor regarding when the “shelter in place” will be lifted.  We are very excited to get back to the new normal and to welcome all of you back to our historic Starved Rock Lodge. In the last six weeks…

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April 2: Update from the CEO

In compliance with Governor Pritzker’s mandate to home shelter until April 30, 2020, we are continuing to keep the Lodge closed at this time for the health and safety of our team members and our valued guests. At this time, we will not be accepting new reservations through the end…

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March 20: Update from the CEO

Update on April 1st:Due to the Stay at Home order extension, Starved Rock Lodge will now be closed through April 30th. Cancellations will be made through the 30th only. Update as of 6pm:Governor Pritzker announced a Stay at Home order in effect as of Saturday, March 21 at 5pm.

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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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