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are no longer valid for future punches or additional stays at no charge.


Say Yes to a Summer Road Trip!

Get ready for a fun-filled summer! Starved Rock Lodge has just announced several new events (along with traditional favorites) for the season ahead. On the Veranda, live music will fill the air from 8-11pm every Friday (and on select Saturdays) through Labor Day. Click here to see our Veranda…

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Starved Rock Lodge Named Best Hotel

Good news for Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center! We are proud to say we were nominated and received the most votes in the Best of North Central Illinois Ballot 2023 in the category: Best Hotel! This annual contest is sponsored by WALLS 102, Q-HIT MUSIC, Classic Hits 106, WGLC Classic Country, 100.9FM Rocks!…

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Calendars ready! Let the fun begin.

Get ready for a fun-filled summer! Starved Rock Lodge has just announced several new events (along with traditional favorites) for the season ahead. Live music on the Veranda kicks off on Friday, May 26th from 8-11pm. Jeff Manfredini will be playing a variety of Rock, Pop, Folk and Country hits…

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Spring Hike: A great way to reconnect with nature.

Remember making a New Year’s Resolution? That was 3 months ago! Perhaps you were able to lose weight, gain new friends or fulfill your dream to travel. Here we are at the end of the first quarter of 2023— and spring is in the air. In Illinois, temperatures are still…

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Rock Star 2023: We’re Glad It’s Back!

Live music competition returned to the Main Dining Room for the first time in 3 years. The excitement of a live performance and four weeks of creative competition had been missed by the crowd, judges and singers alike. Nine vocalists took the stage on opening night to capture the prize…

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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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