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are no longer valid for future punches or additional stays at no charge.


Advice From Little Hikers

With just a few weeks left before school starts, this is the perfect time to plan a quick getaway to Starved Rock Lodge. In a recent interview with several children who were staying at Starved Rock Lodge with their parents, we’ve gained some insider tips on what kids like best…

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Summer Fun at Starved Rock Lodge

Getting outside to have some fun, especially with family or friends is the best reason to plan a summer getaway to Starved Rock Lodge. Whether you choose to take a River Cruise on the Eagle 1 or explore the park on a guided hike, it quickly becomes apparent that time…

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Park the Car & Take a Hike!

Summer is here and gas prices just hit $5.00 per gallon in Illinois. You can come to Starved Rock, park your car and never use any gas while you’re here. Priority parking is FREE and so is WiFi. So, if you’re looking for a place to go that’s…

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New Season! New Look for Starved Rock Wines

Earlier this year, Starved Rock Lodge’s Merchandise Manager Hannah Condon felt it was a good time to give our wine labels a new look. So, she met with the Marketing Department to create a new set of labels for the eleven types of Illinois-made wines. These products are made for…

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Extended Weekend: You deserve one.

Are you struggling with a slow start to nice weather? Starved Rock Lodge knows the remedy: treat yourself to an extended weekend getaway here with us! Just imagine, instead of spending your Sunday dreading another Monday at work, you’re starting your exciting stay at Starved Rock Lodge. Avoid the weekend…

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Why Choose Starved Rock for Spring Break

Gas prices are on the rise. Inflation is all around us. This makes it harder to find a great getaway for Spring Break. Starved Rock State Park & Lodge is the answer. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to spend this special time with us: A getaway that’s close to…

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Top 10 Reasons to Work at Starved Rock Lodge

Welcoming guests to this historic, one-of-a-kind destination is what the hospitality business is all about. We’d love to talk with you about the job possibilities and open positions we have available. Here are the Top 10 reasons to work at Starved Rock Lodge: Entry level positions are available. Trailheads Concessions is…

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Starved Rock Lodge’s Mask Policy

Guests and employees of Starved Rock Lodge are no longer required to wear a mask. Please be respectful of anyone who chooses to wear a mask for their own protection. On February 28, 2022, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2022-06 lifting the mask requirement in most…

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No Time for Winter Blues!

Feeling isolated? Sick of winter? Say goodbye to the winter blues and get out your calendar! Starved Rock Lodge has just added some new activities to their Calendar of Events. All of these are in addition to the warm glow of the fireplace in the Great Hall with comfy rooms…

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