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Take your group on a Mystery Tour! Experience a trio of adventure at three sister properties:

Illinois Beach Hotel, Starved Rock Lodge, and White Pines Lodge.

Proposed Itinerary
1:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour at the
Tempel Lipizzans
4:00 pm Arrival and check in at Illinois Beach Hotel
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner buffet
7:45 – 8:30 pm Evening Fun
(choose optional activity)
8:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet
9:30 am Check out and bus departs
11:00 am Stop for lunch
12:30 pm Afternoon Activity
(Guided Hike, Mule-pulled canal ride
or Mansion Tour)
2:30 pm Arrive at Starved Rock Lodge
3:00 pm Historic Trolley Tour
(or choose wine/beer tasting)
4:00 pm Check in at Starved Rock Lodge
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner buffet
(add-on guest speaker)
7:45 pm After-dinner Activity
(choose add-on or optional activity)
8:00 – 9:30am Breakfast buffet at Starved Rock Lodge
10:00 am Check out and bus departs
11:30 am Arrive at White Pines Lodge
12:00 pm Theater Show with lunch
3:30pm Tour ends, bus departs

Illinois Beach Dinner & Breakfast Buffets
Starved Rock Lodge Dinner & Breakfast Buffets
White Pines Lodge Lunch Buffet

SRL Historic Trolley Ride | 2 trolleys to seat 50 total
White Pines Matinee Music Tribute Show | 50 tickets
Illinois Beach Hotel | Behind the Scenes Tour at The Tempel

Hotel Rooms & Cabins
IL Beach and Historic Starved Rock Lodge | 25-30 rooms
to sleep 50 people

Add-ons & Enhancements
Luau Lessons on the Lake or Guided Creativity |
Sand Craft Project
Guest Speaker for Dinner at Starved Rock Lodge |
(Ghost Stories, Unique Geology, Cultural History)
Wine Tasting | August Hill Winery
Beer Tasting | Obscurity Brewing at Lodi Tap House
How Coffee Beans Are Roasted | Bruce & Ollies/Starved
Rock Coffee Co.

Please note: prices and add-ons are subject to change.

We’re here to help customize your Mystery Tour to give your group the best experience.
Contact: Laura Guerrero, Starved Rock Lodge Activities Manager
(815) 220-7388 | [email protected]

White Pines Lodge

Nestled in a clearing deep in the forest of White Pines State Park, less than 2 hours west of Chicago, discover White Pines Lodge. The showpiece of the park is a massive log lodge built in the 1930s which is home to a restaurant known far and wide for its delicious home-style cuisine, generous portions and friendly staff. The restaurant is also host to the Pines Dinner Theater, a live theater experience which has been providing musical and comedic entertainment for over 30 years. Adjacent to the landmark restaurant is a charming and rustic gift shop filled with nostalgic flavors and precious mementos. Authentic, cozy log cabins provide overnight lodging just a stone’s throw from the lodge. Natural beauty abounds with miles of hiking trails that crisscross over bubbling streams and along moss covered limestone bluffs. This hidden gem is ideal for romantic escapes, family outings, corporate retreats, weddings and weekend getaways from Chicago. Enjoy an amazing experience guaranteed to create good old-fashioned times with family, friends and loved ones which harkens back to a time of simple pleasures and treasured memories

Starved Rock Lodge

Starved Rock State Park and Lodge is located less than two hours from Chicago. Relax in the comfort of our historic lodge accommodations,  charming log cabins and spacious hotel rooms set among the pines, canyons and waterfalls of the park. This authentic log-built lodge exudes a mix of rustic luxury, Midwestern hospitality and comfortable amenities. Our inviting accommodations, delicious restaurants and unlimited outdoor adventure are waiting for you. The state of Illinois opened Starved Rock State Park to the public in 1911. In 1933, construction began on Starved Rock Lodge and 16 cabins by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Designed by Joseph F. Booten, the Lodge property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1985. The meticulously preserved exterior of the Lodge is constructed of Joliet limestone, unhewn logs, clapboard and wood shingles. The same unhewn logs make up the construction of the 16 cabins set amongst the woods of the property. Whether you’re a history buff, outdoor enthusiast or just enjoy relaxing in the Great Hall, Starved Rock Lodge offers a variety of activities for everyone

Illinois Beach Hotel

llinois Beach Hotel is the only hotel in the state that is nestled along the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan offering its guests a unique experience, which no other hotel in the area can provide. Located conveniently between Chicago and Milwaukee, the hotel is known for locally sourced comfort food and inviting accommodations set against the beautiful backdrop of the Lake Michigan. Hotel guests can step out of the lobby to stroll the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoy playing in the waves or just lounge on the sand and soak up the sun. Guest rooms are comfortable and reflect the original styling of the hotel with a distinctly modern feel. Guests can choose from a variety of room types many of which offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan or the natural beauty of Illinois Beach State Park. The hotel also offers guests an excellent dining option at its new restaurant, Nolan’s. The hotel features accessible rooms and suites suited for any of occasion. Illinois Beach Hotel offers guests the opportunity for a special beach retreat without the necessity of a passport.

We’re here to help customize your Mystery Tour to give your group the best experience.
Contact: Laura Guerrero, Starved Rock Lodge Activities Manager
(815) 220-7388 | [email protected]

White Pines Lodge
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference center
Illinois Beach Hotel

White Pines Lodge
6712 West Pines Road
Mount Morris, IL 61054
(815) 655-2400

Starved Rock Lodge
One Lodge Lane
Oglesby, IL 61358
(815) 667-4211

Illinois Beach Hotel
100 Lake front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
(224) 259-2600

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