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Welcome Winter!

Winter is here. Our first snowfall arrived on December 28th. The Lodge is still decorated for the holidays and families are gathering to celebrate being together. Our New Year’s Eve Party will take place in the Great Hall on December 31st. The theme is “Throwback Prom” and tickets are still…

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Getting Digital with Our Guest Book!

In order to serve our guests better, Starved Rock Lodge not only updated our Guest Book… we made it digital! You may find the Digital Guest Book located at the top and bottom of the homepage of our website. We also created QR codes and placed them on the sleeves…

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Time to Reunite!

Now that the pandemic is in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to plan a getaway with family and friends. Our calendar filled with fun things to do this summer. Land & Water Cruises run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (11am to 3pm). Tickets are $45 per person. This is a…

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Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

Remember back on January 27 (4 months ago) when it was freezing cold and we asked you to submit your best slogan idea for Starved Rock Lodge’s next winter advertising campaign? Today, we are happy to announce that the winning entry was submitted by Phil Voth. His slogan: “Use Your…

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Spring Impatience

Well, here it is May 18 and it’s damp and rainy. You may find your motivation level to be non-existent. So, here’s an idea. Plan something fun to do. This gloomy weather is going to end and the sun will be shining very soon. Thanks to the rainfall, the waterfalls…

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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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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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Longing to get away?

Winter fun is waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park. New this year are our Winter Wildlife Tours. Hop aboard our trolley and go to Buffalo Rock State Park to see the resident bison (Pebbles, Cocoa & Hope). You’ll also see the Starved Rock area and learn…

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Celebrate Open Spaces & Fun Places this Winter at Starved Rock Lodge

By Kathy Casstevens/Marketing Director/Starved Rock Lodge Staying in a “positive” mood during a pandemic, in the winter, in Illinois doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Planning a getaway to a restful place where you can get some nature therapy could be the perfect solution. If you’ve been working from home or…

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Catch a Falling Leaf this Autumn

Even though fall lasts for three months, the first part of this season is the most spectacular, especially at Starved Rock State Park. Pops of color can already be seen on the west trails leading to St. Louis Canyon. Believe it or not, poison ivy turns bright red before other…

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