Euchre Tournament

March 15 March 22 March 29 6pm – Registration begins 6:30pm – Play begins Join us and bring your friends in the Back Door Lounge for this progressive, individual play Euchre Tournament. Must be 18 years of age or older. Weekly winners: 1st place – $200, 2nd place – $100, 3rd – $50. Grand Prize overall winner wins a travel voucher – amount determined by weekly sign-up. Entry fee: $15  

Sled Dog Demos

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 14 and February 18, 2018. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit Read More

Cross-Country Ski Weekend

Basic cross country ski instruction. Meet at the Matthiessen State Park Dells Area at 9:00am & 1:00pm. Ski-rental is available. No snow? Join us for a guided hike through Matthiessen State Park! *Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center event

Storytelling

Storytelling at Fox Ridge Saturday Evenings in October 7pm – 8pm Join us for stories around the fire pit in Fox Ridge across from the Lodge’s main entrance.  It is a free event and suited for all ages.  There is seating available but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.  

2018 Fall Colors Weekend

Please note: These are the dates for 2018 Fall Colors Weekend: October 20 & 21, 2018 Have you ever wondered how or why leaves change color? Join the Starved Rock guides as they hike to overlooks and canyons throughout Starved Rock State Park to enjoy the amazing colors of fall. Learn basic tree identification, how leaves change color, and all about the history and geology of Starved Rock! Free guided hike to see the spectacular Read More

Oktoberfest 2018

October 20: 5-7pm October 21: 5-7pm October 22: 11:30am-2:30pm A celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German wine and beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music by the Duseldorfers German Band. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. When booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is NOT included in your stay. Stein hoisting challenge! The event’s winner Read More

Christmas Day Buffet

Celebrate Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! Plus, the historic setting of our Main Dining Room brings a sense of nostalgia to the table. We’re serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 25th so make your reservations early. Reservations required. $25.95/adults $12.95/children 10 & under Please call (815) 220-7321 for more information or to make reservations. Click here to see the Christmas Day menu

New Year’s Eve Party at Starved Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st, 2017 Theme: Nashville Nights New Year’s Eve Overnight Party Package: $495 (for two) Includes: Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall,  champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New Year’s Day Brunch. Plus, a chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher. Party Only Package: $275 (for two) Does not include overnight stay, brunch or chance to Read More

Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea February 10 2:00-3:15pm $17/person Grandmothers, mothers and children! Grab your favorite teddy bear and join us for cookies and tea at the Lodge! Plus enjoy “bear stories” by a storyteller and Activities. Take home a complimentary specialty tea cup! Reservation required. $17.00 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please call 815-220-7386 or click here to register.