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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

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October 2020

Oct 02

Ghost Tours 8pm

Fri, October 2 @ 8:00 pm
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The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 03

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 9:30am

Sat, October 3 @ 9:30 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Oct 03

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 11am

Sat, October 3 @ 11:00 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Oct 03

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, October 3 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Oct 03

Ghost Tours 6pm

Sat, October 3 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sat. October 31, 2020

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 03

Ghost Tours 8pm

Sat, October 3 @ 8:00 pm
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Recurring Event

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 04

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, October 4 @ 10:30 am
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Recurring Event

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to feature our award-winning Sunday Brunch. Please note: Sunday Brunch is served until 2pm in the winter and 3pm in the spring, summer & fall. Sunday Brunch Menu

Oct 04

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, October 4 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Oct 04

River Cruises – 12pm

Sun, October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 04

River Cruises – 1pm

Sun, October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 04

River Cruises – 2pm

Sun, October 4 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful fall foliage as you learn history, hear legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. The tour lasts one hour.

Oct 04

Ghost Tours 6pm

Sun, October 4 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sat. October 31, 2020

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 04

Ghost Tours 8pm

Sun, October 4 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 05

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 9:30am

Mon, October 5 @ 9:30 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Oct 05

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 11am

Mon, October 5 @ 11:00 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Oct 08

Autumn on the River

Thu, October 8 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 09

Autumn on the River

Fri, October 9 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 09

Ghost Tours 6pm

Fri, October 9 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sat. October 31, 2020

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 09

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, October 9 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri. December 18, 2020

Live music on the Veranda has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Oct 09

Ghost Tours 8pm

Fri, October 9 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

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