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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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August 2020

Aug 31

Historic Trolley Tour – 3pm (unavailable)

Mon, August 31 @ 3:00 pm
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This tour is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. When this tour returns, you'll board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

September 2020

Sep 02

Historic Trolley Tour – 3pm (unavailable)

Wed, September 2 @ 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

This tour is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. When this tour returns, you'll board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Sep 04

Historic Trolley Tour – 3pm (unavailable)

Fri, September 4 @ 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

This tour is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. When this tour returns, you'll board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Sep 04

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, September 4 @ 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.

Sep 05

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, September 5 @ 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. 

Sep 06

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, September 6 @ 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

Sep 06

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, September 6 @ 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. 

Sep 11

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, September 11 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Sep 12

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, September 12 @ 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. 

Sep 13

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, September 13 @ 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

Sep 18

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, September 18 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

Sep 18

Live Music (currently unavailable)

Fri, September 18 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Sep 19

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sat, September 19 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Sep 19

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, September 19 @ 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…

Sep 19

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sat, September 19 @ 12:30 pm

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Sep 20

Sunday Brunch Buffet (temporarily unavailable)

Sun, September 20 @ 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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

Sep 20

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 11am

Sun, September 20 @ 11:00 am

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Sep 20

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, September 20 @ 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…

Sep 20

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride 12:30pm

Sun, September 20 @ 12:30 pm

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one Starved Rock’s canyons. The hike is less than a mile and will take about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. Included is a snack, bottled water and souvenir backpack.

Sep 21

Land & Water Cruise

Mon, September 21 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

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