Why have a meeting at Starved Rock?

November 20, 2013

To keep your corporate group from being BORED in board room, why not have an off-site meeting at the Lodge? Unique meetings are one of the things that sets Starved Rock apart from a conventional board room. In addition to that, our teambuilding activities rock! Imagine having a master falconer speak to your team. Maybe a guided hike to a beautiful canyon would refresh and rejuvenate your team. There’s nothing like fresh air to cleanse mind, body and soul. Scavenger hunts offer teamwork with a twist as participants work together to solve clues.

Starved Rock Lodge provides free WiFi to all guests and free parking, too. The 69 sleeping rooms and 21 cabins are just a few steps away from the conference rooms. An indoor pool complex and the Back Door Lounge provide additional opportunities for downtime, providing places to relax after business hours. Banquet rooms are available for dining with a variety of catering options. Outdoor dining and cocktails on the Veranda (offered in warm weather) expand the meeting space, with amazing views of the picturesque landscape unique to this part of Illinois. During colder months, the fireplaces are glowing in the Lodge’s Great Hall and Main Dining Room, surrounded by the 1930s stone-and-log architecture constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and the Park was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

Tension subsides when retreats at “The Rock” allow small groups to go beyond the boardroom. And, what might make that corporate gathering even better would be the chance to bring family or friends along (at their own expense). Extending the stay or the overall experience of being an overnight guest at a National Historic Landmark makes for a great getaway. The rich history of this part of Illinois also offers a new perspective on the achievements of our predecessors and perhaps, changes attendees’ outlook as they plan for the future.

From wildflowers to wildlife, Starved Rock is a haven for restful sights and sounds that are often overlooked in the daily grind. Synergy emerges when a group that hasn’t had time to bond during busy workdays has a chance to relax.

To learn more about a meeting or retreat at Starved Rock Lodge, call (815) 220-7333 and speak to a sales consultant or visit www.starvedrocklodge.com.