Starved Rock Lodge- FAQ

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Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center was built, in part, by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Great Hall is located in the center of the building and features a massive, two-sided stone fireplace made of Joliet limestone.

Q: What kind of Lodging do you offer?

A: The Lodge has comfortable rooms within the hotel and cabins in the woods. There are also banquet facilities for weddings (indoor and outdoor), meetings, family reunions and corporate events. Some of the cabins are pet-friendly (restrictions apply). Lodge guests are guaranteed a parking place in a gated parking lot. WiFi is free. The indoor pool complex is open to overnight guests at the Lodge and features a large lap pool, hot tub, two saunas and a shallow-depth toddler pool.

Q: Are there restaurants in the park?

A: Starved Rock Lodge’s Main Dining Room is open daily to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor dining is offered for lunch and dinner on the Lodge’s Veranda which overlooks Starved Rock and the scenic Illinois River Valley. The Veranda is dog-friendly and even offers a dog menu! The Back Door Lounge is open daily as well. The Café is located just off the lobby and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, fudge and ice cream (made at the Lodge). The Café also has bottles of Illinois-made wine and locally brewed craft beer (sold by the can) along with travel accessories, pool toys, souvenirs and more. Trailheads Concessions is located in the Visitor Center. Hours are posted by the restrooms. Trailheads features lunch items, popcorn, nuts, ice cream, fudge, souvenirs, sunglasses, hiking supplies, rain ponchos and more.

Q: Where are the trolley tours and boat rides?

A: You can purchase tickets for guided hikes, boat tours, trolley tours, Land & Water Cruises and “Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride” at the Activities Department (Room 101 in the Lodge) or by calling 815-220-7386. You can also book online at:
A complete list of tours, departure times, prices and details are on the Lodge website.

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