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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

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13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, IL 62037
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Decatur, Illinois
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family has been visiting the Lodge and Park since the mid 1960's, so I think I can share a bit of a different perspective. I love this place! I hate that it is slowly declining from its' past glory. The massive lodge fireplace. CCC designed and built with incredible craftsmanship. The hand hewn timbers. The stone work is wonderful.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I live in St. Louis. We took a weekend trip up to Pere Marquette to go hiking for a day. We decided to stay at the Lodge as it was close to the trails, was affordable, and had a rustic feel. We arrived at the Lodge around 10am. We checked in and then spent the rest of... More 

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illinois
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our whole family got togher last weekend for a getaway we do this once a year we got 9 rooms we had about 21 people . the staff was good to work with the big room was great for everybody to sit around and see everybody and play games, the pool was alright but a little cool for january ,the... More 

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Thank illinoisrob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pot roast which is always tender and delicious and judging by the plates piled high with fried chicken it must be out of this world as well. The cozy feel of the lodge makes it worth the hour and 45 minute drive.

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Plainfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This special is available Sun. - Thurs. in Jan. and Feb. It includes overnight stay, dinner, drinks, and breakfast. We love the Lodge and have stayed there many times. It always reminds us of the lodge at Old Faithful in Yellowstone. The room was very clean and the meals were great. We ordered from a limited menu - but a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed in Cabin 319, about 100 yards from the main building. Parking was right next to the Cabin. The room had a king bed with a bunk bed plus a small pull-out bed so in theory a family of 5 could stay here. The room had a nice TV and cable. We could have rented a room refrigerator ($10/day)... More 

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Thank John-Jane-Midwest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My husband and I were camping in our RV last week at the State Park just down the road from the Lodge. One night during our camping, there were strong wind advisories and possible tornadoes, so we decided to spend that night at the Lodge, rather than take a chance with the weather. We have been inside the Lodge many... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a wonderful place for ANYTHING! I love Pere Marquette Lodge and grounds. Have stayed for personal retreats, girls weekend, Thanksgiving, dinner theaters, birthdays, and various lodge events. An absolutely beautiful and serene place that runs along the river. There's camping, horseback riding, life-size chess set, on-site winery, walking trails and more. It's close to popular Alton attractions. Just... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Love Pere Marquette! My family and I typically stay once a year in the fall for an overnight trip. We love the coziness of the cabins. The cabins could use a refresh of the interior but for only a short stay, it's clean and cozy. The lodge food is wonderful, especially the fried chicken. Buffet breakfast has deteriorated a bit... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Pere Marquette Lodge is a historic restoration of a WPA era lodge. The main lodge building is beautiful. We stayed in the main lodge building. The rooms were clean and large. The decor was getting a little tired and could use some updating. Don't go expecting to eat a late dinner in the dining room. We did not get to... More 

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