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Giant City Lodge

460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
Giant City Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mount Vernon, Illinois, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very nice atmosphere and food is good and they give you a lot! Family style is the way to go tons of food for the whole family. Variety of the all American food!!! Service is fast and professional! A must to return again.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Giant City Lodge is a beautiful, rustic building that offers you a place to sit back and relax. The restaurant has all you can eat chicken dinner on Thursdays...a must. The cozy, secluded cabins on the bluff offers quiet serenity plus a peaceful, wooded view. Climbing up to the top of the tower gives you the perfect perspective of... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The lodge itself is a must see, a beautiful stone and wood structure surrounded by Giant City State Park. The water tower on site also provides a great view of the natural beauties surrounding it. The restaurant however provides some amazing grub that you're sure to return for.

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Poor! Poor! Poor! Had to ask for menus for the ones that weren't there when they took orders for the first ones there. Large chef salads were no larger than the small chef salads (bread plate size). Hamburger meat looked different....not like hamburger. Fish sandwich was not good. Strange taste, like it wasn't fully cooked. Very slow service. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We we there for a family reunion. We enjoyed the Chicken dinner on Saturday evening, the dinning room was crowded but we knew that was going to happen. On Sunday morning we enjoyed a family style breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and sausage patties. The servers both times were exceptional!

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Normal, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed in one of the Bluff cabins, #14, and absolutely loved it! Wish we could have stayed another night. The beds were comfy and the cabin was clean and oh so quiet. There is an electric fireplace, a little fridge and a wonderful deck. The deck railing was a little tall and awkward to see through but it was... More 

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21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family was in town visiting and went for dinner. The menu offers a lot of options and the food was great. A few people got the chicken dinner and loved all the sides with it. The serve was very good and the waitress even brought out specific pieces of chicken for us. Great old lodge with lots to look... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it's the nostalgia of an old SIU-C grad returning to some old stomping grounds, but I experienced a stay in the cabins for the first time and we loved the experience. We ended up back here after 24 years for my daughters collegiate equestrian competition that was located off Giant City Road, and deeply regret not having another day... More 

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Estero, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Absolutely love this place! My husband and I stumbled across giant city on our road trip in August. There is so much to do in the area. Beautiful parks, horse back riding, zip lining, neat rock formations. And there are a ton of wineries near by. Next time we visit we will stay longer so we can experience more. The... More 

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Granite City, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

An old lodge nestled in among the trees. We go every year to camp and all meet at the lodge for home style cooking and good times. They never have a problem seating10 to 15 of us. Our last visit,we had a really nice waitress. We go every year a group of us and hike, kayak and bicycle. We also... More 

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