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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Utica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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Morris, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The acommodations are great and the staff is awesome. The water park is fun but only one slide has been open on both my trips. The amusement park is less attentive after school starts so my kids didnt enjoy it as much as we did on our first trip.There are a few issue we encountered on this last stay. Overall... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a good time at the water park and amusement park! The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The room was clean, the beds were average as far as comfort goes. My husband wished that the pillows were not feather. But overall the room was good and we had a great time with our kids!

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us! We are so pleased you were able to enjoy some family time! Your concerns about the comfort of the beds has been forwarded to higher management for review. Thank you and have a grand day! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very large indoor waterpark, with a desperate need of tlc, and updating to maintain equipment. The amusement park was in total chaos, lacked the quality and cleanliness that it deserves to offer the public. A very expensive bouncy house, surrounded by repairs, and equipment thrown about in the background

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/ Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review on your past stay with us. We strive to exceed every guests expectations while here with us. Without our customers heartfelt comments, we can not grow to exceed expectations. Your heartfelt review has been forwarded to our upper management. Please feel free to reach out directly at socialmedia@grizzlyjacksresort.com for any future... More

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only reason to stay here is for the water park. Our kids were 10 and 12 and we're old enough to go down the water slides and lazy river by themselves. The wave pool was a bit crowded and not really safe for poor swimmers so you need to go with your kids or watch them from the pool... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort charged my room for damages that did not happen and attempted to squeeze every penny out of my wallet. I will never be going again. Terrible customer service. Also my room did not have any water.

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/ Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review on your past stay with us. We strive to exceed every guests expectations while here with us. Without our customers heartfelt comments, we can not grow to exceed expectations. Your heartfelt review has been forwarded to our upper management. Please feel free to reach out directly at socialmedia@grizzlyjacksresort.com for any future... More

West Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming, bring your own food for breakfast and lunch. They don't have a regular restaurant. If need be, go into Utica or over to Starved Rock for decent food. The amusement park is not always open. Check ahead. We stayed on Sunday and Monday night. Everything open and running on Sunday. On Monday, the pool was not... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review on your past stay with us. We strive to exceed every guests expectations while here with us. Without our customers heartfelt comments, we can not grow to exceed expectations. Thank you for sharing that our hours are shorter during off season and that our Wi-Fi can be a bit difficult. Your... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good bang for your buck with family. Would have given it above average if water slide was working and they opened amusement and water park earlier. They didn't open until 4pm when we stayed there. Had 3 kids in our group and there wasn't anything for them to do during the day except for arcade room. If they open there... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We do apologize for the down slide in the waterpark, the part is on order. Our amusement park and water park does open later during our slower months so we apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you and your family. We have forwarded your recent suggestions... More

Bartlett, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Will try this place again because Grandkids had a BLAST! However the staff was not very friendly or approachable with the exception of a handful of them. This is suppose to be kid friendly but no one is smiling,talking etc. I'll definetily try a villa if affordable in order to bring food Because the only food is fast food

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your recent review on your past stay with us. We are so pleased that your grandkids enjoyed themselves so much! We strive to exceed every guests expectations while here with us. Without our customers heartfelt comments, we can not grow to exceed expectations. Your concerns from your trip have been forwarded to our upper... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was fun, staff was courteous and very helpful. Activities for the kids were numerous and fun. Dining area and the sweet shop were convenient. Very close to the state park. I would definitely recommend this resort!

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/ Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We are pleased to hear you were able to enjoy your family getaway! Thank you for sharing with us the experiences you all had and thank you for bringing your family to stay with ours! We look forward to welcoming you in the future and we appreciate your... More

Monee, IL
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a villa, beautiful and updated but beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Lots of towels was a plus, so many places are stingy with them. Master bedroom included a loveseat and jetted tub. The first villa we were given reeked of gas, went back to the front desk and they quickly gave us a new one. The restaurant... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social Media/ Marketing at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Hello Valued Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We do apologize for the lack of Wi-Fi in the villas and for any inconvenience caused to you and your group. We have forwarded your recent suggestions to our upper management, thank you for your input on your stay. Please feel free to send future suggestions to socialmedia@grizzlyjacksresort.com.... More

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Address: 2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers skin-drenching fun all year long right in the beautiful setting of Starved Rock State Park. Located just 90 minutes from Chicago or the Quad Cities and an hour from Bloomington or Rockford, our 60 wooded acres offer all of nature's wonders, featuring 60,000 sq. ft. of Indoor Entertainment! This includes Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark and Enchanted Forest Indoor Amusement Park, beautiful lodge accommodations, as well as our 1800 sq. ft. vacation villas and luxurious 2800 sq. ft. cabins. Enjoy a variety of dining options, including wraps, salads, hot sandwiches and made to order pizzas at Lumber Jacks Pizzeria and Sports Bar. During the summer months guests can enjoy a view of nature at our Bear Island Pavilion & Curtis Canyon Deck. Next to Bear Island enjoy our “Castle in the Woods” playground area and test your skills at our 18 hole Canyon Creek Miniature Golf Course, Laser Tag, Ropes Course and Zip Line (additional costs apply - open to the public). All lodge rooms include a microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer and wi-fi internet access. Our Vacation Villas are a 2-story townhome with a fully-applianced kitchen (basic pots and pans and place settings are provided), 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our Log Cabins offer 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully-applianced kitchen (basic pots and pans and place settings are provided), 3 fireplace, s and an oversized Great Room. Other resort amenities include the Cave Arcade with over 60 games, the Wave Cafe Snack Shop, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop & Grizzly Bean Gourmet Coffee Shop, the Moose Crossing Convenience Store and the Northwoods Niche Gift Shop. Our Grand Bear Conference Center includes over 8000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 6000 sq. ft. of Grand Ballroom space to accommodate your larger functions such as weddings, family reunions and corporate events. ... more   less 
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