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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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DeKalb
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently booked a conference for 25 people at this resort. The sales staff was easy to work with. The hotel staff was friendly. The conference center staff took care of our every need. I was well pleased. The conference attendees loved the location and had great reviews of the facilities. The rooms were comfortable, the food was plentiful, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great stay, enjoying the clean lodge, water park, and indoor amusement park. The food was good and the service was excellent. The lodge was right across the street from starved rock , making the location great.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort! We are so pleased to hear that the location worked out great for you and your family! We appreciate your feedback and are overjoyed to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy Grand Bear Falls, our Enchanted Forest, and all our other amenities!... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

24 traveling Brits stayed here in August for my son's wedding in a town called Streator, 30 mins drive from Grand Bear. It was fine. Nothing special, but nothing bad either. We stayed in a Vacation Villa. Very spacious and well used by our guests - some of whom had rooms in the hotel. The villa gave us a space... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort on your most recent visit to our state. We are so pleased to hear that you and your guests were able to take full advantage of our Villa! It is good to hear that you were able to enjoy quality time together! We apologize for any... More

Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a wedding and it was a great place to have a large group of families meet. There was a variety of things to do. We hung out at the amusement park and had appetizers and drinks while the kids entertained themselves with a variety of games etc. You can't beat the $2.50 beers! Our room was... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your visit to Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort went! It is so good to hear that you and your family had a great time on our property during the wedding! We are so pleased that we were able to accommodate the families involved. It's so good to... More

Kankakee, Illinois, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to have a family reunion or any kind of get together involving children, this is a wonderful place to host that. The children really enjoyed the water park and amusement park,. The luxury cabin was spacious and very adequate for the 10 of us

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

Thank you so much for choosing to host your family reunion here at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort! We are so pleased to hear that our luxury cabin suited your family's needs so perfectly! It is good to know the children in your group enjoyed the Bear Cave Falls waterpark and the Enchanted Forest Adventure park. We hope to see... More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went over the labor day weekend so the resort was full. The water park was pretty crowded our first day there but after getting familiar with how things worked we were able to enjoy ourselves. The vacation villa was large, clean and nice inside. The kids loved staying in there! We were not impressed with the staff in the... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Grizzly Jack's! We are so pleased to hear that you and your family were able to experience our Labor Day Spectacular weekend! It is good to know that you and your family enjoyed our villas so much! Your suggestions concerning the Enchanted Forest have been forwarded to management for review. We... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a Cabin with our AAA discount. The cabin was perfect for our needs and included the Waterpark and Indoor Amusement Park passes. The Waterpark includes a small wave pool and the Indoor Amusement Park was excellent. We would definitely come back.

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

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jack's Resort as your getaway destination! We are so pleased that you were able to take advantage of our AAA discount and were able to enjoy our cabin! Our cabins and villas are definitely family favorites! We can't wait to have you join us again. Autumn Is an amazing time to visit. The... More

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

grand bear resort is fun and affordable. the water park is pretty big and there is a lot to do there, even an indoor wave pool, and water slides. we didnt visit the amusement park for lack of time. there was no breakfast offered. the lodge is very nice inside and out, and the rooms are clean and big.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at Grizzly Jack's! We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! We always have many activities for all different ages and it is good to know that you and your family were able to take full advantage of what we offer.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this resort several times over the past two years. This is what we have noticed. If you want a good experience with the entire resort up and running go during the peak times and holidays. They seem to put all of their effort in peak and holiday weekends. We still had minor issues during these times -... More

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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 so much for taking the time to review your trip here at Grizzly Jack's Resort. We appreciate your repeat business to our resort. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. Without your heartfelt suggestions we wouldn't know what needs our attention the most. Thank you for helping us make the best improvements we can... More

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are family with 4 kids. We wanted to see starved rock park and gambled on Grizzly's Jack's resort on the last minute, just before labor day 2014. We took the Villa for 3 nights and what can I say? A-M-Z-I-N-G!!!! 1800 sqf, 2 big bedrooms, huge kitchen, fully equipped. Washer and dryer (very helpful with 4 kids). The Villa... More

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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 so much for choosing to stay at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort! We appreciate all of the positive feedback you have given us. We are so pleased to hear that you and your family so enjoyed staying in our villas! Our villa is definitely one of our best sellers. It is so good to hear... More

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Address: 2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Location: United States > Illinois > Utica
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