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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked 2 nights to take our granddaughter on a little get away, read a few of the reviews after we booked and was a little nervous, but when we arrived all of my fears were calmed. The hotel was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and well decorated we had a balcony which was nice.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff was fabulous. My 6 year old loved both the water park and Enchanted Forest. For the most part it was very clean. The fireworks were great. My only complaint is that I thought the water was too cold. I didn't even go in..I have gone to other indoor water parks and the water was much warmer. Well worth... More

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Social media coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know that all of us here at Grizzly Jacks Resort made your trip with your family a memorable one! Thank you so much for all of your positive feedback! I do apologize that the water in the water park was too cold for you to go in, but I am glad you enjoyed yourself nonetheless.... More

Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We read the reviews so we were a little skeptical at first. Room- king suite was clean and perfect for us. tv channels did not have a huge selection but worked and we had nicktoons for the kids. waterpark was good despite no body slide. enough tubes and tube slide was cool at night! kids enjoyed wave pool and family... More

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

We are so happy that you and your family chose to stay here at Grizzly Jack's! Thank you so much for all of your feedback! It is good to know that the King suite was perfect for your family and that you so enjoyed the waterpark and the ziplining/bungee jumping at the Enchanted Forest! As far as your suggestion about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids really enjoyed their stay. Very loud amd can hear everything when in our room. Soap from previous guest still in the shower. Breakfast was terrible. Would have liked more toddler things in the amusement park, but our older one had a blast. Food was good in the restaurants. One of the best BBC chicken pizzas I have had.... More

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at Grizzly Jack's Resort! It was so good to hear that your older child had a great time and that you enjoyed our food! In regards to your concern about more things for toddlers to do, I have sent that suggestion to management to review. I... More

Galva, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to this lodge. We took our grandsons ages 6, 9, and 12. The room was a perfect size and very clean. It was quiet as well when it came to sleep time. The water park was a perfect size for this age. Also the amusement area was challenging for the boys and had something special... More

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

It was so good to hear that you and your grandchildren had a great time here at Grizzly Jack's! It's especially great to know that each one, even though ages were different, felt like they had something special to do! We're glad that the room was clean, quiet, and the perfect size for you! We hope that next time you... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a whim we decided to spend a night somewhere else not too far from home. This place was very entertaining for my 8 year old son. Water park was a nice change from a pool. Food and room very good, pricing totally reasonable. Staff very friendly. Had a great time and look forward to staying again for a longer... More

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

We are so pleased that you chose our resort for your little getaway! Here at Grizzly Jack's we pride ourselves on being friendly and fun so it was so good for you to have experienced that! We're happy that your son enjoyed himself so much and your family wants to come back! Next time you'll have to get outdoors and... More

Abingdon, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun. There are lots of activities, big spacious rooms, and friendly staff. younger kids would enjoy more than older ones. There is a snack shop in case you need something. Most everything is available to you.

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

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jacks as your destination spot for your family! It was so nice seeing you all here! Thanks a lot for all the positive feedback you gave us! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed your stay and that the staff was friendly to you and the rooms were nice and spacious! We hope to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To set the stage, wife and I plus four kids (2F, 4M, 13F and 17M) stayed to celebrate our anniversary. We are both military and have been separated 3 of the past 4 years so we were looking for a place to unwind and have fun. I called the night before our stay to see about early checkin and things... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing Grizzly Jack's for your family trip! We enjoyed having you and your family visit us! We're so happy that you all enjoyed our Enchanted Forest and Lil' Bella's pizza. I do apologize for you not being able to check in and not being able to receive a Military discount. Sometimes when we have sold... More

Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 11yo loved the waterpark and amusement park, and the room was clean and serviceable. Proximity to hiking at Starved Rock and Matthiesen State Parks is perfect. It's a nice, comfortable weekend getaway with the family if you're just going for fun and not spectacle.

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

We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your visit to Grizzly Jack's this last week! Thank you so much for all of your positive feedback. I'm so glad you all were able to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing trip in a clean area! We hope to see you again very soon and if you took any great pictures while... More

Byron, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rented a vacation "villa" for a family weekend with our kids and grandchildren. The grandkids are little both under 3. Our accommodations we large and clean which is always important. The lady at check in wasn't super friendly or helpful so we didn't get our wrist bands until the next day. We did do some cooking of meals there,... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing to visit us here at Grizzly Jack's! We so appreciated having you and your family here at the resort! I hope that despite all the concerns you had, you still enjoyed your stay with us. I do apologize for the lady at the front desk not being very friendly and not giving you your... More

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