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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

2643 IL 178, Utica, IL 61373
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
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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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Channahon, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went this past weekend with my 2 daughters and their families 6 grand children ages 9 months to 8 years old. Stayed in a Deluxe Cabin. The staff was very friendly and the cabin was very nice lots of room one nice thing is the master bedroom is on the third floor away from all the kids so I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a little worried with a couple reviews on Grizzly. Pleased to say they were dead wrong - don't let a couple complainers stop you from going. The resort is huge and the kids got a kick out of the whole place. The best way to sum it up - you will be able to entertain the entire family.... More 

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

We were very excited about the Luxury Cabin!! It was perfect for our family of 10 (3 couples and 4 children). With 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, full kitchen with dishwasher, we felt very cozy. Two hot tubs; a washer/dryer; vaulted ceilings; slider with deck were all unexpected surprises! Including the Adventure Park and Water Park in the price of... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time! Our family of 4 and our friends, also a family of 4, stayed in a Vacation Villa. Every experience we had was positive. Excellent value for the price paid and we cannot wait to come back. To think, we considered having a video game truck party for my son and his friends, which would have... More 

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Madison, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! Lots to do, the kids will love it. Swimming, games, cafeteria/buffet. Cabins were nice and spacious. Whirlpool for the big kids. Bring some cards and enjoy the silence. There is a state park across the street for nature walking/hiking. We had a great time & experience. We did not stay at the main resort, so I cannot say... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented three cabins and two villas for our family reunion. We enjoyed using the water park and adventure park together, especially the kids in our families. We had 36 total in our group and were able to gather each evening for dinner in one of the cabins. We liked the wooded surroundings of the cabin and villa area, and... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stay at Grizzly Jacks once a year. Sadly this will be our final year. The place is filthy. First starting with the room. The bathroom had hair all over it. The toilet seat had bodily fluids on it and toilet paper on the floor. There was a razor blade cover on the floor in by the... More 

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Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, General Manager at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Borgra, First, I would like to apologize that no one had gotten back to you. We did discuss your issues in the staff meeting and someone was to get back to you regarding your issues. I would like to point out that you stayed in Room 235, not Room 325. It also appears that your list got a... More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all felt at home in the spacious cabin. I am glad that we chose to go this route, A portable grill and dinner around the large table. Family fun was comfortable. We loved the train shuttle. Everything was clean, the cabin well stocked with kitchen gear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in the villas with three other families. We rented two villas, and had 8 adults and 12 children total. The villas were great since we had full kitchens, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms. Each family was able to have their own space, and it saved us a fortune to not have to eat in restaurants all weekend.... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with another family in a condo for eight people. The bill was $500 per night. Considering the location and the attractions that seemed a bit overpriced. The pool area is very nice especially for kids younger than twelve. The amusement park was a large Morton shed with trampolines, a rock climbing wall, two bounce houses, a zip... More 

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