My husband and I just returned from a weekend at Pere Marquette Lodge. We stayed in one of the cabins and we just loved it. All of the furniture was brand new. It was the most comfortable hotel bed we've ever slept in. There was a separate living room and bedroom which was very nice. The great room in the lodge was beautiful. There was a fireplace that went all the way to the cathedral ceiling. There was a huge chess set on the floor with 2-3 foot high chess pieces and several box games for children or the entire family to play. There was a very nice casual restaurant that's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a very wide selection. There is also a breakfast buffet. There is a heated indoor pool, dry sauna, jaccuzzi, and exercise room. There is also a wine tasting room. There's a visitor center with interesting wildlife exhibits and videos. There is a scenic drive through the park with pullouts and hiking trails. The lodge overlooks the Mississippi River. If you're lucky you may even spot a bald eagle. Everyone was very pleasant. We plan on returning.
- Also Known As:
- Pere Marquette Hotel Grafton
- Pere Marquette Hotel
- Pere Marquette Lodge And Conference Center Grafton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thanks for visiting. Pere Marquette was built in the 1930's by the Civil Conservation Corps. The lodge is nestled withing the confines of the 8000 acre Pere Marquette State Park.The lodge has fifty guest rooms within the main building, some with park views and some with views of the Illinois river. The cabins sit 100 feet from the main building and contain 22 cabin rooms. All of the rooms have been updated with new beds, furniture and 32" tvs.The lodge also has a full service dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wine tasting room.Hiking, biking, nature, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding, boating, Raging Rivers Waterpark, shopping, 45 minutes to downtown St. Louis ... more less