We had a family reunion at Starved Rock State Park and had a great time. The lodge is really great for families and there are lots of them there. After our group left, we stayed on for a day of rest. NO WAY! too many kids running around. Well, we did just that the day before. It did get quiet at night; I guess the kids went to sleep. When checking out I asked about quieter rooms and got some good advice on quieter parts of the lodge. Don't stay on the first floor in the lodge rooms; they are on the main hallway and have constant traffic. We will try a cabin next time. The building has 3 types of rooms: lodge, hotel, and cabin. The hotel rooms are larger and newer, a few had windows that look on the pool instead of outside. Reserve by phone to find out about specials. The dining room is good, and you can eat outside on the terrace. Prices were reasonable, especially the kids' menu. The best part of the lodge is that it's in the middle of the woods with trails and nature abounding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Features 69 guest rooms and 21 cabin rooms, majestic Great Hall with 2-sided fireplace, on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor dining, indoor pool, weddings and meetings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Starved Rock Utica
- Starved Rock Hotel Utica Il