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Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center

2688 E 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348-9518
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#2 of 3 hotels in Oglesby
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Conference facilities
Banquet room
Convenience store
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Marianne wrote a review Oct 2020
Joliet, Illinois8 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed on a friday night in october in the hotel wing. The two queen room is so spacious. Eating in back door lounge is fun and sitting by fireplace is wonderful. Trees were beautiful and hiking was great. Everything went so smooth. Love staying here
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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John B wrote a review Oct 2020
Morrison, Colorado84 contributions27 helpful votes
What a beautiful lodge and surrounding canyons! We stayed in a bay king with a bright red maple right out our window. Although this is an older lodge, our room was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a little small, but still easy to function in. In the main hall, the double sided grand fireplace took the chill off after a day of hiking, and the restaurant exceeded expectations. Don’t bother trying to find dinner outside the park... we had three meals a day here, with plenty of offerings to choose from. The atmosphere of the lodge is so relaxing, and during Covid, this is sometimes a hard thing to do. Overall, just go and enjoy a grand lodge from the past!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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John W wrote a review Oct 2020
Lostant, Illinois2,189 contributions162 helpful votes
We were given a two night stay at one of the cabins as a gift from my now in laws after our wedding at the lodge on 09/26/20. It was our first time staying at any of the Starved Rock rooms and overall it was a pleasant experience. It has all the modern features like cable, lighting, ac, etc while keeping its rustic charm. The trails and lodge amenities are just outside the door. The beds were super comfortable with plenty of room. Definitely would stay here again!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ChrisandHolli wrote a review Aug 2020
Taipei, Taiwan148 contributions66 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay and easy access to the rest of the park. Room was a bit small, however the price was right. Staff works hard to wipe down the common areas. Restaurant staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely will be returning for another stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Amy Trimble, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Thanks so much for visiting us, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
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K8ellen wrote a review Aug 2020
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin56 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband & I booked a long weekend at Starved Rock Lodge for our 50th Anniversary. We were supposed to take an Alaskan cruise but the Covid19 pandemic put an end to that trip. We decided to try somewhere close to home just to get away to celebrate. The Lodge turned out to be a very peaceful and relaxing choice. I appreciated that they had safety protocols in place due to the virus and adhered to them as did most of the guests. We stayed in the newer hotel wing and our room was very spacious and comfortable. The bed was unfortunately not that comfortable but overall we really liked the room. The decor of the rooms and the Lodge is dark and rustic. The grounds are just beautiful and adjoin the trails so you can head out for a hike right from the lodge. We enjoyed hiking the trails but just strolling the grounds around the lodge made for a nice walk. The atmosphere and dress is very casual. We ate most of our meals in the dining room because it was quite hot and humid but were able to enjoy a couple of meals on the veranda. It was a beautiful setting and we were able to enjoy the views and a bit of the sunset. The food was a bit mixed - some meals were good and others just okay. The walleye was fantastic and the fudge in the cafe was delicious! The Lodge appeared to be full during the weekend but did not feel overcrowded. We made reservations for evening dining and did not need to wait for seating at other times. There's not a lot of activity here other than hiking or the pool but if you're looking for a relaxing getaway to enjoy nature this is a wonderful choice!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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$179 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Matthiessen State Park (2.1 miles), Starved Rock State Park (0.2 miles), and Hegeler Carus Mansion (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nonie's Bakery & Cafe, Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, and Cajun Connection.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Mary's Catholic Church (1.7 miles) and Grand Village of the Illinois (1.2 miles).
Does Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.