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Due to flooding in the area, the lower parking lots at the Starved Rock Visitor Center are currently closed and will be closed through the weekend. Parking is available at Starved Rock Lodge and the overflow parking lot, located off the Route 71 entrance. Trailheads Concessions in the Starved Rock Visitor Center will be closed Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25. Starved Rock Lodge's Bald Eagle Trolley Tours have been cancelled for this weekend. Starved Rock Lodge remains open for business. Please use extra caution in the park and avoid standing water on the trails.

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Today's lunch special is a Turkey Platter. Sliced turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans with toasted almonds and a side of cranberry fluff.

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Rob Carmichael
· December 30, 2017
We had our daughter’s wedding here and if they had a 10-Star option I would have picked that! Every single person we dealt with were professional, courteous and completely on top of every little det...ail from start to finish. Peggy Pappas gets a special thank-you as she was an absolute joy to deal with and we’ve never experienced such great customer service. There’s no better venue and with a married couple who are successful professional athletes, the expectations were high and you folks more than exceeded them. Thank you!!!! See More
Peggy Roessler Dvorsky
· December 25, 2017
We enjoyed our Christmas stay in the Pioneer cabins. It was really nice that we where able to bring our dogs with. Grateful that Starved Rock now has 3 cabins that allow dogs. And what a great surpris...e having a botttle of bubbly on ice waiting in the cabin! The staff was friendly and so hard working. It snowed and the staff worked almost around the clock to shovel sidewalks and plow the parking lot and roads. Our only suggestion would be to have pet friendly salt placed on the sidewalks in front of the designated pet cabins instead of regular salt. We did eat in the Cafe and the food was very good.
Again, thank you for the enjoyable weekend
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Jenna Rivera
· January 15, 2018
We’ve stayed here multiple times and absolutely love it here! Whatever type of getaway you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, sight seeing, family fun Starved Rock Lodge can accommodate! We’ve sta...yed during every season and just got back today actually from our first winter experience. We were nice and cozy in a cabin, hiked and saw gorgeous frozen waterfalls, bald eagles ect... and at night we relaxed in the hot tub or bar area. We will be back again probably for spring... might bring the kids but we do enjoy our own time too :) See More
Donna Evans Gnidovic
· November 24, 2017
We had our Thanksgiving lunch at Starved Rock Lodge. It was a first. I had heard so much about it.
Almost half the items are breakfast including make to order omelets and waffles with fruit, and incl...ude all the T-Day requirements like green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. Besides turkey, they also had fried chicken, delicious pot roast, carved ham, tilapia with a wonderful topping, cheese shells with a creamy lobster sauce, nice salad bar with just a regular salad and toppings with several others like potato salad, oriental Cole slaw, macaroni salad, Italian pasta salad. An array of desserts - really a lot of choices, though I thought the pumpkin pie and whipped cream were just okay. I far more enjoyed the carrot cake and key lime pie! Had a glass of wine in the great hall as we waited for everyone - surprised it was Chicago pricing for an okay glass of wine. With the prepaid $33 plus tax and tip, it is a little pricey. Was so glad it was such a beautiful day to enjoy the park and Lodge. See More
Claudia Anderson Munoz
· November 12, 2017
Went to see a band in the bar, which is too small for larger bands. We ordered dinner, which took several minutes to get (that was okay since it was busy). Then we sat several minutes trying to get si...lverware so that we could eat our dinner, but our waitress was nowhere to be found. We finally flagged down a manager. Pot roast was fine, veggies were just okay, & the mashed potatoes were cold & lumpy by the time we got our silverware. Waitress picked up our nearly full plates (since food was not good cold) & never asked us how it was. I also never received my soup. So I would suggest this place for music but not food. To be fair, our friends (who all ordered burgers) said their's were good...and they didn't need silverware so their own food was warm! See More
Anna Johnson
· January 8, 2018
We had our wedding here this past weekend and it was fantastic. Jenny was amazing and so helpful through the whole planning process, the chefs created an amazing custom vegetarian menu that everyone l...oved, and the staff could not have been more wonderful. See More
Bill Riley
· September 22, 2017
Nice place to visit, all the staff was very nice. Was there with my fathers 50th anniversary for his Marine group, so about 30 or 40 of us there. Most of them were older so not as much stuff for them... all to do but still ok. The rooms are smaller and no fridge or microwave in the rooms. Food was good, bar was cool, fish need more room to swim..lol anyways more good than bad. Thanks Illinois for having us Semper Fi! See More
Linda Johnson-Calhoun
· December 16, 2017
1st time there. We stayed in the cabin. The cabin was nice and clean. The restaurant had great food. Our waitress Cindy went out and beyond in customer service.. There was a band playing that was rea...lly good and was pleasant to listen too. Thanks and I will be back. See More
Sue Stephens Gibson
· August 19, 2017
If you want or need anything beyond their bar food, you better get it before 5 pm. They advertise their homemade ice cream but again, you have to get it before 5 pm. The 2 stores on the premises close... at 5. In fact, you have to drive quite a distance to find anything open past 9pm. My bathroom sink was not wiped down and crumbs that were on the carpet in my room when I checked in remained there throughout my stay. Ice machine near my room worked sporadically. My room keys stopped working out of nowhere, front desk did not apologize at all. Outside doors that were supposed to be locked and opened with your room key were left wide open so that anyone could walk in. There's potential for an outstanding facility given the location, but some changes need to be made. See More
Shannon O'Hara-Webster
· January 20, 2018
I visit Starved Rock at least twice a year, have something to eat at the lodge, and love it. Today was a different story. I took my 82 year old mother-in-law to see eagles, and then to the bar to intr...oduce her to one of our favorites—Gorgonzola nachos. The park was very busy, and hence the bar was full. The dining room had wait staff and people eating and plenty of empty tables. I asked a waitress if we just seat ourselves, and she told me go the desk, and the lady there would seat us. Well, I asked for a table, and she told me the dining room was CLOSED (?), but she could seat us on the patio. It’s a nice day, but it’s JANUARY. I believe I mentioned I had my 82 year old mother-in-law with me. I looked around the dining room AT PEOPLE EATING, and empty tables, and wait staff and asked if she couldn’t just seat us in there. “The dining room is closed. You can try the bar.” This was about 2 pm on a Saturday, and there were a million people in the park, and the dining room, which obviously has staff on duty, is closed???We left. Not impressed at all with this and I will have a very hard time going back. See More
Joseph Walsh
· October 9, 2017
Great time great Brunch! Love coming out there whenever we can. Only issue, we had one person in our group who had a diet restriction so she could only eat the fruit in the buffet. It would have been... nice to have limited options that I could have gotten from the bar See More
Laurie Suhl-Ackerman
· July 28, 2017
The first night we stayed in the cabin with only a full size bed. Did not sleep well. It was nice but little small for us. We did also noticed some ants but that was to be expected being it's a cabin... in the woodsy area. Enjoyed being in the area so decided to stay another night only this time in the wing room of the hotel. Amazing stay, comfy beds and a lot bigger. The young lady at the desk the night of July 26th was very sweet and helpful finding places nearby. I definitely recommend the hotel wing room area. See More
Shari Budlove
· February 5, 2018
The amenities and atmosphere here are amazing. Came for brunch and the Eagle viewing trolley tour. Brunch was very good with many choices. The trolley tour was incredible. We saw 30 eagles at least. O...ur tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to everyplace you could possibly see an Eagle. Incredible day. See More
Kelly McAtee
· September 8, 2017
This is our second time staying at the Lodge. Both times we have been happy. Everyone is friendly and rooms are very clean. Have had several meals in the dining room and have been fairly happy. Fo...od could have been a little warmer, but was good. Great place to come stay,relax, and hike. See More
Lorie Page Kennay
· August 31, 2017
Been to the lodge many times, stayed in the cabins twice and ate several times. Cabins were always clean, staff are very friendly and accommodating and the food is fabulous!! I really like the gated ...area for hotel guests as well. Keep doing what your doing!! See More
Carrie Lucenta-Dunnagan
· July 1, 2017
We just came back from a two day trip to the lodge. We originally had a reservation in a Pioneer Cabin. It smelled and was dirty all around. (I'd recommend new flooring or sealing the flooring, updati...ng the bathrooms, changing the bed cover between guests and cleaning the windows/blinds to whomever is in charge.) I still give the lodge 5 stars because they were apologetic, gracious and reassigned us to a room in the Lodge. The customer service was top notch even though they must have been stressed with a big wedding and the holiday weekend. It never showed. We really enjoyed our stay. Very relaxing. The dining was what you'd expect for a lodge with a throw back 1950s feel to it. We are looking forward to another trip later in the year. We'll stay in the Lodge. Lol. See More
Ania Capiak
· November 24, 2017
This place took my breath away! Extremely beautiful � � I love the cabin so much! I would like to go back again & very soon! Brettanie was extremely sweet at the coffee shop, she made my morning! The ...nature is fantastic over there! GOD'S ENDLESS UNIVERS! See More
Terri Cirar
· September 10, 2017
We were at Starved Rock Saturday evening and listened to live music on the patio. What a beautiful place! The band was really good...Silverstrings. I'd love to see them there again.
Michelle Prewitt
· August 14, 2017
We went there for a wedding and everything was so beautiful. We stayed in the lodge and our room was very nice. It was very clean and smelled very nice. The staff were all friendly. Very beautiful place.
Pamela Jaras
· October 9, 2017
I love it here I've been going since I was a kid so fun to bring my granddaughter here just I'm afraid of heights now and I don't like the stair LOL
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Try our seasonal local fare! Pork Osso Bucco over a creamy mushroom risotto made with Tangled Roots Brewing Company LaSalle Lager. Finished with fresh parsley, Asiago and a balsamic sauce. Make your reservations for the Main Dining Room today! (815) 220-7321

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Trivia Night for tonight has been cancelled.

Saturday, February 24 has opened up to a one-night stay! Call (815) 667-4211 to book your room or cabin.

Limited availability. New reservations only.

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It's 62 outside today so we're thinking spring and you should be, too! Plan your Spring Break getaway to Starved Rock Lodge. Save 20% the following dates: February 20-22, 25-28 and March 4-6, 11-15. Promo code HOTRATES: www.starvedrocklodge.com

Can you tell we’re ready for spring?!

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Fireside Yoga with Music is this Friday at 6pm. Spots are still available! Register here: https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/…/eve…/fireside-yoga-music/

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Join Teresa Friday February 23rd Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for YOGA and live music with Steve Sharp.

You can also #wakeupawesome with Teresa on Monday, Wednesday’s and Friday’s (6am) at TANA YOGA.

13 miles of hiking trails, 18 canyons, seasonal waterfalls and an unlimited amount of beauty! Swim in our indoor pool, hike to breathtaking views or ride on our Starved Rock trolley. Book your spring break getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today: (815) 667-4211

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Tangled Roots Brewing Company will be taking over the beer portion of our Great Hall Wine & Beer Tasting tomorrow from 4:30-6pm!

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Easter will be here before we know it, don't forget to book your Easter buffet reservations! Call (815) 220-7386 to reserve your table.

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Looking for some fun tonight? Steve Sharp Music is playing in the Back Door Lounge starting at 8pm! Good food, cold beer and great tunes.

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Rock Star 2018 opening night quick recap: 16 singers made for a memorable opening night for Rock Star 2018. 11 advance to week two: Misty Thompson from Earlville, Jacque Crossett of Flanagan, Brody Wedekind of Granville, Bob Tieman and Larry Kohr from LaSalle, Michael Sphar of Lewistown, Jackie Whitmore from Mendota, Serena Armstrong and Haylee Gordon of Ottawa, T.J. Martin from Peru and Streator's Shelby Hutton.

T.J. Martin won $100 as the the fan favorite. Plan to come out and root for your favorite next Thursday night at 7 as each of our remaining 11 singers performs a song from an artist who has inspired them.

Rock Star 2018 is brought to you by Starved Rock Lodge, Euclid Beverage, 99.3 WAJK and 96.5 the Wolf.

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We still have rooms and cabins available at our hot date rate! Book your midweek getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today. Save 20% the following nights: February 19-22, 25-28 and March 4-6, 11-15. Use promo code HOTRATES at check-out: www.starvedrocklodge.com

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