Hotels

Best Western Oglesby

Discover the beauty of Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park right from your doorstep at the Best Western Oglesby. After a day of hiking, biking and eagle watching, a perfect night sleep awaits you in one of the spacious guest rooms. The Best Western Oglesby is the closest hotel to both Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.

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Chestnut Street Inn

The award winning Chestnut Street Inn is the ideal retreat for foodie travelers. This historic 1854 bed and breakfast features Mediterranean Cuisine utilizing locally grown ingredients. Anything your palate could desire is available at this elegant bed and breakfast. Head into town for a wine tasting at the local winery or take an evening stroll among gardens just outside your doorstep, either way your foodie getaway starts here. The Chestnut Street Inn is the perfect place to ...

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Comfort Inn - Ottawa / Starved Rock Area

Explore Ottawa, Illinois with ease by staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites. Located within minutes of 3 state parks, Buffalo Rock, Matthiessen, and Starved Rock, the Comfort Inn & Suites is the place to start your outdoor adventure. After exploring nature all day, relax with an evening dip in the pool. The Comfort Inn & Suites is within distance of numerous dining options for you to refuel for your next adventure.

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Days Inn Oglesby/Starved Rock

The Days Inn Oglesby is conveniently located 5 miles from Starved Rock State Park. This award winning hotel offers a free continental breakfast to get your day of exploring started on the right foot after a good night sleep. After exploring the beauty of Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock, and Matthiessen State Parks relax in their indoor pool. You will find the comforts of home at the Days Inn Oglesby.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa - Starved Rock

Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Starved Rock Area offers close proximity to three gorgeous state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, and convenient access to Interstate 80. From corporate meetings to family reunions or sporting events, the hotel provides exceptional customer service and modern guest rooms with all the amenities you’re looking for: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event ...

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Fairfield Inn and Suites- Peru

Enjoy the natural beauty that the Heritage Corridor has to offer when you stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Peru. This hotel is just minutes from Starved Rock State Park. Offering the perfect way to relax after a long day of meetings or escaping the hustle of everyday life by hiking Starved Rock. Providing exceptional customer service is the #1 priority at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Their spacious guest rooms offer you plenty of room to kick back and relax with all ...

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Fox River Bed and Breakfast

The Fox River Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian farm house located on 17 beautiful acres along the Fox River and a short drive from Starved Rock State Park. Bring your canoe or rent one and float for hours taking in the sights, sounds and beauty of the Fox River. Don’t forget your hiking shoes or bicycle, as Starved Rock State Park, the I&M Canal, and Matthiessen State Park are just minutes away and ready for you to explore. The Fox River Bed and Breakfast is great for weekend ...

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Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

A spectacular family getaway just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers a casual and playful dining scene with a fun restaurant, bar and a convenient snack shop. The Honey Pot offers a convenient place to grab a quick bite to eat. Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual dining spot serving classic American cuisine, a selection of beverages, and frozen cocktails. The Bear Island Outdoor Bar & Grill is the place to unwind ...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Peru

Staying at the Hampton Inn Peru puts in near all the fun outdoor things to do. Enjoy a tranquil retreat to unwind in while working or sight-seeing in Peru. Situated in the Illinois Valley, the Hampton Inn Peru is surrounded by state parks include Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock. The hotel is located off of I-80 and is a 10 minute walk from the Peru Mall and the town’s antique shops.

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Hampton Inn By Hilton- Ottawa

Just off I-80, The Hampton Inn Ottawa Starved Rock is a quick drive from the epic rock formations and waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park. Enjoy fresh guest rooms and great service as well as: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event Space    

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru

Situated along the Illinois River, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore breathtaking views of Starved Rock State Park or ride a bike along the historic I&M Canal. The Peru Mall is only a mile away and the hotel is conveniently located off I-80 and features: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event Space

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Kayak Starved Rock Campground

Kayak Starved Rock Campground has high end kayak rentals, Guided Kayak Tours and riverside camping. Located right on the shores of the Illinois river right across from Starved Rock State Park. Enjoy sweeping views of towering St. Peter's sandstone bluffs, soaring bald eagles and beautiful sandy islands. Experience a weekend hiking the 18 canyons within the park and kayaking this beautiful area.

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Kishauwau Cabins

Kishauwau Cabins is your peaceful Starved Rock Area Getaway! We offer 17 vacation cabins in varying sizes perfect for your next family reunion, single-family vacation, or just a romantic getaway for 2. Family-owned & operated, Kishauwau Cabins sits in the shadows of Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Parks.

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Nature’s Way RV Park

Life’s simple pleasures like evening campfires and the sounds of nature abound you at Nature’s Way RV Park. With easy access from I39 and I80 it is a great country retreat and overnight stop for those traveling through the area. If you can extend your stay you should take advantage of visiting the state parks in the area. Including Starved Rock and Matthiessen, located within 6-8 miles south of the campground. RV sites, tent sites and cabins are available to reserve at Nature’s ...

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Pleasant Creek Campground

Pleasant Creek Campground is nestled in a wooded setting along a tributary of the Vermillion River, surrounded by rolling hills and mature trees. The campground is located 5 miles from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park. Pleasant Creek Campground is quietly tucked away in the heart of the Illinois Valley and minutes from unique shops, historical sites, recreational activities, and amazing dining options. The 140 spacious campsites provide ample room for all of your camping ...

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Quality Inn Peru

The Quality Inn Peru is located near Starved Rock State Park. Start your day with free breakfast before hiking the trails at Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or Buffalo Rock State Park. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate being minutes away from the Peru Mall. The Quality Inn Peru’s inviting guest rooms offer you all the amenities from home, and provides you with a good night’s sleep after full day of exploring Starved Rock State Park.

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Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins

The Starved Rock Lodge Cabins are nestled in Starved Rock State Park, and are considered significant in the areas of architecture and entertainment. One of the most unique places to stay in the Midwest is cabins at Starved Rock Lodge. The rustic feeling takes you back in time, yet you’re steps away from the trails and waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park. Choose from two types of cabins to choose from. The cozy Sunset Cabins are situated among the pines, near the indoor pool ...

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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

Treat yourself to a relaxing vacation and get away to Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park & the Starved Rock Lodge is the best getaway in Illinois if you enjoy hiking, outdoor adventure, history and architectural landmarks. Within the Lodge, you’ll find historic ambiance in the main dining room where the atmosphere is friendly and casual. Relax and unwind in their indoor pool, hot tub and sauna or stop by The Back Door Lounge to fuel up before a hike or cool off with a locally ...

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Super 8 by Wyndham

The Super 8 Ottawa located off I-80 in the Starved Rock area is minutes away from Starved Rock State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and the I&M Canal. Enjoy a free 8-item SuperStart breakfast before a day of exploring. Fish, or hike 13 miles of trails at Starved Rock State Park, just seven miles away from the hotel. The I&M Canal provides 61 miles of scenic trails for your outdoor adventure. Get the rest you need at the Super 8 Ottawa for a fresh start.

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The Bickerman Building Lodging

These newly renovated historic lofted condos are located in the heart of downtown Utica, IL. Condo #1 The Charloette Suite airbnb.co.in/rooms/50921205 Condo #2 The Frances Suite airbnb.co.in/rooms/51488989 These beautiful condos accommodate up to 4 guests with a king size bed and a queen size sofa sleeper

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The Cottages at Heron's Landing

Whether you are connecting with friends and family or looking to slow down the pace of time, Heritage Harbor is the perfect destination to craft your Starved Rock experience. Being in the heart of Starved Rock Country means you can explore authentic Illinois while you discover yourself in the great outdoors. With 30 vacation rentals nestled along the Illinois River, it is certain you will experience a magnificent sunrise or sunset over the river. Spend the day exploring the trails ...

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The Rock and Soul

Visit The Rock and Soul in Utica, Illinois and browse a variety of rock collectors specimen, minerals, gemstones, and crystals. The shop also includes Tibetan tapestries, statues, beads, books, gifts and more. Special events and classes also held on site. Visit our website for more information. If you are interested in cozy rentals, contact us about the Will Tree Cottage and Bunk house!

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Troll Hollow Campground

Troll Hollow is the summer home to campers who back year after year to make new memories with family and friends. Nestled in the beautiful Illinois Valley area, Troll Hollow is just minutes away from fun for everyone. Whether it's biking and hiking Starved Rock State Park, or fishing in the Illinois River, Troll Hollow is a memory waiting to happen. There’s so much to share with your family at Troll Hollow Campground, you will be booking your next getaway before you leave.

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Woodhaven Lakes

Woodhaven Lakes is a private, gated recreational property owner resort located in the heart of North Central Illinois, just two hours west of Chicago. Our 1,756 acres of woodlands, lakes and prairies provide a spectacular natural setting for relaxing with family and friends. Woodhaven offers seven lakes for fishing. There are 15 miles of natural trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Two pools and a beach provide a great way for families to relax and cool ...

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