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Recent Starved Rock State Park reviews

  • Lovely property for a big group, convenient to state parks

    "When four families converged on this house from all over the country, we were delighted to find a bright, clean, lovely home in a cute family resort that was convenient to local attractions. The 55th anniversary couple took the lovely master suite on the third floor, and the rest of us spread out in the large bunk room, the double double bedroom with the hot tub, and sleeper couches. Even with our large group there was no waiting on bathrooms, with four spotless well-appointed ones available. It's an end unit of a group of four townhouses that is very quiet and private feeling. The back deck overlooks a lawn and pond, and is a lovely place to sit and have morning coffee. Speaking of coffee, the kitchen is well equipped, from a good quality coffee maker to plenty of stemware and everything in between. We really didn't need to bring anything but food. We enjoyed hopping the little "train" that circles the resort property just for kicks. We also enjoyed (after some wails from the teens) not having wifi in the house. There's good wifi in the lodge, if anyone needs it. The TVs get local channels, and we could have watched DVDs, but quite honestly, when we were in the house it was just like olden times -- board games for hours (there are some in the house, if you don't bring your own). Highly recommend walking the trails at Mathison and Starved Rock State Parks and doing a canoe trip (we used C&M rentals and they were terrific). We were already talking about coming back as were loading the cars to leave. The owner is lovely, communicates well, and deals with issues swiftly. Can't ask for better. Thanks, Diane!"
    Guest: Kim from MA Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Cabin

    "Great secluded location within Grizzly Jack's Resort. Kitchen was fully stocked with pots and pans, which was a plus since we were cooking dinners for 10. Tons of space on the main floor for everyone to be able to hang out as a group. Only downside is that there wasn't wireless, but that just encourages you to be hanging out with your friends/family instead of surfing the web!"
    Guest: A guest Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Great place!

    "5 girlfriends (in their 50's) gathered for a weekend and had a great time. Caught music at the Starved Rock Bar on Friday night, hiked and took in Eagle viewing, winery, hiked again to icy falls on Saturday, ate at the Uptown Grill that evening, talked and watched 2 movies at "home", and ate ourselves sick at the Starved Rock Brunch on Sunday. Nice views from the place, quiet setting, nice kitchen adjacent to dining table and room with couch and fireplace. Good time had by all. Will be back."
    Guest: Dianne Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 4, 2014
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Utica Travel Tips

Utica Vacation Rentals Let You Escape City Life

Located about 100 miles to the west of Chicago on Highway 80, Utica vacation rentals let you escape to quieter surroundings while still offering many of the things you might enjoy during vacations, like restaurants and shopping. The drive takes you along part of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, which traverses diverse land from backwater lakes to tall grass prairies and from wetlands to forests. With its beginnings as a town tied to the Illinois-Michigan Canal, Utica offers several historical attractions dedicated to agriculture, the canal, and earlier eras of prairie life.

Utica Lodging Works Great for Individual Travelers or Groups

Whether you like to travel solo or with a group of friends or family, you can find the right Utica lodging for your stay. From one-bedroom cabins to vacation rentals accommodating up to 16 people, you'll have the space you need to relax. Many vacation properties offer more room than you'd get in a hotel, plus amenities like fully equipped kitchens, furnished rooms, and on-site washers and dryers. Depending on the property, you'll also find perks like wireless Internet and cable TV.

Starved Rock State Park Cabins Provide Access to Nature

Many consider Utica the gateway to Starved Rock State Park, which features 18 canyons and 13 miles of trails along the Illinois River. With Starved Rock State Park cabins, you get access to north central Illinois' major attraction and its many outdoor activities, including hunting, canoeing, hiking, and fishing. Pack a picnic lunch and head to the 2,630 acres of nature featuring spectacular waterfalls and rock formations. If you prefer other activities, consider attending one of Illinois' wineries hosting tours and wine tastings. Take a bottle home to enjoy with your home-cooked dinner. In town, you can enjoy attractions like the indoor water park or the Enchanted Forest, an indoor amusement park.

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