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Highest-Rated Luxury Cabin in Most Secluded Area of Resort!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, our newly remodeled cabin features over 2,800 square feet of woodland luxury wedged only minutes between the breathtaking trails and waterfalls of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.

Accommodating up to 12 people, our building is tucked away on a private cul-de-sac backing to a wildlife preservation. The kitchen is very well-stocked, making at-home meals and gatherings a breeze. Of course, Wi-Fi and over 130 TV channels are included, along with 4 DVD players. If you're looking for extras like upgraded shower heads and water that never runs cold, we hope you'll enjoy discovering all of our other little bells and whistles that we hope make your stay exceptional.

And if having the best is how you're wired, we think you'll approve of our location in the secluded westernmost section of the resort - an idyllic retreat after a long day of hiking. Spend some time relaxing on the deck while taking in the many sights and sounds of nature. It’s the perfect environment to unwind, enjoy, and make lasting memories.

KINDLY NOTE: Waterpark passes are not included with this unit. Day passes may be purchased at the resort. Please confirm with the resort that the waterpark is available during your requested dates. While we welcome families, for adult-only gatherings all guests must be at least 25 years of age (no proms, college parties, etc.).

Keywords: Luxury Cabin, Starved Rock State Park, Secluded, Grand Bear, Hiking, Illinois River, Matthiessen State Park, I&M, Hennepin

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I truly love the Starved Rock area. Both of us like running, so there’s nothing like stepping out our door onto some of Illinois’ most coveted trails. We are also avid cyclists and enjoy being only moments away from the I&M trail system, and about 30 minutes from the Hennepin Canal. I also enjoy birding, which keeps me plenty busy given the area’s diverse eco-systems. And can’t forget to mention the local golf is great.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose Oglesby

Starved Rock is the perfect weekend getaway for us. While the trails allure most of us, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone: horseback riding, canoeing, boating, fishing, star gazing, or just taking time to relax with friends and family. We love the local shopping, so be sure to stop by the quaint little town of Utica which is full of charm. Try a tasting at one of two wine shops and then pick up some gourmet popcorn or cupcakes. Afterwards, don’t forget to stop by Duffy’s for a great burger.

What makes this cabin unique

Since we're nature buffs, there was no better location for us than to be tucked in the back of the resort with the wildlife preservation as our backdrop. Lounging on the deck is perfect for relaxing moments. Grab a cup of coffee, close your eyes, and listen to nature’s symphony. There’s nothing like it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This central Illinois cabin has EVERYTHING a family would want for a home base to spend a few days together. It sleeps 12, is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and stocked better than any VRBO property we have ever rented. The ONLY item we needed to bring was paper plates (besides food)... coffee, sugar, DW detergent, clothes detergent, hand soap, paper towels, TP, lots of linens, a wide variety of kitchen utensils were all supplied. There is a "flip the switch" gas fireplace that keeps the main room very cozy and a large table perfect for card games (we played lots of poker and had a family Euchre tournament). The cabin is located directly across from Starved Rock State Park, with fabulous hiking and canyons to explore. We spent part of one day kayaking on the Fox River, a fast flowing river (no rapids, but easy paddling) that is lined with beautiful sandstone cliffs, had a 5 Star dinner at Uptown Grill in LaSalle, and spent a friendly afternoon at the bar in Duffy's Tavern (Utica...it is a museum!). Finally, the hostess, Sue, could not have been more accommodating - she even mailed us two pairs of shoes we left behind!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Canal Port Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Lil Bella's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Butterfly Landing Medi-Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Paws Here Pet Resort
Car: necessary

Wine tastings, Nearby Spas

Amenities

Oglesby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Grilling not allowed anywhere on resort
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Wi-Fi, Cul-de-sac Location, Back to Wildlife Preservation,

Reviews

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(39 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! Spacious and close to Starved Rock State Park

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The whole stay was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very spacious! Also very nice and neat. Plenty of room for everyone. The jacuzzi tubs are nice after hiking all day at the state park. The water park is also very nice and entertaining to all ages. We would definately visit again if we get that way.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, nicely decorated, all essentials provided. Worked out extremely well as a gathering place for my family that traveled for my daughter's wedding. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Such a wonderful place and great surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Sue and her starved rock cabin are just the best. Throughout the entire process she couldn't have been more helpful and understanding and accommodating! On top of that the cabin was immaculate and just what you need. I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5 Star Luxury Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 spent a long weekend at Susan's luxury cabin. It was everything that it was advertised to be and Susan , the owner, was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She was very available, informative, quick to respond, and willing to help in any way she could. It was truly a pleasure to communicate with her and plan our trip to her cabin. The cabin was very clean, welcoming and spacious. It was in an ideal location close to the parks, towns, and main highways. We would definitely stay at her cabin again and we have already recommended her home to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your super kind words!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in our cabin. We travel quite a bit through VRBO ourselves, and it probably comes as no surprise that our very best trips were those that offered the best communication right from the start. We strive to offer that same level of service to our guests in the hopes that you leave with nothing but great memories. Many thanks for your referrals, too. Hope you come visit again!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Two-night weekend stays must include Friday and Saturday night. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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