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Large Cabin Sleeps 16 Walk to Starved Rock! Now receive a $25 Skoog’s Gift Card!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

Get a $25 Skoog’s Pub Gift Certificate with all new bookings!

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GLAMping, family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, Yoga/church retreat, stay-cation, etc... You name it, this is the perfect spot for you and your group to stay. Please read reviews! I take care of my guests very well.

This beautiful 3 bedroom 4 bath cabin at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is available to rent out at a fraction of the cost of renting thru the resort. The 2800 sq foot unit is located on the west side of the property, in a quiet nook. Close enough to hike to Starved Rock's Canyons!

The cabin offers sleeping arrangements for 16 guests including:

1 King (sleeps 2)in the Master Suite with jetted whirlpool tub

2 Queens (2 each) in the 2nd Master Suite with a jetted whirlpool tub

2 Sets of bunk beds in 3rd bedroom with twins (1ea) on top and Queens (2ea) on bottom.

There are also 2 pull out couches (1 in the living room and 1 upstairs in the master). Sleeps 2 each. Now with Serta pillow top mattress toppers! We've got an air mattress in a closet as well if needed.

The living room boasts a grand fireplace, 55" flat screen tv, seating for 20, and a back door to walk straight out to a small patio.

Only one working fireplace - in living room. Fireplace is shut off from May - August.

Linens, towels, dishes, pots, pans, utensils, coffee pot and filters, hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, and basic spices are all provided for your convenience!

I provide one towel per guest per 3 night stay. I suggest bringing towels if you'd like more. Although there are dishes provided, I suggest bringing paper plates, plastic cups, and napkins. Nobody likes doing dishes on vacation!

Early check-in available, just ask!

*This cabin does not include the daily pass to the waterpark. I can not guarantee that it will even be open on your dates of travel. The cabins are run separately from the lodge. Please call Grand Bear directly to see if passes are available the day of your stay! Ask if they are selling to the public.

There is no longer a grill. Our HOA prohibits it and now they're cracking down on us. If there's a fire because of it, our insurance won't cover it. :(

25 year old age minimum to rent!

Your dates are secured when you pay. There is no maid service provided, or laundry available. Please inquire if this something your party requires.

Please inquire with any special circumstances. I am easy to work with! Thank you!

Sleeping arrangements for 16 includes 2 sleeping per bed mentioned, 1 per top bunk.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Oglesby

We keep the cabin well maintained, clean, and we have a key code entry system so there is no need to meet up with us for "check in" or "check out".

What makes this cabin unique

Great for large group or multi families, wedding parties, etc.


Oglesby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Downstairs Master w/ Whirlpool Tub - 2 queen
    Upstairs Master w/ Whirlpool Tub - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Twins on Top / Queens on Bottom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
We're located at Grand Bear Lodge, directly across the street from Starved Rock State Park, and Utica has become full of things to do! Whether you like hiking, antiquing, wine, or letting the kiddos play Utica has it all!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large Cabin Sleeps 16 Walk to Starved Rock! Now receive a $25 Skoog’s Gift Card!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Fabulous place..fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th anniversary here. 14 of us! There was plenty of room for everyone. The cabin was spacious and had everything we needed. It was so clean! Lots of green space to play games. Add Starved Rock State Park with the river flowing for Kayaking, space for picnicking and the many hiking trails and you have perfection. The owner, Kayte, was so helpful with any question we had. She was a blessing. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Faye! I try very hard to make it perfect for everyone! You guys are welcome back anytime!!
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Beautiful home, perfect size for our group!!!

  • 5 of 5

Getting a large group together to celebrate my birthday was a breeze working with Kayte and this spacious, beautiful home!! Kayte was so accommodating and answered all of my questions regarding the property and overall stay, she was quick to respond and so friendly!! This house was perfect for our group. Will definitely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kayte for making our weekend so enjoyable! The cabin is very spacious and has details that make you feel at home (games, puzzles, books, everything you can think of in the kitchen!). We had a family weekend with 3 families and each family had their own bedroom and bathroom with an extra bathroom to spare. We came during an incredibly hot weekend, but the air conditioning was amazing and nobody noticed the hot temperatures outside (until we went hiking!). We went hiking every day in Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, both incredible. As you descend and hike near the water, the air was certainly much cooler and definitely breathtaking beauty everywhere. We also went horseback riding at Cedar Creek Ranch. This was highly recommended - they really took the time to make sure everyone was comfortable, had step ladders to get on the horses and had someone walking alongside the group as well. Fantastic weekend!! We are going to make this an annual event!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was fantastic for our family getaway. Plenty of sleeping room and space for us to 'spread out.' We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, excellent place to stay. Kayte made our vacation easy. We could definitely see booking here again for another trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cabin as usual but the cleaning staff need to do a better job.

  • 4 of 5

The oven was so bad smoked up the entire cabin and we had to open windows with freezing temperatures outside. The smoke detector was also going off. There were no hand towels in upstairs bathroom and no tissues in any bathroom. Garbage was not picked up per schedule given & put out before 430 one evening and not picked until until next evening.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry again Vicki! I knew you wanted in sooner than the usual 3pm check in and unfortunately that got me into trouble. I AM the cleaning staff. My mom and fiancé did come to help get you in an hour earlier. I’m sorry again for missing the oven. The garbage pick up twice a day I have no control over. I’m sorry you had to look at it outside. I provide a list of everything in the cabin in your welcome email - thank you for the suggestions on the tissues. We were glad to have you guys back and will see you again next year.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning Fee of $150 is taken out of deposit IF cabin is left other than it was found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.