PLEASE NOTE: Waterpark passes are not available with this unit, nor can they be purchased. All children must be over 16 years of age. Our cabin is ideal for adult guests looking to take advantage of nature's abundant amusements at a truly exceptional discount.
Welcome to our cabin, featuring over 2,800 square feet of woodland luxury wedged only minutes between the breathtaking trails and waterfalls of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.
Our cabin sleeps up to 12 people and offers open space galore, perfect for get-togethers. The great room looks out to a wooded wonderland, and features two sofas, two rockers, and a plush captain’s chair. The fully-applianced kitchen has a breakfast bar and overlooks the dining area's large inviting table. Double doors lead to the private upper level master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, whirlpool tub, and separate bathroom. Two additional oversized bedrooms are located in the lower level, including a second master bedroom with two queen size beds, fireplace, whirlpool tub, and separate bathroom. The third bedroom boasts two sets of bunks, each with a twin upper and queen lower bed. Another full bathroom and laundry room with full-sized washer/dryer can be found in the lower level.
Perhaps the best feature of our cabin, however, is its location in the westernmost section of the resort. Tucked on a private cul-de-sac, the building backs to the wildlife preservation, making a perfect retreat after a long day of hiking. Spend some time relaxing on the deck (complete with seating), while taking in the many sights and sounds of nature. Here, I’ve enjoyed an abundance of wildlife: deer, raccoon, groundhogs…even a bobcat! And for you birdlovers: pileated woodpeckers, sapsuckers, wrens, nuthatches, owls, warblers, flycatchers, tanagers...the list is endless.
It’s the perfect environment to unwind, enjoy, and make lasting memories with friends and family. We hope to see you soon!
Keywords: Luxury Cabin, Starved Rock State Park, Secluded, Grand Bear, Hiking, Illinois River, Matthiessen State Park, I&M, Hennepin
My husband and I truly love the Starved Rock area and visit often. 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! We like to sneak in a round whenever we get a chance.
Starved Rock is quite simply the most perfect weekend getaway for us. It is still hard to believe that just over an hour’s drive can welcome us to such an amazingly beautiful and serene destination. Of course the trails allure most of us, but 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 (as well as chocolate!). While there, try a local tasting at one of two wine shops and then pick up some truly gourmet popcorn. Afterwards, don’t forget to stop by Duffy’s for a great burger!
We love nature. There was no better location for us than to be tucked in the back of the resort with the wildlife preservation as our backdrop. Wrens and phoebes sing their hearts out each morning, and the whinny of horses can be heard from the nearby stables. 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.
Wine tastings, Nearby Spas