Destination guide

Discover LaSalle County

Sitting on the banks of the Illinois River, Utica serves as a gateway to LaSalle County. The laid-back town is surrounded by lush nature reserves, including the world-famous Starved Rock State Park, with its photo-worthy canyons. While camping under the stars is an unforgettable experience, Utica vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy a 5-star stay in LaSalle County. With spacious living areas, multiple bedrooms and the occasional mounted deer head trophy, Utica's luxury lodges are ideal for weddings, family reunions and other special events.


Connect with nature in Utica

Utica is a nature lover's paradise, with endless opportunities to explore Northern Illinois. Horseback riding trails wind their way through local forests, with plenty of scenic paddling routes along the Fox River. For thrill seekers, there's rafting along the Vermilion River, snowmobiling in the backcountry and cross-country skiing in Matthiessen State Park. For a unique souvenir, stop by the Canal Market, where you'll find a treasure trove of antiques, collectables, handmade crafts and more. The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway makes for a great family-friendly day, stopping at historic towns, picturesque lookouts and wetland boardwalks along the way.


Eagle watching in Starved Rock State Park

Northern Illinois enjoys warm summers and snowy winters, with each season bringing its own unique charm. No matter when you visit, there are always opportunities to enjoy the fresh air. For birders, Utica holds a special appeal. Every year, thousands of bald eagles migrate to Starved Rock State Park. If you're visiting for the spectacle, Utica vacation rentals put you at the doorstep of Starved Rock. Surrounded by lush forests and towering cedar trees, secluded properties offer a unique opportunity to spot bald eagles in the wild.

Natural features

Cast a line in the sauger capital of the world

Utica sits high in northern Illinois, a landscape known for its steep sandstone canyons, tumbling waterfalls and glacier rivers. For nature lovers, Utica's state parks represent a unique opportunity to spot local wildlife. With all the grazing American bison and soaring birds to catch sight of, don't forget your binoculars. The Starved Rock section of the Illinois River is also known as the sauger capital of the world, with trophy-sized fish that attract anglers from across the globe.

Where to stay around North Utica?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 47 vacation rentals near North Utica. From 11 Cabins to 17 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Utica for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Cabins in North Utica?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 11 Cabins in North Utica. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Utica include:

  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Houses: 6 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Utica?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in North Utica. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.