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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Luxury Cabin Near Starved Rock. Most Secluded Area in Resort!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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.).

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 knotty pine great room features soaring ceilings, and is open to the well-stocked, fully-applianced kitchen and dining area. Upstairs is a private 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 is its location in the secluded westernmost section of the resort, making a perfect 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.

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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Illinois

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.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Luxury Cabin Near Starved Rock. Most Secluded Area in Resort!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Richmond, VA

Secluded and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family gathering and wedding was held at this beautiful and spacious unit. The owners couldn't have been more gracious and easy to work with! I love a spot where instructions are emailed ahead, information is available upon arrival and the unit is better than expected! I heartily recommend this quiet unit in this bustling family resort.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with big group

  • 5 of 5

House was impeccably taken care of; kitchen with full apparatus, inumerous pots and pans (even for a group of 12 people).

Unfortunately we didn't get more snow! :(

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a cool place for a get-together for our group of lifelong friends, all of whom recently had milestone birthdays. We needed something classy, comfortable, and spacious and I booked the cabin after investigating several in the area. We were skeptical that it could be as perfect as the VRBO site described it to be, but it exceeded our expectations. We found it to be spotless, well-maintained, and equipped with everything we needed. The comfort and woodsy ambiance trumped the absence of wi-fi or hundreds of tv channels. Bring some wine, your favorite dvd's and some music cd's and player and relax in front of the fireplace in the Great Room. If you can tear yourself away, it's close enough to starved rock and mathiessen for hiking, or to utica for cute shops and good food. The owner was quick to respond to any and all of our questions or concerns. we had a great time and highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Day Staff Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was beautiful and impeccably clean. We also loved the fact that it was fully equipped with towels, dishes, and other amenities (Television/ DVD, dishwasher/washer & dryer).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, Hawaii

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband's family and myself stayed at this cabin last weekend. We were a group of 8 plus one baby. The listing says adult only, because there is no access to the resort water park with this property. So, not a good place if you have a group with kids that would want to go to the water park.

The 3 bedrooms are all a nice size. Especially 2 of the rooms, which are huge. Because of that, we never felt crowded.

After a long, hot day of hiking, we were all eager to shower. Luckily, this cabin had 4 showers and a tankless water heater. It was great!

The cabin was well stocked with supplies for cooking. It came with some small bottles of shampoo and soap as well. A lot of vrbo properties have not had this, so it was nice. It was also great to have a dining room table that was large enough for all of us.

We all thought that the cabin was well decorated and comfortable. We had no problem with loud neighbors or anything like that. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

It's everything you see in the pictures! One of the best places I have ever spent vacation. Sue replied to every email I sent with amazing speed. If you rent, you wont want to leave the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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


Rates & Availability

Utica Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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

Please note, we do not hold dates. Dates are not guaranteed until booking has been completed.

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Illinois Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Wi-Fi available in Hotel Lobby, Cul-de-sac Location, Back to Wildlife Preservation,

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