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

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


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

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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 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.


Oglesby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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, Cul-de-sac Location, Back to Wildlife Preservation,


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Cabin Near Starved Rock. Most Secluded Area in Resort!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Great property, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, would definitely come back again. unit is impeccable.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well kept unit (plus notes on the complex)

  • 4 of 5

Overall, I was pleased with this rental. The cabin was clean and stocked with towels, TP, soaps, trash bags and even some bottled water in the fridge. Kitchen had ample cookware to accommodate all our needs as well. Owner was prompt in scheduling and answering questions.

Being a 3-level unit, the heating was quite uneven however. There was at least a 10 degree difference in the temperature from the upstairs bedroom versus the basement bedrooms. Be aware that you'll need to set the thermostat carefully, and perhaps sleep with a window open upstairs like we did or use a fan. If you go during the summer months, the reverse could be true with AC running.

Also, although the mattress we slept on upstairs was comfortable, it seems to made of or covered with some type of fabric that makes quite a rustling sound when you turn over at night. As a light sleeper this bothered me.

Notes on the Grand Bear Property overall (not a critique of this particular unit):

The complex itself is quite dark at night, with roadways that twist and turn. The buildings (comprised of 4 attached cabin/condos) are not clearly marked, and although the unit numbers are positioned above each doorway they are also not clearly illuminated. We had some difficulty locating this unit (at the back of the complex) when we arrived. Be sure to have a printed map with you to assist...and you still may have trouble.

We were disappointed that the "Enchanted Forest" (indoor gaming/ride center) was not open during our visit. A sign on the door simply said "closed for remodeling." If you're counting on entertaining your family here, you'll want to check and see if it is open again. We did visit the indoor waterpark (about $20/person) and enjoyed that.

The complex is set out a bit from grocery/shopping. Just be aware that if you need supplies you'll have about a 10 minute drive to hit any major retailers. Be sure to visit Starved Rock on your visit...and ask for a map with some marked suggestions on where to hike, given the time you have and the physical capabilities of your group.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot for a Group Visiting Starved Rock

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine people stayed at Sue's cabin in the Grizzly Jack's resort area when visiting for a long weekend. We had a great time. The cabin is very spacious and the pull-out sofas (although there are also 7 beds), four bathrooms, and laundry facilities came in handy. Having all of the towels we needed and toiletries provided was also appreciated. The place was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals for the entire group. Having dishwasher and laundry detergent provided was very convenient. Very good WiFi too.

We were not there for the water park but we did take advantage of the proximity to Starved Rock. The closest hiking trails are directly across the street from the resort and the main entrance to the park is less than half a mile away from the resort.

Sue is a great host. Booking couldn't have been any easier and she quickly answered every question I had. My security deposit was submitted for return before I even got home. I will definitely look into staying at Sue's property the next time I have a group that wants to visit Starved Rock!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this home and what a wonderful place to stay! The home was very clean and comfortable. The location is very convenient and close to many parks and hiking trails. The cabin is at the very end of the road and this ended up being wonderful because it was much quieter than the area closer to the road (especially over the weekend). Parking did become an issue over the weekend as the other cabins were full and we ended up being parked in but everyone was nice and happy to move vehicles so we could get out. Starved Rock State Park was by far our favorite place to go. It was just gorgeous and we are talking about another trip in the spring when the water is running faster.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Place to be in Starved Rock

  • 5 of 5

This was our first leg of our 11 day road trip and what a way to begin. The cabin is very beautiful and spacious and became the focal point of our time in the Starved Rock area. We went hiking through the park, boating on the Illinois River, horseback riding and discovering all the little gems each of the small towns in the area had to offer. Then we knew we would always have a clean, comfortable place to return to each day. The kitchen was well equipped which allowed us to cook many meals there. Sue is a gracious host who never minded me calling with questions I had. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2016 Starved Rock Family Adventure...

  • 5 of 5

The twelve of us had such a great few days staying at your cabin. Our age range was from 4 years old up to 68. Each and everyone has a special memory from the beautiful setting to the wonderful ice cold air conditioning. We will be visiting frequently since we found this gem at the end of the road. Cudos to owner Sue for making our journey so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

Oglesby Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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