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Attention Guests!  

This weekend, Utica is hosting their annual Burgoo festival.  On Sunday, October 10th, downtime Utica will be at a stand still.  Please plan a alternate route to get to or from Grand Bear Lodge.    

North & West - From Interstate 80, go West to interstate 39 south (exit 79B).  Take 39 South to the Olgesby exit (54) (over illinois river), turn left.  Go through two stop lights, to the stop sign.  Turn left onto Route 351.  Go through town, down the hill, and take a right onto Route 71 where the road splits.  Continue to stop sign about 4 miles down the road to the East.  Turn left onto Route 178, and a half mile down is Grand Bear Lodge.  

East - Take the Ottawa exit, exit 90 for Route 23.  Turn left and go all the way through town over the river.  Take an immediate right, after bridge (route 71).  Continue on road until you reach a stop sign, route 178 (about 10 miles).  Turn right, 1/2 mile on left.  

Please call 866-399-3866 for any further assistance.  

Turkey Time! 

Join us on Thanksgiving Day this year, and let us cook for you!  In the Grand Ballroom from Noon - 6pm.  Limited availability, call now (815) 667-3866 to reserve your dinner now!   Click here for menu.  

Carving station include
- Traditional Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with   Cranberry-Orange Relish.
- Honey Cured Bone-In Ham with Dijon Honey Glaze.  

More than 10 Traditional Sides, and various desserts available.  

Kids 3 - 10, $11.99 (menu options available)
Adults 11+ $23.95
Seniors 65 , $18.95
(Ages 2 & under eat FREE!  

Christmas Buffet

It's the most Wonderful time of the Year!  Join us this Christmas Day and experience the best Christmas Buffet in the area!  In the Grand Ballroom from Noon - 6p.  Limited availability, call now (815) 667-3866 to reserve your dinner now!  Click here for menu.  

Chicken, Honey Cured Ham, Apple Cobbler, and much more!  

More than 10 Traditional Sides, and kids 2 and under eat FREE!

Kids 3 - 10, $11.99 (menu options available)
Adults 11 , $23.95
Seniors 65 , $18.95

A Hotel and Resort Near Starved Rock State Park

Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. Nestled in the Starved Rock area of Illinois, Grizzly Jack's is an oasis of relaxation and adventure - a destination where water park fun meets nature. Escape from the big city and enjoy a vacation in the scenic Northwoods at Grizzly Jack's - an unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends.

Resort Property

Starved Rock Hotel at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Located in Utica, IL, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty, rich history and outdoor adventures of La Salle County. Our family resort is minutes from Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Enjoy rafting and boating on the Illinois River, tee off at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club and sip wine at the Illinois River or August Hill Wineries.

Places to Relax

Our family-style resort features comfortable suites, cabins and villas where you can kick back and relax. Our Lodge has lovely suites with rustic décor and modern amenities like free WiFi, cable TV and refrigerators. Share vacation experiences in our Vacation Villas or Luxury Cabins with kitchens, living rooms, patios, and fireplaces - the perfect places to get together in a beautiful destination.

Dining Adventures

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Dining Adventures
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers a casual dining scene, including Jack's Place Restaurant & Sports Bar, serving delicious American cuisine - from pizza and burgers to fresh salads. Grab a coffee and decadent sweets at the Honey Pot Sweet Shop, or swim over for a snack or tropical drinks at the Wave Café.

The Ultimate Family Resort in Illinois

Dive into family fun at Grizzly Jack's indoor waterpark, featuring water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and hot tub where everyone can cool off and kick back. Kids have a blast with the laser tag, ropes course, zip line and arcade games at the Enchanted Forest indoor adventure park. Play eighteen holes of miniature golf at Canyon Creek miniature golf. Meet up for movie night or get creative with arts and crafts in the Lodge.

Come Together, Be Creative

Come Together, Be Creative at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Celebrate a family reunion or wedding, host a group retreat or create an inspired meeting at Grizzly Jack's Conference Center featuring over 11,000 sq. feet of dynamic event space - from the Grand Ballroom to the outdoor Pavilion. Vibrant spaces, catering, audio/visual, and outstanding service bring people together in fun and unique ways.
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