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Rooms at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, Utica

Hotel Rooms near Starved Rock State Park

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is the perfect family getaway in Utica, Illinois - surrounded by the breathtaking nature of state parks, scenic rivers and waterways. Our relaxing family lodging features 272 comfortable suites, cabins and villas with complimentary access to our indoor water park and restaurants, shops and activities.
 
The centerpiece of Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is the 92-room Lodge with five suite designs that feature rustic décor, Northwoods-style furnishings and modern lifestyle amenities that keep your family happy, like free wireless internet, a mini-fridge, cable TV, microwave and comfy sofa beds.
 
Share a great vacation experience with friends and family in one of our Vacation Villas or Luxury Cabins, ultra-spacious retreats with full kitchens, living rooms, patios, whirlpool tubs, and glowing fireplaces - the perfect place to relax, entertain and enjoy being together in a beautiful destination.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to read our resort policies and procedures and all of the amenities included with your next stay with us! 

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Enjoy comfortable lodging in the natural beauty of the Starved Rock area of Illinois

Spacious Hotel Suites in Utica, IL

Family Suite at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Family Suite

Perfect sleeping for four (maximum six), our Family Suites feature two queen beds and a queen sofa sleeper, refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and all our signature amenities. Additional charges will apply to any number above four (up to the maximum number).
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Family Suite With Balcony

Family Suite With Balcony

Families of six will enjoy these ultra-spacious suites with two queen beds, a queen sofa sleeper, refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi, cable TV, all of our signature amenities and a private balcony overlooking our resort.
King Suite at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

King Suite

The King Suites can accommodate up to four people. Additional charges will apply to any number of guests above four guests (up to six)  and feature a king bed and a queen sofa sleeper, as well as a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and all our signature amenities. Three of the suites are wheelchair accessible.
Kid Cabin Suite at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Kid Cabin Suite

Designed for larger families of up to five people.  ( Additional charges will apply to any number of guests above 4 (up to 5)  Kid Cabin Suites features a queen bed, a twin sofa sleeper and a set of twin bunk beds for kids. This spacious suite has free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave and all our signature amenities.  
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Deluxe Family Suite

Deluxe Family Suite

The Deluxe Family Suites are the most spacious in the lodge, with three rooms accommodating up to eight people.  Additional charges will apply to any number of guests above 6 (up to 8).  This suite offers three distinct sleeping areas with two queen beds and a queen sofa sleeper. The private master bedroom has its own two-person whirlpool tub and king bed. These suites also boast a living area, three TVs, all of our signature amenities and a cozy fireplace.
Whirlpool Suite at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Whirlpool Suite

Perfect for romantic getaways and honeymoons, the Whirlpool Suites features a two-person whirlpool tub and all of our signature amenities, plus king bed and fireplace to keep things warm and cozy.
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Combination Suite

Combination Suite

Get comfortable in a combination of a Family Suite and Whirlpool Suite with a connecting door. Perfect for families who need a little more privacy, this unique suite features two separate rooms with one king bed, two queen beds and a queen sofa sleeper, a two-person whirlpool tub and all of our signature amenities.  Additional charges will apply to any number of guests above 6 (up to 8).
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Vacation Villa

Vacation Villa

Built in a beautiful wooded setting, the 2-story, 1,800 square foot Vacation Villas sleep up to nine people. Additional charges will apply to any number of guests above six (up to nine). Each villa has a fireplace and television in the living room, a kitchen and dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a patio, full-size washer and dryer and two balconies with awesome views of the woods and trees. The kitchen is complete with major appliances, a coffee maker, toaster, dinnerware, utensils for 8, and basic cookware. The Master Bedroom features a king size bed, sofa, fireplace, television, a private vanity, a whirlpool tub and all our signature amenities. The second bedroom has two queen size beds and a TV. 2-Night Minimum Stay. 
Luxury Cabin at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Luxury Cabin

The 3-story, 3 bedroom & 4 bath Luxury Cabins are 2,800 square feet and sleep up to eighteen guests. Additional charges will apply for any guests above ten (up to eighteen). Our cabins feature custom designed Northwoods furnishings and all of our signature amenities. Vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, big-screen television, floor to ceiling windows, and a complete kitchen with cookware, appliances, coffee maker, toaster, dinnerware, utensils and a full-size washer and dryer make this cabin feel like home. Located on the second floor, the spacious Master Bedroom has a king bed, queen sofa sleeper, private bathroom and whirlpool tub. A second bedroom on the lower level has two queen beds, a television, private bath and whirlpool hot tub. The third bedroom has 2 sets of twin/queen bunk beds, a dresser and TV. The main level offers two queen sofa sleepers. 2-Night Minimum Stay.
 

Hotel Policies & Procedures

CHECK IN
Check-in begins at 4pm. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as Noon to pre-register for the room and begin using Grand Bear Falls Waterpark, Cave Arcade and all of the on-site amenities until the room becomes available. We cannot provide any sort of luggage check before your room becomes available.
CHECK OUT
Check-out time is 11am. Guests are welcome to utilize Grand Bear Falls Waterpark and all other onsite amenities the entire day of departure. We also cannot provide a luggage check during this time and all belongings are required to be out of the room prior to the 11am check-out time. 
AGE POLICY
Registered guests must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older to check-in to the Vacation Villas or and Luxury Cabins and must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older to check-in to the Lodge Rooms. 
EARLY CHECK-IN
We cannot guarantee early check-in. Your check-in time is based upon availability of rooms prior to 4pm. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as Noon to pre-register and access Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark until the room is available. 
LATE CHECK-OUT
Late check-outs are granted based upon availability. We cannot provide information on the availability of a late check-out until you arrive on property for check-in. Late check-outs typically require an additional fee.
DEPOSIT POLICY
A deposit is required in the amount of the first night's room rate plus taxes are due at the time of booking your reservation. Please allow up to 24 hours for processing of your credit card. Any remaining balance will be due at the time of check-in. 
CANCELATION POLICY
All reservations canceled prior to 3 days (72 hours) of their arrival day will forfeit $25 (plus taxes) of the initial deposit. All reservations canceled within 3 days of arrival will forfeit the entire initial deposit of the first night's room rate plus taxes. Certain promotions may require a non-refundable deposit.
SMOKING
Smoking is not permitted in any lodge rooms, cabins, villas or public areas of the resort. In accordance with the Illinois State Law, smoking is only prohibited 15 feet away from all resort entrances.
INCIDENTAL DEPOSIT
The rental procedure for Vacation Villas and Luxury Cabins requires an incidental deposit of $500 along with room rental rate. Use of a credit or debit card is required for the incidental deposit and cash deposits are not accepted. The use of a debit card will directly affect the funds of your checking account and may be held by your bank up to 30 days following your departure. 
PAYMENT OPTIONS
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or cash. We do not accept personal checks. We will not accept payment for the rental of a Vacation Villa or Luxury Cabin from anyone under the age of 25. We will not accept payment for lodge rooms from anyone under the age of 21. 
PETS
Pets are not permitted on the property with the exception of service animals. Contact our guest services team directly for nearby pet accommodations and information. Infractions to this rule will incur additional fees.
GRILLING
Grilling of any sort is not permitted on the property. Neighboring State Parks has designated area for outdoor grilling.
PARKING
On-site parking is provided for all accommodations. Vacation Villas and Luxury Cabins are limited to 2 vehicles per unit that can be parked outside. Large vehicles, boats, RV's and semi-trucks must park in main lot and are not permitted in the cabin/villa parking lots and driveways. All additional vehicles staying in Vacation Villas or Luxury Cabins must park in the main parking lot.
ROOM RATES
Rates quoted via internet or phone conversation are based on the time of the year and the  number of guests indicated at the time of desired arrival. Any additional guests above the number indicated on the reservation confirmation will result in a $20/per person increased rate. All room rates are subject to availability and may change at any time. 

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Our Lodge Suites feature: 

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Clock Radio
  • TV with Premium Cable
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Wireless Internet
  • Whirlpool Tubs
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephones With Voicemail
  • Wake Up Calls
 
 

Our Villas & Cabins feature

  • Balcony or Patio
  • Clock Radio
  • TV with Premium Cable
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Kitchens w/ Appliances
  • Whirlpool Tubs
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wake Up Calls
 
 

Suggestions for Villa & Cabin Rentals

  • Paper supplies such as napkins and paper towels
  • Baking sheet for pizza
    or cookies
  • Can opener
  • Laundry detergent for towels/linens
    throughout stay
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Coffee and filters
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Mixing or serving bowls
 
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