Rates & Reservations

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Please review our lodging options and rates. When you find an option that’s right for you, you may make a reservation by clicking on the tab that states "Check availability & book" or by calling us at 1-­815-­442-­8453. I am only in the office weekdays from 9am - 4pm so be sure to leave a message outside of those time frames and I will be sure to get back to you. Off season rates are from December 1st – March 31st, prime season rates are from April 1st – November 30th.

Due to the nature of our property and the type of getaway we are offering our guests we do not do prom rentals or rent to spring break groups. If you are a party of friends looking for a getaway, we do not rent to groups of friends under the age of 28. That does not mean that 1 person in your group needs to be 28. We do not make exceptions to this rule so please do not bother to inquire.

2017/2018 Rates

Cabins Weekend – Prices reflect both nights
2 night minimum, Fri/Sat.
We do not break up the weekend.
7 nights for price of 6
Mother-in-Law or Bridge Off Season 246.50
Peak Season 290.00
Off Season 102.00
Peak Season 120.00
Off Season 654.50
Peak Season 770.00
Standard Whirlpool Cabin Off Season 297.50
Summer 350.00
Off Season 123.25
Peak Season 145.00
Off Season 790.50
Summer 930.00
The Trading Post Off Season 323.00
Peak Season 380.00
Off Season 131.75
Peak Season 155.00
Off Season 850.00
Peak Season 1,000.00
The Illini Off Season 391.00
Peak Season 460.00
Off Season 148.75
Peak Season 175.00
Off Season 986.00
Peak Season 1,160.00
Jack’s Cabin Off Season 382.50
Peak Season 450.00
Off Season 148.75
Peak Season 175.00
Off Season 977.50
Peak Season 1,150.00
Grandma’s Cabin Off Season 765.00
Peak Season 900.00
Off Season 382.50 per night*
Peak Season 450.00 per night*
Off Season 2,295.00
Peak Season 2,700.00

* Weeknight stays in Grandma’s Cabin require a two-night minimum visit. All Sunday night stays are now a 2 night minimum also and many times you will see multiple night minimums, especially on the family cabins during the summer months or busy times. Although we allow single night rentals during the week we do not want someone leaving single nights open on certain cabins. This is hard for us to acknowledge with our booking engine so please inquire with us if it appears you are leaving a single night open.

Other Terms and Conditions

Prices do not include tax (6% state and 5% county). Rates are subject to change without notice. We do not charge for children under 16. Please verify your reservation information. Special requests and cabin location preferences will be noted but not guaranteed.

A 50% deposit is required for booking all rentals. I will go into the reservations 21 days before your arrival date and take the remaining due from the card you put on file for any reservation that is for 3 nights or less. Grandma's cabin will require a 90 day notice for cancellation before being fully responsible for entire stay. I will go into reservations for the Grandma's cabin 90 days before your arrival date to take the remaining due from the card you put on file. If you are cancelling more than 1 cabin or your stay is for 4 nights or more a 45 day notice will be required for cancellation before you are fully responsible for the entire stay. If we are refunding a deposit a $25.00 cancellation fee will be kept for each cabin rental that we must try to re-fill. If you are booking your stay within 21 days of your arrival date we will require full payment up front. Our on-line system will take 50% at time of booking but the rest will be run on your card on file as soon as I am on the computer and see the reservation.

If you will be joining us for the weekend, please plan to enjoy your entire Saturday with us. We cannot accommodate check in or out on Saturday — if the system is giving you an error message it is either because there is no availability or you are attempting to arrive or depart on a Saturday. Even if the system allows you to book it you will be contacted by us to change your dates. Always feel free to contact me in our off season (Dec. - May) as I might make an exception. Usually not until right before the weekend though.

Check in begins at 2pm and ends at 5:00pm from December 1st – March 15th and 4pm – 5pm from March 16th – November 30th. During school breaks and certain holidays we are forced to push check in start time to 4pm due to how busy we get. Check out time is always 11:00am. I gladly set up self check ins for anyone that cannot make it in by 6pm. Prior notice must be given for these and you must speak with us.

We do have certain cabins that are dog friendly. Please ask when making your reservation if we have a dog friendly cabin available. 2 dogs maximum per cabin, they must be leashed at all times, we do not allow them on any furniture or on the beds and they cannot be outside barking. We also ask that you clean up after them while you are here. If you plan to leave them alone in the cabin we would ask that you crate them. A $15.00 plus tax per dog per night fee will apply.

Please read our full Rental Policy and Terms and Conditions for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Requirements:

Your check in date can be different if you choose to add dates in front of these, these dates are simply the minimum.


We never allow check-­ins on Easter Sunday. You may combine it with a weekend stay if you call us directly to book.

Memorial Weekend

Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights are required and you must check in on Friday. Sunday will be the weekend rate.

Independence Day

July 4. See availability calendar for the minimums and keep in mind that we never do check ins or check outs on Saturdays. There may be additional nights required if it falls close to a weekend.

Labor Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights are required and you must check in on Friday. Sunday will be the weekend rate.

Columbus Weekend

Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights are required and you must check in on Friday. Sunday will be the weekend rate.


2018 requirement - Wednesday - Sunday, November 21, 22, 23 & 24th. 2019 requirement - Wednesday - Sunday, November 27, 28, 29 & 30th.


Remaining cabins that are open for Christmas 2017 have been broken to a 2 night minimum. Between Dec. 22-26 you must rent 2 nights. Because I am breaking the weekend if you want any of those nights will be charged at the weekend rate. If checking in any of those dates other than Friday you would be set up as a self check in. Be sure to speak with me regarding the self check in process in advance.

New Years

Remaining cabins for New Years 2017 have been broken to rental of either Dec. 29 & 30 or Dec. 31 & January 1st. All nights will be charged at the prime season rate.

Dog Friendly Cabins

YOU MUST CALL TO DISCUSS DOG POLICIES BEFORE BOOKING A CABIN WITH A DOG. ONLY MOTHER­-IN­-LAW, ZONTA AND COMMANCHE CABINS ARE DOG FRIENDLY. A $15.00 per night, per dog fee applies and it is a 2 dog maximum per cabin, no exceptions.


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  • Cabins near Starved Rock? We are the only mom & pop cabin rental property in this area like what we offer!
  • Our property is host to 17 cabins in varying sizes.
  • The only cabin lodging near Starved Rock State Park like what we offer.
  • They are spread throughout 55 acres of beautiful wooded property in north central Illinois.
  • Just a 1 1/2 – 2 hour drive from the Chicagoland area here in Illinois with a multitude of things to do. Click Here for the events calendar.
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