The Starved Rock Inn

Route 6, Utica, Illinois, 61373, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Utica

Week 1

A travel blog entry by minerguy


Lots has been going on. I started out with a canoe trip last Saturday on the Illinois river in northeast Oklahoma with Michelle. There were canoes and rafts everywhere at the start, but spread out a little bit as the day went on. The water was comfortable and it was relatively cool out, low 80s. Nice enough to do one jump off the rocks into the …

Peru, IL part IV

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre

... went away with news about the circus and that’s what we’re here to do.

Because we missed Peru, IL so much (if you’ve already forgotten, we spent a week in Peru when we blew our transmission a couple of weeks ago), we went back there after Marseilles to get an oil change at Fulmer’s Service Station (the same place that replaced our transmission). Our mechanic, T.J., was there and we talked to him for a while about circus life and how ...

Circus visit

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre


... the lot only to find out that Becky, the show's aerialist, had been in an accident with the truck and trailer she drove...a woman in a car cut her off at the last second and her vehicle jack-knifed as she tried to avoid hitting the car. Becky's okay, but the truck isn't salvageable, so our mechanics are spending part of their day off stripping the truck of anything they need and junking it and the musicians are testing their equipment (which had been in the trailer) to see if it ...

Day 2 of Mendota

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre


Since we lost Wednesday and Thursday publicizing the circus in Mendota, we opted to treat today as a work day especially since Al, the circus' bill poster, would be in town putting up posters everywhere. After a lovely continental breakfast at the hotel (with Fox "news" blaring from the TV...ugh), we jumped into our awesome rental car (I'm seriously going to have issues parting with this car when we drop it off on Thursday) and drove to ...

"I honestly don't give a rat's a**" - store owner

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre


(^^^ When asked if we could leave some flyers and free kids tickets at his shop, this was the owner's response as he turned his back on us. Thankfully, he was the only one in the entire town who swore at us.)

We're back at work!!! After all of the stress of staying overnight in a BP station's parking lot, procuring money to make the expensive fix we needed to get back on the road, trying to get a rental car company to rent us a car without a credit ...


This hotel, located on Route 6, Utica, is near Starved Rock State Park, August Hill Winery, and August Hill Winery Tasting Room.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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