Starved Rock Lodge

Route 178 & 71, Utica, Illinois, 61373, United States | Lodge
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Starved Rock

A travel blog entry by chaletaria


Wednesday 29/10/08

We woke early to the sound of birds, which was really nice. After a pancake breakfast we picked up a trail map and decided to get off exploring.

We had a quick breakfast and, as it was sunny, were itching to get out walking. Our route was:

Aurora Canyon, Sac Canyon, Kickapoo Canyon, St …

Poignant Indian tales

A travel blog entry by chaletaria


Tuesday 28/10/08 Into Illinois

As this was our day to move on we collected our bags and made our way to the airport car hire. Steve had done a deal earlier with them so we decided to put only him on as driver to keep down insurance coats. Then we set out of Chicago into the Illinois countryside and on our way to Starved Rock. At …

Friendliest little town in Illinois...

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre


Let it be known that this town is a genuinely happy town. I don’t think we met a single person today who didn’t smile, greet us, and (in most cases) laugh heartily while hanging out with a couple of circus folk. Even their 4th-6th graders enjoyed and laughed during their clown assembly (most kids their age would’ve scoffed and made fun, but they had a great time). I think the Kelly Miller Circus is going to make Washburn a circus town!


Peru, IL part IV

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre

... Idris is driving now. It was really nice to see him again and before we took off, we left him a circus pass for the Marseilles show. I hope he and his family are able to go…

After a quick grocery shopping excursion and a stop off at a thrift store, we drove to Washburn, IL for the night. We’re staying out side of a school bus barn and visiting three schools tomorrow. Slowly heading south now…I can’t believe the season is coming to an end!

Circus visit

A travel blog entry by clara.sayre


... She said a clown needs a trained dog and that when we least expected it, she'd slip the dog into our trailer and let our cat and the dog sort themselves out. :)

- Sunday morning's jump was at 6am, so we drove the two hours to Brookfield with the show. We weren't parking on the lot (thus no power to make coffee) but were immediately saved by a text from Steve asking if we wanted to do breakfast at Panera with Shelby, Pete, and him. YES...yes we did. After breakfast, we got ...

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This lodge, located on Route 178 & 71, Utica, is near Starved Rock State Park, August Hill Winery Tasting Room, and August Hill Winery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsStarved Rock Lodge Utica

    Reviewed by chaletaria


    Reviewed Oct 29, 2008
    by (28 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Lovely cabins, super rooms. Amazing view from window. Lovely food (though portions were so large we ordered 1 person's meal for both of us)

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Starved Rock Lodge Utica

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent