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Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

3.0 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
2643 IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL, 61373

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationStarved Rock State Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMatthiessen State Park11 min walk
  • AirportPeru, IL (VYS-Illinois Valley Regional)17 min drive

Room options

About this area

Oglesby

Located in Oglesby, Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock is in a state park. Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat and Hegeler Carus Mansion are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Starved Rock State Park and Illinois River Winery. Traveling with kids? Consider Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park and Mix's Trading Post. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like horse riding, skydiving, and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park - 1 min walk
  • Starved Rock State Park - 3 min walk
  • Matthiessen State Park - 11 min walk
  • Mix's Trading Post - 2 min drive
  • Deer Park Country Club - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Mendota Station - 27 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 93 min drive

Restaurants

  • Canal Port - 3 min drive
  • Skoog's Bar - 3 min drive
  • Cajun Connection - 7 min drive
  • Sam's Pizza - 8 min drive
  • Rootbeer Stand - 8 min drive

About this property

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

3-star family-friendly hotel in a state park
Consider a stay at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock and take advantage of water-park access, mini golf, and an arcade/game room. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. In addition to a fireplace in the lobby and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool, with a lazy river
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a gift shop, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting rooms, free newspapers, and ATM/banking services
  • Smoke-free premises and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 92 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Ice makers and irons/ironing boards
  • 42-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating, and desks

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekends: USD 12.50 for adults and USD 8.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini golf
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Spa tub
  • Water park access (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Mini golf

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Ice maker

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 500 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 12.50 for adults and USD 8.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Utica
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Utica
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Oglesby
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Hotel
Grizzly Jack`s Grand Bear Hotel Utica
Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Oglesby
Grizzly Jack's Bear Oglesby
Bear At Starved Rock Oglesby
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Hotel
Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Oglesby
Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock Hotel Oglesby

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock on Dec 5, 2022 start from $129.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock located?

This family-friendly Oglesby hotel is located in a state park, within a 15-minute walk of Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Illinois River Winery and Deer Park Country Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings

7.4

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 103 out of 357 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 29%
Rating 8 - Good. 126 out of 357 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 64 out of 357 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 18%
Rating 4 - Poor. 34 out of 357 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 10%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 30 out of 357 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 8%

7.7/10

Cleanliness

7.9/10

Staff & service

7.1/10

Amenities

7.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.1/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Good

Virginia
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Our stay was nice and we will go back. Next time we will come at least a month earlier. It was too cold to hike and we missed the fall colors. Restaurant hours were not "user friendly." There were a lot of families with kids (which we expected), so I would advise staying elsewhere if this bothers you. Price is reasonable and we had a very comfortable stay. I liked that the hotel promoted events going on in nearby towns as well. Made it easy to plan things to do.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible

Leslie, Ankeny
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Bad experience! Have called the property manager several times and they will not respond.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Marlin
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very accessible. Decorated beautifully for the fall season. Front desk staff at our checkout was not the friendliest we've ever encountered. They could stand to improve on that
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Gabriel
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Loved the atmosphere, the location and the family friendly activities offered by the resort. Disliked the wifi service at this location.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Paula
Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hot tub, water slide and pool area CLOSEDOWN; we should have been warned when booking trip
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Kristi
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The rooms were not clean at all. Box spring mattresses were exposed with stains all over them, sheets had stains, one pillow case had blood on it and carpet had sticky areas.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

6/10 Okay

Blanche
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
The property is short staffed resulting non service to guest after 9pm or closure of eatery if staff calls off.. The rooms were comfortable but the plumbing system is terrible.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

vincent
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/10 Poor

Paula
Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The waterpark was the main attraction, however badly needs updated. The rooms were filthy, the accommodation and amenities were just non existent. I understand the hotel was understaffed, however for what I paid, I am so unimpressed. There was bloodstains on the sheets to one of our beds, and I was never provided with a clean set. The room itself was also dirty and dust filled. My son and I both had triggered allergies the next morning. There was no soaps or hand towels. The front desk said they had no housekeeping staff, and the soaps were on backorder. I paid for a suite, and was placed in a double queen, right off the cafe and lobby. The noise from the main lobby went on until well after 10 pm, and it was very hard to get rest after a long day. We will not be back here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/10 Terrible

Madiha
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021