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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2331 PHONE
(618) 786-3498 FAX
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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

As a centerpiece of Pere Marquette State Park, the lodge and restaurant are an attraction for visitors from miles around. Visitors can spend a day at the park and explore the Great Room of the lodge, dine in the restaurant or even spend a night in a cozy lodge room or cabin. The centerpiece of the rustic timber 1930s Great Room is the 700 ton stone fireplace and life-size chess set. The Great Rooms beckons visitors to pull up a chair and a glass of wine with a view of the Illinois River. The Lodge restaurant is known for its family-style chicken dinner and seasonal Sunday brunch buffets. Spend the afternoon or a weekend for an unforgettable experience.

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  • Coffee Pot
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • On-site Lounge
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Number of Guest Rooms: 72; 50 Lodge Rooms; 22 Cabin Rooms



Hours of Operation

Restaurant Hours
Sunday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together

May 12, 2018
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Mother's Day Brunch

May 13, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together

June 09, 2018
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Stained Glass Retreat

June 10, 2018
9:30am to 6:00pm

Comic Book Killer Mystery Dinner Theater

June 22, 2018
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Paranormal Investigation at Pere Marquette Lodge

June 29, 2018
8:00pm to 2:00am

Bluesy Beer Garden at Pere Marquette

July 15, 2018
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Dinner with Elvis

July 20, 2018
Starts at 6:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together

August 11, 2018
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge

August 12, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together

September 08, 2018
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Apple Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge

September 23, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together

October 13, 2018
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Traveler Reviews brought to you by
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Ctr, BW Premier Collection
13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, IL 62037-2321 (Formerly Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Ctr, Best Western Premier Collection)
4.0 of 5 bubbles
430 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Maryan P
Trip type:
A great place gone to terrible
Apr 14, 2018
We've stayed here many times and loved it, though it has always been plain and rustic. It used to be clean and comfortable. What a shock to find it unmaintained... more »
Candee C
Apr 11, 2018
Very worn and dated. Restaurant has vinyl tablecloths and day old potato’s. We left the cabin due to the musty smell and checked into the lodge. Same look from 23... more »
New Lenox, Illinois
Trip type:
Excellent Place to Stay
Apr 6, 2018
My wife and I wanted to go somewhere for my Spring Break and decided to take a trip to the Pere Marquette State Park. Since we were going to be... more »
Natty D
Trip type:
Good until the last night
Apr 5, 2018
The lodge is a beautiful old CCC-era building though guest rooms are comfortable and modern. We are in the old section. We stayed for three nights - beginning Tuesday evening.... more »
Val H
Winter getaway
Apr 1, 2018
Went in response to ad for an Eagle watch package offer. Spent one night and included dinner and breakfast for 2 in their restaurant plus 2 drinks. Great value. The... more »
1-5 of 430 Reviews

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