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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
2643 N. Il Rt. 178
Utica, IL 61373
Nightly Rates (279.00 - 479.00)   3 Star
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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Property Description
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers skin-drenching fun all year long right in the beautiful setting of Starved Rock State Park. Located just 1-1/2 hours from Chicago, our 60 wooded acres offer all of nature's wonders, including Grand Bear Falls, a 24,000 sq. ft. indoor water park, The Enchanted Forest, our 36,000 sq. ft. indoor amusement park, beautiful lodge accommodations as well as our 1800 sq. ft. vacation villas and luxurious 2800 sq. ft. cabins. Enjoy casual family dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Jack's Place restaurant or grab one of our 12 gourmet pizzas at Lumber Jacks Pizzeria and Sports Bar. During the summer months guests can enjoy an outdoor lunch or a cool refreshing drink at Bandits Bar and Grill, which is located on Bear Island next to our very own Curtis Canyon. Next to Bear Island enjoy our ?Castle in the Woods? playground area and test your skills at our 18 hole Canyon Creek Miniature Golf Course. All lodge rooms include a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and hair dryer. Our vacation villas are a 2-story town home with a fully applianced kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our Log Cabins offer 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully applianced kitchen, 3 fireplaces and a plasma TV in our oversized Great Room. Other resort amenities include the Cave Arcade with over 60 games, the Wave Cafe Snack Shop, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop, the Grizzly Bean Gourmet Coffee Shop, the Moose Crossing Convenience Store and the Northwoods Niche Gift Shop. Our Grand Bear Conference Center includes over 8000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 6000 sq. ft. of Grand Ballroom space to accommodate your larger functions such as weddings, family reunions, etc.

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

  • AM/FM Alarm Clock

  • Bar/Lounge

  • Business Center

  • 24 Hour Front Desk

  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities

  • Free Parking

  • Hairdryers Available

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities

  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities

  • Pool

  • Parking

  • Restaurant

  • Safe Deposit Box

  • Shops/Commercial Services

  • Fitness Center or Spa

  • Room Information
  • Family Suite

  • The Family Suite can come with or without a balcony and is perfect sleeping for six people with two queen size beds and a sofa sleeper (rates are based on 4 people).
  • Whirlpool Suite

  • The Whirlpool Suites are for romantic getaways and honeymooners. This cozy suite features a two-person whirlpool tub, a fireplace and a four-post king size canopy bed (Maximum occupancy: 2).
  • Kid Cabin Suite

  • The Kid Cabin Suites are designed for larger families of up to five people. This large room has a queen size bed, a sofa sleeper and a set of twin bunk beds for kids. There are two televisions in the suite (Rates are based on 4 people).
  • Deluxe Family Suite

  • The Deluxe Family Suite are the most spacious in the lodge, with three rooms accommodating up to eight people. This suite offers three distinctive sleeping areas with two queen size beds and a sofa sleeper. The master bedroom has its own two-person whirlpool tub and king size bed. The suites have three televisions and a cozy fireplace (Rates are based on 6 people).
  • Vacation Villa

  • The Vacation Villas are beautiful two-story, wooden timber townhome, each villa with log style furnishings and sleeps up to ten people. The generous 1,800 square foot villas are designed with a living room with fireplace, television with DVD player, dining area, two bedrooms upstairs, two bathrooms, patio and balconies. The villas have complete kitchens with all major appliances, dinnerware, cookware as well as eating and dining utensils. The fabulous master bedroom has a king size bed, fireplace, television, DVD player and a private vanity off the bathroom. It also features a two-person whirlpool tub. The second bedroom has two queen size beds, a television and DVD player. All villas have full-size washers and dryers. (Rates are based on 6 people).
  • Log Cabin

  • These very attractive log cabins can sleep up to 18 people. The cabins are 2,800 square feet comprised of a large living room with vaulted ceiling, three fireplaces, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and four televisions each with a DVD player. The cabins have complete kitchens with all major appliances, dinnerware, cookware as well as eating and dining utensils. Two of the bedrooms have whirlpool tubs and the other bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. All cabins have full-size washers and dryers. Most cabins have a view overlooking Grand Bear Lakes.(Rates are base on 10 people).
  • King Suite Wheelchain Accessible

  • The King Suites can accommodate up to four people and feature a king size bed and a sofa sleeper. These suites are wheelchair accessible and have handicapped shower facilities instead of a tub.

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    Miscellaneous Information
  • American Dollars is the native currency. 

  • Check in time is 16:00 

  • Check out time is 11:00 

  • Time Zone is  (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 

  • Opened in  2005 

  • Renovated in  2005 

  • 92  rooms. 

  • 0  suites. 

  • 3  floors. 

  • Directions
    Take S. Central Avenue or S. Cicero Avenue and go north to I-55. Take I-55 south and exit to I-80 west. Take I-80 west to IL. Rt.178 exit 81 south. Take I-90 east to I-294 south. From I-294 south go to I-55 south to I-80 west. From I-80 west to IL. Rt.178 exit 81 south. Chicago Midway-MDW, Chicago O'Hare-ORD, Peoria-PIA, Bloomington-BMI

    Guarantee Policy
    Credit card required to guarantee reservation.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation 11 or more days prior to arrival date incurs a $25 USD fee. Cancellation 10 or less days before the arrival date incurs a one nights stay plus tax fee.

    Restaurant Information
    Jacks Place Located In The Lodge  Cuisine type - American Location - on property Open 7 days a week Breakfast served 7am-11am 10am sun. Sat. Breakfast buffet 7am-11am Sun. Breakfast buffet 7am-10am Sun. Brunch 1030am-230pm lunch 11am-4pm Mon-Sat Dinner 4pm-9pm Fri and Sat 10pm Fun. Fresh. Bold. Come taste what jacks been cooking grand American cuisine made with expert care by our master chefs and brought to your table with flair. Who could possibly resist our spectacular dishes? Daily specials and unique entrees are sure to please any palate. Wrap your paws around a juicy grand bear burger. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner even picky eaters can find their favorite. Do not forget to have your very own customized omelet cooked right before your eyes at our made-to-order omelet station on our weekend breakfast buffets. For those of you with a sweet tooth make sure you stop by and try one of our delicious desserts on our 20-foot dessert display during our Sunday brunch. Carryout service is also available to our guests who wish to hibernate in their rooms. Lumber Jacks Pizzeria and Sports Bar  Cuisine type - American Location - on property Distance from hotel -0.0mi / 0.0km Sun-Sat 11am-11pm Riding the 9 thrilling amusement rides can certainly make one hungry. If you are in need of refreshment we have you covered. Lumber Jacks Pizzeria and Sports Bar serves a variety of thin style or deep-dish pizzas a wide variety of appetizers a self serve salad bar and a kids menu that will satisfy the pickiest taste buds. Have your meal delivered straight to your lodge room villa or cabin door. For all the huge sports fans out there whether your game is football, basketball, baseball or hockey, we have three huge flat-screen tvs and 3 jumbo-trons showing the latest game shown in fantastic high definition Jacks Bar Located In The Lodge  Cuisine type - American Location - on property Distance from hotel -0.0mi / 0.0km Sunday-Thursday 12pm noon-9pmsunday appetizers available during brunch Friday and Saturday 12pm noon-11pmon Friday and Saturday we may stay open until 1am- depending on occupancy After a day of hiking biking swimming relaxing or eating dinner be sure to drop in at Jacks Bar adjoined to Jacks Place Restaurant in the lodge. This cozy bar comes complete with a big-screen television and a casual atmosphere. Indulge yourself in one of our many specialty martinis but beware of the giant stuffed grizzly bear lurking above the bar. Bandits Bar and Grill  Cuisine type - American Location - on property Distance from hotel - 0.0mi / 0.0km Seasonal-May 31st to October 31st Sunday-Saturday 12pm noon-10pm weather permitting The fun begins at grand bear island-it is a bar it is a multi-level deck it is an outdoor entertainment center and it is just plain fun. Everyone gets cabin fever and Grizzly Jack sure has a cure at his bear island. Unique to the area, it is a paradise for the whole family. Let your cubs reign supreme at the castle in the woods playground while you enjoy the serenity of the breathtaking 80-foot Curtis Canyon and waterfall. A four-tiered observation deck gives guests a real appreciation for natures artwork with thrilling masterpieces carved out of limestone and shale. Kids will love the large stone fire pit area where storytellers weave yarns of adventure and intrigue about Grizzly Jack and Grand Bear as well as fairy-tales and legends. There is also a beanbag tournament court and other games and do not forget to take part in one of Jack's favorite activities at the Canyon Creek - the mini golf course.

    Meeting Facility
  • Meeting Rooms
  •   -Meeting rooms - 7 -Largest seating capacity - 500 -Smallest seating capacity - 20 -Contact hotel for meeting room information

    Recreation Information
  • Recreations

  • -Cardio Equipment -Game Room -Golf -Heated Outdoor Pool -Indoor Pool -Jacuzzi -Jogging Track -Limited Health Club -Play Ground -Sports Court -Whirlpool

  • Attractions

  • - Aurora Naperville. . . . . . . . . .65.0mi/ - Bicycle Rental Mixs Trading Post. . 2.0 mi/3.2 km - Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . .68.0mi/ - Canoe the Vermilion. . . . . . . . .12.0mi/19.3km - Champaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . .118.mi/ - Chicago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95.0mi/ - Joliet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.0mi/88.5km - LaSalle Speedway. . . . . . . . . . 6.0 mi/9.7 km - Ottawa Downtown. . . . . . . . . . .13.0mi/20.9km - Ottawa Scouting Museum. . . . . . . 13.0mi/20.9km - Peoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.0mi/ - Quad Cities. . . . . . . . . . . . .86.0mi/ - Rockford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.0mi/ - Senicas Oak Ridge Golf Club. . . . .6.0 mi/9.7 km - Springfield. . . . . . . . . . . . .128.mi/ - St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .225.mi/ - Starved Rock Bait and Tackle . . . .2.0 mi/3.2 km - Starved Rock Stables. . . . . . . . 1.0 mi/1.6 km - Starved Rock State Park. . . . . . .0.5 mi/0.8 km
  • Coporate Locations

  • - Bloomington College. . . . . . . . .0.0 mi/0.0 km - Caterpillar Peoria. . . . . . . . . 71.0mi/ - Dekalb Illininois State University. 65.0mi/ - Illinois Valley Community Hospital. 8.0 mi/12.9km - Northern Illinois University. . . . 58.0mi/93.3km - Peoria Civic Center. . . . . . . . .71.0mi/ - State Farm Bloomington. . . . . . . 68.0mi/