Oct 14, 2019 9:26 AM -
Nestled in the middle of Starved Rock State Park is one of Illinois' hidden gems: Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center. Surprisingly, both are 90 minutes or less from most Chicago suburbs. Midweek getaways are the secret to avoiding crowds on the weekends. That's why the lodge launched a "Why Wait for the Weekend?" ad campaign. Whether you visit for leisurely getaway, corporate meeting or even a wedding, there's no place quite like Starved Rock. A variety of overnight packages are listed on the lodge's website (starvedrocklodge.com). A midweek stay can be relaxing and it still allows travelers to have the weekend for their usual household chores. For corporate groups, getting out of the office and into the woods not only allows business travelers to reconnect with Mother Nature and enjoy the midweek serenity, the casual atmosphere gives everyone a chance to get serious about their reason for coming and relax in the process.