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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort sits in the beautiful setting of Starved Rock State Park. Located just 90 minutes from Chicago & the Quad Cities and an hour from Bloomington & Rockford. The resort includes Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark (re-opening late fall). Accommodations include custom lodge rooms, two-bedroom Vacation Villas, and three-bedroom Log Cabin. Cabins and Villas feature full kitchens. Guests can enjoy a view of nature at our Bear Island Outdoor bar and our 18-hole Canyon Creek Miniature Golf. All lodge rooms include a microwave, mini-fridge, and wi-fi access. Other resort amenities include the Cave Arcade, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop and the Moose Crossing Convenience Store. Our Grand Bear Conference Center includes over 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 6000 sq. ft. of Grand Ballroom space to accommodate weddings, family reunions and corporate events.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Restaurant
Free Internet
Public Wifi
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Greater Peoria Airport92 km
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

To be upfront, we first tried to book rooms at Starved Rock State Park Lodge. But since they did not have the number of rooms available that we needed, we opted to try for the closest other place, Grizxly Jack's. It is just outside the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the waterpark was currently...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Great for hiking at Starved Rock State Park. Clean, comfortable, and quite. However we did stayed Sunday to Monday and the pool was closed so no kids running around. The price was right and the staff was friendlyMore

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the waterpark was currently...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

When you book a room online it asks if you would like additional services added, such as breakfast or mini-golf. They neglect to inform you that you will be charged when you make reservations that you will be charged the ENTIRE amount to hold the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for booking with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest service to all of our guests. I am so sorry to see that you experienced difficulties when booking your reservations online. When you are booking your reservations...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

we checked in, stayed for only an hour and left. there was a stench in the room, broken beds, stained couches, overflowing sinks, a hair ball in the bottom of the shower, and most disgusting of all, the water park was shut down. the water...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest service to all of our guests. I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Yes the waterpark is...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is a reasonably priced lodging with a very good continental breakfast. It is located next to a state park with extensive hiking and biking trails - in addition to the waterpark. They offer a broad range of options form 4 bedroom chalets to standard...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear ResortResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for staying with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at proving 100% guest service to all of our guests. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will return in the near...More

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Ezra A
17 June 2018|
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort | Property representative |
The waterpark is not expected to reopen until the 1st week of November at this time. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
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kmcortese
21 January 2018|
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort | Property representative |
Hello our renovations are expected to be completed around the first part of May of 2018. We are looking to be open and running as usual.
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kmcortese
21 January 2018|
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort | Property representative |
Yes we do have rooms that are accessible rooms. We also have adjoining rooms as well. However our waterpark is currently closed due to renovations. We are expected to be reopen and running by the first part of May 2018... More
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Room Tips
"The cabins can hold 18, you can pay extra for more and use air mattresses, We made our own food and fished..."
jeanbE5818EJ
8 Aug 2018
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"Renting a home/villa in the woods is peaceful,"
116karar
17 Jul 2018
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"All of the rooms appeared to be very nice."
lovethebeach837
12 Jul 2018
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"Ask for 2nd or 3rd floor"
mariellamarbella
31 May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$85 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisUtica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
272
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