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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037
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P: (618) 786-2331
F: (618) 786-3498

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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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4.0 of 5 bubbles
368 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2017
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Services & Equipment: On site catering, free wireless internet, Equipment rental: screens, TV, DVD player, flipchart easels & pads, 24 hour notice for other AV equipment.

Rooms

Size

Theater

Reception

Banquet

Classroom

Ballroom

77’ X 37’ 8”

320

400

280

150

Marquette

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

Piasa

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

McAdams

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

Pontiac

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35


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.


Price Range
$$

Amenities
  • 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

Cuisine
American
Bacon Wine Pairing Dinner
September 27, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

October Sunday Brunch
October 01, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

October Sunday Brunch
October 08, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
October 14, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

October Sunday Brunch
October 15, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

Pumpkin Wine Pairing Dinner
October 18, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

October Sunday Brunch
October 22, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

Zombie Love Dinner Theater
October 27, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

October Sunday Brunch
October 29, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

Paranormal Investigation at Pere Marquette Lodge
November 03, 2017
8:00pm to 2:00am

Wine Festival at Pere Marquette
November 05, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Bullets in the Bathtub Mystery Dinner Theater
November 10, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
November 11, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Thanksgiving Feast
November 23, 2017
11:00am to 5:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
December 09, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Christmas Feast at the Lodge
December 25, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm

Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Festival
January 28, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pere Marquette Lodge Hikers Delight Package - Valid from 06/05/2017 to 12/31/2017
Includes Hiking Trail Map, 4 Bottles of Water, Pere Marquette Lodge Bag & More

Make new family memories as you explore the miles of scenic trails and gorgeous outlooks of Pere Marquette State Park. Add this package to your room reservation at Pere Marquette Lodge for only $15 and receive a hiking trail map, 4 bottles of water, 4 granola bars and a Pere Marquette Lodge drawstring bag. Does not include taxes or room reservations, restrictions apply. One package per room per night.  Packages cannot be combined with a Mary Michelle Wine Club or any other advertised discounts. Package reservations cannot be made online. Please call (618) -786-2331 to make your reservations today.


Pere Marquette Lodge Throwback Eagle Package - Valid from 01/01/2018 to 02/28/2018
Honor the history of Pere Marquette Lodge with this throwback package available on select dates in January and February. $105 plus tax and service charges

Consider a time when the depression was waning, the Lincoln Continental was the car of choice and a room with two twin beds at the Lodge was only $17. Help us honor our 1940 debut with this package that includes dinner and breakfast off a select menu, two drink vouchers and your room all for just $105 plus tax and service charges. Based on double occupancy, available Sundays through Thursdays on select dates in January and February 2018. Restrictions apply.


A Night of Romance Package at Pere Marquette Lodge - Valid from 06/05/2017 to 12/31/2017
Package starting at $70 plus tax

As a premier couples retreat vacation desination, Pere Marquette Lodge is a historic Lodge and hotel featuring romantic Lodge rooms and rustic cabin rooms. Our Guest Room will inspire awe with its 50ft-vaulted ceiling, wooden pillards and its massive 700-ton stone fireplace perfect for cuddling up and enjoying local wines while rekindling your relationship. 

Surprise your special someone with this romantic couples getaway package for only $70. Add this package to your room reservations at Pere Marquette Lodge (one of St. Louis' top couples getaway weekday and weekend destinations) and receive a $50 voucher to be used for dinner in the Lodge Restaurant, a chilled bottle of champagne and a delicious 1lb box of Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...chocolates.

Does not include taxes or room reservation. Package reservations cannot be made online. Please call (618) 786-2331 to book your romantic retreat today!


Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Tour Package - Valid from 06/05/2017 to 12/31/2017
Includes two Pere Marquette Lodge Souvenir Wine Glasses

Add our Wine Tour Package to your room reservation at Pere Marquette Lodge for an additonal $25. Receive two Pere Marquette Lodge Souvenir Wine Glasses and a Wine Tour Card listing five participating Grafton wineries. Visit all five wineries listed on the card and receive a free bottle of Moscato from the Mary Michelle Winery at Pere Marquette Lodge! Does not include taxes or room reservations, restrictions apply. One package per room per night. Packages cannot be combined with a Mary Michelle Wine Club or any other advertised discounts. Packages reservations cannot be made online. Please call (618) 786-2331 to make reservations today!


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13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, IL 62037-2321 (Formerly Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Ctr, Best Western Premier Collection)
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368 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2017
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Recent Reviews
Shona0522
Pittsfield, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Beautiful fall getaway
Sep 20, 2017
Clean, comfortable, and beautiful scenery. The cabins are awesome, the restaurant is very good and very reasonably priced. Everyone is friendly and the place is clean. There is a really... more »
markstlou
ARNOLD
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Always a GREAT Experience
Sep 7, 2017
I have stayed at this property numerous times. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The front desk service is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is not amazing, but is a very... more »
M7032MPelizabethr
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Trip type:
Couples
Hidden Gem of the Saint Louis Area
Sep 5, 2017
The Pere Marquette Lodge is hidden along the Great River Road. It's a beautiful lodge and park. Every staff person we encountered was friendly and professional. Our bartender was friendly... more »
Nancy B
Jacksonville IL
Trip type:
Family
Anniversary celebration
Aug 26, 2017
Very good experience. Toilet bowl was stained. Sheets need to be replaced. Restaurant in evening and breakfast good value and good selection. Have stayed here before ande have enjoyed it... more »
Spencer0506
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Trip type:
Couples
Very nice state park lodge
Aug 12, 2017
We stayed one night in a king cabin. The room was very comfortable and clean. This cabin was built in the 1930's by the CCC. There are also rooms in... more »
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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Services & Equipment: On site catering, free wireless internet, Equipment rental: screens, TV, DVD player, flipchart easels & pads, 24 hour notice for other AV equipment.

Rooms

Size

Theater

Reception

Banquet

Classroom

Ballroom

77’ X 37’ 8”

320

400

280

150

Marquette

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

Piasa

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

McAdams

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35

Pontiac

19’ 3” X 37’ 8”

80

100

70

35


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.

Price Range
$$

Amenities
  • 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
Cuisine
American

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