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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
303 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2016
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
Four Rivers Art Fair
February 26, 2017
11:00am to 4:00pm

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

Mushroom Wine Pairing Dinner
March 15, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

Paranormal Investigation at Pere Marquette Lodge
March 17, 2017
8:00pm to 2:00am

Stained Glass Retreat
March 26, 2017
9:30am to 6:00pm

Clueless Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
April 01, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
April 08, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Mushroom Festival
April 23, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
May 13, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Mother's Day Brunch
May 14, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm

Cheese Wine Pairing Dinner
May 17, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

Stained Glass Retreat
May 21, 2017
9:30am to 6:00pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
June 10, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bluesy Beer Garden at Pere Marquette
June 18, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Paranormal Investigation at Pere Marquette Lodge
June 30, 2017
8:00pm to 2:00am

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
July 08, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Parrothead Beer Garden at Pere Marquette
July 16, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Dinner with Elvis
July 21, 2017
Starts at 6:00pm

Stained Glass Retreat
July 23, 2017
9:30am to 6:00pm

Death of a Blackheart Murder Mystery Dinner
August 04, 2017
Starts at 6:30pm

Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together
August 12, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge
August 13, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm

Cajun Beer Garden at Pere Marquette
August 27, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Apple Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge
September 10, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm

Renegade Beer Garden at Pere Marquette
September 17, 2017
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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 24, 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 Lodge Throwback Eagle Package - Valid from 01/01/2017 to 02/28/2017
Honor the history of Pere Marquette Lodge with this throwback package available on select dates in January and February. $99 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 $99 plus tax and service charges. Based on double occupancy, available Sundays through Thursdays on select dates in January and February 2017. Restrictions apply.

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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
303 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Excellent
131
Very Good
116
Average
26
Poor
20
Terrible
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Recent Reviews
beachfamily636
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Family
Great fun for the whole family
5 of 5 bubbles Feb 15, 2017
We stayed at PML on an "eagle-watching" weekend. The lodge was comfortable and clean with extra amenities that appealed to all of us (12 years old to 75 years old).... more »
2bcycling
Granite City, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Getting away
5 of 5 bubbles Feb 9, 2017
My wife and I were in need of some get away time,so we made reservations for an overnight stay with some close friends. We went to the check in lobby... more »
wmw1957
Chicago, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Not worth the money
2 of 5 bubbles Feb 9, 2017
We stayed in a cabin which, unfortunately, felt old and tired. The lighting was very poor, the TV picture was fuzzy, the furniture was beat up, and the bathroom was... more »
meadmomma
Granite City, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Family Christmas Celebration!
4 of 5 bubbles Feb 8, 2017
There were 12/14 of us that stayed the night. We utilized 3 rooms. They were comfy rooms and we had many laughs together. The lodge was amazing! I really enjoyed... more »
tmf7150
Highland, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Surprisingly Wonderful!
5 of 5 bubbles Feb 7, 2017
We went to Grafton in February to see the eagles and tour the sites. Our friends had been to the Lodge in the past and recommended we stay there. We... more »
1-5 of 303 Reviews

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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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