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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
339 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
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

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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
339 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2016
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152
Very Good
126
Average
28
Poor
23
Terrible
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Recent Reviews
thekortes4
Bartelso, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Pere Marquette Lodge Experience
5 of 5 bubbles May 23, 2017
We just loved the Pere Marquette Lodge. It was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful with any questions. The view from anywhere on the grounds were... more »
Jana H
Phoenix, Arizona
Trip type:
Couples
Great place for a true getaway
5 of 5 bubbles May 22, 2017
Loved staying here. We used to drive up here just to eat the fried chicken dinner, but so glad we finally stayed. Cabins are lovely, comfortable and so nice to... more »
Rick H
Mehlville
Trip type:
Couples
Pere Marquette Lodge
5 of 5 bubbles May 22, 2017
We have stayed both in the lodge and the cabins. The last time was in the cabins. The accommodations were excellent and very quiet. I would recommend the cabins over... more »
ArriveAliveLady
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Couples
Love this resort!
5 of 5 bubbles May 22, 2017
From the life size chess game to the wines this place is great getaway. Great food if you can wait. Worth the ride on motorcycle along river road. This is... more »
cheriejg
Marthasville, Missouri, United States
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Lovely Place to Stay, But . . .
4 of 5 bubbles May 15, 2017
This is a beautiful place to stay, in a state park right on the Missouri River. The Lodge, cabins, and grounds are well-maintained. The park is beautiful with a scenic... 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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