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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
314 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
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

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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
314 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Excellent
138
Very Good
119
Average
26
Poor
21
Terrible
10
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Recent Reviews
Gerald I
Saint Louis, United States
Trip type:
Family
Great getaway
5 of 5 bubbles Mar 17, 2017
Great family get away at beautiful Pere Marquette Park Lodge. Special thanks to Melissa,Sabrina and Darlene. They helped make our family stay very enjoyable. Kids loved the large indoor pool.... more »
HolleyMartins
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Couples
Lovely Overall experience
4 of 5 bubbles Mar 3, 2017
We spent two nights here in February (37th wedding anniversary). The lodge is a lovely space, a 1930s CCC project that has been updated and very well-preserved. There is a... more »
LynnReed
Kelley, Iowa
Trip type:
Couples
Our "go to" place
5 of 5 bubbles Mar 2, 2017
As always Pere Marquette Lodge is the place we go when we want rest, quiet, great food, wonderful atmosphere. We have been staying at the lodge for the past 20... more »
Barb W
Trip type:
Couples
Bucket List Check !
4 of 5 bubbles Feb 28, 2017
We stayed in one of the cabins which was very spacious,and comfortable. From the moment we arrived to the min we left it was so relaxing! The food was good... more »
Carol B
Saint Peters, Missouri
Trip type:
Couples
Reservation mix up
2 of 5 bubbles Feb 26, 2017
We booked this hotel for the eagle watch package. We booked 3 rooms with 2 other couples. The eagle watch package included a nights accommodations, drinks, dinner and breakfast all... more »
1-5 of 314 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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