signWelcome to the most extraordinary State Park Lodge in Illinois! Built by hand by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in Pere Marquette State Park, the historic Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is an awe-inspiring structure of limestone and massive timbers.  Pere Marquette Lodge is located just across the Illinois River from St. Louis, Mo and includes 72 newly renovated guest rooms and cabins. The perfect St. Louis getaway, the hotel features a one-of-a-kind life size chess set, a 50ft limestone fireplace, a terrace overlooking the scenic Illinois River, an indoor pool, a Restaurant, a Winery, beautiful weddings, productive business retreats, private events and more.