Wine Club Get-Together

Saturday, December 14th from 2pm-5pm This monthly event features free wine tasting and free appetizers for Mary Michelle Wine Club Members. New Members can join by paying a one-time $20 fee and will receive a complementary Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass filled with their choice of Mary Michelle or Illinois Cellar Wines.  Wine Club Members also receive More…

The Christmas Killer Mystery Dinner Theater

December 20th at 6:30pm Ever commit murder?  Now’s your chance! When you attend “Jest” Entertainment’s comedy murder mystery dinner theater “The Christmas Killer!” Welcome to the party sponsored by Chatty Cathy, and the “Misfit Toys”.  We certainly hope that you can find a good home for one of our toys! Of course, it’ll be a More…

Christmas Feast

Wednesday, December 25th from 10am-4pm The weather outside is frightful, but the Christmas Feast at Pere Marquette Lodge is so delightful! Let us do the work while you enjoy our fabulous, mouth-watering spread! You’re bound to go home with full bellies and great memories! Featuring made-to-order omelets, carving stations, traditional & unique selections of side dishes, salads More…

New Years Eve Party

Tuesday, December 31st Ring in the New Year at Pere Marquette Lodge with the overnight party package! This package gives you the opportunity to show off your cocktail attire and indulge with appetizers, open bar and a lavish buffet dinner for two people. Dance the night away with an excellent band (Trilogy), midnight champagne toast More…

Wine Club Get Together

Saturday, January 11th from 2pm-5pm This monthly event features free wine tasting and free appetizers for Mary Michelle Wine Club Members. New Members can join by paying a one-time $20 fee and will receive a complementary Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass filled with their choice of Mary Michelle or Illinois Cellar Wines.  Wine Club Members also receive More…

Fall into Fall Package

Celebrate the arrival of Fall with this inclusive weekday getaway! Relieve your cabin fever, cuddle up in front of our stone fireplace, relax in our hot tub, and enjoy a stroll through the park as the leaves pile up around you. This Inclusive “Fall into Fall” Package includes dinner and breakfast off of a select More…

Your Perfect Fall Day at the Lodge

Looking for a fall adventure but not sure where to go or what to do? We’re here to help! We have mapped out the perfect fall day here at Pere Marquette Lodge. Of course, you can substitute activities and change times to best fit your needs! Are you ready for beautiful, memorable day? by Sierra More…

Hunting the Great Morel

The days are getting warmer and it will soon be time again to grab that mesh bag and begin the yearly trek to your secret mushroom sweet spot. Mushroom season is upon us and while those who have grown up in the tradition of hunting these delicacies are prepared, these tips are for the beginners. More…

Midwest Living Magazine Highlights Pere Marquette Lodge

Great State Park Stays: Illinois’ Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center Climb past the lush valley retreat to reach the Illinois River bluffs when you stay at Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center. Since the 1930s, the 50-foot limestone fireplace at Pere Marquette State Park’s lodge has stood as a source of warmth. A young More…

Celebrating 75 Years of History

Pere Marquette Lodge 1940-2015 The birth story of Pere Marquette Lodge is the story of a country in turmoil in a time when 1/4th of the population was out of work.  In 1932, Americans placed their bets on the New York Governor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, by electing him as the President of a country in the More…