The Christmas Killer Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, December 3rd 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 fun […]

A Dickens of Killing Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, December 17th at 6:30pm Welcome to a Holiday Party in Merry Olde England! A little singing! A little dancing! A little murder! What could be more fun? Of course, Scrooge is up to his old tricks again, and someone bumps him off! Who did it? Miss Havisham? The Artful Dodger? Little Tiny Tim? Or…maybe you?! Whether […]

Christmas Feast

Saturday, 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 and 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 […]

New Year’s Eve Party

Friday, December 31st Ring in the New Year at Pere Marquette Lodge with our overnight party package! This package gives you the opportunity to show off your cocktail attire and indulge with appetizers, an open bar, and a lavish buffet dinner for two! Dance the night away with our returning, crowd favorite band, Trilogy! We […]

Fall into Fall Package

Celebrate the arrival of fall and all it’s bright colors with this inclusive weekday getaway! Our Inclusive “Fall into Fall” Package includes dinner and breakfast off of a select menu, two drink vouchers, and your room all for just $119 plus tax! That’s right! Meals, drinks, and your room for just $119 plus tax! Based on […]

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 […]

Fox 2 Highlights Mushroom Fest

We were invited to talk about the Festival on Fox 2 News. Click the image to view the segment.   About the Mushroom Fest: Eyes glued to the ground, mushroom hunters will scan the woods in Pere Marquette Park and all around the area in search of the delectable treat known as the Morel Mushroom.   […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]