Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest highlights

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest highlights

We've officially wrapped the 2019 Ottawa Two Rivers Wine Fest. Here are the highlights from this year's celebration of Illinois wines, live jazz and fresh lobster from Ottawa's Jordon Block Park.Jump ahead to read about: Sunday wrapped up the festival with performances by jazz si…
What to expect at Starved Rock Lodge

What to expect at Starved Rock Lodge

For more than 80 years the Starved Rock Lodge has been the consummate hotel nestled in nature. It’s only about an hour away from Chicago, but its cliffside panorama of the Illinois River and stunning view of Starved Rock, make it feel worlds away.
What to expect at Starved Rock Lodge

What to expect at Starved Rock Lodge

For more than 80 years the Starved Rock Lodge has been the consummate hotel nestled in nature. It’s only about an hour away from Chicago, but its cliffside panorama of the Illinois River and stunning view of Starved Rock, make it feel worlds away.
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

If you love the great outdoors but still long for the comforts of home, Starved Rock Country offers private camping resorts.  These parks, …
Where nature is your bedroom

Where nature is your bedroom

Andy Jermien has slept under the stars quite a bit. Growing up in a family with five children, his parents often took the children camping …