13653 Lodge Boulevard
Grafton, IL 62037
Phone: (618) 786-2331
Fax: (618) 786-3498
• Rt. 100 - 5 miles north of Grafton, IL
• 45 minutes from St. Louis Lambert
• 10 miles south of Rt. 16
• Situated in Pere Marquette State Park amid
8000 scenic acres across from the Illinois River.
• 72 guest rooms (50 lodge rooms, 22 cabin rooms)
• 19" color TV, remote control, coffeemaker, coffee,
AM/FM clock radio, individual climate control
• 100% non-smoking rooms
• Iron and ironing board available at front desk.
• Cribs and rollaways available at no charge.
• Children under 18 stay free in room with parents.
• Vending Area / Game Room
• Free Parking
• Motor Coach Parking
• Exercise Room
• Indoor Pool/Hot Tub/Dry Sauna
• Gift Shop
• Illini Lounge
• Marquette’s Landing full service restaurant
• Hiking trails/tennis courts/bike trails
• Riding stables nearby
• 30 minutes to Alton Belle Casino
• 30 minutes to golf courses
• 5 miles to Raging Rivers WaterPark
|Set in the rolling bluffs just outside Grafton, Illinois, overlooking the scenic Illinois River, Pere
Marquette State Park is a treasure-trove of nature and scenic beauty. The 8,000-acre area is
located in Jersey County on the Great River Road, five miles from Grafton on Illinois Route 100,
and approximately 25 miles northwest of Alton. Once roamed by Indians and frontiersmen, Pere
Marquette has a rich heritage. The park is named in memory of Father Jacques Marquette, the
French Jesuit missionary priest who, in 1673 along with explorer Louis Joliet, was the first
European to enter what is now Illinois.
The centerpiece of the park is the massive lodge and djacent guesthouses, recently restored over
a twoyear period by the Illinois Department of Conservation. Originally built by the Civilian
Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, the lodge has a distinctive flavor of native stone and rustic
timbers. Today the old has been skillfully blended with the new, providing first-class
accommodations in a historical setting. Open 365 days of the year, the Lodge, dining room, and
grounds offer a fine seat for the best of the seasonally changing variety offered by Mother Nature.
A700-ton native stone fireplace is the most prominent feature in the Great Room Lobby and,
with original furniture from the 1930’s, lends the perfect backdrop for an evening’s conversation.
A match played on the life size chess board is a Lodge tradition. Just outside the Great Room is
the 150 foot Brussels Terrace named after one of the many geological features in the park and a
delightful outdoor setting for river and sunset viewing-Open each day of the year with Sunday –
Our guest rooms are pleasant accommodations with 50 rooms in the main lodge and 22 cabin
motel rooms. The cabin rooms are situated away from the main lodge with a rustic, woodsy
decor while the main lodge rooms have a contemporary, woodsy decor. The indoor recreation
area includes a 25 by 50 foot crystal clear swimming pool, whirlpool, dry sauna, and exercise
room. A seasonal variety of games are available as are hiking and biking trails. Many parts of Pere
Marquette Lodge are handicap accessible with a special lift available for pool access.
With seating for 150, a rustic, elegant dining room serves a full breakfast menu with healthy and
home-style offerings. The luncheon menu offers both light and hearty selections.Featuring family-
style or from the menu dining, the dinner menu includes delicious fried chicken and fried catfish, a
variety of steaks and poultry dishes, sandwiches, pasta, and fish and seafood selections. For
dessert, be sure to try our special amaretto cheesecake and chocolate pecan pie. A romantic
table for two or larger special occasion parties will both have a lovely and festive meal with
pleasant, accommodating service. The Pere Marquette Sunday Grand Buffet Brunch is a delicious
stop on the Great River Road. The buffet features a tempting selection of beef, pork and fish,
seasonal entrees, salads, breads, and simple to fancy desserts. There is also a cocktail lounge with
a fountain patio offering televised sports, pool table, darts and your favorite beverages. Celebrate
life’s milestones and holidays with delicious ease. Active or restive? The choice is yours.
|July 28-29-30, 2006
|Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center