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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort sits in the beautiful setting of Starved Rock State Park. Located just 90 minutes from Chicago & the Quad Cities and an hour from Bloomington & Rockford. The resort includes Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark (re-opening late fall). Accommodations include custom lodge rooms, two-bedroom Vacation Villas, and three-bedroom Log Cabin. Cabins and Villas feature full kitchens. Guests can enjoy a view of nature at our Bear Island Outdoor bar and our 18-hole Canyon Creek Miniature Golf. All lodge rooms include a microwave, mini-fridge, and wi-fi access. Other resort amenities include the Cave Arcade, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop and the Moose Crossing Convenience Store. Our Grand Bear Conference Center includes over 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 6000 sq. ft. of Grand Ballroom space to accommodate weddings, family reunions and corporate events.
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Free Parking
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Free Internet
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Heated pool
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Wheelchair Access
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Okay, I'll just do this kind of pro/con. Keep in mind, this place is designed for people with kids so some things just don't matter as much...for kids. Restaurant on-site and small bar. Waterpark is closed currently. I've seen reviews with management comments it was supposed
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We rented a villa for one night. We found the resort to be nice, but our tv and fireplace did not work and we had no towels. When I called to ask for towels to shower with, Amber at the front desk told me I would need to drive back up to the front desk to get them. At 8pm.
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We booked this trip knowing well in advanced that the water park would still be under construction. However, we were told about all the other “fun activities” there were to do. We arrived, and ate lunch at Jack’s Place. Upon check in, we paid for the option to have meals charged
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To be upfront, we first tried to book rooms at Starved Rock State Park Lodge. But since they did not have the number of rooms available that we needed, we opted to try for the closest other place, Grizxly Jack's. It is just outside the park, convenient for getting back and
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Responded Oct. 23, 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the waterpark was currently closed due to renovations but once complete it will be better than ever before. We do hope you will return in the near future to stay with us again.
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Great for hiking at Starved Rock State Park. Clean, comfortable, and quite. However we did stayed Sunday to Monday and the pool was closed so no kids running around. The price was right and the staff was friendly
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Response from Grizzly_Jacks_Resort, Operations Coordinator at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort
Responded Oct. 23, 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort. We strive at providing 100% guest satisfaction to all of our guests. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the waterpark was currently closed due to renovations but once complete it will be better than ever before. We do hope you will return in the near future to stay with us again once waterpark is completed in Winter of 2018.
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Is the indoor waterpark open now?
The waterpark is not expected to reopen until the 1st week of November at this time. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
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Hello our renovations are expected to be completed around the first part of May of 2018. We are looking to be open and running as usual.
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Yes we do have rooms that are accessible rooms. We also have adjoining rooms as well. However our waterpark is currently closed due to renovations. We are expected to be reopen and running by the first part of May 2018. Please call the hotel or check online direct for rates and discounts.
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It is not a far walk at all from the cabins and villas to the waterpark at all.
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I am from that area and moved to Louisiana 15 yrs ago. We have always stayed in a villa when we visit. Of course there is wear and tear but we have always been pleased. We visited in June and was unable to use water park. We were pleased with the villa and grounds. I am not sure where you stayed on grounds. This is serene compared to the Dells. Less expensive and less of a waterpark. I love both.
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"The cabins can hold 18, you can pay extra for more and use air mattresses, We made our own food and fished out our back door."
"Renting a home/villa in the woods is peaceful,"
"All of the rooms appeared to be very nice."
"Ask for 2nd or 3rd floor"
"Higher floors will probably have less noise since the arcade and water park and underground"
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisUtica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
272
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