The Lodge & Conference Center - Pere Marquette State Park

The Meeting of the
Great Rivers Byway
home page



The Lodge
& Conference Center

Pere Marquette State Park

Custom Search

The Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is one of the best choices of lodging options in the Grafton, Illinois area. The Lodge was originally built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and has been expanded and updated in recent years. Today, native stone and rustic timbers of the original Lodge blend with the new to provide first class accommodations in a historical setting. The mammoth stone fireplace in the Great Room soars to a roof height of 50 feet, and is said to weigh 700 tons. The Great Room also includes a life-sized chessboard and from the ceiling hangs the "Four Rivers’ Fabric Art" created by M. Joan Lintault.

The Great Room

The Lodge offers 50 spacious guest rooms and 22 stone guest cabin rooms. Facilities at the Lodge include a cocktail lounge, gift shop, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, saunas, game room and tennis court. Most rooms have 2 queen sized beds. The Cabin rooms are located approximately 150 feet from the main Lodge and guests must walk over to use the Lodge’s services - there are no covered walkways. The newly renovated cabins have a more rustic decor than rooms at the main lodge. All rooms have a table, chairs, dresser, television and private bath.
For its guests the Lodge's indoor recreation area includes an indoor swimming pool, exercise room, whirlpool and saunas. Many areas of the lodge are handicap accessible, with the swimming pool equipped with a special lift for pool access. An outdoor tennis court is nearby. A wine tasting room featuring the Mary Michelle and Illinois Cellars labels is located in the Lodge.

For lodge rates and additional information including seasonal specials please call 618-786-2331.

Conference Facilities

The lodge offers 2,900 square feet of flexible meeting space with a great atmosphere and view to enhance any meeting. Groups from as little as ten people to up to 250 can be accommodated. There is a comprehensive selection of audio/visual equipment available. An attentive, knowledgeable staff of 15 is on hand to ensure an enjoyable and productive experience. Full catering & bar services are available.

Dining at the Lodge

The Dining Room is set in a rustic decor with a 700-ton stone fireplace and picturesque views of the Illinois River and the Park.  The Dining Room offers hearty country breakfasts, signature sandwiches and home-style dishes for lunch and steaks, seafood, evening specials, and specialty desserts for dinner. The Lodge’s famous brunch is served on Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, every Sunday in October, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Contacting the Lodge:

Pere Marquette Lodge
Pere Marquette State Park
Route 100
PO Box 429
Grafton, IL 62037

Telephone: 618-786-2331
Fax: 618-786-3498

GPS Coordinates

Area Highlights
Sam Vadalabene
Bike Trail
Grafton, Illinois
A Real River Town
Welcome to the Kingdom
of Calhoun County
National Great Rivers