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Pere Marquette Lodge - Grafton, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 58.308 W 090° 32.471
15S E 713011 N 4316522
Quick Description: Historic lodge built during the 1930's located at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2007 3:25:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM1HZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 228

Long Description:
The Pere Marquette Lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 through 1939, and opened in 1940. The lodge features a 50-foot tall fireplace weighing 700 tons. The lodge was added onto in 1988 expanding it to 50 guest rooms. The Lodge also has 22 rooms located in its detached cabins. The Lodge features a pool and a restaurant serving hearty meals.
Daily, weekly, or monthly rates:
Daily $125.00-$145.00

Kitchens or kitchenettes in the rooms?: No

Refrigerator in room?: No

Fireplaces in the rooms?: No

Handicap accessible rooms?: Yes

Restaurant on premises and type of restaurant?:
Home styled restaurant.

Swimming pool?: Yes

Meeting or convention room(s) available?: Yes

Describe ease of accessibility to the location using a vehicle, hiking, etc.:
Located off Hwy 100 north of Grafton, Illinois

Office phone number: (618) 786-2331

Office address:
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, Illinois United States

Website of facility: [Web Link]

Types of recreation, activities, and attractions nearby:
Pere Marquette State Park Marina - Illinois River Hiking, bicycle, equestrian trails

Discounts available?: Not listed

Internet access in rooms or in other areas?: Not listed

Childcare provisions?: Not listed

Office hours and any seasonal operating times or closed periods?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

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