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Highest-Rated Luxury Cabin in Most Secluded Area of Resort!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

NEW IN 2018: **If you're looking for adjacent cabins we can help accommodate**

Located in Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, our newly remodeled cabin features over 2,800 square feet of woodland luxury wedged only minutes between the breathtaking trails and waterfalls of Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.

Accommodating up to 12 people, our building is tucked away on a private cul-de-sac backing to a wildlife preservation. The kitchen is very well-stocked, making at-home meals and gatherings a breeze. Of course, Wi-Fi and over 130 TV channels are included, along with 4 DVD players. If you're looking for extras like upgraded shower heads and water that never runs cold, we hope you'll enjoy discovering all of our other little bells and whistles that we hope make your stay exceptional.

And if having the best is how you're wired, we think you'll approve of our location in the secluded westernmost section of the resort - an idyllic retreat after a long day of hiking. Spend some time relaxing on the deck while taking in the many sights and sounds of nature. It’s the perfect environment to unwind, enjoy, and make lasting memories.

KINDLY NOTE: Waterpark passes are not included with this unit. Day passes may be purchased at the resort. Please confirm with the resort that the waterpark is available during your requested dates. While we welcome families, for adult-only gatherings all guests must be at least 25 years of age (no proms, college parties, etc.).

Keywords: Luxury Cabin, Starved Rock State Park, Secluded, Grand Bear, Hiking, Illinois River, Matthiessen State Park, I&M, Hennepin

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I truly love the Starved Rock area. Both of us like running, so there’s nothing like stepping out our door onto some of Illinois’ most coveted trails. We are also avid cyclists and enjoy being only moments away from the I&M trail system, and about 30 minutes from the Hennepin Canal. I also enjoy birding, which keeps me plenty busy given the area’s diverse eco-systems. And can’t forget to mention the local golf is great.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2006

Why The Owner chose Oglesby

Starved Rock is the perfect weekend getaway for us. While the trails allure most of us, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone: horseback riding, canoeing, boating, fishing, star gazing, or just taking time to relax with friends and family. We love the local shopping, so be sure to stop by the quaint little town of Utica which is full of charm. Try a tasting at one of two wine shops and then pick up some gourmet popcorn or cupcakes. Afterwards, don’t forget to stop by Duffy’s for a great burger.

What makes this cabin unique

Since we're nature buffs, there was no better location for us than to be tucked in the back of the resort with the wildlife preservation as our backdrop. Lounging on the deck is perfect for relaxing moments. Grab a cup of coffee, close your eyes, and listen to nature’s symphony. There’s nothing like it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This central Illinois cabin has EVERYTHING a family would want for a home base to spend a few days together. It sleeps 12, is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and stocked better than any VRBO property we have ever rented. The ONLY item we needed to bring was paper plates (besides food)... coffee, sugar, DW detergent, clothes detergent, hand soap, paper towels, TP, lots of linens, a wide variety of kitchen utensils were all supplied. There is a "flip the switch" gas fireplace that keeps the main room very cozy and a large table perfect for card games (we played lots of poker and had a family Euchre tournament). The cabin is located directly across from Starved Rock State Park, with fabulous hiking and canyons to explore. We spent part of one day kayaking on the Fox River, a fast flowing river (no rapids, but easy paddling) that is lined with beautiful sandstone cliffs, had a 5 Star dinner at Uptown Grill in LaSalle, and spent a friendly afternoon at the bar in Duffy's Tavern ( is a museum!). Finally, the hostess, Sue, could not have been more accommodating - she even mailed us two pairs of shoes we left behind!
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Oglesby

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Grilling not allowed anywhere on resort
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Wi-Fi, Cul-de-sac Location, Back to Wildlife Preservation,


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(43 traveller reviews)

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Highest-Rated Luxury Cabin in Most Secluded Area of Resort!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 44 reviews

Perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend here! We had a group of 12 and there was plenty of room for us. Only a few minute drive from starved rock. The place was spotless! Would definitely recommend/would stay again if we come back!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located towards the back of the resort very peaceful. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oglesby/Utica IL Location

  • 5 of 5

Susan's property was perfect for our Family Reunion! Her unit was very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated with an "outdoors theme". Per my husband we had the Bear or Moose decorated rooms! We loved the townhouse layout - an open concept! There was ample room for 9 of us. The 3 1/2 yr old Twins thought the jaquzzi was a "swimming pool" instead of a large bath tub! Perfect location to Starved Rock and also Matthiessen State Park. (We enjoyed Matthiessen better as it was not as crowded and we hiked down to the riverbed and saw the Falls!.) Also enjoyed the small town of North Utica for antique shops and flea market. I would definitely stay at Susan's property again! Two thumbs up!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful family Christmas!!

  • 5 of 5

Your cabin is the greatest. Love the new hardwood flooring and everything about your cabin. It is well stocked and very clean and comfortable. Our family Christmas was a huge success and they are already talking about next years get-together and hopefully in your cabin. Only disappointment is how expense it is to use the water park since we were not staying at the resort itself. I believe Grand Bear Resort is hurting itself by charging such fees. I realize you have no control on this but I would think it would make more sense to charge less and get more people using their facilities. Loved your cabin and our stay was great. Thanks so much for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! Spacious and close to Starved Rock State Park

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The whole stay was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very spacious! Also very nice and neat. Plenty of room for everyone. The jacuzzi tubs are nice after hiking all day at the state park. The water park is also very nice and entertaining to all ages. We would definately visit again if we get that way.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Canal Port Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Duffy's Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Lil Bella's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Butterfly Landing Medi-Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Paws Here Pet Resort
Car: necessary

Wine tastings, Nearby Spas


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Oglesby

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
2 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$671.95

Two-night weekend stays must include Friday and Saturday night. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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