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Starved Rock Lodge is less than two hours from Chicago in North Central Illinois, located in the quaint town of Oglesby and is the only lodging facility nestled in beautiful Starved Rock State Park.

Along the banks of scenic Illinois River, Starved Rock Lodge provides our guests relaxation in the comfort of our historic lodge accommodations, charming log cabins and spacious hotel rooms set among the trees, canyons, and waterfalls of the park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this authentic log-built lodge has a mix of rustic luxury, Midwestern hospitality and comfortable amenities.

Work at the Rock!

The Lodge is a special place to work, just as it is a special place for our guests. We are committed to creating a supportive environment and a rewarding work experience for our staff. While we have high expectations of staff, successful staff members love working at the lodge and don’t want to leave. We are looking for warm, friendly people with high standards and high integrity who have been top performers in their previous roles.

Starved Rock Lodge is hiring for a variety of great seasonal opportunities in several areas of the hospitality industry for the 2022 season. Some of those positions include server, host, retail associates and cooks!

Whether you are looking for an entry-level hospitality job or simply want to enhance your professional skills, we are always looking for employees who truly want to join ​an amazing team! Our season runs May 1st-October 31st and we are open 365 days a year, holidays and weekends are required.

​We truly care about our employees and encourage them to take the opportunity to walk along the beautiful trails with waterfalls and canyons. We work in a very special place, and we are excited to offer employee discounts on food, gifts, and rooms! Everyone is a part of our company-sponsored events - holiday parties, appreciation week, potlucks, and more! We value giving back to the communities where we live and conduct business. We do this through various fundraising activities throughout the year such as “Jeans for a Cause,” and “Hike for a Cure”. Upon hire, employees will be provided two uniform shirts.

Being surrounded by 13 miles of trails and canyons isn't just the only thing this beautiful area has to offer! There are several miles of area bike paths, more areas of hiking trails, summer festivals, delicious restaurants and so much more!

Accomodations at Pleasant Creek Campground

As Starved Rock Lodge does not have any on site campgrounds, we are working with ​a beautiful nearby area campground called Pleasant Creek. Pleasant Creek Campground is nestled in a wooded setting along the Vermillion River, surrounded by rolling hills and trees. They are located only 5 miles from Starved Rock Lodge. Pleasant Creek Campground has a variety of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable while you’re there:

  • Game Room with ping pong, arcade games & more
  • Well supplied general store
  • Playground and an array of outdoor games
  • Basketball, Volleyball, and Tetherball
  • Free Wi-Fi for seasonal campers
  • Firewood Machine

Pleasant Creek has affordable monthly rates for their sites with water and electric hookups! Check out their website to explore all that they have to offer:

Apply Today!

Come join our talented team of hospitality associates, where you will truly find yourself being able to work where you play! Remember that there are always great opportunities just waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge!