Discover the beauty of Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, plus hiking, biking, eagle watching and more, from this newly renovated Oglesby, IL hotel!
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Conveniently located on Interstate 39 at Exit 54, the Best Western Oglesby Inn makes it easy to experience all that the area has to offer. The closest hotel to the waterfalls and wildlife of Starved Rock State Park, this Oglesby hotel also offers easy access to Matthiessen and Buffalo Rock State Parks. Spend your days hiking, running and exploring these parks, as well as boating along the historic I & M Canal. Outdoor lovers delight in eagle watching along the Illinois River, less than five minutes away, and horseback riding at Cedar Creek Ranch. Be sure to experience the area's many annual events, like the Burgoo Festival in nearby Utica, IL.
The Best Western Oglesby Inn is a convenient stop for bikers, as the property is close to rally events and within five miles of two motorcycle routes - Highway 71 through Starved Rock State Park and Dee Bennett Road along the Illinois River. With convenient parking for trucks and buses, this Oglesby hotel is also a great pick for tour groups. Corporate travelers appreciate the close proximity to local businesses such as Advantage Logistics and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Those visiting the area's schools have a short commute to Illinois Valley Community College, less than two miles away from this Illinois Best Western.
Make yourself at home at this pet-friendly Oglesby hotel, which offers cable or satellite television, high-speed wireless Internet access, and a coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator in each of its spacious, clean rooms. Additional hotel amenities include a complimentary daily breakfast, heated indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and business facility.
Start planning your next trip to Oglesby by contacting the friendly staff at the Best Western Oglesby Inn. Reserve today and save! Enjoy your stay.
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Served 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday - Friday. 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
High-speed Internet access
USA Today newspaper in lobby, no charge
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
Cable or satellite television, with remote control, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area available
High-speed Internet access wireless
Direct dial telephone
Speaker phone available
Two line phone available
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Complimentary newspaper, available in the lobby, Monday - Friday
In-room safe, nominal fee per night
Bathroom phone available
Easy chair available
Adjoining rooms available
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Accessible table in eating area
The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
Public restrooms accessible
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Telephones have volume control
0.50 mile(s) from Oglesby Farmer's Market, more than 20 vendors with a variety of locally grown produce, bakery items, jams, jellies, and crafts, as well as music by local preformers while you shop.
4.00 mile(s) from I&M Canal Boat Rides, board the LaSalle Canal Boat, and enjoy the scenery, history and relaxation of a mule pulled ride on the waterway that changed the face of the nation, the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal.
4.00 mile(s) from LaSalle County Historical Museum. Agricultural Exhibits, The 1892 Kidd Blacksmith Shop, Aitken School House
4.46 mile(s) from LaSalle Speedway, the Izzo family is proud of the great history that has lead to the evolution of the LaSalle Speedway. The current quarter-mile, high-banked clay oval is not the first track to occupy the grounds. In 1947, a one-fifth mile oval dirt track called the "Tri-City Speedway" operated at the facility. During the 1950's & 1960's, the facility was used as an outdoor drive-in theater. In 1992, the Izzo family opened the LaSalle Speedway. Over a decade of improvements and renovations have been done to the facility. The racing surface has received many loads of new clay, while skyboxes were added and grandstands were expanded.
4.50 mile(s) from Hegeler Carus Mansion, The stately Hegeler Carus Mansion, a recipient of National Historic Landmark status, is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
5.00 mile(s) from Starved Rock State Park, One of Illinois top 10 natural wonders. Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park. Whether you enjoy hiking along the nature trails or viewing the many spectacular overlooks along the Illinois River, recreational opportunities abound. From picnicking to fishing to boating, from horseback riding to camping to enjoying winter sports, there’s so much to do that you’ll come back again and again.
4.80 mile(s) from Cedar Creek Ranch, Cedar Creek Ranch offers the boarding of horses, trail riding services through our beautiful naturist trails, hunting club memberships and Birthday Parties. Cedar Creek Ranch resides on 60+ acres of heavily wooded areas, creek crossings and fields. Cedar Creek Ranch is with in 10-12 miles from Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park and Grand Bear Lodge. The ranch is just east outside the town of Cedar Point, Illinois.
6.00 mile(s) from Matthiessen State Park, Canyons, streams, prairie and forest combine to delight visitors at Matthiessen State Park. Located in central LaSalle County, approximately four miles south of Utica and three miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen is a paradise for those interested in geology as well as recreation. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for a special outing.
7.00 mile(s) from Downtown Historic Utica, Located within the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor which has a bike & hiking trail. With three state parks in the area, including Starved Rock State Park, the Village of North Utica is the home of the LaSalle County Historical Museum, plus the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is located along the Illinois River within minutes of our village limits. All of these attractions , plus many more, draw approximately two million visitors/tourists a year (only 600,000 less than what the Wisonsin Dells draws).
7.00 mile(s) from Utica Burgoo Festival, 10/9/2011 Stroll the main streets of Utica for a day of crafts, shopping, food, fun, and Pioneer Stew.
9.00 mile(s) from Vintage Wine Festival, wine tasting, entertainment at Starved Rock State Park
11.4 mile(s) from Buffalo Rock State Park, is located on a bluff which was once an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent sweeping view of the Illinois River. Located approximately three miles west of Ottawa in LaSalle County, this 298 acre park has long been a favorite picnic area, as well as a nature lovers delight. The area of Buffalo Rock was the home of the Illinois Indians when Louis Jolliet, the French explorer, and the Jesuit missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette made their trip up the Illinois River in 1673. Later the Illinois Tribe was virtually annihilated in protracted warfare with the aggressive Iroquois. Two American bison call Buffalo Rock home. Their pen and grazing area is located across from the baseball diamond and they can be seen daily.
60.00 mile(s) from Chicago Speedway, Route 66 Raceway - NASCAR® Joliet, IL
Adjacent to Taco Bell®, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Delaney's, buffet, Continental, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Across the street from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Subway®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.20 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
1.00 mile(s) from O'Henry's Pub and Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
1.00 mile(s) from Mr. Salsa's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner,
1.00 mile(s) from Moore's, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
1.50 mile(s) from Garzanelli's Supper Club, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: dinner, closed Monday and Tuesday. They do not accept credit cards.
2.00 mile(s) from Prime Time Tap, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, live entertainment on the weekends.
4.00 mile(s) from Mark Allen's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Tuesday - Friday Lunch 11am - 4pm
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner 4pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday Dinner 4pm - 10pm
The Bar is open late.
1.80 mile(s) from Illinois Community Valley College, founded in 1924 as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College; renamed in 1966. Occupational and transfer programs continuing education adult education developmental/remedial education instructional technology academic fiscal management evaluation of academic programs faculty development assessment of student learning.
60.00 mile(s) from Joliet Junior College
60.00 mile(s) from Northern Illinois Unversity
0.01 mile(s) from Oglesby
5.00 mile(s) from Utica
10.00 mile(s) from LaSalle
10.00 mile(s) from Peru
15.00 mile(s) from Ottawa
16.80 mile(s) from Hennepin
60.00 mile(s) from Peoria
62.00 mile(s) from Joliet
87.00 mile(s) from Moline
90.00 mile(s) from Chicago
5.00 mile(s) from Deer Park Country Club, golf
10.00 mile(s) from Oak Ridge Country Club, golf
10.00 mile(s) from South Bluff Country Club, golf
5.00 mile(s) from Towpath Collectibles, this store features an impressive collection of fossils, and Native American artifacts, as well as decoys, and antique furniture. Cappuccino is available, to enjoy while you shop.
5.00 mile(s) from Cattails Gift Shoppe, find an array of fine gifts at this store, Items include heartwarming keepsakes, one-of-a-kind gifts, and seasonal home decor. Located just inside of Cattails is their relaxed, casual winetasting room. You will enjoy a fine selection of wines, which includes their exclusive Starved Rock wines, wine excessories, gourmet foods, and much more.
5.00 mile(s) from Flutterby Gourmet Popcorn, over 40 delicious flavors using the finest ingredients, fresh butter, sugar, quality nuts, real cheddar cheese and the best flavorings. The heat-sealed bags have a 2-3 month shelf life, depending on the flavor, but we bet it won’t stay on your shelf longer than a day or two, it’s that good!
6.00 mile(s) from Peru Mall, 65 name-brand stores, specialty boutiques, restaurants and service providers, conveniently located just .25 miles south of Interstate 80 on 38th Street and Illinois Route 251, in Peru, Illinois.
20.00 mile(s) from Bridal Elegance, the premier bridal salon, in the tri-county area, is open seven days a week for your convenience. From brides to flower girls, everything you need can be found here.