Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection


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13653 Lodge Boulevard
Grafton, Illinois 62037-2321
United States


4:00 P.M. CST

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11:00 A.M. CST

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Hotel Overview

An architectural masterpiece, this historic Lodge features 50 foot vaulted ceilings supported by a network of massive wood beams along with a life-size chess set and an immense, 700 ton stone fireplace. A wall of windows overlooks the Illinois River and an outdoor shaded terrace offers a quiet spot to take in the beauty of the view. Follow the peg and groove hardwood floors to the Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant which is popular with fried chicken enthusiasts and anyone looking for classic American fare. The on-site Winery offers guests award-winning local wines while the indoor atrium pool features floor to ceiling windows and a stunning view of the river valley below. 72 well-appointed rooms and cabins include modern amenities with a decidedly rustic-air. Enjoy a cozy cabin room with limestone and wood walls, a historic wing room overlooking the lush river valley or a double queen room with a park view.

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Step out of the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection® and into Pere Marquette State Park which is the largest State Park in Illinois with over 8,000 acres available for visitors to explore. Many choose to hike the infamous trails to breathtaking views of the river valleys and beyond, others tour the park by motoring along the winding scenic drive with areas to pull off and enjoy amazing views. Horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, biking and boating are also popular park activities. Stop by the on-site Pere Marquette Park Visitors Center to plan exciting excursions and learn about the Bald Eagles that frequent the area January through March.

In Grafton, guests can enjoy a variety of wineries, restaurants and pubs, many with live music. Shopping is a popular pastime along with ziplining, river boat tours, picking produce at Eckert's® Farm and touring around historic downtown on foot. Other nearby excursions include Cahokia Mounds, the St. Louis Arch, the Science Center, the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, the St. Louis Zoo, the City Museum, the Confluence Museum and more.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets not accepted
Very Good
Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Annual Pere Marquette Pilgrimmage”
By Z1432GIjohnt
Wildwood, United States on 05-Jan-18

We have been bringing our family to this property every year between Christmas and New Years for the past 12 years. I was initially concerned that the hotel had been purchased by Best Western 8...

“Great Value”
By V838EMronaldk
Wildwood, United States on 03-Jan-18

We attended the New Year's event at the lodge which included hotel room, appetizers, open bar, buffet dinner, a live band and breakfast the next morning. A great value. Always love this lodge and the...

“Pere Marquette Lodge New Years ve”
By frankn128
Chesterfield, United States on 02-Jan-18

The Lodge is beautiful. Historic, but well maintained. The New Years Eve package was a great value, and the staff managed the evening very well. The food was very good, and all of the Lodge staff...

“Cabin Stays at Pere Marquette Lodge”
By Sharon R
Affton, Missouri on 02-Jan-18

Second time we have stayed in a cabin at this lodge. Beautiful surroundings and nice rustic cabins. Each has a king bed as well as a set of bunk beds. Bathrooms are small, but fine. Beds and...

“Great Kick-off to Christmas”
By O8111GVcarlal
Chesterfield, United States on 28-Dec-17

This hotel was a fantastic place to kick-off the Christmas weekend. We were able to enjoy a relaxing dinner and then spent time playing games in front of the fire in the lodge. It is a great...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge. The Mary Michelle Winery/Bar featuring wines from the Mary Michelle Winery in Carrollton, Illinois. Full bar service also available.
  • Indoor pool, heated. Our pool is located in an atrium style room which also has a sauna, hot tub, workout room, towel service, vaulted ceilings, and a beautiful wall of windows overlooking the Illinois River.
  • Poolside services, towel service
  • Steam room, dry sauna
  • Hot tub, large
  • Exercise facility, open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Locker room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Internal/External corridors
  • Late check out
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Children's activities include, swimming pool, board games, life-size chess board. Interpretive programs through the park include, hiking, biking, fishing
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas
  • Computer rental
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Audio/visual equipment and services
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services, onsite officiant available
  • Meeting facilities. Eagle’s Roost: Available for smaller meetings or private gatherings. This suite can accommodate up to 10 people. Complete with a conference table, break room, restroom, kitchenette and private entry accessible by stairs only.
  • Banquet facilities, 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
  • Conference facilities, 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
  • Catering
  • Equipment rental
  • Ballroom. Grand Ballroom: 2,900 square feet of space with a great atmosphere and view. The room can accommodate up to 250 and can be divided into smaller sections. Our experienced banquette staff will serve with catering matched perfectly to your needs.
  • Printer available for hookup to personal device.
  • Tennis courts, lighted
  • Sunbathing
  • Volleyball
  • Fishing, Illinois River, license required
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged facilities, pool lift
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Free parking, 24 hours
  • Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
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  • Cable or satellite television. CNN® or other 24 hour news station. Check your guest directory for a full list of available channels.
  • DVD player available upon request for a fee of $10 per day.
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Coffee/tea maker, Keurig® coffee makers
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area available. There is a table that can be used as a work surface in the majority of our guest rooms.
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning. All rooms are equipped with a heating and air conditioning unit which is controlled by a thermostat or a dial on the device.
  • Wake-up calls
  • Easy chair available. Most rooms are equipped with an additional chair for lounging.
  • Sofabed available. Pullout sofa sleepers are available in some rooms. Guests can request these rooms based on availability.
  • Adjoining rooms available. Guests can request adjoining rooms based on availability.
  • Fireplace available. Some cabin rooms are equipped with an electric fireplace insert. These rooms can be requested based on availability.
  • Cribs, available
  • Illinois River and Park view rooms available
  • Rollaway bed, available

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 5

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Bathtub seat
  • Rails in bathroom available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Visual alarm
  • Safety bar in shower available
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