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.
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Pets not accepted
“Pere Marquette still a wonderful place to unwind”
The Pere Marquette lodge is now being administered by Best Western. We hadn't been there for more than 17 years, but it's being restored to its 1930's glory. The park is magnificent and and the...
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
24-hour front desk
Late check out
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
Photocopy, nominal fee
Audio/visual equipment and 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.
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
Fishing, Illinois River, license required
Physically challenged facilities, pool lift
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Gift shop or newsstand
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
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
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.
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.