Natural Beauty & Indoor Adventures for All Ages

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort • Utica, IL

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for up to Six People in a Family Suite on Thursdays and a $25 Breakfast Credit ($109)
  • Or, Two-Night Stay for up to Six People in a Family Suite on Fridays and Saturdays ($239)
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for up to Nine People in a Vacation Villa on Fridays and Saturdays ($399)

The Destination
Less than two hours from the bustling streets of Chicago and Rockford lies Illinois's prized paradise for family-friendly retreats—Utica. Here, you'll experience the natural beauty of the Midwest in all its glory at Starved Rock State Park—voted one of the best attractions in the state. An abundance of wildlife and waterfalls awaits hikers on the wildflower-laden trails, while snow-dusted hills beckon sleds and snowshoes in winter. For indoor entertainment, look no further than Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, featuring a 24,000-square-foot indoor water park, amusement park rides, an arcade, mini-golf, and more.

The Digs
At Grizzly Jacks's Grand Bear Resort, the whimsical world of water slides and amusement rides collides with breathtaking natural surroundings. In the center of the resort—along with a year-round water park, amusement park, and several dining options—is a 92-room lodge with homey guest suites sporting rustic furnishings. Comfortably fitting up to six people, the Family Suites feature two plush queen beds, a sleeper sofa, cable TV, a mini fridge, microwave, and Wi-Fi Internet. For more spacious accommodations, opt for the soaring ceilings and crackling fireplaces in the Vacation Villas. Each two-bedroom, two-bath villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, TV, patio, washer and dryer, whirlpool tub, and two balconies.

The Diversions
Starved Rock State Park
• Black Sock Training Stable
LaSalle County Historical Museum

  • "The kids enjoy the water park and amusement park, while we 'old' folks just enjoy spending time with them. Highly recommend it for family fun!"

    -- Facebook Review


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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now through May 15, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes and $12/daily resort fee are not included; payable directly to the property at time of check-in
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Blackout date(s): November 27-30; December 21-31, 2013; January 1-4, 17-19; February 14-16; March 21-31; April 1-5, 2014
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON May 15, 2014 • Enjoy By May 15, 2014