Minutes From Home,
Miles From Ordinary

Discover a magical family getaway tucked just beyond the glow of Chicagoland at Starved Rock's own Grand Bear Resort!

Nestled in this natural area of the Illinois Valley, we offer an oasis of relaxation and adventure - a destination where waterpark fun meets nature! A truly unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends :)

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ALL SIZES

A variety of accommodations are available throughout the year from hotel and studio units to 1 bedroom suites, 2 bedroom villas and 3 bedroom cabins.

EXPLORE & HIKE THE DAY AWAY

From breathtaking scenery to serene rivers and streams, Starved Rock, Matthiessen & Buffalo Rock State Parks are unlike anything else in Illinois! From the moment you enter these parks, whether driving your car or hiking through the beautiful landscape of the towering canyons and waterfalls, you will find yourself anticipating what lies beyond the next bend.

SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO

Whether you spend the weekend enjoying the amenities of the resort or venture through the surrounding Illinois Valley, theres so much to see and do at Grand Bear Resort!

Dine & Drink

On-site options include a restaurant, cafe and ice cream shop, 2 bars and a waterside snack stand.

Discover the Great Outdoors

Starved Rock, Matthiessen and Buffalo Rock State Parks are all minutes from our front door.

Play & Win

Test your mini golf game, shoot hoops or race the nite away in the arcade. Many games offer tickets and prizes!

Splash & Slide

Enjoy a wet and wild family vacation at Grand Bear Falls Waterpark with kids play zones, slides, wave pool, lazy river, and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GRAND BEAR

Recommend it!

Came here for a quick overnight get away with my daughters over spring break. Great service, lots of activities to do within the resort! Would definitely go back and recommend it!

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S. Losacco
Google reviews (5/5)

Hope to be back

It was a great resort. We stayed at their vacation villas and it was great. Front desk was friendly and so was everyone at the waterpark. Starved Rock is a 2 mins drive away. Totally worth it and we hope to be back.

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O. Lopez
Google reviews (5/5)

WE HAVE TO RETURN

We went here for my Son birthday and we’ll I must say WE HAVE TO RETURN…It was a very fun experience even though it was cold outside the indoor water park is very fun and great for kids.

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YaH Boy! AP
Google reviews (5/5)

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