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"The Midwest is now dotted with resorts like Grizzly Jack's, and it's pretty much the same as any of them, though smaller. The resort's managed well en ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 20 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star resort near Starved Rock State Park

In state park

You'll find Starved Rock State Park and Deer Park Country Club within 2 miles (3 km) of this resort. LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum and Matthiessen State Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Water park, dining

A water park and a restaurant are featured at this smoke-free resort. There's fun for all ages with a lazy river and mini golf, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 92 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds with Sofa Bed

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
$90* Per night/room Dec 9 - Dec 10

Family Suite with Balcony, 2 Queen Beds with Sofa Bed

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 9 Max

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 18 Max

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Everyone (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5

We will stay here again

Had 2 pre-teens with us and they had a great time at the indoor amusement center and at the waterpark. The restaurant on site was a little pricey and not a big selection. The indoor amusement center and waterpark were both included in the price of the room and you get to use them even on the day you check out. Front desk was friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2007

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5 out of 5

Fun place, economical and entertaining! Nice, clean accomodations

We rented a villa for 6. It was really nice and spacious and clean! Myself and my husband had a private room with a king size bed, fireplace 2 person Jacuzzi and balcony. My girls shared a spacious room with 2 queen beds and my son stayed downstairs in the living room on a queen size pull out couch. The kitchen had everything you needed. We only stayed one night but really wish we could have stayed more. The waterpark was great. The amusement park is indoors and is surprisingly spacious and even my 16 yr old enjoyed it. our only complaint is the food. It is expensive and not worth it. Next time we'll bring food or wonder into town for dinner. We will definitely be back.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2007

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4 out of 5

We'll be back probably for many years to come!

We went here as last ditch effort to salvage some sort of vacation after leaving a different hotel because of the conditions. The staff was very accomodating, there was a lot to do and really was well worth the money. It was a great place for families and was nice and clean, comfortable and safe. I will recommend to everyone I know, because it really is a great concept. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, with after what we experienced was really needed. It brought our spirits up and I can't tell you how much that meant. Thanks

Posted by on Sep 3, 2007

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5 out of 5


this place is amazing! I grew up in the area and moved away. My kids used to dread going back to visit... since we stayed at Grand Bear Lodge they cant wait to go back! This place has it all. Rooms are very nice as well! I actually booking my return stay right now!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2007

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About the Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Location 2643 IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61373

Property Features

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers its guests a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a waterslide. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served on weekdays. WiFi is free in public spaces. An arcade/game room, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area are also featured at the family-friendly Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. Self parking is free. This 3-star Oglesby resort is smoke free.

  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Game room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) (138.1 km / 85.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers 92 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include a water park (surcharge) and a lazy river.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Utica
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Utica
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Hotel
  • Grizzly Jack`s Grand Bear Hotel Utica
  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jack's Bear Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Resort
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Oglesby
  • Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort Resort Oglesby

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.