Hiking At Pere Marquette State Park & Lodge, Grafton Illinois

Rustic charm and beauty abounds at Pere Marquette Lodge. From the massive double-sided stone fireplace to the huge cathedral log ceilings, the lodge is a cozy and welcoming place. Our room was in the Old Wing and had doors original to the 1930′s lodge. The hiking trails were well-marked and color-coded by difficulty. We worked up an appetite and found the dining to be exceptional with delicious, well-presented food and an extensive wine list. But don’t skip breakfast in the morning — you’ll find the same attention to detail. Not just a hot waffle you make yourself from a mix in a styrofoam cup. Pere Marquette Lodge is true Y’dstoti! You don’t see that on the interstate!