Top 12 Pet-Friendly Cabins Near Starved Rock State Park, Illinois - Updated 2022


Illinois, a midwestern state, is known as “the Prairie State” because of its forests, rolling hills, wetlands, and farmland. The word “Illinois” comes from the Native American word “iliniwok” or “illiniwek,” which means “best people.” This Native American word is the tribal name of the Illini tribe. The state is home to Starved Rock State Park, a wilderness area that got its name from a Native American legend about murder and revenge. This legend tells the story of Native American tribes banding together to avenge the death of Ottawa Chief Pontiac who was murdered by an American Indian. A group of Illiniwek retreated to the top of a 125-foot (38.1-metre) sandstone butte. Though they were surrounded by opposing tribes, they refused to give up and preferred to starve. Today, Starved Rock State Park is one of the most picturesque attractions to explore. If you plan to explore this place with your four-legged friends, check out the top pet-friendly cabins near Starved Rock State Park, Illinois.

1. Luxurious cabin with lake access in Oglesby

This luxury 3-storey cabin can host up to 16 guests and provides 3 bedrooms. It features a spacious lounge with a pool table and a well-equipped kitchen. Guests can look forward to modern amenities, including a Smart TV, free Wi-Fi, and a Smart thermostat. Pets are allowed for an additional fee. Dog owners will love the neighbourhood, which has walking trails and ponds. Starved Rock State Park is just a quick drive away.

Monthly Luxury Cabin Rental - 3 Beds 4 Bath
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
57 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 8 Beds 16 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

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Amenities & Room:
great for larger groups or two families (more than enough room)
my friends and i really enjoyed the pool table balcony and lounging in the living room
huge home plenty of room for our group
what a great place to stay plenty of room for our large group
a very nice and clean cabin
when we arrived the cabin was clean and organized
property was very clean lots of seating room and very spacious
clean beautiful spacious - i would definitely recommend
this place is a quiet clean spacious and calming place
saara is a great host and very responsive
stay was good with quick responses from the host
saara was very nice easy to talk to and very friendly when she welcomed us
nice location and spacious space
great space and great location
excellent location and got what we expected
great location great accommodations will definitely do it again
nice for a short getaway with plenty of hiking close by
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2. Lakeside cabin with hot tub in Oglesby (from USD 328)

This lakeside cabin with 3 storeys can accommodate 10 people and provides 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It also has a fully equipped and spacious kitchen and a lounge. It allows up to two pets, with an additional fee per pet. Have a soak in one of the hot tubs after a day of trekking. The property offers other amenities, including a fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a cable TV, and on-site parking.

Jenny’s Beautiful lakeside Cabin sleep up to 10 people at Starved Rock resort
40 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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it's the perfect balance of cozy and spacious
the cabin was lovely clean and exactly like the pictures
the villa was clean and love the new updated flooring on the living room
the property was extremely clean and in a perfect location
the owner was great and extremely responsive
jenny was very nice and accommodating
perfect location to the surrounding area
wine tasting event and craft fair along with beautiful weather hiking in starved rock state park
great place very spacious and beautiful layout
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3. Renovated A-frame cabin with nature views in Ellsworth (from USD 92)

This amazing cabin is definitely an outdoor enthusiast’s dream accommodation as it does not only ensure a comfortable stay, it also provides quick access to different outdoor adventures. The cabin is nestled in the middle of the woods—with the endless forest behind and Moraine View State Park in front. This means that kayaking, fishing, swimming, and other fun activities are just a few steps away. You can also get tasty grubs at the restaurant in the park.

Indoor amenities aren’t bad either as it comes with a smart TV, high-speed internet, a full kitchen, a spacious living room, and pretty much everything you need for a relaxing vacation. It also features a sitting area on the deck up front that’s great for hanging out while enjoying the local flora and fauna surrounding you. The rental welcomes up to three cats or dogs of any size.

Pet Friendly Cabin at Moraine View State Park/nature getaway/hunting
147 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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the bed in the loft was so comfortable thanks for the stay
the property was very clean and for the most part had everything we needed already there
clean and nicely located next to the state park
the owner was very friendly and accommodating
easy communication with the owner through vrbo
the state park nearby was super cute
great walks in the park plus nice little drive to leroy if you need supplies
lovely out of the way location and definitely worth the price
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4. Rustic cabin in Oglesby for large groups

This cabin can accommodate up to 16 guests, provides 3 bedrooms, and allows pets. It is close to Starved Rock State Park and is equipped with a full kitchen. It can host events, weddings, and family getaways. Modern amenities include free Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and a ping-pong table. The home is connected to a water park. Tickets to this park come with an additional cost.

Rustic Luxury Cabin
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
19 reviews
Entire cabin 10 Beds 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with 10 people we had enough space to be super comfortable and enjoy our trip
please clean this place
place was great and very comfortable and clean
had a wonderful stay very clean and wonderful place
it was a really nice cabin spacious and clean
host was very responsive and that is a big deal
amenities was wonderful host even provided games for kids and adults to enjoy
the location is great
great location enjoyed the ping pong table all weekend
the cabin is a great location near starved rock and check-in/check-out were easy
we loved having a ping pong table lots of games and enjoyed quick access to the park
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Other pet-friendly accommodations

5. Studio with a spacious yard in Marseilles (from USD 92)

This private studio is about 26.6 kilometres (16.5 miles) from Starved Rock State Park and is found on the ground floor of a house in a rural area. It has a large kitchen with double doors that lead to a spacious yard, which is perfect for guests who are bringing their four-legged friends. It can accommodate two adults and provides a double bed. It is not suitable for children. Bringing your pets comes with a small fee. Let the host know that you plan to bring your pet when you make a reservation. Wi-Fi is provided, however, note that service can be spotty due to the rural location.

Private Lower Apt & Short Term Stay-Dog Friendly!!
19 reviews  Wifi Available
studio 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
overall was as advertised clean and lisa as the owner was great to work with
the owner linda is very sweet
pet friendly was also very appreciated
very friendly and accommodating owner
the owner is knowledgeable about the area and takes care of any questions with the property very quickly
lisa was a great host
great place to stay hope we get to come back someday
i recommend this place for a all four seasons
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6. Cosy villa at Grand Bear Resort in North Utica (from USD 170)

This cosy villa at Grand Bear Resort is just 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) away from Starved Rock State Park. It is designed with a cabin style and equipped with two bedrooms and two baths. It can accommodate up to nine guests. Additional fold-out beds are available. The property also has a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with a fireplace. The master bedroom comes with a whirlpool tub. Guests are welcome to use the resort’s indoor water park and mini golf course for an additional fee. You can bring your pets along, however, inform the host before booking.

Lifetime Memories, Hiking Trails, WIFI, Near River, Play Ground, NO CLEANING FEE
153 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 9 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large table for all to sit and eat and play games/cards
it had the right amount of room for us five friends to have a wonderful weekend together
everything was comfortable clean and quiet
this is a wonderfully clean comfortable and supplied place
the place was very clean and spacious and it was in a nice area to walk around
it lived up to the pictures - it was really clean - it felt like home
make all your favorite recipes in the big clean kitchen
we really enjoyed the location and our stay here
beautiful property right next to state park
great place to getaway with your friends
what a nice and convenient place to stay while enjoying the offerings of starved rock and the surrounding areas
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7. Beautiful home in LaSalle (from USD 165)

This beautiful home is just a 10-minute drive away from Starved Rock State Park. It can accommodate six people and offers three bedrooms. An air mattress is provided. Inform the host if you are planning to bring your pets. Bringing up to two dogs comes with an additional charge. Restaurants and bars are close by. Skydive Chicago, Cedar Creek Ranch, and Hegelar Park are family-friendly attractions that are worth a visit.

The Lindberg Cottage - 10 Minutes to Starved Rock
78 reviews  Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the teens enjoyed the air hockey the ping pong table and the darts
the beds were super comfortable
loved the fully stocked kitchen
make sure you have your passwords for the tv otherwise there may be trouble watching your favorite shows
it was clean and cozy
the beds and bedding were comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean
communication excellent the home was clean beautiful and had everything you needed plus extras you don’t think about
everything was clean the amenities wonderful
the house itself was very well-kept with comfortable beds and clean spaces
wonderful host beautiful home
very nice home kid friendly
elaine brought us all the supplies we needed was a huge help and an incredible host
we love the location of this house
what an excellent property close to the major attractions of the illinois valley
kids loved the short walk to twistee freeze
very nice and very safe neighborhood and so close to starved rock
local park nearby great for swimming
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8. Charming chalet with private terrace in Marseilles (from USD 170)

This charming chalet is about 22.5 kilometres (14 miles) away from Starved Rock State Park. It sits on 10 acres (4 hectares) of land. It has a private terrace with a barbecue grill and an outdoor sitting area, which is perfect for dining al fresco during warm months. The backyard comes with a fire pit and outdoor furniture. The property can accommodate up to eight people and provides three bedrooms. Your pets can tag along, however, inform the host when you make reservations, as additional charges may apply.

Forest Escape 3 BR Chalet near Starved Rock State Park Ottawa, Oglesby, Utica.
45 reviews  Wifi Available
chalet 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thanks for welcoming us into your cozy cabin we loved making fires the small playground and view
the beds are incredibly comfortable with a nice size bathroom
nice bathroom with provided towels and shampoo and shower gels
it was immaculately clean and beautiful
clean 3 queen bed rooms and 1 bath
it was very clean and everything was well maintained
the owner was responsive
the owners left us snacks and drinks which was very kind
great location to hit all of the state parks in the area
my husband and i had a wonderful time at this quiet cute and homey residence
the privacy of the property was great and location perfect for hiking starved rock
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9. Lovely abode near Downtown LaSalle (from USD 171)

This lovely abode is within walking distance to Downtown LaSalle, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and bars. Starved Rock State Park is just 10 minutes away. The place has a well-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms. It can accommodate up to eight guests. Your pet will enjoy playing in the fenced backyard with a barbecue grill and an outdoor dining area, which is perfect for entertaining guests during summer. Bringing pets comes with an additional fee; just notify the host when making reservations.

Backyard-BBQ-Fire Pit, 10 Mins to Starved Rock
50 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed extremely comfortable nice having the fenced in backyard
very clean and cozy place
very clean and nicely decorated
the house was immaculately clean
the place was very clean nicely decorated and well planned out
the property was clean and updated yet still charming
the owner took great care to make us feel welcome and answered all questions we had
the host thought about everything and more to make sure we had the best time during our stay
need for a comfortable stay great host and quiet neighborhood
the renter responded quickly and was very friendly
cute home in a central location -- close to parks towns and great restaurants
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10. Contemporary loft in North Utica best for couples (from USD 131)

This contemporary and cosy loft is located in the heart of Utica and is right above the popular restaurant, Skoog’s Pub & Grill. Restaurants, bars, shops, and museums are accessible. Starved Rock State Park is about 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) away. Bicycle rental service is offered. The place is perfect for couples and their four-legged family members.

Mill Street Suite
North Utica, Illinois, United States
252 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable and beautiful with tons of amenities
the bed & bedding were magical and we were so glad we chose her place over a hotel
we enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and the comfy bed and couch
we enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and the well-stocked kitchen
very clean and spacious
spacious clean and tasteful decor
clean and tasteful airbnb with modern touches
very clean and beautiful space
it is impeccably clean and beautifully decorated
kelly provided quick and helpful responses
awesome stay kelly is a great host
perfect host i loved everything
kelly was quick at responding and very helpful
kelly was a great host and always quick to respond with any questions
the location was perfect
close street parking and a really peaceful location
the location is perfect - literally right in the middle of downtown
great location and great area
location is beautiful in downtown
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11. Homey cottage with riverscape views in Ottawa (from USD 214)

Nestled right by the river, this home-away-from-home offers a great view of the riverscape as well as the charming community. Aside from the views, the house also ensures a relaxing stay as it’s filled with modern amenities that one would need on a vacation. It includes a large gourmet kitchen equipped with modern appliances, a sitting area at the balcony overlooking the river, and a living room with a couch, reading chairs, and flat-screen television. Pets are welcome for 75 USD plus tax.

There are also fun activities nearby, which include hiking, trail biking, boating, swimming, fishing, and a lot more. If you’re up for some real adventure, you can get into sky diving and zip-lining just close by.

2 bedroom accommodation in Ottawa
23 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
clean like new and nicely furnished
the house was clean and very comfortable
check in/out was easy everything was very clean and ready
the cottage that we stayed in was very clean
we had a wonderful relaxing girls getaway the property is peaceful and clean
the staff was courteous professional and friendly
the staff at heritage harbor are very courteous to work with
everyone was extremely friendly and courteous
the staff that we passed in walking around were always smiling and friendly though
everyone was very helpful
the restaurant in walking distance was a huge plus
the new marina location and little store inside is great
close to town everyone was great
overall area is very nice with walking distance to very good restaurant red dog
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12. Unique cabin in Oglesby

This unique cabin is decorated with animal trophies around the living area and is ideal for large gatherings and stag parties. It provides 3 bedrooms and 4 baths and can accommodate up to 22 people. The lounge is connected to a large open-concept kitchen. You are welcome to bring your pets with you. Matthiessen State Park is within walking distance.

This Cabin Is The Most Unique , Life Size Mounted Animals,man Cave Supreme
71 reviews
townhome 22 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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excellent indoor setting very comfortable
cabin was nice and clean
everything was pretty clean
beautiful decorated clean and save place for kids
owners is super responsive
the owner was quickly responsive when messaged
this place is awesome the owner provides absolutely everything you could possibly need and more
i communicated these issues to eric the host as this could easily be rectified
great location and comfortable unit
beautiful location and spacious town home
it was nice being within walking distance from this unit to a trailhead
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Discover Illinois' state park

Explore Illinois’ state parks with your four-legged companions. These accommodations are close to Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Book one of them, so you will have a great stay with your furry friends.

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