White Pines Lodge
Posted 5/12/2022

Discover White Pines Lodge, an outdoor experience offering getaways bursting with nature's glorious backdrop and a place to find that precious commodity we all desire....time. You'll find time to relax and unwind in this peaceful forest...guaranteed!

Nestled in a clearing deep in the forest of White Pines State Park, less than 2 hours west of Chicago, discover White Pines Lodge. The showpiece of the park is a massive log lodge built in the 1930’s which is home to a restaurant known far and wide for its delicious home-style cuisine, generous portions and friendly staff. The restaurant is also host to the Pines Dinner Theater, a live theater experience which has been providing musical and comedic entertainment for over thirty years. Adjacent to the landmark restaurant is a charming and rustic gift shop filled with nostalgic flavors and precious mementos. Authentic, cozy log cabins provide overnight lodging just a stone’s throw from the lodge. Natural beauty abounds with miles of hiking trails that crisscross over bubbling streams and along moss covered limestone bluffs. This hidden gem is ideal for romantic escapes, family outings, corporate retreats, weddings and weekend getaways from Chicago. Enjoy an amazing experience guaranteed to create good olde fashioned times with family, friends and loved ones which harkens back to a time of simple pleasures and treasured memories.

The Lodge Restaurant

Home-style cooking and plenty of it, is on the menu in the Fireside Room in this long established and historic log lodge restaurant. Guests travel far and wide to enjoy the restaurant's signature dishes of biscuits & gravy, chicken pot pie and peach cobbler, just to name a few. The award winning 'Sunday Buffet' is a tradition in this neck of the woods and families return year after year for the delicious home cooked spreads.

Live Entertainment in the Theater

From its humble beginnings in 1989, the Pines Dinner Theater has blossomed into a well-known live professional theatre boasting 30 different shows a year featuring talent from around the country. At Christmastime each year they produce their own month long show, "Scrooge the Comedy" which is a one of a kind, side splitting, hilarious comedy using audience participation.

Cozy Log Cabins

'Stepping back in time' or it was just like 'Little House on the Prairie', are how families and couples describe overnight stays in these adorable log cabins which are set in a pioneer like village deep in the forest of White Pines State Park. These landmark status cabins were built with true craftsmanship by the men of the C.C.C. during the Great Depression. The quaint decor inside maintains the historic charm with stone fireplaces and hand hewn log trundle beds covered with quilted blankets.





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