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East of Yellowstone Lodge

Dixon, IL - Ogle County
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This 43-acre lodge property near Lost Nation in Ogle County, is about 100 miles west of Chicago. It sits among the beautiful rolling hills of the historic farming community of Sauk Valley, just outside the charming town of Dixon.

This sprawling 10,000-square-foot lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to 41 guests. The main building boasts six full bedrooms, while the dedicated bunkhouse provides additional sleeping arrangements for 12. Unwind in style with two game rooms, four lounges, and seven well-appointed bathrooms.

Prepare meals for your group in the large kitchen and gather in the formal dining room for grand occasions. Step outside onto the massive deck and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding forest.

The Grand Welcome

Step inside the inviting Great Room, designed for connection and relaxation. The atmosphere evokes a true Western Lodge experience, with hand-hewn logs from Montana complemented by a collection of antiques and vintage art.

Accommodations and Amenities

  • Sleeps 29 comfortably in the lodge, with 12 additional bunks
  • Six full bedrooms and a bunkhouse room
  • Two game rooms, four lounges, and seven bathrooms
  • Large kitchen and formal dining room
  • Massive deck overlooking the forest

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

The property is conveniently located next to the Lost Nation Golf Club, offering a challenging course for golfers. Relax by the fire at one of the multiple firepits scattered around the grounds, perfect for unwinding under the stars.

The lodge also offers a variety of on-site camping options. Choose from two rustic cabins in the Upper Campground (available in Summer 2024) or three rustic cabins with a shower house (closed over winter) in the Lower Campground. Both campgrounds offer creek access, open-air patios, and stunning natural surroundings. A fishing and swimming lake is also planned for potential opening in 2024.

Event Planning Made Easy

Host unforgettable gatherings with the on-site reception hall, perfect for weddings, parties, or meetings. Additionally, the Crystal Lodge venue space is slated to open in January 2024, providing another event option.

Immerse Yourself in Nature

Escape the hustle and bustle with over 4 miles of nature trails winding through 43 acres of pristine land. Explore the year-round creek and the well-established forest, offering a haven for abundant wildlife. The secluded location ensures tranquility, free from road noise, city lights, or distractions.

Meeting Types:

  • Weddings
  • Family Reunions
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