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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Purrrfectly Pet-Friendly Hotels

There’s need to leave Fido or Fluffy behind when planning your “purrfect” trip to the Heritage Corridor.  Dogs and cats work really hard to be loving and adorable, so they deserve some R & R, too! Whether you’re looking for a hotel or prefer to “ruff it,” you’ve got plenty of pet-friendly choices along the Corridor.


The Cabins of Starved Rock Lodge - Oglesby

Starved Rock Lodge, nestled in the lush forested confines of Starved Rock State Park, offers a select number of cabins to accommodate your furry friend. With an additional fee of $35 per pet, per stay, your best friend will feel right at home in your cabin. Dogs are allowed in the park and on trails but must be leashed and picked up after. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, including the Starved Rock Lodge’s main building.



Starved Rock Campground - Utica

Located about a mile from the Starved Rock Visitor Center and Starved

Rock Lodge, off of Route 71, the campground features 133 Class A premium campsites complete with electricity, showers, flush toilets and a playground. Permits are required and alcohol is prohibited in the campground. Pets are allowed as long as they are leashed and you must pick up after them.



The Willows Hotel Hotel - Utica

This quaint boutique hotel with a warm residential feel welcomes pets with open arms. Just a mile from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park and two miles from Matthiessen State Park, The Willows is a short stroll from shopping, restaurants, wineries and pubs. With two standard rooms designated for pets, make sure your entire family feels at home in their cozy rooms or suites. Up to two pets of any size are allowed for $40 per pet, per stay.



TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Joliet South

Recently awarded the TownePlace Suites “Hotel of the Year” and Marriott Platinum award, you and your pets will feel right at home here. Spacious suites feature fully equipped kitchens, flat-panel TV’s, free Wi-Fi, plus complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and grilling area. Just off I-80 and 10 minutes from the Joliet Junior College, Hollywood Casino, Harrah’s Casino, and Rialto Square Theatre. $25 per pet, per stay.



Comfort Inn - Morris

This pet-friendly hotel caters to vacationing tourists and business travelers with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, heated indoor pool and business services. Comfy guest rooms are furnished with hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. King rooms and suites are available as well. Free hot breakfast. Pet charge is $25 per stay.