Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort

2643 North Route 178, Utica, 61373, IL

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1 Room / 2 Adults

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Utica, IL

Grizzly Jack’s is a fantastical place for families to unwind and have some fun. A large lodge holds rooms with five different layouts. Families should look into the Family Suite or Deluxe Family Suite, which come with more space, balconies, separate sleeping areas and sofa sleeper, and fit up to eight people. Wood furnishing add to the log cabin atmosphere. Vacation Villas and Luxury Cabins are also available to rent. These accommodations would be best for family reunions and are more like home away from home, with dining rooms, kitchens and fireplaces. Four restaurants, cafes and snack bars are at Grizzly Jack’s. Families can find everything from taco pizza to homemade fudge to a full breakfast buffet. The resort also provides many family-friendly activities, like crafts, story time or character breakfasts. Kids can play at the arcade, spend the day at Grand Bear Falls Waterpark or swing the club at Canyon Creek Miniature Golf. Room rates include free admission to waterpark and theme park (Enchanted Forest).

Our Editor Loves

  • Water & theme parks onsite
  • Four restaurants
  • Cabins with kitchens available

Family Interests

  • Golf
  • Theme Park
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Game Room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool


Absolutely disgusting!!!

by Calebsmomma

This place was absolutely disgusting, the shower would clog ever time we used it and smelt of burnt hair. Everything was falling apart. Giant hole in the armrest of the pullout couch. When we pulled it out it was gross covered in blood and god knows what else and mattress was collapsed. Was told I would get a full refund by front manager for our stay and have yet to get that. A child almost drown in the pool area but I helped since none of the lifeguards or parent was watching. Customer service is horrible. We ordered from the restaurant and they got the orders wrong all 4 times we ordered from them. Don’t waste your time and money!

great time

by rtibbs63

We had a great stay and the kids had fun in the waterpark , I recommend for anyone to visit .The staff was outstanding and the rooms were very clean and sizable .We had no problems during our stay . We look forward to visiting again .