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Right about now, in the middle of Winter, it’s time to go somewhere! Do something! Someplace Warm & Comfortable! Well, we have created the perfect solution – Hearthside Reflections!! 

We take a short day’s jaunt to one of our “go to” places. The rustic comfort of Starved Rock Lodge is the ideal setting with its massive fireplace overlooking a spacious yet inviting lounge, perfect for peaceful reflection! 


Day 1 – Home to Oglesby, IL 

We travel through the winter wonderland of Wisconsin to our destination, Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. We’ll have time to settle into our cozy accommodations at the Lodge before the first of our home-cooked meals is served in the Lodge dining room. Simply relax and enjoy your comfy surroundings. Around the fire this evening, we are transported to the land of our own imaginations by the magic crafting of a Master Storyteller. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Starved Rock Lodge (2 Nights) 


Day 2 – Oglesby 

Wake up to the aroma of coffee brewing and breakfast ready in your time. This morning unwind around the fire, take a walk in the winter woods, read, visit, nap – whatever you want. No hurry. Lunch buffet is served at the Lodge. Surrounding that time we are entertained by the music and comedy of The Dueling Pianos Show. Dueling Pianos is a collection of some of the best entertainers in the industry. We’ll be singing and laughing! It’s an experience like no other. The show concludes mid-afternoon, plenty of time to get back to relaxing. There’s no need to leave the “comfy confines” of the Lodge as another great homemade dinner is served in the dining room. This evening is all about Hearthside Reflections. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 3 – Oglesby to Moline, IL 

Breakfast is served in the Lodge dining room. Then enjoy savoring your coffee Hearthside. Afterwards, a special treat has been planned. This is prime time for Eagle viewing along the Illinois River and we have made arrangements to ride the trolley with an Eagle Expert who will guide us to the best viewing locations!! The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782 – we will thoroughly enjoy watching these majestic creatures! We then return to the Lodge for a hearty lunch. After lunch it’s just a short jaunt over to Moline, IL and the Stoney Creek Inn, our warm lodging for the evening. We are guests this evening at Circa 21 Dinner Theatre for their hilarious production of, “The Play That Goes Wrong.” 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Stoney Creek Inn 


Day 4 – Moline to Home 

Breakfast is served at the Inn before we depart for our journey home. We’ll be stopping for lunch at the always quaint Amana Colonies. Arrive home filled with wonderful hearthside reflections and cherished new friendships made! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,129
Single: $1,339
Triple: $1,079
Quad: $1,049

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $85

Travel Bucks

$25 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light Walking

Price Includes

9 Meals, Lodging & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 36°
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Tour Highlights

Warm & Cozy when it’s Cold & Crazy
Rustic Comfort of Starved Rock Lodge - 2 Nights
Fireside Chats
Master Storyteller
Eagle Viewing
Dueling Pianos
Stoney Creek Lodge
“The Play That Goes Wrong” at Circa 21 Theater
Limited Travel
9 Meals!

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Hearthside Reflections
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 36°
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