Davis Lodge

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Public Works is tentatively accepting Davis Lodge reservations for July 15, 2020, and later. However, reservations may need be cancelled pending additional executive orders from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. All events must adhere to the governor’s orders, CDC, and public health guidelines, and will not be able to take place if the North-Central Region is in Phase 1, 2, or 3 of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan. In addition, reservations will be limited to groups of 50 or less during Phase 4 of the plan.

The original Davis Lodge was dedicated in 1932 in honor of H.O. Davis, editor of the Daily Pantagraph. The site of the lodge overlooks the widest expanse of Lake Bloomington and has been the site of various concessions and restaurants over the years. The original lodge had two huge fireplaces, which required 50 tons of stone to construct. These fireplaces still remain and provide a warm atmosphere for the City's rental guests.

The newly-completed facility is heated and air-conditioned in order to accommodate guests throughout the year. The lodge has a large, central meeting room inside, with a capacity for 100 people, a kitchen facility with plenty of counter space, and a commercial refrigerator and stove. Two separate screened rooms and a large patio overlook Lake Bloomington.

A large, covered barbecue grill and plenty of picnic tables are available outside. The facility is fully accessible. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. Folding tables and chairs are provided.

his beautiful log facility is now available for rent to the public for weddings, receptions, reunions, graduations, business meetings and other functions. For reservations and additional rental information, please click here to view our brochure or call the City of Bloomington Public Works Department at (309) 434-2225 .


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  • How many people does the Lodge hold comfortably?

  • What are the rental fees for the Lodge?

  • What are the hours of rental?

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  • Where is the Davis Lodge located?

  • What is the floor plan for the Davis Lodge?

  • What amenities are offered at the Davis Lodge?

  • Where do I pick-up the keys on the day of rental?

  • Does the Davis Lodge have central heating & air?

  • Are we allowed to use the fireplaces?

  • Is wireless internet available?

  • Are there restrictions on food catering?

  • Does the Davis Lodge allow alcohol?

  • Are weddings allowed on the lawn at the Davis Lodge?

  • Are tents allowed on the lawn?

  • Is swimming or wading allowed at the Lodge?

  • Are pets allowed inside the Lodge?