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Rent the Lodge


Grieving families are able to privately rent Luella's Lodge for either daytime use or overnight rentals.


Luella’s Lodge is a 3,200 square foot cabin on 10 acres of woods located just 30 minutes east of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and 2.5 hours south of Chicago. Luella's Lodge has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. For your private stay, you would enjoy the  lodge to yourself including our kitchen & dining space, art room, private lake, nature trails, campfire and more!


Availability is based on dates that are not scheduled for programming, During the year we have select weekends, mid-week, and holiday dates available for private use. See the calendar below- if there are dates you'd like to book please email us at Please note: no pets during your stay.


  • Refrigerator

  • Microwave

  • Cooking basics: pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper, cookware and bakeware

  • Dishes and silverware

  • Stove

  • Oven

  • Coffee maker

  • Outdoor charcoal grill

  • Outdoor patio


  • Children’s books and toys

  • Games

  • Library


  • Wraparound deck/porch

  • Campfire area + wood

  • Snowshoes

  • Bags game

  • Kayaks and lifejackets

  • Fishing equipment

  • Nature trails on property


  • Free parking on premises


  • Bathtub

  • Hairdryer

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Soap

  • Toilet paper


  • Washer

  • Dryer

  • Towels

  • Bed linens

  • Pillows

  • Iron


  • TV

  • DVD Player & DVD selection


  • Smoke alarm

  • Carbon monoxide alarm

  • Fire extinguisher

  • First aid kit


  • Air conditioning

  • Heat


Overnight Rentals:  Two-Night minimum required. Check-in any time after 2:00 pm; Check-out any time before 11:00 am
The lodge can sleep up to 14 guests with the use of the sleeper sofa.

The rate for bereaved parents overnight rental is $150/night per couple. Each additional adult is $50/night. Kids stay free. 

Daytime/Event Rentals:
The lodge can also be rented out for a daytime event (birthday party, memorial celebration, family BBQ, etc) for a minimum of 3 hours.

Bereaved parent daytime rental is $30/hour as an opportunity for bereaved families to gather together and process their grief or celebrate their child's life (minimum of 3 hours required).

Please be sure to book for the entire time you need to use the space including set-up and clean-up. 
We have white tables/chairs for up to 36 guests available for an extra fee. These tables can be used on the back deck or in the yoga room (see images below).


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This is the main living space at the lodge; open concept with a fireplace and a view of the outdoors leading to the wrap around deck.

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Kitchen & dining areas

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Music & art room

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The two downstairs bedrooms; one with a queen bed, the other with two twins. Both with their own fireplaces.

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The loft overlooks the main living space, outfitted with a record player & records. The couch pulls out to sleep two additional guests when needed.

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Three upstairs bedrooms; two have a queen and a twin bed and one has twin bunkbeds. All have gorgeous views of the lake.

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The two full bathrooms; the downstairs bathroom has a standup shower and the upstairs has a tub/shower combo.

The wrap-around porch/deck. Out back there is a sectional and gas firepit along with a beautiful view of the lake.

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