ALLERTON PARK & RETREAT CENTER
515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856
Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center is a historical treasure that was donated to the University of Illinois in 1946. The property contains 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, a mansion and reflecting pond, a 10-acre meadow, formal sculpture gardens, hiking trails, a café, and several lodging facilities.
HOW CAN I GET THERE?
We recommend you using this handy website. Post where you are coming from and Rome2Rio will figure out the cheapest and fastest way to get to your destination.
If possible, we do recommend driving due to the pandemic.
Overnight Accommodations are available in 36 guest rooms throughout the Mansion and three guest houses on the estate. Accommodations are included in your ticket price. Priority rooms will go to those who need ADA accessibility.
If you would like to room alone, you will have to purchase a single occupancy upgrade by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronicles of the Realm: Liaisons & Legions have bought out the entire estate and all lodgings for our LARP event.
The buildings are as follows:
The House in the Woods
The Gate House
The Evergreen Lodge
Each building will be outfitted with a Moonrise LARP Staff person incase of questions and emergencies. To find out more about each accommodation, you may visit here.
Accommodations are assigned with numerous factors in place, from a choice of House Ticket to ADA accessibility.
Can I room with a particular person?
Probably. Both parties should indicate they want to stay with the other person, and must include their friends email by emailing us at email@example.com. Both parties must indicate the other person so we can be sure of consent. Couples who can share a bed will be given priority in their stay.
All meals will be catered by Blue Dragonfly Catering, specifically crafted to be themed for the event.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Chef Leah Bodine is a self taught, accidental chef. With over 30 years in the restaurant industry, building her career on casual fine dining Italian steakhouses, Leah was in the front of the house but always wanted to learn the recipes and methods from the restaurant chef. She started going in early to learn how to prep, cook and plate dishes. After returning home to the Champaign area, Leah decided to take the plunge and open her catering company in 2009. For the last 10 years, Leah has been catering private events, weddings and classic music talent such as REO, Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top, Chicago, Peter Frampton and Styx just to name a few. Recently, Leah has started private cooking classes and teaching classes at Grovestone at Old Farm Shops. Her love and passion for cooking has taken Leah into many different cuisines including Mediterranean, Italian, and German.
Meals are buffet style with dining options to accommodate all dietary restrictions.
MEALS INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE INCLUDE
- Friday Night Dinner
- Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Sunday Brunch
Bringing snacks between meals is highly encouraged. No peanuts please.