Nolan Capital will now manage Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, located in the middle of Starved Rock State Park.
“Starved Rock State Park is Illinois’ most visited state park and, as such, accommodations at the park are often in high demand,” said Director of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Colleen Callahan in a Tuesday announcement. “We’re excited that Nolan Capital will work with us, as they have at White Pines Forest State Park, to build on the excellent management of our previous concessionaires.”
The new concessionaire is a part of the group of companies affiliated with Nolan Capital, Inc. which is a family business headquartered in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Nolan Capital has ownership interests in numerous national, state and local concession operations, retail endeavors, restaurant operations, manufacturing and real estate investments.
Nolan Capital Chairman Peter Nolan said he is excited to partner with Starved Rock Lodge and looks forward to building on what has already been accomplished.
“We are extremely proud to partner with Amy and Karl Trimble at Starved Rock Lodge,” Nolan said. “The historic lodge is an impressive addition to our portfolio of concessions in some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer. Amy and Karl have built an impressive business focused on providing quality customer service, which we are privileged to build upon.”
Established in 1939, Starved Rock Lodge has been a destination for visitors to La Salle County.
“While we were not looking to sell, Karl and I are so fortunate to have been given this opportunity and we are confident that Starved Rock Lodge is in very capable hands,” Amy Trimble said. “We believe Nolan Capital is the partner that can help not only preserve the historical integrity of the lodge, but also continue on with our philosophy of providing superior customer service while treating our employees like family.”
Starved Rock Lodge has 90 private accommodations, a restaurant, gift shop and a pool as the new managers look toward the future of the historical site.