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03 Dec 2019
Midday Fix: Live performance from Mrs. Claus! A Holiday MusicalActors Sharon Carr (Mrs. Claus) and Corey Mills (Chester) with the entire cast of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical. Now in it's 28th season, Chicago Kids Company is proud to present its 20th Anniversary Production of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical in THREE Chicagoland theaters. Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort - 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. 60174. December 11 - 22 weekday performances at 10:30am, weekend performances at 1pm. December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 10:30am. December 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 1pm
03 Dec 2019
Fun at Chicago Pop Culture Con 2019Last weekend, I had a great time at the Chicago Pop Culture Con at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Zurko Promotions put on another fantastic convention. Chicago Pop Culture Con bills itself as "a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, #Anime, Horror Films, TV/Movie Memorabilia, Steampunk, Autographs, Super Heroes, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Horror, Collectibles, #Sports Memorabilia, Non Sports Cards, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention - but open to anything fan-related!" As a regular attendee, I can decalre that Chicago Pop Culture Con delivers as promised.
02 Dec 2019
10 things to do in the Naperville, Fox Valley Dec. 6-10Here are 10 things to do in the western suburbs Dec. 6-10. Children's theater: Check out "Holly the Elf Saves Christmas Eve" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Ticket are $16-$20. At 4051 E. Main St. Call 630-584-6300 or go to pheasantrun.com/entertainment/mainstage-theater.
30 Nov 2019
Weekend picks: Taylor Williamson plays Schaumburg's Improv; Alice Cooper at the GeneseeMeet with comics vendors, "Land of the Lost" stars and more at the Chicago Pop Culture Convention this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $12; free admission for kids ages 12 and under. (715) 526-9769 or chicagopopculturecon.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
30 Nov 2019
All the best of pop culture at Pheasant Run show this weekendAisles of pop culture were on display Saturday as the Chicago Pop Culture Con kicked off at The Pheasant Run Resort mega Center in St. Charles. The multigenre event, which is expected to draw more than 3,000 visitors before this weekend is over, offered a little bit for everyone Saturday. People in cosplay costumes wandered the booths checking out rare comic books, toys, Legos, publishers, artists, stars, sports memorabilia and anything fan related.
29 Nov 2019
Where To See Santa In Kane County: 2019 Area Santa EventsVisit Santa Claus at these Kane County events and spots: Breakfast with Santa: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main Street, St. Charles
26 Nov 2019
Chef Tiffany Makes Red Velvet Waffles and Lemon Glaze on WGN NewsExecutive Chef Tiffany Tooker of Pheasant Run Resort was featured on WGN News' Midday Fix on November 26, 2019. Breakfast With Santa will take place at Pheasant Run Resort on December 1, 8, 15, and 22. Watch the video segment to learn how to create this signature dish, and try it at this year's Breakfast With Santa!
25 Nov 2019
Chicago Pop Culture Con + Holiday Horror ConZurko Promotions is proud to announce the Chicago Pop Culture and Holiday Horrors Conventions. Both conventions are located at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL and feature celebrities, authors, filmmakers, TV/movie memorabilia, toys, gaming, cosplay, anime, vinyl records/CD's, sports memorabilia, super heroes, action figures, videogames, and much more!
25 Nov 2019
Family Fun Fest at Pheasant RunFamily Fun Fest is bursting with spectacular entertainment, thrilling activities and over the top zaniness. This 2-day event offers an entertainment experience that will delight and entertain your entire family. Discover hundreds of fantastically fun activities while you make your way through this Giant Indoor Amusement Playground.
22 Nov 2019
Horror Entertainment, Holiday Markets, & More November EventsChicago Pop Culture Con - (Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st) Zurko Productions presents this convention celebrating all things pop culture, various genres, artists, comics, and more. Pheasant Run Resort - Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174.
21 Nov 2019
Warm up to winter with Pentatonix, Bret Michaels, 'Messiah' and other holiday musical performancesHoliday shows of all shapes and sizes are popping up around Chicago and suburbs. From big-name acts and seasonal spectacles to area choral and instrumental performances, we're sure you'll find something that stokes your holiday spirit.
20 Nov 2019
Kane to light up with holiday festivities, cabaret act, theater productionsChicago Pop Culture Con: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center. It offers comics, toys, gaming, sci-fi, memorabilia, special guests and all things fan related.
18 Nov 2019
5 things to do in Naperville and the Fox Valley Nov. 22-28Here are things to do in the western suburbs Nov. 22-28. Brass from the Past: Hear this tribute to the legends of rock and soul at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Tickets are $35. At 4051 E. Main St. Call 630-584-6300 or go to pheasantrun.com/entertainment/mainstage-theater.
15 Nov 2019
New footbridge complete in Geneva's Fabyan Forest PreservePheasant Run has five holiday-themed shows on tap, starting with "Holly the Elf Saves Xmas Eve" on Dec. 6-8. Others are "Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical" from Dec. 11-22, and a holiday show featuring Dennis O'Brien on Dec. 13-14.
14 Nov 2019
Five great things to do this weekend in Kane CountyAmerican English to perform at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St., St. Charles on 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Cost is $20, with dinner and show packages available for most performances; pheasantrun.com, 630-584-6300. American English is one of the most acclaimed Beatles tribute bands, American English, will appear at Pheasant Run Resort's Maistage Theater stage. The band has performed worldwide.
14 Nov 2019
Kane home to dog show, author events and live musicThe Moods Band: 8 p.m., Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St., St. Charles. Next up will be a Beatles tribute by American English at 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets are pheasantrun.com
14 Nov 2019
Musicals, comedy, drama, opera — holiday theater abounds in ChicagoLooking for something outside the seasonal realm, too? We've got some suggestions to keep everyone entertained in the weeks ahead. "Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical": The story of Mrs. Claus and the new Elf Class of 2019 on their first day of work in Santa's workshop. For ages 2-10. Dec. 11-22 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, St. Charles, $14-$18; pheasantrun.com.
14 Nov 2019
Screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom at Pheasant RunThe Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, will host a film screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom on November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. in partnership with the St. Charles History Museum as they honor veterans around the community. The museum will feature displays of historical artifacts which tell the story of D-Day. In addition to the screening, there will be a silent auction at 2 p.m. with items donated by the Normandy Film Project and Pheasant Run Resort.
13 Nov 2019
Kane home to major craft show, mayor's 'book' review and concertsChicago Pop Culture Con will take place at Pheasant Run Resort. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Cost: $12, which is good for both days, free for children age 12 and younger with an adult. Information: Tickets will be available at the gate or online at chicagopopculturecon.com.
13 Nov 2019
Screening of The Girl Who Wore FreedomThe Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, will host a film screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom on November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. in partnership with the St. Charles History Museum as they honor veterans around the community. The museum will feature displays of historical artifacts which tell the story of D-Day. In addition to the screening, there will be a silent auction at 2 p.m. with items donated by the Normandy Film Project and Pheasant Run Resort.
12 Nov 2019
Winter Overtakes The Northern Musky RangePromoters are working on seven different musky-focused shows for 2020. On January 17-19, Muskie Expo Chicago will be held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Visit muskieexpo.com.
12 Nov 2019
Celebrity headed to St. Charles venue for WWII documentary screeningPheasant Run Resort to host 'Band of Brothers' actor. "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" is the story of D-Day and the liberation of France told from the perspective of those who lived it. The documentary is directed by Wheaton resident Christian Taylor and will be shown at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The film presents the untold WW II stories of the men, women and children of Normandy, France, who lived through German occupation, the D-Day invasion and the liberation by Allied forces.
10 Nov 2019
Breakfast With The Beatles - November 10, 2019American English will play Saturday 8pm (dinner at 6pm optional) - Mainstage Theater, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles
09 Nov 2019
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting at Pheasant RunIncoming St. Charles Chamber Board Chairman Ryan Anderson talks about the chamber's goals for 2020 at its annual membership meeting and breakfast on Nov. 7 at Pheasant Run Resort.
08 Nov 2019
26 restaurants where you can eat out or pick up carryout for Thanksgiving dinnerTurkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, casseroles and pies are all Thanksgiving traditions, but if you want to make everything, you're going to be spending a massive amount of time in the kitchen. Take some of the stress out of the holidays by picking up prepared dishes. Or cut out all the cleaning and hosting duties and just celebrate at a restaurant. Pheasant Run Resort will hold a brunch buffet that features omelets, sliced turkey with sage gravy, Greek pasta salad, cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, biscuits, tortellini with carbonara sauce and sweet potato pie.
07 Nov 2019
Chicagoland group The Moods enjoys an attentive audienceThe award-winning recording and performing artists The Moods will perform R&B and Motown hits ranging from The Four Tops to Bruno Mars when they take the stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater in St. Charles. Joining them is special guest Isaac Wooten.
06 Nov 2019
Kane home to Greek Fest, celebrity speakers and theaterThe Moods Band will perform 8 p.m. Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort. Next up will be a Beatles tribute by American English at 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Dinner and show packages are available for most performances. A documentary, "The Girl Who Wore Freedom," will be screened at 3 p.m. Nov. 17. It captures first-hand accounts of the French citizens living under Nazi occupation. The fundraiser will include artifacts provided by the St. Charles History Museum, as well as a silent auction to help raise money for the film, which shares an unconventional love story between the people of Normandy, France, and the American GI's who freed them from German occupation. It is filled with memories of hardship, death, heroism and love; a $20 donation is suggested.
06 Nov 2019
Traditional Thanksgiving Day Brunch for the Whole FamilyThe holiday season begins at Pheasant Run Resort with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team. This year Chef Tooker presents a multi-course feast filled with made-from-scratch breakfast and brunch favorites including made-to-order omelets, Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Guava Cream Cheese Filling, and freshly-baked pastries, plus fresh salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, artisan cheese and breads, and entrees including hand-carved Vermont turkey with corn bread stuffing, bone-in Virginia Ham with Apricot Mustard Glaze, and mouthwatering desserts.
05 Nov 2019
Zanies in St. Charles to celebrate being home to comedy for three decadesJim Gaffigan, Chelsea Handler, Joel McHale, Craig Ferguson and Norm MacDonald are just a few of the comedians who have graced the stage at Zanies in St. Charles during its 30-year history. Zanies, located at Pheasant Run Resort at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles, opened in March 1989 and is currently the suburbs' longest-running comedy club. The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the club with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a show Nov. 14. Headliner that weekend will be Derek Hughes.
04 Nov 2019
Plan ahead: Neverly Brothers to play NYE show at Pheasant Run in St. CharlesThe Neverly Brothers Band will perform at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Tuesday, Dec. 31. See out 2019 and welcome in 2020 by partying to A Rock n' Roll Tribute From Elvis to The Beatles Featuring The Neverly Brothers.
04 Nov 2019
‘The Girl Who Wore Freedom' screens with director Q&AAs Americans, we probably know more about World War II than any other war in our history. We have heard about D-Day from movies and stories told by our soldiers who landed on the beaches and parachuted into pastures and towns to fight for France. They fought and died to liberate men, women, and children from enemy forces.An upcoming feature length documentary, The Girl Who Wore Freedom, features stunning first-hand accounts of the French citizens living under Nazi occupation. It captures their suffering during the Allied Invasion and subsequent Battle of Normandy. It documents their joy at liberation and their undying gratitude to America. Besides screening this Sunday at Pheasant Run Resort, the film screened in France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
01 Nov 2019
14 Thanksgiving break activities for Chicago familiesCan you believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away?! Not only does that mean you'll soon be eating to your heart's desire, it also means the kids are off from school. If you don't have plans to travel, no need to worry, the Chicagoland area offers so much for families to do. Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles also offers a Thanksgiving Day Brunch.
01 Nov 2019
Naperville Magazine - Thanksgiving RecipesLocal entertaining gurus have the recipes, supplies, and creative expertise to make your table truly special on Thanksgiving. Features two recipes by Pheasant Run Resort Chef Tiffany Tooker: Rustic Cut Truffle Potatoes and Warm Butternut Squash on pages 96-97.
30 Oct 2019
November 30-December 1: Chicago Pop Culture ConThe worlds of vintage and modern are converging in the Windy City for Chicago Pop Culture Con. The con is being held on November 30-December 1, 2019 at the Pheasant Run Mega Center on 4051 East Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois.
30 Oct 2019
48 fun holiday events for kids in Western SuburbsCelebrate the holidays in the Western Suburbs with the whole family! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, decorate holiday cookies and share gift wishes with Santa in Pheasant Run's New Orleans Ballroom on December 1, 8, 15, and 22.
29 Oct 2019
Do you hear what I hear? 'Tis the season for holiday concerts from Aurora to ElginThere is nothing like the holiday season to warm the heart, to cultivate and nurture everyone's best spirits and wishes for peace on Earth and good will to all. As the calendar flips from the season of Thanksgiving to the season of giving, theaters and other venues throughout Kane County will offer merrymakers the opportunity to exult in some of the season's finest musical traditions, no matter your preference in music or style. On Dec. 13 and 14, 2019, the "Ho Ho Ho Holiday Show" Featuring Dennis O'Brien will take the MainStage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles and will serve as the venue for this holiday frolic featuring the Dennis O'Brien Band.
29 Oct 2019
Brass From The Past featuring Lenny WilliamsBrass From The Past featuring Tower of Power's Lenny Williams is a tribute to the legends of rock and soul and is the hottest horn band in the Midwest. Brass From The Past includes musicians who have performed with The Temptations, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, and many other acts.
29 Oct 2019
Far More than Child's PlayWhen Jamie LeBlanc was in his early 30s and gainfully employed, he still looked forward to receiving LEGO catalogs in the mail. "I was a closet LEGOhead," says LeBlanc a couple of decades later. "We in the LEGO community call it your ‘dark ages' — when you saw a cool set come out, you'd build it, but you weren't active in the community." An "In Your Neighborhood" postcard from LEGO alerted him to model railroad show being held at Pheasant Run. That visit turned his LEGO universe upside down.
23 Oct 2019
Kane home to fall fests, theater and concertsWITCH'S BALL ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY: 9:30 p.m. at Pheasant Run Resort's Bourbon Street. A costume contest is part of the night open to people age 21 and older. Cost: Free admission.
21 Oct 2019
Scott named general manager of Pheasant Run ResortTonya Scott, CHA, has been named general manager of the Pheasant Run Resort, managed by Hostmark. "In her more than 25 years in the industry, Tonya has had a successful and multifaceted career," said Ron Vlasic, CHA, Hostmark Hospitality Group COO in a news release from Hostmark Hospitality Group. "During our time together at Kimpton, I was able to see firsthand that she was a strong team leader with a proven track record of developing and retaining employees who are focused on exceeding guest expectations."
18 Oct 2019
Normandy Film ScreeningThe Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles will be hosting the upcoming film screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom on November 17, 2019 in partnership with the St. Charles History Museum as they honor veterans around the community.
17 Oct 2019
Hostmark Hospitality names Tonya Scott Pheasant Run Resort General ManagerTonya Scott, CHA, has been named general manager of the Pheasant Run Resort, managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group. Previously, Scott was general manager of the Hotel Burnham in Chicago, which was reflagged the Alise Chicago during her time at the property; the Hotel Zamora in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Historic Key West Inns, a portfolio of six properties in Key West, Florida.
15 Oct 2019
Tonya Scott Appointed General Manager At Pheasant Run Resort in St. CharlesTonya Scott, CHA, has been named general manager of the Pheasant Run Resort, managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group. In her role, Scott oversees the daily operations and sales and marketing of the 293-room resort set among 250 acres overlooking the Fox River Valley in St. Charles, Illinois. The property includes more than 80,000 square feet of indoor event space, as well as a 38,000 square foot Expo Center, an 18-hole championship golf course, five restaurants, a theater, and a comedy club.
15 Oct 2019
Hostmark names Scott Pheasant Run general managerTonya Scott, CHA, has been named general manager of the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group. Scott oversees the daily operations and sales and marketing of the 293-room resort. The property includes more than 80,000 square feet of indoor event space, as well as a 38,000 square foot Expo Center, an 18-hole championship golf course, five restaurants, a theater, and a comedy club.
12 Oct 2019
Weekend picks: Ace Comic Con continues in Rosemont; Boo! at the Zoo beginsDancing Queen, A Tribute to ABBA will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Pheasant Run Resort. Call (630) 584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com for tickets.
12 Oct 2019
St. Charles hosts 2019 America in Bloom SymposiumSt. Charles 2019 America in Bloom Symposium was held Oct. 3-5 at Pheasant Run Resort. The city participates in America in Bloom, a national initiative that promotes beautification and encourages the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements to create welcoming and vibrant places to live, work and play. From Oct. 3-5, hundreds of visitors from around the country gathered at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles for the America in Bloom symposium and awards program.
07 Oct 2019
Thanksgiving Day Brunch at Pheasant Run ResortPheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, invites you to begin the holiday season with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by executive chef Tiffany Tooker. Give thanks for all your blessings with Pheasant Run's Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The buffet includes: omelet station, salad station, carving station, pasta station, assorted breads and a sweets table. Adults can dine for just $42.95 and children ages 5 to 12 eat for only $16.95, plus children 4 and under are free! Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker is an award-winning chef with extensive culinary experience which spans over twenty years.
07 Oct 2019
THANKSGIVING BRUNCH AT PHEASANT RUN RESORTPheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, invites you to begin the holiday season with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by executive chef Tiffany Tooker. Give thanks for all your blessings with Pheasant Run's Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The buffet includes: omelet station, salad station, carving station, pasta station, assorted breads and a sweets table. Adults can dine for just $42.95 and children ages 5 to 12 eat for only $16.95, plus children 4 and under are free!
06 Oct 2019
Thanksgiving Day BrunchPheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, invites you to begin the holiday season with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by executive chef Tiffany Tooker. Give thanks for all your blessings with Pheasant Run's Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The buffet includes: omelet station, salad station, carving station, pasta station, assorted breads and a sweets table. Adults can dine for just $42.95 and children ages 5 to 12 eat for only $16.95, plus children 4 and under are free!
02 Oct 2019
Kane home to fall fests, family fun, theater and artGOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS": Various daytime performances Oct. 14 to 24, Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort. The musical adaptation recommended for children ages 2 to 10 is presented by Chicago Kids Company. Cost: $14.
01 Oct 2019
Pheasant Run Home & Garden ShowThe Pheasant Run Home & Garden Show returns to Pheasant Run on October 5th & 6th to our family of Chicago area events. At nearly 40,000 sq. ft., this will be the largest and most complete Fall Home & Garden Show to ever take place in the St. Charles area with Free Admission & Free Parking to all who attend.
23 Sep 2019
Best bets: Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa at the Arcada; Shaun Latham does standup at ZaniesComedian Shaun Latham, a friend of comedian Gabriel Iglesias and star of "I'm Not Like That No More" and "Stand Up Revolution," performs standup at three Zanies locations this week: first on Thursday at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago; then on Friday at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles; then on Saturday at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two-item purchase. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Chicago; 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in St. Charles; and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Rosemont
23 Sep 2019
Slimy Happy People: Inside the Slime Bash, the largest slime convention in the world.The Slime Bash was held 45 minutes outside of Chicago, in a convention center at the Pheasant Run Resort in the small town of St. Charles. There was nothing around the building except a golf course, a hotel, and a Culvers across the street, but the place was packed.
17 Sep 2019
Elk Grove's Simon Wins IESA Boys Golf State MeetNicolas Simon of Elk Grove Village will never forget Saturday, Sept. 14. The Mead Junior High eighth grader shot 36-33 — 69 to win the ninth annual Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) boys golf individual state championship. On the girls side at state, Aptakisic's Megan Lee (46-42 — 88) shot 18-over par to tie for 13th out of 72 golfers at Kellogg. Lee shot an 83 in sectionals at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
13 Sep 2019
The Cycling Trend That'll Get You Dirty This FallNo matter how you describe it, the type of bike racing known as cyclocross has attracted a growing number of Midwest cyclists in recent years — from elite athletes to new riders, road racers to bike messengers, and juniors as young as 9 to masters age 55 and older. This year's series kicks off September 29 in Caldwell Woods and wraps up December 8 in Montrose Harbor, with events in spots like Pulaski Woods, Wheeling Heritage Park, and at Pheasant Run resort in between, each sponsored and organized by an area cycling club.
11 Sep 2019
Top 10 Midwest Family ResortsThere's not a bad time of year for a fun family vacation, especially to an amenity-filled resort. For example, there are lots of family-friendly resorts that make excellent destinations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa. If you could use a change of scenery and a fun getaway, plan to stay at one of these highly-recommended Midwest family resorts. In the Chicagoland area, you can also stay with your family at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. This is a 250-acre resort with 18 holes of golf, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, multiple on-site restaurants, and fun scheduled events.
09 Sep 2019
Grammy-winning saxophonist to shine bright at St. Charles Jazz WeekendSt. Charles Jazz Weekend will take place Sept. 12 to 15 at venues throughout downtown St. Charles. There are 35 different performances set between 16 venues for brunch, dinner and late-night entertainment. This year's downtown venues include Eden on the River, The Wine Exchange, Francesca's by the River, ROX City Grill, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, The Filling Station Pub & Grill, The House Pub, La Mesa Modern Mexican, McNally's Traditional Irish Pub, First Street Plaza, Vintage 53, Club Arcada, Mount Saint Mary's Park, Baltria Vintage Gallery, Harvest Lounge at Pheasant Run Resort, and The Office Dining and Spirits.
05 Sep 2019
The Four C Notes: From one-time to year-round performancesThe Four C Notes will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater in St. Charles, during which the audience can expect "90 minutes of nothing but the hits from that group." Another thing that sets The Four C Notes apart from other Frankie Valli tributes is that the group only performs music by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The catchy and engaging music, Coppola said, are the songs of an entire generation.
04 Sep 2019
ArtsFest St. Charles to applaud every genre in 11-day celebrationSt. Charles Arts Council director Kathryn Hill believes the arts are an important piece of the fabric of a community. The arts will be on full display from Sept. 6 to 15 during the ninth annual ArtsFest St. Charles, which launches with a newly created special event Sept. 5. ArtsFest is presented by the St. Charles Arts Council in partnership with the St. Charles Park District. The fun continues Sept. 7 with Sip Parties for all ages and continued performances at Steel Beam and at Pheasant Run Resort.
31 Aug 2019
Weekend picks: Catch your last gasp of summer at suburban festivalsComedy by Chang: Actor and comedian Eliot Chang ("Comedy Central Presents," "Looking") continues a series of standup sets this weekend at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or st-charles.zanies.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
28 Aug 2019
Best Bets: Schaumburg hosts Septemberfest; Chicago Jazz Festival jams in Millennium ParkActor and comedian Eliot Chang ("Comedy Central Presents," "Looking") continues a series of standup sets this weekend at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or st-charles.zanies.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31
23 Aug 2019
Goldilocks And The Three Bears Coming To Pheasant Run ResortChicago Kids Company - Theater for Children (CKC) presents Goldilocks and the Three Bear, a one-hour musical adaptation! When Goldilocks and her dog, Bailey, venture into the woods to find a friend for her mom, she stumbles upon a cute house with three bowls of porridge, three chairs and three beds, but no one is home. Will Goldi be able to make it back to her mom before she notices she is gone? Find out in this hilarious musical that is "just right!" All CKC productions feature professional actors, colorful scenery and costumes, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. This show perfect for children ages 2 to 10!
19 Aug 2019
The Old House New House Home ShowThe Old House New House Home Show returns February 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020 to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles with ideas, innovations and inspiration for Chicago-area homeowners. Now in its 36th successful season, this market-leading consumer home show is the largest, longest-running event of its kind.
15 Aug 2019
Kane home to world-class car show, corn boil, theater, comedyComic Ralphie Roberts will perform at Zanies Comedy Club Aug. 22 to 24. WGN's Steve Cochran & Friends will appear at 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Eclipse-Chicago will perform at the Mainstage on Aug. 24 8 p.m.
15 Aug 2019
Chicago Kids Company - Theater for Children presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears - This Fall at Pheasant Run ResortChicago Kids Company presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a one-hour musical adaptation! The show takes place at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort on Oct. 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25, 2019. Single tickets start at $14 each, and children under 2 years old get in for free.
09 Aug 2019
St. Charles to host America in Bloom National Symposium and Awards Oct. 3-5From Oct. 3-5, an estimated 300 visitors from cities around the country will gather at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles for the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program. Local group America in Bloom-St. Charles is looking for volunteers to help.
09 Aug 2019
Car Shows in ChicagolandOn Aug. 14-18, the National Impala Association Convention will take place in the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort at 4051 E Main St., St. Charles. NIA features Chevrolet's finest full-size cars built between 1958 to the present, as well as Canadian Pontiacs. For details, visit www.nationalimpala.com/the-2019-nia-convention-in-st-charles.
01 Aug 2019
Upcoming Chicagoland Car ShowsOn Aug. 9, 10 & 11, join the Cruisin' Tigers for the largest all Pontiac charitable event put on by a car club in the world. With over 600 Pontiacs expected and activities all weekend long at Pheasant Run Resort. On Aug. 14-18, the National Impala Association Convention will take place at Pheasant Run Resort. NIA features Chevrolet's finest full-size cars built between 1958 to present, as well as Canadian Pontiacs.
30 Jul 2019
Kane dishes up indoor-outdoor arts, music, improv among late-summer attractionsCash Levy will perform Aug. 1 to 3 at Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The club is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Information: st-charles.zanies.com.
29 Jul 2019
The 9th Annual ArtsFest is Coming to St. CharlesThe St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District announces the city-wide, all-arts event - ArtsFest, ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - running from Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 15. The event is designed to showcase for residents and visitors the depth and breadth of those who create and support the arts in our community. Pheasant Run Resort is participating in the fun with shows at the Mainstage Theater on September 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2019.
18 Jul 2019
From fun at the fair to cocktails in the park or Shakespeare, check out entertainment in Kane CountyCHICAGO KIDS COMPANY'S ADULT ACTORS PRESENT "JACK AND THE BEANSTALK": Through July 26, Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The one-hour, interactive musical adaptation is recommended for children ages 2 to 10. Cost: $14 to $18. Information: pheasantrun.com/chicago-kids-company.
18 Jul 2019
Minister Farrakhan shares message on self-mastery and manifesting powerST. CHARLES, Ill.—The atmosphere inside the St. Charles Ballroom at the Pheasant Run Resort quickly changed. Those learning new fighting techniques stopped as the announcement came: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was about to walk into the room. Participants in the annual weekend martial arts conference flocked to the back door to watch her enter the large room, clad in a pink and black DeModest sweat suit. Soon after, Minister Farrakhan entered the room.
26 Jun 2019
Hotel Industy Unites on New Campaign to Fight Human TraffickingThe American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today launched a new national campaign to unite the industry around a single, comprehensive approach to fight human trafficking. The No Room for Trafficking campaign builds on the hotel industry's long-standing legacy and commitment to combat human trafficking. Already each year, thousands of hotel employees are trained. With this campaign, AHLA builds on the industry's record by convening the entire industry with the goal of training every hotel worker.
04 Jun 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day SevenWe're always sad to say goodbye to Pheasant Run, but that's how the final day of our trip north began. And so ended our extended trip for Combo Breaker. We had a lot of fun and made a lot of memories, and summer is only just beginning!
03 Jun 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day SixI had big plan for Memorial Day, because for the first time, we were going to be staying a Pheasant Run an extra day, giving us time for extra activities. Thankfully the storms stopped, so we had the chance for one last swim in the Garden Atrium pool.
03 Jun 2019
Combo Breaker Event Director on Growth, Selling a Unique ExperienceSt. Charles, Illinois, is probably not where you'd expect to find a bustling esports tournament. It's about an hour's drive west of Chicago, has a population of just under 33,000 people, and more or less looks like a typical Midwestern suburb. But since 2016, the city has become known as the home of Combo Breaker, a growing fighting game event that hosts numerous tournaments.
02 Jun 2019
Girl Scout Air Fair in St. CharlesThe Girl Scout Air Fair at Over the Edge was held on June 1 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
02 Jun 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day FiveOn Sunday, we stopped by Combo Breaker just as the pools were starting for the day. And as is my tradition, I made sure to get a picture of myself wearing Pinup Girl Clothing on the Combo Breaker floor.
01 Jun 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day FourLast Saturday, we were really hoping the rain would miss us, because we had lots of outdoor plans for the day…and for the most part, it did! We started at Brookfield Zoo, a place we visited in January. We wanted to see what it was like in the springtime, and we wanted to see the Brick Safari LEGO exhibit (more details on that in the future)!
01 Jun 2019
Summer Events at Pheasant RunPheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, is the place to be for summer fun in 2019. Resort guests and members of the community are invited to enjoy a summer of exciting specials, events, and activities to soak up the sun and make the most out of the summer of 2019!
31 May 2019
Car show calendarSunday, June 23: Bugfest, Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association car show. Gates open at 9 a.m., Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St., St. Charles. Registration, $15, ends at noon. Lawn parking for all show cars. Swap spaces available. July 23-27: Annual International Convention of the Corvair Society of America, hosted by the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts chapter of CORSA, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. Will include concours d' elegance, rally, autocross, economy run and more.
31 May 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day ThreeDay three of our vacation was also the day that Combo Breaker began, and of course we had to get a family photo while we were all in the same place (which didn't happen very often this year!)! Walking through the resort, we discovered that Pheasant Run had set up this nice table of treats for the gamers to enjoy as they came through the lobby.
31 May 2019
Combo Breaker 2019It's hard to believe that it's already been a week since Combo Breaker 2019 began! Here's a look back at some of my favorite moments, including some shots taken during the Tekken 7 Top Eight, which I think was my favorite game to watch this year. The best part was Ryan being on staff this year. He worked really hard the entire time we were there (we barely even got to see him), but he also got to be part of something really great!
30 May 2019
The Darling Suns showcases a darker vibe, new music at Underbelly Hours showThe indie-rock band -- the core of which consists of John Stenger of St. Charles on guitar, violinist Lindsey Ward of Aurora and Woodridge's Krause on guitar and the mic -- is heading into the summer season sporting the fresh single "Raspberry Homecoming" and an album full of new songs, many of which you can hear when the band plays the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Friday, May 31.
30 May 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day TwoAfter dinner in the hotel room, we indulged in the chocolate torte cake that I mentioned yesterday. It was as good as I remembered, and the children loved it! After we spent a little more time relaxing, we headed to the outdoor pool, and stayed in the water as the stars came out. It was a lovely evening for a swim! Back in the room, we watched a little more Food Network, but not a lot, because we were all exhausted from our busy day, and knew there was more fun to come!
29 May 2019
Summer Fun at Pheasant RunIt's summertime, and that means there's plenty of fun to be had at Pheasant Run Resort! Of course, the number one summer activity is pool time. Pheasant Run hosts pool parties at the outdoor pool on Saturdays from 11am-4pm, as well as on the Fourth of July and Sunday, September 1, from noon-4pm. There's a DJ to provide plenty of music, plus poolside games and activities, and drinks available for purchase at the Splash Bar. And if you live in the area, you don't even have to stay at the resort…you can purchase a wristband that allows you to access the pools all day for $15!
29 May 2019
Markel Family Combo Breaker Getaway-Day OneIt's time for another Markel Family Road-Trip Wrap-Up! One week ago, the Fab Five and I left home dark and early to drive up to St. Charles, IL, to meet Ryan at Pheasant Run for this year's Combo Breaker. Even with the lovely Chicago construction traffic, we made it to the resort by 10:30.
28 May 2019
7 Spectacular Weekend Staycations to Relax YouST. CHARLES-Plan a trip to the Pheasant Run Resort for loads of family-friendly fun! Enhance your getaway with comedy at Zanies, a show in the Mainstage Theater, Cajun cooking at Jambalaya, or farm-to-fork cuisine at Harvest. All of this right next to 18 holes of golf and the Spa Vargas Wellness.
28 May 2019
A Look at Combo Breaker 2019's Brand ActivationsCombo Breaker 2019, the latest entry in the annual Midwest fighting game tournament, took place this weekend (May 24-26) at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois—about an hour outside of Chicago. It was the fifth Combo Breaker event to date, and it hosted competitions for more than 20 games, including the first major Mortal Kombat 11 LAN tournament and a Master stop for the Tekken World Tour.
27 May 2019
Every Winner at Combo Breaker 2019Live from St. Charles, Illinois, at the Pheasant Run Resort, some of the world's greatest players gathered for Combo Breaker 2019. The big draws for Combo Breaker 2019 are the headlining Mortal Kombat 11 tournament -- the first Major competition for the latest title in the Netherrealm Studios franchise -- and the premier Street Fighter V Pro Tour competition.
21 May 2019
National Impala Association and the Illinois Camaro Club Join Forces for ShowMidwest Chevrolet fans are in for a big treat this summer as two major clubs supporting the marque are getting together for a celebration of all things Chevy- big and small. The National Impala Association and the Illinois Camaro Club are co-hosting a convention, which will be held this coming August 13-18 at the luxurious Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois and it is expected to draw far more participants than either of the two clubs could do by themselves.
20 May 2019
Memorial Weekend Pool Party to Make a Splash at Pheasant Run ResortST CHARLES, IL (MAY 21, 2019) - Pheasant Run Resort will kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party on Saturday, May 25th from noon to 4 p.m. at its iconic Indoor/Outdoor pool. The Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party is a family-friendly activity for the holiday weekend with music by DJ Susanne. Attendees can compete in cannon ball contests, swimming races, and more throughout the event with prizes awarded including tickets to Zanies Comedy Club, tickets to the Kane County Cougars, ice cream coupons for Bourbon Street Creamery, and more.
13 May 2019
$4,000 Pot Bonus Up For Grabs In Skullgirls 2nd Encore Tournament At Combo Breaker Fighting Game Convention, May 24-26May 13, 2019 - Skullgirls 2nd Encore, the fast-paced 2D fighting game featuring fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world, will be showcased at Combo Breaker, one of the largest competitive fighting game conventions in America. The event takes place May 24-26 at the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill.
10 May 2019
Border Terrier Club of America to hold 2019 National Specialty in St. CharlesA national specialty is the Super Bowl of any dog breed and showcases the varied qualities and talents of the breed. The public is cordially invited to attend. The border terrier, with its characteristic "otter head," is a small, rough-coated dog weighing under 20 pounds. The smallest of the long legged terriers, it originated on the border of England and Scotland and was invaluable as a fox and vermin hunter. The Border Terrier Club of America, www.btcoa.org, is dedicated to the preservation of this breed and hosts the specialty annually. Over 250 border terriers and their owners are expected to participate in a wide variety of activities.
09 May 2019
Girl Scouts Recruit Thrill-Seekers and Adventure Enthusiasts to Rappel at Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts Presented by Jewel-OscoSt. Charles, IL - Love to go rock climbing, rappelling, or hang gliding? If you love the air high up in the atmosphere, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) has the unique adventure you've been craving! Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, presented by Jewel-Osco, provides outdoor explorers the opportunity to rappel 16 stories (140 feet) down the tower of Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles while raising funds to help girls across northern Illinois benefit from a leadership experience designed just for them!
07 May 2019
Mackey Family Decoys Take Flight At Guyette & DeeterST CHARLES, ILL. - Guyette & Deeter conducted its 34th annual spring decoy and sporting art auction on April 25-26 at the Pheasant Run Resort in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show. The auction grossed nearly $3 million, with five lots selling for more than $100,000 and 48 lots selling for more than $10,000. The sale featured the final grouping of decoys from the William J. Mackey Jr family holdings. The Mackey family had 94 lots in the sale for a total of $1,319,265, for an average lot price of an incredible $14,034 - the highest average lot price Guyette & Deeter has seen from a single collection. In total, the Mackey items sold 29 percent over the high estimate and 49 percent over their average estimate.
02 May 2019
Girl Scouts Raising FundsA fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois should appeal to anyone who enjoys rock climbing, rappelling or hang gliding. It's all there for those who attend the Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts and Air Fair event Saturday, June 1, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles. The Air Fair part comes into play because it provides an opportunity for participants to rappel the 16 stories of the tower at Pheasant Run while raising funds from those supporting their efforts. Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts is limited to the first 92 participants, ages 11 and older, who will raise proceeds through peer-to-peer and do-it-yourself fundraising through the Girl Scouts organization tool kit and special website. No experience or prior training is needed to register for the event. The event staff provides the technical support and equipment needed for Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts. Interested girls can register at girlscoutsni.org/ote or check out ways to support the rappelers through overtheedgegs
30 Apr 2019
Rare Merganser Rigmate Pair Takes $230,100 In St CharlesThe sale took place at the Pheasant Run Resort in conjunction with the North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. The sale's top lot was a rare rigmate pair of American mergansers by John Dawson, Trenton, N.J., who carved the 18-inch hollow birds in the first quarter of the Twentieth Century. The pair trounced a $80/120,000 estimate to bring $230,100 with premium. From the William Mackey Jr collection, with a Mackey collection stamp on the underside, the pair had an exhibition history that included the 1966 IBM Gallery of Art and Sciences in New York City and the 1967 St Paul Arts Center, St Paul, Minn. Watch for a complete review of this sale in an upcoming issue.
29 Apr 2019
Chicago Kids Company - Theater for Children presents Jack and the BeanstalkChicago Kids Company - Theater for Children (CKC) presents Jack and the Beanstalk, an original musical adaptation of the classic tale! Meet Jack and his best friend, a Spanish-speaking cow named Carmelita. When Jack sets off to save the family farm and comes back with magic beans, it's not long before he finds himself on a wild adventure at the top of the magical beanstalk.
26 Apr 2019
Pheasant Run Resort Rallies in Support of Travel and Tourism IndustryToday Pheasant Run Resort announced a contest to help increase awareness of the impact travel and tourism have on the community of St Charles, IL. Travel matters, and it improves St Charles, IL in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on local residents and visitors alike. Travel has the power to strengthen families, foster hometown pride, and build bridges that connect us with one another. This is vitally important now more than ever.
25 Apr 2019
Decoy/collectibles show, swap meet, archery qualifier: Show & Gothe North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, which is running through Saturday at Pheasant Run in St. Charles. The Guyette & Deeter's Decoy and Sporting Art Auction started today and finishes up Friday
02 Apr 2019
The Home And Garden Show Is Headed To St. CharlesSpring has finally sprung — and The Home And Garden Show has big plans to celebrate its long-awaited arrival. This April 13 and April 14, get ready for the accomplished home improvement show to make its presence known in St. Charles with an impressive debut at The Pheasant Run Resort.
01 Apr 2019
Spring Fever is in the air!It's almost time to hang up those winter coats, break down the doors, and head outside for some fun in the sun! The season of flower blossoms, pastel colors, playoff basketball, the start of the baseball season, and Easter egg hunting is upon us. The first day of Spring was March 20th and everyone in the St. Charles area is celebrating!
31 Mar 2019
Maddie Rae's Slime Bash comes to St. CharlesST. CHARLES, Ill. (WLS) -- Maddie Rae's Slime Bash is the World's Largest Slime Convention and it's in Chicago this weekend. The event attracts thousands of attendees, including celebrities in the world of slime!
29 Mar 2019
St Charles History Museum plots murder mysteryST. CHARLES - Dinner will be paired with a murder mystery when the St. Charles History Museum hosts its annual spring fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. April 12 at Pheasant Run Resort.
27 Mar 2019
St. Charles History Museum plots murder mystery dinner benefitVero Voce theater company of St. Charles this year presents "Murder on the Bayou," featuring an original interactive script written exclusively for the event and set in 1920s New Orleans, according to a news release. The event kicks off NOLA-style with cocktails on the resort's Bourbon Street. When murder ensues, guests pursue the clues. They are welcome to come dressed for the period theme. A costume contest prize will be awarded at the end of the evening.
19 Mar 2019
Point2productions Debuts At Pheasant Run With SHREK THE MUSICALpoint2production, a division of Schaumburg On Stage, is proud to present Shrek the Musical at the Mainstage Theater at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles March 22nd to 24th and March 29th to 31st. Having enjoyed great success as a premier youth and young adult theater company in the Northwest Suburbs for more than 20 years, Schaumburg On Stage expanded their programming to include community and professional family entertainment in the summer of 2017. After presenting several successful productions in Elgin, point2productions is now planning to take St. Charles by storm with its first production at Pheasant Run.
11 Mar 2019
St. Charles History Museum to Hold Murder Mystery Night at Pheasant Run Resort on April 12 Special Fundraiser with Vero Voce to Benefit the MuseumST. CHARLES, Ill. (March 10, 2019) - The St. Charles History Museum will be hosting its annual benefit fundraiser on Friday, April 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. on Bourbon Street at Pheasant Run Resort. This year, Vero Voce will present Murder on the Bayou, an original murder mystery interactive script written exclusively for this event and set in 1920s New Orleans.
11 Mar 2019
Shrek the Musical on the Mainstage TheaterST. CHARLES, Ill. (March 11, 2019) - point2production, a division of Schaumburg On Stage, is proud to present Shrek the Musical at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles March 22nd to 24th and March 29th to 31st. Having enjoyed great success as a premier youth and young adult theater company in the Northwest Suburbs for more than 20 years, Schaumburg On Stage expanded their programming to include community and professional family entertainment in the summer of 2017. After presenting several successful productions in Elgin, point2productions is now planning to take St. Charles by storm with its first production at Pheasant Run.
07 Mar 2019
Marquee Youth Stage in St. Charles to present 'The Addams Family: Young@Part' at resortST. CHARLES - Achieving hilarious horror is no easy task. But with lines like "Have you ever seen a rat the size of a wiener dog?" and song titles such as "Death is Just Around the Corner," a musical playing March 7 to 10 in St. Charles promises creepy fun at Pheasant Run Resort.
27 Feb 2019
PHEASANT RUN RESORT TO HOST ANNUAL EASTER BRUNCH ON APRIL 21February 27, 2019 (ST. CHARLES, IL) - Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, will celebrate Easter with the ultimate brunch and family activities on Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Resort guests and members of the community are invited to enjoy a weekend filled with festive family events, including two Easter egg hunts, a petting zoo, cookie decorating and an Easter craft show. The Easter Bunny will be on hand, mingling with guests during brunch and the Easter egg hunts.
22 Feb 2019
A Family Weekend Getaway At Pheasant Run Resort In St. Charles, IllinoisA weekend getaway from the big city may not be as far away as you think. Located an hour outside of Chicago is St. Charles, Illinois, a picturesque river town with a plethora of restaurants, eclectic shops, and a lively nightlife scene. The city is also home to the historic and charming Pheasant Run Resort. This Midwestern gem with a history of over 50 years is still standing strong and better than ever. In fact, our very own Colleen Kelly grew up going to Pheasant Run with her family over the years, and now enjoys bringing her own daughters back to the family-centered resort. From suites and a spa, to a theater and a comedy club, to their unforgettable indoor/outdoor pool, Pheasant Run has plenty to offer its guests. We recently returned from a visit to St. Charles and a stay at Pheasant Run, and we're here to share with you the highlights of our trip.
08 Feb 2019
New Educator-Led Non-Profit Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM) FundraiserThis fundraiser supports mindfulness-based social-emotional learning in schools. Part of our mission is to give scholarships to educators in need for our annual Educating Mindfully Conference and to help schools in need get funding for initiatives that start or grow mindfulness and yoga programs. Teens, parents and other community members are all invited!
30 Jan 2019
HAVE SOME INDOOR FUN IN ST. CHARLES DURING FABULOUS FEBRUARY!The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau has long been a community-focused organization that offers its unbiased information to various consumer groups that are looking to find hotel and entertainment information in the St. Charles area. Since its inception in 1983, the GSCCVB's focus has been to deliver qualified destination information to families, individuals, and groups that are looking into the St. Charles area as they plan excursions.
29 Jan 2019
Pheasant Run Resort Plans for Spring Break on National Plan for Vacation Day"Pheasant Run Resort is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day because we want to encourage Americans to take their well-deserved time off," said France Langan, General Manager, Pheasant Run Resort. "And what better way to take a day than to plan your Spring Break travel with your family? Families can enjoy the Family Fun package during both the St Charles School District Spring Break March 25th-31st and during the Chicago School District Spring Break April 15th-21st.
15 Jan 2019
Jacob Tolliver Brings Unique Story to Mainstage Theater at Pheasant RunAfter teaching himself how to play the piano at the age of fourteen, by eighteen Jacob Tolliver was cast in a role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet.
11 Jan 2019
Chicago Kids Company - Theater for Children presents The Three Little PigsChicago Kids Company - Theater for Children (CKC) presents The Three Little Pigs, a one-hour musical adaptation. In this original one-hour musical, sisters Roxanne, Petunia and Babe set out to build their own houses. "Rock n' Roll" Roxanne builds hers out of sticks, the very "Pretty Petunia Piggy" builds hers out of straw and "smart, sensible, book-smart" Babe builds hers out of bricks. What will happen when the Big Bad Wolf comes to town? Will he be able to "huff and puff and blow down" these powerful piggy creations? Don't miss CKC's most popular show! All CKC productions feature professional actors, colorful scenery and costumes, sing-along songs, and plenty of audience participation. This show perfect for children ages 2 to 10!
11 Jan 2019
TEEN SLIME GLUE ENTREPRENEUR, MADDIE RAE PRESENTS SLIME BASH CHICAGO, THE WORLD'S LARGEST SLIME CONVENTION!Slime Bash Chicago! The World's Largest Slime Convention is Chicago-Bound! Thousands of ticket holders are attending this 2-day event! Chicago is the 4th of many Slime Bash's that Team Maddie Rae has held, with the last events attracting over 12,000 attendees! In addition to celebrities and influential business entrepreneurs, Slime Bash continues to attract international ticket holders from as far away as India, Australia, Israel, Spain, Educador, and Brazil.
09 Jan 2019
CHICAGO KIDS COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2019 SEASON AT PHEASANT RUN RESORTFeaturing four original musical productions: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and the 20th Anniversary production of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical
09 Jan 2019
All-Canada Show returns to St. CharlesThe 36th annual All-Canada Show returns Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 10-13, to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles featuring Canada's best fishing and hunting destinations. The event also includes free seminars, free maps and travel guides and, on opening night, every guest receives a free Dardevle 2019 collector lure. Representatives from Canada's best fishing and hunting lodges, resorts and outfitters are the main attraction at the All-Canada Show, offering guests a chance to meet with them face-to-face before deciding on a destination.
09 Jan 2019
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! ST. CHARLES HAS GREAT WAYS TO WARM YOU UP INDOORS!2018 has come to a close and 2019 is beginning with a roar! St. Charles has the perfect indoor answers to where you can enjoy the start of the new year. So make a plan to visit the area, enjoy some incredible cuisine and feed your creative interests.
26 Dec 2018
10 Fun Things to Do on New Year's Eve in IllinoisIf you're looking for the total package, there's no better place to party than here. They've crafted tons of New Year's Eve party packages for singles, couples, and families so you can celebrate however you choose. Packages include varying levels of fun and festivities, including overnight stays, open bar, party favors, music, champagne toast, breakfast buffets, and various themes throughout the night (including one just for the kiddos!).
26 Dec 2018
New Year's Eve 2018: Eat, toast your way into 2019Get dressed up for an upscale New Year's Eve party in the New Orleans Ballroom with passed appetizers, an open bar, a three-course dinner, a midnight snack and a live band plus party favors, a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight, all for $219 a person. Doors open at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Or buy tickets to the Awesome '80s DJ Party with Jetsetter DJ Group in the St. Charles Ballroom. It's $99, runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes a four-hour open bar, party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.
21 Dec 2018
Dogs Musical Opens with Adoption EventsDogs is an original holiday musical told from the dogs' perspective and is a poignant and often tongue-in-cheek homage to Cats. It's filled with fantastic songs, memorable pooches, and brilliant staging. With state-of-the-art costumes and make up and a set that will astound you, Dogs is a fun show for the entire family.
20 Dec 2018
Combo Breaker Returns May 24-26, 2019COMBO BREAKER returns to the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort! 23+ tournaments will span across the 3 day weekend as COMBO BREAKER fills a convention center and adjoining ballrooms with our signature 24/7 venue experience; complete with concert style staging, vendors, guest artists, and much more! Join us in celebrating competitive fighting games and their passionate communities Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Pheasant Run Resort is a rustic 250-acre retreat on the edge of St. Charles, Illinois featuring a wide selection of rooms and on-site activities. Find out more about the resort at pheasantrun.com and book an event rate room HERE.
19 Dec 2018
Entertainment options abound in Kane CountyTHE ORIGINAL MUSICAL "DOGS": 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 to 30, Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Comedian Landry will star Dec. 28 and 31 at Zanies Comedy Club at the resort, also featuring Michael Palascak on Dec. 29 and Pat McGann on Dec. 30. Go online to see all the entertainment offerings, capped by a New Year's Day breakfast. Information: pheasantrun.com/entertainment/mainstage-theater.aspx, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-584-6300.
19 Dec 2018
Looking to Get Away From It All?Pheasant Run Resort is a welcoming enclave that provides everything you need right onsite. You can seek balance with a soothing massage treatment at Spa Vargas Wellness or go for a swim in our indoor/outdoor pools. With five restaurants for you to choose from, a lively indoor replica of New Orleans' own iconic Bourbon Street, a theater, and comedy club, there's plenty for you to do before the night's over. And when it's time to recharge, retire to your own private bi-level suite with magnificent views of the spectacular Fox River Valley
18 Dec 2018
Daily Herald Spotlight 12.18.2018The canine residents of The Barkley, a prestigious kennel and dog-training facility, share stories about themselves and their human companions in "Dogs," a new holiday musical by Mike Sigman and Jerry Sigman. The family-friendly show comes to the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort for a brief run.
12 Dec 2018
Chit Chat in St. Charles: Family musical 'Dogs' to debut at Pheasant RunST. CHARLES - Catching a production of "Cats" left Jerry Sigman wondering why there had never been a musical all about canines. As half of The Sigman Brothers, an independent theatrical production company, the playwright and lyricist teamed up with his composer brother, Michael, to create "Dogs," debuting Dec. 21 at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
11 Dec 2018
ChristkindlmarketsI was so excited when Belleville finally opened a Christmas market. For years, I had said that it would be the perfect way to honor the city's German heritage, and add a little extra Christmas fun to the town square. And we've enjoyed visiting it in the five seasons it has been open.
10 Dec 2018
Looking For Entertainment Options in December? St Charles, IL Has It All!If you are looking to plan some family friendly fun in December or you just want to get out and enjoy life with your friends, there are many entertainment options that you can choose from in the St. Charles area. Here are just a few we think you will really enjoy!
09 Dec 2018
Markel Family Christmas Getaway-Day ThreeThe third day of our Christmas getaway was also the real reason we were there…to attend the Santa Breakfast at Pheasant Run. We enjoyed the decorations, a great meal, and a nice, leisurely morning together. Before we left the ballroom, we took a family picture with the host of the event:
08 Dec 2018
Markel Family Christmas Getaway-Day TwoDay two of our Christmas Getaway was a BIG DAY. A day I've been planning and hoping for for years…the day where I would show the Fab Five Christmas in Chicago! But first, a look at the view from our 11th floor room in the tower at Pheasant Run. We've never had a north facing view before, and while we missed being able to see the skyscrapers in Chicago that we've been accustomed to (with the way the weather was in Chicago last weekend, there's no way we would have been able to see them anyway!), it was fun to see something different. It was also nice of Chicago to hang onto the snow until we had a chance to really see it, because it was pretty much gone by the end of the day!
07 Dec 2018
Markel Family Christmas Getaway-Day OneIt's time for another Markel family road-trip wrap-up, this time featuring last weekend's Christmas getaway to Pheasant Run Resort! This trip was a little different, because we didn't leave super early in the morning on Friday. Instead, Moose went to school for his first three classes, and we hit the road around lunchtime. It actually wasn't a bad drive…very little construction, and no traffic to speak of until we hit the Chicagoland area.
04 Dec 2018
Christmas in ChicagoThe Fab Five and I have become pretty accustomed to exploring Chicago when we're in the area in May for Combo Breaker. Once I knew we were going to be staying at Pheasant Run in December, I planned a special Christmas-themed trip into the city, because I really wanted to show the children all of my favorite things about Christmas in the city.
03 Dec 2018
Christmas at Pheasant RunOur whole family loves staying at Pheasant Run every May for Combo Breaker, so when the resort offered to host us for two nights so we could experience Christmas at Pheasant Run, we were ecstatic. We made the drive up to St. Charles, IL, on Friday, and made the most of our Christmas getaway!
28 Nov 2018
PERFECT WINTER WEEKEND AT PHEASANT RUN RESORTJust 40 miles outside of Chicago you'll find the lovely city of St. Charles. A stones throw from downtown St. Charles is the Pheasant Run Resort. Pheasant Run is the perfect weekend getaway. Arriving at Pheasant Run you'll think you've been transported to a wonderful resort like you'd find in Lake Geneva.
28 Nov 2018
Pheasant Run Resort Extends Gift Card SalePheasant Run Resort announces today that the traditional Black Friday gift card sale has been extended through the holidays. With so many uses, a gift card for Pheasant Run allows consumers the opportunity to get their gift shopping done for everyone on their list from the comfort of their own homes.
16 Nov 2018
Black Friday Deals ReleasedPheasant Run Resort reveals today the details of their Black Friday gift card sale. With so many uses, a gift card for Pheasant Run allows consumers the opportunity to get their gift shopping done for everyone on their list from the comfort of their own homes.
16 Nov 2018
Masterpiece Blog: Black FridayPheasant Run Resort is continuing the long-standing tradition of the Black Friday gift card sale. A Pheasant Run gift card is valid for overnight accommodations and so much more like tickets to the Mainstage Theater or Zanies Comedy Club, dining, drinks, the spa, or golf course.
14 Nov 2018
Holiday Events At Pheasant Run Resort This SeasonPheasant Run Resort is announcing a variety of very special events that sure create holiday memories for the whole family. Find your Chicagoland Holiday Fun at Pheasant Run Resort with an indoor Christmas Light display, Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Workshop, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and New Year's Eve Fun.
10 Nov 2018
Kick off the Holidays at Pheasant Run ResortPheasant Run Resort is going all out this holiday season with a Light Up The Holidays party scheduled for Saturday, November 24th followed by the Christmas Light Spectacular to run daily through Christmas. Adults can enjoy specialty cocktails and Santa's Workshop will be open for the kiddos to make crafts. Bourbon Street is your destination for holiday cheer for the whole family.
09 Nov 2018
Feast without the fuss: Where to dine out in the suburbs on Thanksgiving 2018An extensive Thanksgiving brunch, courtesy of executive chef Tiffany Tooker, will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again, one of the highlights is a carving station featuring Vermont turkey with cornbread stuffing and a bone-in Virginia ham. The grand buffet includes breakfast and brunch items such made-to-order omelets and Corn Flake-crusted French toast; seasonal salads and seafood; artisan cheeses and breads; a pasta station; sides like sweet potato gratin, green bean casserole and homestyle garlic whipped potatoes; and desserts including pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pies, an apple and cherry cobbler skillet station and more. Adults $42.95, kids 5-12 $16.95, and free for kids younger than 5. Reservations required.
09 Nov 2018
Breakfast with Santa, Brunch with Santa, Lunch with Santa, Dinner with Santa . . . . . . and if that's not enough, how about Cookies with Santa?The jolly fellow in red joins a festive breakfast. Guests may decorate holiday cookies, view iPanic Escape Room's Christmas Light Spectacular in Bourbon Street, decorate holiday cookies and share gift wishes with Santa in Pheasant Run's New Orleans Ballroom.
09 Nov 2018
9 holiday-themed hotel stays your family will loveHead to St. Charles for this holiday one-stop shop. On Sundays in December, kids can get their holiday wish lists ready with Breakfast with Santa. Bourbon Street gets all decked out for the holidays and aglow with twinkling lights and a light show set to music with The Christmas Light Spectacular. Shows begin every half hour on Bourbon Street from 4-9:30 p.m. throughout the holiday season and will run through Dec. 25. Families can enjoy holiday activities like crafts, making a gingerbread house (available starting Nov. 30), creating an ornament, designing a stocking, decorating a snowflake and more at Santa's Workshop. Warm holiday fuzzies are guaranteed by watching "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at The Mainstage Theater from Dec. 14-16.
02 Nov 2018
Caitlin And Matt | Fall Wedding At Pheasant Run Resort | St. Charles, ILWhen I first met Caitlin and Matt their warm, sweet and fun personalities were radiating. Even though I photographed their lakefront engagement back in Spring we were all so excited to see one another come wedding day! Mother nature had plans of her own and deiced to gift us with rain, snow and hurricane winds all at the same time. Caitlin and Matt were such troopers, thankfully we got a slight break from the rain and snow (not the chicago winds however) to sneak outside for some portraits throughout the day. These two weren't going to let our crazy weather bring them down and danced the night away amongst friends and family. Caitlin and Matt thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. What an honor! We had a blast with you and your friends and family! I hope you're enjoying Paris and Spain you lovebirds! Many blessings to you both!
01 Nov 2018
There's something for everyone in your family at this year's Family Fun Fest!Family Fun Fest is bursting with spectacular entertainment, thrilling activities and over the top zaniness. This 4-day event offers an entertainment experience that will delight and entertain your entire family. Discover hundreds of fantastically fun activities while you make your way through this Giant Indoor Amusement Playground.
31 Oct 2018
Chit Chat in St. Charles: Marquee Youth Stage to present 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.'ST. CHARLES - Marquee Youth Stage will bring the beloved musical "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." to the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles from Nov. 2 to 4. Filled with hit songs, the show is set among Jewish families in a village in Russia in 1905, living under threatened expulsion by the tsar.
30 Oct 2018
Pheasant Run Rings in 2019 with Multiple Celebrations and Special OfferingsFrom an upscale gala including live-band entertainment and gourmet dining, to Rock N' Roll entertainment, Family Fun Fest, Awesome 80s DJ Dance Party, and lots of laughter at Zanies, Pheasant Run is THE New Year's Eve celebration location.
29 Oct 2018
Stars of the IndustryIHLA's Stars of the Industry Awards program was established in 1996 to honor IHLA member hotel employees for their outstanding accomplishments, service, and leadership in the hospitality and lodging industry. This program recognizes the best of the best out of the thousands of exceptional hospitality employees in Illinois. These nominees are among those men and women who go above and beyond and whose hard work and dedication are an inspiration to their peers.
29 Oct 2018
Thanksgiving Day Brunch Family-Friendly Feast Filled with Holiday FavoritesSt. Charles, IL - October 29, 2018 -The holiday season begins at Pheasant Run Resort with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team. This year Chef Tooker presents a multi-course feast filled with made-from-scratch breakfast and brunch favorites including made-to-order omelets, Corn Flake crusted French toast, and freshly-baked pastries, plus fresh salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, artisan cheese and breads, and entrees including hand-carved Vermont turkey with corn bread stuffing, a bone-in Virginia ham, and mouthwatering desserts.
25 Oct 2018
Entertainment options in Kane County run gamut"RUMPELSTILTSKIN": 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The original musical based on the fairy tale is written and produced by The Sigman Brothers. Cost: $20. Information: pheasantrun.com.
18 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Matt SchaeferOur next cast member you should know is the wonderfully funny Matt Schaefer. Matt Schaefer is making his second appearance with the Sigman Brothers team. After multiple roles in Joan of Arc, Matt will be playing the role of Cobbler in Rumpelstiltskin. Matt's comic style has been influenced by Jack Benny, Monty Python, the Marx Brothers, and Three Stooges.
17 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Julie MatoloJulie is a dancer, actress, stunt performer, choreographer, aerialist and dance instructor. She is based out of California and Chicago. Her artistic goals have led her to travel and perform in the majority of our fifty states, in addition to Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and across Europe! Julie toured with the largest touring stunt show, "MARVEL Universe Live", where she played, Agent Maria Hill and Black Cat, in addition to multiple other tracks in the show. This world traveler has also performed on Royal Caribbean as a dancer and as a featured aerialist.
16 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Sarah MergenerThe next member of the Rumpelstiltskin cast we would like to introduce is Sarah Mergener. Sarah Jean Mergener (The Queen) is a Chicago-based actress originally from the small town of Hartford, Wisconsin, and yes she is a proud cheese head! Sarah got her BA in theatre arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside before making Chicago her home.
16 Oct 2018
Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens To Perform at Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run December 9thOh my gosh! We're doing it again folks. Da Manitowoc Minute is back on da road coming to St Charles, IL real quick once. It's a brand new show that's one part Manitowoc Minute, one part Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep 'er movin!
15 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Van FerroThe next member of the cast we want you to meet is Van Ferro. Van is a professional stage and screen actor. He has been featured in NBC's Chicago Fire, Fox's Empire & Netflix's Easy TV, as well as multiple theatrical productions such as The Producers & Curtains (OLPD); The Odd Couple, Little Women & The Lump (MPTG).
12 Oct 2018
Exploring fall foliage with travel expert, Marcia FrostA little closer, but just as much fun in the fall, is Pheasant Run Resort. This is definitely a year-round getaway for families or friends, regardless of what the weather is. Pheasant Run is located in St. Charles, only about three hours from here. The resort is on 250 acres that include rooms and suites for the whole family to comfortably stay in.
12 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Alaina WisAlaina (Emma) is excited to make her return to the Chicago stage after spending the last two years in Hong Kong, working full-time for Disney as a Principal Vocalist. There, she was thrilled to get to know some very special characters, including Ariel, Elsa, and Rapunzel. This is her first performance at Pheasant Run.
11 Oct 2018
Pheasant Run Resort - Everything Under One RoofLast week, Mel from Outnumbered 3-1 and I had another fun spa adventure. This time we checked out The Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. If you're not familiar with the area, it is just West of Chicago and is an easy drive from Milwaukee and Madison as well.
10 Oct 2018
Meet the Cast of Rumpelstiltskin: Dan WilsonThis is Dan's fourth show with The Sigman Brothers. Previously, he played Jacques in Joan, Schechter in Etude, and then the King in our restaging of Joan earlier this year on the Mainstage Theater. Dan appeared recently as King Triton in the Buffalo Grove Park District production of The Little Mermaid. Dan is a classically trained lyric baritone from Zionsville, Indiana. His off-stage activities include carpentry, audio recording, directing, and teaching. His wonderful baritone voice compliments a powerful stage presence and an engaging and energetic acting style.
08 Oct 2018
Fight Against Breast CancerThis year, Pheasant Run Resort is taking on the fight against breast cancer. We have created a Pheasant Run Campaign so that we can raise funds to stop this disease that affects 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. As the world's largest and most impactful breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen supports more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside the U.S. government, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.
02 Oct 2018
Pheasant Run Resort Offers it all Under One RoofA weekend getaway is always great and gives us a chance to have some fun, unwind, or whatever you need to just let go and relieve some stress for a bit. Maureen from Wisconsin Mommy and I recently took a quick trip to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL and it was such fun.
21 Sep 2018
'The King' is dead, but the legend lives in St. Charles"People love him. If people want to celebrate Elvis, we'll help them celebrate," says Hal Barth, director of sales and marketing at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, where "the Midwest's Foremost Three-Day Elvis Festival" this weekend offers an Elvis for everyone.
20 Sep 2018
Harvest Rolls Out Farm-To-Fork MenuBefore our country became so urban, people bought their food directly from the farm or the local market. If a product was tasty and ripe, they knew who was responsible. At Harvest Restaurant at Pheasant Run Resort, Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker not only knows where their food is coming from and the farmers responsible, but she is uniquely proud of what that means for the guest dining experience.
18 Sep 2018
Five things to do in the western suburbs Sept. 21-23Elvis Festival: Celebrate and honor the legacy and music of Elvis Presley at Elvis Festival, held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Sept. 22 and 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. There will be themed after-hours events, games and several nationally-recognized tribute acts. Tickets are $49-$89; weekend passes available. At 4051 E. Main St. Call 888-406-5885 or go to www.elvisfestival.com.
14 Sep 2018
Pheasant Run hosts Elvis FestivalPheasant Run Resort in St. Charles is hosting a three-day Elvis Festival to celebrate and honor the legacy and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music from September 21-23. With themed after-hours events, games, and at least 5 high-voltage live tribute performance; this festival will be one you can't miss. Fans and enthusiasts from all over the country will come to Pheasant Run for this massive event.
04 Sep 2018
PHEASANT RUN TO HOST MAINSTAGE THEATER GRAND RE-OPENING WITH ST. CHARLES CHAMBERPheasant Run Resort will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 11 in celebration of the Grand Re-Opening of the iconic Mainstage Theater. As one of the Midwest's top destinations for family fun and entertainment, the theater's re-birth has been one of many exciting developments at the resort over the past year. Mayor Raymond Rogina and the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will join Hal Barth, Pheasant Run director of sales and marketing, for this special ceremony and event.
02 Sep 2018
Weekend picks: End of Summer LuauPheasant Run is going all out for its End of Summer Luau over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy DJ Susanne's pool parties with live music, dive-in movies, kids' activities and lots of grilled Caribbean-style food from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday on the patio. Nosh on shrimp kebabs ($6), jerk chicken ($5), mango and chipotle barbecue ribs ($7), grilled corn on the cob ($1), foot-long hot dogs ($3) and sweet plantains ($2). And sip on specialty luau drinks such as the Blue Hawaiian ($6), Frozen Lime Daiquiri ($7), Bahama Mama ($8) and Mai Tai ($9). A daily pool pass costs $15. Events start at 10 a.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3. Pheasant Run Resort is at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300 or pheasantrun.com/labor-day.aspx.
29 Aug 2018
Dining out: National Cabernet Day, 'MasterChef' casting call and morePheasant Run is going all out for its End of Summer Luau over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy DJ Susanne's pool parties with live music, dive-in movies, kids' activities and lots of grilled Caribbean-style food from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the patio. Nosh on shrimp kebabs ($6), jerk chicken ($5), mango and chipotle barbecue ribs ($7), grilled corn on the cob ($1), foot-long hot dogs ($3) and sweet plantains ($2). And sip on specialty luau drinks such as the Blue Hawaiian ($6), Frozen Lime Daiquiri ($7), Bahama Mama ($8) and Mai Tai ($9). A daily pool pass costs $15. Events start at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, and 10 a.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3. Pheasant Run Resort is at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300 or pheasantrun.com/labor-day.aspx.
28 Aug 2018
ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWNAugust 28, 2018, St. Charles, IL - The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFest | St. Charles - ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. The event features terrific arts programming going on all over town.
14 Aug 2018
ALOHA SUMMER | Enjoy Pheasant Run Resort's Luau Over Labor Day WeekendEnjoy music, games, and activities by the outdoor pool with DJ Susanne. Live music from Mike Dangeroux and the Tropics and Flip Flop Dave will wind you down for the evening as you soak up those last rays of summer sunlight. After sundown, Bourbon Street will call you in with more free entertainment.
31 Jul 2018
The 8th Annual ArtsFest is Coming to St. CharlesThe St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District announces the city-wide, all-arts Event - ArtsFest, ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - running from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 16. The Event is designed to showcase for residents and visitors the depth and breadth of those who create and support The Arts in our community. We invite everyone to enjoy programming that is brand new for the Event, as well as events and places they have enjoyed for years.
18 Jul 2018
How a Niche Marketing Strategy Increases Your Hotel RevenueWhy does a hotel want convention-goer loyalty in the first place? Because 1) most convention-goers (a.k.a. con-goers) attend these events annually so you know they will come back, and 2) they develop attachments to hotels in a very unique way.
02 Jul 2018
Management MingleManagers from the entire resort got together for a friendly game of golf to kick off an exciting summer at the resort. In teams of four, they played best ball, longest drive, longest putt, and enjoyed some tacos to end the day. Everyone had a great time learning more about golf and the course while mingling with coworkers from different departments. It was the perfect way to celebrate all of the hard work these managers put in every single day.
27 Jun 2018
St. Charles History Museum hosts Foodie FestSmall desserts from Harvest Restaurant at Pheasant Run were available June 23 at St. Charles Foodie Fest, a fundraiser for St. Charles History Museum.
27 Jun 2018
Dining out: Old Town Pour House debuts sweet summer sippersFor the Fourth of July, Stan's Donuts & Coffee is getting patriotic with its limited-time Bomb Pop Donut, a buttermilk bar striped in red (cherry), white (lemon) and blue (raspberry) glaze. It will be available Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4. Available all summer is the lemon raspberry doughnut, a lemon old-fashioned coated in a pink raspberry glaze. The Bomb Pop and lemon raspberry doughnuts cost $2.75 each. Stan's Donuts & Coffee is at 529 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 590-1060, plus other locations in Chicago. stansdonuts.com/.
05 Jun 2018
Golf tip: Bump and run approach can lower your scoresLet's face it, we don't always hit the green on our second or sometimes even third shot, which leaves us with the challenge of chipping the ball and trying to save a par or bogey. For some players, chipping can be a daunting task as it relies heavily on feel and distance control.
05 Jun 2018
No Coast. No Kings. Combo Breaker 2018I think we spent more quality time at Combo Breaker than ever before this year. We actually saw a final in its entirety! We watched more top eights than we ever have, too. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Ryan play this year (he competed in the Mystery Tournament again, but we missed it), but we did see him hard at work volunteering many times, because he was busy with running brackets and being part of the security team all weekend!
04 Jun 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day SixBut we weren't quite done with our trip. We headed east, for a visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden, where, despite the extreme temperatures, it still looked like spring!
04 Jun 2018
A Chance to Rappel 16 Stories Down Pheasant Run Resort Raises Money for Girl Scouts"We approached several tall building owners along the Fox Valley, which is where we wanted to hold the location, and Pheasant Run Resort stepped up straight away." Cummings said. "They saw the potential for both of us. They offered us the opportunity to rappel (off their building) for free."
03 Jun 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day FiveLast Sunday morning, we celebrated the Holy Trinity at St. John Wheaton. We didn't say the Athanasian Creed, but we did get to have donuts after the service!That was (sadly) our last night at Pheasant Run, but we still had a few fun activities planned before we headed home on Monday!
02 Jun 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day FourOriginally, we had planned to drive up to Milwaukee on the fourth day of our trip, but that ended up not happening. That was ok, though, because we got to spend extra time at Combo Breaker! In addition to watching more of the tournament(s), we also spent some time in the (free!) arcade, playing games like Crazy Taxi, bubble hockey, and pinball. It was crowded and loud and a lot of fun!
01 Jun 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day ThreeRyan had been working long hours the previous two days to help set up for the event, but this was our first chance to take a look, and let me tell you, it looked GREAT! We always have fun checking out the different games being played (Chicago's "Mystery Tournament" is always a favorite), as well as taking a look at the different vendors who have set up shop.
31 May 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day TwoLast year when we were in St. Charles, we never made it to downtown Chicago, because to my great surprise, there were no ticket agents on duty at the Metra stations on the weekend. I planned accordingly this year, checked the hours, and was sure we wouldn't run into any problems. Until we arrived at the Geneva Metra station, and the ticket agent basically shut the door in our face, because she had a "meeting."
30 May 2018
Austin travel agent helps west siders see the world—and lists her favorite Midwestern tripsA south-side native, Dyer, who's 62, started Gone Again in 1999 as a side hustle while working as a project manager for AT&T. After a colleague got annoyed at her (often unsolicited) travel advice and sarcastically told her to open her own agency, Dyer did just that after completing the travel certification program at Harper College in Palatine. She started by selling tour packages and airline tickets to friends and colleagues, and after retiring from AT&T in 2004, moved on to Delta Airlines and worked a number of other gigs in the travel industry.
30 May 2018
Markel Family Weekend Getaway-Day OneIt's hard to believe it's already been a week since we packed up the car and headed north for our annual trip to St. Charles, IL for Combo Breaker! We left super early that morning, and while we were concerned that we wouldn't be able to check in upon our arrival (because of the early hour), we found that our room (the exact same room we had last year on the 15th floor of Pheasant Run's tower!) was ready and waiting for us!
29 May 2018
BUSINESSES CAN GIVE A LITTLE AND GET A LOT AT PHEASANT RUN RESORTST. CHARLES, Ill. - MAY 29, 2018 - Pheasant Run Resort is committed to benefiting worthwhile nonprofits and invites meeting and event planners to support that initiative with the Give A Little, Get a Little meeting package. An ideal venue for meetings of all sizes, Pheasant Run is an event mecca that provides endless amenities and tailored services for groups from 50 to 3,500.
25 May 2018
Spring Wrap Up at Pheasant RunAs Memorial Day weekend approaches, we turn to thoughts of summer with families lounging by the pool, ordering drinks from the splash bar, and hitting the links! We thought we'd take a moment to slow down and savor some of the highlights from Spring at the Run.
09 May 2018
Summer Fun at the RunKids will want to spend all day in the pools...we have two! Our indoor garden atrium pool features a waterfall. Our unique indoor/outdoor pool was the first of its kind in the United States! The DJ by the pool will keep everyone entertained Saturdays with music, contests, water balloons, and fun. The Splash Bar will be serving up food and drinks, so grab a cold beverage and you're set for summer fun!
04 May 2018
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) Takes Fundraising to New HeightsGirl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is taking fundraising to new heights with Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Pheasant Run Resort! GSNI is inviting ANYONE, ages 11 and older, to join us in this quest! Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, will provide opportunities for individuals to experience unforgettable adventures and triumph through individual and group challenges. With this fundraiser, you can support Girl Scouts in your local community...
28 Apr 2018
53rd North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles ShowThe two-day event hosted by the Midwest Decoy Collectors Association (MDCA) is held in the Resort's Mega Center exhibit hall and is the largest gathering of antique sporting collectibles enthusiasts anywhere in North America. Nearly 300 dealers will offer over 30,000 collectible items including antique and contemporary decoys, sporting art, fishing lures and tackle, shotgun shell boxes, traps, and a myriad of other related items to an international audience of sporting goods and American folk art enthusiasts.
24 Apr 2018
5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbsFishing and bird hunting afficionados won't want to miss the North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show. Nearly 350 member tables will feature decoys, fishing lures, sporting art, shell boxes and more this weekend at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $5. (630) 584-6300 or nadecoycollectors.org. 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to 2
23 Apr 2018
"Welcome" The Key to America's Travel Industry"Welcome." This enduring ethos has driven America's travel industry from the days of folding maps to the era of GPS. Making sure each visitor has the most positive and memorable experience possible is the philosophy at the heart of the U.S. travel and tourism community. It's worth recognizing this National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) as we celebrate 35 years of this annual industry observance.
23 Apr 2018
The Joy of GivingWe're committed not only to our guests, but our local community, so we have partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank. Imagine not knowing how to put your next meal on the table, or having to choose between paying rent and buying food. In our own backyard, for nearly half a million individuals, this is a reality. To change lives locally, one meal at a time, we need help.
20 Apr 2018
Can regional resorts survive?An investment team headed by Schaumburg-based Hostmark Hospitality Group bought Pheasant Run in St. Charles out of foreclosure four years ago at a bargain price under $10 million. Soon after, it proposed redeveloping the golf course for midrise apartments. The adjacent DuPage Airport shot down that idea, and since then Hostmark has mothballed more than 150 of the resort's 473 rooms to cut overhead, reopened a dark theater and renovated some of the remaining rooms at a cost of some $5 million. Still, its occupancy ran a paltry 48 percent last year, and its next phase of rehabbing a 50-year-old wing could cost $30 million.
20 Apr 2018
Can Regional Resorts SurviveThe resorts that remain have been investing furiously in new amenities and freshened rooms to boost sagging occupancy rates. But the risks are huge, says Ted Mandigo, president of hotel consultancy T.R. Mandigo in Elmhurst, who notes a changed competitive landscape since Pheasant Run, in the vanguard of the local resort development rush, opened for business in 1963 with a trendsetting indoor/outdoor pool. "Fifty years ago, these nearby resorts seemed quite exotic," Mandigo says. "But people in Chicago are much more cosmopolitan today. Now the whole world is their retreat."
16 Apr 2018
Fox River Art Ramble Coming To the ValleyFox River Arts Ramble is a one day self-guided tour of art in the valley. The Inaugural Ramble (a collaborative effort of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, the St Charles Arts Council, and Water Street Studios) is coming to the Fox Valley on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some musical performances and gallery opening receptions in the evening.
12 Apr 2018
53rd North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show Honors Veterans, Police, Firefighters, and First Responders with Free Admission to EventThe Midwest Decoy Collectors Association (MDCA) will offer free admission to the upcoming North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show to all Veterans, Police and Firefighters, and other First Responders according to Rick Sandstrom, president of the MDCA.
10 Apr 2018
Fox River Ramble New Pop-Up GalleriesThe 6th Annual Student Show in the Loft and Street Galleries will be open from April 21 through May 5. The Gallery opens on the 20th with the Artist/Opening Reception, hosted by Pheasant Run Resort.
03 Apr 2018
Fox River Arts Ramble Coming to the ValleyPheasant Run Resort (a headquarters location) will present an evening concert - a Salute to Garth Brooks. The concert is at 8 p.m. St Charles Arts Council's 6th Annual Student Show in the Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort, the galleries are a collaboration between the Resort and the SCAC to support and promote the arts and bring art galleries back to the Resort. The show includes the juried artwork - visual and video - of students in Kindergarten through college. The SCAC thanks Pheasant Run for the use of this space.
27 Mar 2018
Easter egg hunts in the Fox ValleyFrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids can decorate cookies and do crafts in the Garden Atrium or visit the petting zoo outside the St. Charles Ballroom. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., two Easter egg hunts will take place near Gallery Hall. Expect visits from the Easter Bunny, too.
27 Mar 2018
Best Places for Easter Brunch in The Fox ValleyPheasant Run Resort 4051 E Main St. St. Charles, IL 60174 1-630-584-6300
19 Mar 2018
Chit Chat in St. Charles: 'Joan' musical to share Joan of Arc saga at Pheasant RunST. CHARLES - A legendary heroine of France will come to life in the musical "Joan," playing March 23 to April 1 at Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater in St. Charles. Director Jerry Sigman said he long has been intrigued by Joan of Arc, a French peasant in the 15th century who followed what she believed to be divine voices as she led an army to break the siege of Orleans, crown Charles VII as king and drive the English soldiers from her country.
27 Feb 2018
Spring Fun at the Run NewsletterWe've lined up loads of fun for the whole family the week of March 26th for Spring Break. Enjoy scavenger hunts, board games, mini golf, crafts, movies, and bingo daily! Special events include aromatherapy and cooking classes, caricatures, and special entertainment. Plus adult time out!
27 Feb 2018
Artist Reception at the Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run ResortFebruary 27, 2018, St. Charles, Illinois - The St Charles Arts Council is pleased to announce the Artist Reception for another in their series of Pop-Up Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort. Featured Artists in this Invitational Member Show - A Little Help From My Friends are: John Abel (wood), Guy J. Bellaver (sculpture), Claudia Frost (photography), and Hollis Levine (acrylic/mixed media). Also featured is oil painting by artist Kevin Hunter. Please stop by and enjoy food, drink, and art! The Artist Reception (hosted by Pheasant Run, with our Thanks!) is Friday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
09 Feb 2018
Inch by InchPheasant Run Resort has been busy sowing the seeds for success and we're delighted that those efforts are beginning to pay off. On Thursday, February 8th at the Chicago Mart Plaza, several Artists from Pheasant Run Resort were recognized by Hostmark Hospitality Group for outstanding achievements in 2017.
07 Feb 2018
Easter Brunch & ActivitiesST. CHARLES, Ill. -February 7, 2018 - Celebrate Easter with the ultimate holiday brunch and a line-up of family activities at Pheasant Run Resort. Resort guests and locals alike will enjoy a weekend filled with festive family events including two Easter Egg Hunts, a petting zoo for the kids, and crafts for the kids. Even the Easter Bunny himself visits during both the Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Day Brunch.
01 Feb 2018
There's no shortage of fun things to see and do in this historic and scenic Fox River townThough its name may connote a park or nature area, Pheasant Run is actually a resort and conference center. Set amid a sprawling, country-like 250 acres, for decades Pheasant Run has been a major Fox Valley attraction for vacations, overnight stays, conferences, special events or a morning or night out.
22 Jan 2018
SPARK IDEAS FOR SPRING REMODELING, RENOVATIONS, TRANSFORMATIONSExplore the latest trends in home improvement at The Old House New House Home Show, February 9th, 10th and 11th at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main Street in St. Charles. Since 1984, this event has been bringing together an outstanding roster of select participants featuring award-winning contractors, talented designers, creative craftsmen, trade specialists, national brands and industry innovators. This year's event will host 300 exhibitors and welcome an expected audience of 10,000 area homeowners for this weekend celebration.
15 Jan 2018
Zanies Launches Yearlong 40th Anniversary CelebrationThis month, the comedy club kicks off a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with special shows, contests and giveaways. Many of the events are targeted to the Chicago location, but a number of the shows will carry over to the suburban clubs as well.
28 Dec 2017
A Suburbanite's Things to DoDo you have plans yet to ring in the New Year? If not, here are some suburban restaurants and clubs hosting New Year's Eve parties and New Year's Day brunches.
26 Dec 2017
Chit Chat: St. Charles resort expands lineup for Pheasant Run theaterST. CHARLES - A wider array of entertainment is coming to the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, where shows will range from a musical about Joan of Arc to a "Salute to the Stars" series kicking off with an homage to Neil Diamond at 8 p.m. Jan. 5.
07 Dec 2017
Holiday Lights: Best 2017 Displays In ChicagolandThe holidays can be a time of wonder, filled with twinkling lights and beautiful displays intended to heighten the magic of the season. And there's no shortage of holiday happenings, including free light displays, throughout the city and suburbs. Here's a look at this year's events throughout Chicagoland.
28 Nov 2017
Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater Expands Lineup with 2018 Schedule of Live EntertainmentSt. Charles, IL - November 28, 2017 - Pheasant Run Resort, a top entertainment destination accommodating everything from the perfect date night to a weekend of family fun, is rolling out a brand new line up of world-class live concerts and theater productions at the impressive 320-seat Mainstage Theater. Renowned Neil Diamond impersonator, Denny Svehla, takes the stage Friday, January 5th and kicks off the new entertainment schedule with Salute to the Stars: Neil Diamond.
27 Nov 2017
All-Canada Show returns to ChicagoThe 35th annual All-Canada Show - visiting Chicago, Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 11-14 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles - returns featuring Canada's best fishing and hunting destinations. The event also includes: free seminars, free maps and travel guides and, on opening night, a free Eppinger Dardevle 2018 collector lure. Seminars headlining the 2018 All-Canada Show in Chicago include: Jim Crowley, Hook & Hunt TV— Smallmouth Bass: Patterns and Presentations for BIG Fish/Bait Casting 101—Stop the Backlashes Jim has fished in Canada, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, the Pacific and throughout the Midwest. As an outdoor writer, photographer and traveler, he has fished extensively in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
15 Nov 2017
Suburban restaurants that do the Thanksgiving cooking for youDon't feel like cooking this year for Thanksgiving? Suburban restaurants serving turkey dinners offer a respite from the shopping, the prep, the cooking, the guests and the dreaded clean up after the big meal. Here's a sample of Thanksgiving feasts in the suburbs.
14 Nov 2017
Chicago Pop Culture Con - St. Charles, IllinoisFor Chicago Pop Culture Con, no fan obsession is off-limits. In fact, throughout this convention, you'll find just about everything you can imagine in the world of geek!
09 Nov 2017
2017 Pheasant Run Resort PreviewA new venue to the series this year Pheasant Run Resort (#PRRcx) is hosted by no strangers to the local year round cycling scene, the South Chicago Wheelmen, one of the region's and country's oldest cycling clubs. Please bear with us and the SCW as we figure out the new layout. As always, any constructive criticism is welcomed and appreciated. A few notes for the weekend.
08 Nov 2017
Chicago Tree Lightings and Light FestsThis year's holiday events are already getting underway, and the season features many holiday lights events! Many kick off with tree lighting ceremonies, so we've pulled together the best of this holiday season's tree lightings and festivals all in one place! These tree lighting and holiday lights events take place all over Chicago and the suburbs. Get ready to start celebrating the holiday season now!
07 Nov 2017
St. Charles Police Raise $10,000 for Special Olympics Illinois This YearZanies Comedy Night was Latest Fundraiser Throughout 2017, the St. Charles Police Department has been working to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois through the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run initiative. They participated in annual events such as the Polar Plunge, Cop on a Rooftop, and Butterburgers n' Badges.The Police Department is happy to announce they have reached their goal fundraising goal this year of $10,000!
27 Oct 2017
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois partners with Pheasant Run for fundraiserOver the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants with the "thrilling" opportunity of rappelling down a building, according to a news release from the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. At 16 stories up, participants - who can be anyone age 14 or older from the community - will have the distinction of rappelling over 140 feet.
20 Oct 2017
Suburban bars stir up scary sippers for HalloweenSpirited concoctions Zombie Brains. Blood Sucker. Purple People Eater. Yup, it's time for bars to start scaring up Halloween-themed cocktails, and the lounges at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort are serving spooky sippers through Oct. 31. The Scarecrow, for example, is made with Sauza Gold Tequila, Cointreau, cinnamon syrup and wedges of lemon and orange. The scarier-sounding Zombie Brains get flavor -- and a brain-like look -- from Peachtree peach schnapps, Bailey's, Jagermeister and grenadine. Pheasant Run Resort is at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300, pheasantrun.com.
13 Oct 2017
'Animaniacs' stars drawn to St. Charles to give voice to entertainmentST. CHARLES - Stepping out from behind the cartoon characters he has given voice to will be Rob Paulsen, who will amp up feel-good nostalgia with "Animaniacs in Concert!" on Oct. 21 at the Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, joined by Randy Rogel at the piano, the musician and writer behind many of the songs.
13 Oct 2017
Five things to do in the western suburbs Oct. 20-22Nostaglia time: Animaniacs Live!!! will come to the Arcada Family Theatre stage at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets are $20-$35. At Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call 630-962-7000 or go to www.arcadalive.com.
11 Oct 2017
Pheasant Run Offers Multiple Celebrations To Ring In 2018From an upscale gala including dinner, a live band dance party and champagne toast with a balloon drop at midnight, to a night of gourmet dining plus lots of laughter at Zanies and a single-night dance party, Pheasant Run is THE New Year's Eve celebration location. St. Charles, Ill. -- September 28, 2017 -- Pheasant Run's team is pulling out all of the stops this year, offering several ways guests can make New Year's Eve a personalized celebration. Offering both overnight and night-of packages plus enhancements that customize every guests' celebration, the Resort is ready to ring in the New Year. In addition, a special youth-only (ages 5-14) celebration led by the Activities staff offers crafts, games, movies, swimming, pizza, party favors and of course, a countdown to midnight.
11 Oct 2017
Hunger Action Month RecapEvery September, hunger relief organizations organize events and rally their supporters to raise awareness of the existence of hunger and food insecurity in their communities. Without awareness of a problem, people cannot take action to help solve it! This year, the call to action in Northern Illinois was met with enthusiasm, as nearly 20 Hunger Action Month events took place throughout our service area. From community-wide food drives, four Poverty Simulations, and two Pack-a-thons, to every agency, company, family, and individual who donned the color on ‘Go Orange Day' to raise awareness, it is clear that the people of Northern Illinois want to ensure their hungry neighbors have access to the food they need, when and where they need it.
02 Oct 2017
Thanksgiving Day Brunch Features Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker's Family-Friendly Feast Filled With Holiday FavoritesThe holiday season begins at Pheasant Run Resort with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team. This year Chef Tooker presents a multi-course feast filled with made-from-scratch breakfast and brunch favorites including made-to-order omelets, Corn Flake crusted French toast, and freshly-baked pastries, plus fresh salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, artisan cheese and breads, and entrees including hand-carved Vermont turkey with corn bread stuffing, a bone-in Virginia ham and mouthwatering desserts.
29 Sep 2017
Halloween Drinks at Pheasant Run ResortEnjoy Halloween the whole month of October at Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles with these spooktacular cocktails! Stop into Harvest, Jambalaya, or the Club House to try one today. Stay tuned to our social media for a how-to video by our bartender, Sergio. Enjoy!
26 Sep 2017
RENOVATED & RECOGNIZABLE PROPERTIES IN ILLINOIS GIVE GROUPS A TASTE OF THE SWEET LIFEPheasant Run Resort recently completed a renovation of its lobby and guest rooms, in what Director of Group Sales Eric Yarolimek considers to be just "phase one" of a multipart renovation. "The other phases will be much larger in scope, and they're now coming into focus," he says.
25 Sep 2017
Pheasant Run Resort The Charming Side of ChicagoAt Pheasant Run Resort, you'll find everything you need all located on a beautiful 250-acre countryside. The iconic resort features an unmatched setting with amenities catered to groups, large and small. The Mega Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year! Planners will appreciate the versatile 80,000 sq. ft. of function space and delicious, catered cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker.
24 Sep 2017
Pheasant Run Goes Over the EdgeWe are excited to announce Over the Edge 4 Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois's one of a kind fundraising event. This unique opportunity shatters stereotypes with a rappelling and fundraising adventure like you have never imagined!
22 Sep 2017
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Partners with Pheasant Run Resort for Over the Edge FundraiserSt. Charles, IL - Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) and Pheasant Run Resort are joining together to take fundraising to new heights through Over the Edge on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018! Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting environment. GSNI is excited to announce a partnership with The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, as the location for this unique event! At 16 stories up, participants will have the distinction of rappelling over 140 feet! If you love outdoor adventures or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is definitely an experience you won't want to miss!
22 Sep 2017
The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFestThe St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFest | St. Charles - ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. The event features terrific arts programming going on all over town.
19 Sep 2017
Meet Lori Vargas of Spa Vargas Wellness and International Massage and Spa AcademyI opened my first Spa Vargas in 2001 after a successful career in Finance with Fortune 50 firms. My spas have a holistic base with a strong emphasis on therapeutic benefits and results oriented services. As my spas grew, I had difficulty staffing great massage therapists so in 2009 I opened a massage therapy vocational school. International Massage and Spa Academy is opening 2 more locations by the end of this year and offers programs for massage therapy and nail technology certification. Soon be available for students in other countries to come on a student visa and study with us!
13 Sep 2017
Pheasant Run, Primrose Farm offering Fall Farm Life ExperiencePheasant Run Resort has teamed up with historic Primrose Farm in St. Charles to offer guests a fun and educational Fall Farm Life Experience package. On Friday or Saturday evenings through Oct. 28, overnight accommodations will include tickets for Saturday-only farm activities at nearby Primrose Farm, which range from cow milking and horse grooming to a tutorial on chickens and eggs.
07 Sep 2017
Fairs & festivals: Festival of the Vine, Oktoberfests, art fests and moreArtsFest-St. Charles: Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 17, at various venues in St. Charles. Features multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city including art galleries, film, music, spoken word and live theater. There will be Pop-Up Art Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort with the opening reception featuring "Color Field," an arts collaboration curated by Laura Frazier. This year, there will be 11 art galleries. New this year is the Geneva Film Festival screening its "Best of the Festival" films at the St. Charles Public Library and Steel Beam Theatre. Some fees apply. facebook.com/stcharlesartscouncil/.
01 Sep 2017
Summer Chi.ill Chicago Parrothead Club hosts poolside party with a purposeThe second annual Summer Chi.ill "trop-rock" music festival took place August 3rd through August 6th at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The charity fundraiser and live music event is a grassroots effort between the Chicago Parrothead Club and Cornerstone Services, which provides comprehensive services to people with disabilities. Last year's event raised $16,000 and proceeds are still being tallied for this year's event, according to Chicago Parrothead Club president Billy Brehm. For more information, visit www.chicagoparrotheads.com.
31 Aug 2017
ArtsFest ~ Arts All Over TownThe St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFest | St. Charles - ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. The event features terrific arts programming going on all over town.
29 Aug 2017
The St Charles Arts Council Announces New Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort Participating Artists and Opening/Artist ReceptionThe St Charles Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of another in their series of Pop-Ups in the Loft and Street Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort - the ArtsFest Pop-Up Galleries. The Opening/Artist Reception is Friday, September 8 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Many thanks to PRR for their support.
24 Aug 2017
Pheasant Run Partners with Northern Illinois Food Bank to Raise Funds and Awareness This SeptemberST. CHARLES, Ill. - Aug. 24, 2017 - PRLog -- Giving back to the community is at the heart of Pheasant Run's culture and the resort's Promise Committee has partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank to plan a series of initiatives to raise funds, food and awareness for the nonprofit. During the month of September, in honor of Feeding America's National Hunger Action Month, resort guests are invited to try signature Solve Hunger dishes to help raise funds the Food Bank can use to provide nutritious meals to those in need throughout its 13-county service area of Northern Illinois.
23 Aug 2017
Solar eclipse activities to take place throughout Kane CountyPheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, will host a poolside solar eclipse experience from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, complete with poolside lunch for attendees. Complimentary viewing glasses will be available for the first 50 guests. NASA Edge coverage of the eclipse will be displayed on a large screen. There will also be raffle prizes and giveaways.
21 Aug 2017
Adler fetes solar eclipse with 30,000 free viewing glasses, block party MondayFrom 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., join the Poolside Solar Eclipse Experience, which includes a free poolside lunch (grilled hot dogs, potato chips and baked beans), complementary viewing glasses for the first 50 guests, and special themed cocktails (Total Solar Eclipse -- dark rum and orange Soda with an orange slice garnish for $9) and mocktails (Mocktail Eclipse Soda -- orange soda and vanilla ice cream for $5) at the Splash Bar and Clubhouse Lounge. Attendees will have access to on-site box cameras, NASA Edge coverage shown on a big screen, and raffle prizes and giveaways. The resort is at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (800) 474-3272 or pheasantrun.com/.
21 Aug 2017
Enjoying a Summer Splash Getaway at Pheasant Run Resort #FunAtTheRun @Pheasant_RunDown in St. Charles, Illinois there is an amazing resort called Pheasant Run. What makes Pheasant Run so amazing is that it is an affordable hotel that is perfect for a staycation while still being affordable! Now through Labor Day, Pheasant Run is offering a Summer Splash package available Sundays through Thursdays, that includes one night's accommodations in a deluxe room, one 16" pizza and a two-liter soda, plus $10 worth of tokens for the Swamp Arcade. Rates begin at $149* per night for a family of four.
21 Aug 2017
Eclipse-viewing events in the Chicago suburbs, cityFrom 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., join the Poolside Solar Eclipse Experience, which includes a free poolside lunch (grilled hot dogs, potato chips and baked beans), complementary viewing glasses for the first 50 guests, and special themed cocktails (Total Solar Eclipse -- dark rum and orange Soda with an orange slice garnish for $9) and mocktails (Mocktail Eclipse Soda -- orange soda and vanilla ice cream for $5) at the Splash Bar and Clubhouse Lounge. Attendees will have access to on-site box cameras, NASA Edge coverage shown on a big screen, and raffle prizes and giveaways. The resort is at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (800) 474-3272 or pheasantrun.com/.
20 Aug 2017
Cosmic cocktails: Monday's solar eclipse inspires themed sippersDay drinking on Monday might not be part of your routine, but this week you have a rare opportunity to make an exception. A solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Aug. 21 and local spots are tapping into the excitement by throwing viewing parties and mixing themed cocktails. Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles is hosting a poolside eclipse party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., doling out free viewing glasses for the first 50 people and providing box cameras that let you watch the path of the eclipse without looking at the sun. A large-screen TV will be set up to watch NASA coverage and the resort will be raffling off four books about the eclipse.
15 Aug 2017
Where to watch the solar eclipse in Kane CountyThe sky will darken as the moon moves in front of the sun Aug. 21, and Kane County is prepared with a number of activities to help locals witness the event. The cosmic event will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the United States since 1918, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The eclipse will last from shortly before noon to around 2:45 p.m., according to the release. It's important to note that for northern Illinois this will not be a total solar eclipse; only 85 to 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon, according to Fox Valley Astronomical Society coordinator Mark Wagner. Pheasant Run Resort - Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, will host a poolside solar eclipse experience from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, complete with poolside lunch for attendees. Complimentary viewing glasses will be available for the first 50 guests. NASA Edge coverage of the eclipse will be displayed on a large screen. There wil
09 Aug 2017
SUMMER SPLASH GETAWAY AT PHEASANT RUNHave you taken advantage of the Summer Splash package at Pheasant Run yet? Why not? Pheasant Run is perfect for staycations for those of use who live in the Chicagoland area. The Summer Splash package available Sundays through Thursdays through September 4, includes one night's accommodations in a deluxe room, one 16" pizza and a two-liter soda, plus $10 worth of tokens for the Swamp Arcade. Rates begin at $149* per night for a family of four. *All rates exclude tax and resort fees.
08 Aug 2017
ArtsFest Coming to St. Charles September 8 - 17The 6th Annual ArtsFest | St. Charles features multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city including art galleries, film, music, spoken word, and live theater. Featured events include the Pop-Up Art Galleries at Pheasant Run Resort, whose Opening Reception includes Color Field - an arts collaboration (curated by Laura Frazier) of Live Painting to Spoken Word and Music. This year there will be ELEVEN Art Galleries operating during the event, including the Norris Cultural Arts Center's signature Vicinity Show, as well as the Park District and Fine Line's Sculpture Exhibitions. In addition, by the opening day of ArtsFest, the SCAC's Art in Public Places project will have kicked off. AiPP includes an Art Tour app that will allow festival goers to see and hear about all of the art in public places in St. Charles.
18 Jul 2017
Wedding Stories: Dreamy Wedding BackdropsThere were a few reasons why the couple decided on Pheasant Run for their wedding day. For one, both Corey and Chrissy's families had connections to the St. Charles resort. Chrissy's family often stayed at Pheasant Run for getaways, and Cory's father had once stayed at the resort for a billiards tournament.
18 Jul 2017
Nonprofits That Support the ArtsNearly 20 times over the past few years, these short-term gallery openings have arisen in venues around the city, from places like Pheasant Run Resort to the Rabbit Barn at Kane County Fairgrounds
18 Jul 2017
Enjoy A Family Staycation At Pheasant Run ResortSummer is in full swing and, if you have been longing to take a vacation but can't afford to or haven't been able to get away for a week long trip, I have the perfect option for you. Take a staycation! If you are in the Chicago area you'll find family fun in the burbs at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles
18 Jul 2017
Overnight Getaway - Summer Splash Getaway at Pheasant Run ResortWe were invited to stay at Pheasant Run Resort to try out their Summer Splash Getaway Package, which includes a pizza and pop, and $10 in arcade tokens with a night's stay. We arrived on a Friday afternoon. We easily found parking fairly close to the main entrance and checked in with ease. The staff at the check-in desk was helpful and friendly, and showed us everything we'd need to find on the resort map
18 Jul 2017
Summer Splash Family Fun At Pheasant Run ResortPheasant Run is a family friendly resort ideal for those seeking a relaxing staycation while spending quality time overlooking amazing scenery and splashing in the pool. We were invited to experience the Summer Splash Package offered at Pheasant Run this past weekend! If you follow us on Instagram, you were able to see more behind the scenes on our Instagram Stories. Read more about our enjoyable stay at Pheasant Run plus, tips for your next visit:
17 Jul 2017
International Massage and Spa AcademyFounded in 2009 and recently renamed International Massage and Spa Academy by Lori Vargas. International Massage and Spa Academy offers an integrated and comprehensive Massage Therapy Certification Program, giving students the tools to become excellent massage therapists
17 Jul 2017
A Staycation Phesant Run ResortWe recently visited Pheasant Run in St. Charles, Illinois. It is a full entertainment family golf resort. It has something for everyone in the family. Once you arrive at Pheasant Run you can park your car and enjoy your time with the family without leaving! Our family stayed in one of the newly renovated Tower rooms with a gorgeous view of the Golf course
14 Jul 2017
We've got 5 things for you to do this weekend in Kane County: 5 photosTake a sneak peek at entertainment highlights including art opening festivities hosted for the St. Charles Arts Council at Pheasant Run, a polo tournament benefit for the arts, Windmill City Festival fun in Batavia, a Soiree Lyrique vocal competition semifinalist showdown and "Beauty and the Beast" in Maple Park
13 Jul 2017
Feeding Our Hungry NeighborsOur Promise Committee set out to connect with a charity in our community and we found the Northern IL Food Bank nearly right in our back yard. We quickly were able to create an online donation site to encourage our guests and employees to donate funds to our cause. We created informational pieces on our website to help promote the food bank and provide valuable team building opportunities for our meetings and conventions. Every little bit helps. Did you know that they can provide $8 of food for every $1 donated? That's amazing!
11 Jul 2017
Chit Chat: Adventures await in St. Charles at iPanic escape roomsST. CHARLES - An immersive adventure for teens and adults that ratchets up the suspense as it tests people's puzzle-solving skills under pressure is at the heart of the iPanic escape rooms experience
10 Jul 2017
BOOK SIGNING AT PHEASANT RUN RESORTLocal author Sarah Parisi will be signing copies of The Ultimate Kids' Adventure Guide to Chicago on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles
29 Jun 2017
Family Fun at Pheasant RunFamily time at Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois' ‘Summer Splash' Package is unique and enjoyable. An overnight stay in the newly redesigned Tower Rooms, one 16? pizza and a two liter soft drink, and $10 worth of tokens for the Swamp Arcade is certainly an ingredient in the recipe for a great family getaway
21 Jun 2017
Gallery Opening/Artist ReceptionWe're pleased to announce the opening of another in our series of Pop-Ups in the Loft and Street Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort - the SCAC Invitational. The Opening/Artist Reception is Friday, July 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Pheasant Run. Awesome!
17 Jun 2017
Midwest travel: World's Largest Block Party is 'Bringing It Back' to ChicagoCan't get away? All the kids really need is a pool, and Pheasant Run Resort is now offering the family-friendly Summer Splash package that includes one night's accommodations in a deluxe room, a 16-inch pizza and a two-liter soda, plus $10 worth of tokens for the arcade
16 Jun 2017
Check out the entries in this year's 'Chair-ity' projectThe Downtown St. Charles Partnership's annual "Chair-ity" event is in full swing for summer. The partnership has received nearly 50 Adirondack-style chairs from local business, residents, and nonprofit organizations
13 Jun 2017
Summer Fun at the Run NewsletterPlan your summer fun at the run!
12 Jun 2017
Talk About Artist AppreciationWhen we started celebrating our artists, we had no idea one lady would really shine. It turns out she is not only an artist in her role as Administrative Assistant to the sales and marketing team, she is a real life artist as well. We recently had the opportunity to participate in the Downtown Saint Charles Partnership Chair-ity Event. We wanted to reconnect with our community and thought this would be a great way to connect while advertising Pheasant Run all summer long.
08 Jun 2017
8 Gorgeous Resorts In Illinois That Are Perfect For Your Next Romantic GetawayThe warm months mean more than just sunbathing and ice cream. Summer is also popular for weddings and anniversaries, and it's the best time to set out on a romantic getaway. Take that special someone to one of these resorts for a stay that will make you feel far from home. Find out which of these incredible experiences is near you
31 May 2017
TEE UP! GET A DEAL AT PHEASANT RUNAs summer approaches, it's prime time to hit the green, and we have heard of two great new options for your group golf outings. First is a package deal at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The Rise & Nine option is for golfers that don't have time for a full 18-hole course but want to get in some play time during the week before a day full of meetings
23 May 2017
Pheasant Run Executives Leads National Travel & Tourism Week Tour Highlighting Tourism's Economic EngineSt. Charles, Ill. - May 23, 2017 - The Pheasant Run Resort executive team embraced this year's theme for National Travel & Tourism Week, "Faces of Travel," and introduced numerous employees who care for guests of the iconic resort during a private afternoon tour and reception hosted Thursday, May 11th. St. Charles' Mayor Raymond Rogina and City Administrator Mark Koenen joined the group as new entertainment openings and improvements were unveiled
19 May 2017
Celebrating ArtistsArtist of the Quarter: Adam Molchanov. Adam is pictured here with AGM, Rick Remington, who was pleased to present him with this award. Adam does an all-around awesome job. He is the poster boy for calm, cool, and collected at a job that gives you many opportunities to have a meltdown. He handles anything that is thrown at him at the front desk with professionalism and humor. He provides a tremendous amount of support to his line employees, Lindsay (FOM), and Rick (AGM). He can always be counted on to jump in and help where needed and is a true team player. During first quarter Adam was our Assistant Front Desk Manager and has recently been promoted to Food and Beverage Manager.
17 May 2017
Pheasant Run announces latest evolution in long lifeST. CHARLES - Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles has a history of changing with the times, which perhaps is why the resort has remained open since 1963. Among the latest changes is the expansion of two local businesses - the Arcada Theatre and iPANiC Escape Rooms - into the resort. Pheasant Run representatives announced those new developments, along with others, during a tour of the resort for city officials and the press May 11 during National Travel and Tourism Week
12 May 2017
Faces of Travel @ Pheasant RunNational Travel and Tourism Week serves to champion the power of our industry. This year's theme, Faces of Travel, recognized the millions of people who keep this industry strong. Here at Pheasant Run Resort, we wanted to celebrate our Artists in a big way. We invited our Mayor and City Administrator along with the press for a behind the scenes tour of the faces that make Pheasant Run successful.
11 May 2017
New iPanic Escape Room Opens at Pheasant Run in St. CharlesST. CHARLES, Ill. - May 11, 2017 - Guests and locals alike can experience the riveting, interactive puzzle experience at the iPanic Escape Room is now open at Pheasant Run Resort. Located in the resort's Bourbon Street entertainment area, tickets are now available for individuals, groups, and special occasions
02 May 2017
Felipe The Pheasant Is BornWe recently celebrated Felipe, who has worked for Pheasant Run Resort for 48 years! When he started in 1969, the minimum wage was only $1.65! Felipe is our Assistant Superintendent for Grounds. He says that he has stayed for so long because he really enjoys working outdoors and has always really enjoyed working here.
02 May 2017
Everything Under The RainbowIn March, Hostmark Artists at Pheasant Run connected with our community by joining the Downtown St Charles Partnership and participating in the annual St Patrick's Day Parade. We decorated our hay ride trailer with a golden rainbow and created distinct banners for the event to showcase Pheasant Run Resort to the local community.
01 May 2017
Be Sure to Visit the Pop-Up Gallery at Pheasant RunThe St. Charles Arts Council is hosting a Pop-Up Art Gallery at the Street and Loft at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street. The galleries will run through May 28. Hours are 12 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 12 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.stcharlesartscouncil.org for more information
30 Apr 2017
Pop-up perspectivePheasant Run Resort's exhibition to showcase area's array of talented artists This spring marks the opening of the inaugural Pheasant Run Resort pop-up gallery in cooperation with the St. Charles Arts Council. Visitors can view a handful of pieces from 32 talented artists during the exhibition, which will encompass a wide range of styles and media.
28 Apr 2017
5 Things to Do this Weekend: Pop Up Art at Pheasant RunPheasant Run Resort will unveil Pop-Up Galleries in the Bourbon Street entertainment area with the St. Charles Art Council's fifth annual Student Art Show. Two galleries will show SCAC exhibits three times this year. The opening will serve up artful bites and drinks as gallery-goers check out the resort's first showcase. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
25 Apr 2017
Pheasant Run Resort Pop-Up Art Gallery Opening SoonST. CHARLES, IL - The St Charles Arts Council is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of the Loft and the Street Pop-up Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort. The reception will be held on Friday, April 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Several artists will display their work at the pop-up gallery, which will be open from April 28 through May 2
24 Apr 2017
The St Charles Arts Council Announces the Opening Reception of the Inaugural Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run ResortThe St Charles Arts Council is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of the Loft and the Street Pop-up Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort on Friday, April 28th. The Reception is from 6:30 to 9:00 and hosted by Pheasant Run. Many thanks to PRR for the space and the hospitality!
21 Apr 2017
St. Charles Arts Council names artists for fifth annual Student Art Gallery ShowThe St. Charles Arts Council has announced the artists whose work will be shown in its inaugural pop-up galleries at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. The opening reception will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the resort's Bourbon Street area. The gallery is hosted jointly by the arts council and Pheasant Run Resort
20 Apr 2017
Relaxing Weekend at Iconic Pheasant Run ResortLocated on a former farm on the outskirts of St. Charles, a little more than an hour from Chicago, Pheasant Run was the place to go in the 1960s. Folks from all over the Chicago area visited the 250-acre resort for a weekend of golf, dinner theater entertainment, and relaxation. Oddly, neither my husband nor I experienced Pheasant Run until a couple of weeks ago. We discovered that more than 50 years after it first opened, Pheasant Run Resort is still a fun destination, whether you visit as a couple, a family, or a group
08 Apr 2017
Midwest travel: Intuit fetes Chicago artist Darger with new exhibitThat hits the spa-t Ah, spring! Or better yet, Spa Week, when hundreds of spas offer the opportunity to explore wellness in affordable ways. Spa Week's Spring 2017 event features detoxifying treatments, massages, facials and nail services generally costing between $100-$500 available for just $50 each. Local opportunities include a Tension Relief Massage, Vargas Classic Facial and a Mother Earth Embrace Body Wrap available at Spa Vargas at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Michigan Ave.'s Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa offers a High Heels Healer, LED Facial and a Haircut + Deep Conditioning Treatment -- for $50 each. See the website for other Chicago-area deals. Spa Week runs April 17-23. Book treatments at spaweek.com or purchase a Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week, which are accepted at more than 9,000 spa and wellness locations across North America and that may be used during Spa Week or any time of the year without expiration.
07 Apr 2017
Pop-Up Art Galleries Open at Pheasant Run to Support St. Charles Arts CouncilST. CHARLES, Ill. - April 7, 2017 -Pheasant Run Resort opens two new pop-up gallery spaces to support the St. Charles Arts Council (SCAC) on Friday, April 28th. An elegant opening night reception introduces over 30 local artists during the SCAC's 5th Annual Student Art Gallery Show. Local art lovers and guests alike are invited to the free reception jointly hosted by the SCAC and Pheasant Run from 6:30 - 9 p.m
25 Mar 2017
Midwest travel: Sample goodiesCelebrate Easter at Pheasant Run Resort with a holiday brunch and a lineup of family activities. Resort guests and locals can get in on two Easter Egg Hunts, a petting zoo, a free family portrait studio and visits from the Easter Bunny during both the Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Day Brunch. Family-friendly events take place all weekend, and reservations are recommended for brunch. Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. For a full schedule of Easter events, visit pheasantrun.com or call (630) 584-6300 for brunch reservations
20 Mar 2017
Hal K. Barth Joins Pheasant Run as Director of Sales & MarketingHal K. Barth has been appointed as the new director of sales and marketing for Pheasant Run Resort at 4051 E. Main Street, according to France Langan, general manager for the 293-room resort. He brings over 30 years of hospitality industry experience to the property which also boasts a golf course, Mega Center and 88,000 square feet of meeting space
17 Mar 2017
Hal Barth announced in People on the MoveHal K. Barth has been appointed as the new director of sales and marketing for Pheasant Run Resort. He brings over 30 years of hospitality industry experience to the property
13 Mar 2017
Celebrate Easter Weekend With Family Festivities And An Egg-Stravagant Easter Day Brunch At Pheasant RunST. CHARLES, Ill. - March 13, 2017 - Celebrate Easter with the ultimate holiday brunch and a line-up of family activities at Pheasant Run Resort. Resort guests and locals alike will enjoy a weekend filled with festive family events including two Easter Egg Hunts, a petting zoo for the kids, and a family portrait studio for the entire family. Even the Easter Bunny himself visits during both the Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Day Brunch
24 Feb 2017
Weekend 5: 5 photosProviding a taste of New Orleans spirit will be a jambalaya restaurant on Pheasant Run's own version of Bourbon Street, celebrating Fat Tuesday with entertainment and Cajun-Creole cuisine
22 Feb 2017
New Orleans-style celebrations bring Mardi Gras to suburban barsWhen Dawn's Beach Hut owner Dawn Humer was looking to open a second bar in St. Charles, she opted to channel the spirit of the Big Easy
26 Jan 2017
Hostmark Hospitality appoints new GM for Illinois' Pheasant Run ResortHospitality industry veteran and long-time Hostmark Hospitality Group management executive France Langan has been appointed GM for the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. Bob Cataldo, vice chairman and COO of Hostmark Hospitality Group, made the announcement
08 Nov 2016
Santa's Frozen Fingers Event Caps 2016 Golf Season and Gathers Toys for Tots at The Resort Course at Pheasant RunThe final golf event of this season at The Resort Course at Pheasant Run turns every hole into a par 3, and presents golfers a chance to give back through this year's charity, Toys for Tots
08 Nov 2016
Pheasant Run Resort Wraps The Holidays With Family-Friendly FestivitiesFrom Sunday Brunches with Santa to a lively New Year's Eve celebration, Pheasant Run Resort will bedressed and ready for the holidays
08 Nov 2016
Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker Offers Season's Bounty At Pheasant Run's Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Day BrunchThe holiday season beginswith a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team at Pheasant Run
15 Sep 2016
Jamie Nieto, Of Pheasant Run Resort, Honored With Distinguished Service AwardHe had played for East Leyden's team starting as a freshman, caddied at Oak Park Country Club, and was hoping to make the golf team at Monmouth College in western Illinois
08 Aug 2016
Rise ‘N Shine with Jambalaya's new Bourbon Street Breakfast Every SundayOn Sunday, August 7th, Pheasant Run's lively Jambalaya restaurant introduces its new Bourbon Street Breakfast. Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team are preparing a fresh menu each weekend to replace the Garden Atrium's Jazz Brunch previously offered
26 Jul 2016
Ownership Forges Ahead With Investments in the Pheasant Run Guest Experience, Local Community and Land DevelopmentSt. Charles, Ill. - July 26, 2016 - The multi-phase improvement plan of the Pheasant Run Resort reaches a new milestone with the completion of the spacious guest lobby renovations and guest room upgrades. The DuPage Airport Authority and ownership of Pheasant Run Resort recently came to an agreement regarding the Authority's eminent domain claim which reduces the amount of resort land involved and insures the ongoing operation of the resort into the future and the enhancement of the resort continues.
26 May 2016
DuPage Airport Authority and Pheasant Run Resort Ownership Reach Agreement in Eminent Domain CaseSt. Charles, Ill. - May 26, 2016 - The DuPage Airport Authority (DAA) and the ownership of the Pheasant Run Resort have reached an agreement in principle to revise the proposed acquisition in a pending eminent domain case. The DAA filed the action over its concerns about potential residential development on the Pheasant Run golf course abutting the DuPage Airport, the fourth busiest airport in Illinois
13 Apr 2016
Lights Shine Again on Pheasant Run's Mainstage Theater With Vero VoceST. CHARLES, IL - April 7, 2016 - Vero Voce Theater and School of Performing Arts will raise the curtains on Pheasant Run Resort's Theater for three months, presenting shows and events between April and June according to John Martin, Pheasant Run's general manager
28 Dec 2015
Pheasant Run Resort's Chef Warms Up National Soup Month with House Made OriginalsST. CHARLES, Ill. - Dec. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- January is National Soup Month and Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker offers plenty of options to take the chill off wintery days with original soups found on the menus of restaurants inside the popular Pheasant Run Resort near Chicago
08 Oct 2015
Pheasant Run Resort Media Statement - Closing of the Fox Valley Repetory Theater CompanyWe understand that the Fox Valley Repertory Theater Company has cancelled its remaining shows and ended operations, effective October 1st, 2015. We at Pheasant Run Resort are very saddened that this award-winning Theater Company has closed its doors.
20 Jul 2015
Jambalaya Restaurant Offers Five Kids' Lunch Specials after Beauty & The Beast, Jr. MusicalFor the next three Saturdays (July 25, August 1, and August 8), the Fox Valley Repertory Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast, Jr. on Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage. The culinary team at the Resort's Jambalaya restaurant makes it easy to enjoy a post Beast feast by offering five kids' favorites for $4 each after the musical production
05 Apr 2015
Celebrate Spring Break with a Staycation at Pheasant Run Resort and SpaFamilies wanting to plan a spring break stay-cation will find plenty to enjoy at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa. The Spring Break Family Package, available March 22 through April 30, offers accommodations for two adults and two children, and numerous activities from which to choose
03 Apr 2015
Egg-stravagant Easter Weekend - Check, Please!Pheasant Run Resort hosts its Egg-stravagant Easter Sunday Brunch plus an overnight package for those who want to make a weekend getaway
01 Apr 2015
Pheasant Run Resort puts the Mega in Mega CenterPheasant Run Resort puts the Mega in Mega Center
31 Mar 2015
Michelle Hurlstone Joins Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as Director of Human ResourcesMichelle Hurlstone has joined the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa team as the new human resources director according to Charles W. Shirk, general manager for the 473- room resort and expo center located in St. Charles. She will apply her career experience to overseeing the property's personnel hiring and managing all hiring, training, employee benefits management and more
23 Mar 2015
Matt Drusch Joins Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as Director of Sales & MarketingMatt Drusch has joined the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as director of sales and marketing according to general manager, Charles W. Shirk. As a certified hospitality sales professional, Drusch will oversee a team of 10 employees and plans to develop new business growth opportunities for the resort located less than an hour from downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles
12 Mar 2015
Experience an Egg-Stravagant Easter Weekend with Brunch plus an Overnight Family Package at Pheasant Run Resort & SpaPheasant Run Resort welcomes the beginning of spring with its Egg-stravagant Easter Sunday Brunch plus an overnight package for those who want to make a weekend getaway during the holiday. Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker and her culinary team will offer a lavish Easter Brunch served Sunday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that includes breakfast items, savory dishes, fresh sides and spring favorites
08 Mar 2015
Mardi Gras Chicago style at Pheasant runCelebrate Mardi Gras Chicago-style at Pheasant Run Resort & Sp
09 Feb 2015
Eating Out for a Great CausePheasant Run's Harvest and Jambalaya restaurants are participating in the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization's "Restaurant of the Month" program where a percentage of the proceeds from a specific menu item are donated throughout the entire month. The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA) works to expand public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to contribute to the early detection of this deadly disease, and by doing so, save lives.
09 Feb 2015
Pheasant Run Resort Restaurants Participate in 2015 St. Charles Restaurant WeekPheasant Run Resort Restaurants Harvest Table and Jambalaya will participate in the 2015 St. Charles Restaurant Week scheduled for Feb. 23-27.The promotion will maintain the 25 percent discount offered in past years with a minimum $20 dine-in purchase. Patrons also are asked to show the St. Charles Restaurant Week coupon, available at www.stcharlesil.gov/restaurant-week, in paper or electronic form.
05 Feb 2015
What to do to woo your Valentine - Chicago TribuneWhat to do to woo your Valentine at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
01 Feb 2015
Valentine's Day at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa - Check, Please!Enjoy a 3-course or 4-course prix fixe menu at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa restaurants. 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization
07 Jan 2015
Valentines Have an Entire month to plan a Romantic Getaway at Pheasant Run Resort & SpaTreat someone special to a romantic getaway with one of Pheasant Run Resort & Spa's Valentine's Day Packages. If February 14th won't work for you, these packages are available for purchase anytime between January 31- March 1.
07 Jan 2015
Sweethearts Can Indulge on a Gourmet Prix Fixe Menu on Valentine's Day at Pheasant Run Resort RestaurantsFor years, Pheasant Run Resort has been the ideal destination for any kind of getaway. For the most romantic holiday of the year, sweethearts are invited to charm their significant others with a Valentine's Day dinner at Pheasant Run Resort's restaurants Jambalaya and Harvest. Both restaurants offer an exclusive Valentine's Day prix fixe menus created by Executive Chef Tiffany Hooker on Saturday, February 14.
01 Jan 2015
Pheasant Run Resort Supports Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness During FebruaryFeatured February dish benefits the St. Charles-based Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization. This entrée will be served in Harvest Restaurant. We will donate 20% of the proceeds to this nonprofit which educates women and their families about the silent symptoms in hopes of saving lives through early detection
08 Dec 2014
New Years' Eve Party Gras at Pheasant Run ResortPheasant Run Resort hosts a New Year's Eve Party Gras. Overnight accommodations and multiple celebration packages are available for adults as well as children. Rates begin at $299 per couple. A separate party for children of resort guests offers a festive night of pizza, candy, movies and a balloon drop at midnight for an additional $35
30 Nov 2014
Pheasant Run Resort's New Year's Eve Party Gras Offers Entertainment for the Entire Family!Ring in the New Year with Pheasant Run Resort's Party Gras! With overnight accommodations on December 31st, and multiple celebration packages available for adults as well as children, Pheasant Run Resort promises a night to remember.
31 Oct 2014
Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker Creates Her First Thanksgiving Feast for Pheasant Run ResortExecutive Chef Tiffany Tooker took the helm of the food and beverage operations at Pheasant Run Resort earlier this year, and looks forward to presenting her first Thanksgiving Buffet Brunch this November 27th.
31 Oct 2014
Life With A Side Of Coffee by Christine RoskoStepping Out Of My Comfort Zone With A Beer Pairing At Harvest
31 Oct 2014
Pheasant Run Resort's Improvements Include Versatile New Flooring, Lighting and HVAC System for Mega CenterProperty improvements continue at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa under the management of Hostmark Hospitality Group. The Pheasant Run Resort's Mega Center, 4051 East Main Street, now offers a brand new 33,000 square foot versatile flooring surface that gives exposition attendees and vendors an attractive, high build, textured surface that is safe and extremely durable while the chocolate brown color complements the varied displays and accent carpeting clients will add.
30 Sep 2014
Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker creates four-course Oktoberfest Beer pairing dinner special for Harvest RestaurantHarvest restaurant at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa offers Executive Chef Tiffany Tooker's gourmet cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu includes only the finest grade of aged beef, exceptional seafood, extraordinary game selections and seasonal dishes inspired by fresh ingredients available in local markets for extraordinary dining.
31 Aug 2014
Kane County Chronicle Pheasant Run pro and burn victim continues to prove doctor wrongJamie Nieto's master plan to make golf an integral part of his life originated when he was a teenager, and actually was more practical than you might think.
31 Aug 2014
eHotelier Rick Remington joins Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as F&B DirectorRick Remington has joined the management team at Pheasant Run Resort & Spa as food and beverage director, according to Charlie Shirk, general manager for the 473-room resort and expo center located in St. Charles, IL.
30 Jun 2014
Pheasant Run Resort Hired a New General ManagerPheasant Run Resort is on the road to a new and exciting path as Charles Shirk has been appointed new General Manager to oversee and direct the future success of Pheasant Run Resort, located on a beautiful, pristine piece of property in St. Charles, IL.
30 Apr 2014
Pheasant Run Resort near Chicago, Illinois Names New Executive ChefPheasant Run Resort today announced that Tiffany Tooker has been named Executive Chef to oversee the entire culinary division at Pheasant Run Resort, located just west of Chicago, in historic St. Charles, IL
31 Mar 2014