Guided Morel Mushroom Hunting Weekend

Guided mushroom hunting in illinoisWe have teamed up with morel mushroom hunting expert Chris Matherly, for a fun filled morel hunting weekend April 24th-26th, 2020! Chris will give an in-depth, hands on instruction on how and where to find mushrooms and other edible plants. New and experienced die-hard mushroom hunters are encouraged to enjoy this exciting weekend of wonderful cooking and mushroom hunting! Give us a call for more information 214-734-2526. (Reservations cannot be made online)

Friday, April 24th

  • 3-5pm Check-in
  • 6pm Supper (extra $25 per person)
  • 7:30pm Meet in Conference Room for a seminar by Chris Matherly

*No Hayride/bonfire*


Saturday, April 25th:

  • 8am Breakfast (extra $20 per person)
  • 9am Check-in w/Chris in Conference Room
  • 9:30am-12:30/1pm “Hands on” instruction Mushroom Hunt
  • Lunch –Picnic lunch & drinks provided by Chris
  • After Lunch-4pm Mushroom Hunt
  • 6pm Supper (extra $25 per person)
  • 7:30pm-9pm Mandatory Meeting in Conference Room

*No Hayride/bonfire*






Sunday, April 26th:

  • 8am Breakfast (extra $20 per person)
  • 9:30am-12:30/1pm Mushroom Hunt
  • 11am Check-out of Rooms
  • 3pm-6pm Feast at Sunset Valley Morton Building from Chris


guided mushroom huntSTEP 1: Choose a Room (Rate below is per night/before tax) To make a reservation, call 217-734-2526

All guests must lodge with us. Limited availability!

The Original Lodge: 

11 5 Regular Rooms:  Two extra-long twin beds with a private bath for $99 (Two of these rooms are bunk beds.)

Whitetail Suite: King size bed, whirlpool tub, fireplace, and a private entrance to the deck for $195. ←Sold

Angler Room:  Queen- sized bed, bunk beds and private bath for $155.

 Prairie Ridge Lodge:

7 4 Luxury Suites : King bed, daybed/trundle, whirlpool tub, sitting area, fireplace & entrance to the deck for $210.

 Sunset Valley Lodge: (Less than a mile from our main resort)

The Grand Suite:  King bed, double shower with a view, sauna, sunken Jacuzzi tub with surrounding views for $295.

All About the View Suite: Upper level. Has a king bed, sitting area, bonus room with a queen bed/twin bunk, private bath and fireplace for $295.  ←Sold

Sunset View Suite:  Lower level with a king bed, whirlpool tub, large bathroom & private all-season room for $295.

Wilderness Room:  Main Level room with a king bed and entrance to the deck and gazebo for $159.

Bluebird Room:  Lovely queen bed room with private bath for $149.

Pintail Room:  King bed room with private bath for $149.

Bearcreek Room:  Queen-sized bed, adjacent to the Pintail Room, shared bath (book with friends in Pintail) for $118.

STEP 2: Add $250 Mushroom Fee (per person)

STEP 3: Add Meals.

Can add meals up to 7 days prior.

*Full Payment Required*


Last Updated: February 24th, 2020

8 thoughts on “Guided Morel Mushroom Hunting Weekend

    1. Hi Linda, we are located in West Central Illinois just outside the town of Nebo. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
      Thank you!

  1. Hi! My Dad is 75 and would really enjoy a stay here and searching for mushrooms. To clarify, you’re requesting an additional $250 fee to hunt mushrooms??

  2. Is it possible to make a reservation for next year? Year 2021, I’ve seen this bout 9 yrs ago and wanted to attend, had a medical issue and was down for awhile. Now that am on top again I’d like to lock a space in for next yr

    1. Hi Jay, we do not have anything scheduled for next year as of right now but you can come and stay at the lodge and mushroom hunt on about 1,200 acres while staying here at the lodge. Give us a call for more information! Thank you!

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