About Us

Connection. Discovery. Balance.

At Pine Creek, we aim to create spaces where you can connect, discover new things, and achieve balance for your daily life. With our charming wedding venues, relaxing cabins, and mindful events, there’s an experience for everyone in need of a breather. An excellent option for a weekend getaway near Chicago.


Set directly across the street from the well-preserved White Pines Forest State Park, The Cabins at Pine Creek (formally Pine Creek Family Cabins) were built in 2001 by Elizabeth George. After operating the 25 cabins, lodge restaurant, and gift shoppe in White Pines State Park for 12 years, Elizabeth saw an opportunity to accommodate larger families and wedding parties. She is also the creator of the Pine Creek Canyon, formally known as the Wedding Canyon—a venue with hundreds of weddings on its roster over the past 18 years. Now, we’re carrying on the tradition, offering the same service in a great place to gather. Along with weddings, Rebecca creates romantic getaways near Chicago at Pine Creek for those desiring time with their loved ones and those wanting to connect with nature (as well as family and relaxing vacations)! The original White Pines Resort has been a staple of the local area and is part of the National Historic Registry. Right in the middle of 400 acres of forest, the resort has offered a sanctuary for rest and relaxation for nearly a century.

Our Owner

As the owner and operator, Rebecca Jones has a long-time connection to the cabins and wedding canyon. As a mentee of the former owner, Rebecca has worked on the grounds since the age of 13, and worked through her teen and college years in the Wedding Canyon. With nearly a decade of experience in high-end event planning, Rebecca describes working at Pine Creek as a “dream come true” and aims to use her knowledge of event catering, wedding planning, and true love for the area to create spaces that offer balance and connection at Pine Creek. She has seen so many wonderful memories created from guests that enjoyed their weekend getaways near Chicago at Pine Creek.  

Explore the grounds.

Tucked away in the forest and just a short drive from Chicago, The Cabins at Pine Creek sit in a clearing among towering green pines. For a better look at our property and where each cabin type is located, view our map below. Imagine your romantic weekend getaway near Chicago with us!