• Every single thing was better than we had heard, read, or expected.  The meals were incredible.  The room was way, way nicer than we imagined it might be.  All the staff was friendly, helpful, and engaging.  We will be back soon!
    - Rob & Jeri Smith-Braidwood, IL
  • The homemade food, quality, attention to detail, and service made our stay exceptional.  It was quiet, warm, and exactly what my husband and I were looking for in our short getaway!! Exploring the property and an afternoon picnic were just a few of the priceless memories we made!
    - Aaron and Nicole Jones
  • The only thing better than the meals--which were fabulous--was the hospitality!  We enjoyed the Christian atmosphere as well!
    - Sam Cathrop-Quincy, IL
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Cabins In Illinois

Reserving a cabin exclusively for your group, family or wedding can be a wonderful experience. Located in Western Illinois and situated along the scenic Mississippi River bluffs, our Midwest resort is home to three lodges, each of which can be rented as a private cabin. Our luxury cabins offer the most amazing views, include romantic suites and provide all the comforts and coziness found in our Original Cabin.  If you are looking for a cabin to escape from the fast pace of Chicago, the busy streets of St. Louis, or anywhere in-between, these cabins are a perfect choice for your vacation getaway. These luxury cabins are the finest in Illinois, Missouri and the entire Midwest!

If you would like to reserve exclusive use of one of our luxury cabins, please review the three cabin choices below and reserve them either online or by calling us.

If you do not require an entire cabin rental, you are welcome to choose a room or suite in any one of our three cabins and reserve it privately. The resort side of our web site contains more detail on reserving individual rooms.

Sunset Valley Cabin

Sunset Valley CabinSunset Valley. The name of this cabin says it all. The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Mississippi River bluffs will take your breath away. This 10,180 square foot luxury cabin features seven suites and rooms.  Located less than one mile from our other two cabins, Sunset Valley sits on its own 52 private acres and provides outdoor entertaining environment you would expect with a cabin rental. More information on Sunset Valley Cabin >>


The Original Cabin

The Original Cabin

The Original Cabin is full of tradition and memories! This cozy cabin was the first cabin built at Heartland Lodge and has become one of the favorites among guests who visit each year. At 9,500 square feet, it features eleven regular rooms, the Angler Room and the Whitetail Suite for thirteen total rooms. An incredible Great Room (where many of our spectacular photos are taken), Recreation Room, and front and back decks provide the perfect Illinois cabin rental for your group, family or wedding.
More information on The Original Cabin >>


Prairie Ridge Cabin - Luxury Suites

Luxury Cabin in IllinoisPrairie Ridge Cabin, named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort, is also known as our luxury cabin. This cabin has over 10,000 square feet and features seven luxury suites, making it one of the most romantic cabins in Illinois. All luxury suites, each decorated to its own theme, feature an ultra-comfy, king-size triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy sitting area, mini-refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks. A Recreation Room, Banquet Hall/Conference Room and a Dining Hall make this luxury cabin perfect for your wedding, group or business retreat.
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Top Cabin Rental Ideas

Renting with Friends

Renting a cabin with a group of your friends is a great way to spend time together. Not sure who to include in your group of friends? Think about planning a getaway with all those couples in your life that always hang out. An exclusive cabin rental is perfect for that girls’ getaway that you and your girlfriends keep talking about. Or think about a private cabin rental for some male bonding time. Playing cards, pool, and hanging out on the deck are all popular activities when renting a private cabin with your friends. Consider an exclusive cabin rental for gathering all those friends that have moved or relocated throughout the years. Share your favorite cabin page on Facebook, tag your friends and you will fill the cabin of your choice. Our cabins provide the perfect setting for relaxing and catching up with friends. You will share great memories and create many more that will last a lifetime. 

Family Reunions

Family reunions are one of the most popular reasons to rent an entire cabin. Spending quality time with family is priceless and there is no better setting than having a cabin privately rented for your entire family. Renting your own private cabin also takes the guess work out of whose house the family reunion should be held at. The expansive decks attached to our cabins provide a perfect setting for your family reunion photograph. Our cabins and resort are centrally located in West Central Illinois and are easy to travel to for family members who may live anywhere in the country.

Weddings & More

Hosting your wedding in one of our cabins will make your special day truly unique. You may even want to utilize all three of our cabins and resort for your wedding - providing many options for the location of your wedding ceremony. A destination wedding at Heartland Lodge will certainly be one that you and your guests will always remember. Our cabins are also great places to hold bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. We are confident that you will even return to celebrate each wedding anniversary.

Business Retreats

Many of the companies that rent one of our cabins, or entire resort, for their business meeting and retreat tell us that the setting is perfect and encourages profound results. Holding your business retreat in an exclusive location can result in team building, creativity, and break-through’s.


Making one of our cabins “home base” for your family vacation is the best of all worlds. Create memories that will last a lifetime by renting a cabin exclusively for your family. Resort activities, such as ATV riding, horseback riding or shooting sporting clays will be popular with the entire family. You can also venture off the resort and see the many attractions that are an easy drive away – making them perfect for a day trip. 

ATV Groups

Over the years, ATV riding groups have grown in popularity at our resort. Many ATV groups book an entire cabin privately for their group to enjoy and will rebook before leaving each year to assure they have the same dates the following year. Many of these groups have been coming every year for 10+ years!

Church Retreats

Many churches have found our cabins as the perfect setting for many different types of retreats and functions. Retreats for men, women and married couples are just a few of the popular reasons churches use our cabins for retreats. Our cabins would also provide a great location for your next youth or pastoral retreat. The tranquility and serenity of our resort will be just a couple of the reasons you will book your next spiritual retreat with us.

Scrapbooking Retreats

Scrap bookers have found our cabins a perfect place to host their scrapbooking retreats. Our spacious 1,500 square foot banquet room makes it a perfect location for everyone to spread out for hours of scrapbooking fun.


Reserving an entire cabin with friends or family is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. An exclusive cabin rental is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Three-day weekends, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day are great for that little getaway with family and friends. The Fourth of July is also a great time to book an entire cabin and enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays that you’ll be able to view from the Mississippi River bluffs. Each cabin offers plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy and not having to drive anywhere makes it ideal for everyone.

Other Cabin Rental Ideas

There are many other reasons to rent a cabin exclusively for your group.  Girl’s getaways, bird-watching groups, sporting clay shooters, sales groups, executive retreats, hunting excursions are just a few of the reasons to get a group together. And our cabins are the perfect private setting for your group.