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  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
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    Two years agao, we hosted our first ever Girls’ Getaway Weekend – complete with a wine tasting, gourmet meals, outdoor recreation, and indoor relaxation! The event was a smash hit with ladies from all over the Midwest joining in the fun! Whether you are l
  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
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    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
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    Need a good idea? A gift certificate for a stay at Heartland Lodge is a perfect gift for that special someone! This unique gift will be one that they will never forget and will sure to be used. We have many different options available. You can purchas
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  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
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    I realized something today – it’s going to be a busy summer! My calendar is filling up rather quickly with things I WANT to do…and things I NEED to do. Luckily for me, sometimes both things are the same. We just announced the local fair schedule fo
  • Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
    Heartland Lodge to Open New OHV Park!!
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    ATV riding has always been a popular activity at Heartland Lodge in Nebo, IL. If you have been a guest of the lodge and have enjoyed the ATV trails at Heartland, then you will be super-excited to know that we will be opening a NEW Off Highway Vehicle (OHV
  • Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
    Announcing the 2015 Fair Schedule!!
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    It’s already the first part of June…we’ve celebrated Memorial Day and two graduations (with more to go)! So let the summer begin! And what says summer more than all the county fairs surrounding Heartland Lodge? Even though summer truly doesn’t begi
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  • We absolutely loved the lodge, our suite, the property, and the views!  The staff was so sweet and pleasant.  We loved the horses and local fishing.  Overall it was a terrific experience.  We look forward to coming again, perhaps even having a family event there.  Well worth my 5 hour commute from Chicago! Thank you!
    - Jennifer Schroeder, Chicago, IL
  • Everything was wonderful.  The property was beautiful and well maintained--so peaceful!  The lodge itself was so comfortable and cozy.  The food was phenomenal!  Each meal was more delicious than the last and there was always plenty.  I enjoyed the family style dining.  The biscuits and gravy were delicious and I consider myself a biscuit and gravy snob because my grandma used to make them for me all the time. The staff was so friendly and accommodating at everything!
    - Sean and Corey Johnson
  • The Heartland Lodge experience was exactly what we needed for a couple days of getting away and relaxing! The staff was friendly, informative, and accommodating from planning our trip on the phone to the guides during our activities.  We loved seeing the deer on the grounds during the bonfire! We met some other great guests from Chicago as well! We will be visiting again!
    - Kerry and Carol Loughary. Rushville, IL
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Prairie Ridge - Luxury Lodge

Illinois Cabin with Luxury SuitesPrairie Ridge Lodge is named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort. This lodge is also known as our luxury lodge as it has over 10,000 square feet of luxurious warmth and features seven luxury suites. All seven of the luxury suites are designed the same but each one is decorated with its own theme, each theme having significant meaning related to the lodge property. For example, the Stage Coach Suite is named after the stage coach that once traveled on the dirt road that winds through our entire resort.  A pond that was made by buffalo when they roamed this area inspired the name of the Buffalo Pond Suite. We hope you enjoy the history behind the names of these seven luxury suites.

All seven suites in this lodge feature an ultra-comfy king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, fireplace, daybed, comfy sitting area, mini refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks.  Each room has its own private Adirondack chairs on the deck where you can relax first thing in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee while watching nature wake up around you. During the afternoon and evening, relax on the deck with your favorite beverage or bottle of wine. The ultra-comfy beds have become an attraction themselves! All you have to do is choose the room theme or location you like the best. Better yet, we suggest multiple stays so you can try them all out! Each room at Prairie Ridge Lodge can be booked privately for individual guests and reservations. Prairie Ridge Lodge can also be booked privately for your group. All seven suites must be reserved for this cabin to be exclusive to your group or family. Click the sections below for more information.

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Stage Coach Suite

Stage Coach Luxury SuiteThis suite is located on the main level and faces the front as you walk into the lodge. This room is named after the stage coach that once traveled on the dirt road through our property. Decorated in a western theme, this suite is popular with horse lovers. It is also popular as its deck has a great view of all the activity going on around the lodge. Easy access to this suite is available from the wrap-around deck.

Buffalo Pond Suite

Buffalo Pond Luxury SuiteThis suite is located across from the Stage Coach Suite on the main level on the back side of the lodge. This room is named after a pond that was formed by buffalo when they roamed this area. Decorated in a buffalo and Indian theme, this room is also popular with guests who love the old west. The deck is more private and has an amazing view of the back yard and surrounding woods which increases the popularity of this room. This room can also be easily accessed from the wrap-around deck.

Gobbler’s Knob Suite

Gobbler's Knob Luxuy Suite in CabinThis suite is located next to the Buffalo Pond Suite on the main level and also faces the back of the lodge. Gobbler’s Knob is named after a knob on our property that turkey gobblers enjoy strutting on in the spring while calling out to any available hens that will listen. The room is decorated in a turkey theme and is popular with those who love turkeys and the spring. It is also popular as the deck is more private and features an amazing view of the back yard and surrounding woods. Easy access to this room from the wrap-around deck increases its popularity.

Wood Duck Box Suite

Stage Coach Suite Hot TubThis suite is located on the lower level of the lodge off of the Recreation Room and faces the front of the cabin. This room is named after the wood duck boxes that you will see on our secluded ponds. The room is decorated after the wood duck and is popular with those who enjoy the beauty of the wood duck. TV lovers – this is the room for you as it is the only suite with a television. The deck location makes this suite popular as it has easy access to your room from the front of the lodge.

Labrador Suite

Labroador Suite Sitting AreaThe Labrador Suite is located across from the Wood Duck Box Suite off of the Recreation Room and faces the back of the lodge. This room is named after the Labrador retriever frequently used in our waterfowl and upland hunts. The room is popular with all dog lovers because it is decorated in a Labrador theme. The deck location of this suite is more private with a view of the back yard and surrounding woods, making this a popular room.


Pheasant Ridge Suite

Pheasant Luxury Suite in Illinois CabinLocated next to the Labrador Suite off of the Recreation Room, this suite faces the back of the lodge. This room is named after a ridge on our upland property that pheasants seem to enjoy. The room is decorated in a pheasant theme and is popular with all of our guests. The deck is more private and provides a view of the back yard and surrounding woods.


The Covey Suite

Covery Suite in Prairie Ridge CabinThis suite is located across from the Pheasant Ridge Suite and faces the front of the lodge. This room is named after the coveys of Bobwhite quail that are found throughout our resort. The room is decorated in a quail theme and is popular with everyone. The deck faces the front of the lodge and provides easy access to your room.

Recreation Room

The Prairie Ridge Lodge features a Recreation Room meant for enjoyment. A pool table made out of logs, card/game table, library, big screen television, fireplace and access to an outdoor patio area ensures this will be the spot where everyone comes together.

Pool table and game table in cabin

Banquet Hall/Conference Room

This room is 1,500 square feet and can be used for business meetings and conferences, wedding receptions, scrapbooking retreats, workshops and other gatherings. An outdoor patio area can be accessed from this room by two sets of French doors.

Dining Hall

Dining Room in CabinThe central dining hall is where all guests who have purchased the meal plan will enjoy their meals. This room is a grand area with animal mounts from all over North America. The room also features a stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling as well as access to the wrap-around deck.

Our Dining Hall is located on the main level of the lodge so during meal times, guests staying at other cabins that have purchased the meal plan will also be dining at Prairie Ridge. Your meal options as a guest at the lodge are to include our meal package with your reservation (highly recommended) or to visit a local dining establishment. Since our Dining Hall is located in this lodge, the kitchen is not available for guests to use to prepare their own meals. If you would like to reserve a lodge where you can prepare your own meals, we recommend either The Original or Sunset Valley Lodges. Each of these lodges features a fully-equipped kitchen and gas barbeque grill so you may prepare your own meals.

Prairie Ridge Lodge is named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort. You will see prairie grasses along many of the roads on your drive to the resort. As you enjoy the resort property by horseback, ATV or hiking, you will travel across our main ridge – also traveled by stage coach – and you will be surrounded by the beauty of prairie grasses. Also, as you travel to Heartland Lodge, you will see several bluff prairies along the river bluffs. One of these river bluff prairies is located at our turn off Highway 96 onto Howell Hollow Road and many field biologists stay with us while working on the prairie. The rich history of the prairie ridge, its grasses and bluffs are reflected at Prairie Ridge.

Additional Amenities

A bonfire pit is available for use.

A washer and dryer are located on the lower level and are available for use at no additional charge.

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the cabin.

Special Note:  All guests need to remove their shoes in the foyer. You may bring house slippers or just wear your heavy socks while in the lodge. Our guests really enjoy this feature – it's just like home!

Items to Bring When Renting the Entire Lodge

* Laundry detergent and dryer sheets (If needing to do luandry)

* Slippers, heavy socks, etc. to wear inside

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Deposit Policy
Full payment of your stay is due when making your reservations.

Cancellation Policy
Due to the nature of our business we ask for a 60-day cancellation notice for lodge buyouts (30-day for individual room reservations.) A processing fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when cancelling. Cancellations without 60 days (30 days for individual room reservations) will not be refunded. If someone in your original booking party does not show, you will be charged the full amount. These policies help us provide you with better service.

Trip Insurance

Harpole's Heartland Lodge strives to give our guests the best experience possible. We understand that your upcoming trip is a significant investment. We offer trip insurance through North America's leading provider of Travel Insurance called "Travel Guard".

There are many circumstances that could change your plans. Please take a few minutes to learn how you can protect yourself. If you choose to decline this valuable coverage, you are assuming any financial loss associated with a cancellation or a change in your travel arrangements.

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