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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
  • Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
    Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
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    Create that spark in your relationship with our Ultimate Romantic Getaway. This package includes two nights in the suite of your choice, an hour romantic carriage ride with basket including souvenir wine glasses, fruit and cheese. All of your meals are in
  • 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
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  • Spring has Sprung!!
    Spring has Sprung!!
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    At 5:45 p.m. CDT on March 20, 2015, spring (or the vernal equinox) officially arrived! And even though the grass isn’t as green as I would like, and the temperatures aren’t as warm yet, there’s just something about knowing that we are now officiall
  • Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
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    When it comes to planning trips and vacations for Dan and I, I am usually pretty good about scheduling our travel and activities in order to enjoy all that we want to do…no matter where we go. And yes, sometimes our plans have to change based on where we
  • 2/28/2015
    Wounded Warrior Rib Fest Cookout!!
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    Do you like ribs? Do you like music? And more importantly, do you like supporting a good cause? Then you will want to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23, 2015 for the first ever Wounded Warrior Rib Fest Cookout. This event will be held at non
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  • Wood Duck Room was breathtaking.  The whoel lodge was an oasis of peace.  Thank you for building such a magnificent dwelling place!  I live a stressful life and I appreciated staying in a quiet get-away that was spotless, friendly and quiet!!
    - Lylia Altom, Collinsville, IL
  • By far this was the best place I have ever stayed due to many reasons but the top two for me were: (1) The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful and (2) The FOOD was SUPERB!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful place.
    - Joanne Schuster, Florissant, MO
  • My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time!  We really want to find the time and money to return and we've been telling all of our family and friends about this great place.  We want to make this place a tradition for our family.  The food was nothing short of fantastic, the staff was so friendly and the other guests were great too!  It's a very homey and family oriented vacation that is normally hard to come by anymore.
    - Danielle and Benjamin Roe, Lexington, 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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