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  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    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
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
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  • Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    7/3/2014
    Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe that it’s July 1st, we are getting ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday and that QVC (one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world) is running a “Christmas in July” show as I’m writing this? Where has the year gone? Time certain
  • Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    6/17/2014
    Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it? We are already making plans for the July 4th holiday weekend…but we just haven’t figured out where the year has gone! Do you have your plans made? If not, I’ve got some great ideas for you!   As I indicated in my blog from last ...
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
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Testimonials

  • There is nothing bad I could say about our stay, it was totally awesome! We loved the way the meals were set up, and saying grace made it feel like family. We were able to get to know some great people and the staff was also the best! I truly wish I lived nearby so I could be a part of the Heartland family of employees... or just family period!  We loved it!
    - Greg Koch and Stephanie Null, Barnhart MO
  • The overall experience at Heartland Lodge had us wishing we had booked a week instead of an overnight stay.  Everything from the prayers before the meals to the room's luxurious accomodations creates an ambiance and feeling of indulgent pampering.  A beautiful experience that we will definitely repeat in the future.  Thank you, Harpole family for an unforgettable getaway!
    - Richard and Angela Hays, Shelbina, MO
  • We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in.  We enjoyed our wedding in front of the fireplace in the Orginial Lodge.  We are planning on returning next year to stay at your new property to celebrate our anniversary.
    - Dennis and Janette Steinhilber, Braidwood, IL
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The Original Lodge & Cabin

Original Cabin Great RoomThe Original Lodge and Cabin is rich with tradition and memories! This cozy cabin was the first cabin built at Heartland Lodge and is 9,500 square feet. The Original Lodge & Cabin is one of the favorites among guests who visit each year.

Once you enter and pass through the dining area, you will be welcomed into the incredible Great Room where many of our spectacular photos have been taken. The focal point of this Great Room is the large stone fireplace and two-story cathedral ceiling with our famous antler chandelier. Flanking the fireplace are several Remington statues. While enjoying the warmth and ambience of the Great Room, you can challenge someone to a game of chess or just relax with friends and family.

The Original Cabin features front and back decks complete with Adirondack chairs, rockers and porch gliders. Accessible from the Great Room, the large rear deck overlooks the back yard and bonfire pit. Sit on the deck with your morning cup of coffee and watch the birds at the feeders scattered throughout the property or share your favorite beverage with friends around the roaring bonfire each night.

Original Cabin located in Western IllinoisIf you are looking for a little peace and quiet, check out the sitting area in the loft overlooking the Great Room – the perfect spot for a quiet conversation or reading a book.

The Recreation Room is located on the lower level of the cabin. A large, flat-screen television, pool table, card/game table and a small library will invite guests to make themselves at home. French doors provide access from the Recreation Room to an outdoor patio area and the bonfire pit. Also located on the lower level is a Boardroom which seats sixteen people at a conference table featuring a painting of the original cabin. Many articles dating back to when the original cabin opened its doors are framed and hanging on the walls of the lower level. We encourage guests to enjoy the history of Heartland Lodge.

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Rates & Reservations

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Orig Lodge Virtual Tour

Rooms and Suite

The Original Cabin features eleven regular rooms, the Angler Room and the Whitetail Suite for a total of thirteen rooms. Each room or suite is decorated in a theme according to its name.

Each room or suite at The Orginal Cabin can be reserved for individual guests or couples. When reserving individual rooms, it is encouraged that you purchase the meals package, which are served at our Prairie Ridge Cabin, just a short walk from the cabin along a rose-lined walkway.

If you have the need for more than one or two rooms, this cabin is ideal for group or family to reserve exclusively for yourselves. You only need to reserve ten of the thirteen rooms to book this cabin exclusively for your group. If your reservations include the meal plan (highly recommended), the meals will be served in the Prairie Ridge Cabin. If you prefer to prepare your own meals, the fully-equipped kitchen available makes The Original Cabin ideal for your group.

Regular Room

Regular Room at Original CabinThere are eleven regular rooms in the original cabin and each room is decorated in a nature theme according to its name such as Fox, Geese, Wolf and Eagle. All of these rooms have two extra-long, triple-sheeted twin beds and a private bathroom. These rooms are located on all three levels of the Original Cabin. (Two of the eleven regular rooms have twin bunk beds.)

Angler Room

Original Cabin Angler RoomThis room is decorated with a fishing theme and is located on the lower level of the Original Cabin. It features a queen-size, triple-sheeted bed, a set of twin bunk beds and private bath, making it a perfect choice for a couple or families. This room has become a favorite with our guests.

Whitetail Suite

Whitetail Suite in the Original CabinThe Whitetail Suite is the most romantic room at the Original Cabin, featuring a king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, a private bath with Jacuzzi, and fireplace. This suite is decorated in a Whitetail theme after the beautiful whitetail deer that are abundant around the resort. This room also has French doors leading to a walkout porch with a porch glider – perfect for viewing the wildlife and hummingbirds that feed at our feeders.

Fully-Equipped Kitchen

The dining area and fully-equipped kitchen are located on the main level of the cabin and adjoin the Great Room. The warmth of the atmosphere will encourage family and friends to share meals and stories around a dining table that seats fourteen.

This fully-equipped kitchen in the Original Cabin is where it all started with the mouth-watering meals that the resort is known for. Now that Heartland Lodge prepares its meals in the kitchen off the Dining Hall in Prairie Ridge Cabin, you can enjoy the use of this kitchen with a side-by-side refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher during your stay in the cabin. A gas barbeque grill is also available for your use.

Additional Amenities

A washer and dryer are available for your 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 mud room. You may bring house slippers or just wear your heavy socks while in the cabin. Our guests really enjoy this feature – it’s just like home!

What to Bring When Renting the Entire Cabin

* Laundry detergent and dryer sheets

* Food, drinks and condiments

* 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 cabin buyouts (30-day for individual room reservations). A process 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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