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    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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Sunset Valley Lodge


Sunset Valley Cabin Great RoomSunset Valley. The name of this lodge says it all. Located in Western Illinois and situated along the scenic Mississippi River bluffs, this luxury lodge boasts the most amazing view of the setting sun that you will find anywhere in the entire Midwest! The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Missouri hills will take your breath away. This 10,180 square foot luxury cabin features seven suites and rooms. Once inside, you will NOT want to leave. Sunset Valley sits on its own 52 private acres and is located less than one mile from our main resort.

Great Room Sunset ValleyAs you stroll up the walkway to the front of the lodge, the massive hand-carved elk door will impress you even before taking a step inside. Once inside, the spacious Great Room with large stone fireplace and comfy furniture will certainly become a gathering place that everyone will enjoy. A wall of glass windows and doors that leads onto the rear deck provides amazing views from anywhere in the Great Room. Connected to the Great Room is a fully-equipped kitchen for your enjoyment. On the lower level, the Recreation Room features a handmade bar with a marble-top back bar along with a pool table, shuffle board, air hockey table, card/game table, electronic dart board and a large projector television and screen...all for your enjoyment. Direct access from the Recreation Room to the outside patio will allow you to enjoy the fresh air while watching the sun set on the horizon. This lodge also features its very own wine cellar with a vintage, one-of-a-kind cellar door.

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Rates & Reservations

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Luxury Cabin In Illinois Viewing River

Suites and Rooms

Recreational Room Where do we begin? All of the seven rooms are unique and an experience within themselves while five of the rooms feature an amazing view of the sunset. If you reserve one of these five rooms, you can relax in the ultra-comfy bed in the privacy of your room and watch the sky turn shades of pink, orange and blue as the sun sets on the horizon. If you prefer to soak in a Jacuzzi while enjoying the sunset, be sure to book one of our three suites that each feature a private Jacuzzi. All the suites and rooms of the lodge, including the Great Room and Recreation Room, have been furnished with hand-carved Old Hickory furniture. A trip to the Old Hickory factory allowed us to handpick the furniture we desired specifically for this lodge.

Each room or suite at Sunset Valley 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, less than a mile away.

If you have the need for more than one or two rooms, this lodge is ideal for private groups, corporate entertaining and retreats. You only need to reserve six of the seven rooms to book this lodge exclusively for your group. (The Bear Creek Room does not have to be booked to keep this lodge private.) If your reservations include the meal plan (highly recommended), the meals will be served in the Prairie Ridge Cabin, less than a mile away. When reserving the entire lodge, the kitchen provides the ideal space for your own meal preparation while enjoying the view from the Great Room and visiting with friends, business associates or family.

The Grand View Suite

The Grand Suite Room You will not find many rooms anywhere that are as luxurious and as the Grand View Suite! An ultra-comfy king-size bed faces glass windows and doors that provide an incredible view of the Mississippi River Valley and the Missouri hills. You will definitely want to make sure you are in your room as the sun goes down. The hardest decision is where do you want to enjoy the sunset from in your suite? Your private bath features a spacious double shower and provides the same amazing view of the setting sun that you will find throughout your suite. Or you could relax and soak in the Jacuzzi while enjoying the sunset. After your shower or Jacuzzi bath, step into your own private sauna and feel the last bit of stress disappear. A double vanity and bidet complete your private bath. Now that you are fully relaxed, wrap yourself in one of our spa robes, found in the ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ walk-in cedar closets, and unwind in your private sitting area. This suite has a large flat screen TV and Blue Ray player. The Grand View Suite is located on the main level of the lodge off of the Great Room.

All About the View Suite

All About The View Cabin Room  This spacious executive suite includes an ultra-comfy king-size bed and has a large Jacuzzi facing the spectacular view along with a private sitting area that overlooks the same amazing view. Both the sitting area and Jacuzzi area each have their own walk-out balcony for you to enjoy. After relaxing in your private Jacuzzi, wrap yourself in one of our spa robes and enjoy the surrounding view from one of the four small walk-out porches available from this suite or curl up in bed and enjoy the fireplace. The marble tiled floor in the private bathroom and matching marble surrounding your own private wet bar are just two ways to let you know that you are in true luxury when staying in this suite. This deluxe suite has an adjoining bedroom with a queen bunk bed. A desk is also provided with free wireless internet access. This suite has a flat screen TV and Blue Ray player.The All About The View Suite is located on its own private second level of the lodge.

Sunset View Suite

Sunset SuiteThis large suite includes an ultra-comfy king-size bed and has a large Jacuzzi with a spectacular view of the river valley. A private All Season room is attached to this suite where you can relax and enjoy the setting sun while wrapped in one of our spa robes. The king-size bed, heart-shaped Jacuzzi and All Season room have the same spectacular view as the rest of the lodge. This room has a large flat screen TV and Blue Ray player.This suite is located on the lower level of the lodge off of the Recreation Room.

Wilderness Room

Wilderness Room in CabinThis room is cozy but has the same amazing view as our suites and has direct access to a large deck with gazebo! Just steps from your bedroom, you can enjoy sitting outside in our custom gazebo that is built into the deck. This is the perfect place to enjoy that hot cup of coffee in the morning or your favorite beverage or bottle of wine in the evening. This Wilderness room also features an ultra-comfy king-size bed and private bath. This room has a flat screen TV and Blue Ray player. The Wilderness Room is located on the main level of the lodge right off of the Great Room.

Pintail Room

Pintail Room in CabinThe Pintail Room features an ultra-comfy king-size bed, private bath (see Bear Creek Room) and is located on the lower level next to the recreational area. The Pintail Room may be the coziest in the lodge! This room has a flat screen TV and Blue Ray player. This room can either be booked privately or with the Bear Creek Room (see Bear Creek Room below).


Bear Creek Room

Bear Creek Room The Bear Creek Room features an ultra-comfy queen bed. This room is very cozy and has a TV in the room.  Bear Creek must be booked with the Pintail Room as it shares the Pintail Room bath. (If the Pintail Room is privately booked, this room cannot be reserved.)


Bluebird Room

Blue Bird RoomThe Bluebird Room faces the same incredible view as the suites in this lodge. This room feature an ultra-comfy queen bed and private bath. This room has a large flat screen TV and Blue Ray player. The Bluebird room is located in a private area on one end of the lower level.


Fully-Equipped Kitchen

A fully-equipped kitchen with handcrafted wood cabinets adjoins the Great Room on the main level by a bar that seats four. A luxury dining table that provides additional seating for twelve sits just off of the kitchen (Can also be used as a conference table). With a side-by-side Subzero refrigerator/freezer and a side-by-side Subzero freezer, a Dacor oven/stove, microwave and dishwasher, you will have everything you need to prepare some mouth-watering meals. A gas barbeque grill will also be available for your outdoor grilling pleasure.

Additional Amenities

A bonfire pit is available for use.

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

Additional closet space is located in the laundry area for extra storage.

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the lodge.

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 laundry)

* Food, drinks, and condiments (if not doing our meal plan)

* Slippers, heavy socks, etc. to wear inside

* Corporate groups - Arrangements can be make for the lodge to supply.

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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