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    Need something after the holidays to look forward to? A winter getaway to Heartland Lodge is the perfect solution. The ultra comfy beds in our suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s will provide the perfect relaxation you need. Our gourmet chefs will prepar
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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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  • 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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Sunset Valley - Lodge & Cabin


Sunset Valley Cabin Great RoomSunset Valley. The name of this lodge and cabin says it all. Located in Western Illinois and situated along the scenic Mississippi River bluffs, this luxury cabin 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 romantic 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 other two cabins and resort.

Great Room Sunset ValleyAs you stroll up the walkway to the front of the cabin, 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 cabin 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 cabin, 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 cabin.

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 cabin is ideal for private groups. You only need to reserve six of the seven rooms to book this cabin exclusively for your group. (The Bear Creek Room does not have to be booked to keep this cabin 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 cabin, the kitchen provides the ideal space for your own meal preparation while enjoying the view from the Great Room and visiting with friends or family.

The Grand View Suite

The Grand Suite Room You will not find many rooms anywhere that are as luxurious and romantic 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 cabin off of the Great Room.

All About the View Suite

All About The View Cabin Room  This spacious and romantic suite includes an ultra-comfy king-size bed and has a heart-shaped 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 romantic 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 cabin.

Sunset View Suite

Sunset SuiteThis large suite includes an ultra-comfy king-size bed and has a heart-shaped 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 cabin. This room has a large flat screen TV and Blue Ray player.This suite is located on the lower level of the cabin 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 cabin 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 cabin. 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. 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 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 cabin. Our guests really enjoy this feature – it's just like home!

Items 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 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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