Anniversaries are precious. Anniversaries are celebrations. Anniversaries are meant to be savored, enjoyed, and treasured! In our busy, hectic, crazy lives, sometimes we forget to commemorate our lives’ most joyous occasions. Don’t let that be the case this year. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, exquisite luxury, or a unique combination of both, Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is the perfect setting for the romantic anniversary getaway you and your other half will treasure for a lifetime. Just imagine the romance of toasting beneath a sea of stars or curling up next to a roaring fire. Imagine a romantic horseback ride for two or picnicking in the scenic, natural beauty of the Mississippi River Bluffs. There is magic in the air at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge and we’d love to help you celebrate your anniversary!
Couples have been traveling to Harpole’s to celebrate their anniversaries for years. Some people even make a tradition of it.
We came for our Anniversary and we just loved the peacefulness we found. The food was excellent! Your cooks were so sweet and personable! Excellent cooks as well! Loved visiting with Gary at breakfast! We plan on trying to come back with friends and again for our anniversary again. You've got a great thing going on! We loved it!
- John and Marilyn Lowe, Sherman, IL
Wonderfully romantic! Very kind, friendly, and helpful staff. The food was delicious and beautifully set for creating our romantic time away. Thank you!
- Terry and Gayle Green, Erie, IL
Thanks Wanda and Gary for a wonderful time! The horseback riding was definitely one of the highlights for us. However, the hospitality, wonderful food (some of the best we've ever had), beautiful quiet setting, and immaculate comfortable rooms were the icing on the cake for our anniversary. The bonfire/smores under the stars was one of the most romantic evenings we've had in awhile. Finally, having Wanda pray for our meal was truly the highlight! These are memories that we'll never forget mainly because we will be back to live them again, hopefully soon. We'll definitely tell everyone we know and hopefully bring our family back too! God bless!
- Tony and MaryBeth Peterson
Do you love fine food? At Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, we only serve the very best! Celebrate your anniversary by dining like royalty.
Our made-from-scratch, gourmet meals are second to none. You’ll love our hearty brunches with something for everyone – complete with homemade breads, sweet treats, and all of your traditional favorites. And, after a day of horseback riding, sporting clays, ATVs, or just relaxing in your luxurious accommodations – you will be excited to hear the dinner bell ring and enjoy a feast fit for a king and queen! Our guests love our dinners and we guarantee you will, too! Entrees like country ham, roasts, pork chops, and Cornish game hens are paired with yummy sides and followed up with amazing desserts.
On your anniversary, you deserve the very best! And that’s what you get when you dine with us at the lodge!
Celebrate your Anniversary in Style
Every room at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge has character and style designed to assure you enjoy every moment of your celebration! The Whitetail Suite features a triple sheeted king bed, private Jacuzzi, and a walkout porch where you can enjoy the natural scenery and beautiful stars.
To read more about our beautiful rooms and find the option that best suites your romantic getaway, click here.
You can also enjoy our famous hayride! Take a trip along the Mississippi River bluffs and see all kinds of wildlife and the most scenic river valley view in the Midwest! Enjoy the breathtaking sunset across the river in the Missouri hills (weather permitting). After the hayride a bonfire will be waiting for you with a basket of goodies to make s’mores!
Outdoor Anniversery Adventures
Go for a romantic horseback ride for two! Our horses are part of our family, and Willie, Josie, K-Hill, Nick, Roy and Vegas will be happy to show you around the breathtaking scenery. During the ride, you will find a linen covered picnic table with flowers and a basket of fruit, sandwiches, and sparkling grape juice. Toast your anniversary amongst the fragrant prairie wild flowers and enjoy the sounds of nature.
Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the scenic country-side that surrounds the resort!
You can also go for an ATV ride! This is a unique and exciting way to explore our hundreds of acres of prairie, woods, and creeks. You will ride through a scenic paradise as you observe an abundance of wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkey, quail, pheasants, and much more! If you like to get a little dirty, check out some of our “mud holes” where you can enjoy some real adventure! Don’t worry though; there are plenty of trails for those who would like to take it easy.
Try out your shooting skills on our 15 station sporting clays course. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced shooter, you will love our stimulating course and enjoy the opportunity to share an unforgettable experience with you partner.