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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
  • 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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Anniversary Getaway

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!


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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

Wonderful Anniversary!

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

Gourmet Romance

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

The accommodations that you will enjoy at the lodge are truly second to none! Set against the beautiful backdrop of the scenic rolling hills of southern Pike County, Illinois, there is nothing more beautiful than the relaxed serenity of Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. Keeping with the natural wonder of our surroundings, the lodge features nature inspired décor. Each room has its own theme, featuring striking hardwood floors throughout. The Great Room and Rec Room provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic night in – whether you want to curl up in front of a fire, watch a movie, or play cards, billiards, or a variety of other games!

whitetailEvery room at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge has character and style designed to ensure you enjoy every moment of your celebration! The Whitetail Suite in the Original Lodge features a king-size, triple-sheeted bed, private Jacuzzi, and a walkout porch where you can enjoy the natural scenery and beautiful stars. 
The Luxury Suites in the Prairie Ridge Lodge are even more enchanting – featuring king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, fireplaces, private Jacuzzis, walk-out porches and daybeds. Our ultra comfortable beds have become an attraction in themselves! 
Be sure to also check out The Grand Suite, All About The View Suite, and Sunset Suite in our new Sunset Valley Lodge.
Enjoy a private cabin to yourself by staying at our new Heavenly View Cabin! The master suite is located on its own private second level of the cabin. This spacious room has an ultra-comfy king-sized bed that you will not want to leave. Sitting chairs and love seats provide extra seating for you to relax and read your favorite book or watch television on the large, flat screen HD TV. Your view from this room is amazing! You can watch the sunset across the Mississippi River Valley with the Missouri hills in the background. There is plenty of storage space for your clothes in the huge his and hers closets. Your private bath is spacious with enough room for two.

To read more about our beautiful lodges and find the room that best suites your romantic getaway, visit Prairie Ridge Lodge, Sunset Valley Lodge, The Original Lodge and Heavenly View Cabin pages.

Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Create that spark on your anniversay with our Ultimate Romantic Getaway. This package includes two nights in the suite of your choice, a one-hour romantic carriage ride with basket including souvenir wine glasses, fruit and cheese. All of your meals are included, made from scratch and delicious just like Grandma's. You will enjoy our signature romantic horse ride that stops in a meadow with linen table cloth and picnic basket! (Actual baskets not included.)
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January & February - One of the most romantic times to be at Heartland Lodge is during the winter. Many of our suites have a fireplace, Jacuzzi, and an ultra comfy king-size bed! We offer the same Ultimate Romantic Getaway package as above without the romantic horse ride. 
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At Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, we offer a range of relaxing activities to help you forget all about the outside world and truly enjoy your anniversary! Whether you want to spend all day snuggled up in your room by the crackling fire, sit back and enjoy nature from the deck, bird watch, or relax in your private Jacuzzi, you and your partner will truly love every moment of your anniversary celebration!


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

Are you a get-up-and-go kind of couple? Do you love the outdoors and want to spend some time exploring nature? We have the perfect options for you!

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 countryside 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 your partner.


We look forward to helping you celebrate your anniversary with the one you love! Call us today at 800-717-4868. We are happy to help make your annivesary dreams a reality.

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 30 day cancellation notice (60 day for lodge buyouts). A process fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when cancelling. Cancellations without 30 days (60 day for lodge buyouts) 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.