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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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  • Can-Am’s Defender Invades Heartland Lodge!!
    Can-Am’s Defender Invades Heartland Lodge!!
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    If you are an ATV enthusiast, then you are familiar with the name Can-Am. To be honest, until the first part of October, I knew the name but had no idea of the impact they have on the personal recreation industry…and had no idea that the company had invad
  • 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
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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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Bed & Breakfast

Heartland Lodge is the perfect place for that escape that you have been waiting for. This Illinois bed and breakfast has become a national and international attraction, stealing the hearts of guests from across the globe. Once you step into the luxurious comfort of this incredible facility, you will understand why guests return again and again. It is the best of Illinois and resorts. Romantic Illinois vacation getaways begin here at Heartland Lodge.

Great Room in Original LodgeA unique ambiance will permeate your senses when you step through the door of this Illinois bed and breakfast. As soon as you slip off your shoes to glide over the gleaming solid oak floors of the dining room toward the Great Room, you'll notice the delicious aroma of "Grandma's" cooking wafting through the air. Other Illinois bed and breakfasts offer you a bagel or a muffin for breakfast, but here you get a hearty, home-cooked meal to start your day off right. As you marvel at the two-story stone fireplace, the Remington statues, the inviting sofas and chairs, and gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll catch a glimpse of the hundreds of yellow finches nesting in the trees around the lodge. The temptation to step out onto the large back deck is irresistible. Here is where you begin to understand what really sets Heartland Lodge apart from other Illinois resorts. Fresh air washes over you as you sink into one of the Amish crafted rocking chairs. The blessed sound of silence that envelopes the countryside is broken only by the occasional bird song. Stepping back inside, you're escorted to your room. You'll quickly discover that the rooms in this Illinois bed and breakfast are named and completed with matching decor. Illinois hotels may tolerate room numbers, but here, every room has its own unique character. They do have a few things in common: private bathrooms, thick towels, comfortable beds, ceiling fans and absolute cleanliness.

An incredible sense of well-being will invade your soul as you feel the stress drain out of your body and reality sink in - you'll be enveloped in luxury, with all of nature's beauty just outside the door.

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Romantic Getaway

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, you have found the right place. Our romantic luxury suites were designed with the couple in mind. These suites include ultra comfy king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, fireplace, private Jacuzzi, comfy lounge furniture, day bed, small refrigerator, walkout porch and is decorated to its own theme.

Enjoy a romantic horse or carriage ride together, unwind on our scenic hay ride that watches the sun set, or just relax on the deck in our Adirondack chairs with your favorite beverage. You can take in all the natural beauty that surrounds the resort. Heartland Lodge is the perfect romantic getaway in Illinois. Go to our Romantic Getaway page.>>

Weekend Getaway

Heartland Lodge is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Weekends around the resort have become very popular with our guests. Arrive Friday night in time for dinner and the hayride. (Or make arrangements for a late arrival.) Take in the bonfire Friday night and then sleep well in one of our comfy rooms. Spend the day Saturday enjoying the many activities Heartland has to offer. Enjoy a great Sunday brunch and head home sometime during the day. Guests tell us one night is just not enough so make it an entire weekend getaway! Go to our Illinois Weekend Getaway page.>>


Original Lodge Rooms

Regular Room - There are eleven regular rooms. These rooms have two extra long, triple-sheeted twin beds with a private bath. Each room is decorated to a certain theme according to its name.

Angler Room - This room has a queen-size, triple-sheeted bed and a set of bunk beds. This room also has a private bath and is decorated in a fishing theme.

Whitetail Suite - This room has a king-size, triple-sheeted canopy bed, fireplace and a private jacuzzi. It also has a walkout porch that is nice to view the wildlife.

All of these rooms are located in The Original Lodge.

Prairie Ridge Rooms

Luxury Suite - There are seven luxury suites in our Prairie Ridge Lodge. These suites have king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy chairs, walkout porch, mini refrigerators and are decorated according to its own theme. The ultra comfy beds have become an attraction themselves!

These suites are located in the Prairie Ridge Lodge.

Sunset Valley Rooms

There are seven unique suites and rooms available at Sunset Valley. All of the rooms feature an ultra-comfy, triple-sheeted bed and have been furnished with hand-made Old Hickory furniture. Five of these rooms, including The Grand Suite and All About The View, offer an amazing view of the sunset over the Mississippi River bluffs. The private bath of The Grand Suite features a two-person shower and sauna while two of the suites feature a heart-shaped Jacuzzi, all with the same amazing view!

For more information on the additional highlights of each suite or room, visit our Sunset Valley Lodge page.

Heavenly View Cabin

Heavenly View - There are four suites and rooms in Heavenly View. Three suites have king-size, triple-sheeted Old Hickory beds, comfy chairs, love seats and are decorated in a southwest them. The fourth room has two queen-size beds. All beds are ultra comfy. Heavenly View can only be reserved as a private cabin (Individual rooms cannot be reserved.) The Heartland Lodge meal plan is not option at Heavenly View. (No meals are provided.) 

For more information, visit our Heavenly View Cabin page.

Conference Rooms - We have a 1500 sq. ft. conference area in the Prairie Ridge Lodge and a separate board room in the Original Lodge. The board room seats sixteen people. Wireless access and telephone lines are available for connecting to the internet to outside sources. We have all of your corporate conference amenities available for your meetings.

Rec Room - This room has a television, pool table, card/game table and library. Restrooms are available in this room. All three of our lodges feature a Recreation Room.

Great Room - This room has a large stone fireplace, Remington statues, and a large open ceiling. The Original Lodge and Sunset Valley lodge both have a large Great Room.

Special Note - All guests need to remove their shoes in the mudroom. You may bring house slippers or just wear your heavy socks. Our guests really enjoy this feature - it's just like home.


Visit Heartland Solo

Do you need a break? Is life and work a little hectic right now? Treat yourself to a pampered get-away at Heartland. Many individuals visit Heartland solo to recharge those batteries!!

Bring a book and relax next to one of our fireplaces. Enjoy a soothing bath in one of our Jacuzzis or pamper yourself in our ultra comfy, king-sized beds (located in Luxury Suites only.)

If you are looking for a little excitement, you can take a horse or an ATV ride. You can also set out on foot and hike across the hundreds of acres that surround Heartland. You may even find a mushroom or two, blackberries, shed antlers, or some other hidden treasure! Each evening you can enjoy our scenic hayride and bonfire. You may also choose just to bring a bottle of wine and relax on the decks that surround the lodge and watch the wildlife and world go by!

Whatever your pleasure, you will find after staying a couple days at Heartland, you will be ready for all of life's challenges with new energy and optimism!


Friday Night Special at the Finest Illinois Bed and Breakfast!

For those that want to stay on Friday nights but can't make dinner, we have a special for you! Take $40 off our regular listed room price with meals for two! You still receive everything Heartland has to offer (including brunch) but you don't have to rush down to the lodge to make dinner. (Good any night of the week.) This is helpful for those planning a Chicago vacation getaway from the city.


Activities at This Illinois Bed and Breakfast

...Where do we start? How about our famous evening hayride! Take a trip along the Mississippi River bluffs and see an elk farm, Texas longhorns, deer, turkey, and the most scenic river valley view in the Midwest! Enjoy the breathtaking sunset across the river in the Missouri hills (weather permitting). Heartland Lodge is a full service resort with all the amenities. We offer horseback riding, sporting clays, fishing, hunting, ATV's, volleyball, croquet, bonfires, Old West cookouts, cross country skiing, sled riding, mountain bike riding, and over 1,200 acres of trails, ponds and unmatched scenic beauty. As if all that wasn't enough, trips can be arranged to Missouri to visit museums in historic Hannibal MO, home of Mark Twain and Molly Brown; or Springfield, IL, home of Abraham Lincoln. At Heartland Lodge, you'll find the best of midwest vacations. Design your own escape-from-Chicago weekend packages, including all your favorite activities. For a complete list of things to do, visit our Activities and Amenities page.


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 processing fee of 10% of your total booking will be charged when cancelling. Cancellations without 30 days (60 days 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.



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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