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  • Win an Overnight Stay in our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinal ticket!
    4/19/2014
    Win an Overnight Stay in Our New Sunset Valley Lodge & Cardinals Ticket!
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    Win 2 tickets, behind home plate, to a Cardinals baseball game in St. Louis and an overnight stay at Heartland Lodge in a luxury suite!! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our quarterly e-mail Newsletter, become a fan of ("Like") our ...
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
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  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
  • St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    2/26/2014
    St. Louis Celebrates 250 Years!!
    Posted by admin
    Many of us celebrate milestone birthdays one of two ways – we either moan and groan about turning another year older OR we embrace the number and enjoy a new phase of life. But no matter how you celebrate that day that only comes once a year, you will ne
  • Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    1/11/2013
    Eagle Watching Season Has Returned!
    Posted by admin
    The eagle has landed…again! But this year, we must change ‘eagle’ to ‘eagles’ as there seems to be a larger number of eagles around the area than in the previous two years since I’ve been blogging about a hobby of many this time of year – Eagle Watching!
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Testimonials

  • The overall experience at Heartland Lodge had us wishing we had booked a week instead of an overnight stay.  Everything from the prayers before the meals to the room's luxurious accomodations creates an ambiance and feeling of indulgent pampering.  A beautiful experience that we will definitely repeat in the future.  Thank you, Harpole family for an unforgettable getaway!
    - Richard and Angela Hays, Shelbina, MO
  • We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in.  We enjoyed our wedding in front of the fireplace in the Orginial Lodge.  We are planning on returning next year to stay at your new property to celebrate our anniversary.
    - Dennis and Janette Steinhilber, Braidwood, IL
  • We wanted a little getaway and found a little bit of heaven!  It was beyond anything we could have imagined.  Such incredible meals!  Our room is like being in our own little cabin.  Everything is a class act- the quality of the lodge, furnishings, etc.  Wanda is a delightful sweetheart and so helpful. Meeting and talking with the other guests was a pleasant bonus! Even in the winter we found places to explore.  We would return in a heartbeat! 
    - Nancy Wallace Beloit, WI
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Girls Getaway Weekend

Where to get away for a girls’ weekend?  Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort is the perfect place for you and your friends.  Located in the scenic rolling hills of southern Pike County Illinois, the lodge provides all the luxury of a 5-star resort with the ambiance and warmth of a bed and breakfast.  Our resort sits on the bluffs of the Mississippi River overlooking the scenic river valley and the Missouri hills, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your next Girls’ Weekend Getaway.

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"Our stay was wonderful! Wanda was very accommodating and made us feel at home. The bed and breakfast was impeccable. I would highly recommend to anyone for a weekend getaway!"  Michelle Hull

"This was our second time visiting and we loved it! We plan on coming back next year. The food was amazing! The staff is awesome! And the grounds are breathtaking!!"                   Renee Fetsch

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Girls Weekend Getaway Ideas

Whether you are celebrating a special event or just looking to unwind with some friends, Heartland is the perfect place for a great time.  Heartland is ideal for book clubs, scrapbooking events, bachelorette parties, bridal or baby showers, birthdays, and just about any other reason to have a lady’s weekend.  You can also join us on one of our Amazing Girls' Getaways>>

Accommodations for a Girls Getaway

Girls Getaway Comfy BedsThe moment you enter Heartland Lodge, you will be captivated by our beautiful, natural resort setting.  All areas of the Lodge feature inspired décor, including the accommodations – each with their own theme.  Hardwood floors are featured throughout Heartland Lodge, so bring a pair of plush socks or house slippers and you’ll feel right at home!

Accommodations include several room options for you to choose from – anything from a regular room with two extra-long twin beds (sleeps 2) to the Whitetail Suite in the Original Lodge (sleeps 2) to a Luxury Suite with a king-size canopy bed and daybed in the Prairie Ridge Lodge (sleeps 2-4) to all the unique suites and rooms in the Sunset Valley Lodge.  No matter which room you select, all of our beds are triple-sheeted with highest quality linens to make you feel like a queen.  Each room also includes a private bath, and if you choose to stay in the one of or suites, your room will feature a Jacuzzi tub!  Most of these rooms also have fireplaces!

All three of our lodges feature covered porches with Amish-crafted Adirondack chairs for your comfort.  For those guests staying in a suite, your room features private access to the outside deck, perfect for enjoying the view.

Activities During Your Girls Getaway

Ladies Night Out Riding HorsesNo matter how you like to unwind, Heartland offers numerous options for you to enjoy while you are away with the girls. 

Enjoy the scenic trails that surround the resort on a horseback ride.  Our horses are part of our family.  Willie, Josie, K-Hill, Nick, Roy and Vegas will be happy to show you around.  If you are looking for a little more adventure, an ATV is a great way to explore our hundreds of acres, which include native prairie grasses, historic timber and creeks.

Test your shooting skills on our 15 station sporting clays course.  Beginners and experienced shooters are both welcome and will enjoy shooting on our stimulating course.

You can also enjoy our famous hayride!  Take a trip along the Mississippi River bluffs and see all kinds of wildlife, including 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).  After the hayride a bonfire will be waiting for you with a basket of goodies to make s’mores!

Looking for some shopping?  Pike County is home to plenty of shops and antique stores within a short drive of the resort.  As you are driving around, stop and enjoy the wineries!

After a full day of fun with the girls, enjoy a massage, pedicure or manicure (or all three!).  Heartland can arrange for this right in your room! (Reservations must be made in advance.)

Dining Options for Your Girls’ Getaway

Chocolate PuddingThe simplest, and in our opinion, the most enjoyable dining option for your girls’ getaway is right here at the lodge.  Add the meal package to your room reservation and enjoy a savory brunch and dinner – all made from scratch.  Guests enjoy such entrees as country ham, roast, pork chops or Cornish game hens, along with sides of gourmet mashed potatoes and corn casserole.  Begin and end your meal with homemade bread and desserts!  Relax in the Great Room while waiting for the dinner bell to ring and you will enjoy the tantalizing aromas of home cooking wafting from the kitchen.  And don’t worry if you can’t make it to dinner on Friday night – Heartland offers a meal plan discount to accommodate those of you who will be traveling and arriving later.

 

Something for Each Season

Wild Blackberries in JulyIf you like connecting with nature there is something to enjoy during each season.   Stay with us in the winter, when the fireplaces are crackling and the “lodge” feeling is at its best.  Curl up with your favorite book or take a relaxing soak in a Jacuzzi on a snowy winter afternoon.  Find fresh morels and smell blooming flowers on a sunny spring day.  Pick ripe blackberries and watch the butterflies abound on a summer morning, or visit in the fall when the colorful leaves draw people from hundreds of miles.  Heartland Lodge offers a unique sensory experience for every season of the year!

 

Join Us at the Lodge

If you are looking for the perfect girls’ getaway, look no further than Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.  From rest and relaxation to adventure and luxury, we have it all waiting for you right here at the Lodge.  Give us a call to plan your next vacation!