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  • 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
  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Posted by admin
    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
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  • 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!
  • Romance is in The Air!!
    1/30/2013
    Romance is in The Air!!
    Posted by admin
    Santa’s elves are glad that Christmas is over (at least for 11 more months)…and the New Year’s Baby will have to wait to ring in the next new year. So I think Mother Nature and Cupid are teaming up…and are wanting you to celebrate the winter months with
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Testimonials

  • What a wonderful experience.  From check-in to check-out, one of the best get-away experiences I have ever experienced.  Ms. Wanda went out of her way to make us feel special and welcome.  The food was delicious.   The lodge and grounds were beautiful.  We will definitely be back and will share our experience with family and friends.
    - Marty and Joanne Schuster, Florissant, MO
  • My parents Chris and Jo Balensiefen, have visited Heartland Lodge on 7 or 8 trips.  My husband and I received a gift certificate to join them to go 4 wheeling and we can't wait to visit again.  We've shared pictures on facebook and family and friends keep asking about it.  We are highly recommending it!  Hard to believe something like Heartland is so close to home.  See you all next year!
    - Brad and Stephanie Schwermin
  • We had a wonderful time.  We plan to make a trip to Heartland Lodge at least once a year, more if possible.
    - Bruce and Stephanie Meyer, Bowling Green, MO
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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!