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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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Romantic Honeymoon Vacation

Looking for that perfect romantic honeymoon escape?  An opportunity to unwind and enjoy some time just the two of you, as husband and wife? Look no further than Harpole’s Heartland Lodge for your romantic luxury honeymoon.  Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a lavish yet relaxing getaway, our resort will exceed even your wildest expectations! 

The Mississippi River bluffs of West Central Illinois provide the perfect breathtaking, natural backdrop overlooking the Missouri hills for your serene honeymoon vacation.  You will marvel at the stunning beauty of the scenery.  The magic of the surrounding woods.  The abundance and splendor of the local wildlife.  There is truly nothing quite like the majesty of nature found at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.

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Unforgettable Honeymoon Accommodations

From the moment you first step foot on the property, you will be swept up in the beauty and romance of the lodge.  All areas of the resort feature nature-inspired décor that blends perfectly with the surrounding environment.  You will be greeted by a two-story stone fireplace, flawless hardwood floors, and handcrafted Amish furniture.  Each suite is uniquely themed so your accommodations will be as special as you have always dreamed.romantic

You are sure to love whatever room you choose, however the Whitetail Suite and Luxury Suites offer the type of knock-your-socks-off elegance that you just can’t find anywhere else.  The Whitetail Suite boasts a King size, triple sheeted canopy bed and private Jacuzzi.  You’ll also enjoy a walkout porch with a stunning view of wildlife.  Our Luxury Suites feature King size, triple sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzis, fireplaces, day beds, plush comfy chairs and walkout porches.  Just think, what could be more romantic than snuggling up in an ultra plush, triple-sheeted bed while enjoying the crackle of a nearby fireplace?  Or opening a bottle of your favorite wine in your own private Jacuzzi?  Be sure to check out The Grand Suite and All About the View Suite in our newest Sunset Valley Lodge. Honeymooners never forget the privacy, peace and romance they find at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.

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Dine Like Royalty

Your honeymoon getaway would not be complete without five-star, gourmet meals.  That is exactly what Harpole’s offers!  Made-from-scratch, tantalizing, delicious meals served in our Great Room next to a romantic fireplace.  Our dinners and brunches are truly second to none. Guests enjoy such amazing dinners as country ham, roasts, pork chops and Cornish game hens, served along with gourmet sides and the most delicious desserts you can imagine!  Brunch is just as special with homemade favorites that you will be talking about for weeks! 

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Outdoor Romance

No matter if you are avid outdoor enthusiasts or just interested in quietly enjoying the serenity of the outdoors, we have just the activities for you. 

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Honeymooners can enjoy a romantic horseback  or carriage ride for two.  This includes a two-hour guided ride through breathtaking scenery, and a picnic.  Harpole’s Heartland Lodge offers hundreds of miles of trails sure to captivate and excite riders.  The lodge also offers ATV trails suitable for all levels of riders – from novice to experienced.  Try an ATV date and have the time of your life with a bit of romantic adventure!

You may also consider a round of sporting clays.  This unique experience will be one that you will never forget – 15 stations, located on 15 acres surrounding the lodge in different natural settings!  Even if you have no experience with firearms, sporting clays is sure to be a thrilling experience.

Our grounds offer plenty of other opportunities to unwind outdoors.  In the spring, try your hands at morel mushroom hunting.  In the summer, go butterfly spotting or blackberry picking.  In the fall, Harpole’s is home to just about the most beautiful changing leaves you can find in Illinois.  In the winter, why not act like a kid again and go sledding?

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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!

Honeymoon Vacation Discounts

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge offers discounts and promotions to make your honeymoon both affordable and unforgettable.  We would love to discuss your ideas for your honeymoon and how we can make it more magical than your wildest dreams.  Give us a call at 217-734-2526