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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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Illinois Vacation Packages

If you are getting ready to plan an Illinois, Missouri or Midwest vacation, there is no need to look any further than Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. Heartland is located in West Central Illinois – the heart of the Midwest – and has vacation packages available for everyone. Our Illinois resort is a unique and fun vacation spot whether you are planning a family vacation for the entire family or a romantic vacation for just two. You can relax and enjoy all the activities our Illinois vacation resort has to offer, or you can venture out to the many area attractions available just a short drive from the resort.

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With three lodges now available at Heartland, we are confident that you will find the perfect room, suite or entire lodge for your vacationing pleasure. All of our rooms and suites are decorated according to their own theme and feature triple-sheeted beds! For further information on our lodges and the rooms available, please see our Rooms section below.

Resort Activities

Deck of LodgeVacations are a great time for relaxing and enjoying the location you have chosen for your getaway. If the purpose of your vacation is to unwind and get away from the stresses of life, the relaxing atmosphere of Heartland Lodge will be just what you are looking for. You can relax on one of our wrap-around decks that overlooks the surrounding woods and watch the wildlife that is abundant in the area. If you are wanting to catch up on some reading, curl up with a good book in one of our comfy chairs and get lost in the joy of reading. The triple-sheeted beds (located in all of our rooms) make the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. You can enjoy the morning sunrise with a cup of coffee or the quiet of the evening with a glass of your favorite beverage. At the end of the day, soak your cares away in a Jacuzzi tub (located in our suites). Heartland Lodge is THE perfect spot for a vacation focused on relaxation.

Horseback riding, ATV, Sporting ClaysIf you prefer the outdoors on your vacation and are looking for some activities on-site, Heartland offers many options. Put on your hiking boots and hike the many trails available throughout the resort. Take the opportunity to do a little mushroom hunting or blackberry picking. Take a scenic horseback ride through the rolling hills that surround the resort or rev up one of our ATV’s and take an adventurous ride on our miles of trails. You can enjoy our sporting clays course that offers a little bit of everything for the beginner to advance shooters.

In season, every day is finished with our scenic hour-long hayride that overlooks the Mississippi River valley and the Missouri bluffs. After enjoying the hayride, you can relax around the bonfire and enjoy s'mores, reminding you of the days when you where a child. Take this time to reflect upon the days' activities and plan for tomorrow! Also availalbe (in season) are horse-drawn carriage rides for up to six people. The horse and carriage will pick you up in front of the lodge and take you on a scenic ride through the countryside.

Day Trip Ideas

If you want to take a road trip through the Illinois or Missouri countryside, there are many sites and attractions to see within an hour or so of the lodge. The area surrounding Heartland Lodge is rich with history and historical sites. Take the opportunity of your vacation to brush up on history lessons long forgotten or to share our rich history with an eager child. You can head out to several Illinois locations for a day filled with Abraham Lincoln history. Or cross the Mississippi River to Missouri and have some fun in Hannibal, the river town home of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, by exploring Mark Twain Cave or taking a sight- seeing tour on a Mississippi River boat. You may want to head south towards St. Louis, MO and see where it all began for the Lewis & Clark Expedition by visiting Alton and Hartford, IL as well as St. Charles, MO. Several museums and self-guided walking tours are also available within the local communities surrounding the lodge so you will definitely want to check them out.

If you are a sports enthusiast, think about a round of golf at one of the local golf courses or taking in a sporting event. The area offers everything from high school sports to minor league teams to professional level sporting events. What would a vacation be without shopping? Whether you enjoy shopping malls or quaint antique shops, any direction you head from the lodge will provide you with enough shopping to satisfy the most avid shopper.

Even the small towns and communities surrounding the lodge have some great activities – local car shows, county fairs and festivals, community theaters, concerts and more! Seasonal activities also include fishing, boat shows, and amazing fireworks displays! You can enjoy a drive-in theater, local wineries, and a water park for kids of all ages. All of these, and more, can be enjoyed while on vacation at Heartland Lodge! 

Be sure to read the articles in our resort blog for neat and exciting things to do at the lodge and in the surrounding area.

If you want to take a road trip, there are many sites to see within an hour or so of the lodge. The following all make a great day trip from the lodge:


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 for viewing 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 bath with 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 of the river valley!

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.

Recreation 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.


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 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.

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 cancelation or a change in your travel arrangements.

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