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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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Wedding BrideHeartland Lodge is the perfect romantic destination to host your wedding. What better place for two new families gathering together to celebrate your wedding than at our picturesque resort? You will not find a more beautiful and unique setting to host your special day. Whether it is a small intimate indoor wedding or an extravagant large outdoor wedding, we offer packages to suit a variety of options. Let us know your specific desires and we'll work closely with you to customize your event. Heartland is a perfect location to host everything for your wedding. The bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, and accommodations for your party can all be hosted here!

For the honeymoon, enjoy one of our romantic luxury suites! These suites have king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy chairs, walkout porch, and each suite is decorated according to its own theme. The ultra comfy beds have become an attraction themselves!

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Work with our knowledgeable wedding coordinator to plan the perfect wedding. By using the lodge and the resort's surrounding environment as a natural backdrop, you will have the most remarkable photographs with little effort on your part. For those couples seeking an outdoor wedding location, we offer over 1000 acres of scenic ridges, bluffs and valleys, making your options limited only by your imagination. Another option would be an indoor ceremony in one of our rustically decorated lodges.


Romantic Honeymoons

The resort's romantic setting is the perfect destination for your romantic honeymoon. Enjoy all the romantic activities the lodge has to offer. After a fun day together, relax in one of our luxury suites. These rooms were designed with the honeymoon couple in mind. These suites have king-size, triple-sheeted canopy beds, private Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy chairs, walkout porch, and each suite is decorated according to its own theme. The ultra comfy beds have become an attraction themselves!

Outside on the deck you can relax with your new love and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds the lodge. Enjoy your favorite beverage as you sit in one of our comfortable Adirondack chairs. Be sure to check out our Honeymoon Packages and our Honeymoon Page.


Bridal Showers

Bridesmides Illinois Wedding OutdoorLet the magic of your Heartland Lodge wedding begin months in advance! Your bridal shower will be a perfect introduction to the amenities and hospitality your attendants and guests will experience at our lodge on your special day.




Rehearsal Dinners

The night before - finishing the last minute details, practicing your walk down the aisle, and preparing for that wonderful tomorrow. Celebrate the fulfillment of your plans with an extra-special Rehearsal Dinner without having to set foot outside the magical place where your new life will begin.



Outdoor ReceptionNo need to take your celebration elsewhere; we offer a 1500 sq. ft. reception hall that can easily be transformed into an indoor/outdoor event that provides your guests the option to enjoy the festivities outside as well!  This unique venue will be one that your guests will enjoy and always remember! A tent can be easily added so your guests can enjoy the outdoors under the cover of a tent. The sky is your limit on how creative you can become in decorating for your reception.




You have the option to buy-out one or all three lodges and one cabin. You can book the resort for your EXCLUSIVE use, which means only you and your guests will have the entire place to yourselves. It's unlike being in a large hotel where they have other events, guests, and meetings going on all around you while your special day is being celebrated. Since our wedding bookings are almost always an overnight event, you and your guests don't have to worry about driving home after a long day of celebrating.

Our Original Lodge includes 11 regular bedrooms, family room with queen bed and a set of bunk beds, and a honeymoon suite for the couple; all rooms include a private bath. The Original Lodge also features a spectacular Great Room and Recreation Room that includes a pool table, big screen TV with ample seating, library, and numerous other games. There is also a large deck and covered patio. The Prairie Ridge Lodge features our unique 1500 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor reception hall, 7 luxury suites and grand dining hall. Both lodges sit on 1200 acres of beautiful rolling hills and trails. We offer many recreational activities such as ATV's, horseback riding, mountain biking or sporting clays to entertain your wedding party and guests.

Less than a mile from the main resort is our newest lodge, called Sunset Valley. This lodge is located on its very own 52 acres and is a perfect location for weddings. This lodge has 7 suites and bedrooms, spacious great and recreational rooms, and large outdoor deck with a built-in gazebo (perfect for weddings). Located next to this lodge is our large 60' x 120' Morton building, ideal for wedding receptions.  

Five miles from the main resort is our newest cabin, called Heavenly View. This cabin is located on its very own 50 acres and is a beutiful setting for small weddings. The cabin has 4 suites and bedrooms, large living room, recreational room, library, a very nice country kitchen and is surrounded on three sides by a spacious deck.


Illinois Wedding Packages

Our on-site wedding coordinator will be happy to assist you with the planning and execution of your wedding as well as furnish you with a complete list of recommended wedding services.

Intimate Wedding Package
This wedding package is for couples only and includes a 2-night stay in our luxurious honeymoon suite, complete with a triple-sheeted canopy bed, a private jacuzzi and your own walkout porch. Brunch and dinner are also included with your stay. A romantic horse ride (details below) can also be scheduled. This package includes your choice of a wedding location anywhere on our lodge property.

Romantic Horse Ride for Two
This is a 2-hour ride that must be reserved in advance. You and that special someone head out on a picturesque ride through some of our most breathtaking scenery. You will then break out into a quaint meadow with a surprise waiting just for you. A linen covered tablecloth with flowers and a honeymoon basket of fruit, sandwiches and sparkling grape juice with keepsake wine glasses.

Intimate Reception Package
This wedding reception package is for up to 20 guests. Our Prairie Ridge Lodge is reserved exclusively for your wedding party and guests. Brunch is included for all guests staying in the reserved lodge. Receptions are held in our indoor/outdoor reception hall. This reception package includes a complete catered meal for 20 guests*.

Private Fantasy Package
This wedding package is for up to 40-50 guests. The Original and Prairie Ridge lodges are reserved exclusively for your guests and wedding party. This package includes a complete catered meal* and unrestricted access to our reception hall. Brunch will also be served for all guests.

Larger Wedding Packages
For larger weddings, please contact us to set up your dream wedding.


Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Heartland Lodge requires a 50% deposit at the time of booking with the remaining balance due 60 days before event. If cancelled 60 days before wedding is scheduled, you will be refunded your deposit less a 20% processing fee; there are NO REFUNDS if cancelled within 60 days.


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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