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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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  • 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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Weddings

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, accommodations for your party and reception 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 is decorated according to its own theme. The ultra comfy beds have become an attraction themselves!

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Weddings

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.

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Romantic Honeymoons

The resorts 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Receptions

Outdoor ReceptionNo need to take your celebration elsewhere; we offer a 1500 sq. foot 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 your reception.

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Accommodations

You have the option to buy-out one or all three lodges. 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 rooms, 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 set 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 rooms, spacious great and recreational rooms, 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.  

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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. 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.

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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 10% processing fee; there are NO REFUNDS if cancelled within 60 days.

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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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