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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
  • Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
    Ultimate Romantic Getaway Promotion
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    Create that spark in your relationship with our Ultimate Romantic Getaway. This package includes two nights in the suite of your choice, an hour romantic carriage ride with basket including souvenir wine glasses, fruit and cheese. All of your meals are in
  • 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
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  • Spring has Sprung!!
    Spring has Sprung!!
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    At 5:45 p.m. CDT on March 20, 2015, spring (or the vernal equinox) officially arrived! And even though the grass isn’t as green as I would like, and the temperatures aren’t as warm yet, there’s just something about knowing that we are now officiall
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
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    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
  • Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
    Never Too Early to Plan Your Vacation!!
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    When it comes to planning trips and vacations for Dan and I, I am usually pretty good about scheduling our travel and activities in order to enjoy all that we want to do…no matter where we go. And yes, sometimes our plans have to change based on where we
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  • Much Needed Break One of the best last minute decisions we've made in a long time.  We stayed at the lodge in the super comfortable Wood Duck Room.  Since we only stayed one day/night, we didn't get to experience all of the great activities offered, but are definitely another reason to return, as if the views, food and hospitality weren't already enough.  Our best moment: Finding a sunny spot, shutting the ATV down and just lying there on our blanket in perfect silence.  Very much needed break from our incredibly hectic lives.
    - Roger and Amy Henson
  • Wood Duck Room was breathtaking.  The whoel lodge was an oasis of peace.  Thank you for building such a magnificent dwelling place!  I live a stressful life and I appreciated staying in a quiet get-away that was spotless, friendly and quiet!!
    - Lylia Altom, Collinsville, IL
  • By far this was the best place I have ever stayed due to many reasons but the top two for me were: (1) The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful and (2) The FOOD was SUPERB!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful place.
    - Joanne Schuster, Florissant, MO
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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. 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 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 rooms, 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.  


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 10% 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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