Amazing Girls’ Getaway Weekend & Vacation

Girls’ Getaway Weekend
April 26th-28th 2024 (Limited Spots Available!!)

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*Any Weekend can be a Girls’ Weekend!** We offer fun activities throughout the year! Enjoy an anniversary getaway, honeymoons, family reunions, business outings and much more! Give us a call for more information at 217-734-2526 or E-Mail**

Enjoy your next girl's getaway at the lodge! Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is once again offering our Amazing Girls’ Getaway Weekends! Back by popular demand, our getaway weekends are truly fantastic. You and your friends will enjoy gourmet meals, first-class accommodations, and a host of unforgettable activities. After a long week of staff meetings, laundry, ringing phones, and e-mail updates, don’t you think you deserve a vacation? Imagine it – no cooking, no cleaning, and no worries. Just good friends relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. You can participate in as many or as few of our activities as you would like. The atmosphere is very laid back so you can enjoy time with friends or family.

“The girls weekend was absolutely wonderful! There was the perfect amount of structure but so much flexibility to really make the weekend what you wanted it to be! The food was absolutely to die for!! We will be back for sure!!” –Janelle Erwin

  • Wine Tasting
  • Amazing Made from Scratch Meals!
  • Scenic Hayride & Bonfire with Marshmallows and S’mores!
  • Hiking – Shed & Morel Mushroom Hunting, Wild Berry Picking
  • Wine & Design Classes
  • Pistol & Archery Shooting
  • ATV & Horseback Riding
  • Massages
  • Sporting Clays
  • Local Shopping & Attractions
  • Group Photo Taken by a Professional Photographer
  • Relax & Catch up with Friends!

(A third night to each of these weekends can be added.) Check out our fantastic itineraries below and reserve your spot today! Please call 217-734-2526 to make reservations. Reservations CANNOT be made online (dates are blocked out online.)

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April Getaway – April 26th-28th 2024

Friday PM – Arrival Day
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Check in. Get settled in and explore the lodge. Like billiards? Poker? Chess? How about just relaxing by a fire, sitting outside with a good book or going for a walk through our expansive grounds? Use this time to relax and enjoy some down time.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. AMAZING made-from-scratch gourmet dinner. 
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Scenic hayride and sunset overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. This ride is truly unforgettable. You’ll see area wildlife, stunning views, and even learn a little about the area from our knowledgeable driver. There is no better way to enjoy a Central Illinois sunset. 
8:30 p.m. – ? Bonfire with marshmallows and s’mores! Last year’s group loved sitting around the fire, telling stories, and sharing laughs.   
10:00 p.m. Movie Night – Choose from one of our movies or bring your own!


8:30- 9:45  a.m. The Best Brunch in Illinois! There is nothing quite like waking up to the smells wafting from the lodge’s kitchen. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, fresh baked bread and much, much more will be served! 


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hiking, Pistol Shooting, Wine & Design Class, Massages & Other Activities.

Hiking – Enjoy the great outdoors on a nature hike. Wild berry picking is popular during the July getaway.

Pistol Shooting – We’ll be offering pistol instruction and target practice (shells not included – $9/box.) Whether you are an experienced markswoman, or just interested in learning a little about firearm safety, we’ll be there to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. You may bring your own pistol or try one of ours. (We only carry .22 shells in our pro shop for pistols.)


Wine & Design Class– Enjoy time with your friends painting along with enjoying some wine. You will take home a painting for you to remember your special weekend. You will need to sign up in advance when making reservations. Limited to 10 girls each class. ($35/ per person) *please bring cash or check for this activity.

Massages – Relax and let one of our massage therapists give you a relaxing massage to help you unwind. You will need to sign up in advance when making reservations. ($80/45 minutes per person.)

Explore our miles of scenic trails while horseback riding  or riding an ATV (Rental UTVs Available). You can also try your hand at sporting clays. Gun rental and shells are available. You can also shop and see the sights at our many area local attractions. All activities are weather permitting and not included in the price below.

2:00 p.m. Have your group photo taken! Whether you came with a group or made some new friends, stop by the Great Room to have your group photo taken. We’ll e-mail you your photo after the getaway! (Time subject to change. Please review your itinerary upon check-in.)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wine or craft beer tasting
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. AMAZING made-from-scratch gourmet dinner.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Scenic hayride and sunset overlooking the Mississippi River Valley and Missouri River bluffs. People love our hayride so much, we are offering it twice this weekend. Kick back after dinner and enjoy the ride or stay back at the lodge and enjoy an evening of games with good friends.


8:30 p.m. – ? Bonfire with marshmallows and s’mores! Another popular favorite. Who doesn’t want a second dessert?
10:00 p.m. Movie Night – Choose from one of our movies or bring your own!


Sunday–Departure Day  
8:30- 9:45  a.m. The Best Brunch in Illinois! 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Archery & Hiking

Enjoy a beautiful day in the great outdoors. We’ll be offering archery shooting with instruction. Take a scenic hike to help you get back to nature.


Explore our miles of scenic trails while horseback riding ($39 per hour) or riding an ATV (Rental UTVs Available) You can also try your hand at sporting clays ($40 per round or $30 per half round.) Gun rental and shells are available. You can also shop and see the sights at our many area local attractions. All activities are weather permitting.

11:00 a.m. Check out – Check out of your room but feel free to continue participating in any of the above mentioned activities. 

*All activities are subject to change.*

We are happy to schedule horseback riding, ATV rides, or other outdoor activities anytime during the weekend – not just those times listed on the itinerary. Itinerary and schedule are subject to change.

Lodging Options for Girl’s Getaway Weekend


Original Lodge 

  • Prices start at just $285 per person for a Regular Room (two twin beds or bunk beds) based on double occupancy.
  • Single Rooms (two twin beds or bunk beds) are $390 each.
  • Whitetail Suite (king bed)$379 per person or $578 for one person
  • Angler Room (queen bed and twin bunk beds) $345 per person for groups of 3-4


Prairie Ridge Lodge


Sunset Valley Lodge

  • The special All About the View Suite (king bed and queen bunk beds) is available for groups of 3-4 for $460 each.
  • The Grand Suite (king bed) for groups of 2 is $460 each.
  • Pintail (king bed) $339 per person for 2 or more. $498 for a one person.
  • Bearcreek (queen bed) $339 per person for 2 or more. $498 for a one person.
  • Bluebird (queen bed) $339 per person for 2 or more. $498 for a one person.
  • Wilderness (king bed) $355 per person. $530 for one person.


Price includes both nights, meals, wine and activities! Add a third night, including meals for 60% off these rates!

Reservations cannot be made online. Please call 217-734-2526 for reservations.

View pictures from previous year’s Girls’ Getaway Weekends Here >>

*Prices above do not include tax.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the demand for these getaways there are no refunds if canceling.

Give us a call at 217-734-2526 to discuss this package and make your reservation. Space is limited so call today!

Over a decade ago, 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 looking to sit back and enjoy some pampering, or get back to nature by exploring our beautiful property, the weekend offers something for everyone. You deserve a getaway and we at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge have just the thing in mind!

“The Girls Getaway weekend was the best decision my friends & I have made! It was an amazing weekend of relaxation and fun activities. The food was FABULOUS and the staff was great! We had such a great time that we booked for next year right away! Can’t wait to go back, and I am hoping to bring my husband someday too!”

-Tori Loken

Last Updated: May 17th, 2023

138 thoughts on “Amazing Girls’ Getaway Weekend & Vacation

    1. Great! We are looking to have our first winter’s getaway next year. Be sure to sign up for our emails to get notified.

    1. Alice, it depends on the type of room you would like to stay in. All the room prices are listed above. Thanks, Gary

  1. Last year when I booked our girls weekend I was told there would be massages available. Is that to be for July?

    1. This year we should have massages all three weekends but you will need to sign up for those in advance. Thanks, Gary

  2. Looks beautiful! Are the prices listed – per room and not per person? I have 3 sisters, was wondering if the four of us could consider the suite with the whirlpool. Since we are sisters we wouldn’t care about sleeping together. Haha-we grew up that way! ?

  3. Would also be interesting in a winter girls week-end. Lodge looks so beautiful. May contact you for one of your other dates. Will know soon.

    Thank you,
    Sandra Prunty

    1. Great Sandra! We are planning to have a winter girls’ weekend next year for sure. Be sure to sign up for our emails so you will know the dates. Thanks!

  4. Do you still have availability in April? And I see you have some in May still too. How many do you accommodate?

    1. Yes Heather, We still have availability in April and May but they are starting to fill up. We have 27 rooms available for each weekend.

  5. Would you be able to host a coporate outing on another weekend? It would be all ladies from our direct sales company. What is your capacity?

    1. Hi Barb! Thank you for your interest in hosting a corporate outing with us. We absolutely could do that. We host many corporate conferences through-out the year. We have 27 rooms in three lodges. If you need additional rooms we have 5 more in our Heavenly View Cabin. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks! Gary

    1. Amber that is for the entire weekend. That price is per person for double occupancy in one of our suites at the Sunset Valley Lodge. We have other lower pricing options as well, but those suites are very nice!

    1. We will have one next year JoDee! Make sure you sign up for our emails to be notified when we announce the date.

  6. How many people can you accomdate? Do you rent cabins and atvs and horse back riding without meals wine testing? If you,do rent other times could you send me prices etc. I belong to a women’s group and approximately13-20 of us get together at least 2 times per year. We just spent a long weekend last weekend together and are looking for a summer place. We usually shoot for right before or after the 4th of July.

    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for the message. We have 31 rooms total in three lodges and one cabin. Yes, you can stay without meals. We have different pricing for different room types and times of the year. Our prices start at $99/room for that time of year over a weekend. If you include a Sun – Thurs stay the rate goes down for those nights. You can call us at 217-734-2526 or email at if you have more questions. We would enjoy hosting your group! Gary

  7. Some of the comments have me a bit confused….is your pricing per night or total for the weekend? Thanks!

    1. Sorry about that Debbie. The pricing is for the weekend for each person. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

    1. Hi Abbie! There is no age requirement besides the wine tasting (21). There are some age requirements on the ATV riding (16) and horseback riding (10) if you choose to participate in those activities. Thanks! Gary

  8. Hello, I have a Meet Up group of 65 ladies in Indianapolis,IN called Fabulous and Fearless Women 55UP. We would be very interested in doing a Girls Get Away in the Fall. Are you going to have some weekends open in the Fall? Thank you, Cooky O’Neill

    1. Hi Cook! Thank you for your message and interest in bringing your group to the lodge. Currently we do not have a Girls’ Getaway scheduled for the fall. However we can create one for your group if you had enough laddies interested in attending. Thanks! Gary

  9. This looks great! Do you offer the custom pillow cases as part of the package? Also do you offer massages or scrap booking?

    1. Hi Kate! Thanks, it is a fun weekend! We do not offer custom pillow cases. The girls in the picture have attended several years in a row and came up with their own unique things each year. We do offer massages and thye must be reserved in advance. During the Girls’ Getaway weekends we don’t offer scrap booking but we do have scrap booking groups that stay at the lodge.

    1. Hi Katerina! We have never had any little girls attend a Girls’ Getaway before. This year we do have a teenage daughter and Mother attending. We do not have any age restrictions besides you must be 21 to participate in the wine tasting. The girls do tend to let loose and have a good time though. If you have any concerns you are welcome to bring your daughter any weekend for a special getaway. Mother and daughters do this all the time.

  10. How much are the massages that you offer? Do you need to book when reservations are made? Do you need to book horseback riding when the reservations are made?

    1. Hi Denise! The massages are $65 for 45 minutes and you will pay the massage therapist directly when you are here. Advance reservations are required for the massages. I recommend booking the horseback riding or any other extra activities in advance as well. Thanks!

  11. Hello! Some friends and I are looking at your girls weekend, possibly the April or May weekend. We know of 4 ladies for sure, but it could be up to 8. I see that the pricing is based on per person for the weekend for double occupancy? Are there cabins to rent with several bedrooms, or do we stay in a large lodge with several bedrooms and other guests? Just trying to visualize what we are looking at…. Thank you!!!

    1. Hi Jill, thanks for the comment. There are three main lodges for the girls getaway weekends. There are 7 – 13 rooms in each lodge. With 8 girls you would have 2-4 rooms depending on how many you put in a room. The prices are for double occupancy. Girls have put more than two in a room.

  12. so we missed out on the May option and there is only 1 room left in April.. do you know if you will have fall dates? and how are those annouced so we don’t miss out?

    thank you!

    1. Hi Susan. We always announce the weekends by email first, so if you have not signed up for our Girls Getaway email I would do so. I am sorry you missed out on April and May. We just announced it on Friday and they were sold out by Monday. We still have some spots open for July though if those dates would work. I am not sure if we will have a fall date this year or not. September weekends normally sell well in advance and in order to do the Girls Getaway Weekends we have to have the entire place available. Even though its early in the year, we probably have some rooms booked each weekend in September already but well will look into it. October we have to leave at least one lodge open for our hunters but we are looking for a way around this in the future. We are also going to add a winter getaway in 2017.

    1. Yes Angie. I see you signed up for our Girls’ Getaway email so I will email you as soon as the dates are decided. Thanks!

    1. Yes, we still have few rooms open for July, but they are starting to fill up. I would call as soon as possible.

  13. Do you think you might consider adding Bedroom Kandi as an evening event? There would be no charge, I bring my own set up and games!

    1. Hi Marissa! I am not sure how all the girls would feel about it since everyone does not know each other and my have different views about it. But I think if girls wanted to they could do so in the privacy of their own rooms.

  14. Can you book for any weekend during the year? Or are these the only weekends you have open?? There would be 5 of us possibly.

    1. Hi Amanda! You can book any weekend during the year! We have girls who just want to getaway that stay with us all the time. Thanks! Gary

  15. Hi, this might just be unclear to me. But is the price per person? Or is it divided by the group? And is there room left in July?

    1. Hi Tiffany, the price is per person for the entire weekend. July sold out yesterday. Sorry about that. If you have not done so already be sure to sign up for our Girls Getaway emails. If we end up adding another date we will send out an email first. Thanks! Gary

  16. saw this on facebook and very interested to do with my 3 daughters and 4 friends. looking out next july. hay season lol anyway get a brochure for us to look thru?

  17. Hi I was wondering if you were considering adding another weekend for the girls getaway? I know you guys are super busy I have a group was going to sign up but next we knew you were sold out! Thank u

    1. Hi Michelle! We are not sure if we are going to this year. We will be adding a winter one next year and possibly more dates during other times next year. The issue we have for this year is that we need a weekend that we have no other guests already booked and that is difficult to find. Make sure you sign up for our emails and you will be the first to know if we add another weekend. Thanks! Gary

  18. My friends and I were looking to do the one in May, however, it looks to be sold out. Are you considering adding more dates? Maybe one in the Fall? These seem to book quickly!

  19. Hi! My 3 girlfriends and I are very interested in booking a Girls Weekend the Fall of 2016. Will you be offering similar packages for the Fall, and if so, when will the dates be made available? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Kelly! We had an opening for May just come available if that would work for your group. Right now it does not look like we will be doing a girls’ getaway in the fall this year. We need a weekend that we don’t have any other people booked and every weekend this fall has an existing reservation already. We are adding a winter date in 2017.

    1. Hi Tammy! Sorry for the delay. We are currently sold out for July. We do have an opening for May if that would work?!

  20. Our ladies group is interested in doing your Amazing Girl’s Getaway package…please let me know when you have any openings. Do you ever offer that rate on any other dates or weekends??

    1. Currently we are sold out for our specific Girls’ Getaway Weekend Packages but we can customize any weekends for your ladies group.

  21. I would like to know details on the Jan girls getaway weekend, and/or if you decide to do one in the fall.
    Wondering what activities you would offer in January.

    1. Hi Jean,

      Sorry for the delay. I had responded but it doesn’t look like it posted. We are still working out the details for the January Getaway. But its going to be a great winter break and a ton of fun! Our fall weekends are already pretty booked up so we won’t be having one this fall. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


  22. Hello. I am very interested in the January getaway. Is there a list or first come basis! I have signed up for emails but want to make sure I don’t miss anything. Any suggestions on how to be most up to date on the information for this trip? Thank you

    1. Hi Laura! I am glad you want to join us in January! It is on a first come basis. We will send an email out about it later this summer but if you would like to beat the rush I would reserve your spot now. I will have Katelyn email you to help with any questions you may have about the weekend. I look forward to having you join us in January! Gary

    1. Hi Tamara! I will add you to the Girls Getaway list. We will be emailing out the details later this summer. You can sign up now to beat the rush if you like!

    1. The All About The View Suite has a king bed and a queen/twin bunk. You could also easily put everyone in two rooms next to each other. Our Heavenly View Cabin is an option but its not available during the Girls’ Getaway Weekends.

  23. A group of ladies meet monthly and have traveled together. We are all from the same Class of 70, Hannibal High School. We call ourselves the SOS or Sisterhood of Squirrels because we are a crazy, nutty, fun loving group. I am investigating a possible weekend getaway for us…probably 10 ladies.
    Some of us are not as mobile as other but none of us need wheelchairs yet!!!!! Please add me to you newsletter/email.
    Thank you, Elaine Benson

    1. Thank you for the message Elaine! Sounds like a great group of ladies! We will add you to our newsletter! Thank you! Gary

  24. Are your girls weekends still available for April or May 2017. I have a group of 5-7 ladies that would love more info.

  25. Do you have these same activities during the week as well? My “work family” girls and I would be interested in doing this but we work all weekend?

  26. On the Suites that are 3 to 4 people in a sweet is that price of 312 per person or for this week per night or for the weekend

    1. No, our brunch is so big most girls are not hungry until dinner. But you are welcome to bring snacks. There are also local restaurants if you wanted a lunch.

  27. Trying to get a group of girls together to pick a date. Looks like maybe May or June. Worried about getting booked before dates fill up. Do we have to pay in full up front to book?

  28. Hi, I’ve never been to Harpole’s and it looks like it would be the perfect place to celebrate my upcoming 50th b.d. I’d like to bring a small group of girls for the weekend. It doesn’t appear that there are any fall dates for the “Ladies Getaway” weekend, do you have similar package deals where 4-5 women could stay in a large suite with meals included and a few activities? Or we can pay for activities separately based on pricing and what’s available. I know we’d be interested in some outdoor activities like horse back riding, hayride, ATV rides, cruising on the water, if that’s available. We’re not as much into crafts, we like to do things we can’t do at home and the views look amazing!

    Thanks in advance.
    Nancy Hebenstreit, St. Louis, MO

  29. I want to know if you have availability for the January and April Girl’s Weekend 2019 yet?
    Please let me know by email and I will forward on to my friends. We have tried to make this work for a few years now but either cannot book or we were busy.
    Thank you Lori

  30. Hi,

    I just wanted to confirm that the per person rates for the girls getaways are:
    – for the entire weekend as opposed to per night
    – that it includes all meals and activities listed above (unless other fees are specifically noted)


  31. For 2019 what openings do you have? 4adult women and 2 girls ages 15 and 11 what will it cost for them if they come.

  32. Do you have any fall/winter 2029 girls weekends planned or the girls weekend dates for 202 (I am a planner)!?

    1. Hi Stephanie! We do not have the exact dates yet but we will keep you posted! We sent you and email.. Thank you!!

  33. I can’t make any of the dates you’ve listed this year, but I am definitely interested. Your “Girls Getaway Vacations” sound great. I would probably be a party of 4 friends. Is there anyway you could put me on a list that receives emails of your events? Would appreciate it. Thanks! Joan

  34. Here’s what I’m looking for:

    A place where my two sisters, our cousin and myself can stay together for 3-5 nights, play cards, get massages, get mani/pedis, enjoy great food, watch movies, and enjoy each other’s company. My older sister and our cousin will be celebrating their 80th birthdays, the other sister will turn 75! No milestone for me in 2020, but I feel like every birthday at our age is a milestone!!😂

    Not sure when yet, but probably late summer/early fall. Do the rates vary with the seasons?

    How far are you from St. Louis?

    What do you recommend for our group?

    Pattie Raposo

  35. Looking at the April girls get away for five ladies. Can you give me an idea on price? Base price- without adding in the massages, etc?

  36. I might be interested in purchasing insurance for the weekend I booked yesterday, but I can’t seem to find it on your website.

  37. Hi, I’m interested in the girls getaway weekend in May and wanted to know if you could email me approximately how much it would cost for 10-12 girls to attend

  38. I am interested in the girls weekend getaway in May for 6-8 women. I would like to know details regarding cost and down payment and an idea of how many rooms we will need please.

    1. Hi Terri! We do have special pricing for weekdays. The price online reflects the weekday discount. Although we do not have a dedicated “girls getaway” in November or December, you can create your own while you are here! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 217-734-2526. Thank you!

  39. Hi Gary (and Wanda) 🙂
    Hope you guys are doing great! I am late to the game this year but curious if you are going to do any additional dates this year for Girls Getaway weekend, since we missed out on the April-May one.
    Hope you are doing well.

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