News & Promotions

  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    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!!
    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
  • Gift Certifcates. A Great Gift Idea!
    Gift Certificates - A Great Gift Idea!
    Posted by admin
    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
  • View All

Resort Blog

  • July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    July 4th Celebrations - 2015 Style!!
    Posted by admin
    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!!
    Posted by admin
    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!!
    Posted by admin
    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
  • View All


  • 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
View More Testimonials

Lodges & Cabins In Illinois

Reserving a lodge or cabin exclusively for your group, business, family or wedding can be a wonderful experience. Located in Western Illinois and situated along the scenic Mississippi River bluffs, our Midwest resort is home to four lodges and cabins, each of which can be rented privately. Our luxury lodges and cabins offer the most amazing views, include deluxe suites, conference facilities and provide all the comforts and coziness found in our Original Lodge. If you are looking for a lodge or cabin to escape from the fast pace of Chicago, the busy streets of St. Louis, or anywhere in-between, these are a perfect choice for your vacation getaway or business retreat. These luxury lodges and cabins are the finest in Illinois, Missouri and the entire Midwest!

If you would like to reserve exclusive use of one or several of our luxury lodges or cabins, please review the four choices below and reserve them either online or by calling us.

If you do not require an entire lodge or cabin rental, you are welcome to choose a room or suite in any one of our four lodges and reserve it privately. (Heavenly View Cabin rooms cannot be reserved individually.) The resort side of our web site contains more detail on reserving individual rooms along with meals and activities .

Heavenly View Cabin - New in 2015! Receive 15% Off!!

Cabin In IllinoisHeavenly View is a luxury cabin with views that will take your breath away! Nestled near the top of the Mississippi River bluff, this cabin provides amazing views of the Mississippi River valley and the surrounding property. The cabin sits on 50 private acres which you can enjoy from the covered patios and screened-in porch that adjoin three sides of the cabin. Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and step outside to listen to the wild turkeys gobble around you or watch the whitetail deer feed in the meadow at the bottom of the valley. Savor the sunset and its beautiful colors across the Missouri hills. More information on Heavenly View Cabin >>

Sunset Valley Lodge

Sunset Valley CabinSunset Valley. The name of this lodge says it all. The view from the expansive rear deck as the sun sets over the horizon of the Mississippi River bluffs will take your breath away. This 10,180 square foot luxury lodge features seven suites and rooms.  Located less than one mile from our other two lodges, Sunset Valley sits on its own 52 private acres and provides outdoor entertaining environment you would expect with a cabin rental. More information on Sunset Valley Lodge >>


The Original Lodge

The Original Cabin

The Original Lodge is full of tradition and memories! This cozy lodge was the first lodge built at Heartland Lodge and has become one of the favorites among guests who visit each year. At 9,500 square feet, it features eleven regular rooms, the Angler Room and the Whitetail Suite for thirteen total rooms. An incredible Great Room (where many of our spectacular photos are taken), Recreation Room, and front and back decks provide the perfect Illinois cabin rental for your group, family or wedding.
More information on The Original Lodge >>


Prairie Ridge Lodge - Luxury Suites

Luxury Cabin in IllinoisPrairie Ridge Lodge, named after the prairie grasses that surround the resort, is also known as our luxury Lodge. This Lodge has over 10,000 square feet and features seven luxury suites, making it one of the most romantic lodges in Illinois. All luxury suites, each decorated to its own theme, feature an ultra-comfy, king-size triple-sheeted canopy bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, fireplace, day bed, comfy sitting area, mini-refrigerator and direct access to the expansive wrap-around decks. A Recreation Room, Banquet Hall/Conference Room and a Dining Hall make this luxury cabin perfect for your wedding, group or business retreat.  More information on Prairie Ridge Lodge >>


Top Lodge/Cabin Rental Ideas

Renting with Friends

Renting a lodge or cabin with a group of your friends is a great way to spend time together. Not sure who to include in your group of friends? Think about planning a getaway with all those couples in your life that always hang out. An exclusive lodge or cabin rental is perfect for that girls’ getaway that you and your girlfriends keep talking about. Or think about a private lodge or cabin rental for some male bonding time. Playing cards, pool, and hanging out on the deck are all popular activities when renting a private lodge or cabin with your friends. Consider an exclusive lodge or cabin rental for gathering all those friends that have moved or relocated throughout the years. Share your favorite lodge or cabin page on Facebook, tag your friends and you will fill the lodge or cabin of your choice. Our lodges and cabins provide the perfect setting for relaxing and catching up with friends. You will share great memories and create many more that will last a lifetime. 

Family Reunions

Family reunions are one of the most popular reasons to rent an entire lodge or cabin. Spending quality time with family is priceless and there is no better setting than having a lodge or cabin privately rented for your entire family. Renting your own private lodge or cabin also takes the guess work out of whose house the family reunion should be held at. The expansive decks attached to our lodges and cabins provide a perfect setting for your family reunion photograph. Our lodges, cabins and resort are centrally located in West Central Illinois and are easy to travel to for family members who may live anywhere in the country.

Weddings & More

Hosting your wedding in one of our lodges or cabins will make your special day truly unique. You may even want to utilize all four of our lodges and cabins at our resort for your wedding - providing many options for the location of your wedding ceremony. A destination wedding at Heartland Lodge will certainly be one that you and your guests will always remember. Our lodges and cabins are also great places to hold bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. We are confident that you will even return to celebrate each wedding anniversary.

Business Retreats

Many of the companies that rent one of our lodges, cabins, or entire resort, for their business meetings and retreats tell us that the setting is perfect and encourages profound results. Holding your business retreat in an exclusive location can result in team building, creativity, and break-through’s.


Making one of our lodges or cabins “home base” for your family vacation is the best of all worlds. Create memories that will last a lifetime by renting a lodge or cabin exclusively for your family. Resort activities, such as ATV riding, horseback riding or shooting sporting clays will be popular with the entire family. You can also venture off the resort and see the many attractions that are an easy drive away – making them perfect for a day trip. 

ATV Groups

Over the years, ATV riding groups have grown in popularity at our resort. Many ATV groups book an entire lodge or cabin privately for their group to enjoy and will rebook before leaving each year to ensure they have the same dates the following year. Many of these groups have been coming every year for 10+ years!

Church Retreats

Many churches have found our lodges and cabins as the perfect setting for many different types of retreats and functions. Retreats for men, women and married couples are just a few of the popular reasons churches use our lodges and cabins for retreats. Our lodges and cabins would also provide a great location for your next youth or pastoral retreat. The tranquility and serenity of our resort will be just a couple of the reasons you will book your next spiritual retreat with us.

Scrapbooking Retreats

Scrapbookers have found our lodges and cabins a perfect place to host their scrapbooking retreats. Our spacious 1,500 square foot banquet room makes it a perfect location for everyone to spread out for hours of scrapbooking fun.


Reserving an entire lodge or cabin with friends or family is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. An exclusive lodge or cabin rental is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Three-day weekends, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day are great for that little getaway with family and friends. The Fourth of July is also a great time to book an entire lodge or cabin and enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays that you’ll be able to view from the Mississippi River bluffs. Each lodge and cabin offers plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy and not having to drive anywhere makes it ideal for everyone.

Other Lodge/Cabin Rental Ideas

There are many other reasons to rent a lodge or cabin exclusively for your group.  Girl’s getaways, bird-watching groups, sporting clay shooters, sales groups, executive retreats, and hunting excursions are just a few of the reasons to get a group together. And our lodges and cabins are the perfect private setting for your group.