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1237 E. 1600 North Road, Gilman, IL 60938
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The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Gilman
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just spent a few days at the Heartland for the first time in about 10 years. I was able to take advantage of a promotion, and although expensive, I think I spent about the same per night as years ago. It was a quiet week so I chose to upgrade to Rm 16 which overlooks the pond with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place is so unique! My wife and I stayed for two nights and we wished we stayed longer. We wanted a break from the hustle n' bustle of our daily lives and this place did not disappoint. I've read a couple of the negative reviews and was honestly saddened by it. This isn't a 5 star hotel that you'll... More

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Winfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Being a younger couple of age thirty, my husband and I found The Heartland Spa to be a perfect hidden gem for a quick getaway. The staff was young and vibrant, knowing their stuff on food, fitness and pampering. We had to worry about nothing. They also accommodated... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were at the Heartland for the second time at Easter, it has been sold or changed hands. $200 more a night each, and the chef had just "retired." Staff had left suddenly, and there was one women who taught most classes. The food was not as it was a couple years ago, I really wonder if they will make... More

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HomeToTheHeartland, Quality Assurance at The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, responded to this review

Arlene, thank you for your review. The Heartland has neither been sold nor changed hands. Our founding partner is still with us, and our managing partner joined 4 years ago. I have been with the Heartland since 2004. I'm not sure when you first stayed, but our prices have not gone up $200 a night. In fact, other than minor... More

Lansing, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place has a lot to be desired! Accomodations are very lack luster, food was nothing to rave about, spa was just average and the staff simply a disappointment. (a lot of new faces this time around) Decided to try Heartland for the second time and this trip just solidified why I will not be returning ever again! For the... More

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HomeToTheHeartland, Quality Assurance at The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, responded to this review

Katherine, thank you for your review. We recognize that the Heartland is not for everyone. We believe that if you utilize the services and amenities in our all inclusive packages that you will receive great value for money. Staff changes are a part of any business, and after 30 years a number of our long term staff have retired or... More

Peoria, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I chose this place to allow my wife and I to get away for a couple of days without me spending most of time determine where I am going to eat my next low sodium meal. I have to watch my sodium very closely. The chef used processed ingredients like canned tomatoes, frozen turkey burgers, etc and because HE did... More

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HomeToTheHeartland, Quality Assurance at The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about the concerns you had regarding our use of sodium. If we had been informed prior to your stay I'm sure we could have more readily accommodated you. Wherever possible we use fresh tomatoes, in fact, our kitchen garden will be providing those and much more in just a few... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Accommodations here are very basic, very much like a dormitory. Beds are cozy and comfortable. Meals fully prepared and served by staff, dietary preferences honored for each guest. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, led by energetic and knowledgeable staff. Spa services here are performed by friendly staff in clean and quiet setting. I had a very enjoyable stay. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fall is such a beautiful time of year to take a road trip to Gilman. We start our trip by packing light for Heartland Spa supplies you with mostly everything you will need. Our first stop is at, The Gathering to do some shopping and to grab some fudge. Next, we stop at, Inside Out to do even more shopping... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love this place. Been there three times now and always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The fitness classes and instructors are great and have a ton of energy and make the classes appropriate for your fitness level. The spa services are amazing. The food has been great every time although you get what you get without any choice. The rooms... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was just there with my teen daughter for 5 nights March 30- April 4 and had an amazing time, we laughed so hard my side was hurting, fabulous! If you like simple, unpretentious and peaceful, this is the place for you. We couldn't get over how quiet it is there at night and even during the day with everyone... More

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Address: 1237 E. 1600 North Road, Gilman, IL 60938
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Location: United States > Illinois > Gilman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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The Heartland Spa, with its 32 acres of rolling pastures, woods, and spring-fed lake offers the tranquility of Midwest farm country. This destination spa with 29 years of experience in the wellness industry, is 90 miles south of Chicago. The Heartland Spa’s approach provides an unpretentious and nurturing environment and proudly accepts only 41 guests at one time. A two, three or five night package at The Heartland Spa offers Guests the opportunity to learn, experience, and utilize the most current information available regarding fitness, nutrition, and stress management. Our superb pampering treatments, tasty and nutritious menu complete the Spa’s program to make it the perfect vacation. ... more   less 
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