The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort


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In a Nutshell

  • Farm-country retreat about 90 miles from Chicago
  • Includes meals & massage
  • Full range of fitness activities
  • Cozy B&B coach house

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. By appointment only. 14 day cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 18 or older. Extra fee for upgrades. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Harried city dwellers have long fled to the countryside to seek solace, freshly killed meat, and homespun rust-proofing advice. Take a rural respite with today's Groupon to The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, a health-and-fitness sanctuary in Gilman, about 90 miles south of Chicago. Choose between the following options:

  • For $199, you get the 24-hour stress-buster retreat (a $399 value).
  • For $350, you get the 24-hour stress-buster retreat for two people and a double-occupancy room (a $700 value).

The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort lets uptight urbanites leave the hectic city behind with elegant and epicurean escape packages. Peaceful feelings will begin as you pull into the spa, located on a former dairy farm in Gilman. Once at the spa, you'll be treated to a 40-minute full-body massage and a healthy, home-cooked dinner, followed by a restful night in a rustic room where the lack of phones, TVs, Internet connections, and marching bands virtually guarantees a good night's slumber.

The next day starts with breakfast, followed by your choice of activities, from yoga and dance classes to tai chi and aquatic aerobics. Or just take a quiet walk around the man-made lake, taking care not to disrupt local truants fishing with cane poles baited with old iPods. Heartland's two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio virtually assures adequate pampering and ample assistance in meeting your trip goals, freeing you to explore the afternoon. When lunch saunters toward your mouth, it will be dressed in low-calorie, heart-friendly cuisine that befits Heartland's commitment to nutritious, practical, and delicious dining. The value of this deal can be applied toward upgraded stay in the Manor House.

The 24-hour stress-buster retreat check-in starts after 2 p.m., and guests must check out by 5 p.m. the second day. Guests can only check in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, and cannot combine Groupons to add additional nights, with an exception for customers who wish to combine the Groupon price with existing two-, three-, or five-night specials.

Although The The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon offers the best deal available.

Heartland Spa

A former dairy farm may seem like an unusual place to open a health-and-wellness retreat. Yet in 1983, Heartland Spa transformed one into a holistic spa resort and garnered national attention, due in part to one famous guest: Oprah Winfrey. Surrounded by 32 acres of woodland on a 3-acre lake, the spa has been praised for its "uniquely Midwestern, unpretentious environment" by the Chicago Sun-Times. Its five-bedroom, two-bathroom Carriage House offers a peaceful retreat each evening. And to promote healthy eating, the resident chef creates nutritious meals, such as breakfasts that may include egg-white frittatas, oatmeal, or peanut-butter-and-banana muffins.

Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort’s two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio ensures all guests are supported and pampered as they unwind during their stay. The red barn and surrounding grounds house workout facilities and a spa and salon, replete with an indoor pool. An underground tunnel even connects the manor to the spa barn. Yoga, Pilates, tai chi, cardio kickboxing, and other fitness classes take place throughout the day, and a locker room fully equipped with a sauna and hot tub makes for a relaxing reprieve. Spa services also await, including an aromatherapy manicure or a Swedish massage.

Customer Reviews

Atypical spa...very laid back. Wonderful experience...will definitely return.
Roz R. · May 24, 2014
It's a great place to kick start a healthy routine.
Renee F. · October 25, 2012
The food was very good, not a very fancy place- so I loved it!
Rebecca S. · October 10, 2012
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    1237 E 1600 North Rd.

    Gilman, Illinois 60938

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