Heartland Spa

Onarga

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In a Nutshell

  • Farm-country retreat 90 miles from Chicago
  • Includes meals, massage
  • Full range of fitness activities

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Cancellation policy applies. Must be 18 or older. Heartland policies apply. Valid as credit toward upgrade. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Gratuity not incl'd Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Heartland Spa - Onarga: $199 for a 24-Hour Stress-Buster Retreat at Heartland Spa in Gilman

Harried city dwellers have long fled to the countryside to seek solace, fresh-killed meat, and homespun rust-proofing advice. Take a rural respite with today's Groupon: $199 for a 24-hour stress-buster retreat at Heartland Spa (a $434 value), a health-and-fitness sanctuary in Illinois farm country, 90 miles south of Chicago. This package is available on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays only.

Leave the hectic city behind with this special Heartland escape package. The peaceful feelings will begin as you pull into the spa, located on a former dairy farm in Gilman, a town so small it can be kept dry during thunderstorms by a plastic grocery bag. Once at the spa, you'll be treated to a 40-minute 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 swimming. Or just take a quiet walk around the 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 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 sustainable, practical, and delicious dining.

Check-in starts at 2 p.m. the first day (no later than 4 p.m.), and guests must check out by 5 p.m. the second day. May only check in on Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. May not combine Groupons to add additional nights, with an exception for customers who wish to combine Groupon price with existing 2-,3-, or 5-night specials.

Reviews

Heartland Spa has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times and ranked by Gayot as one of the Top 10 Destination Spas in the U.S. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes, and three Yelpers give five stars:

  • It's an ideal getaway for girlfriends wanting to get a jump start on plans to make healthy changes in their lives. – Terri Colby, Chicago Sun-Times
  • Many types of exercise classes to choose from - or not if you just want to relax. The massages and salon treatments were wonderful and relaxing. Great place to challenge yourself, relax, or just pamper yourself - or all three. – Fotonut, TripAdvisor

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

24 Ratings

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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    Onarga

    1237 E 1600 North Rd.

    Gilman, Illinois 60938

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