Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort - Onarga

One-Night Stay for One or Two with Meals, Fitness Classes, and Spa Credit at Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort in Illinois

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Health-and-Wellness Retreat in Lakeside Setting

A former dairy farm may seem like an unusual choice to open a health-and-wellness retreat. Yet in 1983, Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort transformed one into a holistic spa center and garnered national attention—perhaps due in part to one famous guest, Oprah Winfrey. Surrounded by 32 acres of woodlands on a 3-acre lake, the spa has been praised as "uniquely Midwestern and unpretentious" by the Chicago Sun-Times. The red barn and surrounding grounds now house workout facilities and a spa, replete with an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna.

A low-fat, low-sodium, house-made meal courtesy of Heartland's chef greets arriving guests, kick-starting 24 hours of healthy eating. Afterward, settle into the five-bedroom, two-bathroom Coach House for a good night's sleep. The next day’s breakfast starts the day with nutritious vegetarian dishes, including egg-white frittatas, oatmeal, and 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. An underground tunnel connects the manor to the spa barn and shields out the cold. 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. Other spa services await, including an aromatherapy manicure ($40) or a Brazilian bikini wax ($50). Before departing, guests enjoy a peaceful lunch in one of Heartland’s common areas, which are technology-free to avoid interruptions from cell phones and tractor beams.

Gilman, Illinois: Close-Knit Community South of Chicago

About 90 miles south of Chicago, the small town of Gilman evokes a bygone era. The pedestrian-friendly downtown brims with restaurants, antique stores, and a gentleman stationed at every corner to tip his hat. The Gilman Historical Society chronicles the farming town’s history, with one exhibit showcasing U.S. veteran memorabilia and uniforms dating back to World War I.

What You Get

One-night stay in a standard room at the Coach House

  • $199 for one person
  • $350 for two people

Included in all options:

  • Dinner, breakfast, and lunch
  • Exercise classes
  • $60 spa credit per person


  • Onsite meals
  • Fitness classes
  • Whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and men's and women's locker rooms
  • Swimming pool

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 2/20/13
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • $50 fee per person applies to all cancellations
  • $30 fee per person applies for rescheduling
  • If less than 14-day notice is given, fee up to Groupon price apples to cancellations, and fee up to 1/2 of Groupon price apples for rescheduling
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Packages are non-transferable
  • 5.75% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort.
  3. Choose a valid date prior to 2/5/13.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • Two twin-size beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed
  • Private bath and shower

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 1:30 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a stay in a Main House room with private bathroom for $25 per person per night

What It's Worth

One-night stay in a standard room at the Coach House

  • $199 for one person (a $376 total package value)
  • $350 for two people (a $660 total package value)

Included in all options:

  • Dinner, breakfast, and lunch
  • Exercise classes
  • $60 spa credit

Getting There

  • By plane: about 81 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW); about 105 miles from Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • By car: about 88 miles south of Chicago

Traveler's Tips

  • Check in starts at 2 p.m. on Fridays, Sundays, and Wednesdays, and checkout ends at 4 p.m. the next day.
  • Customers may also apply the value of this Groupon toward existing two-, three-, or five-night specials.

Customer Reviews

24 Ratings

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Rebecca S. · 18 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 10, 2012
The food was very good, not a very fancy place- so I loved it!


Petra S. ·
Reviewed June 3, 2012
Great staff, great food. Skip the work out clothes. Maybe keep them as an offer for longer term stay guests. They date the facilty more than anything.


Roz R. · 4 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed May 24, 2014
Atypical spa...very laid back. Wonderful experience...will definitely return.
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