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Welcome to Heartland Country Resort, a luxury bed and breakfast with horseback riding in a serene, scenic country setting of rolling hills, pastures, fields, and woodlands, just an hour from Columbus, Ohio.
Lodging at Heartland consists of three log home suites located on a wooded hillside at the north edge of the 70+ acres of the resort.
All accommodations include private bathrooms, bathrobes, televisions, VCR's, tape and CD players, air conditioning, scenic views on two or three sides, and a great country breakfast. All guests are welcome to use the large recreation room, pool table, volleyball, and horseshoes. Relax by the bonfire, pet the animals, and participate in other various activities on 70+ acres.
Relaxation at Heartland can include curling up with a good book in a cozy chair in front of a warm fire, having a relaxing massage, listening to soothing music, enjoying a Jacuzzi bath, sitting on the porch listening to the birds sing, or lounging on the private porch.
Heartland Country Resort welcomes both children and pets, although some restrictions apply. We provide stalls for those who would like to bring their own horses, and we offer a Horse Lovers Camp for youth at certain times in the summer. We customize experiences for large and small groups.
Heartland is in a farm setting on a quiet country road. The resort is located about an hour northeast of Columbus, only a few miles from I-71. Although the address is Fredericktown, the closest town is Chesterville.
Dorene Henschen, owner of Heartland Country Resort, loves the country and values her childhood on the family farm, where she gained a great appreciation for animals and the land. She enjoys sharing the country with other people and hopes Heartland brings to each guest, some peace and joy. She is also a teacher in Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus. She enjoys teaching and working with young people. Her hobbies and interests vary from landscaping, designing, decorating, and reading, to traveling, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, films, food, and socializing. She looks forward to your visit!
Weddings & Special Events
A special day commands a special place, and The Heartland Country Resort is just that. Whether you are planning an intimate affair for 25 or a lavish outdoor wedding for 200, our experienced staff will help you plan a wedding to remember. The Heartland Country Resort can create the ultimate romantic experience for you, while creating unforgettable memories for your guests that will last a lifetime. The Heartland Country Resort offers a unique setting, blending nature's beauty with spectacular food and unparalleled service.
The Heartland Country Resort can host any party or special event, and can be catered. Such as, but not limited to:
- Family Gatherings
The Lodge Meeting Room
The Lodge Meeting space is an ideal space for your next wedding, party, corporate meeting, or family gathering. The large open floor plan allows for six tables, presentation space, and a cozy sitting area when your guests need to step away for a moment. To plan your next event at The Heartland Country Resort, please call our Reservations Agent at 1-800-230-7030.
The Heartland Country Resort hosts Horse Camps for kids of varying ages and riding abilities. Horse Camp length ranges from one-day camps to 4-day overnight camps.
Overnight campers stay in the Lodge Suite and can participate in many activities when not participating in horsemanship. 4-day campers can participate in the local Horse Show.
- daily riding lessons
- wooded trail rides
- learning to care for horses
Space is limited.
Click on the following link for more information about our Horse Camp.
Things To Do
Heartland Country Resort is an upscale dude ranch. Recreational activities include:
- Horseback riding on the wooded trails year round
- Taking an English or western lesson
- Riding a horse in one of the arenas
- Relaxing in an jacquizz
- Playing horsehouse or croquet
- Shooting billiards on the pool table in the large recreation room
- Playing volleyball or sitting around by bonfire
- Helping with feeding or grooming of the horses & other animals
- Playing lawn games, board games, or card games
- For those who want adventure, we trailer our horses to Mohican State Forest or Malabar Farm a day of riding
- Amish country
- Malabar Farm
- Mohican State Park
- Mt. Gilead State Park
- Knox Lake
- Clear Fork Ski Resort
- Pebble Creek Golf Course
- Pine Lakes Golf Course
- Mid-Ohio Raceway
- Snow Trails Ski Resort
- Kingwood Garden Center
- Quaint little towns like Mt. Vernon and Sunbury
- Antique shops
- Canoe liveries
Heartland Country Resort offers luxury accommodations and is proud of its three diamond rating from AAA and its A+ rating from the American Bed and Breakfast Association.
Heartland Country Resort has been voted one of the Top 15 B&B's in the caterories of "Best Horse Lovers Inn" and "Best Inn Where Kids are Welcome" by inngoers in Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal! Recreation, relaxation, and romance abound at the Heartland!
Heartland Country Resort has received many accolades and has had many articles written about it in publications such as the Columbus Dispatch, AAA's Home and Away, Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Getaways Magazine, and Horse and Rider Magazine.
Heartland Country Resort has been voted one of the Top 15 B&B's with "Best Where Kids are Welcome" by inngoers in Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal's 2003 Book of Lists!